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It is open at the Ex opificio Villa dei Cedri Valdobbiadene, Italy the solo exhibition by Paolo del Giudice.

Featuring some of his works realized in interiors since 1985 the exhibition will be open until Juy 23rd, 2023.

More info can be found here

Below you can download Paolo del Giudice’s catalog

Open Call on the topic Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis

The call is open to representatives of the cultural and creative sectors and other relevant sectors (professional organisations, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, European networks, foundations, think tanks, private organisations, etc.) with relevant expertise on the topic Culture and Creative Sectors and Industries driving Green Transition and facing the Energy Crisis.

Organisations applying must be based in one of the 27 EU Member States.

 Please read this framework paper by the expert Dr Kirsten Dunlop before filling in the application. 

More info can be found on Voices of Culture

squeeze it contest 2023. Trieste Contemporanea

triestecontemporanea. dialogues with the art of central eastern europe is pleased to announce the fourth edition of the SQUEEZE IT competition.

The contest asks to artists and young professionals under the age of 30, born in the EU countries and in the CEI member states, to squeeze their talent and work at the crossroads of three creative languages: Visual Arts, Digital Technology and Theatre.

The competition is officially open, and all participants will have the chance to win the online squeeze it award and/or the Franco Jesurun Award.
The finalists, and the winner of the squeeze it online award, will attend a 3-day workshop and mentorship in Trieste, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, held by a qualified and international network of professionals.

The winner of the Franco Jesurun Award selected by the jury will have the unique opportunity to be directed by Vladimir Nikolić (Last solo exhibition: Walking With Water, Pavilion Serbia, 59th Venice Biennale, 2022).

More info at squeeze it contest 2023

Create the Future 

A report on the International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts held by TransCulturalExchange in Boston, USA.

Many thanks to Climate Cultures and Editor Mark Goldthorpe for publishing the article.

You can read the full article on ClimateCultures .

ALP : The Power of the Element by Anna Drozd-Tutaj

“The power of the element” by Anna Drozd-Tutaj

The Power of the Element
Linearity and simplicity are the characteristics of The Power of the Element by Anna Drozd-Tutaj, whose installation was awarded by the judges of the 16th edition of Arte Laguna Prize.

Read the article in Italian by Emma Drocco on Exibart

Arte Laguna Prize Exhibition – Opening

The collective exhibition of Arte Laguna Prize is back in the iconic spaces of the Arsenale Nord in Venice, presents the finalists of the 16th and 17th edition. During the evening you can enjoy the live performances and take part in the Award Ceremony.

Get your free ticket here

Art Aia – Creatives In Residence is pleased to promote Arte Laguna Prize

Art Aia – Creatives is glad to promote Arte Laguna Prize, an international art competition open to multiple disciplines – visual, performing, multimedia, landscape and digital arts – for the enhancement of contemporary art and the mapping of its current state. It was created in 2006 to give the opportunity to art talents, more or less young, to emerge, to be noticed by the general public and by the jury composed of important names in the contemporary art scene, as well as to allow a democratic comparison between international artists .

The virtuous circle of Foundations, Museums, Galleries, Residences and Spaces for Art, Made in Italy Companies and International Brands, allows the realization of special projects and concrete opportunities for growth and momentum for the professional career of artists.

Since 2022 our founder Giovanni Morassutti, is among the ambassadors of the Arte Laguna Prize, disseminating opportunities for artists at an international level. 

Applications to Special Prizes to collaborate with the international partners are still open until December 22.

Apply here !

TransCultural Exchange’s 2022 International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts

Art Aia – Creatives In Residence’ founder Giovanni Morassutti has been invited by the TransCultural Exchange to speak at the Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts which will take place in Boston Massachusetts on November 2022.

Giovanni Morassutti during Climate Change Theatre Action in 2021.

Morassutti will focus on environmental, and sustainable art practices providing artists direct access to understanding Climate Change via artist in residence programme.
The afternoon session will take place on Sunday November 6th from 2:15 – 4:00 pm and it will be moderated by Jane D. Marsching, Arts, Professor and Sustainability Fellow, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Other presentes include Julian Calleros, Founder, ACRAR, Anima Casa Rural Artists in Residency, Mexico, Janeil Engelstad, Founding Director, Make Art with Purpose; Embedded Artist, Institute of Innovation and Global Engagement, University of Washington, Gordon Knox, Founder, WEAVE: Ecology-based International Learning Spaces, and Ute Meta Bauer, International Curator; Professor, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University; and Founding Director of the NTU CCA Singapore.

