ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti elects the artist as the central figure of the process of learning and teaching, intended as a space of creative freedom. The artists invited by ALA experience educational actions in different contexts, aiming to produce alternative social ideals and enable a change of perspective, thus sharing positive role models and democratic dissemination of knowledge through contemporary art.

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Sreshta Rit Premnath | Cadere/Rose | Nomas Foundation

Da martedì 7 marzo 2017 alle ore 19.00 è aperta, presso Nomas Foundation, la prima mostra personale in Italia di Sreshta Rit Premnath, Cadere/Rose, su progetto di Raffaella Frascarelli e Maria Rosa Sossai, in collaborazione con ALAgroup. L’esposizione si articola come una costellazione di relazioni che intercorrono tra l’artista concettuale André Cadere (1934, Varsavia – 1978, […]

La Felicità che Viene | Liceo Artistico Caravaggio di Milano

Workshop La Felicità che viene 23, 24, 25 febbraio 2017 ore 8.30/14.00 Mostra La Felicità che viene Inaugurazione 28 febbraio 2017, ore 18.00 fino al 18 marzo Nell’ambito di Educational Art, il Liceo Artistico Caravaggio di Milano presenta La Felicità che viene, un progetto di ALAgroup Accademia Libera Delle Arti. Durante il workshop e la mostra le studentesse/i, insieme al collettivo, […]

Ognuno ha il festival che si merita | Cantiere Toscana

Siete invitati a sedervi insieme ai vostri amici attorno a un tavolo coperto da un grande foglio di carta bianca, avendo cura di avere portato con voi un libro, un testo teatrale, un manifesto, un mp3, uno strumento musicale, una conchiglia, una foto, altro. Siete pronti a iniziare il vostro festival. Potete invitare persone in […]

Caffè Internazionale e ALAgroup ad ArtVerona | Prendi 1, paghi 2

Quest’anno la fiera di arte moderna e contemporanea ArtVerona, nella sezione i7 Spazi Indipendenti, ha ospitato il Caffè Internazionale, spazio fondato nel 2015 da Stefania Galegati a Palermo. Il tema della sezione è stato la Sharing Economy. Caffè Internazionale ha ospitato a sua volta ALAgroup che ha svolto un’attività durante i giorni di domenica 16 […]

To Follow

To follow The garden of Piazza Vittorio is a theatre for daily actions independently and spontaneously made by groups from different communities, under undeclared, but still present boundaries. ALAgroup turned a white and red warning tape, usually used on construction sites or work areas, into a tool for inclusion and connection, during a symbolic action, […]

Condominio Sociale

After a sabbatical year, ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti (Free Academy of the Arts), resumes its activities with the project Condominio Sociale (Social Condo): a series of self-learning exercises. The first one, titled In Case of Emergency, took place via Skype on April 30th 2016, with Turkish artist Zafer Aksit. ALA decides—at this stage—to orally communicate the content and […]


Myths. Students/Artists/Teachers A process of exchange curated by Maria Rosa Sossai and assisted by Claudia Rampelli In the framework of: In Polonia, cioè dove? An exhibition cycle on the Polish contemporary art scene Between December 5 2014 and January 17 2015 the Polish Institute in Rome and Pastificio Cerere Foundation presented, in the latter’s exhibition […]

Per una Pedagogia del Desiderio

Nell’ambito del Festival delle Donne e dei Saperi di Genere, che si è svolto dal 3 al 20 marzo 2015 a Bari, Maria Rosa Sossai ha tenuto il laboratorio Per una Pedagogia del Desiderio, all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Bari, coinvolgendo un gruppo di studentesse (e studenti). Le studentesse, dopo aver letto alcuni testi -il […]

The Trilogy II – Roma | Derry

ISFCI, VOID Art School and VOID Gallery THE TRILOGY part II – Homecoming, curated by ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti September 2014 – January 2015 In 2013 ISFCI, VOID Art School and ALA Accademia Libera delle Arti launched the triennial project The Trilogy, an educational experience based on the comparison and dialogue between different cultures, […]


MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA – Void, Derry, 10-20 December 2013 Opening Saturday, 7 December 5-7 pm MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA is an exhibition of work created by four young artists from Void Art School and four photographers from Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata in Rome. The work was produced during a series of workshops in […]


AN EDUCATION #6 – Adelita Husni-Bey, Postcards from the Desert Island  30th November – 29th December  –  FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese Opening Saturday 30th November 2013, 5 pm – Screening and public talk Postcards from the Desert Island, the sixth and last appointment of AN EDUCATION – the series of exhibitions of artists’ […]

Without – Collezionando assenze

  Paola Bernardelli Without – Collezionando assenze curated by Claudia Rampelli and Maria Rosa Sossai (ALA) 29 October 2013 – 7 pm to 10 pm  30 – 31 October 2013 – 5 pm to 8 pm Courtyard –  Pastificio Cerere, via degli Ausoni 1, 00185 Roma Without – Collezionando assenze (collecting absence) will develop during sessions […]


ISFCI and VOID ART SCHOOL MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA curated by Maria Rosa Sossai and Claudia Rampelli (ALA) 30 October – 3 November 2013, 10.00am to 5.00pm Opening: 29 October, 7 pm ISFCI, Via degli Ausoni 1, 00185 Rome In conjunction with “Mourning Becomes Electra” Paola Bernardelli will launch the first stage of Without – Collezionando assenze […]


  AN EDUCATION #5 – Diego Tonus, Residenti   October 27 – November 28, 2013 Opening Saturday October 26 2013 – 5pm, FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese. Screening and public talk The film Residenti, by Diego Tonus, will be presented to the public on October 26th in the Salone Impero of Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese. […]


AN EDUCATION #4, Ettore Favini and Hektor Mamet, Nella terra di mezzo September 21– October 24, 2013    Opening: Saturday September 21, 2013 – FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese Nella terra di mezzo, the video by the artists Ettore Favini and Hektor Mamet, will be presented to the public for the first time on September 21st […]

Valerio Rocco Orlando – What Education for Mars? – Rome, Havana, Bangalore

In 2011 Valerio Rocco Orlando (Milan, 1978) has conducted a series of workshops in a number of high schools in Rome, Italy. This experience has resulted in a video installation comprising portraits, interviews and conversations amongst students imagining how to build a better school. This work was shown at the 2012 Havana Biennial and a […]

The Trilogy – Roma | Derry

ISFCI, VOID Art School e VOID Gallery present The Trilogy, curated by ALAgroup A three year programme of seminars and exhibitions in Rome and Derry with the participation of young artists from ISFCI (Rome) and Void Art School (Derry) Istituto Superiore di Fotografia e Comunicazione Integrata in Rome (ISFCI), VOID Art School and VOID Gallery in Derry have teamed […]


Aberdabei — Unfinished Symphonies May 25 – June 23, 2013 Opening Saturday May 25, 2013 – 4.30 pm FAI – Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese The third appointment of AN EDUCATION – the series of exhibitions of artists’ videos and workshops curated by Maria Rosa Sossai (ALAgroup) – opens on May 25th 2013 at Villa e […]

A Certain Idea of Border, Italy | Switzerland – May 11, 2013

A Certain Idea of Border Italy | Switzerland A project curated by ALAgroup in collaboration with the artists Ettore Favini, Hektor Mamet, and the students of class IV/graphic design from the vocational school IAL, Cremona, and class II from the CSIA’s Art college, Lugano. 11th May 2013: 11 am: special event on the border between Italy and Switzerland | 3 pm: opening of the students’ […]

Maria Rosa Sossai, Awakening to Life – SHIFTER 20th : What We Can Knot

Maria Rosa Sossai’s article, Awakening to Life, was published in SHIFTER’s 20th issue, What We Can Knot. This issue takes the form of conversations between artists who discuss their intertwined professions as art practitioners and art educators.  The issue features a long list of notable artists (the complete list can be found below) some of […]


