Richard Castelli is the founder and director of Epidemic and is the curator of several exhibitions among others in Berlin (Haus der Berliner Festspiele in 2005, Martin-Gropius-Bau in 2007-2008), in Shanghai (Zendai MoMA 2006 and 2008, Sculpture Art Centre 2007, Science and Technology Museum 2008), in Roma (three exhibitions in the context of Romaeuropa, the last one in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Roma MACRO 2010), in Istanbul (Borusan Foundation, 2010 and 2011) and in USA..
He is also the producer of different artists: Jean Michel Bruyère, Du Zhenjun, Dumb Type, Granular Synthesis, Kurt Hentschläger, Ulf Langheinrich, Robert Lepage, Édouard Lock (1997-2009), Shiro Takatani and Saburo Teshigawara.
He produced or co-produced several 360°, immersive, interactive or stereoscopic films or installations by Jean Michel Bruyère, Du Zhenjun, Robert Lepage, Jeffrey Shaw & Sarah Kenderdine, Saburo Teshigawara.
As filmmaker, he directed several short and medium size films broadcast on many international TV Channels and got several awards including Golden Award of Rio de Janeiro Music Film Festival (Brazil) and 1st prize of Estavar Festival (Spain).
From 1999 to 2007, Richard Castelli was the Senior Curator of Lille 2004 Cultural Capital of Europe. Besides the activities related to this fonction, he personnally curated exhibitions as Cinemas of the Future, Robots !, Microfolies, Du Côté de Chez… (with Peter Greenaway, Chiharu Shiota, Erwin Redl) and initiated the urban installations of Jaquemarts and Féeries urbaines (Mézières’s Path of the Stars, Inversed Forest and Bamboo Invasion).