Anna Massinissa

CURRICULUM VITAE / PROFILE

My artistic activity, through which I have constantly experimented and researched in the field of paper, together with the professional experiences gained in the areas of design, marketing, communication and information technology, in addition to the familiarityI have with the English language — make me skilled in the following areas: — the artistic direction of exhibitions and events — applied arts, especially in the contemporary art fields connected to paper — marketing project planning, — design project planning

PROFILE: Industrial Designer – She works since 1983 in the field of consultancy, marketing, and communication, web, multimedia, and publishing. With her team, she designed communication campaigns and events for the best-known companies in the Italy Marche region. In the 1990s, she was a teacher in techniques and software for digital illustration and publishing, for the European funded training projects. In the same years, she experimented and created multimedia and animated scenographies for the Theater and for web applications, using the new outcoming information technologies. In 2006 she founded the InArte Culture Society, with the aim of sharing and growing the artistic passion she has cultivated since childhood.

For InArte, in cooperation with prestigious national and international bodies and institutions, she designed and coordinated a large number of events dedicated to contemporary visual and plastic art, as well as to contemporary water-based painting on paper; among them, in 2010 she founded and curated the international year conference FabrianoInAcquarello and the Marche D’Acqua Prize.

As a curator, she prefers events related to the discovery of human cultures, to her land, or to «relational» art applications. She uses these events as a tool to enhance the cultural identities of the places in which the events are held, as well as an incentive to deepen the territorial roots the events belong to. In 2014, after having participated in a large number of international exhibitions and meetings, she was appointed as Italy’s representative of IWS (International watercolor society), a role connected to the FabrianoInAcquarello event that, in the meantime, had become internationally well known. In 2015 and 2016 she was a member of the Board Panel.

From 2014 to 2016 she was a board member of the Museum System of the Ancona Province. In 2017 she inaugurated, as founder and curator, the startup of the International Watercolor Museum, a collection of over 800 contemporary works of art on paper, from the great Masters of the World. The Museum is the first and only one of the kind in the world and a vehicle of enormous visibility for the Watercolor world, it is the witness of an international methodological artistic movement with a widespread “relational vision of Art” based in 80 countries of the world. Since 2006, the year in which she officially begins her artistic activity, she participated in a very large number of art national and international exhibitions and curated or co-curated more than 300 national and international exhibitions in cooperation with Bodies and organizations around the world. The events she planned and curated are always done with special attention to the evolution of Relational Art and to the research of the personal visual expression of each artist.

She is currently engaged in artistic research with typical materials of her land (cellulose, hand-made paper, fabrics) and traditional techniques used in an unconventional way.

Solo exhibition:

2012 – Nomade ed Insofferente — Calcata, Rome

2018 – Nomade inter homines – Torre Tuglia, Sperlonga,

VT 2020 – Deracinements – The French institute of culture in Thessaloniki, Greece