Maria Rosa Sossai is a researcher in the field of artistic practices and educational policies. She is based in Rome. In 2012 she founded ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti, www.alagroup.org, an independent platform for education and contemporary art that conceives the artistic practice as a process of shared knowledge. Among its recent projects a series of workshops and exhibitions of Italian and international artists at FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese. From December 2013 to March 2015, she was appointed artistic director of AlbumArte, with whom she has collaborated since 2011. She also curated projects as well as exhibitions in commercial galleries, art foundations and museums both in Italy and abroad such MAN museum in Nuoro, Real Academia de España, the American Academy, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, AlbumArte and Nomas Foundation in Rome, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Istanbul, the Tel Aviv Museum and, with Laura Cherubini, the touring exhibition of the Italian artist Carla Accardi in Toru, Budapest, Thessaloniki and Athens.
She is a contributor to Flash Art, Arte e Critica, Artribune and Shifter; her publications include: Arte video, Storie e culture del video d’artista in Italia (video art, history and culture of video art in Italy, 2002), and Film d’artista, Percorsi e confronti tra arte e cinema (artists’ films, writings on art and cinema, 2009), both published by Silvana Editoriale, Milan.
She currently collaborates with Spazio 5 in Trieste.