PUBLICATIONS BY FRANCESCO FOSSATI

Co-Author of: Un Manifesto Topista, 2016
Edited by postmedia books
Co-Produced by Museo Nivola 
isbn 9788874901487 www.postmediabooks.it

Co-Author of: Coworkingprogress - Il futuro è arrivato, 2013
Innovatori Rivoluzionari e Riccardo Valentino - Edited by Nomos Edizioni
ISBN 978-88-98249-16-9 www.nomosedizioni.it
e-book version is available on iTunes and on amazon

A partial history of the ARTIST-RUN SPACES from 1858 to our times, 2010
Published in a little number of copies
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E IL TOPO issue 11, 2010
A special project that contains interviews from Francesco Fossati to artists that run [or had runned] exhibition spaces in Italy
Realized with the support of the historical editorial board of the E IL TOPO magazine, contains contributions by: Corrado Levi, Paolo Parisi, Enrico Vezzi, Lorenza Boisi, Maurizio Nannucci, Diego Cinquegrana, Blauer Hase, Horatio Goni, Emiliana Sabiu, Paolo Masi, Vittorio Cavallini, Federico Lupo, Lucie Fontaine, Luca Francesconi, Luigi Presicce, Alessandro Mancassola, Albero Mugnaini, Dario Brivio, Giulio Pace, Mattia Barbieri, Francesco Locatelli, Danilo Vuolo, Marco Paganini, Ivan Manupelli, Ettore Tripodi
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CATALOGS

2017 Occupare lo spazio, edited by Editrice Salentina, an editorial project by Lorenzo Madaro
2016 I am NOT Tino Seghal, edited by Nahmad Projects, texts by Francesco Bonami and Joseph Nahmad

2016 Contexto, edited by Casa Testori, texts by Ilenia Setola and Giuseppe Frangi
2015 Chunk, edited by Accademia Santa Giulia, texts by Domenico Quaranta, Alessandro Mancassola and Team Caef

2014 Giovani Artisti alla Permanente, text by Giulio Gallera
2014 Como Contemporary Contest, texts by Luigi Cavadini and Rachele Ferrario
2014 Premio Lissone 2014, text by Alberto Zanchetta
2014 Independencia, edited by Adekcreative, text by Corrado Morra
2014 Energia Vitale, edited by Publi Paolini, text by Francesca Zaltieri
2013 Errors Allowed, edited by Quodlibet, text by Alessandro Castiglioni, Charlotte Bank, Nadira Laggoune, Delphine Leccas, Slobodne Beze/Loose Associations, Marco Trulli, Claudio Zecchi.
2013 Acqua, edited by Aska Edizioni, text by Carles Marco
2013 Studi Aperti 2013, edited by Asilo Bianco, texts by Giorgio Caione and Francesca Gattoni
2012 Francesco Fossati, edited by Edizioni Cart, text by Valerio Borgonuovo, Simone Frangi, Olga Gambari and Giorgio Viganò Download pdf (IT) or take a look of the catalog on Issuu logo issuu
2012 Visionaria20 – Déjà Made/Ready Vu, catalog, text by Nicola Cecchelli
2012 un'opera per il castello, catalog, edited by arte,m, texts by Fabrizio Vona, Maria Grazia Bellisario and Angela Tecce
2012 Premio Lissone 2012, catalog, edited by Museo di Lissone, text by Alberto Zanchetta
2012 “e quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle” Il Viaggio, catalogue edited by Galleria San Fedele
2011 HIPPY ARCHITECTURE volume 2, Catalog edited by VANNI, texts by Olga Gambari and Alessandra Girardi Download pdf (IT) or take a look of the catalog on Issuu logo issuu
2011 Premio Envie 2011, Catalog edited by Skyra
2011 26ª Biennale internazionale dell'Umorismo nell'Arte – L'arte Del Novecento, Catalog with texts by Andrea Gualandri and Bruno Gambarotta
2010 Talent Prize 2010, Catalog edited by Guido Talarico Editore
2009 Dialog und Identitat, Catalog edited by Edizioni / Verlag, text by Angela Madesani and Ester Caiani
2009 Talent Prize 2009, Catalog edited by Guido Talarico Editore
2007 No Boundaries, catalog edited by Edizioni Maingraf, text by Angela Occhipinti
2007 Lo Schermo Ansioso, catalog, text by Matteo Chini
2007 La memoria del presente, Catalog, text by Dario Dilettoso
2006 Salon 1 2006, Catalog edited by Publi Paolini, text by Fernando De Filippi
2006 De Portesio, Corpo Urbano, Catalog, text by Alberto Balletti,
2005 Salonprimo 2005, Catalog edited by Quality Edizioni, text by Fernando De Filippi
2004 “un’idea di Natura tra sviluppo e degrado”, Catalog, text by Gabriella Brembati and Claudio Zanini