AN EDUCATION # 2, Angela Marzullo, Concettina 27th April – 23rd May 2013, Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese. Opening: Saturday 27th April 2013, 4pm. Concettina, the solo exhibition of the Swiss artist Angela Marzullo opens on April 27th 2013 at Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese. This is the second appointment of AN EDUCATION, a series of exhibitions […]

Joan of Art: Towards a Free Education

Workshops, conferences, installations 10-29 April 2013 – MACRO, via Nizza 138, Rome From 10-29 April 2013, the Nomas Foundation, in collaboration with MACRO – the Rome Museum of Contemporary Art – and European Alternatives, presents Joan of Art: Towards a Free Education, by the curator and philosopher Mike Watson. The event is the result of […]


AN EDUCATION #1, Valerio Rocco Orlando, ¿Qué Educación para Marte? (premiere) 16th March – 24th April 2013, Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese. Opening: Saturday 16th March 2013, 4pm. On the occasion of the premiere the artist will conduct a workshop from 10am to 1pm with students from a local high school, while at 4pm he will meet the public […]


ALAgroup presents AN EDUCATION, series of exhibitions and workshops promoted by FAI – Fondo Ambiente Italiano, at Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese, 16th March – 29th December 2013. Scientific discoveries and technological innovations have both contributed to making our habitat more comfortable and suitable for living. But, in spite of progress and modernity, the absence of reliable data and the presence of often […]

Speaking to Walls

A “live sessions” workshop for the Museum of Marble in Carrara in collaboration with Joan of Art: Towards a Free Education System, included in the project DATABASE, a calendar of events designed specifically for the Marble Museum and curated by Federica Forti.  Participants: Maria Rosa Sossai (ALAgroup) – Workshop Concept Mike Watson (Joan of Art: Towards a […]

A SOCIALLY ENGAGED DRINK incontri su arte e società

Lunedì 28 maggio 2012 dalle 18.00 alle 20.00 DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore, via Procaccini 4, Milano L’appuntamento del ciclo A Socially Engaged Drink di lunedì 28 maggio è dedicato a NEXTFLOOR, progetto di riqualificazione sociale e urbana dell’Associazione Sintetico in collaborazione con ALAgroup e Boîte. Il progetto punta alla conversione degli spazi urbani ottenuta attraverso […]

Arte di Sera – Educational Turn #2

Arte di Sera / 47 Venerdì 20 aprile 2012 ore 20.00 Sala Conferenze della Fondazione Filiberto Menna, Salerno Educational Turn #2 Curare l’educazione? Incontro con Maria Rosa Sossai Proiezione dei video: Curare l’educazione? video documentazione del laboratorio Curare l’educazione? svoltosi nel 2011, presso la Fondazione Pastificio Cerere (Roma) Performing (2005), La crisi dell’educazione ( 2011) di Angela Marzullo Coordina Stefania Zuliani […]

Quale educazione per Marte? Biennale de l’Avana, 11maggio/11 giugno 2012

Quale educazione per Marte? è il tentativo di sperimentare un modello alternativo di trasmissione della conoscenza e di relazione nelle scuole e nelle università nel mondo. Così come Bruno Latour nel suo libro “Vita di laboratorio” (1979) analizza le scoperte scientifiche attraverso lo studio delle relazioni tra scienziati e le loro famiglie, Quale educazione per […]

Sreshta Rit Premnath: Temporary School – A Collective Work, 23/29 maggio 2012, Milano

Temporary School – A Collective Work – 23/29 maggio 2012, Portico di Piazza Gramsci, Milano Workshop di Sreshta Rit Premnath in collaborazione con Sintetico curato da Maria Rosa Sossai (ALAgroup) Da mercoledì 23 a martedì 29 maggio 2012 si svolgerà il workshop Temporary School – A Collective Work, nel portico di Piazza Gramsci, Milano, in collaborazione […]