Francesco Arese Visconti
PhD (University of Westminster)
Director of School of Communications Programs
Deputy Academic Director
Francesco Arese Visconti (1971) is the School of Communications program Director at Webster University in Geneva, where he is also Deputy Academic Director. Arese Visconti focuses his research work on migration processes in Switzerland and Italy. In 2012, he published the book "New World - Stories of African Immigration and Integration in Switzerland." In 2015, Arese Visconti published two projects on the Italian-Chinese community in Prato entitled "Hidden Identities - The Italian-Chinese Community in Prato" and "We, Prato." His current work concerns contemporary Italian migration in the Swiss Confederation. Ten images from this research project were exhibited in 2015 at the EXPO in Milan and are part of his Ph.D. in Photography from the University of Westminster in London. In addition to being an archaeologist by training, Arese Visconti is also a member of the Union Suisse des Photographes Professionnels (USPP).
Arese Visconti, F. (2012). New World – Stories of African Immigration and Integration in Switzerland (Florence: Aiòn Edizioni), pp. 96.
Arese Visconti, F. (2015). Hidden Identity – The Italian-Chinese Community in Prato (Florence: Aiòn Edizioni), pp. 84.
Arese Visconti, F. (2015). We, Prato (Prato: Edizioni SUI), pp. 76.
Chapters in Edited Volumes
Arese Visconti F. (2020). Possible in Photography. In Glăveanu V.P. (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.
F. Arese Visconti, and J. Sandholm-Bark. (2018). "Enabling effective assessment through collaboration." INTED2018 Proceedings. ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
B. Wiggins, S. Leahy, K. Jenkins, J. Smith, F. Arese Visconti, T. Young, and B. Srisupawat. (2017). "International Podcast Project: using podcasts to enrich and enhance experiences in international education."INTED2017 Proceedings. ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2.
2023 Jan. ‘Rethinking Photographic Portraiture of the 21st Century Italian Migrants on the Arc Lémanique Area’ at the London Gallery West in Harrow on the Hill (UK). Solo Exhibition.
2022 June ‘Rethinking Photographic Portraiture of the 21st Century Italian Migrants on the Arc Lémanique Area: A Preliminary Look’ as part of the 5th Creativity Week organized by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation at Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland. Solo Exhibition.
2019 Nov. “Migration Stories” at the Centre des Arts Ecolint in Geneva (CH). Solo Exhibition.
2018 June “Rendering the Invisible Visible – Photographs of Italian Cultural Identity in 21st Century Switzerland” as part of the 1st Creativity Week organized by the Webster Center for Creativity and Innovation at Webster University, Geneva, Switzerland. Solo Exhibition.
2017 Sept. “The Future We Want” on the Quai Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. Collective Exhibition.
2017 June “Between Here and There” at the School od Media, Arts and Design of the University of Westminster, London, UK. Collective Exhibition.
2015 Sept. Ten photographs of “Generational Shifts – Italian Migrants in Switzerland after World War II” exhibited at the Swiss Pavilion at the EXPO, Milan, Italy. Solo Exhibition.
2015 Apr. “Hidden Identity – The Italian-Chinese community in Prato” at Kent State University, Florence, Italy. Solo Exhibition.
2015 Jan. “We, Prato” at the Grütli Theatre, Geneva, Switzerland. Solo Exhibition.
2014 Jan. “Morocco – A journey to the south” at the Contemporary Art National Gallery Mohammed Drissi in Tanger, Morocco. Solo Exhibition.
2012 Nov. “New World. Recent immigration and integration in Switzerland from Africa” at the Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland. Solo Exhibition.
2011 Apr. “Kodachrome. End of the Run: Photographs from the Final Batches”, May Gallery, Webster University, St. Louis, USA. Solo Exhibition.
2007 Jul. “Archaeology and Environment”, Public Library, Paros Island, Cyclades, Greece. Solo Exhibition.
2006 Apr. “Neighbours” included in “Florence – Four perspectives” at the Regional Arts Commission Art Gallery, St. Louis, USA. Solo Exhibition.
2006 Apr. “Architetture davanti all’obbiettivo – Fotografie sull’opera di Giovanni Michelucci”, School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, USA
2005 Sept. “Architetture davanti all’obbiettivo – Fotografie sull’opera di Giovanni Michelucci”, Italian Institute of Culture, Copenhagen, Denmark. Solo Exhibition.
2005 May “Architetture davanti all’obbiettivo – Fotografie sull’opera di Giovanni Michelucci”, Fiesole, Italy. Solo Exhibition.