Lanfranco Aceti works as an artist, curator, and academic; and is the founder of the Studium: Lanfranco & Co. and Director of MoCC (Museum of Contemporary Cuts).
He has done a range of exhibitions and public space interventions at Tate Modern, MoMA, the ICA London, and other renown international venues. Aceti is the Editor in Chief of the Leonardo Electronic Almanac (The MIT Press, Leonardo journal), for which he has edited more than 12 volumes. He has lectured internationally at prestigious institutions such as Yale, Harvard, RCA, Goldsmiths, and Central Saint Martins and held numerous visiting professorship and fellowships at institutions such as Harvard and MIT.
He previously worked as director of Kasa Gallery in Istanbul, where he exhibited a range of innovative artworks including 75Watts by Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen, acquired by MoMA and Paolo Cirio’s Loophole4All, awarded the 2014 Golden Nica at Ars Electronica. Recently, he performed and curated Hope Coming On at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, as well as The Small Infinite at the John Hansard Gallery with artworks never previously exhibited from the estate of John Latham. Lanfranco Aceti has participated in numerous art fairs such as Art Athina, Art International, Supermarket, and Contemporary Istanbul, either as a curator or as an artist. In 2011, he curated the exhibition Uncontainable as part of the parallel events of the 12th Istanbul Biennial and exhibited artworks on the media facade of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.
He has exhibited numerous personal projects including Car Park, a public performance in the UK; Who The People? an installation artwork acquired in its entirety by the Chetham’s Library and Museum in Manchester; and Sowing and Reaping, installation artworks acquired in their entirety by the National Museum of Contemporary Art of Cyprus. In 2016 Aceti prepared an international conference and a program of public performances titled THE SOCIAL at prominent historical sites of the Freedom Trail in Boston. In 2017 he curated together with Vera Ingrid Grant at the Cooper Gallery of African and African American Art, Hutchins Center at Harvard University, Stefanos Tsivopoulos’ One Step Forward, Two Steps Back on the White House sidewalk and a public site intervention at documenta14. Currently he is curating Empty Pr(oe)mises for the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens, a complex and ephemeral project that blends art and architecture’s methodologies.