MAGAZINES

2017 Organic Pictures, on Ready magazine, by Jacopo Manessi
2017 L’arte sfida la corruzione, Corriere della Sera, by Chiara Vanzetto, 8 april
2016 Le false targhe di Parco Nord che fanno impazzire il web, on La Repubblica Milano, by Gianluca Durno, september 30
2015 Matronati della Fondazione Donnaregina, on RivistaSegno.eu, by Maria Letizia Paiato
2015 Va a Francesco Fossati il premio del Forum Nazionale di Scultura Contemporanea di Carrara. Giuria presieduta da Michelangelo Pistoletto per il progetto dei Laboratori Artistici Nicoli, on Artribune, July 31
2015 Francesco Fossati | Fake History, interview on Kritika, by Emanuele Beluffi
2014 Vertical Depth, on Art Text Pics, by Marco Arrigoni

2013 Displace, on exibart.it, by Matteo Bergamini, 13th October
2013 Museo Tornielli, su ArteSera.it, di Alessandra Valsecchi, 1st July
2013 Interview by Martha Meza for 360° web tv
2013 Studio Visit by Marta Cereda, on ArtsLife.com, 26th Marzo
2013 interview by Michela Moro on Cool Tour Arte, Rai 5, 16th February
2013 Francesco Fossati, on Segno 243 - January/February, by Lucia Nica
2012 Site-specific? No grazie..., on artribune.com, by Francesco Sala, 27thOctober
2012 Un certain regard, on Segno 241 – summer, by Lucia Nica
2012 Per un'anarchia dell'immagine in movimento... on artribune.com, by Francesco Sala 1stOctober
2012 Quattro artisti in una cella a The Others..., on artribune.com, by Claudia Giraud, 24thOctober
2012 Vivere da protagonista l'art week novembrina a Torino..., on artribune.com, by Claudia Giraud, 19thJuly
2012 E IL TOPO Re-Birth – N°12, on FlashArtonline.it, by Rossella Moratto, 28th March
2011 La Stampa, Le pareti diventano opere, by Luca Indemini, wednesday 28 December
2011 Nòva24, Il Sole 24 Ore “Gruppo d'arte in un interno”, by Cristina Sivieri Tagliabue, 21 April
2010 Boite #6, Relazioni d'Artista – Francesco Fossati, by Fulvio Ravagnani, Autumn
2010 La Repubblica.it, Talent Prize 2010 giovani creativi in mostra, by Laura Larcan, 15 September
2010 exibart on-line, Talent Prize…., 15 September
2010 Insideart.it, Talent Prize…, by Simone Cosimi, 15 September
2010 La Repubblica, “Porta Venezia, cerchi l’arte e scopri le antiche botteghe” by Barbara Casavecchia, 16 march
2010 OVO n°2, page 36, “Alla maniera d’oggi, BASE a Firenze”, Francesco Fossati interview the members of BASE Progetti per l’arte, February
2010 Alias, “Seconda Vista da De Dominicis alla Riva” by Lea Vergine, 26 April
2009 Insideart, october 2009, page 26
2009 insideart online, “Talent Prize”, by Simone Cosimi, 16 September
2009 Exibart online, “Talent Prize 2009”, 20 September
2009 www.manufactures.it (out of service from december 2011), “Elogio del Trucco”, Nicola Cecchelli
2009 Club Unesco Como, Monitoraggio Attività Giovanili, “Mon Ego Contemporary”, by Claudia Amato, July
2009 Il corriere di Como, “Manifatture di Fossati”, April
2009 Il Foglio dell’Umanitaria, “La sperimentazione dei Giovani misura lo stato dell’arte”, june
2007 Teknemedia, “La Memoria del presente”, Saul Savarino, 9 may


