Ferrari Studios is formed by a family of interdisciplinary artists and scholars, including Virginio Ferrari, Marisa Boccaccini Ferrari, Alberto Ferrari, Fabio Ferrari and Marco G. Ferrari, with studios and galleries based in Chicago, USA; Lugano, Switzerland; Guardistallo, Italy and Rome, Italy.
Virginio Ferrari is an internationally acclaimed sculptor who has exhibited his work in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and throughout the United States. Virginio’s sculptures can be found on street corners and public parks, at universities and libraries, corporations, museums and in private collections in Chicago and all over the world. Ferrari holds many accolades for his achievements, including being awarded the Ufficiale Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana (senior order of knighthood of the Italian Republic) by the president of Italy, Oscar Luigi Scalfaro, for his important contributions to the international art world. He currently divides his time between his studios in Chicago, USA and Guardistallo, Italy.
Marco G. Ferrari
Marco G. Ferrari is an artist, filmmaker and curator based in Chicago, USA and Rome, Italy. He received his MFA from the University of Chicago and has exhibited and produced works internationally including China, India, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland and the United States. He is a Professor in the Communications and Media Studies Department at John Cabot University (Rome) and the Art History and Visual Culture Department at Franklin University Switzerland, is a founding member of Creative Asylum (a consortium of Chicago based artists) and is the Creative Director of the Virginio Ferrari Foundation.
The Ferrari Foundation
The Virginio Ferrari Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit arts organization based in Chicago, Illinois who’s mission is to diffuse the knowledge of contemporary art. Currently in the initial planning phase, the Ferrari Foundation’s goal is to build an active museum of internationally acclaimed sculptor Virginio Ferrari. Inspired from Virginio’s belief “that it is time to consider how fast things disappear and to become more aware of making art to live with,” the art organization will function to educate the public of his extensive work in the field of contemporary sculpture and public art, while also seeking to be an active organization in the production of new public art projects, exhibition programming, and community based initiatives.