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Emilio Macchia
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2011-2012. Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Researcher at design dept.

2010. ISIA Urbino
Master in graphic design

2009. IU/WT SS 09.
Werkplaats Typografie / ISIA Urbino Summerschool 2009

2008. ERG Bruxelles
Echole de Recherche Graphique

2007. AABB Urbino
Academy of fine arts
Bachelor in multimedia design

Curatorial projects

2010-16. Fahrenheit 39. italian art book fair

2012-14. Offset. Designers in residency program

Currently teaching at

Urbino Fine Art Academy, visual and motion design Department.
Art Direction class.

IFTS Salesiani Bologna.
Graphic Design Clas (co-tutor)

Artistic Lyceum, Ravenna.
Graphic design class

2012-14. More updates soon

2012. The Beginning; collective poster exhibition. Maastricht, Wild west active space.

2012. Affissioni; solo poster exhibition. Ravenna, MyCamera.

2011.Ram. Abecedario della storia sotto il tappeto. Ravenna, mar, museo della città di Ravenna.

2011.Surfing the black, collective poster exhibition in Belgrade.

2010. Budapest design week,
Italian pavilion, collective exhibition. Together with Leonardo Sonnoli, Irene Bacchi, Renata di Litta
October 2010

2010. Non è tutto fluoro
quello che luccica
A personal typographical installation at Ninapì nesting art gallery, Ravenna

2010. Between gallery, London. Together with Filippo Nostri.

2010. PrintROOM Amsterdam ZineJam

2009. Wilde Boeken Markt Rotterdam

2009. Spaghetti grafica, triennale di Milano. Group project exhibition.

2009. Particolare/Universale Pescheria, Pesaro. Group project exhibition.

2009. Ljubljana poster festival Brumen Foundation, Ljubljana

Talks, lectures, workshops

2016. "That book is a window", workshop at Kleiner Salon in Berlin.

2015 Sept. Bitume Foto Fest, "ph 39" talk. Gallipoli (LE).

2015. IUAV Venice, "the book is in the book" workshop with the students of the comunication design 1 (Emanuela Bonini).

2014. July. XY Lab (curated by FF3300), tutor at "new publishing" workshop. With Silvio Lorusso, Alessio D'Ellena, Jacopo Pompili. Castrignano de'Greci, Lecce.

2014. June. EEE, a talk by Emilio Macchia and Erica Preli, at Academy of fine art (graphic design dept.), Catania, Sicily.

2014. June. I see what you don't see and the color/shape whatever is... Workshop with me and Erica Preli (eee studio) in Catania, Sicily. Curated by Ritmo

2013. October. "selected projects and mistakes". Talk at Office typo club, design academy of Bern, Switzerland.

2013. April. Type compass. Book launch. at Tent Rotterdam, together with Michael Brenner, Luca Bendandi + Matteo Cossu of SHS Publishing, and Petra Dočekalová. See more here.

2013. May. Charles Nypels & Charles Nypels: on the instability of an archive. at the national art gallery of Vilnius, together with David Bennewith, Paul Gangloff, Christoph Knoth and Indre Klimaite.

2013. March. From archive to desire. Workshop curated by Luca Diffuse, heldtogether with: Paul Paper,Nicola di Croceand Lucia Brandoli; at VOKAS, Klaipeda, Lithuania.

2012. March. Zone di confine. Pratiche e percorsi di editoria indipendente. At Fruit exhibition, Bologna. Together with: Michele Casella, Pool. Luca Lo Pinto, Nero. Federico Zenoni, Liber. Moderator: Saul Marcadent

2012. March. ME/EM. Lecture at Zelle Arte Contemporanea, palermo. Curated by Federico Lupo.

2012. Feb. A book to resist. Lecture at ISIA Urbino. In the frame of an editorial design seminar, organized by Leonardo Sonnoli. Together with: Anna Saccani, Niccolò Mazzoni, Massimiliano Musina.

2012. Jan. RE:ARCHIVE (Charles Nypels). Opening week at JvE Academie, Maastricht

2011.The book, a sword for the spirit A talk by Emilio Macchia, part of Emerging practices at Amsterdam Art Book Fair.

2011. RE:Flections. Workshop for BA students at ABKM, academie beeldende Kunsten, Maastricht. Together with Jasper Coppes

2011. GG/MM/AA - Guarda lontano 7, workshop for MA and BA students, at the academy of fine arts of Urbino, together with Erica Preli, Marcello Signorile and Matteo Carboni.

2010. Press to attack, dutch clandestine publishing phenomenon, 2ndWW. AtJan van Eyck Academie, opening week.


2014. More updates soon 2013. Fahrenheit 39, third edition. Introduction text "La forma e il come della materia, la materia e il che cosa della forma"

2012. Leaping forward; Mario tronti and the history of political workerism. Written and designed by Michele Filippini and Emilio macchia. Published by Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.

2012. Bits and pieces. Charles Nypels Archive. Published by Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht.

2012. OFFSET, visioni e manifesti sulla città di ravenna. Coedited with fabio Sbaraglia, Ass. Cult. Danilo Montanari Editore, Ravenna.

2011. Delazioni. Sei letture a confronto intorno alla vicenda degli accoltellatori. Edited and designed by Emilio Macchia. With text/contributions by: Claudia Bassi Angelini, Claudio Musso, Celeste Bronzetti, Marianna Liosi, Alessandra Saviotti, fabio Sbaraglia. Published by Danilo Montanari Editore.

2010. Turning pages, Gestalten Verlag, Berlin

2010. About your process #2, ManyStuff editions