He graduated in Letters (with a focus on Italian Literature) and has directed several art documentaries for the Italian State broadcaster RAI, including: “Mendini: il Teatro degli Oggetti” (winner of the Best Film On Art Award at the Iffest Document.Art.XXI in Bucharest), “Suite per Palma”, “Nunzio, senza titolo”, “Gilberto Zorio, il viaggio di una canoa”, “Ettore Spalletti: lo spazio che accoglie lo sguardo”, “Le città invisibili di Grazia Toderi”, all of which were written with the art critic Raffaele Simongini. He has also directed documentaries on social issues aired by Rai Tre channel: “Diritto ai diritti” (Spotlight Gold Award), “Lavoratori in corso”, “Ragazzi in gamba” (Special Jury Award at the Libero Bizzarri Documentary Film Festival), “Donne al centro di una periferia”, the latter in collaboration with Stefano Mignucci. He has made over seventy episodes of “Prima della Prima”, a programme on opera that aired first on Rai Tre and then Rai 5. For the theatre he has directed “Il Gioco” by Franca De Angelis, “Doppelganger. Chi cammina al tuo fianco”, a tribute to American noir films, “Gli amici degli amici” by Franca De Angelis, based on the short story by Henry James “The Friends of the Friends”, “Millennium Bug” by Sergio Gallozzi on the political battle by Luca Coscioni, “Il sole di chi è?”, a musical by Silvia Colasanti, “Il club delle piccole morti”, co-directed with Tommaso Capolicchio, who is also the author of the piece. For the cinema he has directed the feature film “In Carne e Ossa” (Award for Best Actress to Alba Rohrwacher at the Lecce European Film Festival) and the short “Fare bene Mikles” (winner of the Italian Golden Globe Award by the Italian Foreign Press Association).
Agnese Angelini is a Brand Designer, creative consultant and eclectic designer.
She strives to provide conceptually distinct experiences to those seeking powerful branding, and is always in search of new challenges in her professional life. She began her career as a graphic designer in 1993 and has over two decades of experience in the creation of graphic identities.
She has been involved in numerous high profile projects and, following her extensive experience in the sector, is today specialized in building brand personality and brand repositioning projects. Agnese worked as a creative director with creative teams for some of the world’s leading brands, for which she was responsible for both the creative aspects as well as the brand strategy.
Her professional experience as a Brand Designer has included collaborations with some of Europe’s leading Brand Agencies, such as FutureBrand The Creative brand Agency of Paris and Milan, CB’a Branding Design of Paris, Landor Associates Brand consulting and Design of Paris and Milan, Saatchi & Saatchi Agency of Rome, Carrè Noir Brand strategic Design of Rome and Paris, J Walter Thompson Agency of Rome.
Agnese has designed identities and design system for many Brand Agencies
a wide range of clients including: Original Marines – Fashion Brand, Yas Island at Abu Dhabi, Juventus Team, Artesia – French railways, Angelini Pharmaceutical, Zucchi Bassetti Brand, Coop Supermarché, ABI – Italian Banking Association, Inda Brand, Palatium Brand, Laura Tonatto Parfum, Mazda, Toyota, Agrifood of Verona, The first edition of the Rome Film Festival, Poste italiane, Enav – National Flight Assistance Agency, IP – Gruppo Api, Ansaldo – Finmeccanica Group.
Since 2005 she has lived and worked between Paris and Rome.
Today she works as a freelance and collaborates with important Brand Agencies in Paris, Hamburg, Brussels and Geneva…
Agnese made a lecture at Master Course at Rufa (Rome University Fine Art) in Rome and made workshops on Branding & Identity Design in International school of Florence and Rome.
Since 2012, she teaches at the Rufa, the Visual and Innovation Design course and also at Graphic Design Course for Bachelor Art.
Gianluca Arcopinto was born in Rome on 25 September 1959. He graduated in Italian Literature and Production Organization at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome. He has taught film and literature in various organizations and universities. He was tutor of the production students of the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in 1991. He coordinated and directed the “Production Organization” course of the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in 1992-1994. He taught Organisation and Production at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography from 2000 to 2018 and at the Volonté School from 2014 to 2019. Since 2019 he has been director of the Production course at the Experimental Film Centre. From 1985 to 1988 he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Experimental Centre of Cinematography. In 1993 and 1994 he was a member of the Educational and Cultural Commission of the Experimental Centre of Cinematography.
The films produced by Arcopinto have won 12 DAVID DI DONATELLO, obtaining 28 nominations; 7 NASTRI D’ARGENTO, getting 34 nominations and 5 special mentions; 1 nomination for the GOYA; 2 MIGLIOR FILMS at the CRITICAL WEEK of the Venice Film Festival; 1 mention at the PREMIO DE LAURENTIIS of the Venice Film Festival; 1 Tiger Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival; 1 mention at the INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF THE NEW CINEMA in Pesaro.
Livia Barbieri was born in Rome, in 1983, and graduated in Economics from La Sapienza University, Rome (2006), going on to gain a diploma from the Experimental Centre of Cinematography (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) in Rome, after attending the Film Production course (2006-2008).
Her first job as organiser, in 2009, was in “Brothers of Italy”, a documentary directed by Claudio Giovannesi, with whom she has since worked in other projects, “Ali Blue Eyes” (2012) and “Flower” (2016) (as production supervisor and production coordinator, respectively).
Throughout 2010 and part of 2011 she worked at a number of different low-budget projects: fashion commercials (“She wolf” and “Passe-partout” by Debora Vrizzi), shorts (“Al servizio del cliente” by Beppe Tufarulo and “Sottocasa” by Alessio Lauria, both of which won the respective editions of the best shorts section of the Solinas Award, “Cargo” by Carlo Sironi, screened in competition at the ’69th Venice Film Festival), music videos (“Under the sun” by Lorenzo Vignolo).
In 2012, she went back to making documentaries with “La Carrera” by Francesco Costabile and Assunta Nugnes, and with “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” by Davide Minnella, winner at the 2014 RIFF. That same year she collaborated in the preparation, shooting and post-production with Jean Denis Le Dinahet, the producer of the debut film by Fabio Mollo “South is Nothing”, which won the Taodue Golden Camera Award for Best First and Second Film, which recognises the best emerging director and producer, at the 8th edition of the Rome Film Festival.
In 2013 and 2014, she participated in various films as supervisor or coordinator, including the debut film by Claudio Amendola “The Move of the Penguin” and “Me, Myself and Her” by Maria Sole Tognazzi. As organiser, the documentary by Lorenzo D’amico de Carvalho “Terra de Fraternidade” and Gianclaudio Cappai’s debut film “Leaving No Trace”.
In 2015 and 2016, as organiser: the 5-part web series “AUS – Adopt a Student” by Antonio Marzotto, winner of the Solinas Award in the Bottega del Web contest, screened on the Rai website; the short “Le futur” by J.P.Baumerder, featuring Jacques Perrin; the feature film “L’indomptee” by Caroline Deruas, in competition in the Filmmakers of the Present section at the 2016 Locarno Film Festival. Meanwhile, she continued to work in the coordination of the film “Banat” by Adriano Valerio, Claudio Amendola’s second film “Il permesso”, and “Looking for Oum Kulthum” by Shirin Neshat (previously winner of the Silver Lion at the 66th Venice International Film Festival for “Women Without Men”).
At present she is working with Giovanni Pompili of Kino Productions on two projects for documentaries (co-productions with Switzerland, namely “Devil’s Gold”, directed by Michele Pennetta, and France “Women Photographie” directed by Esther Sparatore) and a feature film (a Belgian co-production “Coureur”, directed by Kenneth Mercken).
TV author and script-writer specialising in children’s programmes and cartoons (Albero Azzurro, Spike Team, Selfie Show), he has also served as advisor for the major Italian animation film festivals, such as Cartoons on the bay. He teaches script-writing for animation films at Bottega Finzioni and has a longstanding collaboration with the IED in Rome. He has published humour and children’s books and studies on cinema and animation.
He begins the career of screenwriter in the field of comics with Topolino, he then goes on to write for the movie industry with the director Neri Parenti alongside Domenico Saverni (with which he establishes a long professional association) and the couple Benvenuti-De Bernardi: group with which he creates various pictures starring Paolo Villaggio. In 1991 he contributes to Lina Wertmuller’s Io speriamo che me la cavo. With Saverni and Oldoini he conceives the successfull TV series Don Matteo. Since 2006 he dedicates himself to the so called saga of cinepanettoni and participates to Mario Monicelli’s Le rose del deserto, nominated for best screenplay at the Nastri D’Argento. Since 2000 he also began to teach as a professor at Accedemia dell’Aquila, Università di Terni-Perugia, LUISS’s Writing School and Scuola Volontè. He is author of several monographies on Luchino Visconti, Peter Greenaway and Hayao Miyazaki and the book Ricordare, sognare, sceneggiare. He won for ten times the Chiavi d’Oro: prize awarded to the best successes of the year. He has also published the story in rhymes L’amore non è incluso.
She moved to Rome in 1991 , graduated from the Fine Arts Academy of Rome in 1995 when she also started researching engraving techniques and participating in several important exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 2000 she started teaching Special Graphic Techniques and Print Making at R.U.F.A. (Rome University of Fine Arts), in the Engraving Laboratory. In 2002, she received an honourable mention at the 7th International Engraving Biennial of Ourense, Spain. In 2003, she joined the Association of Veneto Engravers. In 2008, she edited Cammini Inquieti, with a text by Rainer Maria Rilke, for the Trieste publisher Trart Edizioni. In 2008, she edited Specchi, with a poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, for the publisher Pulcinoelefante based in Osnago.
Since 2010 she teaches Engraving Techniques at the S. Giacomo School of Ornamental Arts (Scuola d’Arti Ornamentali) operated by the local authority of Rome. In 2011, she was awarded the Graphic Designers Prize at the 15th Massenzio Arte Awards in Rome; she worked on Sovenir, an artists’ book with a text by Fabrizio Napoli, for the Rome publisher InSigna. In 2012, she held a workshop for engraving and book arts at the EASD in Zamora (Spain); that same year she developed a project as a resident artist in Romagna, at Montefiore Conca (Rimini) – Un Castello per le Arti (A Castle for the Arts). In 2013, she joined the Association of Contemporary Engravers, sitting on the board, and is a founding member of Associazione InSigna of Rome, an organisation engaged in the creation and dissemination of Artists’ Books and Print Making; she participated in the Divertissement project/residence, organised by Maison 22 of Bologna, in collaboration with Opificio della Rosa and Atelier della Luna at Montefiore Conca (Rimini); she made the artists’ book Fragili Orizzonti (Fragile Horizons), published by InSigna – Rome. In 2014, she held numerous workshops on letterpress and artists’ books, in collaboration with other artists and illustrators, edited the artists’ book Buchi, with a text by Fabio Palombo, published by InSigna – Rome.
In 2014, the Albertina in Vienna purchased her graphic work Deux, while the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica of Rome purchased 7 prints, 4 drawings and an artists’ book. Click here and go to sexe-libre.org with tonns of amateur porn video
Her works can be found in numerous public collections in Italy and abroad: the Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica of Rome; the Collections of the Albertina Gallery in Vienna; the Cabinet of Ancient and Modern Prints of the Commune of Bagnacavallo (Ravenna); the Alberto Sartori Print Collection – Mantova; the Contemporary Art Museum of Villa Croce – Genoa; the Museum of the Pellicano Trasanni CXultural Foundation – Urbino; the Bertarelli Civic Collection of Milan; the Municipal Collection of Modern Prints of the Commune of Cavaion Veronese; the Caixanova Collection of Prints in Ourense – Spain; the Collection of Prints of Acqui Terme (AL).
In 1995 she moved to Rome and enrolled in the Fine Arts Academy there, graduating in Painting in 1999. In the 1998/99 academic year she won an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten of Antwerp, in Belgium, where she had the opportunity to further her studies in engraving techniques. In the same period, she was admitted as a guest student at the Frans Masereel Centrum for the graphic arts in Kasterlee (Belgium). In 2006, she won a residency at the Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin.
Since 2000, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 2000, she won second prize and, in 2004, an honourable mention at the 6th International Engraving Biennial of Ourense, Spain. In 2007, she published an engraving in the Icons folder of the series “AMICI”, as a tribute to Alexsander Solzhenitsyn, which was later purchased by the Albertina in Vienna; in 2013, she received the Alvaro Becattini Award at the 18th edition of the “VACA libri mai mai visti” competition in Ravenna.
Since 2012, she has has regularly carried out projects as artist-in-residence: 2012, Un Castello per le Arti, Montefiore Conca (Rimini); 2013, Divertissement, Montefiore Conca (Rimini); 2015, Atelier Empriente, Luxembourg; 2016, Zagorie ob Savi, Slovenia.
Since 2013, she is a founding member and President of Associazione InSigna of Rome, an organisation engaged in the creation and dissemination of Artists’ Books and Print Making. Since 2016, she coordinates international projects for the Renate Herold Czaschka Foundation.
Her works can be found in numerous public collections in Italy and abroad.
Lorenzo Bolzoni (1981) graduated in Industrial Design from the Milan Polytechnic, in 2003, after which he attended a 3-year programme at the Comics School (Scuola del Fumetto) in Milan, specialising in Realistic Comics. In 2006, he started working in a graphic design studio in his home city, Piacenza, where he learnt the fundamental skills of the graphic design profession. Between 2007 and 2009, he collaborated with the Milan-based comics publisher ReNoir, and, since 2009, is senior designer at BAO Publishing, where he still works today. In 2014, he attended a six-month course in printing at CFP Bauer graphic design school in Milan, followed, in 2018, by a 3-month course in Type Design. He has collaborated, as teacher, with the Treviso Comic Book Festival, Mimaster Illustrazione in Milano and The Sign Comics & Arts Academy in Florence. In 2016, he served on the jury of the Annual held by the Associazione Autori di Immagini of Milano, for which, in 2018, he designed and conducted a workshop dedicated entirely to lettering in comics.
An author of humorous stories, cartoons, strips, short stories and graphic novels. He works at SkeletonMonster and is one of the five creators of ARF! a Comics Festival in Rome . To date, he has published the following books: Tutti possono fare fumetti, La notte dei giocattoli (based on texts by Dacia Maraini) and the children’s comic series Timothy Top, all published by Tunué. Since 2001, he teaches comics design in schools.
Paolo Buonaiuto is an art director and visual designer.
He has authored projects for public institutions and corporations and won international calls for projects relating to the visual identity and signage of the Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic and Ethno-anthropological Heritage and for the Museum Pole of the City of Rome and its member museums: the Galleria Borghese, Palazzo Barberini, Palazzo Corsini, the National Museum of Palazzo Venezia, the National Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo, Galleria Spada, the Museum of Musical Instruments. He has curated the visual identity of the International Graphic Design Week – Design For Rome, in 2018, and of the Italian Pavillion at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice, the visual identity and infographics for the FederLegno Arredi stand at the 2016 Rimini Meeting, exhibition set-ups at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni of Rome, for Poltrona Frau in Miami, in the Palazzo Incontro of Rome, along with other projects for the Province of Rome, Civita Servizi, Gebart Gestione Servizi Beni Culturali, Nokia, Coca Cola, Prestitalia, Birra Peroni, Ica Food, the Italian Navy Command, Progedil 90, Budweiser Beer, Tecnocasa, Telemaco. He specialises in events and art catalogues, including Artrooms – London’s largest free art fair for independent artists, and the exhibition on Contemporary Italian Social and Cultural Communication Design at the Macro Museum of Rome.
Several of his projects are featured in design books: Web Design in Italy-0.1 (Happy Books 2004), Logomania: Italian Signs (RED Publishing 2006), Brochure Parade (Happy Books 2008), Creatives are Bad (2008-2009-2010).
He writes articles for specialist blogs and magazines (Progetto grafico, Aiapzine).
In 2016, he was shortlisted as a “creative” by the Region of Lazio and included in the book featuring 100 stories of creativeness, in the Architecture & Design section, as a member of the NoolLab collective.
He teaches Graphic Design and Colour in the Graphic Design II course at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts.
He also teaches Design & Tourism at Roma 3 University, in the Master of Arts course programme in Tourism Languages and Intercultural Communication.
He has taught courses in Perception, Light and Matter and in Colour Design at Cosmob S.p.a. in Pesaro.
He has also taught Visual Communication for Companies at the Istituto Romano per la Formazione Imprenditoriale (Institute for Entrepreneurial Training, a special branch of the Chamber of Commerce of Rome), in collaboration with the CNA di Rome.
He is a senior professional member of AIAP (Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva – Italian Association of Visual Communication Design) since 2007.
Since 2016 he is the representative for Lazio of AIAP and has also served for two terms as member of the Regional AIAP Delegation of Lazio, in 2010-2013 and 2013-2016, as Secretary.
The name with which he signs his projects is art-bit.net, the visual design and communication firm that covers all areas of visual communication, from branding concept to coordinated image and promoting identity values throughout the entire institutional, museum, cultural and product communication process.
Emanuela Camacci was born in Rome, she graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Once graduated she follows a specialization in mosaic art at the studio of Costantino Buccolieri, for three years. She has participated in numerous temporary exhibitions and land art interventions in Italy and around the world, including GNAP Italy – Global Nomedic Art Project, 2019. Many international residencies, such as the Sculpture Symposium in Santiago de Chile in 2017 and the Yatoo International Artist in Residence in South Korea in 2018. In Italy he has won several awards and competitions for works of art in public spaces, such as the Montesacro East Fire Station in Rome. A determining factor in his research path has been the collaboration with artists and professionals from various backgrounds, including the master sculptor Yoshimi Hashimoto. Experiences that offered her the opportunity to live life with a different perspective from an artistic-intellectual and human point of view.
Sculpting and installations are a key part of his poetics, alongside other media, such as photography, audio and video art. Simone Cametti begins by observing materials and their physical characteristics: marble, iron, organic elements. He investigates their colour, mechanical properties, brightness, form, with the precise will to disguise the original material and change it completely. A subtle game used by the artist to silently, and almost invisibly, tell hitherto unheard of stories, little fragments of daily life preserving the memory of the functional past of the objects they once were.
Recently, he has turned his interest to the study of landscapes and performance, keeping the material transformation of space at the core of his investigation. Literally shifting the focus on the change in perception resulting from the physical transformation of the context by the artist himself.
She graduated in Architecture from Sapienza University, Rome. After gaining a Master of Arts degree in Design and Management, and attending a specialisation course in Street Furnishing Design, from the Milan Polytechnic University and Sapienza University in Rome, respectively, she started focusing, in particular, on industrial design. She has also earned a research doctorate in “Industrial design, design, the arts and new technologies” from Sapienza University, Rome. She has collaborated with qualified professional firms in design, theatrical staging and museum set-up projects and participated in architecture and design exhibitions and competitions. Her work also covers refurbishment and lighting design projects.
Bruno Capezzuoli, professionally born as a digital designer. In his professional career has expanded the possibilities of video research finding new and innovative solutions for his customers. For this reason he worked as an interaction designer where video and graphics processing in real time go off the screen of the devices and enter the space occupied by the public creating an interaction with it. His inclination to widen the technical and communication possibilities leads him to a continuous updating: a research that starts from the technical/informatics solutions to the latest design trends. He also tends to take a top-down approach to design requests in the various areas of communication and advertising, not only focusing on technical aspects but also trying to see more and more possibilities for implementation. “I have more passions – which, in my opinion, are not so far from my job – for me, the most important are: contemporary art, good music and cooking”.
Emanuele Cappelli is the creative director and founder of Cappelli Identity Design. He has been teaching Visual Communication since 2004, at Sapienza University in Rome, and since 2011 at RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts. After graduating with honours in Industrial Design and serving as creative director in a number of companies, he founded Cappelli Identity Design, a design firm that provides branding and communication strategy services to important Italian and international companies. Acknowledged as one of the best pioneers of the concept of dynamic branding, his experimental approach has earned him 35 international publications and prestigious positions, such as artistic director of international cultural events.
She studied Communication Sciences in Bologna, journalism in Brussels and script-writing at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) in Rome (2001-2003).
She has written shorts with and for G. Michelotti, S. Nicchiarelli, F. Lagi (“Pastime”, shortlisted for the Short Film Competition – Corto Cortissimo – at the Venice International Film Festival in 2004. S. Accorsi (“I don’t Know You”, winner of the David di Donatello Award in 2014). In 2007, she directed and scripted the documentary “Tomaso Monicelli. Un intellettuale in Penombra”. She has worked as a script-writer for RAI and Mediaset broadcasters (“Il Commissario De Luca”, “Gente di Mare”, “Vivere”) and taught script-writing in Gorizia, Mantova, Bologna, Ramallah, Bellinzona, Pistoia. She has scripted the feature film “Elementary Loves” directed by Sergio Basso (CSC Production, Rai Cinema, Zori Film, 2014). For the theatre, she has adapted the Broadway musical “Priscilla – Queen of the desert” and “Clan des Divorcées” by Alil Vardal for the Italian stage. She also writes on cinema for the daily local newspaper Voce di Mantova, as well as the web portal MyMovies.it and the weekly Film TV.
