Christian Angeli

Audiovisual and show documentation techniques

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He graduated in Humanities (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 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 film “Fare bene Mikles” (winner of the Italian Golden Globe Award by the Italian Foreign Press Association).


Agnese Angelini

Graphic design 1 - Visual Design 1

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Agnese Angelini is a brand designer and consultant for branding and communication strategy services.
Her professional experience as a Brand Designer has included collaborations with some of Europe’s leading Brand Agencies, such as FutureBrand of Milan and Paris, Landor of Milan and Paris, Carrè Noir of Turin, Cb’a of Paris Saatchi & Saatchi of Rome, Strategic Design of Rome and JWT.

Agnese has designed identities and design system for many Brand Agencies for a wide range of clients including: Original Marines – Fashion Brand, Yas Island at Abu Dhabi, Juventus Team, Artesia – French railways, Angelini Pharmaceutical, Zucchi Bassetti, Coop Supermarché, ABI – Italian Banking Association, Inda, Palatium, Laura Tonatto Parfum, Mazda, Toyota, Agrifood of Verona, Rome Film Festival – first edition, Poste italiane, Enav – National Flight Assistance Agency , IP – Gruppo Api, Ansaldo – Finmeccanica Group.

Some of her projects are featured in international awards such as American Graphic Design Awards 2018 and International Design Awards 2016.

Extremely creative, her contribution is always in providing projects and experiences to those who desire powerful branding.
She loves to move and to always face new challenges in her work.

Since 2005 she has been living and working between Paris and Rome. Today she works as a freelancer and collaborates with important Brand Agencies in Paris, Geneva, Milan and Rome.

Since 2012, she teaches “Corporate Identity & Guidelines” at RUFA in the Visual and Innovation Design MA  and also in the Graphic Design BA.



Docente - Diana Arbib

Diana Arbib

Multimedia Direction

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Director and multimedia artist, she began her research through the study of theatrical and cinematographic scenography. Creator of shows and installations, she continues to perfect multimedia dramaturgy projects, in which the different elements; real bodies and the image, the video as an animated and living light, the sound within the environment, are in continuous movement and in search of a balance, an orchestration at the service of the idea, for a multimedia direction. Co-founder of the artistic research collective “santasangre”, with which she realizes various theatrical performances on the international scene, she participates in the Romaeuropa Festival, the Grec in Barcelona, the Noorderzon in Groningen, the Temps d’Images Festival in Warsaw, all ‘Eurokaz in Zagreb and other national and international festivals. Ubu Award 2009 / Special Award for language experimentation. She conducts workshops at the European Institute of Design and IUAV in Venice, and since 2019 has been teaching the Multimedia Installation course at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.


Docente Mariangela Barbanente

Mariangela Barbanente


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Filmmaker and screenwriter. She started working in Documentary as production assistant and assistant director with the company Les Films d’Ici (France). Assistant director and second camera in Di Costanzo’s documentaries Prove di Stato (1998) and A scuola (2003), in 2000 she completed her first documentary, “Sole”, which received several awards such as a special mention at the Turin Film Festival the same year and it has been shown on TV in 15 countries. In 2005 she shot the docu-series “Il trasloco del bar di Vezio” broadcasted on the cable channel Planet. In 2006 she collaborated on the screenplay of “The Orchestra Of Piazza Vittorio” by Agostino Ferrente. In 2011, her documentary “Ferrhotel” received the prize UCCA–100 Città at the Turin Film Festival 2011 and the Amnesty International Award at Pesaro Film Festival. In 2013 she co-authored “In Viaggio Con Cecilia” with the Italian famed documentary director dean Cecilia Mangini and in 2015 “Varichina” co-directed with Antonio Palumbo which has been nominated for the Nastri d’Argento 2016. She was the first woman to be president of Doc/it – Documentaristi Italiani (2011-13).


Livia Barbieri


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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 an 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 returned 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 an 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”).
Currently 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).

Mario Bellina


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Mario Bellina is a specialized television writer and screenwriter for cartoons (Super SpikeBall, Arctic Friends, Nefertina sul Nilo), sit-coms (Meg & Bianca Fashion Friends, Sara & Marti), Children TV shows (Rob-O-Cod, Albero Azzurro, Selfie Show) and family movies (Christmas Thieves).
He has worked on various TV shows (Sconosciuti, Ci vediamo in tribunale, Fratelli d’Italia) as an author, screenwriter and director.

He is a consultant for the major Italian animation and cross-media festivals including Cartoons on the bay (of which he is part of the scientific committee) and Romics. For some time he has been involved as a game writer in the conception and design of apps and interactive products for children.

He has written various books including humorous, for children, and essays on cinema and animation, the latest of which: Scrivere per l’animazione published by Dino Audino.

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Alessandro Bencivenni


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He begins his career in writing 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 collaboration) and the couple Benvenuti-De Bernardi: it is the group with which he created various films 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 participated in Mario Monicelli’s Le rose del deserto, nominated as 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 the 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.

Maria Pina Bentivenga


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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) run 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).


Gianna Bentivenga


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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. During 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 the 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

Graphic Design - COMIC BOOK ART

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Lorenzo Bolzoni (1981) graduated in Industrial Design at Politecnico University of Milan and attended training courses of comics, typography and type design. Since 2009 he is Senior Designer for the comic book publisher BAO Publishing.
He teaches graphic design at the RUFA University of Rome and at the International School of Comics in Milan.
In 2020 he was part of the project team for the reprint of the book Alfa-Beta, by Aldo Novarese, entirely financed with a successful
crowdfunding campaign.

He signs all his works with the pseudonym Officine Bolzoni.


Daniele Bonomo


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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 comic book art in schools.


Docente - Romolo Bulla

Romolo Bulla

Art Printmaking

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Romolo Bulla was born in Rome in 1947 from a long generation of art printers who found their roots in Paris in 1818. At the early age of 14, he starts working side by side with his father Roberto in the family lithographic atelier which has been for many years one of the main reference point for artists coming from all over the world. During his formative years he actively collaborated in the graphic production of the prints made by artists such as Giorgio de Chirico, Toti Scialoja, Renato Guttuso, Giulio Turcato, Achille Perilli, Renzo Vespignani, Carla Accardi, Antonio Sanfilippo, Tano Festa, Mario Schifano, Piero Dorazio, Mino Maccari, Pericle Fazzini, Gastone Novelli, Lucio Fontana, Massimo Campigli, Antonio Corpora, Maria Lai, Bice Lazzari, Piero Guccione, Fausto Pirandello, Antonino Virduzzo, Giacomo Manzù, Emilio Greco, Romas Viesulas, Antoni Tàpies, Andre Masson, Anne and Patrick Poirer.

In 1976 he was offered the chair of Special Graphic Techniques, which he will held alternatively between the Academy of Fine Arts de l ‘Aquila and the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome until 2014. Parallel to teaching, he continues to work at the family atelier in the production of fine art editions. During his career as a printer he also publishes artists books made in collaboration with the artists of his generation such as Piero Pizzi Cannella, Sandro Chia, Gianni Dessì, Domenico Bianchi, Bruno Ceccobelli, Paolo Gioli, Enrico Pulsoni, Roberto Pace, Carl Andre and Ana Mendieta. Books which were presented in 2013 at the Casa della Letterature in Rome.

In 1989 Romolo and Rosalba Bulla take over the reins of the family atelier so becoming the sixth generation running the studio. In those years they explored new printing techniques such as woodcut, pochoir and monotype and, thanks to the collaboration with artists the Bulla’s atelier becomes a place of experimentation. Artists such as Jannis Kounellis, Enzo Cucchi, Mimmo Paladino, Gianni Dessì, Giacinto Cerone, Luigi Ontani, Carla Accardi, Nunzio, Marco Tirelli, Domenico Bianchi, Aldo Mondino, Giosetta Fioroni, Stefano Di Stasio, Paolo Canevari, Titina Maselli, Maurizio Mochetti, Marisa Mertz, Giovanni Anselmo, George Baselitz, Sean Scully, Robert Barry, Jim Dine, Ettore Sottsass, David Salle.

He collaborated respectively, in 2001 at the roman Accademia di San Luca and in 2018 at Palazzo Poli – Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, in the production of two exhibitions aimed at tracing the years of activity of the Bulla’s atelier.

In 2021, the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, with the direction of Cecilia Casorati, awarded Romolo Bulla the position of Professor Emeritus for the commitment he had during his teaching years.

Paolo Buonaiuto

Graphic Design 2

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Paolo B. has been working as an art director and visual designer for over 25 years. His projects are signed art-bit.design&c., a visual design and communications studio dealing with the visual communication production process, from the brand design to the coordinated image, throughout the promotion of identity values within institutional, museum, cultural and product communications, in particular signage & wayfinding.
Coordinator of the Bachelor of Arts in “Design for Humans” and Professor of Graphic Design and Color at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts).
Professor of Design and Tourism at Roma Tre University in the Master in Tourism Languages and Intercultural Communication.
He collaborated with Villa Médicis – Académie de France à Rome for the exhibition “Thursdays at Villa Medici” within the program “Graphic Lessons”. He held colour lectures at LUISS – Free International University of Social Studies “Guido Carli”, Rome. As a trainer, Paolo taught in the Perception, Light and Matter course and the Colour Design course for Cosmob S.p.a., Pesaro, Italy.
He has been a lecturer in the “Visual Communication for Companies” course organized by the Rome Institute for Entrepreneurial Training in collaboration with the CNA – the Italian Confederation of Crafts and Small-medium enterprises based in Rome.
Regarding institutional positions, he has been Director of the Lazio Delegation of AIAP – the Italian Association of Visual Communication Design, from 2010 to 2012, then Secretary from 2013 to 2015. In 2016 he started his career at AIAP in Lazio, and eventually became Advisor of the AIAP board for 2019- 2021 biennium.
Responsible as designer of the visual communication between Aiap and Confcommercio – Businesses for Italy – Professions.

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Emanuela Camacci

Visual Art Techniques and Technologies; Sculpture Techniques

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Emanuela Camacci was born in Rome, she graduated in sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. Once she graduated she attended a specialization in mosaic art at the studio of Costantino Buccolieri.
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. She has undertaken 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 she has won several awards and competitions for works of art in public spaces, such as the Montesacro East Fire Station in Rome, with the work “Mani” in Roman travertine, or such as the sculpture “Bubbles of air” at the permanent collection of the Cantina Producers Cormòns of Gorizia. A determining factor in her research has been the collaboration with artists and professionals from various backgrounds, experiences that offered her the opportunity to live life with a different perspective from an artistic-intellectual and human point of view.

Her evocative language is rooted in representations of emotional life, in the link between sculpture, architecture and the environment, in the exploration of the limits and possibilities of various materials.

Ideas are only fully realized in an appropriate context.
“the work changes meaning in relation to place and space.”

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Simone Cametti


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Sculpture 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 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 of perception resulting from the physical transformation of the context by the artist himself.


Floriana Cannatelli


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She graduated in Architecture from Sapienza University, Rome. After gaining a Master of Arts in Design and Management, and attending a specialisation course in Street Furnishing Design, from the Milan Polytechnic University and Sapienza University in Rome, she started focusing 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 design firms, theatre staging and museum set-up projects and participated in architecture and design exhibitions and competitions. Her work also regards renovation and lighting design projects.

Bruno Capezzuoli

Interaction Designer

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Bruno Capezzuoli started 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 graphic processing in real time go off the device screen and enter the space occupied by the audience, 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 many passions – which, in my opinion, are not so far from my job – for me, the most important ones are: contemporary art, good music and cooking”.

