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Francesco Maria Spampinato

Associate Professor

Department of the Arts

Academic discipline: L-ART/03 History of Contemporary Art

Short Bio

An associate professor, Francesco Spampinato conducts research in the fields of contemporary art history and visual studies, with a focus on the relationships between contemporary art, media, and technology. His latest publications include: GMM – Giovanotti Mondani Meccanici: Computer Comics 1984–1987 (NERO, 2021), Art vs. TV: A Brief History of Contemporary Artists’ Responses to Television (Bloomsbury Academic, 2022), Ran Slavin: Shapeshifter (Mousse Publishing, 2022) and The Pandemic Visual Regime: Visuality and Performativity in the COVID-19 Crisis (Punctum Books, 2023). Spampinato is PI for the University of Bologna of the "Micro-Credential in Sustainability" and the "Virtual Exchange for Sustainability," wo innovative study course developed within UNA Europa and funded by the European Commission. He's also PI of the research project Skank Bloc Bologna: Alternative Art Spaces Since 1977, winner of the Italian Council 2022 grant promoted by the ltalian Ministry of Culture and a member of the extended consortium PE11 “Circular and Sustainable Made-in-Italy” sponsored within the NRRP (PNRR).


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