We are a group of international young professionals enrolled at IED - Istituto Europeo di Design attending the Master in Arts Management. Coming from different nationalities and backgrounds, and also having to adapt to the ‘new’ everyday due to the Covid-19 emergency circumstances, our perceptions and creative processes have shifted. This development was first realized in our previous project presented in Florence, called At the Edge of Chaos; the first fully-conceived online exhibition in this city, in which we worked hand in hand with our partners - Palazzo Strozzi and Manifattura Tabacchi, as well as with the Institutions and artists involved. This was visualised in a virtual space (that can be explored here), which was inspired by the work of Tomás Saraceno, examining the collision between complex systems and societal interaction, nature, and human psyche. For our next project in Rome, we believe that it is important - at least for a day - to drift from the uncertainties and difficulties that we are experiencing nowadays, and remind ourselves what are the daily and simple things that can give us joy.
ON JOY will therefore explore this vast world of feelings, emotions and sensations through a multi-sensorial dialogue that can help us reconnect with ourselves and the world that surrounds us.
Anna Rebecca Fdz-Checa García
Curatorial - Graphic Design - Social Media
Arnagul (Arna) is from Kazakhstan and she has a profound background in Human Resources Management within the oil and gas industry. The last 6 years she spent living and working in UAE, Dubai, in a multicultural environment. Arna is fond of yoga, painting and following her interests so she decided to change her career path and move to Italy, Florence, to study Arts Management Master course with IED.
Crowdfunding - Production
Erica was born and raised in Modena. She studied “European Languages and Cultures” at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. During these years she also had experiences abroad both in London and Graz. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, she worked for over a year in an event management agency, where she eventually decided to start the Arts Management course to combine her strong passion for art and culture with event management. She is cheerful and passionate.
Press Office - Production
Anna was born in Barcelona, although she was raised between Barcelona, Spain and California, USA.She received a Bachelor Degree in Interior Design from the University of Barcelona. During her years as a student she was eager to learn more about design approaches so she undertook various internships in architectural studios in Los Angeles, California. There she was exposed to new ways of designing and approaching the art world, which inspired her to want to pursue a career where art and culture meet. This is why she decided to study the Arts and Management Master at IED, to pursue a career that nurtures her passion.
Gabriela V. Marton Szalay
Graphic Design - Production - Press Office
As a Hungarian born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Mexico City, she brings her European-Latin heritage into cultural planning, organization and management, passions she decided to pursue and expand - together with a profound love and background in theatre and dance - by relocating to Italy to study the Arts Management Master program at IED, after working for more than 12 years in the fields of design, marketing and corporate communication, and receiving her bachelor in Graphic Design – Visual Arts from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City, plus some other studies in Human Development and Teaching Methods.
Junfu was born and raised in Hubei province, China. He graduated from Incizione (print painting) of Accademia delle Belle Arti di Firenze and is currently studying Arts management courses at the IED, Florence and Rome. He lived in Florence for several years and is very interested in Italian culture. He hopes to build a bridge between China and Italy through art.
Social Media - Production
Giusy is 24 years old, lives in Parma but Apulian blood flows through her. She studied photography and art in Bologna, later worked as a press editor, visual merchandiser and as an assistant in a photographic-printing laboratory. She is passionate and positive, and she likes to read, cook and red wine. At the moment she is attending the master in Arts Management at IED Florence and Rome, because she wants to learn how to work with art: her greatest passion.
Crowdfunding - Press Office
Hélène was born in 1997 in Brussels, a city where she has lived all her life. She loves to travel around the world and keeps a very keen interest, when visiting cities, to also explore the cultural heritage, museums and architecture. This is why after finishing her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, she decided to follow her passion in art and started a new adventure at IED in Florence and Rome.
She has no work experience but after finishing her studies she wishes to find a job in the art related world.
Juli von Glasow
Crowdfunding - Production
After receiving her bachelor in History of Art and Art World Practice from the University of Glasgow in partnership with Christie’s Education, Juli sought to explore the art world by gaining different experiences working in auction houses, museums and contemporary art galleries. With this Master in Arts Management she hopes to find innovative approaches to bringing art and culture to different communities, while working with creative and inspiring people.
Melissa was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts at ”Universidad de Especialidades Espíritu Santo”. Currently, she is studying a master's course in Arts Management at IED Florence and Rome, as she is keen on acquiring more knowledge in regards to the art sector. She is interested in the management of cultural events and institutions, as well as, the curatorial field. After her studies, Melissa aspires to pursue a career in the art world.
Melissa Marie Toscanini Segale
Curatorial - Social Media
Monica is from Brazil and has been splitting the last 5 years between Egypt, India, Malaysia and now Italy. She is an art producer, costume designer and a carnival enthusiast. Among the latest projects she produced are Something Else, the OFF Cairo Biennale (on visual arts), Gender Bender (grant show on gender in Bangalore, India) and BLOCO SEREIANOS (a carnival street parade in São Paulo). At the moment she is a master student at IED, in Arts Management.
Nannette was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts at the “Escuela de Artes Plásticas y Diseño de Puerto Rico”. As a conceptual artist she has worked between the art and fashion industry with local cultural institutions as well as contemporary museums, galleries and alongside designers as photographer, stylist and illustrator. Currently she is obtaining a masters in Arts Management from the IED. In future she aspires to corroborate with local and international multidisciplinary art projects bringing art back to marginalized communities.
Nannette Garcia Navas
Curatorial - Graphic Design - Social Media
Nathalie Marie Barés Neuman
Curatorial - Social Media - Website
Nathalie Marie was born in 1994 and is from Panamá. With a marketing background, she started to gather knowledge on management, learn new skills and gain experience in administration by working for more than five years at her family’s business. Now with energy and passion, she is connecting her experience within the art industry, aiming to develop cultural and educational projects with the collaboration of artists, brands and professionals from around the world.
Tianqi was born in Changchun, a city in northeastern China. She graduated from the Florence Academy of Fine Arts, so she has spent many years in Florence. She was drawn to the strong art atmosphere in Italy and wanted to learn more about how museums and galleries operate. So she decided to continue her master's course at IED. She enjoys finding inspiration for her artistry in the details of her life, and also enjoys cooking.
Crowdfunding - Graphic Design - Social Media
Tjaša was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She studied Theatre and Film Production at the Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb. After her graduation, she worked on various cultural and art projects, as well as working for the international fashion house, MCM - Songjuu Group in Milan, Italy. Due to her strong passion for arts and culture, and great wish to learn more about the field, she decided to start a Master in Arts Management at IED. In the future, she would love to work with different art profiles and expand her experience and connections.