Denise Araouzou
Director & Curator

Denise Araouzou (b. 1992, Vienna) is an independent curator and writer. She is the grandaughter of Veronika Gyòcsi Stenzel and due to her invested lifelong interest in the collection she has assumed the role of caring for the collection as the artistic director. 

Denise received her MA in History of Art from the University of Glasgow in 2015. She is a junior curator of Mediterranea 19: School of Waters – Biennale of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM), San Marino (October 2020). Previously she managed The Island Club (Limassol, Cyprus), a non-profit exhibition space founded and directed by artist Christodoulos Panayiotou where exhibited artists include: Eric Baudelaire, Haris Epaminonda, Apostolos Georgiou, Johan Grimonprez, Joana Hadjithoma & Khalil Joreige, Wojciech Kosma, Pierre Leguillon, Pilvi Takala, Oraib Toukan and Kara Walker. She is the founder of open form, an open studio and conversation platform established in Athens (2017). Recent curatorial residencies include: A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Program BJCEM (2018 - 2020, UK, Italy, San Marino), BAR project (2019, Barcelona) and Future Climates, School of Redistribution (State of Concept, Athens). Together with Fundación Cerezales Antonino y Cinia she co-curated the exhibition Adrian Melis: Absolute Silence Does Not Exist (León, 2017).
Cory John Scozzari

Cory John Scozzari (b. 1988, Florida) is a curator, artist and writer who collaborated on the creation of the Collection’s new directions.  

Cory John received his MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths in 2015, and BFA in Photography and Art History from SCAD in 2010. He is the founding director of Cordova, a curatorial project initiated in 2016 in Vienna, currently located in Barcelona and in residence at Fundació Antoni Tàpies. He worked as curator at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Vienna and Madrid from 2015–2019. He was a founding member and co-director of Jupiter Woods, London/Vienna from 2014–16. He has edited/co-edited three publications: Tyler Coburn: Richard Roe, Allan Sekula: OKEANOS and Mario García Torres: An Arrival Tale, all published by TBA21 and Sternberg Press. Recent curatorial residencies include HIAP in Helsinki in 2018 and SOMA in Mexico City in 2019. His writing and criticism has appeared in online and print publications such as Rhizome, Mousse, Spike and Texte Zur Kunst. Some recent curatorial projects include Crater a two person exhibition by Miguel Fernández de Castro and Lydia Ourahmane at Veda in Florence and I heard a heartbeat down in the black hole, a two person exhibition by Tau Lewis and Patty Kelly, and Tiny Furniture, a solo exhibition by Jaakko Pallasvuo, both at Cordova in Barcelona.