Marco Tarolli

Marco Tarolli

Born in 1970, he graduated from ‘The Catholic University of S. Cuore’ in Milan. As a teacher of Italian and Latin literature, he believes that educating young people is “the most beautiful job in the world”. At school, he is involved with different sectors, in particular, with vocational guidance and inclusion. He is a strong believer in the teaching of new technologies, as they are effective tools available to passionate teachers and enterprising young people.
As headmaster, he encourages and supports the cultural proposals that guarantee space for student creativity and stimulate activities such as reading, a fundamental instrument for the civil and human growth of our country.

Vincenzo Beschi

Vincenzo Beschi

Graduate of the Conservatory of Brescia and the Art Institute of Guidizzolo, he is convinced that searching the visual-auditory universe for moments of free expression with young boys and girls, is a means to make a “non-art” outside the framework of rigid and competitive structures. He is a professor of the Didactics of Multimedia (4th year) and the Cultural Heritage of Multimedia (5th year) in the 2nd level diploma course at the Department of Communication, as well as the Didactics of Art at ‘Santa Giulia Academy’ in Brescia. He collaborates with various public and private institutions, among these is the ‘International Art Gallery of the Developing Age- Aldo Cibaldi’ in the municipality of Rezzato, with which he has developed some research paths. Since 2008, he has been a part of the European Animation Network, an Italian, Belgian, Portuguese, and Czech working group.
His work has been the subject of various thesis among university students. He is the author of video programs, video productions, and media packages that have received prizes and awards in national and international overviews, and his audiovisual manifestations have been shown on national television networks. His works have been presented at the most prestigious industry events in Italy and abroad.
For further info please visit: www.vinzbeschi.org

Laura Biggi

Laura Biggi

She is a founding member and president of the cineclub ‘Gruppo Cineamatori delle Apuane’ and teacher of the Didactics of Cinematographic and Audiovisual Language. Since 2013, she has been an advisor and national responsible of Fedic (Cineclub National Federation), for the coordination and disclosure of school cinema projects. She has been collaborating for years with MISFF (Montecatini International Short Film Festival) in the field of education, focusing mainly on student training through cinematographic language workshops. She collaborates with the online magazine ‘Carte di Cinema’.
She has designed and organized conventions, cultural events, cinema projections, and has made speeches in national and international cinema festivals (Forum Fedic in Venice and present at UNICA S. Pietroburgo Festival). She collaborates with cultural and onlus associations (Telefono Azzurro, Cesvot, and Anffas). She has written and directed social ads and short films, mainly for schools. For Fedic School, she organizes the summer camp ‘Naturalmente Cinema’ and the ‘Fedic Scuola Film Festival’.

Ilaria Copeta

Ilaria Copeta

She was born in Brescia, on the 28th of June in 1975, and continues to live and work in the same city today. She studied Foreign languages and literature at the University of Verona, where she found interest in the field of post-colonial studies and graduated with a thesis on the topic of South-Pacific literature.
In those years, she became passionate about books, music, theatre, and cinema, participating in the design of film festivals with friends at ‘Cinema Nuovo Paradiso’, created by Silvano Agosti.
Initially, her interest in the field of European projects and financial facilitation led her to work in a publishing house for a short time period. Later, she enthusiastically dedicated herself to the job that she considers her passion: teaching English language and literature.
From 2016 onward, she has been working at ‘Annibale Calini’ High School. She is an active contributor to the Booktrailer Film Festival, and since September 2018, she has been a referent of this project within the school.

Fabio Danelon

Fabio Danelon

He has published numerous essays and editions of texts, with particular regard to narratives and literary criticism within the last three centuries. Among his interests are the literary representation of marriage, a topic to which he has dedicated two volumes: “Né domani, né mai”. Rappresentazioni del matrimonio nella letteratura italiana, Venezia, Marsilio, 2004 and “Il giogo delle parti”. Narrazioni letterarie matrimoniali nel primo Novecento italiano, Venezia, Marsilio, 2010.