TEXTS BY CRITICS AND CURATORS

Valerio Borgonuovo,  |||||∩||||| + [][][][][], 2012
published in the catalog of the solo show at Galleria Cart, Monza
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Simone Frangi, Non-Specificity of Medium, 2012
published in the catalog of the solo show at Galleria Cart, Monza
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Giorgio Viganò, Una Conversazione con Francesco Fossati, 2012
published in the catalog of the solo show at Galleria Cart, Monza
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Olga Gambari, In/Colore, 2011
published in the catalog of the solo show Autofocus, VANNI, Turin
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Nicola Cecchelli, Elogio del Trucco, 2009
published in the catalog of the solo show Manifatture, MonEgo Contemporary, Como
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francescofossati [@] gmail.com

Francesco Fossati (1985) is visual artist and curator, lives and works between Milan and Macherio.

In 2008 he recived the BFA in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera, Milan, and from the same institution in 2010 received the MFA in Painting.

In 2008 he took part in the 1st Festival Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, directed by Carlos Basualdo, Pier Luigi Sacco and Angela Vettese, in Faenza, Italy.

In 2009 he is the artist selected by ARTHUB (a project of the association Free UnDo.net) to take part in the artist-in-residency program organized by the Dena Foundation For Contemporary Art in Paris at the Centre International d'Accueil et d'Echanges des Récollets.

In 2010 he initiated the project that led the rebirth of the artist-run magazine E IL TOPO, a publishing project born in 1992, from an idea by Gabriele Di Matteo, Vedovamazzei, Franco Silvestro and Piero Gatto, and originally ended in 1996

In 2013 he is the moderator of the series of roundtables titled Punti di Fuga, dove si incontrano le prospettive (Vanishing points, where the points of view converge), project for the creation of a contemporary art network

Between the exhibitions realized in these years there are the solo shows at MARS, Milan [Vertical Depth, 2014], MAC Lissone, Museo di Arte Contemporanea of Lissone [Displace, 2013], FlashArt Event, Milan [Non-Specificity of Medium, 2013], Galleria Cart, Monza [Francesco Fossati, 2012], VANNI, Turin [Volume 2, 2011], Galleria 42 Contemporaneo, Modena [quattro o cinque volte F, 2010], Studio Apeiron, Macherio [Hippy Architecture, 2010] and Mon Ego Contemporary, Como [Manifatture,2009],

Instead the group shows: Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial – Errors Allowed [Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, 2013]; Museo Tornielli, Ameno IT [Studi Aperti, 2013]; Museo di Arte Contemporanea of Lissone IT [Premio Lissone, 2012]; Museo di Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples [Un'opera per il castello, 2012]; Careof, Milan [Coordinate Ellittiche, 2012]; Palazzo Appiani, Piombino [déjà made_ready vu, 2012]; Museo Centrale Montemartini, Rome [Talent Prize, 2010]; Kaiserliche Hofburg of Innsbruck [Dialog Und Identität, 2009]; Isola Art Center, Milan [L’ Indiano in Giardino, 2009]; Contemporary Art Museum, Mendoza, Argentina [No Boundaries, 2008]; Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza IT [Gradisca, 2008]; GAMeC of Bergamo [Alberi d’artista 2007].

In 2011 he has curated the retrospective of the Libian-Italian artist Giannetto Bravi titled “1965-1975” (StudioApeiron, Macherio, IT).