Roman by birth and cosmopolitan by adoption, Aureliano Capri is a multidisciplinary designer and reality observer. Graduated in Systemic and Communication Design at ISIA Rome. he actively collaborates with Studio Azzurro to design interactive narrative multimedia environments and with Iperdesign to design and product digital systems. He carries out didactic activities at the ISIA in Rome, and educational and creative workshops for high school students in the PCTO of the MAXXI Museum. In his developing design philosophy, he queries the roles of design and communication as methods for promoting culture and participation. Constantly looking for the right tone of voice to spread content, his main inspiration comes from J.M. Basquiat’s “Boom For Real” to catch insights from reality and rub off on it with original syntheses and mixed languages.
After graduating from secondary school in Aeronautical Engineering, in 1983, he dedicated himself to photography and cinematography working as a cameraman for a small Rome-based agency. In 1989, he followed a course of advertising photography, but it was street photography that kept him away from the film studios. Between 1990 and 1999 he travelled in Europe and the United States, collaborating as a freelance photographer with important Italian daily newspapers (La Repubblica, L’Unità, Il Manifesto, Il Messaggero) and making several documentaries. In the same period, he worked as assistant photographer in 3 feature films and 2 RAI programmes by Silvano Agosti (“The Bullet Man” 1993, “The Second Shadow” 1998, “Pure Reason” 2000 – “Thirty Years of Forgetfulness” 1995, and “Nobel sarà lei” 1999 featuring Dario Fò). Since 1999, he has collaborated with several music magazines and publishers (Musica Jazz, The WIre, Rai Trade, Rudi Rec), which published his photographs. Since 2004, he teaches at RUFA in the academic courses of Photography, Digital Video and Video Editing and Cinematography. In 2009, he curated the photo-story in the book “Quelle voci dal vuoto “by Guido Tassinari, published by Iacobelli.
He has founded the photography group “Benaco12”
Costume and fashion designer, he now lives and works and in Rome. He has been cultivating his passion for costumes and fashion for twenty-five years. A pupil of the master Gaetano Castelli, he graduated in Set Design from the Fine Arts Academy in Rome, and in Fashion and Costume Design from the Koefia Academy of High Fashion and Costume Design in Rome.
He started learning the ropes in the world of entertainment aged sixteen, at the Biondo Repertory Theatre in Palermo. After this debut in the theatre, he moved on to the worlds of cinema and fashion, working in Italy and abroad, where he created set designs, costumes and garment and accessory collections. He also collaborated in the set designs and costumes for various theatrical productions, working with directors such as Maurizio Scaparro, Franco Zeffirelli, Ilaria Drago, Pino Ferrara, Roberto Gandini, Sharoo Kharadmand, and many more besides, moving from drama to opera, from ballet and dancing to the cinema. He has created fashion and accessory collections for his own line called Atelier Baalbek, but also collaborates with many fashion houses, such as Valentino, D&G, Christofer Chronis, etc.. He has also worked for companies, such as “Mazzini Eventi”, organising fashion shows for the designers Brioni, Corneliani, Furstenberg, Gai Mattiolo etc.. He has also been invited to sit on juries for fashion competitions in Italy and abroad. Today he works primarily in producing art creations and installations for costumes and high fashion garments.
He currently teaches “Costumes for Performing Arts” at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, at the Fine Arts Academy, where he has published a study on costumes for performing arts called “La Magia del Costume” (Magical Costumes). He organises art and cultural events on fashion and costumes, has held a number of meetings and conferences on costumes for performing arts, also working with Gabriella Pescucci, Lina Nerli Taviani, Giancarlo Nanni, Ilaria Drago etc.. He is an eclectic professional and artist who has always found himself at ease in the magical world of fashion and costumes.
Since 1997 Maria Chiara Castelli, graduated with honours in set design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, she began her career by passing a selection Rai for assistant set designers. After a series of collaborations with some set designers she joined the Castelli studio where she still works today. Since 2010, the transition from assistant to set designer, among customers: Rai uno, Mediaset, Sky, Tv2000, Arcobaleno tre, Stand by me. During her career as a set designer, she developed the didactic activity she had in the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome since 2000 and is still active today (first as a teacher of stage design, then as a teacher of TV set design); she collaborated with other institutes such as the Academy of Costume and Fashion and IL CSC (experimental centre of cinematography). In addition to the interest in TV scenography, there is always a strong relationship with painting and drawing, especially in the creation of her portraits. In recent years there have been collaborations in teams for the realization of projects both TV and private as the restyling of the restaurant “Il Lanificio”with the colleague Alessia Petrangeli. The team with which she collaborates is made up of set designers and designers, coordinator of the group: Manuel Bellucci.
Andrea Cavallari, a partner of Iperdesign since 2008, works in the fields of development, analysis and programming.
Over the years he has developed websites using WordPress CMS, for clients such as the Evangelical Lutheran Churc, Enel Rete Gas, LifeShield, and applications for iOS and Android smartphones, for clientssuch as DaleCarnegie, Hausmann&Co, Rezza Immobiliare, WWF, Abbott, Bracco, Cangene and PaesiOnLine.
His achievements include a workflow system for Johnson&Johnson, the development of a CRM for Sistemia, of a Project Management System, and a software for managing shares, bonds and securities for Cedacri, as well as a participation in the Pegasus Project (a software for managing auction, seizure, mortgage and certification services).
Trained at the Laboratory of Scenic Exercises in Rome directed by Gigi Proietti (academic year 1983/85) and under the direction of Proietti himself she made her debut in the theater with the show “Cirano” by E. Rostand. Later she worked in the companies of Paolo Ferrari, Lando Buzzanca, Giuseppe Pambieri and Lia Tanzi, Flavio Bucci, Anna Mazzamauro and with directors such as Coltorti, Lucchesi, Carafoli, Frattaroli and Scaccia, dealing with texts from both the classical and contemporary repertoire. She alternates the theatrical activity with the radio one: “Il Consiglio Teatrale” (Rai3) “A doctor in the family”, “Maria Montessori” (awarded as best TV film in the first edition del RomaFictionFest). From 2003 to 2005 she was a lecturer in acting at the “Cinema Profession” school in Rome, founded by Giulio Scarpati. In 2013 she participates as a teacher of text analysis at the “Stage al Castello”, an event promoted by the Piedmont region and which offered seminars and workshops held by nationally and internationally renowned teachers such as Bruce Myers, Michael Margotta, Danny Lemmo. Since 2018 she has been collaborating with RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, holding acting and text analysis workshops for the degree course in cinematography.
He graduated in design from ISIA in Rome and in advertising graphic from the School of Ornamental Arts of Rome, after which he worked for eight years in the architecture firm of Michele De Lucchi, where he completed his training in the exhibit design sector. He collaborated in various exhibition projects at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome (Burri and the Masters of Matter, Dürer and Italy, Filippino Lippi and Sandro Botticelli in Quattrocento Florence, Tintoretto) and in the arrangement of museums and exhibition venues, such as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Palazzo Barberini (Rome), Roberto Capucci Foundation (Florence) and Gallerie d’Italia (Milan).
He collaborated in designing the Italian pavilion at the Expo 2008 Zaragoza, and oversaw the layout of the Central Archaeological Area of Rome (Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum).
Since 2013, he works on a freelance basis and designs trade show stands and sets, as well as exhibition and museum spaces, such as the series of contemporary art exhibitions “The Making Of” or the arrangement and set-up of the “Interpretation Centre of Erbil Citadel” (Iraq) on behalf of UNESCO.
Anne-Riitta Ciccone, Film Director and Writer. Born in Helsinki (Finnish mother and Sicilian father) she lives now in Rome. Graduated in Philosophy, during the University years she also carried out a long and patient apprenticeship in Theater and Cinema, then attended the Course RAI / Script training and specialization for screenwriters. At the same time she continued to deepen her preparation in writing and shooting techniques (two MEDIA program screenwriting development workshops held in collaboration with Columbia University in New York, an intensive Mentoring as Script Doctor held by Sources2; in the meantime she attended workshops on the use of new technologies, digital and stereoscopic 3D). She debuted as Director in 2000 with her first feature film “Le Sciamane” (“The Witch Doctors); “L’amore di Màrja”(“Marja) released in 2004 was the first independent-movie box office of the year and won numerous awards including the Golden Globe of the Foreign Press as “Outstandig Director”; “Il Prossimo tuo” (“Thy Neighbour”) released in 2009 was selected at “Rome Film Festival – Extra l’Altro Cinema”. Since 2010 she has specialized in 3D, making the first Italian 3D short film, “Victims”, selected for the European Prize “Mèlies d’or” for the best fantasy short film. She made the first feature-length film in 3D live action directed by a woman, “I’M endless like the space”, selected as Special Event during the “Venice Days” of the 2017 Venice Film Festival, later released in Italy with the title “I’M infinita come lo spazio” acclaimed by the Press, she won the “Best Director” Award at “Festival dei due mondi” in Spoleto in 2018. “I’M infinita come lo spazio” is also a novel, published in Italy by the Publishing House Il Foglio Letterario, book which Anne-Riitta wrote as a spin-off during the multiple drafts of the film’s script. The novel was selected for “Premio Strega” Award. Over the years, she has worked as Script Doctor for screenplays and as Tutor for young directors, the last experience in September ’19, at the Cinecampus Terre di Cinema, international cinematographers days.
Pietro Ciccotti was born in Rome in 1976. After some rather erratic educational career choices, which took him from the faculty of communication sciences to a school of comic drawing, from the study of graphics to film-making, in 2005 he ended up in Turin, at the Experimental Centre of Cinematography (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia).
Here he learnt new skills and especially the focal point of it all: animation.
He graduated in 2006 and returned to Rome, where he founded mBanga Studio, with Harald Pizzinini. The studio’s mission is to create and design animations and animated graphics from a blank sheet of paper to the final rendering, ranging from intros and title sequences to animated logos, video clips, series, shorts or feature-length films.
Clients include: Cartoon network, Boing, Rai, la7, Venice Biennale, Colorado film, Fao.
Since he was a child he develops a strong creativity and predisposition to the relationship with others; he senses that the natural maturation of both ambitions is the key to achieving his goals. Later and during the course of studies and life, he meets people rich in knowledge, with whom he establishes a relationship that helps him to feed his desires and increase his experiences.
Thanks to the development and achievement of the 1st Level Academic Diploma in Design with the thesis “Green Social Network”, adotta una Casa Cantoniera – which allows him to make use of all the notions learned in the university environment – he feels affirmed in his profession and ready to learn all that is still dark to him, aware that there is no end and every moment is a new experience and novelty.
The work and study path at the Master Lighting Design (MLD) helps him to deepen the design of light, confirming what he believed up to that moment: designing work is building life. The collaboration with various architectural firms in the capital helped him to strengthen himself in the profession of Interior and Lighting Designer.
Emiliano Coletta is a sculptor, specialised in modelling and casting, as well as the use of rubber and plastic resins, and a skilled ceramist. He was one of the founding members, in 1999, of Mazzone Srl, associated painters and sculptors, an artistic firm specialising in the production and implementation of works and projects using visual arts techniques and technologies.
Since 2000 he is a member of the group of independent artists com.plot S.YS.tem.
He teaches Plastic Decorating at the School of Ornamental Arts of Rome, where he also teaches Plastic Techniques and Modelling.
Since 2010, he teaches various sculpting techniques – modelling, technology and typology of materials – at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, an academic institution officially recognised by the Italian authorities.
He was born in Rome, in 1975. In 1999 he graduated in photography from the Higher Institute of Photography and Integrated Communication, and embarked on a professional career, initially conducting research work in the field of portraiture and specialising in the field of advertising photography. He has collaborated in various national and international campaigns, working with a number of advertising agencies, including McCann Erickson, Young&Rubicam, J.W.Thompson, Ogilvy&Mather, Saatchi&Saatchi, Leo Burnett, Armando Testa.
He has exhibited his works in Italian and foreign galleries, as follows:
2007 Galleria Social Gallery, Florence
2008 Galleria Minima, Rome
2009 Wine Museum, Monte Porzio Catone
2010 Fototeca de Veracruz, Mexico
2010 Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati
2011 Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati
2012 Ethnographic Museum, Belgrade
In 2006, he started teaching at the Rome School of Photography, where he still teaches today.
In 2008, he published the photographic book “75 cl” dedicated to the world of wine and wine-making in the area of the Castelli Romani.
In 2008, he was designated a member of the jury for reading portfolios, at the Festival of Travel Literature open to photographers and held at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In the 2008-¬‐2009 academic year, he served as Deputy Director of the Rome School of Photography.
Nata ad Anzio il 22-10-1974. Diplomata in Scultura, nel 1999, presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Specializzata nel 2005 in Arte e Discipline dello Spettacolo, presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti de L’Aquila. Ha un master in Arti Terapie: metodi e tecniche d’intervento, nel 2012 presso l’Università di Roma Tre.
Scultrice, alla sua ricerca plastica-formale affianca attività didattiche, formative e di arte terapia. Collaborando con altri artisti, architetti, scrittori e musicisti. Dal 2004 è socio fondatore dell’Associazione Le Meraviglie, con sede a Frascati (Roma) Associazione che si occupa di attività didattiche e laboratoriali specialmente rivolte ai bambini.
Dal 2008 insegna Scultura e Tecniche di Scultura presso le Scuole di Arti e Mestieri del Comune di Roma.
Dal 2012 svolge attività, presso il laboratorio d’arti e mestieri del centro riabilitativo Opera Don Guanella a Roma.
Come artista ha partecipato a diverse rassegne internazionali tra cui ricordiamo:
Nel 2009 la XIV Biennial of Young Artiste from Europe and Mediterranean a Skopje (Macedonia) con “the Archetypal space of solitude” performance e installazione. Nel 2008 alla 11. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Biennale di Venezia (fuori concorso) con “Arquetipos imaginarios y mitos”, Installazione. Presso il Padiglione Carlo Scarpa della Repubblica Bolivariana del Venezuela.
After secondary school, in 1980 Stefania Conti graduated in Set Design, from the Rome Fine Arts Academy (Accademia di Belle Arti) and from the Hotech Academy.
She has also participated in the activities and attended the courses in Engraving and Graphics at the National Graphics Institute (Istituto Nazionale della Grafica) in Rome.
In the same period, she started collaborating as assistant set designer, with the studio of the Art Director Misha Scandella, developing fundamental knowledge and experience in the opera theatre sector.
She then built up a long experience in television set design and, in 1989, designed the sets for a number of TV programmes in Italy and abroad.
She has also designed spaces trade fair and convention spaces and collaborated with the Italian Institute for Foreign Trade (Istituto Italiano del Commercio Estero), as well as sets for theatrical productions and concerts, and designs for the refurbishment of public and private venues and spaces.
Giornalista Professionista. Funzionario Tg3, è esperto di culture giovanili e curatore di mostre sulle icone pop del mondo dei comics. Per il sito del Tg3 ha ideato e realizza le rubriche Tg3 Comics e Tg3 Ludus. E’ autore e conduttore dei programmi “Fumetti con le ruote” e “La notte, un videogioco?” in onda su Rai Isoradio. Collabora alle rubriche del Tg3 “Agenda del mondo”, “Fuori Tg” e “Persone” in onda su Rai Tre. E’ tra i fondatori del primo magazine telematico dedicato al fumetto, “Utopia Comics Magazine”, nato nel 1995. Nel 1997 e 1998 è capo ufficio stampa per quattro edizioni di Expocartoon “Mostra mercato del Fumetto del Cinema d’Animazione e dei Games”e del Salone Internazionale dei Comics, del Film di Animazione e dell’Illustrazione. E’ tra gli autori del libro “Guida completa a Star Wars: da Guerre Stellari a La Minaccia Fantasma” (1999). Dal 1997 al 2000 collabora con la casa editrice Magic Press, prima con articoli e rubriche sulle riviste “X-Files Magazine”, “Mars Attacks”, “Pshyco!”,“Fiction”, poi – dal 1998 – i suoi impegni con la casa editrice si intensificano e fino al 2000 è supervisore, curatore e articolista di diversi volumi e collane. Dal 1997 al 2004 ha collaborato alla trasmissione radiofonica “Golem”, di Gianluca Nicoletti, in onda su Rai Radio1, in qualità di esperto di fumetto, videogioco e cartoons. È stato responsabile dal 2001 al 2007 del Portale e della Community della Rai. Ha curato inoltre il sito di Vincenzo Mollica e del Tg1. Ha ideato l’area giochi web della Rai ed è il curatore italiano, per Rainet, di “Food Force”, videogioco creato dal WFP delle Nazioni Unite (2006). Ha curato per le edizioni Eri Rai il libro di interviste di Vincenzo Mollica “DoReCiakGulp” (2006). Dal 2007 al 2010 è responsabile web dell’offerta “Rai per la Cultura”. È il curatore, insieme a Vincenzo Mollica, della mostra presso il Museo del Vittoriano, a Roma, “Spider-Man, il più umano dei super-eroi” (settembre-ottobre 2007) e della mostra presso Palazzo Bufalini, a Città di Castello, “Batman, Oscurità e Luce” (settembre-ottobre 2017).
After the course of interior and industrial design and the master’s degree in Virtual Architecture at Quasar Design University, I started working for a leading studio in the design of restaurant premises, directing my focus of specialization in that sector. In parallel I started and managed a small laboratory for prototyping and production of graphic furniture specializing in the use of machinery with numerically controlled technologies. After a foreign three-year parenthesis in which I was project coordinator for a large luxury coffee company in London, I returned to Rome. To date, in addition to collaborating with various studios both in Italy and abroad, I founded and direct Design Makers, a company that deals with the design and production of large-scale design components, moving from prototyping to furnishing and production of design elements in small and medium scale always combining those that are the latest technologies with classic craftsmanship. I am also a lecturer at Quasar Design University where I teach design technologies and prototyping and production techniques for both three-year courses and product design masters.
He started his production career at a very young age, working on the production of feature films and TV series collaborating with many Italian and foreign directors.He later founded his production company with which he produced and co-produced several films in Italy. (nominated for the David di Donatello as Best Producer 2008). Since 2009 he has been primarily focused on his direction work on tv series and feature films for cinema. With the Edizioni Robin he published his first novel. He regulary hold acting classes for professional actors.
He graduated in 2004 in Product Design from I.S.I.A., in Rome, with an experimental thesis on Photovoltaic Bus Shelters, in collaboration with the Design Office of A.T.A.C. S.p.a., the public transport operator of Rome. He then went on to collaborate with various design, architecture, multimedia and set design firms, furthering his knowledge of and experience in 2D/3D modelling software and graphics and compositing techniques for the realistic rendering of projects.
In 2011, he curated the development of the Great Theatre at the “Magicland” theme park in Valmontone.
He has a passion for all things Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Horror, Comics, Design, Modelling and Videogames, and, since November 2011, teaches “Virtual Architecture” and “3D Digital Modelling Techniques” at R.U.F.A. in Rome.
She was born in 1963, in Neviano (Lecce), but moved to live in Rome after secondary school, where she graduated in architecture from Sapienza University, specialising in the protection and recovery of heritage-classified buildings.
After graduating from university she worked for several architecture and engineering firms, while studying to become a practising architect, eventually qualifying from the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University in Rome.
At present, she works as a professional architect, in the private building sector, and teaches at Rufa Rome University of Fine Arts.
Guido D’Angelo was born in Rome in 1971.
He graduated in Decoration in 1997 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2008 he obtained the teaching license for Pictorial Disciplines at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2009 he obtained the Master in Educational Sciences at the Telematics University of Human Sciences Niccolò Cusano.
His work focuses on painting intended primarily as a language and a procedural system, wanting to affirm and make visible the complexities and articulations within the device of representation. His research also extends to installation interventions with the use of different materials in constant dialogue with the space.
Since 2015 he has been teaching painting and drawing techniques at the SRF – Roman School of Comics. Since 2014 he has held courses and painting workshops at the Fondazione smART Roma – Polo per l’Arte
Since 2011 he has been the creator of art projects and events for the TFAC program – The Fine Art Collective, and technical consultant for the brands: Liquitex, Winsor & Newton, Conté à Paris, Lefranc Bourgeois. For the TFAC program he also holds workshops on painting and drawing techniques in the academies of fine arts and the artistic training institutes present on the national territory.
In 2006 he began his professional collaboration with the artist Paolo Cotani, taking part in projects in galleries and museums.
In 2005 he gave life to the experimental research project on Action Image in Environment in Berlin, called Progetto Aliacorpora.
Since 1999 he has been working as a volunteer assistant with Prof. Franco Berdini for the chair of Semiotics of the Experimental Sign at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.
In 1996 he founded the research group SANGIORGIO, a project focused on the experimentation of environmental installations using the technique of Diaproiezioni in Multiverso, borrowed from the experiences of the historic Lanterna Magika by Josef Svoboda, Alfred Radok and Vaclav Kaslik.
