IDENTITY

 

Francesco Urbano Ragazzi is a curatorial duo trained in ontology, gender and media studies whose main interest resides in investigating the narratives that inform the age of connectivity. After having organized two editions of the Internet Pavilion in the years 2011 and 2013, the team curated The Internet Saga, a solo show by avant-garde filmmaker Jonas Mekas presented on the occasion of the Venice Biennale of Visual Arts (2015). The exhibition then evolved in a research platform that over the years has developed commissions for public and private institutions such as Villa Croce Contemporary Art Museum (Genova), Maraya Art Centre (Sharjah), CERN – European Organization for Nuclear Research (Genève) and Bucharest Biennale (upcoming).
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi also curated exhibitions and research programs for, among others, MMCA- Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea (Seoul), Missoni (New York), Ikon Gallery (Birmingham), Institut Français, Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris), Ruya Foundation (Baghdad), Emirates Foundation (Abu Dhabi), Futura – Centre for contemporary art (Prague), Sinopale – International Sinop Biennial (TK), Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation (Venice), Italian Ministry of Culture, Italian Ministry of Equal Opportunities (Rome), Swiss Institute (Milan), Boston University (US).
Francesco Urbano Ragazzi lectured in academic spaces and museums. Among them: MAXXI (Rome), François Pinault Foundation’s Teatrino (Venice), Lovers Film Festival (Turin), Macro (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome), IUAV and Ca’ Foscari University (Venice), Zurcher Hochschule der Künste (Zurich).
The duo has collaborated with the following magazines: Purple Fashion, Nero, L’Uomo Vogue, Peeping Tom Digest, AQNB, Flashart, South as a State of Mind.

 
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SELECTED PRESS REVIEW

CREATORS. VICE ° 04/2017   L’arte di Luca Pozzi al CERN è un oggetto quasi-stellare

ANTI-MATERIA ° 04/2017   Week 59_Blazing Quasi-Stellar Object

L’UOMO VOGUE ° 04/2017   Blazing Quasi-Stellar Object al Cern di Ginevra

AQNB ° 04/2017   Renaissance paintings + astrophysics

NASA blog ° 03/2017   The Fermi LAT Instrument Team meets at CERN

1883 ° 03/2017   Blazing Quasi-Stellar Object. Interview: Francesco Urbano Ragazzi and Luca Pozzi

ARTRIBUNE ° 03/2017   Luca Pozzi porta l’arte dentro al CERN di Ginevra

MOUSSE ° 01/2017   “BRZ5” at FARE – Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan

DOMUS ° 01/2017   BRZ5

L’UOMO VOGUE ° 12/2016   BRZ5 ai Frigoriferi Milanesi

FRUIT OF THE FOREST ° 12/2016   Jumairy plus Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

ARTSPACE ° 12/2016   Think Outside the Cube: 5 Non-Galleries That Prove Brick-and-Mortar Is So Last Century

WIDEWALLS ° 10/2016   Art is always late: an interview with Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

ATP DIARY ° 09/2016    ATPdiary hosts Jumairy’s fist Italian diary in conversation with the curatorial team Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

TRACKS [ARTE.TV] ° 09/2016   Tarologie 2.0

RHIZOME ° 08/2016   Review: A Mystical Staircase

VOGUE  ° 07/2016   A Mystical Staircase

1883 ° 07/2016    A Mystical Staircase Art Feature

AQNB ° 06/2016    Silent Revolution

BOMB MAGAZINE ° 05/2016    Patrick Angus in Arkansas

THIS IS TOMORROW ° 01/2016   Jonas Mekas: All These Images, These Sounds

MOUSSE ° 01/2016   Jonas Mekas “All These Images, These Sounds” at APALAZZOGALLERY

CONTEMPORARY ART DAILY 12/2016 ° Jonas Mekas at Palazzo Foscari Contarini

VOGUE ° 12/2015   Jonas Mekas ”All These Images, These Sounds…

MOUVEMENT  ° 11/2015    Mekas, père des réseaux sociaux

1883 ° 09/2015    The Internet Saga: interview to Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

