Congratulations to SACI's 2018 MFA in Photography, MFA in Studio Art, and MFA in Communication Design Graduates!
On April 23rd, the SACI community convened in the center of Florence to celebrate the 2018 MFA Commencement Ceremony for the graduates of the MFA in Studio Art, MFA in Photography, and MFA in Communication Design programs. The day was full of events commemorating the achievements of this talented group of artists and designers.
The commencement ceremony was held at Palazzo Medici Riccardi following the MFA in Communication Design Graduating Student Exhibition, There Is No There There, at Caffé Letterario Le Murate and the SACI MFA in Studio Art & MFA in Photography Graduating Student Exhibition, Penombra, at Galleria Il Ponte. The ceremony took place in the Sala Luca Giordano – a magnificent, mirrored hall adorned with frescoes completed by Luca Giordano between 1682 and 1685. Many family members and friends of the graduates were in attendance, as well as SACI students, staff, faculty, and board members. The event was live streamed on the SACI Facebook page, where it can still be viewed.
The ceremony began with a welcome from SACI President Steven Brittan and a video presentation of the candidates speaking of their work and experiences studying at in Florence.
Filipe Rocha da Silva (MFA in Studio Art Director), Daria Filardo (MFA in Studio Art Seminar Instructor), Romeo Di Loreto (MFA in Photography Co-Director), Jacopo Santini (MFA in Photography Co-Director), Camilla Torna (MFA in Communications Design Director) then offered in-depth reflections on the individual graduating students and their diverse practices. Following these reflections, photographer George Tatge, this year’s keynote speaker, delivered a poignant and timely reflection on what it means to be a creative in today’s world and the ultimate importance of this calling.
SACI President Steven Brittan then awarded the degrees to the 2018 graduates, followed by a reception.
2018 MFA Graduates:
Jay Dexter, MFA Studio Art
Victoria Jane Elizabeth Hodge, MFA Studio Art
Lindsey K. Johnson, MFA Studio Art
Cocoa Laney, MFA Photography
Jane Mason, MFA Studio Art
Maria Khalid Nissan, MFA Studio Art
Margareta Sköld, MFA Photography
Alexandra Wong, MFA Communication Design
Congratulations to the 2018 MFA in Photography, MFA in Studio Art, and MFA in Communication Design graduates!