flip is a platform to expand on various interests in relation to current culture and artistic practice. the projects are the result of our international network and multidisciplinary collaborations.

continuous shifts in context invite inputs and spontaneous occurrences that contribute to the multi-layed and transnational discourse that characterizes flip.

the location

the last floor of the 1690 palazzo ruffo di castelcicala in the centre of napoli, forms the base location for 

flip is a vision and a project in itself, not specific to a site, but rather an evolving network of activities and locales. 

via foria 118. napoli. italy



opening hours: friday 3 - 8 pm
or by appointment

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federico del vecchio
ala roushan


Federico Del Vecchio (Naples, 1977) lives and works between Naples, Italy and Glasgow, UK. Del Vecchio is engaged in an independent artistic practice as well as co-curator of flip project space.  After finishing his studies at the Academy of Fine Art in Naples, he attended the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, followed by completing the Master in Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art.  He was then at the HIAP – Helsinki International Artist in residence Program supported by 2012 Movin' Up prize for the mobility of young italian artists abroad. He is the recipient of the Marie Curie Research Fellowship 2015 at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Del Vecchio’s most recent workshops, solo and group exhibitions include: I wish I were a Futurist, Jenifer Nails, Frankfurt am Main, DE (2014); Come, All Ye Faithful, curated by Carson Chan, Florian Christopher, Zürich (2013); I am sitting in a room different from the one you are in now, curated by Marysia Gacek, 109 Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2013); MFA International Show, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2012); Villa del vecchio, Gum, Carrara (2011); Persona in meno, curated by Erica Cooke, Angelique Campers, Chris Fitzpatrick, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin – Palazzo Ducale, Genova (2010).

Ala Roushan (Pittsburgh, 1983) lives and works between Toronto, Canada and Napoli, Italy, engaged in speculative design research, writing, curatorial practice and teaching through which she explores the boundaries of design, art and architecture. She is the co-curator/co-director of flip project space. Ala holds an Assistant Professorship at OCAD University, Faculty of Design, Toronto. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the European Graduate School focused on Philosophy, Art & Critical Thought of the Digital. Her interests include investigating advanced digital processes and computational logics in unraveling the generative potential of material intelligence and emergent aesthetics. Ala obtained a Master of Arts in Advanced Architectural Design at the Städelschule Frankfurt, Germany.