Convinced that style is a global cultural practice, averse to pigeon-holing, Mirko Rizzi shifts easily between roles. If the mix of languages is the essence of the contemporary scenario, Rizzi’s daily practice is a practical application of the assumption. Mirko Rizzi turns concepts into esthetic, using the latter as communication tools. He handles the immaterial making it consistent. Dryness, concentration, passion and involvement are the key to his language. Rizzi’s work speaks of borderless creativity, authenticity and radicalism, without rhetoric. All power goes to the imagination because reality is a product of fantasy. Mirko Rizzi directs campaigns, curates spaces and generally invents. He is the lens-man behind the Marsèll advertising campaigns, starring not-yet-known artists, and programs the activities of Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition, the multi-disciplinary platform he created in 2009. He is also the mind behind Gabbianacci, the ever-changing gallery-shop opened in 2011 on via Cadore. If you want to define him, he is a concept designer. With no pomp and circumstances.
British Designer based in Milan. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2015 with a degree in Fashion Design and. Marketing she curved her career path by instead taking herself into the sphere of furniture design, completing qualifications in carpentry and marble carving. She moved from London to Milan in 2017 to start her first role as assistant furniture designer to Vincenzo de Cotiis, working closely with artisans across Italy. After two years she left to design under her own name collaborating with design studios and galleries in Milan, and released her debut collection of collectible design pieces in July 2020.
Alessandro Di Pietro’s work is based on linguistic structures and cinematographic grammars, outlining methodologies that generate new narratives and production strategies through hybrid environments, inhabitants of monstrous plausible characters and non-objective technologies. In 2017, he partecipate as a fellow at the American Academy in Rome. Notable exhibitions include solo and double solo presentations at: His last solo projects include Marsèlleria permanent exhibition (Milan); RAUM, (Bologna); LA PLAGE, Paris, 2017; La Rada, Locarno, 2016. Group show: Villa Medici (Rome); Sonnenstube (Lugano); Centrale Fies (Trento); American Academy in Rome (Rome); Marsèlleria Permanent Exhibition in New York (Milan, New York); Fondazione Baruchello (Rome); MAMBO – Museo d’Arte Moderna Bologna (Bologna); OGR-Officine Grandi Riparazioni (Turin); Istituto Italiano di Cultura of Bruxelles (Brussel); Futurdome (Milan); Tretiegalaxie – Barriera (Turin) 2016; La Strozzina, (Florence); OCAT (Shanghai); CAB – Centre d’Art Bastille (Grenoble) 2015; PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea (Milan). Lives and works in Milan.
His practice develops at the threshold between digital gauziness and physical materiality. He is interested in incompleteness and circularity, duplication, strata, waste, layering, shifts in context, forgery, faux-real. His work has been showed in: Scholes (NYC), Pastificio Cerere (Rome), Istituto Svizzero (Milan), Operativa arte contemporanea (Rome), Live Arts Week, MAMbo (Bologna) and Bio Awake curated and produced by Siliqoon at Tesco (Faenza). In 2013 he has been artist in residence at Viafarini, Milan. Upcoming projects include solo show Angelo Azzurro at #0000FF and U+29DC aka Documento Continuo an artist book and a research into that contemporary zeitgeist that has been labeled post-internet, co-published by Link Editions and Viafarini; a textual and visual collage strongly relying on appropriation as the only possible way to draw your own path through the information overload. Lives and works in Milan.
Zoë De Luca (Conegliano, 1989) is a half Italian, half Anglo-German curator based in Milan. Her activity revolves around cross-disciplinary and archive-based researches, often focussed on feminist, ecologist and anthropocentric studies, to analyze and foster new artistic practices. She holds a BA in Art Markets’ Communication with a degree thesis in Independent Art Publishing and attended the International Curatorial Program by NODE Center for Curatorial Studies. In 2011 she founded DIORAMA editions, an independent publishing house; In 2014, together with artist Andrea Magnani, she founded Siliqoon, an art label devoted to the production and the promotion of contemporary art; In 2018 she launched PANORAMA Milano, a digital archive of studio visits with artists based in Milan. Member of Journalists’ Association’s Special Register since 2015, she wrote for several magazines and she often collaborates with other artistic and editorial projects.
Andrea Magnani (1983) lives and works in Milan. His research delves into meaning-making processes, staging the overlapping of order and generative tensions. In his meticulously constructed environments, the viewer is haunted by a distilled reality where uncanny yet familiar objects participate in a sensual balancing act. Whether being unreadable drawings, “fake readymades” or non-spectacular performances, the dialogue among every part of a work aids to evoke non-verbal feelings. Erosive ambiences, where the boundary between reality (authenticity) and representation (art) is constantly shifting.
Andrea has exhibited and performed in public and private spaces, including: INTERSTATE Projects, Marsèlleria (New York), Kai Art Center (Tallinn), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, PAV, Giorgio Galotti, Archivio di Stato (Turin), T293, Fondazione Baruchello, Villa Farinacci promoted by MAXXI museum (Rome), Live Arts Week at MAMbo(Bologna), Italienska Kulturinstitutet (Stockholm), Stanford Housing (London), Can Serrat (Barcelona), Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice), Marsèlleria, O’, Viafarini, Crepaccio, Mars (Milan).
Guido Bettinsoli is a multidisciplinary web developer and designer based in Brescia and Milan. He works with brands and agencies to build digital experiences through a neverending dialogue between beauty and innovation.