Maria Luigia Gioffre | Founder and Co-Director
Maria Luigia Gioffre is a visual artist, performer and theatre-maker. She holds an MA in Practices and Philosophies of Contemporary Photography, Central Saint Martins, London, to which it follows and precede an extra-academic education in the field of theatre. Her work moves across a multidisciplinary practice which draws on anthropologies and mythologies, especially those related to feminine and Ionian-Mediterrenean culture which she reframes in non-ideological and alternative narratives. Her performative research has been presented, among others, at: Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Teatro 2023; Santarcangelo Festival; Primavera dei Teatri. Her work has been part of exhibitions, prizes and publications. As arts editor, she collaborates actively with Nova Express Magazine.
Nicola Guastamacchia | Co-Director
Nicola Guastamacchia is an artist and independent researcher living between Bari and London. He holds a full degree in Law, the Mlitt in Modern and Contemporary Art from the University of Glasgow and the MFA in Fine Art from Kingston School of Art. From 2017 to 2021 he was Exhibitions Manager at Richard Saltoun Gallery, London. Co-founder of VOGA art project in Bari, Apulia, and Regional Coordinator for Fondazione Elpis’ “Una Boccata d’Arte”. Among the recepients of the 2020 Italian Ministry of Culture’s “Cantica 21” Award. Shortlisted for Exibart Prize and Premio Nocivelli. Selected for the 2022 residency by Fondazione Ducci in Fes, Marocco.
Nicola Nitido | Curator and Residency project production
Nicola Nitido is an art historian, writer and curator. Developing a multidisciplinary approach spanning from art history to anthropology, he investigates the infinite possibilities of exhibitions set-up, addressing artists' personal and collective researchs, tethering it to a solid knowledge of sources. He graduated in Semiotics of Art at the University of Bologna, and in Museology and Management of Cultural Heritage in Madrid. He has been working as archivist at Rubenianum Institute Anversa, Belgium, and assistant curator at Gemäldegalerie in Dresda, DE, PS120 in Berlin, DE and Residency 80121 in Naples, IT.
Roberta Garieri | Curator and Editorial Projects coordinator
Roberta Garieri is a Ph.D candidate in Art History and Criticism at Rennes 2 University (France) and Pre-Doctoral Fellow at Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art History in Rome. Oriented towards the decolonisation of exclusionary western historiography, her research relies on concepts such as centre and periphery, cultural and identity displacement, notions that nourish the construction of an art history devoid of power hierarchies. Since 2020, she has been teaching at Aix-Marseille University.
Flavia Tritto | Production Manager Residency project
Flavia Tritto is multidisciplinary artist and organizer, whose practice unfolds across video, performance, installation, social action and curation. Following her studies in the social sciences, she obtained her MA Fine Art at Central Saint Martins (UK) in 2019 and has taken part in international exhibitions and residencies since then. Alongside her artistic practice, she pursues curatorial research and she is one of the founders of VOGA Art Project in Bari (IT). She completed a traineeship at the European Commission and worked as consultant for the Apulian Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation. She is a LGBTQI+ activist.
Dobroslawa Nowak - Curatorial Board edition 2021
Azzurra Pitruzzella - Curatorial Board edition 2018
Elisa Costantini - Communication manager edition 2018
Elena Dardano - Production Assistant edition 2018
In-ruins is member of STARE - Associazione Residenze Artistiche Italiane and partner with the AHA - Art Heritage Archaeology Network at UCL, London