In 2013 he has curated the solo exhibitions of Francesco Locatelli (L'immane Concretezza) and Claudio Corfone (Lampo Legenda) both at Studio Apeiron (Sovico, IT)


Francesco Fossati, 2013, photo by Paolo Broggio

Francesco Fossati, 2013, photo Paolo Broggio

Education

2008 BFA in Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan

2010 MFA in Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan

 

Public works in parks and cities

2018 Canapaio Ellittico, hemp garden in Parco delle Groane, Solaro (IT)

2017 FalseFriend [Joseph], semi-permanent installation in Trento (IT), curated by MUSE

2016 FalseFriend [Martin], temporary installation in Munich, curated by Anja Uhlig

2016 Fake History, permanent installation at Parco Nord, Milan, curated by Davide Dall’Ombra

2016 FalseFriend [Umberto], permanent installation in Edolo (IT) curated by Giuseppe Frangi

2015 Fake History, permanent installation in Carrara (IT), curated by Francesca Nicoli

 

Solo Shows

2017
Paradossi, Complesso Museale Santa Giulia, Brescia IT, curated by Team Cäef

2016
FalseFriend [Martin], Das KloHäuschen, München, curated by Anja Uhlig
Fake History, Casa Testory and Parco Nord Milan, curated by Marta Cereda
Die Neue Künstliche Konzeption (with Stefano Spera), Dimora Artica, Milan 

2015
FalseFriends [Diego], cantina montone, Montoro (IT) 

2014
Vertical Depth (with Dario Sbrana and Cristiano Tassinari), MARS Milan Artist Run Space, Milan

2013
Displace (with Andrea Magaraggia), Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Lissone, curated by Alberto Zanchetta
Non-Specificity of Medium, Galleria Cart at Flash Art Event, Milan, Curated by Simone Frangi

2012
Francesco Fossati, Galleria Cart, Monza (IT)

2011
Volume 2, VANNI, Turin, curated by Olga Gambari

2010
quattro o cinque volte F, Galleria 42 Contemporaneo, Modena – Italy
Hippy Architecture (and more and fun and peace and love), Apeiron Gallery, Macherio (MB - Italy)

2009
Manifatture, Mon Ego Contemporary, Como, curated by Nicola Cecchelli

 

Selected Group Shows

2018
Sostituzioni, Casa-Museo Boschi Di Stefano, Milan, curated by Sabino Maria Frassà and Maria Fratelli

Talpe, Liceo Classico Umberto I, Palermo (IT), collateral event of Manifesta 12, curated by Marta Cereda and Laura Lamonea
SHOT | inneschi contemporanei in polveriera, Parco delle Groane, Solaro (IT), curated by Marta Cereda, Ivan Quaroni and Elisa Fusi
Avevo 20 Anni, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Varedo (IT), Curated by Sabino Maria Frassà

2017
Lupi in città, MUSE - Museo delle scienze, Trento, curated by Samuela Caliani and Chiara Rindone

Arte Contro la Corruzione, Casa Testori, Novate Milanese (IT), curated by Giuseppe Frangi
Rosso Freddo, Studi Festival #3, Milan, curated by Mattia Barbieri and Monica Mazzone 
Combat Prize, Museo Fattori, Livorno

2016
il Crepaccio Corner, Convivio, Milan, curated by Caroline Corbetta
Contexto, various Location in Edolo (IT), curated by Marta Cereda and Giuseppe Frangi
No Place 3, Galleria del Premio Suzzara (IT), curated by Umberto Cavenago and Ermanno Cristini 

2015
Chunk, Sala Ss. Filippo e Giacomo, Brescia, curated by Team Caef, Alessandro Mancassola and Domenico Quaranta
Locus-Loci, Villa Terzoli, Brebbia VA, a curated by Eleonora Castagna
Progetto Italiano 03, The Workbench, Milan, curated by Pietro di Lecce
Senza oro ne rame, Pantelleria cinque, Studi Festival, Milan
Vetrina, Soap, Milan

2014
Un rêve d’éternité, Frac Bretagne, Rennes
FR (with the collective & IL TOPO)
"INDEP
ENDENCIA!", PAN | Palazzo Arti Napoli, Naples, curated by Corrado Morra
Giovani scultori alla Permanente, Museo della Permanente, Milan, curated by Giulio Gallera

