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Federica Patti is an independent curator who lives and works in Bologna. In 2010 she graduated from the University of Bologna, where she wrote on interactivity in contemporary art for her Master’s thesis. Her research focuses on contemporary experimental art movements, with particular interest in multimedia, emerging artists and interactive and participatory projects. She co-founded roBOt, an international festival dedicated to digital arts and electronic music that celebrates its eighth edition in 2015, running the call 4roBOt and visual arts sections. In 2010 she co-founded SPAZIOBARNUM, a non-profit space in Bologna focused on the presentation and development of her research topics. She worked as production manager of Ælia Media by Pablo Helguera. In 2012 she joined LaRete Art Projects; that same year she also worked as a production manager and contributedto the catalogue for the video show The Eye of the Collector at Arte Fiera Art First in Bologna. Together with Julia Draganović she curated Funding for Isola, the fourth exhibition of the long term project Click or Clash. Strategies of Collaboration, at Galleria Bianconi, Milan. In 2013 she collaborated with the ClockTower gallery radio (NYC) doing interviews with artists at 55° Venice Biennal. In 2014 she curated the first international artist in residenze project for Digital art in Bologna with Icaro Zorbar: a two weeks workshop, performance and exhibition in MAMbo - Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Italy, September 30 – October 5, 2014. (Co- Curated with Claudia Loeffelholz).Thanks to the Movin’Up grant support, in November-December 2014 she did a research residency in Bogotà (CO) to develop the exchange project inside the UNESCO cities of music network. Since 2013 she is frequent contributor for Artribune magazine and Creativeapplication.net