Counterproduction team got together in 2015 experimenting different learning paths in a open ended summer school program. It was based in Caffè Internazionale, a venue owned by Darrell Shines and Stefania Galegati, where Davide was working as barman and curator. Daria was invited to curate a show in the gallery of the cafè. The Summer School succeeded thanks to the strong need of experimenting in art and education and the fluidity and love that is keeping the team together. 


Stefania Galegati

Stefania Galegati Shines born in Bagnacavallo (RA) in 1973, lives and works in Palermo.  
She exhibited for the first time in 1994 in Viafarini. In 2003 she moved to New York with the International Studio Program at PS1 MoMA.
From 2015 to 2018 she co-managed Caffè Internazionale: a local multicultural and multidisciplinary venue and artwork.
She has been working with Pinksummer gallery, Genoa, since 2001 and with Francesco Pantaleone, Palermo since 2007.
She is a co-founder of the Femminote collective, working on a project with the ongoing task of purchasing, with many woman, Isola delle Femmine (PA).
She has taught Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Palermo and Lecce since 2015.


Daria Filardo

Daria Filardo, born in Palermo in 1971, lives in Florence. She is the coordinator and a professor of the Curatorial Practice and Arts Management Master course of IED, Florence.
Her work as a curator starts in 1998-2000 at the public museum Palazzo delle Papesse Contemporary art Center in Siena. From 2001 she is a free lance curator collaborating with public institutions such as Biennale di Venezia (2015), Galleria dell’Accademia Firenze (2012), Villa Romana, Florence (2020/2021) among others, and private ones such Città dell’arte, Fondazione Pistoletto (2016), Manifesta Biennal (2008), Care of/DOCVA, Milan (2008), Tenuta dello Scompiglio (2015) and other venues.
She gives public lectures and is interested in long term curatorial and educational projects. The projects are articulated in writing, exhibition making, collective activities. Her approach is critical, situated, aware of the context and in constant tension toward dialogue.


Davide Ricco

Davide Ricco, born in Maglie (LE) in 1979, lives in Palermo. He is literature teacher in middle school and independent curator, brings
on a research between pedagogy and art. He collaborated with Cesare Pietroiusti on the Museo dell'arte contemporanea italiana in esilio, with Giorgio de Finis at the MAAM in Rome and with the Lu Cafausu group at the Festa dei vivi (who reflects upon death).
He took part in various training experiments such as Free Home University and the activities of the Lac o Le Mon Foundation. Between 2015 and 2017 he worked at the Caffè Internazionale in
Palermo as co-curator of the exhibitions and educational activities, as well as

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