Designed for authors, emerging curators, and gallerists, Curae is the new PhMuseum Online Masterclass focused on surveying the relevant aspects surrounding the planning, curation, logistics and commercial variables within the realm of contemporary exhibitions and gallery/artist relations.
Under the guidance of Niccolò Fano, founder and director of Matèria gallery in Rome, participants will work on the development of a personal curatorial concept and receive the tools to structure a coherent exhibition proposal. Through this Masterclass you will obtain a comprehensive understanding of exhibition design practices, research processes, archival standards, legal and bureaucratic frameworks and finalization requirements tied to the production of a solo/group exhibition.
At the end of the program, Niccolò Fano will select one or more participants to collaborate on the curation of a project centered around the dialogue between digital art, traditional mediums, physical space and the (decentralised) metaverse. To participate, simply fill in the form with your personal details, share a link to your portfolio and apply for free. If your application is successful, we will guide you to enroll in the program.
During 10 online group lessons, Niccolò Fano will share theoretical and practical guidance on contemporary curatorial practice. These will give participants all the necessary tools to research, produce and promote an art event. According to their role, participants will also carry on a tailored assignment which will be discussed in dedicated group sessions and individual tutorials.
The 2 online 60-min individual sessions will give you time to engage in specific discussions aimed at working on your assignment ideas and improving your methods. Sessions are tailor-made according to your specific needs and that of your practice.
To grant you industry insight and offer complementary information, we have invited expert practitioners to host 5 interactive studio visits. They will disclose the methodologies behind their work and offer a better understanding of their role in the industry. The program will also host a 2h panel discussion on a specific subject. More info soon.
Selected participant(s) will be invited to collaborate on a digital curatorial residency at Matèria’s digital HQ on Decentraland. All participants will further benefit from dissemination opportunities through PhMuseum channels.
Niccolò Fano (Rome,1985) - founder and director of Matèria.
Based in the neighbourhood of San Lorenzo in Rome, Matèria opened its doors to the public in 2015. The gallery represents seven artists and proposes an exhibition programme that touches upon all aspects of Contemporary Art, with a particular focus on the role and use of the photographic medium.
He holds a BA in Photography from the University for the Creative Arts, a Masters degree in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins and Creative Ventures MBA scholarship at London Business School.
Niccolò is currently programme director at ISFCI in Rome and has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, University for the Creative Arts, Rome University of Fine Arts and Officine Fotografiche Roma.
This program grants you first-hand experience from an internationally renowned curator and gallerist like Niccolò Fano, enhancing your theoretical and practical approach to curating.
At the end of the masterclass, one or more participants will have the opportunity to develop a curatorial residency at Matèria’s digital HQ on Decentraland.
Engage with a selected group of peers and professionals from around the world, who can become a resource for you in the future while taking advantage of PhMuseum channels.
Get enrolled from anywhere taking the opportunity to engage in a program that will always be available to you. Plus, you have the chance to learn from home while working or studying.
Enjoy a high-end program at our launching price, one of the most competitive on the market. If you don’t have the resources, you can also apply for 1 fully-funded scholarship.