Giovanni Carmine is since 2007 director of the Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen (www.k9000.ch), where he curated, among others, exhibitions by David Lamelas, Ryan Gander, Mariana Castillo Deball, Hassan Khan, Petrit Halilaj, Sylvia Sleigh, Dani Gal, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Jill Magid, Andrea Büttner, Eric Baudelaire or the group exhibition The Darknet. In 2011 he was artistic coordinator of ILLUMInations, the 54th edition of the Venice Biennale and co-editor of the catalogue and in 2013 he curated the Swiss Pavilion at the same biennale with Valentin Carron. He contributed to various magazines (Kunst-Bulletin, Frieze, Art-Review, Parkett), published catalogues and edited several publications like PSYOP Post 9/11 Leaflets and CEAU (both with Christoph Büchel). He was President of the Swiss Federal Art Commission (2017—2019) and is member of the board of the Istituto Svizzero in Rome. He is curator of Art Basel Unlimited and currently lives and works between Zurich and St. Gallen.