He has created and participated in various exhibitions and projects including:
2018. NECESSARIO PERDERSI, Magtrestudio, Rome. – 2017. DARSI ALLA MACCHIA, Magtrestudio, Rome. – 2017. SPIETATO SGUARDO SCARNO, Baglioni Castle Santacroce, Graffignano (VT). – 2016. PREVEDERE E DELUDERE, Magtrestudio, Rome. – 2014. MEMENTO PROJETC, BERLIN ART WEEK, Potsdamer Strasse 61, Berlin. – 2013. CODIMA: SECONDO ENUNCIATO, Magtrestudio, Rome. – 2013. CODIMA: PRIMO EN ENUNCIATO, Magtrestudio, Rome. – 2009. SGUARDI, IL SEDIMENTO PIEGA, Inart, Rome. – 2005. LE STANZE DELLA MEMORIA, Italienisches Kulturinstitut, Berlin. – 2004. DIALOGICA 4X4, Pinacoteca Palagio Fiorentino, Stia (Arezzo). – 2002. SCONCERTO LA LEGGE DEL FUNAMBOLO, Rialto Santambrogio, Rome. – 1999. MULTIVISIONE GEORGÒS, Argilla Teatri, Rome.
Nei primi anni della sua attività ha collaborato ai seminari teorico-pratici presso la Cattedra di Storia e Critica del Film dell’ Università di Roma “La Sapienza”.
Successivamente ha realizzato cortometraggi di vario tipo: industriali, scientifici, didattici, etc.
I documentari a carattere antropologico ed etnografico, che ha girato in diverse parti del mondo, hanno fatto sì che il suo nome venisse citato nella “Storia del Cinema Italiano” (Mario Verdone, Tascabili Economici Newton, Roma 1995). Dal 1999 insegna Montaggio con Tecniche Digitali e Suono in Presa Diretta presso la “Nuova Università del Cinema e della Televisione” di Roma. Lavora con altre produzioni cinematografiche, prevalentemente come Fonico di Presa Diretta.
Dal 2000 collabora con la famiglia Rossellini e l’Associazione Maiori Film Festival alla realizzazione del Roberto Rossellini Film Festival @ Maiori.Nel 2008 ha insegnato “Analisi dell’Immagine e del suono” ad un gruppo selezionato di agenti della Polizia di Stato, Servizio Polizia postale e delle comunicazioni del Dipartimento della Pubblica Sicurezza, collaborando con il C.N.C.P.O. (Centro Nazionale per il Contrasto alla Pedo-pornografia On line).Nel 2008 viene incaricato dalla CANON Italia, con la quale collabora da anni in occasione del Roberto Rossellini Film Festival @ Maiori, come responsabile del Portfolio Video nell’ambito della manifestazione FOTOGRAFICA ’08.Dal 2008 è docente presso la “Rome University of Fine Arts” di Roma e, nell’ambito del corso di Diploma in Cinematografia, insegna le seguenti discipline:
Tecniche di Montaggio, Tecniche di ripresa, Sound Design, Tecniche di Documentazione Audiovisiva, Digital Video e Video Editing.Nel 2011 viene incaricato dal Ministero Affari Esteri a ricevere e ottimizzare i video d’arte degli 89 Istituti Italiani di Cultura (IIC) nel mondo da inserire in un’istallazione del Padiglione Italia nella Biennale di Venezia. Con i suoi allievi del corso di Tecniche di Documentazione Audiovisiva della scuola di Cinema RUFA realizza un filmato, indirizzato a tutti gli IIC nel mondo, sull’inaugurazione del Padiglione Italia e della Biennale di Venezia.
After the artistic high school, the first work experiences begin, especially in the field of comics and illustration. He realized, among other things, a 25-page color story of “Radar”, a superhero of the universe “Phoenix” on screenplay by Giorgio Lavagna, and a complete cycle of illustrations for the role-playing game “Lex Arcana” published by Dal Negro.
Immediately after he began working in the field of graphics and advertising communication, experience that he developed between the late 80s and 2006, arriving to creatively direct the studio he co-founded “Plan B Communication” working for clients such as CAPITALIA, POSTE ITALIANE, ANSA, CONFITARMA.
In the early 2000s he discovered 3D graphics and attended courses both in Italy and in the UK that allowed him to integrate more and more CGI in his work.
In 2008 he attended a character animation course at Escape Studios in London. From here his passion for animation explodes.
Soon he began his collaboration with the animation studio TeamTO (France), which lasted 4 years. He initially worked on television productions, some of which were very successful, such as PJMasks (Superpigiamini), Angelo Rules, The new adventures of Babar, and then also feature films (Yellowbird).
Other studios and other productions have followed since then including: Gladiators of Rome (Rainbow CGI); Jungle book (MPC); Zombillenium (Pipangai); Trash (AL/1); Ricky Zoom (Maga Animation).
Born in Rome in 1981, his work range over screenwriting (I’M endless like the space 74° Mostra d’arte Cinematografica di Venezia – Venice Days) documentaries (Terra da Fraternidade; Sulle tracce del mito; L’Aquila: la cultura rinascente), and short film (Pausa Pranzo, 2005 Centenario CGIL Cinema e Lavoro award, 4FilmFestival oficial selection; Nouvelle Vague, 2004 DAMS film festival Roma award, Milano Film Festival oficial selection) .
Also works as theatre director (A bright room called day 53° Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto; Partita spagnola, Quartieri dell’Arte, Viterbo).
Fabrizio Dell’Arno è nato a Sào Gaetano do Sul (Sào Paulo,Brasile ) nel 1977.
Si è laureato in “Pubblicità e Comunicazione” all’Università IMES (SCSul) nel 1999, ha frequentato il corso di perfezionamento post- laurea in storia dell’arte alla facoltà FAAP (SP). Inizia la sua carriera di insegnante nel corpo docente del Liceo “Pueri Domus Un.Jardim ” a Santo Andre (SP) come professore di storia dell’arte e pittura. Ha lavorato come professore di disegno artistico alla Università IMES- SP, Brasile. Ha conseguito la specializzazione in scenografia nel “espago cenografico, J.C.Serroni”, lavorando nel settore scenografico in progetti teatrale, cinema e tv. Nel 2003 si trasferisce a New York, dove ha studiato pittura e disegno nella SVA (School Visual Arts ), ritornando in Brasile ha frequentato l’atelier di pittura del Maestro Rubens Matuck, a Sao Paulo. Nel 2005 ha conseguito il master in scultura presso la RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts – libera accademia di belle arti di Roma, legalmente riconosciuta, dove attualmente lavora come professore in tecnologia della pittura nel corso accademico e professore del corso libero di pittura e disegno.
Fabrizio des Dorides nasce a Roma nel 1987. Comincia a lavorare come fumettista nel 2012, disegnando il numero 17 dell’ultima stagione di John Doe (‘Questa lunga storia d’amore’), su testi di Lorenzo Bartoli e Michele Monteleone. Successivamente ha collaborato con: Aurea Editoriale (Lanciostory e Skorpio); Villain Comics(Brutti Sporchi e Cattivi); Cosmo Editoriale(Battaglia-La Figlia del Capo, John Hays-Brutti Sporchi e Cattivi); Edizioni Starcomics(I Maestri dell’Orrore-Dracula); Sergio Bonelli Editore (Orfani-Nuovo Mondo; Orfani-Sam); Attualmente, sempre per SBE, è a lavoro su Dylan Dog. Membro del Baby Ruth Studio, vive e lavora a Grottaferrata.
She is art historian and critic. Her work is carried out in: journalism, criticism, curatorship and research focused on the interdisciplinary and contamination of art’s forms as well as on their relationship with society and new philosophical and scientific developments. She is enrolled in the register of the National Order of Journalists and Art Experts of the Court. She is writer in Italy and abroad. She publishes catalogs and monographs of artists and essays; works with publishing houses; takes care of the video production of art documentaries. She collaborates with many institutions, especially: Venice Biennale, Venice Film Festival, Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Foreign Ministry, Louvre Museum, ECUME, Italian Academy Foundation, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò NY, Italian Cultural Institute and Italian Embassy in Prague, where she is curator of the Eleutheria Foundation. She is Professor on RUFA, after teaching at NABA, Catholic University, Brera Academy and Palermo Academy.
Nicola Di Cosmo, co-fondatore di Iperdesign, è Project Manager dell’area Web e Mobile di Iperdesign e coordinatore dell’attività della sede di Roma.
User Experience e User Interface Designer per Applicazioni Mobile per clienti come Abbott Nutrition, WWF Italia, Dale Carnegie USA, Hausmann & Co, Cangene Bio Pharma, Croma Pharma User Experience e User Interface Designer per Applicazioni Web per clienti come, Enel Rete Gas, Smarter Agent, Lifeshiel Security, Chiesa Evangelica Luterana in Italia, Cangene Bio Pharma.
Si laurea presso l’Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche di Roma (1999) con una tesi dal titolo “Materia – in – formazione, cartografia per un nuovo iperdesign del prodotto digitale” dove approfondisce le tecniche e le opportunità offerte dal digitale per la creazione, la fruizione e la condivisione dei contenuti.
Ha lavorato come Multimedia Designer a New York presso Material ConneXion, dove ha coordinato presentazioni per clienti quali Nike, Puma, Steelcase, Hermann Miller, Mattel.
Born in 1990, Rome (Italy). He studied photography at Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia A.Adams and learned Darkroom and Printing techniques working with some master printers in Italy. He started in 2011 a research about the materials and languages of photography studying the relationship between technical processes and contents of images. In 2012 he self-published a limited edition artist book “The Arab Revolt”, which is mentioned in “The Photobook, A History Vol.III” by Gerry Badger and Martin Parr. In 2013 he has been selected by British Journal of Photography for “Ones to watch”. The education experiences continued with the selection for the Reflexion Masterclass and the Joop Swart Masterclass (World Press Photo), where he focused and developed interactive projects through the experimentation of different printing processes. In 2017 he published “The Iceberg” (Edition Patrick Frey) and received a special mention for the Author Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018. His projects have been exhibited in several festivals and events in Europe.
Laureato in Architettura presso l’Universita` degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”Valle giulia, relatore Prof. Arch. Paolo Portoghesi. Iscritto all’albo nazionale degli architetti di Roma, con abilitazione professionale. Master in progettazione di spazi interattivi per la comunicazione, presso la Facolta’ di Architettura Ludovico Quaroni. Acquisisce vari corsi di perfezionamento nel settore Allestimenti per lo spettacolo.
Dopo alcune esperienze edili si forma professionalmente presso la RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana,dove viene assunto nel 1983 e fino al 1994 ricopre incarichi nell`ambiente della produzione televisiva da Ispettore a Organizzatore, partecipando a circa 65 trasmissioni-fiction tv ed eventi. Dal 1994 ad oggi è, in forza al settore Scenografia, dove ha ricoperto vari incarichi: Responsabile dei Cantieri e Laboratori scenografici RAI, coordinando i reparti dei Costruttori, Decoratori, Realizzatori, Grafici, Modellisti, Modellatore ed Effetti speciali, seguendo circa 200 allestimenti scenici; a responsabile e coordinatore della Progettazione e degli Scenografi e ora della Valutazione progetti del settore Allestimenti della RAI .
Inizia come grafico editoriale nel 1988 e percorre una carriera professionale che, a partire dalla progettazione grafica fino allo sviluppo di progetti editoriali, lo porterà a incontrare il web nel 1998. Nel 2000 inizia un percorso formativo sulla progettazione web che culminerà nel 2004 con il master in usability a cura del Nielsen Norman Group di Jakob Nielsen e proseguito, negli anni successivi, con una specializzazione sugli strumenti dello user-centered design e del design per i dispositivi mobili, sempre con corsi a cura del NNG.
Nel 2004 fonda usertest/lab, un network di professionisti associati specializzato nella ricerca e nella progettazione della user experience, del quale è il coordinatore. Il network collabora con web agency, studi grafici e con alcuni dei maggiori player del settore IT italiano (Reply e Bitmama) con i quali ha sviluppato progetti per Ferrari, Poste Mobile, Magneti Marelli, Fresenius Medical Care e Ministero dei Beni Culturali e Ambientali. Inoltre, usertest/lab è partner di un network internazionale per la user research con il quale ha collaborato a ricerche per Audi, Vodafone e Nokia.
Stefano Dominici è associato UPA – Usability Professionals’ Association e AIAP – Associazione italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva
My work is expressed in scuplture and design. I seek new forms by favouring old-fashioned systems for working on materials such as marble, bronze and iron. The entirety of my artistic research is entrusted to the grandeur of a creative process rooted in fundamental human issues. I dialogue with size, working in every physical scale, in order to represent an idea and insert it in the most suitable vessel. Every artistic expression becomes a fertile terrain with which to estabish exclusive and incisive relations with an external environment. Flux, vectors, bridges, and works both great and small: materials transformed without artifice but shaped by a will to become the timeless interpretor of the Spirit of Art.
Born in Udine in 1973, Davide Dormino lives and works in Rome. His art pieces are divided between public and private works, whose size can vary from tiny to gigantic. Primarily a sculptor, works sometimes with marble but mostly with iron. His research focuses on the formal relationship with the material, folded up to the distorting nature to meet their needs of expression.
Designer, writer and illustrator. He began making comics in 1998, with a graphic novel entitled Povero Pinocchio, published by Montego, the publishing house he helped create. Later, among other things, he made the first issue of John Doe (editorial Eura), and then began the collaboration with Sergio Bonelli. Editor: Napoleone, Jan Dix and Caravan are the series he collaborated on. He also oversaw the covers of the latter.
In October 2013 he brought Orfani, the first monthly color series of the Sergio Bonelli Editore, to the newsagent of which he also drew the number 1, 12, and the first number 1 of Orfani: Ringo, series of which he is also cover artist. With Orfani: Terra, the narrative arc of 2017, also passes to writing. His are also the drawings of The new dawn of the living dead, revisitation of the first famous issue of Dylan Dog. In 2018 he published the book Spiritual lessons for young cartoonists.
Antonio Faccilongo is an Italian documentary photographer based in Rome.
After graduating in communication sciences, and then obtaining a masters in photojournalism, he focused his attention on Asia and the Middle East, principally in Israel and Palestine, covering social, political and cultural issues.
Documenting the aftermath of Palestinian-Israeli conflict in West Bank and Gaza Strip, he sought to unveil and highlight the humanitarian issues hidden within one of the world’s most reported conflicts, because too often it is shown only as a place of war and conflict.
His long-term projects about women and their families in Palestine, Habibi and (Single) Women, have received several awards and grants including Getty editorial grant, 1st prize World Understanding Award at POYi Pictures of the year International, Best color documentary at Gomma Grant, 1st prize at LuganoPhotoDays, 1st prize at Umbria World Fest, 1st prize at Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, 2nd Prize at PhMuseum and was finalist at Visa D’or feature.
Furthermore his long-term projects have been exhibited internationally at numerous shows and festivals including Les Rencontres d’Arles, Buenos Aires Biennial, screened at Visa pour l’image Perpignan and was included on global campaign #WomenMatter against the violence toward women made by Dysturb.
His work and assignments have been published in some of the most prominent international publications including National Geographic, Time, Stern, Der Spiegel, Le Monde, The New York Times, Geo, The Guardian, Paris Match, L’Espresso, Internazionale and many others.
Born in Rome in March 1976, after graduating from high school and some experiences as a film actor, in 1995 he won a competition in the Europa Media program and graduated as a filmmaker/director in a program of study sponsored by the École du Cinema in Paris. Since 1997 he has been assistant director for Italian films (“Piovono mucche”, “Eccomi qua”, “Nessun messaggio in segreteria”) and for various Italian advertising campaigns. In 2003 he made his first directorial medium-length film “Dove dormono gli aereoplani” produced and distributed by Gianluca Arcopinto together with four other medium-length films that make up the film “Bambini”. From 2003 to 2008 he worked as assistant director and producer for foreign and Italian directors in many international campaigns (Toyota, BMW, etc.). Back in Italy he resumed his interrupted career with cinema and from 2008 to 2010 he worked as assistant director in various Italian films (“Amore Bugie e Calcetto”, “Diverso da chi?”, “Immaturi”, “Nessuno mi può giudicare”, “Oggi sposi” and others). Among his films as a director, performer, screenwriter, we remember:”Uno di Famiglia” (2018), “Maradonapoli” (2017), “Terapia di coppia per amanti” (2017), “Tutte lo vogliono” (2015), “Fratelli Unici” (2014), “Stai lontana da me” (2013), “Lezioni di cioccolato 2” (2011), “Un anno in campagna” (1999), “Panarea” (1997), “Classe mista 3A” (1996).
Dopo il diploma intraprende quasi da subito la carriera nel mondo della computer grafica trovando nel 3D la sua grande passione.
Dopo una serie di corsi di grafica generale si rende conto di voler approfondire la conoscienza del 3D, in particolare di Maya.
Decide così di frequentare un corso alla Darkside di Verona e subito dopo un master di animazione a Roma in collaborazione con varie aziende del settore e con l’Università della Tuscia.
Grazie a questo Master inizia la vera e propria carriera nel mondo della CG affrontando tutti gli aspetti di questo meraviglioso lavoro.
Con una esperienza di oltre 15 anni nel settore ha affrontato ogni tipo di progetto, passando per spot televisivi (Riso Gallo, Ovetto Kinder, Valfrutta…), Fiction TV (Il XIII Apostolo, Maria di Nazareth), Documentari (Cosa resta da scoprire per il National Geographic, Superquark), Cartoni animati (Click & Kat per la Rai), Film (Quo Vado) fino ad arrivare alle esperienze internazionali in grosse aziende del settore come Pixomondo Beijing (realizzazione di 5 film tra cui Gone With The Bullets, The Breakup Guru) e Trixter Monaco (realizzazione di Indipendence Day-Rigenerazione) specializzandosi nella figura di CharacterRigger per il cinema.
Attualmente è impegnato nella realizzazioni di Videogame in realtà aumentata, lavorando in remoto per la Stan Lee’s Kids Universe.
Mi chiamo Giulio Fermetti, sono nato a Roma il 16/03/ 1965 e lavoro come grafico professionista dal 1989.
In questi quasi 30 anni, oltre a conoscere talmente bene la suite di software Adobe [Illustrator, InDesign e Photoshop su tutti] da aver tenuto corsi di formazione, mi sono specializzato in grafica editoriale, branding e immagine coordinata, illustrazione e infografica.
Qui potete trovare un portfolio con i lavori più recenti: issuu.com/essegistudio/docs/essegistudio_roma.
Per quanto riguarda la grafica editoriale, ho iniziato a lavorare nello studio del compianto Piergiorgio Maoloni, realizzando impaginati per “il manifesto” [supplementi inclusi], “Sfera”, “Eupalino” e altri.
Ho poi lavorato dal 2002 al 2009 presso studenti.it [ora confluito in Banzai Media], con la qualifica di “CMYK guru”, ovvero responsabile di progetto, realizzazione e stampa di tutte le riviste cartacee del gruppo [“Yet-Studenti.it”, “Tribu” e “Studenti Magazine”], realizzando anche le agende, i calendari e varie pagine pubblicitarie, di autopromo e non.
Nel 2014 con Essegistudio [Studio di graphic design piccolo ma molto attivo, che ho fondato nel 2006] abbiamo vinto il concorso nazionale organizzato da Telecom Italia Media per la creazione del logo (e relativo brand book) per la neonata holding “Persidera”.
Dal 2007 lavoro anche con la fondazione “Formiche”, per i quali ho impaginato e illustrato i due mensili “Formiche” e “Airpress”, mandando in stampa oltre 170 pagine ogni mese.
Ho lavorato anche in numerosi quotidiani [“Europa”, “Il Romanista”, “Il Clandestino”], per cui ho estrema familiarità con il lavoro di redazione e le sue scadenze pressanti.
Lavoro con Quark XPress dalla release 3  e Adobe InDesign dalla release 1.0. Per le illustrazioni: prediligo il vettoriale [Adobe Illustrator], ma sono in grado di realizzare fotoritocchi, fotomontaggi, correzioni e quant’altro con Adobe Photoshop.
Nel campo dell’infografica, invece, da diversi anni ho realizzato infografiche quasi quotidiane, lavorando presso la redazione del quotidiano “Europa” e in uno studio che forniva infografiche per l’Agi, Agenzia giornalistica italiana.
Trainer in Visual Arts, Digital Compositing, Lighting and Photography for over 15 years.
Nuke Certified Trainer with The Foundry and Autodesk Maya Professional.
Over 3000 hours of classroom teaching, I worked in national and international VFX Schools such as Rufa University, European Design Institute, Quasar University, Experimental Center for Cinematography, Escape Studios and Genialogic-FX in London and Vancouver.
