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- Welcome / Benvenuti -

Smart Curators is a non-profit initiative built on the foundation of creative democracy.

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Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm by Karin F. Giusti


Carefully curated by an international distinguished body of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines.

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(sm)art residencies

Open Call sessions for emerging and established artists with focus on Visual Art, Sculpture, Literature.

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International collectors and art lovers can visit our exhibition spaces anytime, anywhere.

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Be inspired by artists and creatives. Because the world needs them now more than ever!

- Residencies

Artists-in-Residence programs give artists and writers the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work. Where study abroad programs afford young people the time and resources to focus on their work, we welcome artists of all levels and provide them a space where they can create a deep, meaningful and transitional impact on their life and work.

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- Sessions since 2018 -


Working, dreaming, cooking, and laughing together.

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  New Sessions in 2022!

Popoli | Calcata

New sessions in 2022, open to artists with focus on Visual Arts, Sculpture, Literature, and Poetry. Curated with the intention of carefully suiting individuals to the unique environment and resources we can offer at Karin Giusto Studio in Popoli, and the Bohemian artists community in Calcata.

The medieval settings of Popoli, and Calcata provide an opportunity for artists and writers to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work.

Open Call for artists and writers, apply here.

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- Exhibitions

In partnership with Art Gate VR, we are exhibiting our artists beyond brick and mortar spaces in a virtual reality arts community and marketplace. Our aim is to make it easy for international collectors and art lovers to visit our exhibition spaces in true reality, and virtual reality anytime, anywhere.

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The Meta Biennale


- Paintings -

Adi Atassi (Fine Artist. The Hidden Vocabulary. Room I & II)

Rosie McGurran (Artist R.U.A. The Inishlacken Project. Room I & III)

Ingrid Christensen (Artist. Nude Stripped Bare. Room I)


- Public Art -

Karin F. Giusti (Public Art Innovator. Dreamweave. Room I)


- Photography -

Keith Thomson (City Photography. En Plein Air. Room IV)

Niaz Maleknia (Photo Documentary. Play With Me. Room V)

Gero Cacciatore (Fotografo. Berlin Recordings. Room IV)


- Performance -

Teresa Albor (Artist. Against Wisdom. Room I)

Sam J. Grudgings (Poet. My Name is Dispute. Room I)

Dead Frogs (Experimental Music. A New Reality. Room I)

Riccardo Meneghini (Dance Artist. The Tree. Room I)

Free entry to the exhibition through the Art Gate Lobby

Extended Exhibition Spaces
until the end of Feb 2022!

Second Edition Festival
Metaverse Sessions

Sponsored by

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- Festivals

- Smart Festivals -

We bring to you our second edition festival brought to you on 19-20 Feb 2022, from Popoli and Spoleto, Italy. Co-creating and dreaming with fellow artists and creatives from around the world, curated for anyone to tune in and interact with the artists during live-streaming sessions.

You can learn more about the artist by clicking on their individual profile pictures on the world map below ...

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Sophia Willke (Freiburg)
Victor Pereira
Kamil Krolak
Janet Steen
Sam Grudgings
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Allatif Eyad & Davina Johnson
Graham Hofmann (Gubbio)
Teresa Albor (Dhaka)
Karin F Giusti (Rhode Island)
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Tricks Hommie Ryan (Mombasa)
Rehema Katite (Mombasa)
Ralph Overbeck
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Rachel Zitin (Rome)
Sandy Humby
David Ralph Lewis
Hoda Mazloomian
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Responding to the pandemic lockdown last year in Feb 2021, we launched our first edition Festival.


"We travelled around the world in a digital way, until we can restart something that is in our human nature: the arts, the culture, the cinemas, the social, the travel, the discovery, the dreaming ..." - Vitor Pereira

First edition [sm]art Keystones 21 

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Artists and creatives from around the world ...