Laura Forcella Iascone

Laura Forcella Iascone

She was a teacher of Italian and Latin at ‘A. Calini’ High School in Brescia until 2008, where she was the creator and organizer of important city cultural events, like ‘Dies Fasti’, but also European ones, such as the Booktrailer Film Festival. She has written books for the scholastic publishing houses, ‘Ghisetti e Corvi’ and ‘La Spiga’. She has occasionally collaborated with national newspapers. She has tried to spread her passion for the ‘Divina Commedia’ by speaking about the didactic aspect during conferences of the Dante Committee for Lombardy. As a traveler, she has visited many countries around the world, and she now has a broader perspective.

Daniela Mena

Daniela Mena

Since 2003, she has been in charge of the of the Micropublishing exhibition in Chiari for the association. She holds the responsibility of secretary for the ‘Fiera del Bambino Naturale’ in Chiari.
She has been councilor of ‘Fondazione Cogeme’ onlus for four years. For ten years, at S. Giulia Academy in Brescia, she was a lecturer of the History of Printing and Publishing, the History of Graphic Design and Techniques, and the Technologies of Graphics. She works as production manager and publishing editor in the family business (GAM Azienda Grafica e Casa editrice). She happily collaborates with associations that deal with training, and in 2018, with Associazione Montessori Brescia, Cemea, and Alex Corazzoli, she founded ‘Officina EducAzione’.

Massimo Minini

Massimo Minini

He studied law in Milan until 1968, but he attended art galleries more frequently than he attended university lectures. He then worked at Flash Art from 1971 to 1973 and later opened Banco, his own art gallery and exhibition space in Brescia. The first exhibition of the gallery was a collective exhibit of Gilbert and George, Sol LeWitt, Hanish Fulton, Roman Opalka, Giorgio Griffa, Ben Vautier, Forothea Rockburne. This exhibition was a declaration of intent, that has been respected to this day, of the interests of the gallery: conceptual art, poor art, and minimal art.
The gallery has welcomed exhibitions of important Italian and international artists such as Luigi Ontani, Alberto Garutti, Vanessa Beecroft, Peter Halley, Sol Le Witt, Dan Graham, Daniel Buren, and Anish Kapoor. The gallery has also participated in important international exhibitions such as, Art Basel in Basilea, Artissima in Torino, Arte Fiera in Bologna, Frieze in London and Miart in Milan. The activities are always advertised throughout international magazines (Frieze, Flash Art, Artforum, Artreview, Mousse, II Giornale dell’Arte and Parkett).
In the last years, the gallery has developed a series of collaborations with both Italian and foreign museums. Among these, the Italian photography collection of Massimo Minini United Artists of Italy stands out. This collection is circulating several different European museums, with portraits of Italian artists made by great photographers such as Mulas, Giacomelli, Catalano, Gorgoni, Mussat Sartor, Cresci; or the deposit at the Peggy Guggenheim (VE) of a large sculpture by Anish Kapoor; a pavilion by Dan Graham; and some other works by Ettore Spalletti at MADRE (NA).
The great attention that he has placed on his relationship with the city of Brescia has contributed to the organization of gallery exhibitions at ‘Pinacoteca Tosio Martinengo’, along with the exhibition ‘Capolavori’ from 2008-2009 at the Tadini Academy in Lovere (Bergamo); and with ‘Quattro collezionisti a confronto’ in 2009, at ‘Spazio Contemporanea’ with Massimo Minini: a contemporary story in 2011. He was President of the Fondazione Brescia Musei.
http://www.galleriaminini.it

