ABOUT US

Ramdom is an organization devoted to cultural and artistic production located in Castrignano dei Greci (Lecce), Italy. Its aim is providing international projection to contemporary art projects produced in dialogue with the local territory of Salento. Over the past seven years, its activities have included exhibitions, public art productions, residencies, and workshops, plus two ongoing research-focused endeavors: Investigation of Extreme Lands and DEFAULT. In 2016 it launched Until the End of the Sea Residency program, dedicated to artists and curators under thirty-five.

Winner of the 6th edition of the Italian Council (2019) with the project rs548049170_1_69869_TT (The Other Shapes of Me) by artist Emilio Vavarella and in 2020 the 8th with the artwork Tools for Imagination by artist Céline Condorelli. Ramdom is also a partner of Fluxo project a project by artist Alessandro Sciarroni produced by Arthub and winner of the 9th edition (2020) of the Italian Council.

KORA, its headquarter from May 2021, hosts a media library dedicated to the production and research made by the artists over the last ten years and a fund specialized in contemporary art, public art and cultural policies.

Ramdom was founded in 2011 by Paolo Mele and Luca Coclite.

OPERATIVE OFFICE

Paolo Mele

Director & Founder


Founder of Ramdom together with Luca Coclite, he is PhD in Communication & New Technologies at the IULM University of Milan and a visiting researcher at The New School of New York (USA), Paolo is cultural and digital project manager. He has worked with various international organizations, such as the World Bank, New Art Exchange, Veronesi Foundation, Chivasso Foundation. He was project manager for the BJCEM Biennale of Young Artists from Mediterranean Europe from 2008 to 2012. In 2006, he founded and coordinated the Observatory for Communication Policies (OCP) at the University of Salento. He is currently one of the project managers of Matera Capital of Culture 2019.

Annapaola Presta

Project Manager & Administration


Annapaola Presta has a degree in Cultural Heritage and a master’s degree in Communication and Event Creation from the University of Florence. She has a professional background in the field of contemporary art, working as an assistant at the Florence University of Arts, a wide-ranging international environment that has allowed her to interact and confront herself with European and overseas artists. She has collaborated with public and private bodies for the realization of cultural and social promotion events.

Claudio Zecchi

Curator & Networking Development


Claudio Zecchi is a curator whose research is aimed at investigating new visions and readings of the public space analyzing the relationship between the practices, the territory and the local communities. He was part of the curatorial team of the Biennale of Young Artists from Mediterranean Europe (Ancona, 2013). His research project, which mainly investigates discursive formats, took place at Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (Italy, 2014); Residency Unlimited, NYC (U.S.A. 2015); New Art Exchange, Nottingham (U.K 2016); Pivô Pesquisa, São Paulo (BRA, 2017); TOKAS_Tokyo Arts and Space, Tokyo (JAP, 2018). From 2018 he joined Ramdom. In 2019 he has been one of the advisors of Premio Bonaldi Prize for the art dedicated to curator under 30. He works at Ramdom since 2017.

Ada Facchini

Librarianship


Ada Facchini is graduated in Physics at the University of Salento. With three-year international research experience in planetology and star formation. You have cultivated an interest in writing and storytelling in all its forms: the creative of fiction, the science of popularization and that of cinema images. In 2020 she specializes in the protection, management and enhancement of cultural heritage, graduating in Librarianship at the School of the Vatican Apostolic Library.
She has collaborated in the design and organization of cultural activities in the institutional and association sectors, questioning what happens around the book: from writing to promotion, from education to reading for children and young people to the creation of territorial networks between schools and cultural operators to introduce the book as a social practice.

Simona Casarano

Education


Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage, she obtained a Master in Conservation and Restoration of Contemporary Art at the OPD in Florence and attended a course in Conservation and Restoration of Photography at Fratelli Alinari, also in Florence.
Between 2005 and 2010 she worked on the reorganization of the Archivio Etnomusicale P.Sassu in Spongano. In the same years she had short working experiences in the restoration of photographs between Palermo and Florence.
She cultivates a personal interest in pedagogy and since 2018 is responsible for the Education part of the Observatory on the Extreme Lands for Ramdom.

BOARD

WORK WITH US

For current open position refer to the section WORK WITH US.

Ramdom is constantly evolving: we welcome new collaborations with organizations and people motivated to engage in cultural and artistic production, international mobility, research and development of new languages of communication.

If you would like to join us or present a project to us, please contact us at: [email protected]
If you want to collaborate with us, send us an e-mail, specifying in the subject “collaboration” and attaching your CV.

We will get back to you as soon as possible.

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