Course: MA Curatorial Practice
Francesco Ferranti has been exploring the manifold paths of queer curating by looking at issues of labelling, displaying, participation and representation.
Given that queer curating aims to question heteronormative, patriarchal, colonial and sexist systems in museums, art galleries and public spaces, Francesco’s enquiry lies in how curators can facilitate discussion and collaborate with communities in rewriting silenced and hidden stories and how queer methodology can be applied not only to queer-related content and spaces.
During his Master's in Curatorial Practice, he has volunteered at Arnolfini and Spike Island in Bristol, attended conferences and events around the UK such as Queer & Now at Tate Britain, Late Shift Extra at National Portrait Gallery and collaborated as a host with Bristol-based collective Social Muscle Club.
Francesco is also a writer and uses his blog as a platform to critically analyse exhibitions and events with a queer perspective.