BFSP #03


Culture and Development at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia

Graduated in Fine Arts (Sculpture) in 2011 at Byam Shaw School of Art in London. As an artist she also took part in the Marrakesh Biennale #5 and #6, in 2014 and 2016.
Since 2012, after a period of apprenticeship, she works in the Battaglia Fine Art Foundry managing cultural projects with young artists and historical institutions.
She lives and works between Milan and Palermo.


Curator at Quadriennale of Rome

Stefano Collicelli Cagol is Curatorat La Quadriennale di Roma and he is Visiting Professor in Exhibitionand Displayfor the MA in Design for Arts at the Università Politecnico di Torino. From 2015 to 2017, he was Curator at Large of the Trondheim kunstmuseum, Norway. In 2014, he gained his PhD in Curating Contemporary Art at the Royal College of Art, London on Italian Exhibition history and he co-curated the contemporary art exhibition of the Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria. From 2010 to 2013 he curated the Young Curators Residency program at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin and worked as Assistant Curator of Francesco Bonami. He has curated projects and exhibitions, among others, for Palazzo Grassi, Venice; LUX Artists’ Moving Images, London; Artissima, Turin; curated by_ Festival, Vienna; Museo Marino Marini, Florence; GAM – Galleria d’arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin and Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice. He has written for Domus, Flash Art, Mousse Magazine and has published various essays on the Italian history of exhibitions.


Director of Bonner Kunstverein

Michelle Cottonstudied Literature at King’s College London and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Over the past 15 years she has curated over 50 exhibitions. These include recent solo exhibitions of new work by Banu Cennetoğlu, Marvin Gaye Chetwynd, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Josh Smith,as well as historical group surveys such as Xerographyand The Policeman’s Beard is Half Constructed. She has also curated retrospectives on Michel Auder, Bruce McLean, Wim T. Schippers, The Design Research Unit and the Hammer Prints studio, whichwas founded by Nigel Henderson and Eduardo Paolozzi in 1954. Her publications include Bruce McLean: Sculpture, Painting, Photography, Film (2014); Nigel Henderson & Eduardo Paolozzi: Hammer Prints Ltd 1954–75(2013) and Design Research Unit 1942–72 (2010).


Curator at Fondazione Prada

She obtained a PhDin Humanities from the Universitàdegli Studi di Trento.

From 2013 to 2016 she coordinated Back to the Future, a section of Artissima art fair in Turin. She has curated solo and group exhibitions for international institutions, includingthe Nouveau Musée National de Monaco in Monte-Carlo, la galerie de l’erg in Brussels, the Triennale di Milano in Milan, and Fondazione Morra in Naples. She contributes to Mousse Magazine, L’Officiel and Flash Art. She has extensively worked with or addressed the work of Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Anna Franceschini, Dora García, Yervant Gianikian andAngela Ricci Lucchi, Pierre Leguillon, Diego Marcon, Fausto Melotti, Brian O’Doherty, Alessandro Pessoli, and Paul Sietsema, among others.


Artistic Director of the MAN - Museo Arte Nuoro

Luigi Fassi is the Artistic Director of MAN Contemporary Art Museum in Nuoro, Italy. From 2012 to 2017 he held a position as Visual Art Curatorof the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Graz, Austria,where he curated several exhibitions and public art projects by commissioning new works by artists such as Lothar Baumgarten, Peter Friedl, Jonathas De Andrade, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Rana Hamadeh, Maryam Jafri, Kiluanj Kia Henda, and others. From 2009 to 2012 he was theDirectorof Ar/ge kunst Kunstverein in Bolzano, Italy, where he organized several group and solo exhibitions including Runo Lagomarsino, Chto Delat?, William E. Jones, Eva Kotatkova, and Alejandro Cesarco. A Helena Rubinstein Curatorial Fellow at the Whitney Museum ISP (2008-09), from 2010 to 2016, Fassi organized the Present Future section at Artissima, Turin, Italy. In 2016 he wasa fellow of the Artis Research Trip Program in Tel Aviv and curator of the XVI Quadriennale in Rome, Italy. In 2017 he served asa nominator forthe Prince Claus Award in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Currently he is a Committee Member of the Alserkal Avenue Residency Program, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Art-O-Rama, Marseille, France. Author of extensive essays for Artforum, Flash Art, Mousse Magazine, and Domus, Fassi is a regular contributor to Camera Austria.


Director of Vleeshal in Middelburg

Roos Gortzak has been active in the field of contemporary art since 2002, when she graduated from the Royal College of Art in London. As a critic, she was a regular contributor to the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant, and to art magazines such as Metropolis M and ArtReview, while also writing texts for exhibition catalogues. As a curator, she worked on projects and exhibitions for, amongst others, the Biennale of Puerto Rico (2004), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (2005), Kunsthalle Basel (2007-2012), the Badischer Kunstverein (2014), and the multidisciplinary festival What Happens in Offenbach Stays in Offenbach. Since 2014, she has taken up her position at Vleeshal and curated solo shows with, among others, Cally Spooner, Ola Vasiljeva, Andrea Éva Győri, Matthew Lutz-Kinoy and Paul Maheke.


Director of Bielefelder Kunstverein

Thomas Thiel studied Cultural Sciences and Aesthetical Practice in Hildesheim (Germany) and Marseille (France). From 2004-2008 he was a Curatorand Headof the Exhibition Departmentat ZKM| Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe. Since 2009 he has been Directorof Bielefelder Kunstverein. Over the past years he organized solo shows with, amongst others, Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Michael Beutler, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Cécile B. Evans, Latifa Echakch, Christian Falsnaes, Luke Fowler, Iman Issa, Maryam Jafri, Maria Loboda, Gareth Moore, Lili Reynaud-Dewar andKatarina Zdjelar, as well as thematic exhibitions, lecture series and projects in public space such as Museum Off Museum(2013), Vor Ort. Art Project Sennestadt (2014), Eugen Gomringer & (2015) or Transparencies. The Ambivalence of a New Visibility (2016). He writes regularly on contemporary art and is editor of numerous publications.

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