Viviana Checchia is a curator, critic, and lecturer active internationally. She is currently Residency Curator at Delfina Foundation, London. Previous positions include Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at HDK-Valand, Gothenburg, and Public Engagement Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow (CCA). Checchia has also produced and contributed to a range of international projects including the Young Artist of the Year Award 2014 in Ramallah and the 4th Athens Biennale. For the past eleven years, Checchia has co-directed Vessel, a platform for critical discussion surrounding the cultural, social, economic, and political change created through community-based work, based in Puglia, Italy. She holds a PhD from Loughborough University School of the Arts (UK).
Vessel is a nomadic curatorial organization and agency invested in supporting artistic and curatorial practices that are situated, responsive, and research-led.