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EDUCATION 

ongoing

PhD Candidate at the Screen School, LCC, University of the Arts London

2014

MA Visual Culture, University of Westminster, London 

2010​

BA Fine Art, University of Westminster, London

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS & SCREENINGS

2023 

The Words Create Images, 5th Casablanca Biennale, Morocco. Second instalment. Curated by Christine Eyene  

2022 

*Solo exhibition* Unruly Connections, ar/ge kunst, Bolzano, Italy. Curated by Emanuele Guidi.

 

Maxxi Bvlgari Prize 2022, MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art, Rome.  Curated by Giulia Ferracci.
 

KAS, Centrale Fies, Italy, curated by Simone Frangi. 
 

GEOGRAFIE - Raccontare i tempi, raccontare i luoghi (GEOGRAPHIES - Narrating times and places). Ma*Ga Gallarate's Contemporary Art Museum, Milan. Curated by Alessandro Castiglioni. 

2021 

Memory Matters, public art project. Commissioned and curated by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Biennale della Democrazia, Turin. 
 

When the Present is History, MOMus-Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, curated by Daphne Vitali
 

School of Waters, 19th Mediterranea Biennale. Republic of San Marino, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni, Simone Frangi and A Natural Oasis 
 

Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival, UK 


Colonial (Dis)entanglements, film programme at Third Horizon Film Festival, Miami USA 

2020 

Rue d’Alger, Manifesta 13 Parallels du Sud, Casa Italia, Marseille, France. Curated by Alessandro Gallicchio and Simone Frangi

 

Everything Passes Except the Past, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, curated by Irene Calderoni and Jana J. Haeckel, Goethe Institut   

 

The Art of Non-Fiction, Open City Documentary Film Festival, London 

 

Art works! European Cultures of Resistance and Liberation, travelling exhibition: Cubo Garutti - Museion (Museo of Modern and Contemporary Art), Bozen and MSU Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (education project)

 

Art is Always Public, Villa Romana, Florence

 

Tutta un'Altra Storia, MaGa Gallarate's Contemporary Art Museum, Milan (education project)

2019

How to Build a Lagoon with a Bottle of Wine, 2nd LAGOS Biennal, Nigeria

 

When the Present is History, Depo Gallery, Istanbul Biennal collateral programme

*Solo exhibition* A Bomb to be Reloaded, Villa Romana, Florence IT

Sharjah Film Platform, Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates

*Solo exhibition* Se la realtà non è solo un fotogramma... (If reality is not just a photogram...), Casa Testori, Milan IT. With Jacopo Rinaldi

 

Gaddafi in Rome: the Expanded Script, performance-lecture, Archive Kabinett, Berlin

 

Gaddafi in Rome: the Expanded Script, performance-lecture,  Depo Gallery, Istanbul Biennal collateral project

 

The Recovery Plan: Pop-up Black Cultural Center, Fondazione Biagiotti, Florence, Italy. Curated by Black History Month Florence

 

Global Perspectives on Fascism & Antifascism, Colgate University, NY, USA

Peer SessionAPT Gallery, London

 

Conversation Pieces, curated by Michelangelo Corsaro and Archive Books, Santards, Milan

 

Our Skins are Porous Too, Skelf online platform, curated by Adam J B Walker

2018

Manifesta 12 Biennale, Film Programme, Palermo, Italy

 

Offline Browser: 6th Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Hong-gah Museum, Taipei

 

COMING SOON, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin 

 

Directing the Real. Films d’artistes et vidéos des années 2010, Passerelle Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brest, France

 

Amnistia, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Brera Art Academy), Milan 

 

LO-FI, Studium P, Vilnius, Lithuania

 

Black Archive Alliance, organised by Villa Romana and Black History Month Florence

 

Gaddafi in Rome: the Expanded Script, performance-lecture, Villa Romana, Florence, Italy

 

Gaddafi in Rome: the Expanded Script, performance-lecture, Screen Research Forum, LCC, University of the Arts London

2017

Document Film Festival 2017, CCA Glasgow (Centre for Contemporary Arts), Scotland 

 

Sound of Memory, Curzon Cinema, Goldsmiths, University of London 

 

Directing the Real: Artists’ Film and Video in the 2010s, Lo Schermo dell'Arte - Artists' Moving Image Festival, Galleria delle Carrozze di Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence 

