Chiara Bernasconi/Sara Pettinella
Chiara Bernasconi has been a project manager in the Digital Media department at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC for the past four years, working with a team of ten on the design and production for the museum’s website, MoMA.org, as well as interpretative kiosks, digital displays, and mobile applications. Chiara has an MA in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a BS in Economics for Arts from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. When not at MoMA, she has collaborated in participatory events with the collectives linearossa and electric cabbage, has conducted artist walks with the NYC-based organization, Elastic City, and has curated an artists residency in her native Italy. After attending SXSW Film Festival, she became inspired to venture into independent film space.
Sara Pettinella has been working around the world as designer and documentary photographer for the third sector since 2004. During this time she carried on a research on the ethics of the representation of vulnerable categories and designed and implemented photography-related workshops on such theme, while documenting the condition of refugees and other human contexts of marginalization. Sara graduated in Museology and Museography and studied design and photography in Italy and the United Kingdom; she won the Interfacce award for young digital artists in 2002 and her work has been published and showcased in several countries. Since 2011, she lives in Brooklyn New York where she works with children and founded electric cabbage with Chiara Bernasconi.