I have been working in international pipelines since 2004, collecting over 60 films as vfx artists, including Vita di Pi (Oscar for visual effects), Tron Legacy, Star Trek, Ben Hur, Ant-Man, Justice League, The Predator, Spider-Man, in important companies such as Digital Domain, ILM, Cinesite, Pixomondo, Genialogic-fx, Pixar Animation Studios, The Third Floor, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Base Black, Visualogie and others
Graduated with honors in Set Design from RUFA and teacher of Set construction 2, he immediately collaborated, as an assistant, in a prestigious studios, Stefania Conti and Studio Castelli’s, for RAI, Mediaset and Sky events and television programs. In 2018 he founded, with other former university colleagues, the production company “Threeab “, signing the scenography of many short films presented at international Festivals such as Cannes and Venice. At the same time he curates events, short films, theatrical performances and television programs as a set designer. In 2019 he signed the XIII Ambassadors’ conference for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, collaborated for the broadcast Tu si que Vales and curated the external sets of Alessandro Siani’s Sky Christmas show. In 2020 he worked on various projects including the Italian FIFA and Pes championship, the construction of a conference room for the public, media & legal affairs company “Utopia” and the Sanremo Junior 2020 at the Ariston Theatre.
Consegue la maturità nel 2003 presso l’allora V liceo artistico (attualmente Giorgio De Chirico). Frequenta nel 2005 il corso di pittura presso L’Accademia di Belle Arti.
Successivamente, superato sia il test di ingresso che il corso propedeutico, frequenta il C.S.C – dipartimento di Animazione in Piemonte nel triennio 2006-2008. Dopo aver conseguito il diploma presso il centro sperimentale, a cavallo tra il 2009 e il 2010 comincia l’esperienza professionale; inizialmente come animatore 3D per un cortometraggio in tecnica mista, per poi passare allo storyboard che caratterizzerà gran parte di tutta l’esperienza professionale fino ad oggi. Dalla prima serie tv Rai “ Spike Team ”, passando per altre produzioni Rai come “ the Qpiz ”-“ Spike Team 2 ”-“ Adrian ”- inizialmente con Mondo TV e successivamente con Clan Celentano e Movimenti. Lavora per un periodo alla serie tv “ Bat Pat ” sempre con Movimenti fino a “ Dixiland 2 ” attualmente in lavorazione. Oltre alle serie tv animate lavora come story artist su altri progetti: videoclip e videopromo (con qualche esperienza sul set) in animazione, , live action e in tecnica mista. Lavora inoltre come visualizer con Clonwerk, per gare ed eventi legati a vari marchi e brand, tra cui Enel, Siemens, Fiat, Maserati. Partecipa a diversi laboratori laboratri teatrali, per un anno con l’attrice Cristina Pellegrino e con l’attore Paolo de Giorgio nel suo corso di doppiaggio. Interessato anche a tematiche umanistiche, antropologiche e sociali partecipa a diverse conferenze tenute da alcuni docenti della facoltà di lettere di Tor Vergata.
Mario Fois, diplomato all’Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche di Urbino in progettazione grafica, opera nel campo del Visual Design e nei vari ambiti della comunicazione visiva quali l’immagine coordinata, l’editoria, l’allestimento, il Web Design e l’Information Design. Negli anni ’90 collabora con la Pool4 all’allestimento di numerose mostre e successivamente con numerose agenzie di pubblicità, diventando Art director alla Young & Rubicam di Roma. Nel 1999 crea insieme a Mario Rullo la Vertigo Design realizzando progetti per clienti come Auditorium – Parco della Musica, Comune di Roma, Ferrovie dello Stato, Agenzia del Demanio, P&G, Garante per la Privacy, Finmeccanica, Alenia Spazio, Alenia Marconi System, Telespazio, Datamat, Merck, Fandango Cinema, Intralot, Fincantieri, Unicef, Maxxi e molti altri.
Dal 2003 al 2009 ha insegnato grafica e comunicazione visiva presso il Corso di Laurea di Disegno Industriale, Università degli studi di Roma “La Sapienza”. Dal 2006 al 2009 ha insegnato Comunicazione del progetto al Corso di laurea triennale e dal 2009 insegna Information Design al biennio Specialistico in Design dei Sistemi dell’ISIA Roma Design, anche nelle sedi distaccate di Pescara e Pordenone. Dal 2013 insegna Visual Design nel corso specialistico ‘Visual Innovation design’ della Rufa Rome University of Fine Arts con la materia ‘Digital Wayfinding’.
Nel 2012 ha tenuto il modulo di “Information Design” durante il Master UX – User Experience, presso il Dipartimento di Psicologia dei Processi di Sviluppo e Socializzazione dell’Università La Sapienza.
Nel 2016, presso IBM Italia, ha tenuto il workshop ‘Infografica/Infodesign’ sulle tecniche di rappresentazione dei dati. Nel 2011 con Vertigo Design ha vinto il concorso per la progettazione della segnaletica turistica del centro storico di Belluno. Nel 2015 ha fondato il progetto infographicsense.it, dedicato all’ID e alle nuove tecnologie. Ha collaborato con le riviste “Progetto Grafico”, della quale è stato redattore, e con “diid – disegno industriale”.
È socio AIAP e BEDA.
Gianluca Folì è un affermato illustratore italiano. Il suo lavoro di ampio respiro abbraccia molti campi dell’immagine, dalla cultura per adulti ai picture book
Clienti come ENI, Apple, Les Echos, Lonely Planet, The Boston Globe, New York Time, Il Corriere della Sera, Red Bull, Feltrinelli, Mondadori, Taschen, Fendi, Alfa Romeo, Harley-Davidson, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Kunitachi Press, GQ, Panorama, Rolling Stones apprezzano Il suo stile raffinato e ricercato.
Nel 2015 il suo lavoro è stato selezionato e premiato dalla Society of Illustrators di New York con la medaglia d’oro categoria Editorials and Books, e nello stesso anno è medaglia di bronzo alla Society of Illustrators di Los Angeles. È selezionato anche per due anni consecutivi 2016/2017 nei prestigiosi Creative Quarterly, Applied Arts Annual e Communications Arts Annual.
Renato Fontana è un esperto di comunicazione con 25 anni di esperienza sul campo, maturati sia come dirigente che come imprenditore e libero professionista.
Ha lavorato nei reparti account e produzione/art buying di numerose agenzie internazionali e nazionali, occupandosi di clienti come Eni, Nokia, Renault, Toyota, La Repubblica/L’Espresso, Telecom Italia, TIM, Tin.it, Vodafone, BNL, Google, Lottomatica, MIBAC, Ministero dell’Ambiente.
Ha un’esperienza decennale anche come docente in scuole di specializzazione/master ed è stato direttore di BAS Brand Academy Studios, scuola di formazione di Brand Portal Group.
Ha prodotto spettacoli teatrali ed eventi dal vivo con distribuzione internazionale.
E’ ideatore e direttore artistico di Italianism, conferenza creativa e piattaforma dedicata alla cultura visiva contemporanea italiana.
He studied music in Milan and philosophy in Bologna. Since 1999 he is one of the authors of the Rai 3 TV program “Fuori Orario”. For years he has written about cinema for the monthly “filmcritica”, for the newspaper “il manifesto”, for the weekly magazine “nòva / il sole 24 ore”, holding a monthly column in the rock magazine “Blow Up”. In 2013 he wrote “Sentimental Atlas of Cinema for the 21st Century”, with Alberto Momo (with whom he founded, in 2015, Zomia, an independent film society that released in Europe films by Lav Diaz, Pedro Costa, Tariq Teguia, Julio Bressane), winning the Limina / FilmTV award for the best movie book of the year. He has collaborated – as producer, actor, musician or director of photography – with Amir Naderi, Jean-Marie Straub, Enrico Ghezzi, Tonino De Bernardi, Ado Arietta, Luis Fulvio. He directed two episodes (the first and the last) of the tv-series “Zaum” (broadcasted on Rai3 in 2011). He is co-author of the script for the film Monte (2016) directed by iranian master Amir Naderi, winner of “Contenders 2016” at the MoMA in New York.
Terminati gli studi, Gentili ha collaborato per tre anni con la Facoltà di Architettura dell’Università di Roma “La Sapienza”, dando un contributo significativo al corso di laurea in “Progettazione architettonica”. Nel 1997 è divenuto docente di “Metodologia della Progettazione” presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Catanzaro. Negli stessi anni ha partecipato a numerosi concorsi pubblici tra cui il Concorso Internazionale di Architettura “New York Central Park” e il Concorso “Ampliamento del Museo El Prado” di Madrid; ha esposto in importanti musei italiani quali il Palazzo delle Esposizioni e il Palazzo Ruspoli; ha scritto per riviste specialistiche come Mondo Arte, Marmor e Controspazio. Dal 1998 svolge l’attività di free lance, occupandosi della riqualificazione e dell’interior design di prestigiosi alberghi, ristoranti, wine bar, discoteche e negozi della capitale. Con lui è nato un nuovo concept dell’architettura d’interni: rigorosa e easy, sofisticata e piacevole allo stesso tempo. Dal 2011 è insegnante di “Design”, presso la RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, dove trasmette agli studenti il proprio know how e le preziose competenze acquisite nel corso degli anni.
Alessandra Giacomelli, Copywriter. Nel mondo della pubblicità dal 1989, si è diplomata in Copywriting/Advertising all’Istituto Europeo di Design di Roma ed ha successivamente lavorato in Italia ed America Latina come Copywriter e Direttore Creativo. Insegna Copywriting in RUFA dal 2011. Ogni anno passano per i suoi insegnamenti i Copywriter dell’avvenire, coloro che, domani, con intelligenza, cultura, persuasione ed acume, renderanno il mondo della comunicazione un luogo migliore dove soggiornare.
Il Copywriting è un mestiere bellissimo.
Claudio Giovannesi (Roma 1978) è regista, sceneggiatore e musicista. Ha realizzato lungometraggi e documentari premiati in Italia e nel mondo.
Fiore (2016): in concorso al Festival di Cannes nella sezione Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, Nastro d’argento speciale per il Sindacato Giornalisti Cinematografici e Film della Critica per il Sindacato Critici Cinematografici.
Wolf (2013): Premio Speciale della Giuria al 31° Torino Film Festival, candidato ai Nastri d’Argento come Miglior Documentario. Alì ha gli occhi azzurri (2012): Premio Speciale della Giuria e Premio alla Miglior opera prima e seconda al Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, Prix Jean Carmet al Festival d’Angers 2013, candidato ai Nastri d’Argento come miglior film, in concorso al Tribeca Film Festival. Fratelli d’Italia (2009): Menzione speciale della giuria al Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma, candidato ai Nastri d’Argento come Miglior Documentario. La casa sulle nuvole (2009): Jury Special Award al Brussels Film Festival. Ha partecipato al film collettivo 9 x 10 Novanta, presentato alla71ª Mostra internazionale d’arte cinematografica di Venezia. Per la televisione ha diretto due episodi della seconda serie di Gomorra.
Francesca Gollo, designer, si laurea in Communication Design presso il Politecnico di Milano nel 2008. Fin dall’inizio orienta la sua ricerca e la sua produzione intorno alla multimedialità e agli effetti che questi linguaggi hanno sul corpo e sullo spazio. Ha lavorato con Studio Azzurro occupandosi della produzione grafica editoriale e multimediale per musei e mostre tra cui “Fabrizio De André. La mostra”, “Museo Laboratorio della Mente”, “Sensitive City – Expò Shangai 2009”. Trasferitasi a Roma nel 2011 è stata fondatrice e responsabile di produzione del gruppo “Aye Aye. Interactive Experience”, con i quali ha effettuato ricerche sulle possibilità narrative e comunicative offerte dal linguaggio multimediale realizzando per esempio l’installazione “Grande Cavallo Blu” (2014) in occasione del Centenario del Santa Maria della Pietà, Nerola – Memorie interattive,(2013) un percorso espiositivo dedicato alle memorie del borgo. Dal 2013 lavora presso Museo Laboratorio della Mente della ASL Roma 1 dove si occupa dei Servizi Educativi, dell’organizzazione di eventi e della curatela di mostre di artisti nazionali e internazionali, tra cui Jaswant Guzder, psichiatra e artista canadese, e Sarah Bennett, artista inglese.
Alessandro Gori è nato a Roma nel 1969.
Dopo la maturità artistica, si laurea presso la facoltà di architettura di Roma “ Sapienza” con il massimo dei voti, dove ha svolto attività didattica nei corsi di progettazione architettonica del Prof. Maurizio Moretti, e di Architettura degli interni del Prof. Adolfo Sajeva.
Inizia l’attività professionale come progettista presso l’ITALFERR s.p.a.
Dal 2003 collabora con la Rome University of Fine Arts come docente di progettazione e di disegno architettonico, nei corsi di Interior Design e Scenografia.
Lo spazio e la plasticità della materia, il disegno e la visione, l’immaginazione e la realizzazione, sono stati elaborati tramite sperimentazioni artistiche ed applicati attraverso opere di design ed interior design.
Come libero professionista ha ideato e realizzato diversi progetti per committenti pubblici e privati, spaziando dall’Architettura degli Interni, a strutture ricettive , ad allestimenti espositivi temporanei e permanenti.
Tra tutti: Italferr s.p.a.; ROMA d+international expodesign; Arte per L’Africa; L’arte del costume; per conto della Fondazione Franz Ludwig Catel, presso l’Ordine degli Architetti di Roma ha realizzato l’allestimento di: Sensibilmente Roma-sculture contemporanee: Nuove proposte tra figurazione, forma e oltre.
Ha sviluppato progetti tecnici per la realizzazione delle sculture “H2O”, “XYZ”, “DNA”, dell’artista Alfio Mongelli, in occasione di eventi internazionali in Cina e dell’Expo di Shanghai.
Per l’Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci di Perugia, con il team di progettazione ha curato l’allestimento permanente della gipsoteca e pinacoteca.
Allievo del Maestro Tullio De Franco, ha approfondito lo studio della pittura ponendo in costante relazione l’architettura con le arti visive.
Ha esposto in mostre personali e collettive.
Luigi Iacobelli, detto Gino, nasce a Roma il 7 aprile 1959, città a cui è unito da un amore profondo. Lavora fin da giovanissimo nell’azienda di arti grafiche della famiglia, alternando gli studi all’attività lavorativa. Studia Grafica pubblicitaria presso il Cine TV e lavora nel mentre, oltre che nell’azienda di famiglia, anche presso Accademia (scuola per corrispondenza) come impaginatore. All’età di 15 anni, inizia a lavorare in alcune case editrici e intraprende una preziosa collaborazione con Stampa Alternativa e con periodici facenti riferimento alla controinformazione italiana, sia in veste giornalistica che come grafico, entrando così nella sfera delle attività editoriali. Tante le iniziative editoriali da lui fondate insieme a vari partner; tra le più famose, la Malvarosa editoriale e l’attuale Iacobelli editore. Da 40 anni lavora nella sfera della comunicazione, principalmente come tipografo, impaginatore ed editore, ma ha sviluppato anche brevi esperienze come giornalista. Tra i prodotti più famosi da lui creati: il periodico LA TOVAGLIA e la guida L’AGENDA DELLA NOTTE.
Massimo Intoppa inizia a lavorare come fotografo free lance ma dopo alcuni anni lascia l’immagine fissa per quella in movimento ,prima come assistente operatore poi operatore di macchina infine nel 1989 come Direttore della Fotografia ,partecipa a piu’ di 140 tra films ,serie tv, pubblicita’, documentari ,cortometraggi di produzione sia italiana che straniera
Tra i registi con cui ha collaborato
G.Battiato ,D.Argento F.Zeffirelli ,F.Fellini T.Gilliam,,J.Skolimonsky,E.Scola ,D.Lucchetti N.Moretti ,A.Grimaldi ,M.Vullo ,A.Albanese ,L.Gaudino A.Swetty,A.Benvenuti ,M.Risi ,G.Manfredonia, E.Scaringi ,j.Boorman,F.Amurri ,c.Lizzani ,U.Gregoretti ,A.Inturri ,A.De Sica ,G.Tirabasssi e molti altri ancora .
Ha curato la Fotografia di due cortometraggi che hanno vinto Nastro D’Argento e David di Donatello
Appassionato di musica, tecnologia e design, fin da ragazzino sono stato incuriosito dagli oggetti e i loro funzionamenti. Smontavo e rimontavo qualsiasi tipo di apparecchio per conoscere materiali, utilità e possibili altre applicazioni. Iniziai con il restaurare e personalizzare chitarre e bassi per hobby, da cui ho appreso molte cose su legni e lavorazioni, passando poi alla parte elettrica che mi ha incitato a creare impianti elettronici sperimentali.
L’interesse per la progettazione mi ha portato a scegliere il mestiere del designer come stile di vita. Dopo il liceo artistico ho conseguito la laurea di 1° livello in design alla Rome University of Fine Arts, in cui ho ampliato le mie conoscenze in nuove tecnologie e progettazione d’interni e di prodotto. Durante il percorso accademico ho firmato il mio primo contratto come designer nel 2014 durante lo stage nella Rometti con la realizzazione della ceramica “Mystère”, ho iniziato a sperimentare e approfondire il mondo della realtà virtuale e concludendo con una tesi sull’up-cycling del polietilene ad alta densità per la realizzazione di complementi d’arredo per l’outdoor.
Dopo essermi laureato ho iniziato la mia carriera collaborando per studi di architettura e agenzie di comunicazione realizzando guide virtuali per musei, progettazione di spazi esterni per eventi, esperienze VR per progetti di interni e curando presentazioni di prodotti di design.
Anna Janowska Centroni, vive e lavora a Roma dal 1968. Si è laureata nel 1962 al Politecnico di Varsavia e nello stesso anno è stata nominata assistente di ruolo presso la Cattedra della Storia dell’Architettura Moderna e Contemporanea della Facoltà di Architettura a Varsavia, dove ha svolto per sette anni lezioni e seminari per studenti dal 1° al 4° anno. Nel 1974 ha conseguito il riconoscimento del titolo di studi presso la Facoltà di Architettura all’Università “La Sapienza” e l’abilitazione all’esercizio della libera professione. E’ specializzata in restauro dei monumenti presso la scuola internazionale dell’ICCROM a Roma, nel 1968. Dal 1977 è iscritta all’Ordine degli Architetti di Roma ed è consulente architetto e traduttore dal polacco presso il Tribunale Civile di Roma. Per diversi anni ha svolto la libera professione in Polonia e successivamente in Italia presso gli studi dell’architetto Gianfranco Carpanelli a Parma, degli architetti Mario e Zyta Mazza a Roma, dei professori Gianfranco Spagnesi e Guido Figus a Roma e per circa 13 anni ha lavorato nello studio d’architettura G.A.R. di Via Virginia a Roma. Ha partecipato a numerosi concorsi di architettura in Polonia, in Italia e all’estero, ottenendo risultati premiati. Dopo il conseguimento dell’abilitazione all’insegnamento di Storia dell’Arte presso le scuole superiori in Italia, si è dedicata dal 1983 all’insegnamento della materia e nel 1992 ha ottenuto la Cattedra presso Liceo Linguistico di Ariccia. Dal 1997 è docente ai corsi di Storia dell’Arte all’Università della Terza Età al Palazzo Chigi di Ariccia. Dal 2002 è Docente di Storia dell’Arte presso la Libera Accademia di Belle Arti RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts). Svolge intensa attività di ricerca come studiosa e come conferenziere. In modo particolare è attenta ai problemi dei rapporti fra la cultura italiana e quella polacca. Ha pubblicato alcuni studi riguardanti la storia dell’architettura e di critica d’arte ed ha presentato diversi artisti italiani e stranieri presso gallerie d’arte.
Marta Jovanović is a performance artist and educator with a mission to promote and facilitate further progress of the discipline. Founder of the Performance Art Program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade, artist in residency at The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles in 2017, Jovanović is also the subject of the multiple award-winning documentary “Born Just Now”, by the American director Robert Adanto. Her works, among which the most notable ones are “Pionirka”, “It is My Body”, “Love”, and “Motherhood”, are in important private and museum collections. The performance “BelgradeMermaid” opened the Belgrade Biennale in 2018, while its continuation “Mermaid’s Tale” became a performance in Virtual Reality the following year. Curator Kathy Battista wrote a survey of the artist’s early works titled “Marta Jovanovic: Performing the Self”, which was published by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center of City University of New York, while in the book New York New Wave, Battista positions Jovanović among the most urgent New York City contemporary feminist artists.
Born in Livorno, Federico Landini studied Piano and Composition at the Conservatory of S. Cecilia in Rome, along with jazz and improvisation; at an early age he started composing the music score for theatrical performances, collaborating with various directors, such as Antonio Calenda, Maurizio Casagrande, Claudia Poggiani, Alberto Bassetti. His career as music composer and sound designer continued with over 300 advertising campaigns: Adidas, LiuJo, AGIP, ENI, McDonalds, Ferrero, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Sony, Telecom, BLU, ENEL, Diadora, Honda, Jaguar, Morellato, BNL, Banca Intesa, Armani, Bulgari, Pepsi.