Global Learning - MaGa Gallarate's Contemporary Art Museum, Milan 

Postcolonia Italia, curated by Alessandra Ferlito, S.a.L.e. Docks, Venice

  

Rights and Might: cultural counter-narratives of the migrant and refugee experiences part of the 2017 London Refugee Week - University of Westminster, London 

 

Insurgent Projections, Anarchist Film Festival, Montreal, Canada

 

30th Festival Les Instants Vidéo, Marseille/Milan

2016​

Orestiade Italiana, La 16º Quadriennale di Roma (16th Rome Quadriennal). Curated by Simone Frangi

 

 A-i-R Wro Talk 2.0, Wroclaw PL​

 

Genesis Cinema / CinemaItaliaUK, London 

 

SOAS University, organised by SOAS History Society, London 

 

 Mende International Film Festival, Cinema Paradiso in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

 

WE ARE ALL THE OTHER Symposium, The CERA Project, London​

2015

*Solo exhibition* Negotiating Amnesia, P.A.C. Le Murate, Florence

 

56th Festival dei Popoli, International Documentary Film Festival, Spazio Alfieri, Florence

 

A Natural Oasis, Viafarini, special project for MEDITERRANEA17, BJCEM Biennale, Milan 

AWARDS, RESIDENCIES, COMMISSIONS

 

2021-24

            Research Fellow at the British School at Rome

 Research Fellow at Archive Milan

2022

Finalist of Maxxi Bvlgari Prize 2022, MAXXI - National Museum of 21st Century Art, Rome. Winner announced in October 2023.

2021

TECHNE Research Conflux: Voices at the Margins?, University of Brighton, UK

2020

Sight Unseen short-listed for the UK Short Film Award at Open City Documentary Film Festival, London 

2019

Critical Engagements with the Archive in the Spaces of Contemporary Art, study retreat, Bergen University and Bergen Assembly, Norway

 

NIDA Doctoral Platform Summer School Fight the Power 2019/1989, held at the Lithuanian Pavilion and the Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale

2018

MEAD Residency at the British School at Rome

 

Q International grant - La Quadriennale di Rome - with Archive Kabinett, Berlin 

 

TECHNE Conflux: The Object of Research Residency, Cumbria Institute of the Arts, organised by Royal College of Arts, UAL, and Kingston University​ UK

2017

BFI Experimenta Pitch Award, London Film Festival. Prize organised by FLAMIN (Film London Artists' Moving Image Network), in collaboration with LUX, BFI and Arts Council England​

 

VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images, Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, Florence 

 

Arts and Humanities Research Council / TECHNE DP, fully funded PhD scholarship at the University of the Arts London

  

Negotiating Amnesia included in the 2017 RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) Film Festival's Library

2016

A-i-R Wro Residency, Open Call Europe "Art and culture during the migration crisis in Europe in XXI century" / Wroclaw European Capital of Culture 2016 

 

Rising Star: Best Short Documentary – Negotiating Amnesia. Mende International Film Festival, Florida, USA

2015

Artist in Residence and Film Commission - Alinari Contemporary, Florence. Curated by Livia Dubon Bohlig at Fondazione, Archivio Alinari

2014

Katalogos Workshop with Basma Alsharif - ViaFarini (Milan). Organised by Little Constellation in collaboration with ViaFarini and BJCEM. Curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi

 

A Natural Oasis Summer School in the Republic of San Marino. Organised by Little Constellation in collaboration with ViaFarini and BJCEM. Curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi​

SELECTED PEDAGOGIC & COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2021

Non Più Eroi! [No More Heroes!], Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in collaboration with Marco Stefanelli and Mackda Ghebremariam Tesfau'. Development of audio-walk

2020

Resilient Pasts in Haunted Presents. On the (Re)membering and (Re)enacting of Archives, Archive Milan. The workshop is part of a larger project, Vulnerable Archives: On Silenced Archives and Dissenting Views, initiated by SAVVY Contemporary (Berlin) in collaboration with Un lieu pour Respirer (Les Lilas) / Ateliers Médicis (Clichy-Montfermeil), After the Archive (Istanbul) and Archive (Milan). It is funded by Allianz Stifung and supported by HKW Berlin.

