Alessandro Ferraro

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Ph.D. student in History of Contemporary Arts  
University of Genoa, 
Genoa, Italy


Alessandro Ferraro, art historian and curator, is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Genoa, IT, in History of Contemporary Arts. After a curatorial master degree at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, he worked at the curatorial department of Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea in Turin and for a contemporary art gallery. In 2017 he received a research fellowship at the Stiftung Hans Arp in Berlin. His research interests are focused on the impact of contemporary theory of abstraction in contemporary art, history of photography and scientific culture. His PhD thesis consists of a phenomenological study of the so-called concrete abstractions in order to define abstraction as an “interdisciplinary historical condition”. He is currently working on a research project on the interplay between text and video in visualizing and translating dreams in contemporary videos and films.

Contact details

Università di Genova
DAFIST - Via Balbi 6
16126, Genova, Italy
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Publication on the dream and related topics


Dreams, Abstractions and Spectatorship in Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s films and videos. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press (forthcoming).

Dreams, Visions and Pictorial References in Giorgio De Chirico’s Hebdomeros. Genoa: University Press 2015. [Thesis]