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Federica Patti

Federica Patti (b. 1983) is an independent curator who lives and works in Bologna. In 2010 she graduated at the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum, where she wrote on interactivity in contemporary art for her master’s thesis.
Her research focuses on contemporary experimental art movements, with particular interest in multimedia, emerging artists and interactive and participatory projects. She co-founded roBOt, an international festival dedicated to digital arts and electronic music that celebrates its eighth edition in 2015, running the call4roBOt open call, special projects and AV section. In 2010 she co-founded SPAZIOBARNUM, a non-profit space in Bologna focused on the presentation and development of her research topics.
She worked as production manager of Ælia Media by Pablo Helguera. In 2012 she joined LaRete Art Projects; that same year she also worked as a production manager and contributed to the catalogue for the video show The Eye of the Collector at Villa delle Rose as part of Arte Fiera Art First in Bologna. Together with Julia Draganović she curated Funding for Isola, the fourth exhibition of the long term project Click or Clash? Strategies of Collaboration, at Galleria Bianconi, Milan. In 2013 she collaborated with the Clocktower Radio (NYC) doing interviews with artists at 55° Venice Biennial. In 2014 she curated a cycle of talks called TALK | SHOW to discuss and understand one of the key themes of art today: space. The same year she also curated the first international artist in residence project for Digital art in Bologna with Icaro Zorbar (CO): a two weeks workshop, performances and exhibition at MAMbo – Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy (Co-Curated with Claudia Löffelholz). Thanks to the Movin'Up grant, in November-December 2014 she has been curator-in-residence at IDARTES, Bogotà (CO) to develop the exchange project inside the UNESCO cities of music network; with the same aim, she participated to the Second Curatorial Intensive ICI program in Bogotà (CO) in 2015. Since 2013 she is frequent contributor for Artribune magazine and Creativeapplication.net.

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