"Sotto Sale is a project which explores the relationship between conservation and change. As these two opposing dynamics come together, a new concept will emerge that will have to adapt and find a new way to relate to the world, both physically and spiritually. 


It developed from the need to observe how the accumulation of different layers of meaning can coexist in a single project or even a single exhibition. In doing so, it aims to be a platform for many other initiatives to grow.  


Sotto Sale aims to become an interdisciplinary platform that, having art as its main focus, invites artists  to reflect on some of the most pressing concerns and questions around contemporary society."

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Maria Valeria Biondo

She is the Founder and Curator of Sotto Sale Projects. She is an Art Advisor Specialists in Modern Italian and Contemporary Art and Sotheby's Institute of Art graduate. As an Independent Curator she works with Emerging Contemporary Art. During her Bachelor Degree at Bocconi University (Milan), she developed an interest in art management and decided to pursue a career in the art world.

Maria Valeria is currently pursuing an MFA in Curating at Goldsmith University of London. Her research focuses on art practices that engage with power dynamics, hauntology, destruction, necropolitics and the cultural effects of reproductive technologies.

Instagram: @mariavaleriabiondo


Riccardo Rizzetto

He joined Sotto Sale Project as an online/ offline designer. In parallel to his design practice, he works in the communication field and he focuses his interests on how to connect online and offline experiences in order to create a single piece, from thinking a logo to running the social medias and then designing the interiors of a space.

While living in Venice where he got a BA in Architecture construction and Conservation at IUAV University, he also went to Central Saint Martins to study Interior Styling. He finally moved to London and got a MA in Interior Design at the School of Architecture at Royal College of Art.

Originally from Bassano del Grappa, he is now living in between London, Venice and his hometown designing and realising crafts furnitures with artisans and materials locally sourced.

Instagram @RiccardoRizz