About

Fondazione Solares Suisse

Solares Suisse Foundation, no-profit cultural company based in Lugano, Switzerland, founded in 2013, is engaged in all-round cultural production, blending together cinema, figurative arts, music and theatre.

Alessandro Lo Monaco

Alessandro Lo Monaco was born in Milan in a cold day of January. He produced Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) by Wim Wenders, Hair 35mm by Alessandro Molinari, Evviva Giuseppe (2017, nominated in the category "Best documentary 2018" by the Accademia del Cinema italiano Premi David di Donatello) by Stefano Consiglio, he co-produced The World's Smallest Army (2015) by Gianfranco Pannone. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Lomocubes. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1991.

Samanta Gandolfi Branca

Samanta Gandolfi Branca studied art and cinema at the University of Fine Arts Brera in Milan. In December 2011 she founded the independent film production company Célestes Images based in Lugano Switzerland. In 2012 she produced and presented the video installation "Burqa Boxers" directed by Alka Raghuram at the Locarno film festival. 2011-2012 – She produced “ Elena un giorno d’estate” by Mateo Zoni. In 2015 she produced “L’esercito più piccolo del mondo “ by Gianfranco Pannone and Hair 35mm by Alessandro Molinari. In 2017 she produced “Evviva Giuseppe” by Stefano Consiglio nominated at David of Donatello award 2018. In 2018 she produced “Pope Francis- A Man of his word”.

Andrea Gambetta

A producer of feature films and documentaries, as well as being the President of Solares Fondazione delle Arti, an institution recognised by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture active in the production of multimedia events, exhibitions and films. He has organised many events at the above facility with the participation of renowned directors and artists.

Massimiliano Di Liberto

Producer, executive producer, designer of contemporary art shows and multimedia events in Valencia (Spain), Thessaloniki (GR), Saint Etienne, Paris (Fra), New York (US), Busan (KR), Milan, Rome, Naples (Italy) and many other venues. Producer of feature films and documentaries, active in the production of multimedia. Organization of many events with the participation of renowned artists and directors.

Harold Doley III

Harold E. Doley, III is Managing Principal at The Lugano Group Incorporated which he co-founded in 1995. From New Orleans and New York City, the firm focuses on financial opportunities and capital markets development in emerging and frontier markets with a concentration on Africa and the Caribbean Basin. President George W. Bush appointed him to the board of directors at the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York for a term from 2003 until 2006.  Mr. Doley has been an advisor to former New York Governor George E. Pataki and previous New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. He played a key role in organizing the World Cultural Economic Forum (WCEF) which was initiated by the Mayor of New Orleans.

Via Pietro Peri 4
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