Francesco Scasciamacchia2023-10-20 19:16
Art and Design
Francesco Scasciamacchia (Lecce, 1982) is a curator and a researcher working on the intersection between contemporary art, critical studies and performance. He obtained his PhD in Drama at Queen Mary University in London (2015) and participated as a Critical Studies Fellow at the Independent Study Program of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (2013-2014). Previously he was Assistant Professor at Universidad de las Americas in Puebla, Mexico and has worked as curator and cultural organizer in different institutions such as Jumex Museum, Mexico City; Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, Milan; Viafarini, Milan; and was a regular contributor in art magazines such as Flash Art and Mousse.
He is co-founder of the not for profit art organization cijaru working on contemporary art, locality and craftsmanship in his own region Puglia in Italy. Currently he is a lecturer in the Department of Art and Design at Polis University.
DISDISDIS| Title of the paper: “The productivity of an unproductive model: the Residency” | independent publishing initiative by Carolina Rito and Luisa Ungar|2014
GIANT STEP: NOTES ON INSTITUTIONAL CRITIQUE| Vessel Publishing|2014 (various authors)
NOT JUST A MIRROR. LOOKING FOR THE POLITICAL THEATRE OF TODAY|Ed. Florian
Malzacher |Berlin: Alexander Verlag/London: Live Arts Development Agency|October 2015
WALID RAAD | Essay: “Playing with History: Fiction and Non-Fiction” in the catalogue of the exhibition Jumex Museum, 13th of October 2016- 8th of January 2017| Mexico City | 2016
GENERAL IDEA: BROKEN TIME| Essay: “Specters of a Virus” in the catalogue of the exhibition Jumex Museum, 27th of October 2016- 12th of February 2017| Mexico City | 2016
PERMANENCIA VOLUNTARIA| Essay: ‘Turning our eyes circularly on the world’ in the catalogue of the exhibition of the collective TRES| Squash Editions | Mexico City | 2017
DESDE EL FONDO DEL TIEMPO | Essay: “Constructing Objects/Performing Knowledge: The ‘Aesthetic of Impermanence’ in the work of Mauro Giaconi” in the catalogue of the solo exhibition of the artist Mauro Giaconi | Museo del Chopo | Mexico City | 2017
SIEMPRE REVERSIBLE INCLUSO POR PEQUEÑOS DISLIZAMIENTO | Title of the essay in the catalogue of the exhibition of the artist Annalisa Sonzogni | Italian Cultural Institute | Mexico City | 2017
BEYOND THE MEDICI. THE HAUKOHL FAMILY COLLECTION| Essay: “A sphere that is not perfect’: a contemporary reading of the Italian baroque Haukohl family collection” in the catalogue of the exhibition Luxembourg, National Museum of History and Art, 1st of October 2018 – 28th of February 2019|Silvana Editoriale | Milan | 2018
UN POEMA ANONIMO PARA LA HABANA | Essay for the art project of the collective TRES | 13th Habana Biennal | La Habana| Cuba | 2019