Francesco Lucifora studied Sociology at the Università La Sapienza in Rome, specializing in Media and Communication. In 2009 he co-founded the CoCA centre of contemporary arts_archivio biblioteca arti contemporanee in Modica, of which he has been in charge since its opening.
In 2009 he taught at the IED in Rome, within the framework of the MA programme in Curating. Between 2010 and 2011 he was Daniela Bigi’s assistant curator at Museo Riso for the “EticoF” and “Sotto quale Cielo” projects. In 2010 he was Visiting Professor during the “Real Presence” international workshop at the Kulturni Centar GRAD in Belgrade. Since 2012, he has been designated as “cultore della materia” (subject expert) at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, collaborating with Prof. Daniela Bigi, and carrying out a research project and a series of workshops focusing on diverse artistic languages, ranging from video art to sound art. He has also been working for public and private institutions as an independent curator.
He is a regular contributor to Arte e Critica, Artforum, and La Sicilia. His interests range from the underground music cultures originated within the 90s rave scene, to art displays from the 60s to today, to the transformations occurred in culture in general and visual culture in particular, and within exhibition practices.