Francesco Scasciamacchia is a researcher and art writer based in London. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Queen Mary University of London with a project on: “The Return of the Political in Europe: how to react to ‘post-political’ scenarios through artistic, curatorial and activist practices”. He worked during these years for public and private art institutions such as, DOCVA-Viafarini, Milan; MART-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto (ITA) and Arnaldo Pomodoro Foundation, Milan. Recently he worked as news editor for the contemporary art magazine, Flash Art. He is a Critical Studies Fellow for the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York (2013- 2014). Francesco co-curates vessel alongside Viviana Checchia, Anna Santomauro and Vlad Morariu.