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Simone Ferrari is a Show Director and Creative Director whose work focuses on the interplay between physical theatre, new technologies, video, and set design.

Simone has been appointed Creative Director for X Factor Italy (Sky Uno) in 2018. His first season of X Factor received critical acclaim, and was defined as “the season which has elevated show standards in Italy with a superbe mise en scene and design” (Corriere della Sera).

Simone became the youngest director in the world to design an Olympic Ceremony in 2017 with “Wondrous Wind”, the Closing Ceremony of the Asian Aimag Games produced by BWS.

His experience at Balich Worldwide Shows, a world leader in the field of live entertainment, as Director of the Creative Department and Creative Director has allowed him to grow as a professional and as an artist, working in some of the most complex and challenging environments in the world of entertainment.

With a past as a musician and performer and with a deep sensitivity towards the contemporary art, Simone Ferrari loves to mix different languages to create shows that blend art and entertainment.

Multidisciplinarity and a sharing attitude are the center of his work; he loves creating synergies between different artists and offering the opportunity to all the talents involved in the creative process to express themselves at their best and with the maximum level of freedom.


Rolling Stone

Behind the scenes with Simone Ferrari

GQ Magazine - September 2018

 Interview with Simone Ferrari

Corriere Della Sera - August 2018

Il nuovo direttore artistico Simone Ferrari: «Cambierò X Factor»

Wired Italy, October 2017

The youngest Olympic Ceremony Director is Italian

Design Wanted, March 2018

Interview: Building Memories Before They Take Place

Inside The Games, September 2017

Simone Ferrari Promises spectacular send-off.


Innovation Garden 2019

L'arte di meravigliare il mondo. 

Millenium Bug Podcast

Guest of the Podcast "Millenium Bug"from Caffè Design, the n.1 Italian podcast about Design. 

TedX Varese, November 2017

Cosa muove la Bellezza (What moves Beauty?)