Il Collasso Dell'entropia/Zwei, MAC Lissone, curated by Alberto Zanchetta
Energia Vitale, Casa del Mantegna, Mantova, curated by Francesca Baboni
Extradelicato 02, Studio Corfone, Milan
Progetto Italiano N. 1, Dimora Artica, Milan, curated by Pietro Di Lecce
Home Edition, Palazzo Isimbardi, Milan, curated by Mattia Barbieri
Confronti, BAF 2014, Bergamo (IT), curated by Giorgio Viganò

2013
Upokeimenon, Dolomiti Contemporanee, Casso (IT), curated by Gianluca D’Incà Levis and Michela Lupieri
Mediterranea 16 Young Artists Biennial – Errors Allowed, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona (IT) Curated by Charlotte Bank, Alessandro Castiglioni, Nadira Laggoune, Delphine Leccas, Slobodne Beze/Loose Associations, Marco Trulli and Claudio Zecchi

Studi Aperti, Museo Tornielli, Ameno (IT), curated by Francesca Gattoni e Giorgio Caione
Acqua, Vivai, Montevarchi (IT), curated by Carles Marco
Rage among the Tartars, Szatyor Gallery, Budapest, curated by Dorka Kaposi
Facciamo il p
unto?, riss(e), Varese IT, curated by Alessandro Di Pietro and Cecilia Guida

2012
nabavsbrera, Il Crepaccio, Milan, Curated by Caroline Corbetta
Coordinate Ellittiche, Careof DOCVA, Milan, curated by Bruno Muzzolini and Chiara Agnello

Premio Lissone, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Lissone, Lissone IT
Un Certain Regard, Galleria Cart, Monza, curated by Giorgio Viganò
Un'Opera per il Castello, Museum Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples, curated by Angela Tecce
déjà made_ready vu, Palazzo Appiani, Piombino (IT), curated by Nicola Cecchelli
Extradelicato, Corfone Studio, Milan, curated by Claudio Corfone

2011
26
th Biennial of art humour, Tolentino (MC, Italy), curated by Andrea Gualandri
Envie, Ex Chiesa di San Carpoforo, Milan, curated by Andrea Del Guercio
The Light Cone
, Art On Stage, Vigevano, curated by Gaia Rotango

2010
Talent Prize, Museo Centrale Montemartini, Roma, Curated by Nicoletta Zanella
Sull’ invisibile, Avvistamenti, appuntamenti e pedinamenti dell’arte contemporanea, Ciocca arte contemporanea, Milan, curated by Francesca Alfano Miglietti (FAM)

2009
L’ Indiano in Giardino, Neighborhood Isola (various locations), Milan, Organized by Alek
O. and Santo Tolone, in collaboration with Isola Art Center
“Art Day Night”, viamoronisedici/spazioarte Bergamo (Italy), curated by Francesca di Nardo and Rudina Hoxhaj
Aspetti che non ti aspetti, Agro of Castiadas (Cagliari - Italy), curated by Mauro Cossu
VideoArtYearBook 2009, Chiostro of Santa Cristina, Bologna, curated by Francesca Grandi, Renato Barilli, Alessandra Borgogelli, Paolo Granata, Fabiola Naldi and Paola Sega

Group Show, Chiostro dei Glicini, Società Umanitaria, Milan, Curated by Gabi Scardi, Roberto Pinto, Athos Collura and Ornella Piluso
Dialog Und Identität, Kaiserliche Hofburg, Innsbruck (Austria), Curated by Angela Madesani and Ester Caiani

2008
Mastermind, Neon>Campobase, Bologna (Italy), curated by Riccardo Giacconi, Michela Lupieri, Nataša Vasiljević, Daniele Zoico
1st Festival Internazionale dell’ Arte Contemporanea, directed by Carlos Basualdo, Pier Luigi Sacco and Angela Vettese, diverse venues, Faenza, Italy. (Gradisca, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, curated by Daniela Zangrando and Alberto Garutti)
AMOENA, curated by Simone Frangi in the 3rd Sardinia Art Fair, Ex Carceri of Castiadas (Cagliari - Italy), curated By Mauro Cossu and Francesca Sassu

