Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona
Massimiliano (Mao) Mollona is a writer, filmmaker, and anthropologist. He is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, at Goldsmiths University of London, London. He has a multidisciplinary background in economics and anthropology and his work focuses on the relationship between art and political economy. He has conducted extensive fieldwork in Brazil, Italy, Norway, and the United Kingdom, mainly in economic and artistic institutions with a specific focus on work, class, and post-capitalist politics, and uses a methodology that combines pedagogy, artistic prefiguration, and activism. He is a member of the collective freethought and a co-founder and President of the Institute of Radical Imagination (IRI), which is a collective of activists, artists, and curators who aim to imagine and implement post-capitalist forms of art and life. He was Director of the Athens Biennale, Athens, 2015–2017, and with freethought Co-Director of the Bergen Assembly, 2016. Mollona lives and works in London.