He has written the music scores for numerous films: “Una donna X la vita / A Woman for Life” (Maurizio Casagrande, Neri Marcorè), “Smile” (an Italian-US co-production), “Lista Civica di Provocazione”, “Classe Mista” (by Federico Moccia); for the Rai fiction series “7 vite”, for several documentaries (Folco Quilici…) and TV programmes.
In 2002, he founded PARCOSUONI, a recording studio where he produces most of his music. Federico Landini is also very active as a music scout. In 2011, he created WASABI, a record label scouting for new talents from around the world. Dott Reed, a young international artist, was the first songwriter produced entirely by Wasabi.
Valeria Licurgo boasts a twenty-year-long experience in all the fields of video production. Born in Rome, she began her career in London, where she spent 5 years before returning to Italy, getting her first taste of the film production industry with the biggest Italian and international professionals. In the 1990s she experienced all the roles in film organisation and production, meeting and collaborating with globally renowned film makers. After working in the field of distribution, in 2003, she joined Fandango as Production Supervisor, overseeing production organisation, national and international institutional financing, and collaborating in setting up the in-house foreign sales department.
After collaborating, at various times, with the Experimental Centre of Cinematography (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia), as professor of Production, in 2012 she was appointed Supervisor of the Production course at the Gianmaria Volonte’ School of Film-making in Rome.
Art historian, curator, and educator specialized in modern and contemporary art, Dr. Sarah Linford works with emerging and established artists, galleries and museums on both sides of the Atlantic. She has curated widely, working at and with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, the Orsay, the Petit Palais, among others. Educated primarily in the U.S. and in France, she attended the ENS-Ulm; the University of Paris 7; her French D.E.A. won first prize at Trinity College, Dublin; her French doctorate, the Musée d’Orsay prize for best Ph.D. In the US, her degrees in art history and comparative literature – first prize at the University of Berkeley – were followed by Masters and Ph.D. degrees in modern and contemporary art from Princeton University. In addition to curating and publishing, Linford has taught, advised and lectured internationally, including at the post-graduate program of the universities of Munich and Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, of California, Quebec at Montréal, Paris-Ouest (Nanterre), Paris-Est (MLV), and the École du Louvre, the ENS Cachan, the Cooper-Hewitt-Smithsonian and NYU. After five years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, teaching and establishing relations with the city’s historic foreign academies and Rome’s major cultural institutions, she joined the faculty of John Cabot University’s Department of Art History and Studio Art in 2018 and of the RUFA in 2020.
Antonello Lipori, UX and Web designer, technology expert, deals with multimedia design.
Since 2017 he has been a partner of Intorno Design, dealing with digital solutions for communication.
Among his major clients with Intorno Design: CGT-CATERPILLAR spa / Angelini Farmaceutica Group / Bulgari Spa / INSIDEART/ Confcooperative / Amicucci Formazione / BASF spa / Fontana di Papa / Birra Peroni / Utopia srl / Polo di Innovazione genomica / Gruppo La Centrale Spa.
Since 2013 he has been teaching: he is the owner of the Course in Multimedia Information Techniques at the ISIA of Pescara, Digital Application, Design of products for communication at the ISIA Roma Design, and Web Design at the RUFA Academy.
A communication designer, he is a founding member and creative director of Intorno Design. A designer and explorer of the various areas of visual communication. He teaches at RUFA, Rome University of Fine Arts, at the Bachelor of Arts course in Graphic Design. He also acts as Tutor for interns and Erasmus students in the same course. At RUFA, he is also in charge of the Visual Communication Office since 2013. He graduated from Isia in Rome and specialised, in 2008, in Systems Design with the thesis “Sémen, a methodological system for urban regeneration”. He then completed his training at the University of Applied Sciences of Mainz (Germany). For Intorno, design is an open set, an opportunity for collective and social growth and improvement.
Awards: Red Dot Communication Design Award 2016 / Gold price – EDesign Awards 2016 / CGT 80 “Investiamo nel domani” (Investing in the Future) Award / Questione di Etichetta 2014 Award, Il Mosnel, in partnership with ADI and Fedrigoni / Shortlisted at the Golden Compass International Award in 2015 and 2013.
Massimiliano Maggi is a Director of photography and Lighter Cameraman who works in audiovisual production for more than thirty years. He started working as photographer during college and from 1986 he started his professional carreer, first as Camera Operator and than as Director of photography. He cooperated with a number of production houses and national television broadcasters as: R.A.I., MEDIASET, LA7, SAT2000, REALTV, NATGEO, LA3. In particular he oversaw the realization of a numbers of musical videoclips, short movies, Television programs in the studio or outside, Commercials, Documentaries. He is specialized in making ”social and arts “ documentary that where his work get the greatest expression.
In particular, they are worthy of mention:
– “60, ieri, oggi, domani” by G.Treves, Finalist at the David di Donatello Award 2017 as best documentary and Globo D’Oro Award 2017 as best documentary;
– “Diritto ai Diritti” by C. Angeli, Gold Award at the Spot Light Documentary Film Award;
– “Il Teatro degli Oggetti” by C. Angeli, Best Film on Art at Iffeste Documentary of Art in Bucharest 2014;
– “Bellissime, part II” by G. Gagliardo, Finalist at the David di Donatello Award 2007 as best documentary;
– “Ragazzi in Gamba” by C. Angeli, Special Jury Prize at the documentary festival Libero Bizzarri;
– “Le vie della Recherche” by G. Treves, I Roma Cinema Fest inv XX FIPA in Biarritz; Inv Museo Naz del Cinema di Torino, XXV FIFA Montreal (Ca), Inv . I.N.H. A. of PARIS, Inv Grinzane Cinema di Stresa Award, IX Settimana della Cultura Mibac, Inv. Lumiere 2010 Grand Lyon Film Festival, Inv. 43° Fest. Int. Du Fil m de La Rochelle, Cinemateque de France.
Born in Rome in 1961, in 1985 he started airbrushing images using Crosfield/Dicomed, eventually moving on to the Autographix workstation and, finally, Apple and Adobe Photoshop. He has collaborated and collaborates with the top agencies in Rome, Milan, Turin and Bologna for photo retouching work, along with creative and graphic window dressing work for Fendi stores in Italy and worldwide.
He has worked in press/poster campaigns for: AAMS, Acea, Ail, Alenia, Alfa Romeo, Alitalia, Anlaids, Aprilia, Avis, Bistefani, BNL Paribas, Bulgari, Buffetti, Centrale del Latte, Chicco, Coca Cola, COOP, Dahlia TV, Dea Kids, Ellesse, Enel, Eni, Fendi, Feudi di S. Gregorio, Fiat, Ford, Fox, General Motors, Halls, History Channel, Good Year, H3G, Honda, Illy, Iveco, Lancia, Land Rover, Lete, Lexus, Lloyd Assicurazioni, Lottomatica, Manetti-Roberts, Mastercard, Mercedes, Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Labour, Madre Museum, National Geographic, Nissan, Nokia, Peugeot, Pfizer, Philip Morris, Play Station, Poste Italiane, Procter & Gamble, Q8, RAI, RDS, Renault, Region of Campania, Region of Lazio, Region of Umbria, Rocchetta, Saab, Santa Croce, Sat 2000, Smart, Snai, Studio Universal, Tamoil, Telecom, TIM, Telethon, Toyota, Trenitalia, Unilever, Valtur, Veratour, Vodafone, Volvo, Warner, Wind, WWF.
Giorgio Marcatili was born in Rome in the past century, although he doesn’t look his age and can still boast a head of hair its own natural colour. He graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and gained a Master in Business Administration, and has an immoderate passion for the sea and for building things. As an infant he would take to pieces anything he could get a hold of (of course, never putting them back together again), for the delight of his parents, who must have spent a fortune on mixers and other appliances periodically sacrificed to knowledge. His passion for the sea led him first to serve as a naval officer, then to practise surfing and, finally, kite surfing, around the world, which he still engages in with some rather good results. Last but not least, the need to keep his head above water convinced him to accept the job of technical director in the family business, in which position he was responsible for supervising construction sites up and down the country, although he later set up his own business producing semi-finished and finished products for the nautical sector, specialising in the automated production of boards for surfing and kite surfing, and similar frivolities. He has always had an interest in all things mechanical and electronic and in programming, designing his first numerical control machine at an early age, for making windsurf fins. This passion never abandoned him and, later on in his life, manufacturing automatic machines developed into a raison d’être. His products are all strictly digitally designed, and machine made, because he believes that manual labour enfeebles rather than ennobles man, so it’s best to make a machine do all the hard work. Dragged into Rufa unawares, he has found, instead, that teaching is a marvellous experience! Of course, not being up to teaching literary or historical subjects, they locked him in a small room with lots of automatic machines to while away the time with: from there he transforms the students’ ideas into projects and tangible innovation, trying to transmit to them both a healthy creative passion and an entrepreneurial and practical approach to the world of work.
Take it easy… but not too much and looking forward to seeing you in the labs!
Alessandro Marinelli is an editor and documentary film maker.
He graduated first in Editing from the NUCT (Nuova Università del Cinema / New University of Film Making of Rome), and then in Film Making at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, with honours.
Since 2003, he has been working as editor and director of documentaries, feature films, spots and video clips. He likes to experiment with different languages and genres. In 2006, he collaborated with the Manetti Bros as assistant director and assistant film editor of the film “Piano 17”.
As editor, he has collaborated with the director Gabriele Albanesi in the films “Il bosco fuori” and “Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show”. Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to making documentary films, as a result of his great interest in reality.
He collaborates with Digital Studio, Clipper Media and Rai Cinema productions, editing documentaries and feature-length films and working with several directors, including Luca Archibugi (Rome – Gerusalemme, Abuna Michele), Francesca Muci (Siamo tutti vecchi, Alessandra, the Power of a Smile – a special event at the Giffoni Film Festival; La Santa, Love is Not Perfect – R&C Productions, screened in competition at the 37th edition of the Montreal Film Festival), Andrea De Fusco (Gleason’s Gym, Big Apple Juice, In Aquis Fundata), Barbara Cupisti (the Exiles Trilogy: Exiles: The War, Exiles: Tibet, Exiles: The Environment) and with Simone Aleandri (Sono Cosa Nostra).
In 2014, with the documentary “Pino Masciari – the Story of an Entrepreneur from Calabria”, scripted and directed by him, he won various prizes and awards, including the Premio Ilaria Award for Best Documentary.
In 2016 he made his latest documentary “Fragments of Freedom” (Terra di Siena Film Festival, Human Rights Film Festival – Diritti a Todi, Festival del calcio solidale, Est Film Festival).
After graduating in Communications (with a focus on Cinema and the Performing Arts) he earned a diploma in Film Editing from the National School of Cinema (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) in Rome.
The movie “Et in terra Pax” marked his debut as a film editor. The film was also a debut for the Directors Botrugno & Coluccini and was presented at the Venice Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori) and distributed by Cinecittà Luce.
In the following years he has continued working as a film editor on other feature films, including “Il Contagio” (“Tainted Souls”) by Botrugno & Coluccini, which was presented at the Venice Film Festival, and the debut films “WAX – We Are the X” by Lorenzo Corvino (nominated as Best Debut Director for the David of Donatello award) and “Metti una notte” by Cosimo Messeri (awarded with the “Alice nella città” prize at Rome Film Festival 2017).
He has also worked as a Film Editor on several full-lenght documentaries: “Alfredo Bini, ospite inatteso” (“Alfredo Bini, unexpected guest”) won the Silver Ribbon award for Best Documentary on Cinema and Performing Arts in 2016, “Arrivederci Saigon” (“Goodbye Saigon”) by Wilma Labate and “Se c’è un aldilà sono fottuto, vita e cinema di Claudio Caligari” (“No filters. The unconventional cinema of Claudio Caligari”) were both presented in the Official Selection at Venice Film Festival (2018-2019) as well as being nominated as Best Documentary for the David of Donatello award.
After working on the documentary “Sogni di grande nord” (“Big North”) produced by Samarcanda film and distributed by Nexo Digital, he made his TV-series editing debut with “L’Alligatore” (“The Alligator”), an 8-episodes noir-crime series directed by Daniele Vicari & Emanuele Scaringi, produced by Fandango and Rai Fiction.
From 2015 to 2019 he has been a member of the board and Office Manager of A.M.C. (National Association of Italian film editors).
A philosopher by training, the founder and chief editor of the cultural magazine «OperaViva Magazine», for a long period editor of the magazine «alfabeta2», he has collaborated in the culture pages of dailies and periodicals, especially in the fields of philosophy, art and politics. Besides a number of articles and essays on group magazines and books, he has curated the «Almanacco 2016 di alfabeta2» (DeriveApprodi, 2015) and the new edition of «Arte e multitudo» by Toni Negri (DeriveApprodi, 2014). In 2017, with Ilaria Bussoni and Cesare Pietroiusti, he curated the exhibition «Sensibile comune. Le opere vive» (Common Sensitivity. The Live Works), at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rome.
Alida Massari was born in Rome where she qualified in art at the high school and then went onto complete a specialization in illustration at the European Institute of Design.
After her studies, she started working in the art field realizing backgrounds and pictorial animations for tv, interactive games, cd rom and cartoons.
From 2001 she has been working ,exclusively, as illustrator.
She has illustrated many picture books, pop up books, covers, games, cards, calendars, tales for magazines.
She collaborates with many international publishers among which:Lion Hudson, Usborne, Harper Collins, Salariya, National Geographic, De Agostini, Rusconi, Rcs, Kar Ben Publishing, Coppenrath Verlag, and many others.
Her books, have been translated in numerous countries.
Moreover, over the years, she has taken part in many collective illustration exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
Fabio Mollo was born in Reggio Calabria in 1980. In 2002 he graduated from England in Visual Theory: Film History at the University of East London. His first short film “Troppo Vento” in 2003 allowed him to win some national prizes and to get admitted to the Experimental Centre of Cinematography in Rome, where he graduated in Direction in 2006. Over the years he directed several short films, at the Centro Sperimentale, including “Al buio” (62nd Venice International Film Festival, Kodak Visioni Italiane Award) and “Giganti” (in competition at the 58th Berlin Film Festival, Best Short Film at the Turin Film Festival, special mention for directing at the Nastri d’Argento, Special Mention of the Press at the 30th Clermont-Ferrand). In 2005 he participated in a Screenplay workshop at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Tv of Cuba directed by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. After completing his studies, he began to work as an assistant director on several films and TV series, including “Alza la Testa” by A. Angelini, “Scialla” by F. Bruni, “Boris” by L. Vendruscolo, M. Torre, G. Ciarrapico, “Non Pensarci” by G. Zanasi and L. Pellegrini. At the same time he worked as a Filmmaker for MTV, directing six episodes of the “Black Box” series. In 2009 she was selected by French actress Jeanne Moreau at the Atelier d’Anger which she directed for the development of the screenplay for her first feature film. In the following years, Fabio was selected by other important workshops, such as the Atelier of the Cinéfondation of the Cannes Film Festival (2011), the Talent Project Market of the Berlinale (2011), the Talent Lab of the Toronto International Film Festival (2014) and was twice finalist at the Solinas Prize (2005 and 2015). He also won the Cinemaster Universal at Universal Studios in Los Angeles (2010), the “Young Italian Director” award at the Institute of Italian Culture in New York (2011) and the Nipkow Program in Berlin (2013). In 2013 he made his debut with “Il Sud è Niente”, his first feature film, an Italy-France co-production, produced by b24film and distributed by Istituto Luce, written with Josella Porto. The film had its International premiere at the 38th Toronto International Film Festival, its national premiere at the 8th International Rome Film Festival in the Alice nella Città section, where it received the Golden Chamber award for best first feature film for production, and its European premiere at the 64th Berlin Film Festival, where the main character Miriam Karlkvist received the Shooting Star award among the best European actresses. Fabio received, among other national and international awards, the nomination for Best New Director at the Nastri d’Argento and the Globi d’Oro. The film was selected at several other festivals including the 57th San Francisco International Film Festival 2014, Annecy Cinema Italien (Best Actress Award), Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2014, Tokyo Italian Film Festival 2014, Jerusalem Film Festival 2014, Raindance Film Festival, Bobbio Film Festival (Best Debut Film and Best Actress Award) and others. In 2015 he made “Vincenzo da Crosia”, his first feature documentary film produced by Wildside, which competed at the 33rd Torino Film Festival. The film was bought by Discovery, who took care of its airing in December of the same year. In 2016 he directed “The Young Pope – a Tale of Filmmaking”, the documentary film that follows the production of the TV series “The Young Pope” by Paolo Sorrentino produced by HBO, Sky, Canal + and Wildside, receiving the nomination for best documentary at the Nastri d’Argento. In the same year he directed the series of documentaries for Sky Arte “Artists in Love”, with Samantha Morton. In 2017 he made his second film for the cinema: “Il Padre d’Italia”. The film, always written with Josella Porto and starring Luca Marinelli and Isabella Ragonese, is produced by Bianca Film and Rai Cinema and distributed by GoodFilms. The film has a great success with critics and audiences, and is selected in various international festivals, receiving numerous awards, including the award for best actress, and the nomination for best actor at the Golden Globes 2017, 4 nominations for the Silver Ribbon 2017 (Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Actress), Jury Prize and Young Jury Prize at the Festival du Film Italien de Villerupt 2017, Critics’ Prize Les rencontres du cinéma italien à Toulouse 2017, Audience Prize at the Festival du Cinema Italien de Bastia 2017, Audience Prize at the Festival del Cinema Italiano in Ajaccio 2018. The film is also distributed in France where it is received with great warmth by the public. IL PADRE D’ITALIA wins the prize for best film at N.I.C.E. (New Italian Cinema Event), thus obtaining a wide diffusion in the United States and Russia. In addition, the film received the Diversity Media Award 2018 as best film of the year with an LGBT theme. The year 2018 is entirely dedicated to television projects. Fabio signs the direction of the Film Tv for Channel 5 “A Woman Against All – Renata Fonte”, with: Cristiana Capotondi, Peppino Mazzotta and Giorgio Marchesi and produced by Tao Due and Mediaset. Also in 2018 he was one of the directors of the third season of Rai 1’s prime-time series “Tutto Può Succedere”, produced by Cattleya and starring Maya Sansa, Pietro Sermonti, Matilde de Angelis, Camilla Filippi, Giorgio Colangeli, Benedetta Porcaroli, Licia Maglietta. In the same year he also directed the 12-episode TV series “Come Quando Fuori Piove” with Virginia Raffaele, produced for Discovery by Beppe Caschetto (ItMovie) and Ballandi, with premiere in the autumn. He is currently working on the preparation of his third feature film for the cinema. In addition to his career as a director and screenwriter, Fabio spends a lot of time training young filmmakers and carrying out various cultural projects. Since 2015 he has been teaching Cinematography at the RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts and since 2018 he has been tutor of the M.A. course in Film Studies at the University of Malta. For 3 years he was also curator of the Filmmaking Laboratory of the Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo and artistic director of the cultural association Reggio Cinema and the Cinema Teatro “Gentile” of Novigrad. Since 2017 he has been artistic director of the “Estate a Casa Berto” festival. He has also been a member of important juries, including the Golden Chamber Award of the Rome Film Festival, and festivals such as the Lovers Film Festival in Turin and the Filmschool Fest in Monaco. Since 2018 he has also been a member of the European Film Academy.
E’ nato a Roma il 25 dicembre 1968. Si è laureato in Architettura all’Università “La Sapienza”. E’ iscritto all’Ordine degli Architetti di Roma.
Direttore della Rome University of Fine Arts, dove è anche docente di Metodologia della Progettazione.
Già Consigliere del Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca – Consiglio Nazionale per l’Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale – CNAM (dal 2007 al 2013).
Invitato ad esporre alla mostra ARTE/ARCHITETTURA/CITTA’ al Palazzo delle Esposizioni di Roma (2001).
Membro della Commissione Internazionale ed invitato ad esporre alla mostra ART AND SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND SIMPOSIUM presso l’Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University (2006 e 2012).
Visiting professor presso Central Academy of Fine Arts di Pechino (2009), Escola Superior de Disseny de Illes Balears (2012) e Hochschule Mainz (2016).
Moderatore della sezione Intermediality as a mechanism for intercultural diffusion al Baku International Forum (2012).
Membro del Comitato promotore del BNL Media Art Festival presso il MAXXI ed altre 7 location a Roma (2016).