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Rachel Zitin (Rome)
Moctar Datt (Dakar)
Victor Pereira
Gero Cacciatore (Torino)
Melissa Hekkers
Janet Steen
Sam Grudgings
Margarita Gokun Silver (Boston)
Mellisa Felix (USA / UK)
Niaz Maleknia (Theran)
Davina Johnson
Ingrid Christensen (Christchurch)
Graham Hofmann (Gubbio)
Rosie McGurran
Teresa Albor (Dhaka)
Ina Nico
Karin F Giusti (Rhode Island)
Melissa Chartan (London)
Zara Siddique (Cardiff)
Riccrdo Meneghini
Max Blumberg (Cape Town)
Ingrid Taro (Milano)
Elina Lenga (Mombasa)
Rehema Katite (Mombasa)
Tasha Hunter (North Carolina)
Juliette Geissler (Paris)
Ralph Overbeck

Click anywhere on the map and travel with the artists!

... co-creating to an amplified audience!


Dedicated to arts and culture. Be inspired by [sm]art artists and creatives. Because the world needs them now more than ever!

Hosted by

Casale Flaminia

in smart association with

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We are grateful for the ongoing support of our international community of art collectors, curators, artists, friends, patrons, and sponsors, grazie mille!

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We make it easy for international collectors and art lovers to visit our exhibitions anytime, anywhere, with curators's choice sold at zero commission!

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Our artists are giving back by voluntarily donating 15% from the proceeds of curator's choice artworks  to support creative initiatives such as Open Calls.

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The ongoing support of our friends, patrons, and sponsors is vital to the running of Open Call Residencies, Exhibitions, and Festivals.

- Curator's Choice
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- Curator's Choice -

Curator's Choice of original artworks:


  • Original artworks for art locers and collectors.

  • Limited Giglée editions signed by the artist.

  • Public site specific art ready to be commissioned.

  • Exhibition Spaces in Virtual and True Reality.

Free of Commission!


We are thrilled to announce our first selection of  Curator's Choice!


Curator's Choice!

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Curator's Choice!


Curator's Choice!

Click on the artists above to browse Curator's Choice of original collection of artworks free of commission! 

Curator's Choice [sm]art Books!


Jimmi Sandham with his debut novel Impeccable.


An exquisitely written, original British crime thriller, providing insight into a world of drugs, crime, and unlicensed boxing, combined with the desperate struggles of chronic illness. Readers and journalists love Impeccable. The crime thriller Impeccable by shares territory with Breaking Bad and Trainspotting.


The Bible II by Sam J. Grudgings – Out Now!

A defiant splatterpunk body horror on the Inneracy of theological doctrine, in the context of recovery, addiction, death & grieving. A kind of reverent aching. A glorious descent into havok & profanity. Exploring what god is to an addict, The Bible II is a gory, surreal How-Not-To-Guide for alcoholics coming to terms with their own saviour complex in absence of traditional methods of recovery.

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Amir's Blue Elephant by Melissa Hekkers.

Melissa Hekkers recounts her footsteps as she joins the journey of thousands of refugees seeking safety in Europe. Pushing the boundaries of creative non-fiction, Hekkers recreates the moments that marked her the most whilst volunteering in refugee camps in Lesvos, Greece, and during her ongoing involvement with the refugee community in Cyprus. Told through the eyes of a woman struggling to understand the realities asylum seekers are thrown into, this is the story of people fighting for the fragile right to freedom and liberty, the right to life itself.

Curators's Choice [sm]art Artworks and [sm]art Books, © 2021-2022. All rights reserved.

- Artists Giving Back!

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Artists Giving Back is built on the foundation of creative democracy. Our artists are giving back to their community by voluntarily donating 15% to Open Call from the proceeds of Curator's Choice - sold at zero commission. 

Giving back enables us to become self-funding, collectively making a significant contribution towards the running of our Open Call Residencies, international Exhibitions, and annual Festivals.

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Artists Giving Back is built on the foundations of creative democracy, championed by our artists, curators, and hosts. 

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- Friends & Patrons
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- Friends & Patrons -

In recognition of the support of our Friends & Patrons, we offer a number of benefits, however, the most significant benefit is supporting the development of our activities itself which are built on a foundation of creative democracy. Our activities are carefully curated by a body of creatives comprised of artists, academics, and cultural leaders across disciplines.

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Our Friends & Patrons - together making a difference!