Born in Forlì in 1974, now living in Rome, Davide Ferri is an independent curator. He is also a lecturer in Aesthetics at Rimini’s Fine Arts Academy (LABA), and The Ergonomics of Exhibitions at Bologna’s Fine Arts Academy.
Ferri has curated the Art Section of the theatre festival Ipercorpo since 2012. Since 2015, he has worked as a consultant for the San Domenico/Palazzo Romagnoli museums in Forlì, advising on the programming and staging of contemporary art exhibitions. From 2001 to 2006, he was artistic Artistic Director of the Contemporary Furniture Museum of Russi, near Ravenna.
Recent exhibitions and projects curated in galleries and contemporary art museums include: Paolo Icaro - Unending Incipit (with Saverio Verini), Pinacoteca Comunale, Città di Castello (2018); Material Life, The Goma Gallery, Madrid (2017); Teoria ingenua degli insiemi (with Cecilia Canziani), Galleria P420, Bologna (2016); Afro. Pensieri nella mano, San Domenico Museums, Forlì (2015); Franco Guerzoni – Nessun luogo, da nessuna parte. Viaggi randagi con Luigi Ghirri, Milan Triennale (2014); La figurazione inevitabile. Una scena della pittura oggi, the Luigi Pecci Contemporary Art Museum, Prato (2013); Sentimiento Nuevo. Incontri sulla nuova critica e scrittura d'arte in Italia (with Antonio Grulli), MAMbo, Bologna (2011).
For Arte Fiera 2019 Davide Ferri curated the first edition of the "Courtesy Emilia-Romagna" exhibition, entitled Solo figura e sfondo.