Emanuele Cappelli

Brand Design; Graphic Design 3

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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.


Marianna Cappi


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Afters studying Communication Sciences in Bologna and journalism in Brussels, she graduated in History of Cinema in Bologna (Alma Mater Studiorum) and in screenwriting at the National Film School (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) in Rome (2001-2003). She has written short films with and for Susanna Nicchiarelli (“La Madonna nel frigorifero”), Francesco Lagi (“Passatempo”, Selection Corto Cortissimo Venice International Film Festival, 2004), Stefano Accorsi (“Io non ti conosco”, David di Donatello 2014). In 2007 she wrote and shot the documentary “Tomaso Monicelli. Un intellettuale in Penombra”. She has worked as a screenwriter for RAI, Mediaset and Discovery Channel (“Il Commissario De Luca”, “Gente di Mare”, “Vivere”, “Love Dilemma”). She has held scriptwriting courses and workshops in Gorizia, Mantua, Bologna, Ramallah, Bellinzona, Pistoia, Rome (CSC). She has written the feature film “Amori Elementari” directed by Sergio Basso (CSC Production, Rai Cinema, Zori Film, 2014). For theater she has made the Italian adaptation of the Broadway musical “Priscilla – Queen of the desert” and Alil Vardal’s “Clan des Divorcées”. She’s a film critic for the newspaper Voce di Mantova, the web portal MyMovies.it and the weekly magazine Film TV. In 2020 she was selected and appointed by MiBact as Expert Trainer of the National Cinema and Images Plan for School.

Aureliano Capri

Information Design

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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.

Alessandro Carpentieri

Digital Video and Video Editing; Photography (for Visual Arts); Photography 1

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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”

Vincenzo Caruso


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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. He is a pupil of the master Gaetano Castelli and 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 to work 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 worked on 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 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.

Maria Chiara Castelli


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Since 1997 Maria Chiara Castelli, graduated with honours in set design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, began her career by passing a selection of Rai as an assistant set designers. After a series of collaborations with some set designers she joined the Castelli studio, where she still works today. Since 2010 she went from being an assistant to a set designer. Among the customers: Rai uno, Mediaset, Sky, Tv2000, Arcobaleno tre, Stand by me. In 2000, during her career as a set designer, she also developed the her academic activity at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome which she still carried out (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 her interest in TV set design, she is always strongly involved in painting and drawing, especially in the creation of her portraits. In recent years she has been working in teams for the realization of projects both for TV and private companies, such as restyling the restaurant “Il Lanificio” with her colleague Alessia Petrangeli. The team with which she collaborates is made up of set designers and designers. The coordinator of the group is: Manuel Bellucci.


Andrea Cavallari

Web Design 1; Web Design 2

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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.
He is an expert programmer in various languages, including iOS, Android, C#, Pascal, Java, PL/SQL, Oracle, TomCat, XML, HTML, Javascript, VB.NET 2.0, Visual Basic 6.0, ASP 3.0, and ASP.NET.
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).

Docente Alice Cellupica

Alice Cellupica


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I graduated right here at Rufa in Visual and Innovation Design. Shortly before obtaining my Master’s degree, I joined PwC’s Experience Centre in Rome. Now I’m a designer with 7 years of experience working on Visual Design, User Experience, User Interface, Motion Graphic, Motion UI and Illustration across different industries such as Retail, Energy & e-Mobility, Transportation and Financial Services. I collaborate with clients designing new digital user experiences, co-creating customer journeys with different stakeholders, facilitating workshop sessions, creating digital video material, creating Design Systems and visual guidelines and finally managing the art direction of websites and mobile apps used by millions of users every day.


Paolo Cenciarelli


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Born in 1984; after graduating in Industrial Design, Visual Communication at the first Uni-versity of Rome La Sapienza, he turns towards photography as a medium for his own research.
Influenced by underground movements and realities, his approach to photography becomes immediately recognizable and translated into editorial and commercial assignments. He shooted national and international campaigns for big brands and institutions and his work is published in national and foreign magazines.
He was one of the youngest authors distributed by the international agency Grazia Neri. Paolo Cenciarelli exhibited his research in two editions of the Rome FotoGrafia International Photography Festival, at MACRO and at National Gallery. He exhibited his first solo show at the ISFCI in Rome.
He presented his project PARAPHILIA at the FoodLoop exhibition organized by the LuzPhoto agency, in Milan during the EXPO.
After the worldwide release of his photobook VANGELO MMXVIII published by the international art publishing house DRAGO, he exhibited his work in galleries such as Contemporary Cluster Rome, The Don Gallery Milan, Galo Art gallery in Turin during Artissima and, in 2019, in a important solo show at Milano Triennale curated by Roberto D’Agostino.
During the academic year 2019/2020 he is a professor of Critical Reading of Photographic Image in the Master’s Degree Course in Design, Visual and Multimedia Communication at La Sapienza, the first university in Rome.

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Anna Cianca


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Trained at the Laboratory of Performative techniques 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 radio: “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 an acting lecturer 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 Cinema courses.


Alessandro Ciancio

Design 2 (Exhibit)

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Graduated in design at ISIA in Rome and with a diploma in graphic design at the “Scuola DI Arti Ornamentali di Roma”, he worked for eight years in the studio of architect Michele De Lucchi where he completed his training in exhibit design. He supervised various exhibition projects at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome (Burri e i maestri della materia, Dürer e l’Italia, Filippino Lippi e Sandro Botticelli nella Firenze del ‘400, Tintoretto) and the layout of museum structures such as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Rome), Palazzo Barberini (Rome), the Roberto Capucci’s Foundation (Florence) and the Gallerie d’Italia (Milan).

He collaborated on the design of the Italian pavilion at the International Expo in Zaragoza and supervised the new layout of the Central Archaeological Area in Rome (Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum).
Since 2013 he’s a freelance professional and he designs booths and scenography, continuing to design exhibitions and museums, such as the series of contemporary art exhibitions “The Making Of” or the setting up of the museum structure “Interpretation Center of Erbil Citadel” (Iraq) on behalf of UNESCO.

He collaborates with the most important Italian communication companies designing layouts for events of international companies such as BNL, Assicurazioni Generali, ENEL, Poste Italiane, FCA, Audi, Renault, TIM, and many others.
Since 2015, he has been teaching at the Rufa Academy holding an Exhibit Design course in the second and third year of design courses, a subject where he combines students’ experiences in both interior and product design.


Anne-Riitta Ciccone


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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. In 2020 the Publishing House “Resh Stories”published her Handbook “The Director’s Journey”. 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. Currently the film “Gli Anni belli” by Lorenzo d’Amico de Carvalho (written by Anne-Riitta Ciccone and Lorenzo d’Amico de Carvalho) is in post production.

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Pietro Ciccotti


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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).
There 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.

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Alessio Cimato

Light design 2

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“Light connects us with the outside world more directly than any other vehicle of information. It is our richest and most complete research and knowledge tool “. Cit. by Andrea Frova
Design is the perfect union of various consequential themes, form – light – perception.
In 2020 he obtained the 1st Level Master in Lighting Design at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome. In 2018 he was the tutor of the Master in Lighting Design at the “La Sapienza” University of Rome; activity that allowed him to interact with prominent professionals in the field of Lighting Design. In 2017 he obtained a 1st Level Diploma in Design at R.U.F.A. – Rome University of Fine Arts. Since 2017 he has been collaborating with several Roman studios. This allows him to deal with different design realities and to grow professionally by fully living the profession of Interior and Lighting Designer, contributing to architectural and lighting design. Since 2019 he has been responsible for the communication activities of the Master in Lighting Design MLD, starting and curating the cultural column “High Light In”. In 2017 he participated in the design workshop with the international light artist Yann Kersalé. In 2010 he collaborated in the realization of the sets for the opera “Terzo Tempo” at the Sala Uno Theater in Rome and in the realization of the “Group Therapy” sets at the Trastevere theater in Rome.


Emiliano Coletta


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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.

Stefano Compagnucci


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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 as 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.


Stefania Conti


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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. During the same period, she started collaborating as an 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  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.


Riccardo Corbò


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Journalist, expert in youth culture and curator of exhibitions on pop icons from the world of comics.
After a few years as an editor and translator for comic publisher and as a press office for Comics festivals, in 1997 he began collaborating with the Radio Rai programs as an expert in comics, video games and cartoons. In 2001 he started his work with Rai Net, where he is responsible for the Portal and the Community until 2007. For Rai Net he curated the Italian edition of “Food Force”, a video game created by the United Nations WFP. He is the editor of Vincenzo Mollica’s book of interviews “DoReCiakGulp” (2006) for the Eri Rai editions.
Since 2011 he has been working on Tg3, his TV reports are for the “Tg3 Agenda del Mondo”, “Tg3 Mondo” and “Tg3 People” programs. For Rai Isoradio, from 2014 to 2017 he conceived and conducted the programs “Comics with wheels” and “The night, a video game? “.
He is the curator, together with Vincenzo Mollica, of the exhibition “Spider-Man, the most human of super-heroes” at the Museo del Vittoriano in Rome; of the exhibition at Palazzo Bufalini, in Città di Castello, “Batman, Darkness and Light”; of the exhibition “Batman, 80 years of Technology” at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Milan and of the tifernate exhibition “Simone Bianchi: Amazing Talent” at Palazzo Vitelli.
Since 2007 he is a professor in the “Master in Journalistic Criticism for Theater, Cinema, Television and Music” of the National Academy of Dramatic Art “Silvio d’Amico”, for “Morphology and criticism of paraliterature (comics, videogames and cartoons).

Andrea Costantini


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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 for tv series and feature films for cinema. He published his first novel with Edizioni Robin . He regulary holds acting classes for professional actors.

Alessio Cremisini


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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 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.

Rosella Cuppone


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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


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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  license to teach 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 the complexities and articulations within the device of representation visible. 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 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.

Bruno D’Annunzio


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In the first years of his activity he collaborated in theoretical-practical seminars related to the History and Criticism of the film of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. Subsequently he made short films of various types: industrial, scientific, educational, etc.
The anthropological and ethnographic documentaries, which he shot in different parts of the world, have ensured  that his name was mentioned in the “History of Italian Cinema” (Mario Verdone, Tascabili Economici Newton, Rome 1995). From 1999 to 2018 he taught Editing with Digital Techniques and Direct Sound at the “Nuova University of Cinema and Television ”of Rome. Since 2000 he has collaborated with the Rossellini family and the Maiori Film Festival Association in the creation of the
Roberto Rossellini Film Festival @ Maiori. In 2008 he taught “Image and Sound Analysis” to a select group of police officers State, Postal and Communications Police Service of the Department of Public
Security, collaborating with the C.N.C.P.O. (National Center for the Fight against On-line Child Pornography). In 2008 he was commissioned by CANON Italia, with which he has been collaborating for years on the occasion of the Roberto Rossellini Film Festival @ Maiori, as head of the Video Portfolio within the event PHOTOGRAPHY ’08 in Milan. Since 2008 he has been a lecturer at the
“Rome University of Fine Arts” in Rome and, as part of the Diploma course in Cinematography, teaches the following disciplines: Editing Techniques, Shooting Techniques, Sound Design, Audiovisual Documentation Techniques, Digital Video and Video Editing.