Mauro Montalbetti

Mauro Montalbetti

Brescia, 1969
A pupil of Antonio Giacometti, he graduated with honors in composition at the Verdi Conservatory in Milan under the guidance of Paolo Rimoldi. Recognized as one of the most performed Italian composers of his generation, his music has been commissioned and performed by major international music institutions, which include: ‘Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala’, ‘Biennale Musica’ of Venezia, ‘Roma Europa Festival’, ‘Teatro Massimo’ of Palermo, ‘Teatro S. Carlo’ of Napoli, ‘Teatro Regio’ of Torino, ‘Accademia Santa Cecilia’, ‘Società del Quartetto’ of Milano, ‘North/South Consonance’ of New York, “Gaudeamus Music Week’ Fondazione ‘I Teatri di Reggio Emilia, Fondazione ‘Teatro Grande’, ‘Accademia Filarmonica Romana, ‘Bang On a Can Marathon’, ‘Cantiere Internazionale d’arte di Montepulciano, Rai Nuova Musica, and Festival PlayIt.
He has continuously dedicated himself to musical theatre, composing five works all performed on stage in Italian and foreign theatres.

Massimo Morelli

Massimo Morelli

Born in Brescia in 1965
During his studies, he actively attended festivals and film shows. He is a consultant for cinematographic programs of radio and television stations.
He collaborates with cinematographic magazines by writing articles and reviews and by acting as a reporter in some of the most important festivals.
He teaches the History of Cinema in primary and secondary schools, and in universities.

Franco Piavoli

Franco Piavoli

He was born in 1933 in Pozzolengo (Brescia), where he still lives with his wife and son to this day. He studied law, but he has always had a passion for the arts, cinema in particular. He began his hobby by shooting several short films, among them are ‘Ambulatorio’, ‘Domenica Sera’, ‘Emigranti’, and ‘Evasi’. His first short film was ‘Il Pianeta Azzurro’ (1982), which was presented at ‘Festival di Venezia’. His second one is, ‘Nostos, il ritorno’ (1989). His most recent works, as a director, include: ‘Voci nel tempo’ (1996), ‘Al primo soffio di vento’ (2003), and ‘Terra madre’ (2009). In addition to directing films he is also a theatre director and has taught Institutions of Directing at ‘Università Cattolica’ of Brescia.

Gabriele Picco

Gabriele Picco

As a visual artist and a writer, he has presented paintings and sculptures in both public and private spaces throughout Italy and abroad. Some of his works are present in private collections and in Italian foreign museums, among these are ‘MoMa’ (New York), ‘Collezione Montblanc’ (Amburgo), ‘Museo d’arte contemporanea’ (Monfalcone), ‘Museo Michetti’ (Chietti), and ‘Museo Montevergini’(Siracusa). In 2002, he published his first novel, entitled, ‘Aureole in cerca di santi’ (ed. Ponte Alle Grazie). In 2010, he released his second novel, ‘Cosa ti cade dagli occhi’ (ed. Mondadori), which has been translated into Spanish, Catalan, and Portuguese. He was also the winner of the ‘Premio Viadana’ for the youth section.

Rinaldo Ziglioli (1948)

Rinaldo Ziglioli (1948)

He graduated with a degree in Modern Languages and was a language teacher for middle schools until 1977. He was a MCE member (Educative Cooperation Movement) and reporter at the International and European meeting ‘Nuovi Orizzonti’ in Barcelona. He is interested in advertising and took a post-graduate course at the ‘Scuola di Comunicazione Università Cattolica’ in Milan. He collaborates with advertising agencies in Milan and Brescia. In 1978, he founded the advertising agency ‘Adnord Communicazione’, as the sole proprietor, creative director, and marketing director. He promotes campaigns on national and local media sources for various sectors (Infomatica ‘IBM’ Italia, transport ‘Astra’ and ‘Iveco’, different brands of fashion and accessories, ‘Lonati group’, ‘Motorola’ mobile telephone, ‘SBS’ financial leasing, ‘Ubi Brescia’, ‘Design Cortepack’ International Competition, ‘Giornale di Brescia’, ‘Expo Metef’, Web portal ‘Aluplanet’), including the public interest sector (‘Camera di Commercio’ of Brescia, Province of Brescia and CTB: ‘Centro Teatrale Bresciano’). He was involved with the Municipality of Brescia for the urban redevelopment project of the Carmine neighborhood in Brescia.