Francesco Spampinato is a contemporary art and visual culture historian, writer and artist. He holds two degrees from the University of Bologna, in Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Art History, an MA in Modern Art: Critical Studies Track from Columbia University, New York, and is currently Ph.D. candidate in Arts et Média at Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. He is Adjunct Professor of Contemporary Art and Its Critics and Performance Art: Between Media and Mass Media at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI. He has been Visiting Professor of Performance Art in the Public Sphere at NABA, Milan, in 2009, and Part Time Faculty of Global Issues in Design and Visuality in the 21st Century at Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York, in 2011-2012. His articles on contemporary art, design, music, media and pop culture are published on various genres of magazines including Apartamento, DAMn°, DIS, Flash Art, Kaleidoscope, Mould, L’Uomo Vogue and Waxpoetics. He is the author of Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design, Princeton Architectural Press, New York (2015), and Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists, Onomatopee, Eindhoven (2015). Lives and works in New York.