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.
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), CRRI- Castello di Rivoli (Turin), 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, Auditorium Parco della Musica (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: Mousse, Purple Fashion, Nero, Not, L’Uomo Vogue, Peeping Tom Digest, AQNB, Flashart, South as a State of Mind.