CRIPTA747 Residency Programme takes place at CRIPTA747's headquarters, an industrial building located in Barriera di Milano, a working-class neighbourhood that holds together different souls, such as art insititutions, clubbing, social projects and craft. Following the city's vocation for an artistic and cultural model focused on research and production processes, CRP provides artists, curators and researchers with the opportunity to live and work in Turin while developing individual projects and immersing themselves in the region's creative environment. The project aims at implementing and rethinking new strategies in research and artistic practices, refocusing the attention into the production processes whether the outcome is a work-in-progress, an event, or an exhibition. Through a fellowship programme it favours artists' mobility, fosters exchange between local and foreign artists, and supports both material and conceptual production. CRP allows the establishing long-term relationships with artists and introducing audiences to international issues. The programme is accompanied by events, talks and participatory workshops that let audiences engage directly with the artists and their work. An international scientific board of curators, artists and directors of selected European art institutions will discuss the annual focus of the residency and select the final proposal shortlisted by CRIPTA747 team. At the end of the residency the fellows are invited to present the results of their researches through an open studio. The opening of the places dedicated to the artistic production offers to the public, as well as the artists involved, the unique opportunity to see and discuss issues and processes related to the investigation carried out during the months of the residency. CRIPTA747 encourages opening of the on-going research and creation places throught participation programmes and public events.
Alessio Antoniolli is the Director of Gasworks, London, where he leads a programme of artists residencies, exhibitions and educational projects, working primarily with emerging UK and international artists. Alessio is also the Director of Triangle Network, a global network of artists and grass-roots organisations. He is involved in managing, fundraising and strategic planning for the Network, as well as working with new partners on developing projects such as residencies and artists' workshops.
He is since 2007 director of the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, where he curated – among others – shows by David Lamelas, Ryan Gander, Mariana Castillo Deball, Hassan Khan, Petrit Halilaj, Sylvia Sleigh, Dani Gal, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Jill Magid, Andrea Büttner or the group exhibition «The Darknet». In 2011 he was artistic coordinator of ILLUMInations, the 54th edition of the Biennale di Venezia and co-editor of the catalogue and in 2013 he curated the Swiss Pavillion at the same biennial. He contributed to various magazines (Kunst-Bulletin, Frieze, Art-Review, Parkett), published in catalogues and edited several publications like PSYOP Post 9/11 Leaflets and CEAU (both with Christoph Büchel). He is President of of the Swiss Federal Art Commission and member of the board of the Istituto Svizzero in Rome. He currently lives and works between Zurich and St.Gallen.
Eva Fabbris is a curator and art historian. She obtained a Ph.D. in Humanities from the Universita’ degli Studi di Trento. She's member of the Curatorial and Research Department of Fondazione Prada in Milan.
From 2013 to 2016 she coordinated Back to the Future, a section of Artissima fair in Turin. She curated solo and group exhibitions for international institutions, among which the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco in Montecarlo, la galerie de l’erg in Brussels, Triennale di Milano and Fondazione Morra in Naples. Previously, she was curatorial assistant at Museion in Bolzano, adjunct curator at Galleria Civica in Trento, co-curator at Kaleidoscope Project Space, with Michele D’Aurizio. She contributes to Mousse Magazine, L'Officiel and Flash Art.
Diogo Evangelista, 1984. Portugal
Diogo Evangelista lives and works in Lisbon. With a multidisciplinary practice, his work revolves around themes of desire and transformation, exploring the animist potential that the human imagination has to appropriate concepts, images, and environments. Evangelista graduated in Fine Arts from the Lisbon University School of Fine Arts in 2008.
Recent exhibitions include: Space of Flows (ZDB, Lisbon, 2017) Greater than the Sum (DRAF, London, 2017) Utopia/Dystopia (MAAT, Lisbon, 2017), The Eighth Climate (What Does Art Do?) (11th Gwangju Biennale, 2016), Hyperconnected (5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, 2016), Matter Fictions (Berardo Collection Museum , Lisbon, 2016), Magician's Right Hand, (Futura, Prague, 2016) and Hybridize or Disappear (Museu do Chiado – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, 2015). Grotto-Heavens (CAC, Vilnius, 2014). BES Revelação (Serralves Museum, Oporto, Portugal, 2014).
Viktorija Rybakova, 1989. Lithuania
Viktorija Rybakova was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and works as an artist and architect. Her artistic practice began as a choreographed paper architecture that opened up the world of senses and sciences. She is interested in the body that has to offer its warmth bridging the world that we are for together. At the moment she is working with neuroscience research, history of eroticism, involving politically engaged study of human body and decoding the languages we speak through a thorough exploration of the living tissues.
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Fanny Gonella works as the artistic director of the Künstlerhaus Bremen since 2014. There she organized solo exhibitions with Henning Fehr and Philipp Rühr, Lina Hermsdorf, Margaret Honda, Marie Angeletti, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Armando Andrade Tudela, Nadira Husain and Tomaso De Luca, but also group exhibitions revolving around the extension of public space in the digital realm, female role ascriptions and spaces of action, and self-representation and economies of desire from a work by Lynda Benglis, among others. She worked previously as a curator at the Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, where she organized exhibitions by Claire Hooper, Timur Si-Qin, Anna Virnich, Ed Atkins and Luca Frei. In 2013, she was awarded the "Independant Curators International New York“ research grant from the Institut Français in cooperation with ICI. After her studies of art history at the Ecole du Louvre and at the Sorbonne Paris I, she worked at the Hamburger Kunsthalle in the realm of a French-German exchange program. In Berlin she worked for the gallery neugerriemschneider and co-founded the project space Korridor. She was part of the curatorial programm *Kurator in Rapperswil, Switzerland and curated exhibitions in Vienna, Copenhagen, Paris and Tel Aviv.
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João Laia is curator and writer with a background in social sciences, film theory and contemporary art. Recent exhibitions include Transmissions from the Etherspace (2017) at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D (2016) at MMOMA - Moscow Museum of Modern Art, V International Biennial of Young Art and Hybridize or Disappear (2015) at MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon and Paços do Concelho in Porto. In 2014 he was in the curatorial residency of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and in Barcelona co-founded the project space The Green Parrot. Other selected projects held at Videoex, Zürich, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Videobrasil / SESC in São Paulo and DRAF - David Roberts Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation, South London Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery, in London. He is a regular contributor of Mousse magazine and has written for frieze, Spike Art Quarterly and Flash Art, among others.
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Caterina Riva is a curator and writer. She studied in Italy and in London, where she founded with Francesco Pedraglio and Pieternel Vermoortel the project space FormContent in 2007. With FormContent she organised exhibitions, performances and publications, working closely with artists. Between 2011 and 2014 she moved to Auckland, New Zealand to direct Artspace NZ, where she implemented a new artistic and curatorial programme, responsive to the local context and inviting artists from overseas. In 2016, while curator in residence at La Galerie CAC, Noisy-le-Sec/Paris she presented the group show “Les Limbes” and managed the programme of RIVIERA bookshop, hosted at the Istituto Svizzero in Milan. She is Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore within LA SALLE College of the Arts.
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