AQNB ° 09/2015 Windows into the www.
SKY ARTE ° 07/2015   A Venezia anche il web è a regola d’arte

EXIBART ° 07/2015   Continua la Saga a Venezia. E ancora pochi giorni per Nastio Mosquito che confonfe arte e broadcast

CURATING THE CONTEMPORARY ° 06/2015    The Internet Saga at the Venice Biennale

ARSHAKE ° 06/2015    Internet Saga. Interview to FFUR

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE ° 05/2015   Birth of the Internet

PURPLE FASHION ° 05/2015    Jonas Mekas “The Internet Saga” exhibition at Palazzo Foscari Contarini

OGLOBO ° 05/2015   Ícone da vanguarda, Jonas Mekas é destaque na Bienal de Veneza

I-d Vice ° 05/2015   Jonas Mekas a Venezia

GETTY IMAGES ° 05/2015   The Internet Saga

ATP DIARY ° 04/2015   It’s challenging enogh to say yes

ARTRIBUNE ° 11/2014    Osservatorio Curatori. Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

ARSHAKE ° 10/2014   AlbumArte: Meltingsun

MOUSSE ° 10/2014  Christine Rebet, Meltingsun at AlbumArte

EXIBART ° 10/2014   La residenza, un menage à trois

FLASHART ° 10/2014    Roma, AlbumArte

ATP DIARY ° 10/2014   Meltingsun. Intervista a Francesco Urbano Ragazzi

NERO MAGAZINE ° 10/2014    Meltingsun Live

ESPOARTE  ° 09/2014    Quattro artisti e Un’idea Brillante… Per Alighiero e Boetti

EXIBART ° 09/2014    Senti Chi Parla. Un’idea Brillante

WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL  ° 08/2014   Un’idea brillante

MOUSSE ° 01/2014   Chiara Fumai “With Love from $inister” at A Palazzo Gallery

EXIBART  ° 12/2013    Ritratto del curatore da giovane
THE FORECASTERS ° 09/2013    Questionnaire to Francesco Urbano Ragazzi
HUFFINGTON POST ° 09/2013    Mostra Unconnected di Manetas: Madre Longhitano celebra una messa per gli sconnessi
MARIECLAIRE ° 09/2013   S(collegarsi) dal web
ARTRIBUNE ° 09/2013   Artisti in viaggio. Tailandia: Sabina Grasso
ESPOARTE ° 07/2013   Un omaggio ai disconnessi. Il Padiglione Internet di Miltos Manetas
BALLOON PROJECT  ° 07/2013   Intervista a Francesco Urbano Ragazzi- duo curatoriale
THE COLLECTOR TRIBUNE ° 05/2013   III Internet Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale
POLKADOT ° 05/2013   Padiglione Internet during 55° Biennale
CORRIERE DELLA SERA ° 05/2013   “The Unconnected” a Venezia
ATP DIARY  ° 05/2013   Il Padiglione Internet e gli Unconnected
DROSTE EFFECT ° 05/2013   Third Internet Pavilion: An interview with curators Francesco Urbano Ragazzi
ARTYCOK TV ° 03/2013   Follow this you bitches
IL GIORNALE DELL’ARTE ° 12/2012   Cosenza, Prima visione e Punti di vista per guardare il Sud con altri occhi
EXIBART.TV ° 11/2012    On stage. I Benandanti
THE BIENNIAL FOUNDATION ° 08/2012   Wisdom of Shadow: Art in the Era of Corrupted Information
EXIBART ° 08/2012   Al via la quarta edizione della Biennale di Sinop
ARTRIBUNE ° 04/2012   Io, Tu, Lui, Lei. Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa
NON SOLO MODA [MEDIASET TV] ° 04/2012  La rivincita del terzo sesso
COOLTOUR [RAI TV] ° 04/2012   A special day – Io Tu Lui Lei
ABITARE ° 03/2012   Una mostra eterosessuale
ARTRIBUNE ° 09/2011   Dolomiti Contemporanee – Dolomitenhof Resort
 
 

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