Architetto libero professionista, dal 2000 svolge attività professionale presso il proprio studio; ha collaborato con diversi studi di architettura. Ha realizzato numerosi progetti ed allestimenti, supportando, in molti casi, la parte tecnico progettuale con quella didattico-teorica (dibattiti e convegni) nell’ambito dell’architettura e dell’arte. Tra questi: “Manzù Accademico ” (1994); “Foto/Scultura” (1997); “Damiano Damiani: opere pittoriche e documentazione cinematografica” (1998); ” Arte e comunicazione/Arte è comunicazione” (2000); “Segni incisi: Accademie di Roma” (2001); ” Panorama: soluzioni dell’arte astratta” (2001); “Glocal Cultural Festival” in Piazza del Campidoglio (2002); “Art. 33″ (2002); “Nuovi nell’Arte e nell’Arte i Nuovi” (2003); “Public Design: Visuals – progetto biennale alla Casa dell’Architettura” (2005); “Christo e Jeanne Claude: fotografie, cartoline e manifesti firmati” (2005); “I maestri e gli allievi” (2005); “100 opere per il Diritto all’alimentazione – 100 Works of Art for the Right to Food – FAO Roma (2007); esposizione fotografica permanente presso IRE/ISG Roma (2010); progetto allestimento museale e direzione artistica del “Museo e Gipsoteca dell’Accademia di Belle Arti Pietro Vannucci” di Perugia (2012).
Ha curato numerose e importanti pubblicazioni d’arte. Tra le tante, segnaliamo: “Manzù Accademico” – Roma 1996; “100 Works of Art for the Right to Food” ed FAO, Roma 2007.
I suoi testi critici e le sue foto sono pubblicati su numerosi cataloghi e riviste internazionali.
Graduated from the Liceo Classico Giulio Cesare in Rome in 1974 in 1979 he abandoned his university studies to devote himself to the activity of sound engineer, initially at private radio stations and from 1984 in cinematographic field as a live sound engineer.
Seven times nominated for the David di Donatello Award for best live sound engineer, he won it in 1994, 1997 and 1998 respectively for the films Sud (Gabriele Salvatores) Nirvana (Gabriele Salvatores) and Ovosodo (Paolo Virzì).
Seven times a candidate for the Ciak d’Oro in the best live sound category in 2002, he won it for the film Figli / Hijos (Marco Bechis).
Since 1994 member of the Jury of the Italian Academy of Cinema – David di Donatello Award.
Since 2010, lecturer of courses in Field Sound RecordingTechniques at RFA (Rome Film Academy – former NUCT) at Cinecittà
From 2015 lecturer of sound design / Field Sound RecordingTechniques workshops at A.U.T. American University of Technolog, Halat Lebanon
From 2017 lecturer of the course of Field Sound RecordingTechniques at RUFA and from 2018 teacher of the Sound Design 1 course at RUFA.
David Mozzetta (Rome, 1991) deals with art direction and design of printed matter. He graduated at the MA degree in design for publishing from ISIA Urbino with a thesis titled Images ever to be text? Il libro come medium post fotografico e digitale. From 2016 he works with associations, galleries and individuals in the cultural field in Italy and abroad. From 2017 he has been involved in education, tutoring and giving lectures in workshops about photobooks.
Graduated in Communication and Information Theory, with a PhD in Philosophical and Social Sciences, he is interested in signification processes and communication models within the so-call “human systems”. By a cognitive-emergentist perspective, and with a semio-narrative approach, it studies meanings, languages, and expression plans in social behavior context, Arts and Entertainment as well as Urban Culture trends. In particular, he works on the concept of Identity, the relationship between individual and environment, the “institutional” artistic forms as well as those expressed in the underground scene. He recently published the contributions “Il puro rivelatore. Arte tra profanità e sacralità” (2020), and “Identità. Segno e simbolo di trasformazione” (2019), included in the magazine «Insight. La cultura dell’Altro». Also, the essays “Appunti sul genius loci. Spazio, narrazione, autenticità” (in the book «Sensibilia 9. Genius Loci», 2017), and “Teatri del Sé. Dalla memoria autobiografica alla costituzione semio-narrativa della Soggettività” (in the book «Identità e persona», 2017).
Andrea Nicosia is a script writer for the theatre, author and radio host, comics author and copywriter. In short, he writes. He also works in the field of marketing and communication, with 20 years experience in a freelance capacity and as strategic and creative director at digital communication agencies. He has worked for both small top-end Italian companies, and giants such as Microsoft, Lancia, Warner Bros., on his own or collaborating with agencies such as Inarea, Angelini Design, GroupM.
He uses design fiction to understand the present, imagine future scenarios or create something new, beautiful and effective, whether a business model or a communication campaign.
Antonio Pace was born in Rome in 1968. In 1995, he graduated in visual communication, specialising in graphic design, from the HfG Offenbach University for Art and Design in the area of Frankfurt-am-Main. In 1996, he opened the Antonio Pace grafikdesign firm in Frankfurt and in 1999 started collaborating with Linotype in designing printing types. Between 1995 and 2000 he worked at the development of Linotype Gianotten, a typeface family inspired by Bodoni’s style of type, designed on the basis of the original types preserved in the Bodoni Museum in Parma. Between 1998 and 2008 he founded AReA Deutschland, a branch of international network AReA Strategic Design (Frankfurt), which then partnered with the Inarea network, specialising in corporate branding. Between 1998 and 2004 he worked at a number of corporate, brand identity and corporate communication projects, for, among others, Bosch Telekom, Aventis Pharma, the State and Government of Hesse (Germany), the local authority of Frankfurt, the Association of Electricity Producers in Germany (VWEW) and many more besides.
From 2000, and until 2012, he completed numerous corporate type design projects, as the partner and collaborator of Inarea, for the local authority of Milan, Sapienza University in Rome, Roma Capitale, Atac, Eni, Aci and Ac Milan. From 2008 to 2014 he collaborated with Inarea in brand identity projects, including Acea, Mumex, Adn Kronos, Gemelli, Civita. In parallel with his professional activities he also held lectures at universities, institutions and conferences, including HfG Karlsruhe (University of Art and Design), HTW Berlin (Berlin Polytechnic), Deutscher Designer Club Frankfurt (a designer association of Frankfurt), Il salotto buono (Juliane von Herz Art Advisory, Frankfurt), Aiap Milano, Sapienza University in Rome, the Coni Sports School.
An Italian photographer who works for Contrasto Agency and winner, in 2015, of the World Press Photo. His work focuses on the problems arising out of the disappearance of rural traditions in Asia.
She has a long-standing career as a teacher, from 1970 until 31 August 2010. She has taught the following subjects at the IV Liceo Artistico Statale “A. Caravillani” secondary art school in Rome: • Figure drawing (academy section) • Artistic Anatomy (academy section) • Graphic design (graphic-visual section) • Professional drawing (graphic-visual section) • Visual education (graphic-visual section). Nominated a so-called instrumental “Image” figure, she curated the exhibition events at the school’s L4 space; activities provided in the school’s curriculum. She also managed the participation by pupils of the school in external events and art competitions. In connection with the regional project “Saper i Sapori; i disturbi del comportamento alimentare” (Knowledge & Taste: Eating Disorders), she held a course of Photography and developed two themes “Still live” and “Il te di Alice” (Alice’s Tea), later exhibited in the L4 space during the “I giorni dell’Arte” Art Days. For the regional IFTS course “Tecnico superiore per la Comunicazione dei Beni Culturali” (Technician for Communicating about the Cultural Heritage) she held courses on Theory of Form and Visual Perception.
She has participated in many refresher courses: • Eating Disorders, at Tor Vergata University – Rome. • “The Iconography of Christ”, at the Pontifical Lateran University. • “The Theology of Liberation”, at the Pontifical Lateran University. She has also participated in nationwide artistic events, including: • Rome Quadriennale • Biennale d’Arte, Bari • “Arte per Arte” • Le Cascine, Florence • Poema sinergico – Azione + Evento (Synergic Poem – Action + Event) Techne Gallery, Florence.
She has curated the graphic design of contemporary art monographies and catalogues of painting exhibitions and takes an interest in graphic illustration, graphic design and analog and digital photography.
Fotografa documentaria nata a San Salvatore Telesino (BN), si trasferisce a New York alla fine degli anni ottanta, dove si diploma in “Fotogiornalismo e Documentazione” all’International Center of Photography (ICP). Le sue opere sono state esposte in mostre personali e collettive e pubblicate in riviste nazionali e internazionali. Dalla metà degli anni 2000 tiene regolarmente seminari e conferenze all’International Center of Photography, l’Empire State College, di NY; Frontline Club, Londra; Spazio Labo’, Bologna; Limes, Cagliari; RUFA e Officine Fotografiche Roma. È stata la direttrice artistica di “Gazebook: Sicily Photobook Festival 2017”. Ha ricevuto molte borse di studio e residenze, tra cui New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship; L’Atelier de Visu, Marsiglia; CASE media Fellowship, Università del Texas, El Paso; Fondo per Creative Communities, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Nel 2014 vince il Premio Osvaldo Buzzi, BN. Le sue opere sono conservate in collezioni private.
He was born in Rome, in 1962, where he lives and works. He is a professional photographer since 1986 and has collaborated with various Rome-based photo-reporting agencies, publishing his photos on many nationwide dailies and periodicals, such as Espresso, Panorama, Messaggero, Repubblica, etc.. Since 1993 he has been making advertising campaigns for various advertising companies: Thompson Rome, Saatchi & Saatchi, Mac Cann, Fagan Reggio del Bravo, B Communication, for clients such as Alitalia, Coop, Meridiana, Renault, Alice Telecom, Ferrovie dello Stato, Fiorucci, Mobylines, Prestitalia. Since 1994, he works for SIE, through which his work is distributed to the top worldwide archiving agencies: Masterfile Canada, Corbis USA. Between 1997 and 2000, he taught photo shooting at the Higher Institute of Photography (Istituto Superiore di Fotografia), and since 2001 he is a teacher at the Rome School of Photography (Scuola Romana di Fotografia).
He has held a solo exhibition “SnapShot” (Rome), featuring still lives taken with a Polaroid sx70.
After graduating from university, I went to the United States, first to Los Angeles, then to New York, where I was lucky to become acquainted with Material Connexion, an inexhaustible source for all professionals in the industry who need the most cutting-edge material for their projects. After returning to Rome, I joined a resin manufacturing firm called Cemento di Luna, then, a few months later, for AD&P, the first company in Italy to deal with the research and promotion of materials on a vast scale. On their behalf, I attended to no less than 600 architecture firms in all of Rome. After five years of experience on the ground, I changed company and became chief promotions officer for Lazio for Enjoy srl, but two years later, due to the economic crisis, they laid off all their employees, which gave me the opportunity to finally make my dream come true: set up my own company. In fact, three years ago I opened S.P. Design and have since established partnerships with Rome-based architecture firms, working for large Italian companies specialising in interior materials.
Si è diplomato con lode in musica elettronica presso il Conservatorio ‘Santa Cecilia’ di Roma. Da anni crea composizioni elettroniche, installazioni sonore interattive e strumenti musicali “aumentati”. Sue opere sono state eseguite ed allestite in molti festival internazionali: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Conservatorio di Pechino per il Festival Musicacoustica, Accademia di Romania, Accademia Americana durante varie edizioni del festival di Nuova Consonanza, Museo Macro di Roma, teatro del Globo di Buenos Aires, Artefiera a Bologna, Festival Cinque Giornate di Milano, Emufest, Museo collezione Manzù di Ardea, Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma, Biennale dei Giovani Artisti del Mediterraneo ad Atene, durante la rassegna Open Museum Open City presso il MAXXI di Roma, per il festival Digital Life della Fondazione Romaeuropa, BNL Media Art Festival, etc.. Con la composizione “hyde, per pianoforte preparato sollecitato da impulsi elettromagnetici” ha vinto una menzione speciale al Premio Nazionale delle Arti. È stato curatore responsabile della sezione installazioni sonore interattive per il Festival Internazionale di Musica Elettroacustica Emufest, del Conservatorio ‘Santa Cecilia’ di Roma e per il Festival Le Forme del Suono organizzato dal Conser’atorio ‘Ottorino Respighi’ di Latina. Attualmente è docente di Composizione Musicale Elettroacustica presso il Conservatorio dell’Aquila e di Campionamento e Sintesi del Suono presso il Conservatorio di Latina.
Ha collaborato in diverse occasioni come ingegnere del suono e consulente multimediale per la fondazione Maxxi di Roma, per seguire le varie fasi di realizzazione di progettazione e installazione di opere interattive e sonore. Ha creato opere e collaborato inoltre: per le installazioni sonore con lo scultore Alberto Timossi, con l’artista Antonio Capaccio, con i Quite Ensemble, con il disegnatore Gipi, con il regista Fabian Ribezzo, con Casina Benedetta di Leone Monteduro, con l’associazione Brecce per l’arte contemporanea, Fondazione Mondo Digitale, Fondazione Maxxi, Pedro Reyes; per la musica e la composizione con Mauro Lanza, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Walter Prati, il compositore Paolo Rotili, l’ensemble Alter Ego, l’ensemble Lucelin, il clarinettista David Ryan, il clarinettista Paolo Ravaglia, Andrea Valle, Franz Rosati, Dario Sanfilippo; la Iato Orchestra diretta da Alvin Curran, Rinus Van Alebeek, con la casa editrice Orecchio Acerbo, con il poeta Valerio Magrelli per lo spettacolo “la lezione del fiume”, con il poeta Paolo Damiani per lo spettacolo “Cieli Celesti”, Elio Martusciello, il flautista Gianni Trovalusci, con lo scrittore Michael Raynolds, con il percussionista Marco Ariano, il collettivo Circuiterie, e molti altri; per il teatro e la danza con la Compagnia di Danza Butoh Lios, la danzatrice Alessandra Cristiani, la compagnia Emotion, la danzatrice Mariella Celia, con il teatro Furio Camillo di Roma, il festival Trasform’azioni per il quale ha curato la regia di tre spettacoli coreutico-musicali, con il regista palestinese Akram Tellawe, con Ascanio Celestini nello spettacolo “sabbie”. Come ingegnere del suono, compositore e consulente di progettazione multimediale ha collaborato con: ENI Spa; Arch. Luca Ruzza di OpenLabCompany; Arch. Giampaolo Imbrighi (ideatore del padiglione Italia all’Expo di Shangai); Fondazione Maxxi, casa editrice Orecchio Acerbo.
A Rome-based designer, he was born and raised in the Eternal City. He trained at the ISIA, in Rome, where, besides attending a normal course of studies, he also successfully participated in international competitions and met with leading companies in the industry, in connection with his projects.
After completing his studies in 1995, he met Fabio Lenci, who hired him in his firm in a modelling capacity, assigning him the task of developing an operational prototype of a three-wheel scooter. In the space of a year he moved to the operational design department, at the heart of the firm. From this moment on, and in the following years, he dealt with projects ranging from bathrooms to furnishings, from fitness to wellness, from electric to conventional cars, for both public and private use, supervising and collaborating in the creative and development stages, with the opportunity to operate directly on the ground, at the customers’ premises. In these years, he met with top-level companies, such as Teuco Guzzini, Fiam, Testori Interiors, Newform, Gruppo Vitawell, Simas, to mention but a few.
All this experience warranted his appointment, in 2001, to the role of design manager, a position he kept until 2005, when he left LENCI to embark on a freelance career. In those years, in this position, besides managing the design activities, he supervised and organised the human resources and, in his capacity as tutor, supervised the apprenticeship of the interns working at the firm.
At the same time, in 2003 and 2004, he taught design at the department of Industrial Design of the Faculty of Architecture at Sapienza University in Rome.
In 1995 and 2005, he was selected a number of times to participate in the Officina delle Arti (Arts Workshop) event held by CASAIDEA, at the Rome Trade Fair, aimed at bringing together young designers and the world of crafts.
In 1999, he was also selected to exhibit at the Abitare il Tempo (Living Time) event held in parallel to the furniture trade show in Verona.
After leaving the firm, he started a freelance professional career, entertaining relations with companies operating in the bathroom industry, and also ranging to include the field of lighting, spas, wellness and furniture accessories. For some clients he also undertook art direction tasks, working on the image of companies by studying catalogues, product packaging, events and trade fair stands and retail outlets. Thanks to his design experience and soundness, he established long and profitable partnerships with companies belonging to the TREESSE Group, Ala Ceramica, Tecser-Onyx.
In parallel, having cultivated a passion for materials and process technology since his university years, which he then further investigated through studies and direct experience, he occupied positions such as chief R&D and product industrialisation officer, refining his skills over the years, also through hands on experience, on the ground, with top-level suppliers, improving his capacity to find effective and creative solutions to production problems.
Following the meeting with two young professionals, Enrico Secci and Simona Vidoni, he developed the TRIADE project, an experience that lasted until the end of 2010.
This period was also very profitable for both the amount of projects completed, including the designing of a chain of luxury stores for the bathroom sector in the former USSR countries, and the awards received, first and foremost the DESIGN INDEX 2007 by ADI Lazio, for his “Wave” sanitaryware by Modellazione Ceramica.
Towards the end of 2010, he received a new award from ADI Lazio, with the selection of the GEN-X extended user bathtub, signalled out for the DESIGN INDEX award and also included in the publishing of the DESIGN CODEX.
In 2011, he changed jobs once again, opening a new chapter with the creation of the PAREA DESIGN firm and entering into new commercial agreements, including with MOCCI, a top partner for graphic and exhibition design, and the start of design and artistic design consulting services with new companies.
He also continued his university teaching career, which he began in 2008 at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, a free applied arts academy offering Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts Degree, where he teaches packaging design and product design in the graphics and design degree courses.
A graphic designer, he works as art director and board member of Sectio sas, a company operating in the visual communications sector, developing the visual identity of institutions and companies, through coordinated image, communication campaigns, publishing, commercials, videos, the Web.
The key clients of Sectio sas include: Telecom Italia, Arci Nazionale, Philip Morris, ABI – Associazione Bancaria Italiana, Comune di Roma, FIM CISL Nazionale, Wind – Infostrada, Viaggi dell’Elefante, STA – Agenzia per la Mobilità, the transport agency of the local authority of Rome, Tor Vergata University in Rome, Province of Rome, Ministry of Finance, Auser, the Autonomous Province of Trento, ATAC, Met.Ro. spa, CGIL Nazionale, UCI – Unione Coltivatori Italiani, ANCAB – Lega COOP, COTRAL spa, ISFOL. He has served as a member of the Board of Aiap and has also served as Regional representative. His articles have been published in the six-monthly magazine “Progetto Grafico”, published by AIAP, in “Opificio”, a culture monthly by IRI Edizioni and in AIAP ZINE, an international observatory of Design. His principal works have been published in the book “Immagini per idee” (Images for Ideas), published by Skira, 2007. From 2008 to 2010, he taught at the Master of Arts course in Graphic & Visual Design of the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University in Rome.
Federico Parrella is a graphic designer and web design teacher who lives and works in Rome.
After graduating from the ISIA in Urbino, he worked in the field of the integration of different media, in connection with communication design and, in particular, user experience, user centred design and online and offline corporate identity design. He is creative director at the digital division of L’Espresso publishing group, where he deals with UI/UX design, semantic HTML, CSS, JS, tablet and mobile design, wordpress development and project management. He has collaborated with the University of Urbino, the local authority of Rome, Sat 2000, Iccrea banking group (BCC) and the Ministry of Universities and Research. He taught Multimedia Design at the ISIA in Urbino, between 2003 and 2009, and teaches strategic design and front-end implementation at the advanced training course in architecture of information at the IED of Rome, and Web Usabilty at Istituto Quasar. He teaches information design at RUFA – Rome University of fine arts. He has held seminars on web design and graphic design at the ISA in Fabriano, ISIA in Rome, Istituto Quasar and the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Sapienza University in Rome.
His 5A Design firm provides consulting, training and design services for communication design.
www.parrella.it – www.5adesign.it
Director, Writer, Producer, Professor. Raffaele started his career in US Indie movies as First Assistant Director and Line Producer. In NYC he also started his own video-production company, Oikos Films, providing Web content for clients such as the Department of Education of the State of New York (DOE NY) and the United Nations (UNDP). Raffaele also collaborated as Associate Producer at the New York Film Festival and at the New Directors New Film Festival/ MOMA for the Lincoln Center Film Society. As a Writer-Director, Raffaele produced two short movies and the feature docu-film “Il Principe di Ostia Bronx”, winner at the Biografilm Festival. He also co-wrote and produced the first Radio RAI Podcast, “Labanof”, winner of the Prix Italia and second prize at the Prix Europa. Raffaele is currently working on his first novel, his second feature film and his first TV series. Raffaele also served for several years as a teacher at the New York Film Academy (NYFA) and as Academic Director at the Roma Film Academy (RFA). He currently teaches at international Master Programs, in English, at the Rome Business School (RBS) and at the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA).
