Silvio Lorusso – Curriculum Vitae

Personal Information

name: Silvio Lorusso
born: 28/05/1985
tel: +31639483703
skype: silvio.lorusso


Silvio Lorusso’s work focuses on the cultures and rhetorical regimes embedded in techno-social systems. He deals with the narratives and counternarratives that define platforms, devices and interfaces. By doing so, he engages with the tensions surrounding notions of labour, productivity, autonomy, self-design, entrepreneurialism, precarity and failure. Lorusso’s practice combines various media such as video, website, artist’s book, installation, lecture. This activity is further stimulated by writing essays, curating exhibitions and organizing public programs. In 2018 he published his first book entitled ENTREPRECARIAT: Everyone Is an Entrepreneur. Nobody Is Safe. (Onomatopee, English; Krisis, Italian).

Silvio Lorusso is Affiliated Researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures of Amsterdam, Creative Coding Tutor at the Royal Academy of Art in Den Haag and researcher at the Willem De Kooning Academy. He’s also a member of varia and part of the editorial board of Italian graphic design magazine Progetto Grafico. His work has been presented at, among other venues, MaXXI, Rome; Transmediale, Berlin; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Kunsthalle Wien; NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf. He holds a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from the School of Doctorate Studies – Iuav University of Venice. His writing has appeared in several magazines and publications, including Volume, Real Life Magazine, Minima&Moralia, Not, Modes of Criticism, Printed Web 3, Metropolis M, Digicult. Since 2013, he manages the Post-Digital Publishing Archive ( He lives in Rotterdam.

Short Version

Silvio Lorusso is a writer, artist and designer living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2018 he published his first book entitled ENTREPRECARIAT: Everyone Is an Entrepreneur. Nobody Is Safe. He holds a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from the Iuav University of Venice.

“Silvio is a black mirror for design, simultaneously insightful, alarming and funny as fuck.” – Luke Prowse

Photos: portrait by Tjaša Kalkan, portrait by Fulvio Orsenigo, portrait by Tanja Kanazir.


  • 2018 – present
    • Creative Coding Tutor at Royal Academy of Art, Graphic Design Department, The Hague (NL)
  • 2018
    • Guest Lecturer at Piet Zwart Instituut, Master in Experimental Publishing, Rotterdam (NL)
  • 2016
    • Graphic Design Tutor at CFP Bauer, Milano (IT)

Certification: Basic Qualification in Didactic Skills (BDB), Part A (BKE+)

Guest at Royal College of Art, London (UK); Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL); Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam (NL); Deasign Academy Eindhoven (NL); Konstfak (SE); AKV|St.Joost, Breda (NL); École de recherche graphique, Bruxelles (BE); Coventry University (UK); Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti, Bergamo (IT); Iuav University of Venice (IT).



Curated Publications

Curated Events and Exhibitions

  • 2019
    • Gallery.Delivery Milan: Weird Domesticity (with Luigi Amato, Enrico Boccioletti, Guendalina Cerruti, Kamilia Kard, Lorem, Rachele Maistrello, Filippo Minelli, Parasite 2.0, Elena Radice, The Cool Couple), Milan, IT
    • Do or Delegate: Entrepreneurial Means and Precarious Ends (with Cory Arcangel, Deconstructeam, Constant Dullaart, Andy Kassier, Alina Lupu, Elisa Giardina Papa, Ottonie von Roeder, Sebastian Schmieg, Stefán Stefánsson, Pilvi Takala, Jeff Thompson), Onomatopee, Eindhoven, NL
    • Who Does What? exhibition and symposium (with Florian Alexander-Schmidt, Anxious to Make, Deconstructeam, Constant Dullaart, Maria Eichhorn, Sam Kidel, Alina Lupu, François Girard-Meunier, Elisa Giardina Papa, Ottonie Roeder, Sebastian Schmieg, Jeff Thompson), Drugo More, Rijeka, HR
  • 2018
    • Life Hacks: Mind (with Marguerite van den Berg, Geert Lovink, XPUB), Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
    • Life Hacks: Time (with Michele Galluzzo, Rik Laging, Luis Rodil-Fernandez, Hans Lammerant, Mia Melvaer, Martino Morandi, XPUB), Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
    • Life Hacks: Space (with François Girard-Meunier, WORKNOT!, Roel Roscam Abbing, Manetta Berends, Niek Hilkmann, XPUB), varia, Rotterdam, NL
    • It Is As If We Were Doing Work (with Lídia Pereira, Alina Lupu, Gui Machiavelli), varia, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2014
  • 2012
    • Unlike Art (with Dušan Barok, André Castro, Mirjam Dissel, Eleanor Greenhalgh, Fabien Labeyrie, Jonas Lund, Sebastian Schmieg, Bartholomäus Traubeck, Danny Van Der Kleij, Jasper Van Loenen, Marie Wocher, Dave Young), Amsterdam (NL)

Selected Talks, Presentations, Lectures



As varia

Residencies, Commissions, Grants, Awards, Acquisitions

  • 2019
    • Five Years of Captured Captchas, made with Sebastian Schmieg, was acquired by Fotomuseum Winterthur
  • 2018
    • 56 Broken Kindle Screens, made with Sebastian Schmieg, was acquired by the MoMA Library as part of Paul Soulellis’ Library of The Printed Web
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
    • OFFSET, residency in Ravenna, IT

Thesis Supervision