some informations about me

Marco Mancuso | Curator, Critic and Researcher

Phd Scholar | Iuav University of Venice, Digital Cultures


Founder & Director at Digicult
Advisory Board Member | Future Inventors, Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia of Milan

Partner of the European Media Artists in Residence Exchange (EMAP/EMARE) program


Author of the book "Intervista con la New Media Art" (Mimesis, 2020)

Author of the book "Arte, Tecnologia e Scienza" (Mimesis, 2018)

Guest curator at Adacienze, Bologna

Marco Mancuso is an independent art critic, curator, lecturer and publisher. He focuses his research on the impact of technologies and science on art, design and contemporary culture. Founder and director from 2005 at Digicult (http://www.digicult.it), Digimag Journal and Digicult Editions (https://issuu.com/digicultlibrary) publishing house, he has been teaching from more than ten years New Media Art, Phenomenology of Contemporary Art and Digital Culture at NABA and IED in Milan, Digital Publishing for the Arts at the Academy of Fine Art Carrara in Bergamo.

He curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions and events including the series of conference Digitalks (online, 2020), the workshops cycle I nuovi corpi. Tre workshop di Arte, AI e Biotecnologie (Bologna, 2020), the Fantomologia curatorial project (Bologna, 2019), the solo exhibition Fino alla fine by the artist Guido Segni, the live media concert by Pierre Bastien at San Fedele Auditorium (Milan, 2018), the solo exhibition Click Clack. The interactive and kinetic installations of Virgilio Villoresi (Bologna, 2018), the acousmatic concert by COH / Ivan Pavlov at San Fedele Auditorium (Milan, 2016), Streaming Egos project for Goethe Institute (2015-2016), Trasformazioni Affini (Milan, 2013) public conference, The Mediagate (Lodz, 2010) collective exhibition, Sincronie (Milan, 2008-2009) festival, Graffiti Research Lab / Laser Tag (Rome, 2008) public art performance, Screen Music (Florence, 2006-2007) and Mixed Media (Milan, 2006) festivals.


He presented his productions and screenings (“+39: Call for Italy”, “Visual Music”, “Hidden Worlds”, “Hyper Reality”) at festivals like If Festival (Milan, 2017), Creative Tech Week (New York, 2016), Bozar (Brussels, 2014), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011), Elektra (Montreal, 2010), Nemo (Paris, 2009), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam, 2009), Strp (Eindhoven, 2008), Cimatics (Brussels, 2008), Dissonanze (Rome, 2006). 


He lectured and took part at panels and conferences, among others, at Politecnico Milano / Milano Design Film Festival (online, 2020), CURA/Fase X (online, 2020), Resilienze Festival (Bologna, 2020), Art-Er (Bologna, 2019), Museo della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo di Vinci (Milan, 2019), Università Ca' Foscari (Venice, 2019), EIA - CSR Centro Sardegna Ricerche (Cagliari, 2019), Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan, 2019), Galleria Nazionale di Arte Contemporanea (Rome, 2019), La Triennale (Milan, 2019), CUBO Unipol (Bologna, 2019), Fondazione Fotografia (Modena, 2019), Digital Arts and Culture Biennial (Aix-en-Provence, 2018), Bologna Business School (Bologna, 2018), Università Alma Mater di Bologna (Bologna, 2018, 2019), Arte Fiera (Bologna, 2018), Spektrum (Berlin, 2017), Bologna Design Week (Bologna, 2017), Saperi Proibiti (Milan, 2017), AGI Verona (Siena, 2016), Effimera (Modena, 2016), Video Sound Art (Milan, 2016, 2017), Artlab (Milan, 2016), IUAV (Venice, 2014, 2018), Nona Conferenza Internazionale Arts in Society (Rome, 2014), Cyberfest (Berlin, 2013), 55ima Mostra Internazionale di Arte (Venice, 2013), Milano Design Week (Milan, 2013), Open World Forum (Paris, 2012), Isea (Istanbul, 2012), Subtle Technologies (Toronto, 2011), XVI Convegno Internazionale di Studi Cinematografici (Rome, 2010), Laptop’r’s (Madrid, 2010), Fabrica (Treviso, 2009), Città  della Scienza (Naples, 2008), Market for Digital Arts/Elektra (Montreal 2008).