In 2011 he was commissioned by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to receive and optimize the art videos of the 89 Institutes Italians of Culture (IIC) in the world, to be included in an installation of the Italian Pavilion at the Biennale of Venice. With his students of the Audiovisual Documentation Techniques course of the RUFA School of Cinema makes a film, addressed to all IICs in the world, on the inauguration of the Italian Pavilion and the Venice Biennale.
In 2012, with his students of the RUFA he created a commercial for the State Police-Police Railway. In the following years, in addition to the normal teaching and always for the RUFA, he
leads Shooting and Editing workshops in the context of PCTO training projects.


Sergio D’Innocenzo

ANIMATION 1; Character Animation

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Afterart high school his first work experiences began, especially in the field of comics and illustration. He created, among other things, a 25-page color story of “Radar”, a superhero of the “Phoenix” universe written 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, an experience that he developed between the late 80s and 2006 when he became the art director of 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 exploded.

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).


Lorenzo d’Amico de Carvalho


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Born in Rome in 1981, his work ranges between 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) .
He also works as a theatre director (A bright room called day 53° Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto; Partita spagnola, Quartieri dell’Arte, Viterbo).


Docente Franca De Angelis

Franca De Angelis


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Since 1995 Franca has written for both cinema and television. She has collaborated with directors such as Carlo Lizzani and Giuliano Montaldo. Her short film Senza Parole (Without Words) was nominated for an Oscar in 1997 and won the David prize at the Donatello Awards, Italy’s BAFTA’s. She also wrote the film La Vespa E La Regina (The Wasp And The Queen) with Claudia Gerini. For television she has written numerous miniseries including Nobody Excluded (Italy Award); Maria José – The Last Queen (Grolla D’Oro); The Five Days of Milan; Of War Friendship; Handsome Antonio; Exodus – The Dream Of Ada (nominated for Best Screenplay at the Magnolia Festival Shanghai); Don Zeno – The Man From Nomadelfia (Signis award) and Sissi. She was co-creator and head writer for four seasons of the popular series A Doctor In The Family. For theatre she has written about ten plays that have been successfully represented in Italy and abroad.


Docente Francesco Del Grosso

Francesco Del Grosso

Direction of Photography

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Francesco Del Grosso was born in Rome in 1982. After graduating from DAMS he began his career as a director directing commercials, short films, TV series and documentaries, the latter selected in numerous international festivals and winners of various awards, including “Stretti al vento ”,“ In the Eyes”, “The Penalty”,“ Friendly Fire”, “Never Look Back” and “On the Front Line”. Parallel to the work behind the camera he works as a film critic, collaborating with magazines and sites in the sector.


Fabrizio Dell’Arno


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Fabrizio Des Dorides


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Fabrizio des Dorides was born in Rome in 1987. He began working as a cartoonist in 2012, drawing the number 17 of the last season of John Doe (‘Questa lunga storia d’amore’). Afterwards he collaborated with: Aurea Editoriale (Lanciostory and 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 (Dylan Dog, Orfani- Nuovo Mondo; Orfani-Sam).
He currently works for Sergio Bonelli Editore and Editions Soleil.

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Genny Di Bert


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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 a 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 with: 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 a Professor at RUFA, after teaching at NABA, Catholic University, Brera Academy and Palermo Academy.

Nicola Di Cosmo

App Design

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Nicola Di Cosmo, co-founder of Iperdesign, is a Project Manager of the Web and Mobile area of Iperdesign and coordinator of activities at the Rome office.

User Experience and User Interface Designer for Mobile Applications on behalf of clients such as Abbott Nutrition, WWF Italia, Dale Carnegie USA, Hausmann & Co, Cangene Bio Pharma, Croma Pharma User Experience and User Interface Designer for Web Applications on behalf of clients such as Enel Rete Gas, Smarter Agent, Lifeshiel Security, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Italy, Cangene Bio Pharma.

He graduated from the Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche (Higher Institute for Art Industries) in Rome (1999) with a thesis on  “Matter – in – formation, maps for a new hyperdesign of digital products”, in which he looks into the techniques and opportunities offered by digital technology for creating, using and sharing contents.

He has worked as Multimedia Designer in New York, at Material ConneXion, where he coordinated presentations for Nike, Puma, Steelcase, Hermann Miller, Mattel.


Valerio Di Mario

Motion Graphics

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He is a Visual and Motion Designer born in Rome. Graduated in Industrial Design at La Sapienza and in Systems Design (Communication address) at ISIA in Rome. Over the years, alongside his activity as a visual designer, he approached motion graphics, sequential communication and the search for new languages in an in-depth manner. Since 2019 he has been part of Mistaker, an independent multidisciplinary studio based in Rome that deals with Visual design, infographics, motion design and information design for emerging realities and structured companies.

Docente Valerio Di Nitto

Valerio Di Nitto

Special Effects

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Nuke Compositor and 3D Generalist, Valerio Di Nitto was born in Rome in 1992. His studies led him to leave the hometown and move abroad in UK, there he graduated in BA Hons Computer Animation (2016) at the University of South Wales (UK). Back home he specialized in the field of VFX earning a University Master in Visual Effects at the Quasar Institute (2017), marking the beginning of his career. He has worked at Metaphyx, Digimax, Direct2Brain, Frame by Frame. Currently he is covering the role of digital compositor at Lightcut Film VFX, working on Italian and foreign productions.


Giorgio Di Noto


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Born in 1990 in 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 the 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 as one of the “Ones to watch”. The education experiences continued after being selected 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 at the Author Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2018. His projects have been exhibited in several festivals and events in Europe.

Antonin Joseph Di Santantonio


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He graduated in Architecture from Sapienza University of Rome (Supervisor: Prof. Arch. Paolo Portoghesi). A member of the National Professional Association of Architects of Rome, he has qualified to practice the profession. He has gained a Master in designing interactive spaces for communication from the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University, Rome, and attended specialisation courses in set designs for performances.

After several experiences in the construction industry, he furthered his professional career at RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, the Italian state broadcaster, which he joined in1983, and where he held various production positions, from Supervisor to Organiser, participating in no less than 65 TV fiction programmes and events. From 1994 to date, he works in the Set Design sector, where he has held a number of positions: from Manager of the RAI set design sites and laboratories, coordinating the teams of Builders, Decorators, Construction Workers, Graphic Designers, Model Builders, Modelling Operatives, and Special Effects designers, supervising about 200 set designs; to manager and coordinator of the set planning and design sector and now of the Project evaluation office of the Set design sector of RAI.

Stefano Dominici

Web Design and User Experience

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He started his career as a graphics designer in 1988. His career initially revolved  around graphic design and publishing projects development and, starting from 1998,  web related activities.
In 2004 he establishes UtLab aka Usertestlab, now called UtLab, the company that helps other organizations understand the choices, behavior and ways the clients get in contact with them and assists these companies in implementing human-centered design processes.

Stefano is a university professor at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts and IULM (University Institute of Modern Languages) and a conference speaker at the Italian Summit on Architecture and Information, World Usability Day and other conferences in Italy. Furthermore, he is a founder of UXUniversity, specializing in professional training, and of a publishing firm UXU Edizioni.

He is also member of the Italian Association for Design and Visual Communication (AIAP).

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Davide Dormino


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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.




Meltem Eti Proto

Metodologia della Progettazione

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She graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Interior Architecture Department. She has a first Level Master from the University of Mimar Sinan Institute of Science and the Proficiency in Art from Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences. She is a professor at Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Interior Design Department, Istanbul. She was the director of the Department between 2006-2019. She has played several roles within the University; as the 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. She works on the relationship between art and design. She has carried out many projects for  hotels, offices, homes, cafes, furniture design, curatorial exhibitions, jewellery design.



Antonio Faccilongo


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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 on 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.

Alessio Maria Federici


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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 study program 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 directed his first medium-length film “Dove dormono gli aereoplani” produced and distributed by Gianluca Arcopinto together with four other medium-length films that are part of 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 return to his career in 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).


Alessandro Feliciani


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After graduating from secondary school he almost immediately started a career in computer graphics, with a special focus on 3D, which has become a great passion of his.

After attending a number of general graphics courses, he realised that 3D was his calling, especially with regard to the Mayas.

This inspired him to attend a course held by Darkside, in Verona, followed, shortly after, by a Master in animation in Rome, subsequently collaborating with a number of companies in the field and with the University of Tuscia.

The Master sparked his career in the CG world, tackling all the challenging aspects of this marvellous line of work.

He has now built up 15 years experience in the industry, and tackled all kings of projects, including TV commercials (Riso Gallo, Ovetto Kinder, Valfrutta…), TV Fiction (Il XIII Apostolo, Maria di Nazareth), Documentaries (Cosa resta da scoprire per il National Geographic, Superquark), Animated cartoons (Click & Kat per la Rai), Feature films (Quo Vado), and even international stints in large companies such as Pixomondo Beijing (where he participated in the making of 5 films, including Gone With The Bullets, The Breakup Guru) and Trixter Monaco (Indipendence Day-Regeneration) specialising in character rigging for films.

He is currently working at an augmented reality Videogame projects, working in a remote capacity for Stan Lee’s Kids Universe.

Giulio Fermetti

Graphic Design - Comics

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My name is Giulio Fermetti and I was born in Rome, on 16 March 1965. I have been working as a professional graphic designer since 1989.

Over the last 30 years, I have built up so profound a knowledge of the Adobe software suite [Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop first and foremost] as to hold training courses, specialising in editorial graphics, branding and coordinated image, illustration and infographcis.

You may find a portfolio of my more recent work at issuu.com/essegistudio/docs/essegistudio_roma.

Regarding by editorial graphics projects, I began by joining the studio of the great Piergiorgio Maoloni, creating layouts for the daily newspaper “il manifesto” [including the supplements], “Sfera”, “Eupalino” and more besides.

From 2002 to 2009, I worked at studenti.it [which has now merged with Banzai Media], as“ CMYK guru”, i.e. chief project, making and printing officer of all the group’s paper magazines [“Yet-Studenti.it”, “Tribu” and “Studenti Magazine”], developing the diaries, calendars and various advertising pages, for self-promotion and other purposes.

In 2014, with Essegistudio [a small but very active graphic design studio, which I founded in 2006], we won a nationwide competition organised by Telecom Italia Media, for creating the logo (and related brand book) of the newly-established holding company “Persidera”.

Since 2007, I also work for the “Formiche” Foundation, creating the layouts for and illustrating their two monthly magazines “Formiche” and “Airpress”, involving 170 printed pages per month.

I have worked for a number of daily newspapers [“Europa”, “Il Romanista”, “Il Clandestino”], building up an in-depth familiarity with the work of editorial offices and their stringent deadlines.

I work with Quark XPress since release 3 [1990] and Adobe InDesign since release 1.0. For illustration work, I prefer vectors [Adobe Illustrator], although I am fully skilled in airbrushing, photomontages, corrections, etc. with Adobe Photoshop.

I have also been working in the field of infographics on an almost daily basis, for a number of years now, at the editorial offices of the daily newspaper “Europa”, and for a studio providing infographics for the Italian news agency Agi – Agenzia Giornalistica Italiana.

Docente Francesco Fidani

Francesco Fidani


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Illustrator and graphic designer based in Rome. He studied industrial design at ISIA in Rome and the Hochschule in Mainz (DE), complete his studies at ISIA in Urbino in illustration. He works in different fields of communication: publishing, branding, institutional and performance, creating still or moving illustrations by several media: digital, collage, painting and handmade printing or sculptures made of paper. He’s a founder of the project Tothem Tour, a travelling workshop format that aims to communicate the identity of the territory through cutting and printing technique as public performances. Among his clients: Donna Moderna, Il Foglio, Quotidiano Nazionale, Confcooperative, Mondadori, Zanichelli. He won the 15th edition of the Tapirulan Award, Termini d’Identità in 2018 and has been selected several times in the Annual of Autori D’immagini. He is an AIAP member and tutor of the image laboratory at ISIA in Rome.