More information here

Soul market.

Clowning on economical issues

Iika Hartikainen rehearsing Soulmarket in the Art Aia Rehearsal Space

Art Aia – Creatives In Residence is pleased to welcome the art project Soul Market by Iika Hartikainen and Sinikka Lumiluoto.

Performances of the project
First edition of Soul Market was inspired by the global economy, its theories and effects on everyone’s lives.

For the performance the artists studied their own habits of consuming and were living in a shared and circular economy. Performance about consumerism in the form of an economic conference took place in an amphi theatre in Espoo, Finland, June 2021.

Iika Hartikainen and Sinikka Lumiluoto are a duo of professionals in clowning and physical theatre based in Helsinki, Finland who have met met in a clown course organized by 2015 Theatre Metamorfoosi and directed by Giovanni Fusetti which led to MetaCLOWNS solo nights in 2016 in Helsinki. The MetaClowns project focused on solo and themed work. They were also interested in applying clowning in semi-public spaces together with another art form. With the support of the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation Iika and Sinikka created the Expert Touring performance concept in 2019 at the Kerava Art and Museum Center and made different versions in several other art museums in Finland.

Artist Mary Bluestocking Highlights Russian War Crimes by Reproducing Mariupol Plea for Mercy

Video still from “дети II” / “Deti II”.
Multimedia installation with video
component, by Mary Bluestocking, March 19th, 2022. Italy.

Mary Bluestocking is a Latvian-American contemporary artist who is currently producing multi- media work focused on the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Bluestocking’s first major work as part of her For Ukraine project, is the large-scale installation “дети II” / “Deti II” (Russian for “Children II”), which is a recreation of the writing on the ground at theater/shelter in Mariupol, Ukraine which was shelled by the Russians on March 16th. Even now, hundreds are believed to still be trapped. The “Deti II” installation by Bluestocking included a drone video recording. A short-version of the video was posted on social media and is meant to serve, currently, as a vigil to the victims of Russia’s attack on the theater. The Deti series is ultimately meant as a narrative body, in direct opposition to the Russian administration’s own narrative of being “rescuers” of the Ukrainian people from “genocidal fascists”. The series pinpoints and emphasizes the critical detail of the Mariupol theater scene which makes it plain to see that Putin and his administration are guilty of war crimes. The series seeks to raise awareness among those confused by the mixed messaging, censorship and disinformation in the media and it calls for acknowledgement that Putin and his administration are guilty of war crimes. “Dety II” was conceived, and executed at Art Aia – Creatives In Residence – an art center in the Comune of Sesto al Reghena in the North-Eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, where Bluestocking is currently doing an art residency until March 27th.
Since the publication of “Dety II” on instagram, Facebook and Youtube on March 19th, “dety” pieces by other artists, featuring the word in Cyrrilic, writ large on the ground have begun to appear around the world, such as a “dety” piece at the square of the Czech National Theatre in Prague on March 22nd by a number of people including Oldřich Morys, and another “dety” piece which appeared on March 24th, at the Palace of Culture and Science, Warsaw by the Dramatyczny Kolektyw . The nature of the connection between these later, “dety” – installations and Bluestocking’s is yet unknown.

More about Mary Bluestocking:

Bluestocking holds a bachelor of fine art in visual art from the State University of New York, Purchase College, School of Visual Arts, USA and a master of arts in international migration and ethnic relations from Malmö, University, Sweden. She has observed five Ukrainian elections as an international
observer in the regions of Kyiv, Cherkasy, Dnipro and Khmelnytskyi.

Instagram: @marybluestocking

La Mezzadria (the history of Sharecropping)

Available on Google Arts & Culture artworks, artifacts, and interviews about agriculture and the history of Metayage. 

La Mazzadria. Arturo Faldi

Google Arts & Culture has recently added to its repertoire an online exhibition on sharecropping, which tells the main features through the history of an ancient agricultural center in the northeast Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia. The system of sharecropping (The Italian mezzadria) was a type of land ownership where the farmer (sharecropper) used the land of an owner (proprietor) receiving a part of the products, usually half. The exhibition recounts these years both from the point of view of the proprietors such as the Morassutti family that during the 20th century in Friuli Venezia Giulia represented a typical family of landowners stipulating sharecropping contracts and from that of the sharecroppers’ thanks to a series of interviews, historical images, and texts that summarize the modalities of this type of agricultural contract. The exhibition aims to highlight the different parts, also investigating the figure of the so-called “Padroni ” (landlords). Historical photos, a clip of a 1984 news report kindly granted by the historical archives of the Istituto Luce, images of original artifacts such as the colonial booklet, a key element for the management of income, make up a story that, thanks to the new, immersive way of Google Arts & Culture to experience art, history, and culture brings the viewer to experience the history and culture of a world that may seem distant but that, after all, dates back less than 50 years. 