He lives and works in Rome. In 1974 he enrolled in Sapienza University, Rome, where he attended, for three years, the Faculty of Architecture, while at the same time obtaining a certificate as Industrial Designer from the Region of Lazio. In 1977, he created the graphic design cooperative “Linea 10”, as a services company for the architecture sector, providing detailed/engineering designs for professional firms, architecture mock-ups and prototypes, and also designing the exhibition on Industrial Archaeology at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. In 1978, after having attended the historical modelling workshop held by the renowned A. Valentini, he set up an “Architecture Workshop”, which highlights the importance of model-making in the architecture design stages, experimenting in new techniques and with a continuous search for new materials for consistently improving project quality. In the 1980s he started a longstanding collaboration with the architecture firm specialising in sanitary and hospital facilities managed by R. Angeletti, and with the architecture firm of G. Saraceno, while at the same time developing numerous architecture models, improving the execution and perception quality to the point of grasping and representing the essential ideas underlying the project. In 1996, he set up the architecture services company “Archdelta Servizi per l’Architettura”, combining a craft approach and professional skills with the new digital technologies. He is the President the Unione Modellisti Romani, established in 1998. Between 2003 and 2009, he was a member of ADI (Association for Industrial Design) and, in 2003, he started teaching an Architectural Model-Making course at RUFA. In 2005, he held two seminars, one in Rome and one in Piacenza, on the theme “Dall’idea al plastico” (From the Idea to the Mock-up). In 2010, he held a degree course in Industrial Design – Prototypes Workshop 3 at the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University in Rome. In his career of over thirty years he has developed many architecture models of international importance, including the “Messina Straits Bridge”, exhibited in the Italian Pavilion of the Shanghai Expo, the New Tiburtina Station in Rome, the new Florence Auditorium for the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy. In 2012, for his great experience in model-making and his constant search for quality, CNA of Rome included Archdelta in its “Repertory” of Excellences of Rome.
My passion for still photography and movies started when I was very young and led me to study cinema at college. After having acquired a Degree in Direction of Photography at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Scuola Nazionale di Cinema, under the guidance of Giuseppe Rotunno ASC AIC, I started my professional career, in the camera department, in 2004. First as camera assistant, then as camera operator. In the past eleven years I have been the cinematographer for numerous jobs, very different from each other. Therefore I had the chance to put my creativity to good use for multiple entertainment products all over the world, such as: features, documentaries, music videos, commercials, tv series and tv shows. I am constantly looking for projects with challenging visual storytelling, requiring outstanding technical and artistic skills.
Interaction designer and creative coder, he develops interactive installations and sensitive environments, which allow the use of multimedia contents through natural interfaces.
Natural interfaces, based on the use of innovative technology, allow interaction methods with and between the people who privilege emotional and participative aspects. The multidisciplinary approach enables him to find non-conventional solutions to design challenges.
In 2014, he founded “Giulio Pernice Interactive Experiences”, which, thanks to the experience built up in the development of interactive design products, through an independent project that makes use of different professional skills, as needed. He has also developed “Beyond Borders”, an interactive exhibition taking place in Rome, London, New York and Tunis, 2017 / Immersioni, interactive installations for the Italian Pavilion at the Venice International Film Festival in 2016 / CEA Sanza, a Project on environmental education in the National Park of Cilento / Archaeological Museum of Torcello (Venice), an augmented reality app for archaeological reconstruction / Mapful, the official Jubilee app for mobility of disabled persons / Syncronicity, an interactive installation freely inspired by Calvino’s “Invisible Cities”, developed for the England Arts Council / AYEAYE — 2010-2014.
In 2010, with three multimedia and video art professional, he created the AyeAye group, for the purpose of developing interactive installations and sensitive environments. Together, they created installation on the recovery of identity and the memory of historic villages, on mental health, on poetry in dialect and theatre-dance performances, on the relationship between people in the chaos of modernity.
In 2007, he joined Studio Azzurro, attracted by their idea of how to use technology as an opportunity for communicating content, and not as a totem to exhibit, regardless of content. With Studio Azzurro he has developed various projects in Italy and abroad, including: Geografie Italiane, MAXXI, Rome 2010; Sensitive City, Shanghai 2010; 100/101 the first hundred years of the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia, Rome 2008.
Luca Pertegato, with a graphic-pictorial background and a long-time passion for electronic music, in the 2001 he began a research on the planet of audiovisual performance, participating in the foundation of the collective of experimentation a/v Otolab and dedicating himself up to now into the design of live performances and installations, always with great interest in the multiple forms of audiovisual synesthesia. Since 2005 he has been teaching Audiovisual Performance for the Media Design course of the New Academy of Fine Arts in Milan; he organizes and promotes seminars and workshops at institutions and independent organizations.
Lorenzo Pesce, is an Advertising and Editorial photographer. He graduated from the Art center College of design in Pasadena in California, and He was a recipient of PDN’s 30 award, and this website was selected for this year PDN’s Photo Annual. He has been a member of staff at Contrasto, one of Italy’s leading photojournalist, for over ten years. His work has appeared in some of the most important magazines on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as in museums and galleries throughout Italy. He worked for clients such as Norton, Nokia, Action Aid and Unicef. He now works between Rome, Milan and Berlin. About a year ago he moved to Berlin with his wife and his three daughters. He is bilingual Italian and English, he speaks a good French, a decent Spanish and a very basic German that he uses in his life. Clients that has included: Action Aid,ADAC Reisemagazin, Alitalia, Altagamma, Afar, ATM, Boscolo Tours, Budget Travel, Coca-Cola, Conde Nast Traveller, D la repubblica delle donne, Departures,Easyjet Traveller, Enel, Fit for fun Germany, Focus Magazin, JWT Italia, Io donna, L.A Magazine, Lufthansa magazin, LUISS, Marieclaire, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Mondadori Italia, Monocle, Mulino Bianco, N for Norwegian, NYT Style Magazine, Newsweek, Nokia,Panorama, People Magazine, RCS, Renault, Saatchi & Saatchi, Salmoiraghi&Viganò, Samsung, Saveur, Stern, Style Magazine, Stone Island, Time, TIM, Travel and leisure, Vanity Fair Italia, Vogue Pelle, W, Unicef.
Rita Petruccioli is an illustrator and comics designer born in Rome, in 1982. Her work ranges from magazines, advertising, children’s books and comics. She collaborates with publishers like Mondadori, BAO Publishing, Penguin, Ladybird, Timbuktu Lab, Zanichelli, Auzou, Il Castoro, Editori Laterza, La Nuova Frontiera Junior, Edizioni EL, PIEMME. Her books include the graphic novel “Frantumi”, with texts by Giovanni Masi, published by Bao Publishing, “Christine e la città delle dame” written by Silvia Ballestra and published by Laterza, she has also participated in the book “Storie della buona notte per bambine ribelli”.
For three years she has been responsible for curating the self-productions area of ARF! Festival di Rome and of the illustrations sector of the catalogue of creative excellences of …
A historian and contemporary art critic, he has been involved in conferences and presentations in Italy and abroad. He has curated numerous group and solo exhibitions, catalogues and presentations of Italian and international artists. Correspondent from Italy for “Aperture” (New York), Hotshoe (London) and Eyemazing (Amsterdam), he collaborates with the periodicals “Muse” (Milan), Around Photography (Bologna) and Luxflux – prototype” (Rome), with essays and articles on contemporary photography. Since 1992, he has worked as a freelance journalist for specialised magazines (Tema Celeste, Tate art magazine, Arte e Critica, Opening, Juliet etc.), dailies (Liberazione, Manifesto, etc.) and the radio (RadioRoma, Radio Rock etc.). He has directed the series of photographic books “LinguaggiLuce”, for edizioni Edup (Rome). A scientific consultant for FIOF – Fondazione Internazionale Orvieto Fotografia. Creator, in 2002, and co-ordinator of Photage: the photography section of Luxflux prototype – www.luxflux.org. In charge of the media library of the Museum-Workshop of Contemporary Art of Sapienza University in Rome. He is an expert user of Mac and Windows and has created and maintained the website www.fototensioni.net. Educational qualifications: Research Doctorate in the History of Contemporary Art, Sapienza University, Rome (Thesis on Practices for redefining photography in the context of art), he has specialised (with honours) in Art History at the University of Siena (Thesis on a Theoretical approach to restoration of contemporary art), and earned a Degree (with honours) in Letters from Sapienza University, Rome (Thesis on Michelangelo Pistoletto).
Fiorenza Pinna is an independent curator and book designer, she works in contemporary photography and photo books. She collaborates with galleries, institutions, book publishers, festivals and academies – both Italian and international – for consultancy, teaching, workshops, conferences and portfolio reviews. She is a member of juries for national and international photo awards. She teaches and holds workshops in various public and private institutions. She curates and designs photo books and exhibitions, obtaining prizes and awards.
Fabrizio Pizzuto is an author, curator of exhibitions and art critic from Sicily. He graduated in Letters, specialising in Contemporary Art from Sapienza University, Rome, under the supervision of Professor Claudio Zambianchi, and later specialising in History of Contemporary Art from the School of Specialisation of Siena, directed by Enrico Crispolti, with a thesis developed after a residency period in Paris, at the Citè des Arts, for the International Art Meetings in 2006. Currently, he manages the online art criticism platform Pensiero Meridiano, Archivio Antonello Bulgini and the communications company FoolOptional srls. He also collaborates with the itinerant project-space Le Stazioni Contemporary Art of Milano, of which he is co-designer. This year he also co-designed the itinerant project 10 Little Indians, which, each year, will shortlist 5 artists and 5 critics aged below 30 on the international scene.
Graduated in philosophy at the Academy of Dramatic Art “Silvio d’Amico”. After working as an actor with Irene Papas, Lorenzo Salveti, Mario Ferrero and Attilio Corsini, in 2007 he made his debut as a Director at the Venice Biennale – Young with “Venezia 1750”. Since then he alternated the adaptation of classical texts to contemporary dramaturgy.
For the Dionisiache Festival in Segesta he directed “Il ciclope” by Euripide/Pirandello, “L’asino d’oro” by Apuleio and “Satyricon” by Petronio. In collaboration with Fondamenta Teatro&Teatri he directs “Sogno di una notte di mezza estate” (Best Show Award at Roma ComicOff Festival).
He wrote and directed the rock opera “Karma Party” with the musicians Vittorio Centrone and Francesco Lenzi. With Christian Angeli he directs “Caffè Salter” by Matei Visniec, and “Doppelganger”, a tribute to American noir cinema.
As a pedagogue he has held various acting workshops at the Dams RomaTre, Fondamenta Teatro&Teatri and the Dionisiache Festival in Segesta.
Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi was born in Catania in 1956. He works as an architecture critic and is director of the online journal presS/Tletter. He is the president of the Italian Association of Architecture and Criticism (www.architetturaecritica.it) and has worked as a curator of the series ItaliArchitettura (Utet Scienze Tecniche), a collection of the best projects designed by Italian architects over recent years. His History of 20th Century Architecture may be downloaded, free of charge, from the website www.presstletter.com. He has written numerous books, his favourite being HyperArchitettura, (Testo&Immagine 1998). The one that has sold most copies is This is Tomorrow, avant-garde and contemporary architecture (Testo&Immagine, 1999). The book he would have liked to sell more is Introduction to Architecture (Meltemi, 2004). The one with the best reviews is New Directions in Contemporary Architecture (Wiley, 2008). Then there’s his Short Course on Critical Writing (Lettera 22, Siracusa 2012), targeting those who want to write about architecture. His personal website, where anyone may download his books and articles, is www.prestinenza.it. He is currently writing, for Artribune, a series on the Architects of Italy, while another book, ArchiTexture, is about to be published.
Graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Interior Architecture Department.
First Level Master, University of Mimar Sinan Institute of Science.
Proficiency in Art, Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences.
Professor at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Interior Design Department, Istanbul. She was director of the Department between 2006-2019. She has played several roles within the University; Erasmus Coordinator of the Department, President of the 6th.International Student Triennial Organization Board, Member of the Administrative Council, Member of the Research Council for the foundation of the Italian University in Turkey. Works on the relationship between art and design. Among the projects carried out; hotel, office, home, cafe, furniture design, curatorial exhibitions, jewellery design.
Giuseppe Ragosta has built up an experience on architectural design and urban planning since he was attending university, by participating in restoration projects of monuments and buildings. He also works in the field of interior design and has experience in landscape regeneration.
In his career as a university teacher he has carried out with his students – as co-supervisor of graduation theses on architectural design – various urban regeneration and public and private building refurbishment projects, in historical contexts, metropolitan transport hubs, consolidated sites, new metro stations and retail buildings. Following is an overview of the key aspects of his research:
– Housing and the evolution of housing types
– Aggregating systems and relations between building units
– Residential systems in urban and rural environments
– Restoration and upgrading to compatible functions of historical buildings that are part of the urban landscape
– Principles of sustainability
– Retail spaces: from the interior concept to the building
Sergio Riccardi was born in Naples in 1981. After various experiences as a set designer for cinema and television, he decided to go back to drawing. He has worked in the field of 2D animation since 2009 holding the role of Animator (cut-out and tradigital), Character designer, Storyboard artist, Animation Supervisor, Director. He also deals with comics and illustration. With Assia Petricelli is the author of “Naughty girls, 15 stories of daring and creative women”, which won the Andersen 2014 award in the “best comic book” category. He also illustrated “Salvo e le mafie”, written by Riccardo Guido, who won the Premio Siani 2014 in the ‘comics’ section. Both books are published by Sinnos Editrice.
He has worked for Tunuè, La Repubblica, Il Manifesto, Edizioni Becco giallo, Jacobin Magazine Italy, Coniglio publisher, Cisco, Pearson, La scuola editrice, Immedia editrice, Melazeta, Vallaround,
Giordano Ricciardi is a front-end developer and graphic designer. He works in the field of multimedia publishing and the Web and holds workshops on parametric design in Processing and HTML5. His passion for programming applied to visual communication, also as a job, has enabled him to create and manage a Rome-based user group for the purpose of offering a forum where professionals and enthusiasts can meet and exchange opinions and ideas.
Irene Rinaldi was born in Rome where she currently lives and works.
She collaborates with illustrating publishing houses alongside Italian and international magazines.
Specialising in handmade print and etching‚ a crucial part of her work is related to the study of engraving and printing craftsmanship‚ offering her personal interpretation through the creation of prints and short editions.Taking from mid-century graphic design and from the strong graphic aesthetic of linocut printing‚ but also inspired by screen printed poster-art.
Among her clients areThe New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, AARP, L’Espresso, Mondadori, La Nuova Frontiera, Vogue Italia, Elle France, Taschen, .
Christian Rizzo was born in Salerno, where he graduated in Advertising Graphic Design and Photography. In Rome he studied Graphic Design at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts and was awarded a master’s degree by the Rome School of Photography (Scuola Romana di Fotografia). In 2005, he participated in making the video ‘Urban Signs’, which was presented at the Casa dell’Architettura in Rome for Public Design: Visuals (Biennial Project); that same year, he participated in the group show Opere Prime (Debut Works), organised by RufArtGallery in Rome.
In 2006, he participated in the RufaShort Film Festival, in collaboration with the London Film Academy, with the video ‘RH22’. In 2007, RufArtGallery in Rome hosted his first solo show called ‘Canto delle Sirene’ (Siren’s Song) and, that same year, he held a second solo show at Palazzo Genovese, in Salerno, called ‘RH15’, in connection with the open doors Salerno Porte Aperte event. At the same time, he began to work with the art and culture journal Terzo Occhio, published by Ulisse Editore. In 2008, he participated in the group show àtika – the energy-saving demo house for the Mediterranean climate, curated by Andrea Romoli Barberini. In 2008, he contributed three images to the catalogue ‘Immagini del Gusto’ (Images of Taste). In 2010, his works were included in the permanent group exhibition Vedere con Gusto (Looking with Taste), set up in the cafeteria of the Regina Elena e San Gallicano IFO Hospital. In 2010, he participated in creating the monthly magazine ‘Pane Acqua: appunti di idee progressiste’ (Bread Water: Notes on Progressive Ideas). In 2011, he participated in the creation of a photography workshop at the Civico Zero cooperative (Save the Children), a day shelter for under-age children; that same year he also collaborated, as cinematographer, in the making of the short ‘La Digitale Purpurea’ (2011) by Florinda Martucciello, under the supervision of Marco Bellocchio, and inaugurated his third solo show ‘Ready Made’ at the Caffè Letterario G. Verdi in Salerno.
Born in 1969, in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Ely Rozenberg graduated from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem, and has coordinated the course in Furniture Design at IED, in Rome, where he teaches Light Design. Specialising in research into new technologies and light diffusion, he makes components and installations with fibre and electro-luminescent film and led for companies such as Pallucco Italia, Fabbian Illuminazione, DGA. I came to Italy to build up an experience in a country that stands at the pinnacle of cutting-edge design and to learn another language and culture. In Israel, I had come across a fascinating and innovative lighting material. I brought this information (a sort of trade secret) with me to Italy, together with the architect Alessandro Bianchini, a series of lamps for the Fuori Salone in Milan, in 1998. Fresh works, never seen before, both technologically and artistically, displayed in great surroundings, in via Solferino. After that, we received no end of requests and contacts for collaborations. Since we are not marketing experts, we made a lot of mistakes, but this also taught us a huge lesson. Winner of numerous awards, such as the Design Report Award, Targetti Light Art Collection, Mini (cooper) Design Award, he has curated exhibitions of Israeli designer (in partnership with Vanni Pasca, a renowned designer), including ‘New design from Israel’, at the Milan Triennale in 2005, which exhibition was then hosted at the Berlin Design May and the International Furniture Fair of Copenhagen. My network may be thin, but it has many branches, rather like a spider’s web, with designers, journalists or design historians, the world of design and craft firms, as well as technology experts, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, architects, and several trusted family members and a couple of friends whom I can always rely on in uncertain times. My web is continuously evolving and expanding. In 2003, I was invited by Michelangelo Pistoletto to take part in the ‘Love Difference’ project at the Venice Biennale, and in 2005 he was one of the most celebrated designers taking part in the ‘100 volti 100 progetti’ (100 faces 100 projects) event at the Abitare il Tempo trade show in Verona. His works, which have been published in special interest magazines, such as Design Yearbook, ADI design Index, The Museum of Modern Art Design Encyclopedia, have entered the collections of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, and the Targetti Light Art Collection. The design sector needs to get its act straight, in order to improve quality in the industry of the Lazio region and to open up new horizons. Rome is already the most beautiful city ever created by man, all it needs to do is to take care of and maintain its beauty by striking the right balance between the daily needs of its residents and the more touristic needs of visitors. I would like to see the development of a technology pole and of creative industries, to prove that the people who live and work in the city are not just the keepers of the world’s museum. In order to achieve these changes, however, we need a new pact between local government, the world of business and the public. Things will hardly change without the support of these three parties.
He has published thousands of illustrations, collaborating with dailies, publishers, graphic design firms, advertising agencies and large companies in Italy and many other countries besides. He has coordinated publishing projects and has illustrated books for children, also winning various awards from international juries.
Mario Rullo is a designer and art director and a founding member of Vertigo Design.
He has been working in the field of visual design and advertising for over 20 years, during which he has built up experiences in visual communication and, in particular, in corporate identity, brand image and wayfinding.
He has designed visual identity systems for numerous public authorities and national and international companies, such as: Alenia Spazio, BNL, British Council, Commune of Rome, Finmeccanica, Galileo Industries, Italian Personal Data Protection Authority, Hugo Boss, Intralot, Lacoste, Laterza, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Montblanc, Procter&Gamble, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Space Alliance, Telecom Italia, Telespazio, Thales, Unicef, Wwf.
He teaches Visual Communication at ISIA Rome Design and Isia Pescara, and at Rufa Rome University of Fine Arts, in the Visual and Innovation Design course. Between 2002 and 2008, he was appointed contract professor at the degree programme in Industrial Design of the First Faculty of Architecture at Sapienza University, Rome, in the Visual Communication Design course. He has also participated in seminars and spoken at conferences at the SVA School of Visual Arts of NewYork and Iowa State University.
He is a member of and sits on the board of the Lazio branch of AIAP, the Italian Association for Visual Communciation Design (Associazione Italiana Progettazione per la Comunicazione Visiva), and is also a member of Beda, the Bureau of European Design Associations.
In 2003, he contributed in founding the Progetto Grafico magazine, of which he was an editor until 2011, and also collaborates with another magazine, DiiD Disegno Industriale.
Several of his projects have been published in international visual design journals, such as European Design Annual, Design for made in Italy, Xtreme Italian Brochures, Brochure Parade, Graphic Simplicity, Logomania, Undersign, 1000 ideas by 100 graphic designers, For a good cause. In 2004, he represented Italy with the “Alenia Spazio” at the F2F event in Stuttgart.
Among the rewards he has received is the Silver Plaque for Advertising – Institutional Communication Section – for the project “Together in Romance” and the “Marco Borsa” Award.
Tommaso Salvatori, a designer and art director, deals with design in a systemic way, across the board, injecting new thoughts and ideas into the various design fields. A founding member of Intorno Design, he works with public and private entities, especially in Visual Design, Information Design and System Design (Museum Design, Exhibit Design, Product Design, Multimedia projects). He teaches at Isia Rome Design, at the Rome and Pordenone campuses, and at the University of Udine. He has received numerous awards, including the RedDot Design Award, the European Design Award, shortlisted for the Design Excellence Award by the Region of Lazio, Special Mention at the XXII Gold Compass-ADI, and shortlisted for the ADI Index and the International Gold Award. His projects have been published in the National Observatory for Design and Visual Communication of AIAP; in “Methods, Models, simulations and approaches towards a General Theory of Change” by G. Minati, Edizione World Scientific; in the ADI Design Index 2009 and 2016.
