Expert in Visual Sociology and Aesthetics of New Media, is working on the design of interventions that link media and visual processes at social transformation. He founded and then directed the magazine "The Social City", a periodical of Arts, Culture and Social Communication. He worked as a teacher in sociology at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Catania and was Head of scientific studies on multiculturalism on behalf of the National Research Centre of Rome. He has designed, coordinated and monitored cultural projects in multi-actor contexts on topics multimedia, photographic and videographic. He founded, along with Tamas Gabeli (Budapest), the international circuit Animatters Film Network (AFN), which manages a network of cultural organizations from various countries around the world that produce and distribute animated films. Member of the jury in several international competitions in cinematography.
Gabriella Napolitano was born in Monza in 1979, lives and works in Perugia, Civitanova Marche and Catania. She graduated in Painting at the MA Degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia and at the MA Degree in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. Since 2006 he exhibited in numerous collective and personal. His research uses the medium of painting, video and photography. From 2013 worked as artistic director of the Ares Film & Media Festival in Syracuse. You Fellow in audiovisual languages and techniques at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Catania.
Jacopo Gregori was born in Rieti in 1982, lives and works between Perugia, Civitanova Marche and Catania. Graduated from the MA Degree in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Perugia and at the MA Degree in Photography at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. Since 2005 exposes several collective and personal exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Since 2011, alongside the pictorial research the use of the medium of photography and video. From 2013 worked as artistic director of the Ares Film & Media Festival in Syracuse. You Fellow in audiovisual languages and techniques at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, and professor of photography at the Art School "Piero della Francesca" in Arezzo.
Since 1990 Freelance Visual Arts and Video Studies at DESIGN Charts, Production and Post Production Television, private companies and public bodies on multimedia projects for artistic communication (Video, Short, Interactive DVD) software used: "Adobe Suite "(Premiere, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Encore) First lecturer in range ABTEC-43 for "LANGUAGES AND TECHNIQUES" at the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania, Adjunct Professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo, Perugia, Rome, Venice for: DIGITAL VIDEO, VIDEO AND PHOTO EDITING; ELEMENTS OF VIDEO PRODUCTION, VIDEO EDITING, DIGITAL CULTURE, COMPUTER GRAPHIC.
Prisca Groh studied interior design at CSIA (Centro Scolastico Industrie Artistiche) in Lugano, Switzerland and painting at the Accademia di belle arti di Brera in Milan. Furthermore she attended a painting workshop for three years in Hungary. She also attended at the CISA film school (Conservatorio Internazionale di Scienze Audiovisive) in Lugano.Since she finished her academic studies she is currently working as an artist and has had several collective and personal exhibitions in Switzerland and other countries.Her artistic work is involved in exploration of foreign cultures and art, in particular her recent research in Iran, for which she received Pro Helvetia scholarship for further developement of her projects. Her research in Iran contains a body of work reflecting visualisation of iranian poetry and sacred art through video and photography.Since 2012 she is an active member of ARES Film & Media Festival in Siracusa and is teaching visual arts in several public schools in Switzerland.
Tamás Gábeli got fascinated by visual Arts travelling around the world in the second half of the Nineties. At first he thought to be interested only in the documentarist part but, after a while, he realized that the most recent branches of Fine Arts were much more complex. Bakerman, office-worker, solar-factorist, longshoreman, gardener, cabinetmaker, hobby-filmmaker, cinema technician, adman… And by rousing on the failures of his own films he started the new millenium devoting to short films. He is a BioGroup assistant, and the director of the BuSho International Short Film Festival.