Federica Patti (b. 1983) is an independent curator based in Bologna. Her research focuses on contemporary experimental art movements, with a particular interest in multimedia, liminal practices, emerging artists as well as interactive and participatory projects. She actively collaborates with several institutions, galleries and festivals such as CUBO – Centro Unipol Bologna, and Romaeuropa Festival on the development and realisation of projects devoted to this research curating exhibitions, screenings, talks and workshops.
She co-founded ROBOT, an international festival dedicated to digital arts and electronic music, running the call4roBOt open call, special projects and AV section. In 2016 she joined IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art). Since 2013 she is a frequent contributor for Artribune magazine, Creativeapplication.net and Digicult.
In 2010 she graduated at the University of Bologna Alma Mater Studiorum with a master thesis on interactivity in contemporary art. She worked as project manager for Ælia Media by Pablo Helguera in 2011 and joined the curatoral collective LaRete Art Projects. In 2012 she also worked as a production manager and contributed to the catalogue for the video show The Eye of the Collector at Arte Fiera Art First in Bologna. Together with Julia Draganović, she curated the exhibition and crowdfunding campaign Funding for Isola as the fourth chapter of LaRete Art Projects' long-term project Click or Clash? Strategies of Collaboration in Milan. In 2014 she co-curated TALK | SHOW, a cycle of talks at Galleria civica di Modena devoted to key themes of artistic practices today: space. The same year she also curated the first international artist in residence project for digital art in Bologna with Icaro Zorbar (CO) which included a workshop, performance and exhibition at MAMbo – Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna. Thanks to the Movin'Up grant, in November-December 2014 she was a curator-in-residence at IDARTES, Bogotà (CO) in order to develop the exchange project inside the UNESCO cities of music network and with the same aim, she participated to the ICI's Second Curatorial Intensive program in Bogotà (CO) in 2015.