Giovanni Morassutti, creator of the exhibition and founder of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence, partner of the online platform wants to raise reflections on the model of collaboration that characterized Italy during the last century, underlining how the sense of sharing and collaboration between the families of sharecroppers and in some cases also between proprietors and sharecroppers represents a value to be inspired even today. “The Mezzadria has always intrigued me,” Morassutti says. “I think it’s important to talk about it openly, also to be able to confront its dynamics, each with his own experience. 

The exhibition also recounts the transition of the spaces of the agricultural center into cultural spaces dedicated to the development of the creative process, as testified in a brief interview by John Strasberg, son of Lee Strasberg, Morassutti’s teacher and long-time collaborator, who spent periods at the Friulian agricultural center teaching acting to actors from all over Europe. 

Finally, the farmyard, intended as a place of meeting and aggregation, represents the fulcrum of the exhibition and invites the viewer to reflect on the importance of creating opportunities for exchange and sharing in a natural context where you can establish contact with simple things.

Discover the online exhibition here

Art Aia – Studios

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is launching a new project.

ART AIA STUDIOS creates new possibilities for collaboration among thinkers of all fields.
At the moment, the studios are focused on the teaching of the Method and the Organic Creative Process to actors, directors, and writers.

The Institute is dedicated to the development of each student’s individual creative process. You will learn how to be inspired and how to transform yourself into another character maintaining your truth as a human being. We will help you to find your way to get spontaneously involved in the context of the play or the film script and we will strengthen your determination as an artist which is the most important quality if you want to make your dreams come through.

For more information go to Art Aia Studios

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: Corte della Maestà – TIMELESS RETREAT in Civita di Bagnoregio.

Open call for artist in an ancient residence in Civita di Bagnoregio, an astonishing hilltop village in central Italy.

Civita  di Bagnoregio – Photo from Wikimedia Commons

An inspiring retreat run by Italian psychologist Paolo Crepet and his wife Cristiana Melis where to relax, create and experience an unforgettable residency program.

For more information visit Corte della Maestà also on Instagram.

Strasberg legacy . An Online Exhibition on Google Arts & Culture.

In collaboration with Giovanni Morassutti, Google Arts & Culture has created an online exhibition on the history and particularities of the Stanislavskij and Strasberg method.

The Actors Studio. Drawing by Jill Gill

Read the full article in Italian on Eco del Cinema .


 From September 28 until October 10th at Siam1838 located at via Santa Marta 18 in Milan, Giovanni Morassutti, founder of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence, will present its latest projects to the public.

The project 5VIE D’N’A Design ‘n’ Art for a better world, is a schedule of events, produced and organized by 5VIE. The event will take place from September 28th to October 10th 2020 in the historical center of Milan in “hybrid” mode: live between the streets of the district and online through a new digital platform designed to make the 5VIE network even smarter. Different types of actors will take part in the digital project: exhibitors (about one hundred designers, artists, gallerists, restaurateurs, shopkeepers, artisans…), national and international cultural realities (museums, institutions, artist residences, cultural and research institutes), digital ambassadors and finally visitors who will be able to live an even more innovative and engaging experience thanks to the gamification component inserted in the platform that makes the fruition a fresh and enjoyable experience.

Check out the event in Italian on Eventbrite and in English on Artrabbit.

An International artist residency in intriguing borderland Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency near the comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. 

The Region is almost completely unknown to tourists even though it is a beautiful place to explore especially for its landscapes, from mountains like the stunning Dolomites, lakes, vineyards to the Adriatic coastline. 

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is also rich in culture, cuisine, and architectural style of its pretty towns. The International art residency is located inside a farm immersed in the nature of the Friulan territory and its aims are the cultural research and the artistic experimentation by hosting artists from all over the world allowing them to focus on the development of their creative process.

