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Francesco Imola

Artist, Designer, Event ProgrammerLondon, United Kingdom
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Francesco Imola

Artist, Designer, Event ProgrammerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm Francesco Imola, an artist, editor, designer, and curator based in London. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Digital Arts from University of Greenwich, where I now work on designing e-learning content, events, and frameworks to help students make work abiding by Covid-19 legislations in the UK. Recently, I worked on a few self-initiated projects. Among them a webwork articulating personal ideas of home, a show exploring desires and obstacles faced by artists in isolation, and a series of digital gardens. I have previously worked with ONE Project London, University of Greenwich Galleries, TEDx Greenwich University, Art Night London, Nunnery Gallery, and Getintothis. My work has been featured on Harbor Review, Fourculture, Emotion Wave, Rockit and in several physical and online exhibitions. Let's get in touch! You can follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Are.na, or send me an email. frn [dot] imola [at] gmail [dot] com www.francescoimola.com Are.na: https://www.are.na/francesco-imola-2o2ng4qooxm Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/frn_imola/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/frn_imola
Projects
  • How to feel more at home"How to feel more at home" is an interactive website part of an ongoing project articulating personal ideas of home, what (and who) makes one, and how to find meaning living in-between homes.
  • Feed Your Demons and Meet the AllyCross-referencing mythology, pop culture, the supernatural, digital self-hood, and neo medievalism, the works presented in this ZIP exhibition explore fears, desires, and obstacles artists face within themselves in times of crisis and isolation. Feed Your Demons and Meet the Ally is a curatorial project and exhibition led by Magda Żołędź (of ONE Project) and Francesco Imola. The exhibition was presented on July 2, 2020, with an online opening featuring interviews, Q&As and workshops. Visit the
  • Everything You See Is In The PastEverything You See Is In The Past is a project including an exhibition and accompanying catalogue exploring the impact of the internet and contemporary digital culture on the practice of artist-curators.
  • ANIMAL HUMAN INTERFACE: Come hang out while observing social distancingA space for participants to socialise and find refuge in art as best as possible while staying home.
  • Exhibition Title (@exhibit_title)This Twitter bot generates random exhibition titles. It tweets once per day.
  • Looking, Francesco Imola, 2019Screenshot-based work exploring queer people’ societal anxiety and the need to hide one’s face on dating and hookup apps for fear of being publicly outed.
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Projects credited in
  • Art Night 2019The fourth edition of Art Night, London’s largest contemporary arts festival, is planned for the 22 June 2019 in Walthamstow and King’s Cross under the artistic direction of Helen Nisbet. We will open the doors of extraordinary venues and take over public spaces to display innovative artistic content, from music and dance, to performance, visual arts and video.
Work history
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    Graduate Teaching DemonstratorUniversity of Greenwich
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    • Supported the delivery of Film and TV undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the School of Design. • I curated a range of events and activities including a series of film screenings and online hangouts aimed at staff and students. • Maximised efficacy of Moodle pages by editing copy and design to simplify the students' e-learning experience. • Oversaw the submission of alumni works to several UK film festivals. • Provided technical assistance at on-campus lectures and seminars. • I was a digital loader for a 360 camera rig on a shoot at the Queen's House. I managed inventory and backed up footage for the production of moving image for marketing and outreach.
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    Language MentorAngloville
    Budapest, HungaryInternship
    • Utilising a conversational style of mentoring aimed at improving the mentee's English level and confidence talking in English, I conducted 20+ speaking sessions and 2-on-1 meetings in a week. • During project hours and game time, I led teams to create mock marketing campaigns, restaurant menus, short films, and micro plays. • Mentored two mentees and guided them towards drafting, preparing, and delivering a presentation about their favourite subject. This process substantially improved their confidence in talking in English in front of an audience. • Led an informal yoga session which joined learning English with movement and self-awareness.
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Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Exhibition Design
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Sound Design
  • Music Production
  • Interactive Art
  • Communication
  • Web Design
  • Creative Coding
  • Social Media Management
  • Digital art
  • Digital Design
  • Web Designer
  • Mentoring
  • Copywriting
  • Event Design
  • Online Communications
Education
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    Curating on the Web: Exhibiting Internet-based artNode Center of Curatorial Studies
    London, United Kingdom
    I conceptualized and developed an internet-based curatorial proposal. Through completing this course, I've gained an understanding of processes and methods of curating ephemeral, internet-based art and the challenges these can pose to me as curator. Lastly, I've learned how to document an exhibition (and artworks) for archival use and how to promote it.
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    BA Digital ArtsUniversity of Greenwich
     - London, United Kingdom
    Throughout this degree, I developed a series of creative projects focused on practice-based research and experimentation. I refined my practice and learned how to discuss, theorize and contextualise my work. I've also expanded my practice using TV and sound studios, computer labs, woodworking, digital printers, projectors, plus a range of computer software and online tools. I was elected Programme Representative twice and I spoke on behalf of my class in quarterly meetings with department officers, gathering and bringing forwards issues to the Committee to improve the students' learning experience. I also performed live and exhibited in 6 peer‑led student exhibitions and events.
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Awards
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    Merit Award for Outstanding AchievementUniversity of Greenwich
    Received a merit award for Outstanding Achievement on my Digital Arts degree.