Francesco Filosa


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Graduated with honors in Set Design from RUFA and teacher of Set construction 2, he immediately collaborated, as an assistant, in a prestigious studios such as Stefania Conti and Studio Castelli’s, for RAI, Mediaset and Sky events and television programs. In 2018 he founded, with other former university students, 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 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.

Filippo Foglietti


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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

Visual Design 2

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Mario Fois, graduated in graphic design from ISIA Urbino (Istituto Superiore Industrie Artistiche of Urbino). He works in the field of Visual Design and various areas of Visual Communication such as Corporate image, branding, publishing, Digital and Information Design.

In the 1990s he cooperated with Pool4 on the staging of numerous exhibitions and successively with numerous advertising agencies. He also held the position of Art director at Young & Rubicam in Rome.

In 1999 he founded Vertigo Design with Mario Rullo and has produced design work for such customers as Auditorium – Parco della Musica, the Municipality of Roma, Ferrovie dello Stato, Agenzia del Demanio, P&G, the Authority for Data Privacy, Finmeccanica, Alenia Spazio, Alenia Marconi System, Telespazio, Merck, Fandango Cinema, Intralot, Fincantieri, Unicef, Ordine di Malta, UCEI, Maxxi, Repubblica.it, Mercedes Italia, Sace, Leonardo, Fondazione Leonardo and many others beside.

From 2003 to 2009 he taught Graphic Design and Visual Communication for a degree course in Industrial Design, at the University of Roma “La Sapienza”, and since 2006 has taught at ISIA Roma Design in Rome, Pescara and Pordenone. Since 2013 he taught Wayfinding at Rufa Rome University.

In 2011 with Vertigo Design has won the competition for the design of the tourist signs of the historical center of Belluno, project completed in 2015.

In 2012 took the form of “Information Design” during the Master UX – User Experience at the Department of Psychology of the processes of development and socialization of the University La Sapienza.

In 2015 he founded the project infographicsense.it, dedicated to the ID and new technologies.

In 2016 at IBM Italy, took the workshop ‘Infografica/Infodesign’ on techniques of representation of the data. From 2016 is part of the steering committee of the AgID for web development of public administration. In 2018 with Vertigo Design recived an Honorable Mention ‘Compasso d’Oro’ (the most important award of Italian design) and other projects have been selected for the ADI Index.

He was the autor of the magazine “Progetto Grafico” – of which he is also an editor – and “diid– disegno industriale” and is Art Director of the cultural magazine ‘Civiltà delle Macchine’.

He is also a member of AIAP and BEDA and of Lazio ADI Commission (Industrial Design).


Renato Fontana


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Renato Fontana is an expert in communications with 25 years of experience in the field, working both as a manager and an entrepreneur and freelance professional.

He has worked in the accounting and production/art buying departments of numerous international and Italian agencies, for clients such as Eni, Nokia, Renault, Toyota, La Repubblica/L’Espresso, Telecom Italia, TIM, Tin.it, Vodafone, BNL, Google, Lottomatica, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of the Environment.

He also has a decade-long experience teaching in Master of Arts Courses and has also served as director of BAS Brand Academy Studios, a training facility of Brand Portal Group.

He has produced theatrical performances and live events distributed internationally.

He has created and worked as the artistic director of Italianism, a creative conference and platform dedicated to the contemporary visual culture scene in Italy.

Donatello Fumarola

Film Director

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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.


Gian Luca Gentili

Design 2 (Interior); Design 3 (Interior)

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After finishing his studies, Gentili collaborated for three years with the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, giving a significant contribution to the  “Architectural Design” course. In 1997 he became professor of “Methodology of Design” at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catanzaro. In the same years he has participated in numerous public competitions including the International Architecture Competition “New York Central Park” and the Competition “Expansion of the El Prado Museum” in Madrid; he has exhibited in major Italian museums such as the Palazzo delle Esposizioni and the Palazzo Ruspoli; he has written for magazines such as Mondo Arte, Marmor and Controspazio. Since 1998 he has been working as a freelancer, dealing with the redevelopment and interior design of prestigious hotels, restaurants, wine bars, discos and stores in the capital. He conceives interior architecture in a new way: rigorous and easy, sophisticated and pleasant at the same time. Since 2011 he is a teacher of “Design” at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, where he teaches his students his “know how” and the valuable skills acquired over the years.


Docente Matteo Gentiloni

Matteo Gentiloni

Film-making 2

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Matteo Gentiloni was born in Rome in 1992. At 18 he started working as production assistant on international movies and commercials with directors like Nicolas Winding Refn, Frank Miller, Carlo Verdone, Daniele Luchetti and Paolo Genovese. Three years later he was admitted at the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome where he graduated in directing. His short films have attended more than 50 film festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival in 2016. In the same year he wins the Cinemaster prize, consisting in a three weeks specialization program at the Universal Studios in Los Angeles. In 2018 he works as George Clooney’s personal assistant on his series Catch-22, and in the same year he shoots his first feature film “Mollami” produced by Sky and presented at the Rome Film Festival in 2019.


Alessandra Giacomelli

Copywriting for ADV; Copywriting 1; Copywriting 2; Copywriting 3

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I received a degree in Copywriting in 1985 at the European Institute of Design (IED) in Rome.
I have worked in Italy and abroad for over thirty years, in Italian as well as in Spanish and English, both with advertising agencies and as a freelance professional, crafting words and advertising concepts for a wide array of products, campaigns and services.
Since 2011 I have been leading the Copywriting Course at RUFA, training future designers to be better communicators.
Today I continue to work with global clients and agencies and I am a regular collaborator with the Cappelli Identity Design studio: together we create RUFA communication campaigns, the RUFA Contests platform and campaign and the Academy’s course brochure content and products.
RUFA is also a direct client, and for the last seven years I have been responsible for writing radio spots, texts for the institutional website, content for internal and external promotional initiatives and the Academy’s branding and claims.


Docente Ilaria Gianni

Ilaria Gianni

Psychology of art

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Ilaria Gianni is an independent curator, art critic and lecturer. She is co-founder of Magic Lantern Film Festival, a research-based thematic investigation of the interstice between visual art and cinema. She has curated exhibitions and independent research projects in museums, institutions, project spaces and galleries including: MACRO, Rome; MAXXI, Rome; National Gallery, Rome; Matadero, Madrid; MOA, Seoul; Loop, Seoul; Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art, Genoa; John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. From 2016 to 2020 she was guest curator at the American Academy in Rome. Between 2009 and 2016 she was co-director and curator of Nomas Foundation, where she was responsible for the artistic programming. She has collaborated with contemporary art fairs, including ARCOmadrid, for which she curated the section “Opening” (2018 and 2019), Artissima, for which since 2019 he has been curating the section “Present Future”, while between 2015 and 2017 she co -founded and curated the independent art fair Granpalazzo. She is Adjunct Professor at John Cabot University, the Master of Art at Luiss Business School, IED (Rome) and at Naba (Milan). She has contributed with texts to numerous art catalogs and magazines such as: Flash Art, artforum.com, Domus, Mousse, NERO, Cura, Arte e Critica. As part of the Quadriennale d’arte 2020, she recently curated the project AccadeMibact: Domani Qui Oggi.


Francesca Gollo

Exhibit Design

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Francesca Gollo is a multimedia designer and professor of Multimedia Exhibit and Multimedia for Cultural Heritage at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts. She works for public and private institutions in the field of multimedia design and enhancement of cultural heritage.
She graduated in Communication Design at the Politecnico di Milano in 2008. From the beginning she has oriented her research and production around multimedia design and the effects that these languages have on the body and space. She worked with Studio Azzurro where she realized editorial and multimedia graphic production for museums and exhibitions including “Fabrizio De André. The exhibition “,” Laboratory Museum of the Mind “,” Sensitive City – Expo Shanghai 2009 “.
She moved to Rome in 2011, she was founder and project manager of “Aye Aye. Interactive Experience “, with whom she carried out research on the narrative and communicative possibilities offered by multimedia language, creating for example the installation” Grande Cavallo Blu “(2014), Nerola – Interactive Memories, (2013 ) an exhibition dedicated to the memories of the village.
From 2013 to 2020 she worked at Museo Laboratorio della Mente ASL Roma 1 for the Educational Services, she organized cultural events and she curated exhibitions by national and international artists, including Jaswant Guzder, Canadian psychiatrist and artist, Sarah Bennett, artist English and Gea Casolaro, Italian artist.
She taught Multimedia Languages at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples.

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Alessandro Gori


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Alessandro Gori was born in Rome in 1969. After attending art high school he graduated from the faculty of architecture in Rome “Sapienza” where he taught  in the architectural design courses of Prof. Maurizio Moretti, and in the Interior Architecture course of Prof. Adolfo Sajeva. He starts his activity as a designer at ITALFERR s.p.a. Since 2003 he has collaborated with the Rome University of Fine Arts where he has carried out and carries out teaching activities in the courses of Furniture, Decoration, Design and Scenography. As a freelancer he has conceived and implemented various projects for public and private clients, ranging from Interior Architecture, to accommodation facilities, to temporary and permanent exhibition installations. Among all: Palermo Metroferrovia, Catania node, for Italferr s.p.a .; ROME d + international expodesign; Art for Africa; The art of costume; On behalf of the Franz Ludwig Catel Foundation, at the Order of Architects of Rome he created the installation of: Sensibly Rome-contemporary sculptures. He has developed technical projects for the creation of the sculptures “H2O”, “XYZ”, “DNA”, “O2” by the artist Alfio Mongelli, on the occasion of international events in China and the Shanghai Expo. For Pietro Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia, with the design team he oversaw the permanent setting up of the plaster cast gallery and art gallery. As a pupil of Maestro Tullio De Franco, he deepened the study of drawing and painting by placing architecture in a constant exchange relationship with the visual arts.

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Docente Filippo Gualazzi

Filippo Gualazzi

Audiovisual Performance and Multimedia Installations

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Graduated in New Technologies of Art and specialized in Multimedia Arts & Design. During his three-year studies he undertook a multidisciplinary path ranging from graphic design, photography and video production, disciplines that have allowed him to work immediately with some of the best known companies in the Pesaro area and to experiment with different techniques in the creation of music videos. Attracted by the audiovisual experimentation in the field of performances and installations, he later dedicated himself to the development of multimedia projects that had the opportunity to be presented at various national and international festivals. He currently works as a freelancer, specializing in interaction design and videomapping, disciplines that have allowed him mainly to create projects for museums and events. Active in several collectives and associations in which he carries out his artistic experimentation and conscious use of new media.



Luigi Iacobelli


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Luigi Iacobelli, known as Gino, was born in Rome on April 7, 1959, a city to which he is united by a deep love. He worked from a very young age in the family’s graphic arts company, alternating studies with work. He studied advertising graphics at the Cine TV and worked in the meantime, as well as in the family business, also at the Accademia (correspondence school) as a layout designer. At the age of 15, he began working in some publishing houses and embarked on a valuable collaboration with the Alternative Press and with periodicals referring to Italian counter-information, both as a journalist and as a graphic designer, thus entering the sphere of publishing activities. He founded many editorial initiatives together with various partners; among the most famous, the editorial Malvarosa and the current Iacobelli publisher. For 40 years he has worked in the sphere of communication, mainly as a typographer, layout designer and editor, but he has also developed short experiences as a journalist. Among the most famous products he created: the periodical LA TOVAGLIA and the guide L’AGENDA DELLA NOTTE.