He has served on the Board of the Cnam (Consiglio Nazionale Alta Formazione / National Council for Higher Training), a technical body of the Ministry of Universities and Research.
Master’s degree in theatrical, film and television set design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, I immediately specialize in the field of vfx and digital compositing. Digital compositor and lighter artist from 2015 at Metaphyx, Digimax, Makinarium, Inlusion, MPC,
Genialogic-FX S-U and from the summer of 2019 at Frame by Frame in Rome. Trainer in Maya and Nuke at the Quasar Institute, IED, Genialogic-FX Academy, Rufa University and Blacksheep of Rome.
Roberto Scavizzi is a practising lawyer, specialising in company law, civil law and new technologies law.
He also teaches as a supplementary contract professor (Professore a contratto integrativo) of Community IT Law at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome.
He has authored a number of publication on the law of new technologies, the monograph ‘Lineamenti di diritto processuale comunitario’ (Outlines of Community Procedural Law) (published by Halley Editrice), and has co-authored a ‘Manuale di diritto comunitario dell’informatica’ (Manual of Community IT Law) (published by Giuffré Editore). Last but not least, he collaborated with the publisher Giuffré s.p.a. in editing the (annual edition) Repertory of Civil Justice.
Martha B. Scherr, from West Virginia, USA, joined RUFA in 2016, after a lengthy experience as an English language teacher/consultant/coach for managers of Italian and international companies. Along with translations of Italian/English texts in various fields – current events, science, law, politics and trade – she has also translated the book IL GHETTO RACCONTA ROMA (THE GHETTO’S ACCOUNT OF ROME) by Luca Fiorentini. She graduated in Philosophy and Political Science, and also earned a degree in International Relations from Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University, in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Scherr was also granted the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which enabled her to travel, alone, for a year, to conduct a study on the Popularity of American Country Music in Asia and Europe. It was during this experience that she met her husband and decided to settle down in Rome, where she has been living now for over 25 years. She still pursues her passion for music, travelling and learning about different cultures. She has two grown-up children and a “slightly” spoilt Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
He has written about photography, cinema and visual culture in various Italian magazines including Il Tascabile, IL Magazine, Rivista Studio, pagina99 and Internazionale, and curated for several years Hippolyte Bayard, a blog dedicated to contemporary photography.
Together with photographers Alessandro Imbriaco and Tommaso Bonaventura he realised the photographic project Corpi di Reato. A visual archeology of mafia phenomena in contemporary Italy. The work, shown in various exhibitions in Italy and abroad, has become part of the photographic collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Cinisello Balsamo. With Imbriaco he also realised a series of photographic works on the Italian landscape in relation to the country’s collective imaginary.
He has held courses and seminars on photographic technique, history of photography and critique at photography schools, universities and photo-festivals including the European Institute of Design in Rome, Officine Fotografiche, Accademia delle Arti e delle Nuove Tecnologie.
Since 2005 he has been working as a freelance journalist and news producer for international broadcasters and agencies, including Associated Press, Reuters and BBC.
Raffaele Simongini was born in Rome in 1966, where he lives and works. He is an art consultant, documentary maker and has authored a number of art programmes for Rai Educational (Art News and Magazzini Einstein. Lo spettacolo della cultura). He teaches Art History, Aesthetics and History of Cinema at the Fine Arts Academy, with a focus on the theory of image in painting and the cinema. He has published two studies on art theory: Aesthetics of the Image and Art Likes to Conceal Itself.
(Rome 1979) after his studies on set design, Daniele started to work as a director and visual artist.
From 2012 to 2015 he has been the artistic consultant for the Romaeuropa Foundation and the curator of DigitaLife at La Pelanda museum in Rome. From 2014 he started the collaboration with Luca Brinchi with whom he realizes virtual sets for numerous theatrical shows.
In February 2011 he was selected by the famous director and artist Takeshi Kitano to represent the artistic trend of the city of Rome for a television format he conducted.
Among the most important creations: Orbis, Yerevan (Armenia) produced by the Italian Embassy in Armenia in 2019, Pneuma for Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive and included in the program of the 58th edition of the Festival dei Due Mondi – Spoleto, Atto Primo at Piazza del Popolo in Rome in 2013, Rifrazioni Permanenti – Piazza Colonna 2011 Rome, MiBAC.
In 2016 he designs and realizes with Luca Brinchi the virtual and light set for the runway show of the Gucci woman collections. In 2016, they directed and realized scenes, videos and light design of Aminta produced by the Sagra Musicale Malatestiana and the Teatro di Roma. In 2017 they created the multimedia installation Il Giardino dei sogni included in the exhibition about Giorgione at Palazzo Venezia – Rome, produced by the Polo Museale del Lazio (MIBAC)
Graduated at the DAMS in Bologna with a thesis on the imagery of Terry Gilliam, he was admitted to the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, where he graduated in directing with the short film Nonsostare, thanks to which he participated in many international festivals. He is the protagonist of the first Italian web series produced by Qoob, Wannabe a fimmaker, which aims to give small lessons to aspiring filmmakers. In 2010 he was selected, as the only Italian, to fly to Los Angeles and take part of a Film Master Programm, promoted by NBC Universal.
He works as a director for various TV programs (Interferenze, L ‘attimo fuggente …) and as author for cinema and seriality. In recent years he has directed many commercials, video clips and web communication campaigns.
Claudio Spuri is an Art Director and Graphic Designer. In 1996, he graduated in Graphic Design and Visual Communication from IED Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome. In 1999, he embarked on a professional career in the field of editorial graphics and Exhibit Design. In 2002, he co-founded the firm EJWD Crossmedia Communication Design, based in Rome, with which he rolled out institutional and unconventional advertising communication projects until 2011, using conventional and new media.
He is a Senior Professional Member of AIAP Associazione Italiana Design della Comunicazione Visiva / Italian Association of Visual Communication Design. In 2006, he published the book “T-shirt: fabric tattoos” for the publisher Tunué, and in 2007 the blog www.iltatuaggiodistoffa.net, both dedicated to the T-shirt culture. Since 2003, he teaches visual communication. In particular, in 2003, at the Department of Graphics of Istituto Quasar in Rome; in 2009, at the Industrial Design degree programme of the “Ludovico Quaroni” Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University in Rome; and, in 2013, at RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts, at the Master of Arts course in Visual and Innovation Design.
An Architect | Interaction Designer, he lives and works in Rome. Having specialised in electronic technology applied to Design and Set-up projects, he teaches at different Italian Design Universities and Schools. He has received awards for his work from various international design competitions and exhibited his Information Technology research work on a number of occasions. He is a co-founder of the design network called in4mal, where he also works as Architect and Interaction Designer. He has always shown a passionate interest in defining new and effective relations between the digital environment and the physical space, combining theoretical reflection with design research, and ranging from multimedia communications to performance spaces, from sensitive environments to interactive systems.
Giorgio Tiranti, works as Art Director for Advertising, Brand Identity, television channels and in every sector of communication. He also deals with Motiondesign and Animation for TV, Cinema, Events, Postproduction, Color Correction and Vfx.
In the field of events he takes part in roles of Video Engineering, Audio and Visual Integrator for video projections, multi-projections, interactive installations, show control and digital signage.
CATERINA TOMEO (1972) is an art historian and carries out research, as well as working as a critic and curator. She is specialised in contemporary art, with a focus on inter-disciplinary arts and research in media art and sound art. She has collaborated with the Chair of History of Contemporary Art and the Department of Performing Arts and Sciences at Sapienza University in Rome, organising seminars, reviews and conferences on the electronic and digital arts. She has taken part in several important publishing projects, such as the first Anthologies of Video Art in Europe, Le Storie del Video (Video Stories), Le pratiche del video (Practical Video Art), edited by Prof. Valentina Valentini, as well as catalogues by emerging artists in collaboration with Nero Produzioni. She has also collaborated in organising festivals and reviews, including the Video Festival held in Taormina, Visibilità Zero (Zero Visibility) in Rome, and Netmage in Bologna. Having also specialised in the Economics and Management of cultural assets, she has carried out management and project financing activities for companies financed by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities. She has served as Director of higher vocational training courses, including the course in New multimedia cataloguing techniques, held at the MACRO Museum in Rome. Between 2008 and 2011, she directed the Arts Learning Institute, a space for promoting contemporary art languages, hosting internationally renowned artists such as Tomas Saraceno, Christopher O’Leary, Stefania Galegati, Marco Raparelli, Lol Coxhill, Mike Cooper, Elio Martusciello, Ossatura. She teaches Electronic and Digital Art, History of Contemporary Art and Digital Video at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, where she has also been in charge of the Events and Communications unit. She also teaches Arts and New media, Technology and Multimedia, Art Management at the Master of Arts Course in Economics and management of art and cultural heritage at the Business School of “Il Sole 24 Ore”. She is co-director of the SPRING ATTITUDE FESTIVAL. Her papers have been published in books, catalogues and art magazines, and her book “Sound Art, Ascoltare è come vedere” (Sound Art: Listening is Like Seeing) was published by Castelvecchi Editore in February 2017.
Giulia Tornari, is since 2005 editor of Contrasto where she coordinates photographers and follows their projects, many of which have obtained international awards. She is also responsible for the relations with national and international publications and currently teaches at the European Institute of Design in Rome. Tornari also is the Director of Zona, an association tha develops projects to boost social awareness.
Francesco Ugolini was born in Rome, although he now lives in the secluded countryside, in the province of Viterbo, due to a deep dissatisfaction with city life. Here, in the company only of plants and animals, he develops 3D graphic and multimedia projects in general. Having severed most social ties over the years, the Internet represents his principal means of communication with the rest of humanity (and, of course, for work, but this latter aspect is now a widely accepted fact).
After a period spent studying electronic engineering at Roma Tre University, with only six exams left to graduation, in 2000 he decided to abandon this formal course of studies to dedicate himself entirely to 3D graphics as a self-taught designer, which earned him the sobriquet of “nutter” from friends and family. In 2011, he became an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) and president of the Rome branch of the Autodesk Animation User Group (AAUGA)
Given the precarious nature of freelance work, the unreliability of clients and the manic speed at which market demands change, there has been a variety of fields of application over the years: 3D architecture, Design Visualization, Character Animation, Vfx, Game Design. And the most diverse contexts: architecture projects, documentaries, commercials, animated shorts, videogames, productions for TV programmes (Voyager) and advertising (Cartoons On The Bay for RAI).
And, of course, the 3D software such as, primarily, 3DSMax, Maya, Cinema4D, Unity.
No nervous breakdown yet, but it’s looming on the horizon.
Thanks to the experience built up over the years (which, in any case, remains, even if one doesn’t get paid for one’s work), he has dedicated himself to teaching projects on 3D graphics at design schools and academies (CEFI, Quasar, IED, RUFA, ITS Rossellini). Considering that the entertainment sector is notoriously designed to amuse rather than enlighten, in 2012 he founded Ecosystem3D, a cultural association with the aim of producing multimedia products with an ethical approach.
Have a good time and enjoy polygons.
Mauro Uzzeo (Marino, 25 Agosto 1979) è uno sceneggiatore italiano attivo nel campo del fumetto, del cinema e della televisione. Esordisce pubblicando racconti sulle pagine della rivista erotica Blue edita da Francesco Coniglio e, partendo dall’editoria indipendente (Velo di Maya, per Montego, Il gioco di Katie per Edizioni BD, Wonderland per Nicola Pesce Editore) raggiunge quella della grande distribuzione scrivendo diverse sceneggiature per John Doe (Editoriale Aurea), Orfani e Dylan Dog (Sergio Bonelli Editore).
Dal 2001 svolge l’attività di sceneggiatore e regista di cortometraggi animati (Tricky’n’Ducks, Il Bambino che ha spento le stelle), spot televisivi (Coca-cola, Vodafone, Particella di Sodio dell’Acqua Lete) e videoclip musicali (Tiromancino, Jovanotti, Subsonica, Planet Funk, Coolio & Snoop Dogg, Bungaro & Paola Cortellesi, Mimosa, Hedy Lamarr), ottenendone riconoscimenti italiani e internazionali.
Insegna comunicazione e narrazione cross-mediale e, dal 2005 al 2011 ricopre la carica di Direttore Responsabile del reparto creativo della Rainbow CGI affiancando Iginio Straffi nella realizzazione delle avventure delle fatine del Winx Club, e coadiuvandolo nella regia di Gladiatori di Roma.
Per Graphilm e Rai Fiction collabora alla scrittura di Bu-Bum! La strada verso casa, un cartone animato ideato da Maurizio Forestieri, Giovanni Di Gregorio e Francesco Artibani trasmesso in Italia, da Rai Gulp, dal 1º luglio 2016.
Inviato fisso ai più importanti festival italiani, scrive di Cinema per La Repubblica – XL, e per BestMovie.
Nel 2011 rientra nella cinquina di candidati al David di Donatello per il suo lavoro sugli effetti digitali del film L’ultimo terrestre (esordio alla regia del fumettista/illustratore Gipi) e cura la regia della sigla animata del film di Fausto Brizzi Com’è bello far l’amore.
Sua è la regia delle cinque puntate di #Cose da Uomini – serial web prodotto da Fish-Eye insieme al Dipartimento delle pari opportunità – per sensibilizzare sul tema della violenza sulla donna.
Nel 2014, su soggetto di Roberto Recchioni e per la regia di Ivan Silvestrini, sceneggia MONOLITH, primo lungometraggio prodotto dalla Sergio Bonelli Editore insieme a Sky e Lock & Valentine. Tratto dall’omonima graphic novel scritta con Roberto Recchioni per i disegni di Lorenzo LRNZ Ceccotti, il film è stato presentato con successo all’edizione 2016 del FrightFest di Londra.
Il suo primo romanzo autoprodotto: Non ti stavo cercando – dal nome del blog omonimo che tiene dal gennaio del 2010 – presentato a Lucca Comics & Games 2015, nel vende in un solo giorno l’intera tiratura di trecento copie.
Nel 2015 – insieme a Gud, Paolo Campana, S3keno Piccoli e Fabrizio Verrocchi – inventa e organizza l’ARF!, festival romano dedicato al fumetto, che si svolge all’interno del museo MACRO di Roma.
Candidato al Premio Micheluzzi per il suo albo d’esordio su John Doe, nel settembre del 2016 vince il Premio Andrea Pazienza per il suo ruolo di “agitatore culturale” e come “Miglior Sceneggiatore del 2016”.
Dal 2018 insegna Scrittura Creativa all’Accademia RUFA.
Born in Avellino, in 1985, he graduated in Architecture from Sapienza University, in Rome, with honours, remaining to live in the city.
An author and editor, he has written the book “V-Ray Guida Definitiva” (V-Ray: a Definitive Guidebook), and edits the Universo 3ds Max and Universo V-Ray columns for the Computer Graphics magazine “Tecniche & Applicazioni (CGT&A)” published by Imago Edizioni.
He was involved in the graphic design and layout of the PeriodicoMARCO magazine.
Among the most important speakers, nationwide, at workshops and conferences, such as the 2012 and 2013 editions of DDD – Digital Drawing Day, the 2013 Rome Drawing Day, and the 2013 and 2014 editions of Udine 3D Forum.
He also acted as moderator of the V-Ray section of the Imaginaction.com Forum.
He has dedicated most of his career to architecture, alongside a great passion for Computer Graphics. He also has a keen interest in Photography, which he sees as a form of expression with endless opportunities, a fundamental tool for visual research.
He collaborates with numerous architecture and photography firms, in the field of Photo-realistic 3D Graphic Restitution.
A teacher at the course of 3D Digital Architecture at the Rainbow Academy, 3D Pro at Lab Creation and Computer Graphics 2 of the bachelor’s degree course in Photography at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Art.
Born in Rome in 1970. After graduating from a classical secondary school, he enrolled in the Fine Arts Academy of Rome where he attended the Set design course. He started working as a set designer while still at school, in the staging of various operas (including “L’elisir d’amore”, “Le nozze di Figaro”, “La Bohème” for the Centenary celebrations of the Teatro Regio in Turin) and plays. After graduating from the Academy in 1996, he started a started working in television, as an assistant to Gaetano Castelli, designing sets for programmes in both the state broadcaster RAI and Italy’s number one commercial TV company Mediaset, including “Beato tra le donne”, “Furore”, “Donna sotto le Stelle”, “Una volta al mese”, “Fantastico Enrico!”, “125 milioni di ca…”. He started teaching at RUFA in 1999, Architecture, Architectural Model Making and Lighting Systems. Since 2009, he also teaches Set Design at RUFA. He ranked first in a public competition for a teaching position (Set Design for the Cinema) at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts. At RUFA, he has also conceived, designed and curated a number of exhibitions and events, including “Public Design: VISUALS – Progetto Biennale”, the Design Biennale “Sguardi al Femminile” (Female Glances), the IV edition of the film review “Rome Design + “, “100 Works of Art for the Right to Food”, in connection with the World Food Day and the Right to Food Forum at the FAO.
Fabrizio Verrocchi (Rome, 1979) made his debut as a character designer in 1999 for the leading Italian software house, to then explore, as a graphic designer and art director, advertising and fashion, publishing and design of UI / UX in the web and mobile.
He has been a consultant for the Agency for Digital Italy in the field of design, for the Public Digital Identity System “SPID”. He is among the founders of ARF! Festival of Stories, Signs & Drawings. Since 2009 he has been working on the graphics of various books and series for Sergio Bonelli Editore, BAO
Publishing, Coconino-Fandango, Star Comics, Tunué.
Elisabetta Villaggio read philosophy at Bologna University, then Cinema and Television at the USC (University of South California) in Los Angeles. She has worked in television as assistant director, director, author and consultant for the Italian state broadcaster Rai and the private networks Mediaset and la7. She has also made two shorts, one of which, “Taxi”, was selected at the Venice International Film Festival. She has written several screenplays and directed the feature film “Luna and the Others”. She made the documentary “Paolo Villaggio: mi racconto”, selected at the ArtDocFest in Rome, in 2010. She teaches in the film-making department at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts) and has collaborated and collaborates with various paper and online magazines. She has authored a play “Marilyn, gli ultimi tre giorni” (Marilyn, the Last Three Days), which won the 11th edition of the “Donne e Teatro” Award as a debut work and has been published by Borgia. She then also directed the play, in the 2011-2012 season. On the same subject, she wrote “Marilyn: un intrigo dietro la morte” (Marilyn: The Plot behind her Death), published by Bonanno Editore in October 2012. She directed the play “Marilyn un intrigo dietro la morte”, staged in December 2012. She wrote the mise en scene “Io sono Virginia” (I am Virginia), staged in May 2013. She is the author of a novel “Una vita bizzarra” (A Bizarre Life), published in October 2013 by Città del Sole Edizioni, which won the Anassilaos Award for fiction. In December 2014, she published the play “Marilyn gli ultimi 3 giorni” with Panesi Edizioni. In 2016, she published the English version of the play “Marilyn, the last 3 days” with Panesi Edizioni. In December 2016 she published the novel “La Mustang rossa” with La ruota edizioni.
Partner, Direction and strategy Bcv associati Design for communication.
After attending a school for interpreters and the Istituto Europeo di Design, she started working as a graphic designer, in 1980, in Rome, moving to the United States in 1984. In 1987, she founded Nuovostudio, which later became RCP Associati, then BaldassarreCarpiVitelli, and finally, in 2011, BCV Associati. She has taught at the Creative Workshop in Rome and the degree course in Industrial Design at Sapienza University in Rome. Since 2013, she teaches at the course of Visual and Innovation Design at RUFA Rome University Fine Arts. She is a member of Aiap (Associazione italiana design della comunicazione visiva / Italian Association of Visual Communication Design) and BEDA (Bureau of European Design Associations). She sings as an oprano in the CaroCoro choir of Rome.
He graduated in Cinema and TV and then trained as a cameraman. He has directed documentaries and reality shows for the TV channels Canale 5, RAIDUE, Studio Universal, Tele+ and Sky. As a director of commercials, he has made videos and spots for large national and international brands and institutions: Italian Red Cross, Finmeccanica Group, Renault, Daimler Chrysler and IFAD (United Nations). Andrés Rafael Zabala has also made 9 shorts, which have won him awards in national and international festivals. In 2014, he directed an independent feature film “A Dark Rome” (93 minutes, in English), which, besides being selected in a number of festivals abroad, also won the “Best Thriller of 2015” Award at the Macabre Faire Film Festival in New York. His book “Disobedient directors – The cinematography of yesterday and today beyond the rules”. (Edizioni Efesto – Rome) was published in 2020. For several years now he has also been teaching Direction and Filmmaking.