Francesco Spampinato is a contemporary art and visual culture historian and writer. He holds two degrees from the University of Bologna, in Preservation of Cultural Heritage (2003) and DAMS Arte (2004), an MA in Modern Art: Critical Studies Track (2006) from Columbia University, New York, and is currently Ph.D. candidate in Arts et Média at Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. From 2011 to 2015 he was Adjunct Professor at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, teaching courses on contemporary art history and theory, and on performance art history in relation with mass media. His articles have been published on academic journals such as NECSUS, PAJ, Senses of Cinema and the Stedelijk Studies and magazines such as Apartamento, Blueprint, DAMn°, Flash Art, Kaleidoscope, and Waxpoetics. In 2015 he authored the books Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and Design, Princeton Architectural Press, New York, and Can You Hear Me? Music Labels by Visual Artists, Onomatopee, Eindhoven, and in 2017 Art Record Covers, TASCHEN, Cologne.