Docente Lorenzo Iervolino

Lorenzo Iervolino

Digital Copywriting

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Digital Copywriter, SEO strategist, Content creator, and UX Writer for several Italian Communication and Design agencies. His daily job is to cooperate with teams engaged in the creation of digital products for the web and digital platforms. Non-Lorem-ipsum-lover, he prefers a team job (with designers, developers, video artists, marketers, accounts…) to better communicate the appropriate values, and commit the project goals. As a writer, he published a few books in Italian languages only, so far: “Un giorno triste così felice” (2014) about life and revolutions of Brazilian football player Sócrates; and “Trentacinque secondi ancora” (2017) a biopic centered on the athletes Tommie Smith e John Carlos, who challenged the world rising the black-gloved fists in the 1968 Olympic stage, against racism. Both books are for 66thand2nd publishers. In 2021 a biography of Italian writer Gianni Rodari will be given to the paper machine. He’s a member of TerraNullius collective.


Massimo Intoppa


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Massimo Intoppa begins to work as a free lance photographer but after a few years he leaves the still image for the moving one, first as an assistant cameraman, then as a camera operator and finally in 1989 as Director of Photography he participated in more than 140 films, TV series, commercials, documentaries, short films of both Italian and foreign production.

Among the directors with whom he has worked: 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 and many others.

He took care of the Photography of two short films that won Nastro D’Argento and David di Donatello.




Jurgen Janku


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I am Passionate about music, technology and design. Since I was a child I have been intrigued by objects and their functioning. I disassembled and reassembled any type of appliance to learn about materials, utilities and possible other applications. I started by restoring and customizing guitars and basses as a hobby, from which I learned a lot about woods and processes, then moving on to the electrical part that encouraged me to create experimental electronic systems.
The interest in design led me to choose the profession of the designer as a lifestyle. After art high school I obtained the Bachelor of Arts in design at the Rome University of Fine Arts, in which I expanded my knowledge in new technologies and interior and product design. During the academic career I signed my first contract as a designer in 2014 through the internship in Rometti with the creation of the “Mystère” ceramic, I started experimenting and deepening the world of virtual reality and wrote a thesis on the up-cycling of high density polyethylene for the creation of furnishing accessories for the outdoors.
After graduating, I started my career collaborating with architecture firms and communication agencies creating virtual guides for museums, projects of outdoor spaces for events, VR experiences for interior projects and curating design product presentations.

Anna Janowska


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Anna Janowska Centroni lives and works in Rome since 1968. She graduated in 1962 from the Polytechnic University of Warsaw, in Poland, and the same year was appointed assistant professor of History of Modern and Contemporary Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of Warsaw University, where, for seven years, she conducted lectures and seminars for 1st to 4th year students. In 1974, her degree was recognised by the Faculty of Architecture of Sapienza University, in Rome, at which university she qualified to practice the profession of architect. In 1968, she specialised in the restoration of monuments at the International ICCROM School in Rome, and since 1977 is a member of the Association of Professional Architects of the Province of Rome and also serves as architecture consultant and translator at the Civil Court of Rome. For many years she practised as a freelance architect in Poland and, later, in Italy, working in the architecture firms of Gianfranco Carpanelli in Parma, Mario & Zyta Mazza in Rome, Professors Gianfranco Spagnesi and Guido Figus in Rome, also working, for about 13 years, in the G.A.R. architecture firm at Via Virginia in Rome. She has participated in many architecture competitions in Poland, Italy and elsewhere abroad, with rewarding results. After qualifying as a teacher of Art History she started teaching the subject, in secondary schools in Italy, in 1983, and in 1992 was appointed to a teaching position in a secondary school for languages in Ariccia, near Rome. Since 1997, she also teaches Art History at the University of the Third Age based in Palazzo Chigi, in Ariccia. Since 2002, she is professor of Art History at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts). She also carries out research work as a scholar and conference speaker. Her focus, in particular, is on the problems of relations between the cultures of Italy and Poland.She has published several studies on the history of architecture and art criticism and has presented various Italian and foreign artists at art galleries.

Marta Jovanovic


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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.

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Docente Cem Kanyar

Cem Kanyar

Artistic Anatomy

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Cem Kanyar was born in Istanbul. He started studying Visual Arts in Isik University and then he transferred to RUFA where he graduated in Sculpture. He was always fascinated by all the various mechanisms of nature and all its components. So in his works as well he uses any medium available to him. Although his main mediums are concept and narration for above all else he is a storyteller. Since his graduation in 2019, he has collaborated with many artists, either as their assistant or by participating in events and exhibitions. Being a person who is always in search of knowledge and practicality with different kinds of materials, he currently collaborates also with a skilled craftsman and mason.



Federico Landini

Sound Design

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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.

Docente Emilio Lecce

Emilio Lecce


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Comic artist, illustrator and colorist, born in Rome in 1983. He starts working in comics in 2006 with small works for Edizioni Bd, Cut-up publishing, Tunué, Comics Provider and in ads for Sky, Studio Universal, FIGC, Ministero delle politiche agricole, Ferrari Spa, Scar Film and Ministero dei trasporti. In the following years he works in Italy for Aurea editoriale (Galaxy Lion, Garibaldi), Editoriale Cosmo (Le nebbie di Caporetto), Panini comics (Il ragazzo invisibile), TIWI (We Race comic: Ferrari, Tintoretto: un ribelle a Venezia), Tunué (7 Crimini), Sergio Bonelli editore (Attica). In the US he works for IDW Publishing (DRIVE, G.I. JOE), BOOM Studios (Sons of Anarchy); he works on Space junkies for the indian market and on Ash airways for the irish market. He is one of the founder members of the Skeleton Monster collective, which promotes several events in Italy and produces indipendent comics and magazines (WRONG, Inchiostrato non mescolato). With Round Robin editrice he is the artist for the “e lui che mi sorride”, which wins the Siani award in 2011 and Bulletproof Diaries: Afghanistan, written by reporter Barbara Schiavulli. Both books got a new edition by PaperFirst in 2020. In the Illustration industry he worked with Regione Lazio (Festa del Cinema di Roma) and Rizzoli Libri (Lercio). Since 2020 he teaches comics classes.


Sarah Linford

Psychology of Art; Art Pedagogy and Teaching Methods

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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.

Guido Lombardo


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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.

Docente Manfredi Lucibello

Manfredi Lucibello

Film-making 3

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Born in Florence in 1984, graduated from DAMS at the University of Bologna, and from the two-year master’s degree Officinema – La bottega dei mestieri organized by the Cineteca di Bologna. In 2010 he wrote and directed the short film “Storia di Nessuno”, that received numerous international awards. Winner of the Young Italian Filmmaker Award in 2013, organized by the Italian Institute of Culture in New York and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From 2011 to 2013 he writes and directs “Centoquaranta, La strage dimenticata”, a documentary about the massacre of the Moby Prince: previewed at the 54th Festival dei Popoli, it won first prize at the 32nd Bellaria Film Festival and the Silver Lily at the 65th Cinema Fedic, it was a finalist at the 20th edition of the Ilaria Alpi award and it eventually landed on prime-time TV on LA7. In 2014 he directed the documentary “Il Paese Perduto”, an idea of Ernesto Galli della Loggia, produced by Madeleine with Rai Cinema and Istituto Luce. In 2018 he wrote and directed his first theater movie “Tutte Le Mie Notti” produced by Mompracem with Rai Cinema. Premiered at Rome’s Cinema Festival, it was released in theaters in March 2019. The movie obtained several awards, included the Silver Ribbon to Benedetta Porcaroli as a revelation actress. In 2020 he directs the documentary “Borromini” for Arte, RSI and RAI.



Massimiliano Maggi


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Massimiliano Maggi is a Director of photography and Light Cameraman who has worked in the audiovisual production sector for over 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 music videoclips, short movies, television programs in the studio or outside, Commercials, Documentaries. He is specialized in making ”social” and “art “ documentaries.

In particular:
– “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.

Emiliano Mammucari


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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.


Gianfranco Manzo


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Born in Rome in 1961, in 1985 he started photo editing 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 editing work, along with creative and graphic window exposition 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


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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 of its natural colour. He graduated in Aeronautical Engineering and gained a Master in Business Administration, and has an deep passion for the sea and for building things. As a child he would tear apart 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 equipment  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 as technical director of the family business, where he was responsible for supervising construction sites all over 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 windsurf fins. This passion never abandoned him and, later on in his life, manufacturing automatic machines became his raison d’être. His products are all strictly digitally designed, and machine made, because he believes that manual labour weakens rather than strenghthens man, so it’s best to make a machine do all the hard work. Dragged into Rufa unaware, 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 pass 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 job market.

Take it easy… but not too much, and looking forward to seeing you in the labs!

Alessandro Marinelli

Video Editing

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Alessandro Marinelli is a director and editor.
He graduated first in Editing from NUCT (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 The 17th Floor.
As editor, he has collaborated with Gabriele Albanesi in the films The Last House in the Woods and Ubaldo Terzani Horror Show. Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to making documentary films, as a result of his great interest in the 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, La Santa, Love is Not Perfect, Children’s House), 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, Womanity) and with Simone Aleandri (Sono Cosa Nostra).
In 2014, with the documentary Pino Masciari – the Story of an Entrepreneur from Calabria, written and directed by him, he won various prizes and awards, including the Ilaria Alpi Award for Best Documentary.
In 2016 he made the documentary Fragments of freedom, on the experience of Atletico Diritti, a football team made up of ex-prisoners, political refugees and university students, participating in various festivals including Terra di Siena Film Festival, Human Right Film Festival, Todi , Est Film Festival, RomAfrica Film Festival. In 2018 he wrote and directed Basileus the school of kings, the documentary set in the Federico Fellini school in Rome, tells about the training courses for a group of teenagers and what it means to be teachers in uncommon contexts such as those in the suburban schools. Released in Italian indipendent cinemas, it has received a lot of interest from the public and critics, obtaining various prizes and awards, including participation as the only Italian film in the 46th Edition of the Giffoni Film Festival – International Documentary Competition, participation at the Doxa Documentary film festival in Canada, (in a selection that includes the best Italian documentaries of the season), the Best Documentary award at the Civita Cinema Festival and the Best Feature Film Award at the MonFilmFest. In 2020 with Quarantine Mood, written and directed by him, he won various prizes and awards, including the Audience Award at the Corona Short Film Festival, the Award for Best short film at the Urban Visions confined Film Festival, and participating in the international ShortShort Film Festival & Asia in Japan.



Mario Marrone

Editing techniques

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After graduating in Communications he gains a diploma in film editing from the National School of Cinema (Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia) in Rome.

The movie “Et in terra Pax”, presented at the Venice Film Festival (Giornate degli Autori), marks his debut as film editor.

In the following years he works as film editor on several feature films, among which “Il Contagio” (“Tainted Souls”) by Botrugno & Coluccini, 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 (“Alice nella città” prize at Rome Film Festival 2017).

He also works as a film editor on several full-lenght documentaries: “Alfredo Bini, unexpected guest” wins the Silver Ribbon award in 2016, “Arrivederci Saigon” (“Goodbye Saigon”) by Wilma Labate and “No filters. The unconventional cinema of Claudio Caligari” are both presented in Official Selection at Venice Film Festival and both nominated as Best Documentary for the David of Donatello award.

