Lanfranco Aceti, a distinguished artist, curator, and academic, is renowned for his innovative installations, public space projects, performances, and exhibitions exploring critical themes like social justice, migration, and the climate crisis. As the founder of The Studium, Director of OCR, and head of the Museum of Contemporary Cuts, Aceti is a leading figure in the contemporary art scene.
His international project, Preferring Sinking to Surrender, showcased at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021, includes performances in major global cities. As an artist, Aceti’s impactful works, such as Car Park and Who The People?, acquired by Chetham’s Library and Museum, reflect his commitment to impactful storytelling through art.
In addition to his role as the director of Kasa Gallery, where he curated groundbreaking exhibitions, Aceti is an accomplished academic, who published for MIT Press, Sage, Bloomsbury, Routledge, and Springer. He also serves as the Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac. He has lectured at prestigious institutions globally and actively contributes to several publishing projects, addressing topics from Prostitutional Aesthetics to Ten Reasons Why Not to Pay for a College Degree.
Collaborating with Dolores de Alma Blanca, Aceti is also engaged in editing and translating her collections of poems and novels.