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Barbara and Ale (until the beginning of 2014 known as Barbara Ceriani Basilico and Alessandro Mancassola) are an artists’ duo who live and work in Saronno (VA) – Italy.

They began working together in 2005 during their specialization in Visual Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera (Milan).
They work primarily with photography and video.
Among others, they exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, Pac in Milan, Rauma Art Museum in Finland, Merz Foundation in Turin, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation in Turin, Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation in Venice and at the National Art Gallery in Tirana.

Barbara Ceriani Basilico

Saronno-VA, 1979
She is specialized in Art Therapy. Working in the field of psychic disabilities, she led Art Therapy groups in hospitals in Milan and Como. She realized the project of a mural painting in collaboration with the inmates of Como prison.
She was a textile designer for Ratti Spa, and worked with, among others, Kenzo and MAX&Co.

Alessandro Mancassola

Arzignano-VI, 1979
He teaches Digital Video at Brera Academy of Fine Arts (Milan) and at Carrara Academy of Fine Arts (Bergamo), Multimedia Design and Digital Video at SantaGiulia Academy of Fine Arts (Brescia).

In 2003 he took part of Venice Biennale with the group Omuse.


Master in Visual ArtsBrera Fine Arts Academy, Milan, Italy

Fine Arts AcademyBrera [Barbara] (Milan) and Venice [Ale], Italy

Liceo Artistico Paolo Candiani [Barbara], Busto Arsizio (Varese), Italy and Liceo Artistico Umberto Boccioni [Ale], Valdagno (Vicenza), Italy

Solo shows

, B/A studio, for 6pm your local time curated by Fabio Paris, Saronno, Varese, Italy

Wish you were here, curated by Hannele Kolsio, Rauma Town Library, Rauma, Finland

Shark Tale and other stories, The Promenade Gallery, Vlore, Albania

Any Thing, Mancassola Ceriani Basilico’s Solo Show, Unorossodue, Milan, Italy

Group shows – selection

Madatac 09Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
Lo Sguardo Sospeso, curated by Elisabetta Di Sopra from Visualcontainer’s Selection, Ca’ Foscari Short Film FestivalAuditorium Santa Margherita, Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, Italy
Dei nuovi confini della fotografia, curated by Massimiliano Monnecchi, Lotto 15, Viafarini, for Milano Photo Week, Milan, Italy
10# FlashForward – ART WEEK Milano, .BOX, Milan, Italy
BAB03 by Ikonemi, OFF PAPER c/o SIFEST, Savignano sul Rubicone (FC), Italy
BAB03 by Ikonemi, Festival Diecixdieci, Teatro comunale, Gonzaga (MN), Italy

Simultan Festival XII, several locations, Timosoara, Romania
Industreal Video art event VIIIth editionVisualcontainer’s selection, Museum of Ţării Crişurilor, Oradea, Romania

Tasmanian International Video Art Festival, curated by Jessica Dorloff, Ashley Bird and Darryl Rogers, Sawtooth ARI Gallery, Launceston, Australia
DocuTIFF 2016, in collaboration with Gallery On The Move, Tirana, Albania

No Place 2, Castello di Fombio, Lodi, Italy
Nanjing Youth Festival, Jinling Art Museum, Nanjing, China
Vorrei non vederti oggi per vederti tutti gli altri giorni, @ Franchising Zuretti, Milan, Italy
AVI, Art Video International, curated by Ynin & Irit Shillo, Independence Square, Netanya, Israel
Glitch, interferences between Art and Cinema, curated by Davide Giannella, OCAT, Shanghai, China
All About These… Ladies and Gentlemen, curated by Fani ZguroTemporary Gallery, Cologne, Germany