After working on “Sogni di grande nord” (“Big North”), distributed by Nexo Digital, he makes his debut as a TV-series editor 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 member of the board and Office Manager of A.M.C. (National Association of Italian film editors).


Nicolas Martino


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Nicolas Martino, editor of OperaViva Magazine. In addition to several essays in books, magazines and contemporary art catalogs, he has published “Filiberto Menna. Designing the Future,” with Antonello Tolve (Arshake/Critical Grounds, 2019), “It’s Only the Beginning. Rejection, affects, creativity in the long ’68”, with Ilaria Bussoni (ombre corte, 2018), “È solo un inizio. 1968”, with Ilaria Bussoni (Electa, 2017), “Arte e multitudo” by Toni Negri (DeriveApprodi, 2014), the “Almanacco 2016 di alfabeta2” (DeriveApprodi, 2015). For the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome he curated the exhibitions “Sensibile comune. Le opere vive” (2017), with Ilaria Bussoni and Cesare Pietroiusti, and “Looking Forward. Olivetti: 110 years of imagination” (2018), with Ilaria Bussoni and Manolo De Giorgi . He is in the scientific committee of Fondazione Filiberto e Bianca Menna – Centro studi d’arte Contemporanea, Salerno/Roma. He writes on “il manifesto” and “Doppiozero”.

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Docente Giovanni Masi

Giovanni Masi

Creative Writing

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Giovanni Masi was born in Rome in 1980. Graduated in Communication Sciences, he is a subjectwriter and screenwriter. He has worked as story-editor, screenwriter and producer. He has collaborated with Rainbow Spa, Red Whale, Cinecittà, RAI Fiction, Giochi Preziosi, Lucky Red. For Rainbow CGI has participated in the creation of the feature films “Winx Club II – Magica Avventura”, “Winx Club III – Il Mistero degli Abissi”, “Gladiatori di Roma” and the TV series “Winx Club”. For Sergio Bonelli he collaborated as a scriptwriter to the feature film in live action “Dampyr” and as a scriptwriter and creative producer to the animated series “Dragonero Adventures”. In comics he created, with Mauro Uzzeo, the series “Il Confine” for Sergio Bonelli Editore and, again for SBE, he collaborated as scriptwriter for the team-up “Flash/Zagor – la scure e il fulmine”, for the series “Orfani” and “Dylan Dog”. For Bao Publishing he wrote the volume “Frantumi”. For Star Comics he wrote the adaptations of “The Portrait of Dorian Gray”, “Heart of Darkness” and “The Mountains of Madness”. For Editoriale Cosmo he wrote the series “Battaglia”, “Caput Mundi” and “Un Eroe, Una battaglia”. For Nicola Pesce Editore he wrote the volume “Guna”. For Aurea Editoriale he created the series “Axel Ardan” and “Diana Wicce”. For GP Publishing he wrote “Harpun” and the volume “Donran”. For Kappa Edizioni he wrote “La storia di Sayo”, the volume has been translated in France by Dargaud publishing house.


Alida Massari

Alida Massari


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Alida Massari was born in Rome where she qualified in art at high school and then went on to complete a specialization in illustration at the European Institute of Design.
After her studies, she started working in the art field creating backgrounds and pictorial animations for tv, interactive games, cd rom and cartoons.
From 2001 she has been working ,exclusively, as an 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


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Fabio Mollo was born in Reggio Calabria in 1980. In 2002 he graduated in 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 be  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 he was selected by the French actress Jeanne Moreau at the Atelier d’Anger which he 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 the 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 had a great success with critics and audiences, and has been 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 was received with great warmth by the public. IL PADRE D’ITALIA won 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 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 the 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 art director of the cultural association Reggio Cinema and the Cinema Teatro “Gentile” of Novigrad. Since 2017 he has been the art 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.

Fabio Mongelli


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He was born in Rome on the 25th of December 1968. He graduated from Architecture at  “La Sapienza” University. He is enrolled in the Order of Architects of Rome. He is the Director of the Rome University of Fine Arts, where he is also a professor of Design Methodology.
He is a Former Councilor of the Ministry of Education, University and Research – National Council for Higher Artistic and Musical Education – CNAM (from 2007 to 2013).
He was Invited to exhibit at the ART / ARCHITECTURE / CITY exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome (2001) and is a Member of the International Commission and invited to exhibit at the ART AND SCIENCE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND SIMPOSIUM exhibition at the Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University (2006 and 2012).
He was a visiting professor at Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing (2009), Escola Superior de Disseny de Illes Balears (2012) and Hochschule Mainz (2016) and moderator of the Intermediality as a mechanism for intercultural diffusion section at the Baku International Forum (2012).
He was a Member of the promoting committee of the BNL Media Art Festival at the MAXXI and 7 other locations in Rome (2016).

As a freelance architect, since 2000 he has been working professionally in his own studio and collaborated with several architectural firms. He has carried out numerous projects and installations, combining, in many cases, the technical design aspects with the educational-theoretical aspects (debates and conferences) in the field of architecture and art. Among these: “Manzù Accademico” (1994); “Photo / Sculpture” (1997); “Damiano Damiani: pictorial works and cinematographic documentation” (1998); “Art and communication / Art is communication” (2000); “Signs engraved: Academies of Rome” (2001); “Panorama: solutions of abstract art” (2001); “Glocal Cultural Festival” in Piazza del Campidoglio (2002); “Art. 33 ″ (2002); “New in Art and New in Art” (2003); “Public Design: Visuals – two-year project at the Casa dell’Architettura” (2005); “Christo and Jeanne Claude: signed photographs, postcards and posters” (2005); “Masters and students” (2005); “100 Works of Art for the Right to Food – FAO Rome (2007); permanent photographic exhibition at IRE / ISG Rome (2010); museum set-up project and artistic direction of the “Pietro Vannucci Academy of Fine Arts Museum and Plaster Cast Gallery” in Perugia (2012).
He has edited numerous and important art publications; among the many : “Manzù Accademico” – Rome 1996; “100 Works of Art for the Right to Food” FAO, Rome 2007.
His critical texts and photos are published in numerous international catalogs and magazines.

Tullio Morganti

Sound Design

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Graduated from Liceo Classico Giulio Cesare in Rome in 1974 in 1979 he abandoned his university studies to devote himself to the activity of sound engineering, initially at private radio stations and from 1984 in the cinema field as a live sound engineer.
He was nominated seven time for the David di Donatello Award as the best live sound engineer, he won it in 1994, 1997 and 1998 for the films Sud (Gabriele Salvatores) Nirvana (Gabriele Salvatores) and Ovosodo (Paolo Virzì).
He was nominated various times for the Ciak d’Oro for the best live sound category in 2002, he won it for the film Figli / Hijos (Marco Bechis).
Since 1994 he is a member of the Jury of the Italian Academy of Cinema – David di Donatello Award.
Since 2010, he is a lecturer of the courses in Field Sound RecordingTechniques at RFA (Rome Film Academy – former NUCT) at Cinecittà.
From 2015 he is a lecturer of sound design / Field Sound RecordingTechniques workshops at A.U.T. American University of Technolog, Halat Lebanon
From 2017 he is a lecturer of the Field Sound RecordingTechniques course at RUFA and from 2018 of the Sound Design 1 course at RUFA.

David Mozzetta

David Mozzetta


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David Mozzetta (Rome, 1991) deals with art direction and design for publishing. He graduated from the MA in design for publishing at ISIA Urbino with a thesis called ” Images ever to be (at) text? The book as a post photographic and digital medium”. 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.


Massimiliano Napoli

SemioticS OF ART

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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”. With a cognitive-emergentist perspective and a semio-narrative approach, he analyzes meaning, languages, and forms of expression in the context of social behavior context, arts and entertainment as well as urban culture trends. In particular, he works on the concept of Identity, the relationship between the individual and the environment, the “institutional” artistic forms as well as those expressed in the underground scene. He recently published the articles “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).


Antonio Pace


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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.


Michele Palazzi


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An Italian photographer who works for Contrasto Agency and winner, in 2015, of the World Press Photo. His work focuses on the problems arising from the disappearance of rural traditions in Asia.


Lina Pallotta


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Documentary photographer born in San Salvatore Telesino (BN), she moved to New York in the late eighties, where she graduated in “Photojournalism and Documentation” at the International Center of Photography (ICP). Her works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions and published in national and international magazines. Since the mid-2000s, she regularly holds seminars and lectures at the International Center of Photography, Empire State College, NY; Frontline Club, London; Spazio Labo’, Bologna; Limes, Cagliari; RUFA and Officine Fotografiche Roma. She was the art director of “Gazebook: Sicily Photobook Festival 2017”. She has received many fellowships and residencies, including New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship; L’Atelier de Visu, Marseille; CASE media Fellowship, University of Texas, El Paso; Fund for Creative Communities, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. In 2014 she won the Osvaldo Buzzi Prize, BN. Her works are held in private collections.


Docente Laura Palmieri

Laura Palmieri

Pedagogy and teaching methods of art

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Born in Naples in 1967, she was trained in Rome where she studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts; in 1990, after receiving the I.S.A. diploma in Textile Art, she obtained the teaching qualification for Art Education. Her experience in the management of projects and groups has developed particularly in the organization and management of courses, collaborating with individual artists, academies, associations, schools, prisons, foundations, archives and other public institutions such as the Carlo Bilotti Museum in Rome; the Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the University of Tuscia in Viterbo; the “Museum inside the school” at the Liceo Scientifico Bafile in L’Aquila, following the earthquake; as co-tutor at the Museo Laboratorio di Arte Contemporanea at the University La Sapienza, in the Master for curators of contemporary art. Since 2019 she is a teacher and referent for the creative manipulative group of the Istituto comprensivo Via Acquaroni in Tor Bella Monaca, Rome, with which she has been creating and coordinating the “Filo d’Arianna” project for the realization of shared works. She participated in the activities of the Oreste Project, which was invited by Harald Szeemann at the Venice Biennale in 1999. Recent exhibitions include “The smile of the spring”, 2021, exhibition and catalog curated by Ilari Valbonesi, at Collegium Artisticum Terezije bb, Sarajevo; “Artisti collezionisti”, 2020, at Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale; “Men at Work / Women Work Better”, 2018, Bibo’s Place, Rome; Macro Asilo, Rome.


Mauro Panci

ADVERTISING PHOTOGRAPHY; photography 2 (Commercial)

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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.

Simone Pane


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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.

