Filippo Tattoni-Marcozzi is an international art advisor and curator, with experience in building private and public collections, non-profit organizations, fundraising, event management, media relations, publishing, and brand development. As a gallery and foundation manager, he curated exhibitions, auctions, managed acquisitions, press and museum relations, and consulted on overall strategy and operations. He has contributed to articles and international publications on art, design, fashion and travel. Filippo is currently participating in the U.S. State Department’s Exchange Visitor Program to broaden understanding of the values, culture and customs of the people of the United States. He also advises young artists, private and corporate collectors, and develops projects for fashion and design brands and property development projects.
Filippo made his name internationally as curator of the GossMichael Foundation in Dallas, Texas. He first became involved in the project in 2005 when he helped George Michael and Kenny Goss found the Goss Gallery; an international contemporary art gallery. Filippo then spent the next six years developing the gallery into the renowned GossMichael Foundation, transforming the space into a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and fostering young British artists in the USA. During this time, Filippo curated solo shows with Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin, Michael Craig-Martin, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Sarah Lucas and Marc Quinn amongst others.
A native of Teramo, Italy; Filippo studied in Rome until the age of 19. He then moved to London to work at Christie’s Auction House and study for a degree in history of art at the Courtauld Institute. After graduation, he spent five years as manager of Tim Jefferies’ Hamiltons Gallery in London, developing a reputation for being one of the world’s foremost photography experts.
Since leaving the GossMichael Foundation in 2010, Filippo has continued to work as a private advisor, assisting major private collectors around the world. His clients have included HRH Queen Rania of Jordan, musicians George Michael and Sir Elton John, corporate collections such as Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs and fashion brands Clark’s and Ferragamo. Filippo also sits on the judges’ panel of the Black and White Spider Photography Award and is a fundraiser advisor to The Philip Johnson Glass House in CT, The Dupont Underground in DC, The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, The Halo Trust and The Terence Higgins Trust.