Glitch, interferenze tra arte e cinema, curated by Davide Giannella, PAC, Milan, Italy
Art Nova 100, 2014 Edition, SZ Art Center, Dashanz – 798 Art District, Beijing, China
Non potendomi arrampicare sulle nuvole, presi per le colline, curated by Eva Fabbris, Galleria Civica e Galleria dei Nani, Valdagno, Vicenza, Italy
All About These… Ladies and Gentlemen, curated by Fani ZguroCo-Pilot, Istanbul, Turkey // National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania // Studio Arte Gallery, Bucharest, Romania
Laguna Art Prize, Arsenale, Venice, Italy

Multimedia Showcase.3, curated by Park Art Magazine, Axa Bulding, Porto, Portugal
All About These… Ladies and Gentlemen, curated by Fani ZguroViafarini, Milan, Italy
Archisle #2 – Interior/ExteriorJersey Arts Centre, Jersey, United Kingdom

Hors Pistes 2012Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
Taide rakentaa Raumaa, curated by Henna Paunu and Hannele Kolsio, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

(Never) Work, curated by Nikola Uzunovski, Ulica Marshal Tito, Bitola, Macedonia

#1, curated by Keti Shehu, Nerina Ciaccia and Stela Suloti, The Office_Contemporary Art Space Affair, Tirana, Albania

Il Coraggio, contemporary art from the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, a project by Francesco Bonami, curated by Ilaria Bonacossa, Centro Saint-Bénin, Aosta, Italy
Fotografia?, curated by Chiara Agnello and Matteo Balduzzi, Careof, Milan, Italy
Videoprogetto, curated by Viviana Checchia, Gabriele Gaspari and Cheryl Jone, Grand Union, Birmingham, United Kingdom

So Many Men, The Promenade Gallery, Vlore, Albania, curated by Francesco Bernardelli, Mario Gorni, Paola Nicita, Cristiana Perrella, Francesco Poli, selected by Francesca Di Nardo, Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy and Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
Playlist, curated by Odile Orsi, Neon, Bologna, Italy
Correspondences 2.2, curated by Gabriella Arrigoni and Michela Gulia, 26cc Association for contemporary art, Rome, Italy

I 7 arcobaleni, curated by Matteo Rubbi, Careof, Milan, Italy

Central Park, curated by Paolo Toffolutti, Parco di Toppo Florio, Udine, Italy
Lo Schermo Ansioso, curated by Matteo Chini and Bruno Muzzolini, Teatro E. Peroni, Verona, Italy
Punto di fuga, curated by Ferrario Frères, S. Agostino, Bergamo, Italy

Onufri ‘06, curated by Rubens Shima, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, Albania
Mulliqi Prize 2006, curated by Mustafa Ferizi, Kosova Art Gallery, Pristina, Kosovo
90° group showBevilacqua La Masa Foundation, San Marco, Venice, Italy
Quaranta per Quaranta. Circa, curated by Sebastiano Zanetti and Francesco Bonazzi, PAD-Play and Display, Verona, Italy
Progresivne nade, curated by Biljana Tomic, Galerija Haos & nKA, Belgrade, Republic of Serbia
Talk to the cityCareof, Milan, Italy
Corpo Urbano, curated by Alberto Balletti and Bruno Muzzolini, Fondazione Cominelli, Brescia, Italy

Arhipelag, curated by Peter Mignozzi, Trg Na Zelezniski Postaja, Nova Gorica, Slovenia

Other projects

The sky is falling
, solo show preview, SPAZIENNE magazzino, Garbagnate Milanese (MI), Italy

6pm your local time
, solo show presentation, Triennale di Milano, Italy

Archisle #2Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, United Kingdom

Raumars Artist In Residence ProgrammeRaumars A.I.R, Rauma, Finland

XII Movin’up
, Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, DG PaBAAC and Gai, Turin, Italy

So Many Men, presented by Fani Zguro, MAMM, Medellìn, Colombia
Delphic Games ‘09
, selected by Nerina Ciaccia and Keti Shehu (Artemia’s Mobile Desk), Jeju City, South Korea

Progetto Utopia
, curated by Angelo Bertani, visiting professor: Alberto Garutti, Colonos, Udine, Italy

, with Francesca Di Nardo and Matteo Rubbi,

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