Simone Pappalardo

Sound Design

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He graduated with honors in electronic music from the ‘Santa Cecilia’ Conservatory in Rome. For years he has been creating electronic compositions, interactive sound installations and “augmented” musical instruments. His works have been performed and staged in many international festivals: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Beijing Conservatory for the Musicacoustica Festival, Romanian Academy, American Academy during various editions of the Nuova Consonanza festival, Macro Museum in Rome, Teatro del Globo in Buenos Aires, Artefiera in Bologna, Five Days Festival in Milan, Emufest, Manzù Collection Museum in Ardea, Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, Biennale of Young Mediterranean Artists in Athens, during the Open Museum Open City exhibition at the MAXXI in Rome, for the Digital Life festival of the Romaeuropa Foundation, BNL Media Art Festival, etc .. With the composition “hyde, for piano prepared stimulated by electromagnetic impulses” he won a special mention at the National Arts Award. He was responsible curator of the interactive sound installations section for the International Festival of Electroacoustic Music Emufest, of the Conservatory ‘Sa nta Cecilia ‘in Rome and for the Le Forme del Suono Festival organized by the’ Ottorino Respighi ‘Conservatory of Latina. He is currently a teacher of Electroacoustic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Aquila and of Sampling and Synthesis of Sound at the Conservatory of Latina.He has collaborated on several occasions as a sound engineer and multimedia consultant for the Maxxi foundation in Rome, to follow the various stages of design and installation of interactive and sound works. He has also created works and collaborated: for sound installations with the sculptor Alberto Timossi, with the artist Antonio Capaccio, with the Quite Ensemble, with the designer Gipi, with the director Fabian Ribezzo, with Casina Benedetta di Leone Monteduro, with the Brecce association for contemporary art, Digital World Foundation, Maxxi Foundation, Pedro Reyes; for music and composition with Mauro Lanza, Giancarlo Schiaffini, Walter Prati, the composer Paolo Rotili, the Alter Ego ensemble, the Lucelin ensemble, the clarinetist David Ryan, the clarinetist Paolo Ravaglia, Andrea Valle, Franz Rosati, Dario Sanfilippo ; the Iato Orchestra directed by Alvin Curran, Rinus Van Alebeek, with the publishing house Orecchio Acerbo, with the poet Valerio Magrelli for the show “the lesson of the river”, with the poet Paolo Damiani for the show “Heavenly Heaven”, Elio Martusciello, the flutist Gianni Trovalusci, with the writer Michael Raynolds, with the percussionist Marco Ariano, the collective Circuiterie, and many others; for theater and dance with the Butoh Lios Dance Company, the dancer Alessandra Cristiani, the Emotion company, the dancer Mariella Celia, with the Furio Camillo theater in Rome, the Trasform’azioni festival for which he directed three choreutic-musical performances, with the Palestinian director Akram Tellawe, with Ascanio Celestini in the show “sands”. As sound engineer, composer and multimedia design consultant he collaborated with: ENI Spa; Arch. Luca Ruzza of OpenLabCompany; Arch. Giampaolo Imbrighi (creator of the Italy pavilion at the Shanghai Expo); Maxxi Foundation, Orecchio Acerbo publishing house.


Enrico Parisio

Graphic Design 1; Graphic Design 2

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Visual communication designer, former regional delegate of AIAP Lazio. He published articles on the magazine “Progetto Grafico”, international magazine of graphic design, on “Opificio”, monthly magazine of culture IRI Edizioni, on AIAP ZINE, international observatory of Design and on “DisegnareCon”, magazine edited by the Department of Architecture of the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna. His main graphic design works are published in the volume “Immagini per idee”, Skira editions, 2007. He is creator and implementer of the social innovation project “Millepiani”, 200 coworking spaces in the Lazio region.
He is a professor of visual communication design at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts.
He is currently a consultant for the political communication of European parliamentarians and oversees product communications for eFM.
Graphic designer and art director for: eFM – platform company, IRBM – Research Institute, 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 del Comune di Roma, Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Provincia di Roma, Ministero delle Finanze, Auser, Provincia Autonoma di Trento, ATAC, Met. Ro. spa, CGIL Nazionale, Uci – Unione Coltivatori Italiani, ANCAB – Lega COOP, COTRAL spa, ISFOL.

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Francesco Pennìca

Cinematography 1

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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 a 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.

Giulio Pernice


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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 professionals, 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.

Lorenzo Pesce

Advertising and Editorial Photographer

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Lorenzo Is an alumnus of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. For the last fifteen years he has been a faculty member of many institutions such as The American University in Rome, Mohole Academy, IED, RUFA, Spazio Labò in Bologna and Bluocean’s Workshop in Reggio Calabria. Being both an author and a commercial and magazine photographer, Lorenzo focuses primarily on teaching students how to create their own vision and satisfy a commercial brief at the same time. Pesce focuses on portraiture without ever changing his approach, whether he is photographing a celebrity or a real life people.

As an Author and a Commercial artist , Lorenzo Pesce has always focused on emotions and how to convey them. Emotions are the imaginary and stylistic glue that keeps together his personal and commercial vision.

Lorenzo Pesce has worked with clients such as as Grey SanFrancisco, Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, Action Aid, Alitalia, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, Conde Nast Traveller, Departures, Enel, ENI, Fastweb, Mulino Bianco, Rubelli, Saatchi & Saatchi, oral B, Samsung, Saveur, Stern, TIM, Travel and Leisure, Vogue, Norton by symantec, Notorious Pictures and many others.

Lorenzo Pesce is represented for editorial work by Contrasto and by Mandala Creative Productions for commercial work.
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Augusto Pieroni


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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 Humanities from Sapienza University, Rome (Thesis on Michelangelo Pistoletto).

Fiorenza Pinna


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Fiorenza Pinna is an independent curator and book designer, she works in the field of 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.

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Fabrizio Pizzuto


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Fabrizio Pizzuto is a sicilian art critic. He is a professor of History of Art and Management for Art at R.U.F.A.
He specialized in Contemporary Art History at the Specialization School of Siena, directed by Enrico Crispolti with a thesis developed after a residency in Paris at the Citè des Arts for Incontri Internazionali d’Arte in 2006.
He currently manages Khlab, a non-conventional exhibition space and online art critic platform, of which he is co-creator and co-founder.
He collaborates with Nation 2.0, a Dubai’s online platform.
He also works with Inside Art Magazine and with Lefranc Bourgeois Fine Arts Materials at the artist residencies in Rome at the Fondamenta space.

He has participated in numerous art events including Videoakt – Biennale of video art in Barcelona, Spain (formerly LOOP) 2013, and RE-Humanism 2019.
He has curated exhibitions and written texts for galleries and exhibition spaces in Italy and in the USA, Germany and Cuba.
He has published texts in numerous catalogs including an experimental writing text in the book Reef (Roma Europa Fake Festival) 2010 by Derive Approdi Editor with a preface by Bruce Sterling.
Lives and works in Rome.

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Francesco Polizzi


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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.


Docente Roberto Pompili

Roberto Pompili

Direction of Photography

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Roberto Pompili is a Senior 3D Artist with more than 17 years of experience in the field of Computer graphics. Over the years, he has been able to apply his knowledge in multiple sectors such as cinema, VFX, videogames, advertising, television, design and architecture by refining constantly his skills as a 3D Generalist. He graduated in Graphics and Multimedia Design at the University of Rome “La Sapienza ”and collaborated as a freelance 3D Artist in various productions both in Italy and abroad. He uses the main softwares of the professional pipelines such as Maya, Zbrush, Substance Painter and Substance Designer as well as Render like Arnold, Vray, Renderman and Redshift and since 2019, he has been working as a senior 3D Artist and Supervisor at AR Market, a company active on development of AR and VR content. He is currently a lecturer at major schools at the level National and International where he teaches techniques and aspects of the production workflow.


Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi


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Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi was born in Catania in 1956. He works as an architecture critic and is the 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 is 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 can 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.

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Giuseppe Ragosta


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Giuseppe Ragosta has a vast experience in architectural design and urban planning that started 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 thesis 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. Below there 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

ANIMATION - Computer Animation and visual effects

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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 filling 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 “Cattive ragazze, 15 storie di donne audaci e creative”, which won the Andersen 2014 award in the “best comic book” category. He also illustrated “Salvo e le mafie”, written by Riccardo Guido, that 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


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Giordano Ricciardi is a front-end developer and graphic designer. He works in the field of multimedia publishing and Web and holds workshops on parametric design in Processing and HTML5. His passion for programming applied to visual communication 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


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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 there are: The 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

Computer Graphics; DIGITAL IMAGE PROCESSING 1; Photography (for Design)

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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.



Docente Alessandro Rocca

Alessandro Rocca

Information design

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Hybrid designer, able to move flexibly between different fields as such Interaction design, Visual Design, Service Design and User Research with main focus on Visual & Interaction Design. Actually designer at Sketchin, an international advanced strategic-design studio where he’s responsible for the overall design of product and services for national and international companies such as such as Microsoft, Lenovo, Brembo, Enel, BNL, Sogei and Poste Italiane. Technology and innovation lover, always in search for new discoveries.


Ely Rozenberg

Design methodology; Wearable Technology

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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 develop 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 constant 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, I have curated exhibitions of Israeli design (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 I 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. My 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 not change without the support of these three parties.

Mario Rullo

Art Direction for ADV

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Mario Rullo, designer and art director, teacher of visual communication, founding partner of Vertigo Design.

He works in the field of communication and in particular in the Advertising, Corporate and Brand Image.
He has designed identity systems and campaigns for numerous national and international companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Leonardo Company, Esa_European Space Agency, P&G_Procter&Gamble, RAI, Lacoste, Hugo Boss, Sharp and many others.

Since 2001 he teaches at Universities and Academies, including RUFA_Rome University of Fine Arts, where he is also the coordinator of the master course of Visual and Innovation Design. He has done seminars and speeches for SVA_School of Visual Arts of New York and Iowa State University. His projects are featured in numerous visual design publications and exhibited in international events.

He has received several awards, such as the Honorable Mention of the ADI Compasso d’Oro in 2018.




Dafne Sartori

Computer animation and visual effects

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Master’s degree in theatre, film and television set design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Rome, I immediately specialize in the field of vfx and digital compositing. I am a digital compositor and light 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. I am a trainer in Maya and Nuke at Quasar Institute, IED, Genialogic-FX Academy, Rufa University and Blacksheep of Rome.

Roberto Scavizzi


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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)  Community IT Law at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome.
He has written many articles 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-written 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.

Fabio Severo


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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 created the photographic project Corpi di Reato: a visual archeology of the 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 created a series of photography works related to the Italian landscape in relation to the Country’s collective imaginary.

He has held courses and seminars on photography techniques, 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.

Docente Lucia Sforza

Lucia Sforza


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Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome, specializes in Illustration and traditional and altenative Techniques of engraving, which has deepened in various courses in Italy and Europe. She was selected to the Third International Biennial of Illustration, Barreiro (Portugal) and awarded to the competitions for children’s illustration. She is present in the Annual “Italian Illustrators” from 2007 to 2014. For many years she taught illustration, engraving techniques and book design to public school and in collaboration with associations and museums. As illustrator she has published with Italian and foreign publishing houses.


Raffaele Simongini


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Raffaele Simongini was born in Rome in 1966, where he lives and works. He is an art consultant, documentary maker and has written many 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.


Gianluca Sportelli


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Graduated from 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 series. In recent years he has directed many commercials, video clips and web communication campaigns.

Claudio Spuri

Advertising; Computer Graphics; COMPUTER GRAPHICS ; Unconventional Advertising

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Claudio Spuri works in Rome as an Art Director and Graphic Designer in Communication Design projects. He graduated in Graphic Design and Visual Communication at IED ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN in Rome in 1996.
In 1999, he started his professional activity in the field of Editorial Graphics, Illustration and Exhibit Design. In 2002, he started, together with other two co-founders, his own company EJWD CROSSMEDIA COMMUNICATION DESIGN, where he collaborated until 2011 in many Corporate and Unconventional Communication projects.
Claudio is a Senior Member of AIAP, the Italian Association of Visual Communication Design, and he additionally held the position of Councilor for the Lazio delegation for the three-year period 2016-2018.