Read the full article on Hardcore Italians

Hello World. A powerful gesture of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Art Aia is very pleased to collaborate with  non-profit organization TransCultural Exchange in Hello World, an international project which represents a powerful gesture of global solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

TransCultural Exchange (TCE) is a non-profit organization whose stated mission is “to foster a greater understanding of world cultures through large-scale global projects, artist exchanges and, most notably, a biennale International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts.” TransCultural Exchange was founded by Mary Sherman in 1989.

More on Wikipedia.

“Below is a link to Hello World, an international project, where artists throughout the world have submitted art works to share with all of us. We hope you enjoy this gesture of goodwill and solidarity from our colleagues around the globe.

Please find more info about the project on TransCultural Exchange.

Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition.

Art Aia – Creatives/ In / Residence has been invited by Nongyuan International Art Village to cooperate on an international art project: Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition. Artists, designers, art students or groups, art lovers from various disciplines all over the world are welcome to send their art pieces related to the theme of Coronavirus. Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition is an Online Exhibition that will be updated regularly on Nongyuan International Art Village official website.

Here an intro from NY20 :

“In the beginning of 2020, the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19)
makes great impacts on China. But Chinese people are united and
determined to fight against the COVID-19 and, thankfully, continue
receiving help and support from many other countries.
With the rapid development of modern society, the world is closely
connected. Globalization obliges the international community to bear and
contemplate various challenges together. Like other disasters or issues,
virus outbreak is a challenge not the only country faces; while fighting
against the virus is to fight with fate for a better life, the mutual wish of
Instant measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak, by China,
stabilizes the domestic situation, which earns appreciation but also
misunderstanding. Some exaggerated rhetoric and prejudices try to
disturb the public opinion. However, we should realize that when human
beings are confronted with same suffering, misunderstandings will only
make people suffer more and warmth is what we all need.
Art is like a kind of medicine, relieving pains and creating warmth for
people who are suffering; meanwhile, it is a tool, which can be used to
record, express, communicate, encourage and reflect in difficulties,
despite of time, space, language, religion and etc… We should initiatively
use it to provide a platform for sincere, decent and humanitarian art
expression, and to embrace objective public opinion about the COVID-19,
which is why we want to start this International Online Art Exhibition.

When the coronavirus broke out, are there some people who have to
stay alone away from home, or unable to fall asleep due to panic, or
wander and feel lost? … Each individual constitute the collective society
and their life the true image of the time and event. Art should reflect its
times, which we called “empathy”. During this difficult period that
empathy is increasingly needed, is it not unnecessary for us to restore the
art into the life?
This international online art exhibition is on an independent and
nonprofit website. We call for artists and art lovers at home and abroad to
record what they know, see, feel and think since COVID-19 occurs.
We hope this will be a channel where the international art community
would know more about the epidemic situation, authentic materials for art
creation can be provided, and misunderstandings and anxieties can
relieved. We look forward to hearing about the most real thoughts and
showing the truest state of people during the outbreak. We sincerely long
to increase the possibility of communication and mutual understanding,
and let the vital function of art, warming the soul, return. In the midst of
common adversity, hope art can cross borders, truly touch the bottom of
heart, convey love and help selves and others though we’re oceans apart.”

For more information and to download the application form please click here 2020 Coantivirus International Online Art Exhibition.


Art Aia and Uronto Artist Community. An Art Exchange Program Like Never Before

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence collaborates with Artist-Led Open Collective Uronto Artist Community affiliated with Art Initiative Bangladesh-AIB. Its founder Giovanni Morassutti has been part of the selection board along with independent curator Sadya Mizan and he has co-curated the 8th and 9th Episode of the Uronto Residential Art Exchange Program. “It was a long journey by bus and when we reached the destination, it was dark all around. She came with a torch with two other young men after a while to show us the way to a small house located next to a huge pond which is going to be our residence for the next two weeks. We are here to trace the history of an unknown palace of Naogaon District. I had goose bumps in that winter evening, not because of the mist all around but owing to the thrill that was in store for us.” This is how one of the participants from the residency program shared the experience of going to a remote area with a view to exploring a 200-year-old palace (Rajbari).