 

ART WORKS! European Culture of Resistance and Liberation. Education programme at Museion, Contemporary Art Museum, Bozen (Italy). EU project partners: wannseeFORUM (Berlin), HASENHERZ or the Pleasures of Moving Images and Words (Vienna), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (Croatia), Center of Contemporary History Melk Memorial (Austria)

2019

Developing Postcolonial Discourse in Art Education in Italy, study day at Villa Romana, organised by Alessandra Ferrini and Archive Books, in collaboration with Villa Romana, Black History Month Florence and with the participation of Savvy Contemporary

 

Outcross: Agromafia, Radio Activism and Crosscultural Fertilizations. Week-long workshop for high school classes (alternanza), MaGa Museum of Contemporary Art, Milan 

2018

Resistant Archives. Week-long Workshop for post-graduate students on the Colonialità e Cultura Visivi in Italia (Coloniality and Visual Culture in Italy) at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Brera Art Academy), Milan 

2017

Notes on Historical amnesia pt.2, Commission for Education Project at MaGa Gallarate's Art Museum, Milan 

 

Archive-as-Method: Colonial Voices and Gazes - part of Postcolonia Italia​. Commission of 2 days masterclass at S.a.L.E. Docks

2016

Radio Ghetto Relay and Cross-cultural Fertilizations, education programme in collaboration with Fundacja Art Transparent and A-i-R Wro, Wroclaw Poland

2015

Notes on Historical amnesia pt.1, education programme, P.A.C. Le Murate, Florence

 

About Archives, workshop for Academy Awards students at Viafarini, with Elisa Adami, Milan

2014

Family Workshop for CREATE London

2013

Propeller Youth Art Forum, Chisenhale Gallery, Victoria Park commission, London

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 

2022

On the politics of Visibility, Pensiero Plurale. Talk at Magazzino Italian Art, NY USA

2021

Restitution and the Non-Returnable: Discussing collections, repatriation, compensation and what might be ‘non-returnable, Delfina Foundation. 

 

Counteracting ‘Iconographic Silence’: Alessandra Ferrini, seminar at Biblioteca Hertziana, Rome

 

BSR Fine Arts Talk, British School at Rome

 

Taking responsibility for colonial heritage in Europe? Perspectives from organisational ethnographies, ASA2021: RESPONSIBILITY, annual conference of the Association of Social Anthropologists. Moderated by Henrietta Lidchi (National Museum of World Cultures), organised by Jonas Jonas Tinius, Sharon Macdonald, Margareta von Oswald (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

 

Screening and Presentation: Alessandra Ferrini, Postcolonial Italian Cinema Conference, Warwick University, in collaboration with La Sapienza University. Convenors: Damiano Garofalo (Sapienza, Rome) and Luca Peretti (Warwick).

2020

Everything Passes Except the Past, online conference at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Goethe Institut   

 

On Fragments and Historical Erasure, in conversation with Emma Wolukau Wanambwa, Archive Milan

 

Art, space and memory, in conversation with Nina Fischer and Maroan el Sani Rue d'Alger Webinar

2019

Committed Practices, Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

 

Between Myth and Memory: Contemporary Politics and the Performance of History, Centre for Performance and Urban Living, University of Surrey

 

Life of Crops: Towards an Investigative MemorializationUniversalmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria

 

Italian Colonialism and Resistance to Empire, in conversation with Dr Neelam Srivastava and Dr Angelica Pesarini, Villa Romana

2018

Italian fascism in the prism of contemporary art, Roma Tre University and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris)

 

Identities in Motion: Precariato, Warwick University, organised by Gianmarco Mancosu and Gioia Panzarella

 

Artist Talk: Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Art Academy of Brera), Milan​

 

Live (T)Race Symposium, University of Padua, organised by

2017​

Artist Talk: Archival Resources and Ethnographic Film, RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) Film Festival, Watershed Cinema, Bristol UK​

 

Artist Talk: Orestiade Italiana / Black History Month Florence - with Simone Frangi, Museo Novecento, Florence IT​

 

Radical Hospitality, London Conference in Critical Thought 2017, South Bank University

2016

Visuality and (anti)racism ConferenceUniversity of Padua, Italy

 

Educazione Come Pratica Artistica (Education as Artistic Practice), Museum Novecento, Florence

2015

Shot / Countershot, Performing History, The Garrison Library, Gibraltar UK

 

Artists' Moving Image Practice in Britain: From 1990 to Today, conference at Whitechapel Gallery (London), organised by The Paul Mellon Centre (Yale University) in collaboration with Film London Artists' Moving Image Network and LUX