Claudio dedicated the following publications to the T-shirt culture: in 2006, the book titled T-shirt, il tatuaggio di stoffa (T-shirt, The Cloth Tattoo) with TUNUÉ edition; in 2007, the website www.iltatuaggiodistoffa.net.
He has been teaching Visual Communication for many years. Specifically: since 2013, at RUFA ROME UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS; from 2016 to 2020, at ISIA ROMA DESIGN ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LE INDUSTRIE ARTISTICHE; in 2009, at SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME Department of Architecture “Ludovico Quaroni”; in 2003, at QUASAR DESIGN UNIVERSITY.

Graphic Design and T-shirts lover, in 2015 he was co-founder and event planner of Miteeca T-shirt meet Humans, an italian festival dedicated to the world of T-shirt. In 2014 he held the Handmade Life T-shirt workshop at BIAD, BIRMINGHAM INSTITUTE OF ART & DESIGN.


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Emanuele Tarducci


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He lives and works in Rome as an Architect | Interaction Designer. 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 through 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

Art Director

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Giorgio Tiranti, works as an 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 works as a Video Engineer, Audio and Visual Integrator for video projections, multi-projections, interactive installations, show control and digital signage.

Caterina Tomeo

Contemporary art and new media; History of electronic and digital arts; New trends in the visual arts

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Caterina Tomeo is an art historian who combines research with critical and curatorial practice. She deals with Contemporary Art with particular interest in the interdisciplinary and research in the field of New Media Art and Sonic Arts. She is the coordinator of the MAD in “Multimedia Arts and Design” at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, where she is also a lecturer and Academic Council Representative. She is lecturer in the Master of “Sonic Arts” at the Faculty of Electronic Engineering of the University “Tor Vergata” of Rome; in the Master of “Economics and Management of Art and Culture” of the Sole 24 Ore Business School of Rome; in the Master of “Management of Art and Cultural Heritage” of Giunti Academy – School of Management of Florence. She was co-director of Spring Attitude festival until 2018; she currently collaborates with international festivals dedicated to electronic music and contemporary culture. She co-founded the Sound Studies Forum, the first research network on sound studies in Italy, in collaboration with the University of Urbino. She is the art director of the Sound Box at the Mattatoio in Rome. Her most recent publications include: Sound Art. Ascoltare è come vedere (Castelvecchi, 2017); Sonic Arts. Tra esperienza percepettiva e ascolto attivo (Castelvecchi, 2019); the essay Dance Dance Dance. L’Interzone tra il suono dei Joy Division e la Rave Era, in Our vision touched the sky (Rogas Edizioni, 2021, edited by A. Amendola and L. Barone.


Alessio Tommasetti


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Alessio Tommasetti Architect.
He graduated in 2003 in Architecture, enabled in 2004. PHD in Sciences of Representation and Surveying in 2008. Adjunct Professor at Architecture CDL, “Sapienza” University of Rome. Teacher of FASHION and INDUSTRIAL Design at IED Rome, since 2005. Founder, partner and head architect at Studio D’Arc, a design studio that deals with all aspects of sustainability from concept to final production. Since 2015 is Ambassador for Wacom, Japanese brand World leader in the production of graphic tablets and interactive displays. Founder and member of the innovative startup Shapeup Italy, rewarded by Lazio Innova, for digitizing and rapid prototyping projects and concepts the Fashion world, 2016. It deals with Design, Architecture, Product Design, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Design of accessories, Robotics and Bionics, Exhibit, rapid prototyping, CGI, Classical and Digital Animation, Pre-Production and Visualizing, Video and Compositing , Special Fx and Digital Indie Comics.


Giulia Tornari

Editor Director

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Giulia Tornari has been the director at Contrasto since 2018, coordinating staff photographers and curating numerous award-winning photography projects at an international level. In 2011, she founded Zona, a cultural association that develops documentary projects dedicated to the new languages of photography, video, and journalism.

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Francesco Ugolini


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Running away from Rome, now I have been living in the far away countryside near Viterbo for years.
I have lost over time any kind of social life, so now an internet connection is the only way to communicate with other human beings.
Plants and animals, instead, can be approached directly.

Enrolled in Electronic engineering at “Roma Tre”, I decided recklessly to drop out in 2000. I only had 6 exams left to be able to graduate, but I decided to study 3D Graphics on my own, also because all the 3D graphics schools we see around nowadays, at that time didn’t exist.
I was called “crazy” by family and friends. I found a shelter in rendering.

The fields I have worked in as a professional have been really different: architectural projects (archeological sites by Techvision), engineering projects (satellites by ESA), documentary (Voyager by La7), advertising spots (Cartoons On The Bay by RAI), and Game prototypes finally.
And the software as well: Maya, ZBrush, Substance Painter, Cinema4D, Unity.
The toll to pay has been hard indeed: metal health.

Over time I have gone into teaching as well, working at major design academies in Rome (IED, RUFA, NABA), teaching institutes (Quasar, ITS Rossellini, CEFI) and other online services (Volta Institute, Udemy, Gumroad)

Mauro Uzzeo

Creative writing

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Mauro Uzzeo (Marino, 25 August 1979) is an Italian screenwriter active in the field of comics, cinema and television. He begins by publishing stories on the pages of the erotic magazine Blue edited by Francesco Coniglio and, starting from independent publishing (Velo di Maya, for Montego, Katie’s game for Edizioni BD, Wonderland for Nicola Pesce Editore) reaches that of large-scale distribution by writing several scripts for John Doe (Editoriale Aurea), Orfani and Dylan Dog (Sergio Bonelli Editore).
Since 2001 he has been a screenwriter and director of animated short films (Tricky’n’Ducks, The Child who turned off the stars), television commercials (Coca-cola, Vodafone, Particella di Sodio dell’Acqua Lete) and music videos ( Tiromancino, Jovanotti, Subsonica, Planet Funk, Coolio & Snoop Dogg, Bungaro & Paola Cortellesi, Mimosa, Hedy Lamarr), obtaining Italian and international recognitions.
He teaches communication and cross-media storytelling and, from 2005 to 2011, he held the position of Director in charge of the creative department of the Rainbow CGI alongside Iginio Straffi in the realization of the adventures of the fairies of the Winx Club, and assisting him in the direction of Gladiators of Rome.
For Graphilm and Rai Fiction he collaborates in the writing of Bu-Bum! The road to home, a cartoon created by Maurizio Forestieri, Giovanni Di Gregorio and Francesco Artibani broadcast in Italy, by Rai Gulp, from 1 July 2016. Regular correspondent to the most important Italian festivals, he writes about Cinema for La Repubblica – XL, and for BestMovie.
In 2011 he is among the five candidates for the David di Donatello for his work on the digital effects of the film The Last Terrestrial (directorial debut of the cartoonist / illustrator Gipi) and is responsible for the direction of the animated theme of the film by Fausto Brizzi Com’è bello to make love.
He directed the five episodes of #Things for Men – web series produced by Fish-Eye together with the Department of Equal Opportunities – to raise awareness on the issue of violence against women.
In 2014, on a subject by Roberto Recchioni and directed by Ivan Silvestrini, he wrote MONOLITH, the first feature film produced by Sergio Bonelli Editore together with Sky and Lock & Valentine. Based on the graphic novel with the same title written with Roberto Recchioni for the drawings by Lorenzo LRNZ Ceccotti, the film was successfully presented at the 2016 edition of the FrightFest in London.
His first self-produced novel: I wasn’t looking for you – from the name of the blog with the same title that he has held since January 2010 – presented at Lucca Comics & Games 2015, in which he sells the entire three hundred copies in just one day.
In 2015 – together with Gud, Paolo Campana, S3keno Piccoli and Fabrizio Verrocchi – he invents and organizes ARF !, a Roman festival dedicated to comics, which takes place inside the MACRO museum in Rome.
He was a candidate for the Micheluzzi Prize for his debut book on John Doe. In September 2016 he won the Andrea Pazienza Prize for his role as “cultural agitator” and as “Best Screenwriter of 2016”.
Since 2018 he has been teaching Creative Writing at RUFA Academy.



Raffaele Vella

Computer Graphics 2

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Born in Avellino, in 1985, he graduated in Architecture from Sapienza University, in Rome, with honours, and moved there to live.
He is an author and editor and has written the book “V-Ray Guida Definitiva” (V-Ray: a Definitive Guidebook), and 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.
He was a  speakers nationwide at the most important 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 a 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.
He is a teacher of the 3D Digital Architecture course at Rainbow Academy, 3D Pro at Lab Creation and Computer Graphics 2 of the Photography BA at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts.

Docente Andrea Vendetti

Andrea Vendetti


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After graduating at Sapienza University of Rome with a thesis on clandestine printing houses during the Italian Resistance, and after a study stay at the ENSAD in Paris, he graduated in Communication, Design, and Publishing at the ISIA of Urbino with a thesis on the Historiography of Graphic Design. He is in his second year of Ph.D. in Design at Sapienza, works as a graphic designer with archives and associations and is the co-founder of Slab. Slab is a letterpress workshop based in Rome, Italy, where it is possible to use type and antique machinery to rediscover the slow times of the artisan dimension. The objective is to give ample space to education and research to preserve the Italian typographic culture through the workshop. Self-productions and prints on commission are made here, and workshops, exhibitions and conferences are held periodically.


Alessandro Vergoz

Set design 1 - 2; Lighting systems; Architectural model making; Theory and practice of perspective drawing

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Born in Rome in 1970. After graduating from a classical studies 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 working in television, as an assistant to Gaetano Castelli, designing sets for programs 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 Architecture, Architectural Model Making and Lighting Systems at RUFA in 1999. 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 FAO.


Fabrizio Verrocchi

Art Director

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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 field.
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.

Docente Gianluca Vicini

Gianluca Vicini

Web Design

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A Visual and Innovation Designer based in Rome. After graduating in Advertising Graphics, he furthered his knowledge in the field and, in 2012, also earned a degree in Graphic Design. In 2012, he founded Damagraf, a graphic design company for printing and digital solutions, which also produces printed materials and sells and implements information and other technological solutions for businesses. In 2013, in Prague, for the Eleutheria Foundation, he joined a project team for communicating and setting up the “Et-Cetera” exhibition, curated by the architect Ottaviano M. Razetto, at the Italian Institute of Culture. In 2014, he earned a Master of Arts Degree in Visual and innovation Design from RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, where, in 2014, he also worked as webmaster and visual designer for the Communication & Events Office.
In October 2015, he participated in the “Maker Faire” (the largest trade fair in Europe for showcasing innovation), with a project called “Momely”, a cutting-edge technological experience aimed at rethinking and transforming the concept of cemetery, by maintaining the history and memories of deceased people through virtual encyclopaedias and “remembrance gardens“. He started teaching in 2016, first as an assistant in Design Methodology at RUFA, then as professor of Fundamentals of Web Disegn at state vocational school “Maffeo Pantaleoni” in Frascati (Rome). In 2017, he participated in the “AIAP Community” event with an “elevator pitch”, in connection with the international week of graphic design. At present, he teaches Web Design at the Rome University of Fine Arts.

Elisabetta Villaggio


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Elisabetta Villaggio attended philosophy at Bologna University, then Cinema and Television at the USC (University of South California) in Los Angeles. She has worked in television as an assistant director, director, author and consultant for the Italian state broadcaster Rai and the private networks Mediaset and la7. She has also made two short films, 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 of RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts) and has collaborated and collaborates with various paper and online magazines. She has written 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.

Maria Cristina Vitelli

Visual Design 2

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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 in 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 a soprano in the CaroCoro choir of Rome.



Andres Rafael Zabala


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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.

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Massimo Zomparelli

Touch Design