Simonetta Mignano is a curator and artist primarily working in participatory practices using different mediums. Her work is often characterized by extensive investigations conducted at slow pace, approaching experiential-based learning, dialogical and collaborative processes. She is the founder of Bivy (Anchorage, Alaska), a contemporary art gallery intersecting contemporary art and craft through exhibitions, performances and other practices, and the co-founder of the School of Nonfunctional Studies, an open, informal and experimental school project based on process, presence and awareness (USA/Italy). She is a certified Deep Listening® teacher. She lives and works in Anchorage, Alaska.