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
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.
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 Arts, Brera Fine Arts Academy, Milan, 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 09, Conde Duque, Madrid, Spain
Lo Sguardo Sospeso, curated by Elisabetta Di Sopra from Visualcontainer’s Selection, Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, Auditorium 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
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 Zguro, Temporary 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 Zguro, Co-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 Zguro, Viafarini, Milan, Italy
Archisle #2 – Interior/Exterior, Jersey Arts Centre, Jersey, United Kingdom
(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
Video.it, 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
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 show, Bevilacqua 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 city, Careof, 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
Archisle #2, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey, United Kingdom
Raumars Artist In Residence Programme, Raumars A.I.R, Rauma, Finland