2007
Alberi d’Artista, GAMeC, Bergamo, Italy
No Boundaries, itinerant exibition: Contemporary Art Museum Genar Perez, Cordoba (Argentine); MAC Contemporary Art Museum, Salta (Argentine); Contemporary Art Museum, Mendoza (Argentine), curated by Antonia Iurlaro
Lo Schermo Ansioso, Teatro Peroni, Varese (Italy), curated by Matteo Chini and Bruno Muzzolini

2006
Wireless, Galleria Unorossodue, Milano, curated by Alessandro Mancassola and Bruno Muzzolini

2005
Salon 1°, Museo della Permanente, Milan

 

Residences and Workshops

 

2018   
AIR program Casa A, Isola Comacina, Como Lake (IT), curated by Marco Pellizzola

2017
Lupi in città, MUSE - Museo delle Scienze, Trento, scientific residence

2015
Effetto Venturi, Museo del 900, Milan, workshop with Ugo La Pietra, curated by Peep Hole
Forum Nazionale di Scultura Contemporanea, residence in Carrara IT and workshop at Laboratori Artistici Nicoli 

2012
Workshop Appunti Visivi, curated by Love Difference, inside Le Buone Pratiche by Michelangelo Pistoletto, Museum of Contemporary Art of Lissone (Italy)

2009
AIR
 program The Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art (Centre International d’accueil et d’echanges des Récollets, Paris)
Workshop ART HUB, Milan, visiting professor Steve Piccolo and Marc Vincent Kalinka, curated by Francesca di Nardo and UnDo.net

 

Curatorial Projects

2013
Claudio Corfone, “Lampo Legenda”, Studio Apeiron, Sovico (IT)

Punti di Fuga 02, roundtable with Yari Miele (MARS, Milan), Vera Dell'Oro (Brand New Gallery, Milan) and Monica Villa (Villa Contemporanea, Monza), Studio Apeiron, Sovico (IT)
Francesco Locatelli, “L'immane concretezza”, Studio Apeiron, Sovico (IT)
Punti di Fuga 01, roundtable with Alberto Zanchetta (MAC Lissone), Matteo Rossini (Fondazione Pietro Rossini, Briosco), Calogero Ninotta and Giorgio Viganò (Galleria Cart, Monza), Studio Apeiron, Sovico (IT)

2011
Giannetto Bravi, “1965-1975”, Studio Apeiron, Macherio (MB - Italy)

2010
Edition of 5, co-organized with Mattia Barbieri, Studio Apeiron, Macherio (MB - Italy)

2006
Salt, Spazioinevoluzione, Milan

 

Awards

2016
Premio Parco della Balossa, Casa Testori and Parco Nord Milano (1st Prize) 
Premio Viviani, Villa Brivio, Nova Milanese [3rd Prize]

2015
Forum Nazionale di scultura contemporanea, Carrara (1st Prize) 

2014
"INDEPENDENCIA!", PAN | Palazzo Arti Napoli, Naples IT (Shortlisted)
Mantegnacercasi, Casa del Mantegna, Mantova IT (Shortlisted)

2012
Premio Lissone, Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Lissone IT (Shortlisted)

2011
AutoFocus3, Turin (1
st prize)
Un'opera per il castello, Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples (2nd Prize)
Premio San Fedele (Shortlisted)
Premio Envie, Milan (VoxPopuli Prize)

2010
Talent Prize 2010, Rome (Shortlisted)

2009
Talent Prize 2009, Rome (Special Mention)
II Concorso Nazionale per la ricerca artistica, Società Umanitaria, Milano (1st prize)

2006
Talk to the City, C\O care off, Milano (S
hortlisted)
Opera Prima, Mediateca di Urbania (Shortlisted )

2004
Premio Boccioni, Milano (2nd prize)

 

Public Collections

MoMA Library, New York, NY
Collezione Boschi Di Stefano, Milan, IT
DOCVA, Milan, IT
CNEAI=, Chatou, FR
Bibliotèque Municipale de Lion, Lion, FR
Cabinet du livre d'artiste at Université Rennes, Rennes, FR
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, IT
MIUMOR, Tolentino, IT