Chiara Giovando is a Los Angeles-based artist and curator, who currently serves as director and curator of PANEL L.A., an artist residency program focused on newly commissioned works. Previously, Giovando was curator in residence at Disjecta Contemporary Art Center in Portland, where she led Sound is Matter, a year-long series of exhibitions and programs. Recent projects include curating the 2015 exhibitions In Search of an Author at the Unge Kunstneres Samfund in Oslo, Norway and THE OUTSIDE MUSEUM, a temporary museum in the Mojave Desert, in collaboration with Portland Museum of Modern Art. Giovando holds an MFA from California Institute of the Arts. In 2017, she served as a panelist in Performance.