© Michael Rocchetti

Hello. I teach Aesthetics at the Visual Arts department of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. When I am not writing boring academic papers I write stuff for artists, magazines and galleries. I also curate gallery shows and projects in the public space.

My main research interests lie in graffiti writing and the so-called «street art», their ambiguous relationship with the institutional art world and the cultural industry. I am also very interested in the aesthetics and the social history of memes, yet my one true intellectual ambition is to write a philosophical treatise about cats.

I like very much working with artists: listening to them speaking about their work, writing about them and figuring out projects that fit their interests and practice.

In the past I have worked at Magda Danysz Gallery, the Italian Embassy in Paris and the Dia Art Foundation in New York City. Most recently, I have been working as a freelance curator and art advisor for Pigment WorkroomDoppelgaenger GalleryVivendi, GFR, and TEDxBari.

In this website you will find some writings about aesthetics, contemporary art and graffiti, together with the art projects I have been working at over the years.

Find me also on my LinkedIn and Academia’s pages, and drop me a line if you like.