Barbara Boninsegna

Since 1981 Barbara Boninsegna is the artistic director of the festival “Drodesera”, presenting some of the best contemporary live-art.
Together with Hana Barata (Lisbon) and Juan Eduardo Lopez (Barcellona), she co-founds Città Che Danzano CQD, an international network that during the ‘90s explored the trend of dance-architecture worldwide. In 2005 she co-founds the “Premio Internazionale della Performance” in collaboration with Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento. In 2007, through winning an important call, she founds FIES FACTORY ONE, the first project in Italy to support young Italian artists on a long-term basis through curatorial assistance and a residency program.
Since 2013 is co-curator of LIVE WORKS, within which establishes and curate a permanent collection of performance art works. She is currently artistic director of Centrale Fies, a center for artist residencies and studies on contemporary languages.

Daniel Blanga-Gubbay

Brussels-based researcher in political philosophy of the arts. He is current professor at Académie Royale des Beaux Arts in Brussels and collaborates with the Kunstenfestivaldesarts. He is the founder of Aleppo, a space for researches in art and political philosophy, organizing Imaginary Schools in Brussels and opening project in collaboration with art institutions (Wiels, Art Brussels). Daniel graduated in philosophy from the Venice University of Architecture with Giorgio Agamben, and was among the founders of the artistic project pathosformel between 2007 and 2014. He got a European Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, jointly run by the University of Palermo, Valencia and Freie Unversität Berlin, and worked as researcher at the Heinrich Heine Universität in Düsseldorf with a project on the topography of the possible, recently presented in MSU Moscow, AUB Beirut and Itaú Cultural Sao Paulo.


Simone Frangi

Cultural researcher, art writer and curator.
He holds a french-italian PhD in Aestethics and Theory of Art and he’s qualified researcher in Philosophy and Art Theory at Conseil National des Universités (FR). He’s currently artistic director of Viafarini – Non-profit Organization for Contemporary Arts (Milan) and co-curator of DOCVA - Documentation Center for Visual Arts (Milan). He's co-curator of Live Works - Performance Act Award at Centrale Fies (Trento, IT) and co-director of the nomadic research program A Natural Oasis? A Transnational Research Program  organized by Little Constellation - Network of Contemporary Artfocused on Geo-cultural Micro-areas and Small States of Europe. He's Lecturer of Theory of Contemporary Art at Fine Arts and Design Academy in Grenoble.
In 2015, he was one of the five curators of the 10th edition of Furla Prize for Contemporay Art.
Among residencies and curatorial programs he attended: UNIDEE - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, 2015); Rupert – Center for Art and Education (Vilnius, 2015); Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris, 2014); Seminars for Art Curators at ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art(Yerevan, 2013); ERC Starting Grant - Ownreality at Centre Allemand d'Histoire de l'Art (Paris, 2013); Suddenly. Résidence d’art et de recherche (Beauchery-Saint-Martin, Ile de France, 2012); EIKONES – National Centre of Competence in Research on Iconic Criticism in collaboration with Schaulager (Basel, 2011).
Among recent curatorial projects: Stage as a Social Platform (Teatro Continuo di Burri, Milano 2016); Pierre Michelon. Une histoire des décolonisations, telles qu’elles n'ont pas pu être, telles qu’elles ne sont pas encore (Centre d'Art Bastille, Grenoble 2016);  Posthypnotic (Museion, Bozen, 2015);Documetarism (Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella 2015); Kapwani Kiwanga (Viafarini, Milan 2015); Notes on Orientalism. Video practices at the age of radical difference (Viafarini, Milan 2015); Maria Iorio & Raphael Cuomo (Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice 2015);Performance Labour (Zhdk, Zurich 2014); Géographies Nomades (ENSBA, Paris 2012);Room, freedom (Rosascape, Paris 2012).

Denis Isaia

Cultural researcher and contemporary art curator. In 2006 he initiates Best Art Practices, a competition for young curators. In 2007 wins the Borsa Arte Giovane, an award for young curators hosted by the city of Genova. In 2008 is assistant to Raqs Media Collective at Manifesta 7, co-curating 45 events in 111 days as part of the project Tabula Rasa. In the same year he founds the Premio europeo alle passioni di lungo corso now in its second edition. His research focuses on heterodox cultural practices. Since 2012 is member of DOCVA curatorial board. Since 2013 is co-curator of Live Works.
He has curated collective and solo exhibitions including: From and to, Ognuno è internazionale al suo presente, Qatees, Three stories of balance on the threshold of fiction, Il titolo è pubblico, Panorama 4.