Emma Coccioli studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, whilst also pursuing her interest in music. She began her professional career as a production secretary in the film industry, before shifting her focus to the world of contemporary art. Since then, she has worked for several art galleries in Milan. Inspired by the evocative power of art, Coccioli’s research was driven by a need to develop a working relationship with esteemed artists from across the world. Animae is the result of these exchanges between Coccioli and the artists in question. By answering this need, Coccioli has also been able to contribute to the promotion and support of the artists’ work.