He worked with many national and international artists, critics, curators and designer like Thosten Fleisch, Scanner, Ulf Langheinrich, otolab, Motomichi Nakamura, IOCOSE, Salvatore Iaconesi, Silvio Lorusso, Alterazioni Video, Ivan Pavlov/COH, Brecht & Boris Debackere, Evelina Domnitch & Dmitri Gelfand, Honor Harger, Tez, Pierre Bastien, Quayola, Mylicon/en, Saso Sedlacek, Ryoichi Kurokawa, Tina Frank, Franco B, Edwin Van Der Heide, Skoltz Kolgen, Tristan Perish, Bruce Sterling, Joachim Sauter (ART+COM), Daniela Cattivelli, Sam Baron, Formafantasma, Josè Luis De Vicente, Virgilio Villoresi, Stanza, *fuse, Andreco, Guido Segni, Franziska Nori, Simona Maschi, Marco Donnarumma, Giulia Tomasello, Simone Bertuzzi / Internomuto, formAfantasma ed Emilio Vavarella among others.


A short list of festivals, institutions and partners he partnered with includes the following: Elektra, Forum d’Avignon, Sonic Acts, Sonar, Sonar +D, transmediale, Zero1 Biennal, STRP festival, Todaysart, 55th Venice International Art Exhibition, Fabrica, Goethe Institut, SHAPE platform, SUPSI, Direct Digital Exhibition, Laptops’R’Us, IUAV University, Share Festival, Kernel, Traffic Gallery, Open World Forum, LPM, FAI Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Muv Festival, Transmedia Brussels, Cimatics, Audiovisiva Festival, Netmage, Virtueel Platform, Toolkit, Musiques & Cultures Digitales, SEA Aeroporti Milano, CYLAND, LPM, Smart Urban Stage, Mixed Media, Festival della Creatività, Optronica festival, Enzimi, NABA, Celeste Prize, IED, Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles, Elita, Bloom Art Show, Città della Scienza, Galeria NT/Imaginarium, Sincronie, Subtle Technologies, O' Artoteca, Connecting Cultures, Signal, Creativity Day, Tecarteco, Dissonanze, Illustrative, Japan Media Art Festival, Politecnico University Milan, Bicocca University Milan, mcd magazine, IUAV University, Accademia di Belle Arti Carrara di Bergamo, Cynetart, Isea, Fondazione Romaeuropa, Node Festival, Blooom, Xing, Master Relational Design, Connecting Cultures, Ceramic Futures, Natural Recall, Libre Graphic Meeting, Link Art Center, Terraforma, Fruit Exhibition, Antiatlas of Borders, Artlab, Ikono Tv, Macao, We Make, Unit festival, FACT Liverpool, Tempo Reale, San Fedele Musica, RUFA, Spektrum, Adiacenze, Effimera, Saperi Proibiti, Video Sound Art, UNIT Festival, Fondazione Fotografia, IF Festival, Milano Digital Week, NONE / Simposio, Swiss Original, Mohole Milano, Museo della Fotografia Modena, GIOCA (Graduated degree for Innovation and Organization of Culture), EIA / CSR4, *fuse, Bologna Business School, Accenture, Arte Fiera, CUBO Unipol, CFP Bauer, Museo della Scienza Leonardo da Vinci Milano, Marist College-Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici, CURA (Centro Umbro Residenze Artistiche), Milano Design Film Festival, Resilienze Festival, ART-ER, Robot Festival.


He lectures and takes part in round tables and meetings about the relationship between art, design and technology and how contemporary art market is changing according to industry and digital platforms. He produced more than 100 interviews for Digicult and writes critical texts for publications and catalogues (Direct Digital, Otolab, Alterazioni Video, Zimoun and Streaming Egos exhibitions, Fantomologia project among others); he also curated for MCD magazine the Issue 63 - “The Open Future” (2012) and the carde-blanche Issue 64 - “Art Industries” (2014). He is part of the publication "Cultural Blogging in Europe" by LabForCulture.org (2010) and was recently included in "The Leonardo Affiliate Program" by Leonardo/The International Society for the Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST) and in the European Media Artists in Resicence Exchange (EMAP/EMARE) program.

He collaborates with the art space Adiacenze in Bologna, he is a Phd student at Iuav University of Venice - Design Sciences / Digital Cultures and is also an Advisory Board Member for the "Future Inventors" project at Museo Nazionale Scienza e Tecnologia of Milan. He has published for Mimesis Edizioni the books "Intervista con la New Media Art. L'esperienza dell'osservatorio Digicult tra arte, design e cultura digitale" (2020) and "Arte, tecnologia e scienza. Le Art Industries e i nuovi paradigmi di produzione della new media art contemporanea" (2018).