Rossi Melania

Lives in Rome

Born in Prato, she currently lives in Rome. Graduated in Literature with a specialisation in History of Art at the University of Florence, following a scholarship she then obtained a Master’s Degree in Art Management from the same Faculty. She was a lecturer at the Faculty of Literature in Florence with a course on artistic divulgation. Since 2013 she has been collaborating with the Belgian artist Jan Fabre, both as a curator and as a supervisor and coordinator of exhibition projects, including the recent “Oro Rosso”, personal exhibition dedicated to the artist at the Museo and Real Bosco di Capodimonte in Naples (2019) . As an independent curator, she has curated exhibitions in Italy and abroad, in public and private spaces, among the most recent are: “Manifesto”, retrospective of the Turin art collective Nucleo, at the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris (2014) ; “In abstracto”, a collective exhibition on abstract painting from the 1950s to the present, at the Alessandro Casciaro gallery in Bolzano (2015); “Sacrum cerebrum”, Jan Fabre personal exhibition at Guy Pieters gallery (Brafa art fair, Brussels, 2016); “Jan Fabre. Spiritual Guards “at Forte di Belvedere, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria in Florence (2016); “Maskers”, Jan Fabre personal exhibition at the Magazzino gallery in Rome (2017); “Jan Fabre. Ecstasy & Oracles ”, in the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento and the Cathedral of Monreale (a collateral event of Manifesta 2018); “The man who bears the cross” and “The man who measures the clouds”, installations by Jan Fabre at Pio Monte della Misericordia and the Madre museum in Naples (2019); “Tribute to Hieronymus Bosch in Congo”, Jan Fabre personal exhibition at Studio Trisorio di Napoli (2019); “Looking for Utopia”, collective exhibition for Palazzo Novecento in Venice, as part of the 58th Art Biennale (2019); “Immaterial Material”, collective at the new contemporary architecture of Enterprise at Eur in Rome (2019). He has written essays for exhibitions in various museums and galleries such as the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the Pinchuk art center in Kiev, the Galerie Daniel Templon in Brussels, the Guy Pieters Gallery in Brussels, the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris, the Fondation Maeght of St Paul de Vence. She is the author of monographic catalogues and collaborates with specialised magazines reviewing exhibitions. With a fervent interest in the contamination of languages, she has conceived and produced art programmes for Italian and foreign television, including two recent documentaries about the Belgian artist Jan Fabre for the Italian channel Sky arte HD.