Michele Ciacciofera (CRF 2016), part of the CRF Advisory Council, was born in Sardinia and raised in Palermo. He explores existential themes of utopia and human environmental impact via sculpture, photography, drawing and painting. His inquiries often begin with a nexus found in the crosscurrents of languages, literatures, and histories. He also spent years exploring questions relating to torture, legal and extra-legal imprisonment. The artist is currently represented by Vitamin Creative Space, Voice Gallery, and Michel Rein.