Dubolhati Rajbari located in Naogaon, Bangladesh

URONTO Artist Community has been doing the job of conserving age-old heritage for a long time. They reconnect with the lost memories of forgotten places through inter-disciplinary contemporary artistic interventions. They create opportunities to share the joy of connecting to cultural histories through empowering current generations with knowledge. The ‘URONTO Residential Art Exchange Program’ is one of the major yearly initiatives they have been organizing since 2012.
For many people heritage conservation is a western approach that is limited to collecting and showcasing age-old materials in a museum. But this residency program is a unique idea for heritage conservation that came from a very young girl. While asked about the journey Sadya Mizan, the founder and director of URONTO Artists Community, said, “I visited my grandparents’ residence located in the Baul capital Kushtia for the first time when I was a student. Standing inside the house I visualized everything that I have heard during my childhood. All of a sudden I realized how art can be a strong tool for alternative conservation.” Her desire to do something noble brought in URONTO, an art exchange program that collaborates with researchers, activists, painters, sculptors, installation artists, visual artists, performance artists, photographers, musicians, sound artists, craftsmen, textile designers, writers and historians or simply anyone who connects to old architectures and can showcase their time spent there in a creative way. URONTO’s activities not only provide much-needed opportunities for Bangladeshi artists to expand their arena and collaborate with international artists, but through each residency program they create a body of alternative documentation about the history of the selected sites.
The 8th and 9th episode of the residency program was held recently at Dubolhati Rajbari located in Naogaon. This year the episodes were co-curated by Sadya Mizan and Giovanni Morassutti (Germany). Around 30 multidisciplinary artists came from 10 different countries to explore this little-known zaminder bari. The artists had their own medium to form ideas about the buildings by working on the history, differences between past and present state and other aesthetical views.
Read the full article on Daily Sun


Giovanni Morassutti is an Italian actor and theatre director graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia. He currently lives in Berlin, Germany where he also manages Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin, a project space that hosts artists from all over the world, giving them an opportunity to showcase their work. He is also the founder of Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence which is an art residency located in the countryside of northern of Italy that offers space to artists to develop their creative process within a natural setting.

Hi Giovanni , can you please tell us what is the cross-disciplinary artist residency program that you offer at Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence ?
Every summer, Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence, offers a cross-disciplinary Artist in Residence program open to international artists that culminates with an exhibiting event which is generally open to the local public.
What are your focuses as a cultural entrepreneur ?
During a broadcast interview few years ago I used this metaphor to describe my philosophy of life: “A great many drops of water will create a creek,” by which I mean that we must collaborate to make change. In my realm, I’m trying to use art practices to promote sustainability. My art residency in Italy is developing programs in order to raise audience consciousness about topics like global warming and climate change.

Art Aia -Creatives / In / Residence
Residency in sustainable practices

Please tell us about your international collaborations
Since 2018, Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence collaborates with the Arts Territory Exchange in the Residency in Sustainable Practice which is an off-shoot programme that has been formed in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA). Two artists per year have the opportunity to develop their practices in relation to ideas of ecology and sustainability by attending a one week residency at the Italian art center.
Here is an extract from the CSPA report:
Art Aia Creatives / In / Residence in Friuli provided an interesting backdrop through which to engage with ideas of sustainability extending beyond the materiality of the art world, the artists were able to visit vineyards and factories and discuss the crossovers of culture and sustainable agriculture with their host Giovanni Morassutti. Giovanni says his Art Aia residency space has its interests in ‘Creating the kind of connections between people that lead to collective civic action, political expression, community dialogue, shared cultural experiences.

And what about your partnership with Sadya Mizan, founder of URONTO ARTIST COMMUNITY in Bangladesh ?
Basically Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence collaborates with Artist-Led Open Collective Uronto Artist Community affiliated with Art Initiative Bangladesh-AIB and I have been part of the selection board along with independent curator Sadya Mizan. I have co-curated the 8th and 9th Episode of the Uronto Residential Art Exchange Program.

Dubolhati Rajbari located in Naogaon, Bangladesh

Full article on AIR

Nicole Kehrberger. Masterclass by award-winning actress. April 13-24. Berlin

Nicole Kehrberger is a German award-winning actress, aerial artist acrobat, performer, voice actor and acting teacher based in Berlin. During her career she has worked with several theatre directors from all over the world such as Antonio Latella, Joss Houben, Stefane Lebard, Wolfram Hundhammer, Naruna Kaplan de Macedo, John Mc Mullin,Jean Martin Moncéro, Peter Key, Cédric Behrel among others. In 2005 she also co-produced the UBU prize award-winning theatre production of the “Study on Medea” directed by Antonio Latella and won several awards.Nicole Keherberger total theatre international

Nicole Kehrberger has a long lasting experience on international stages and parallel to her career as a performer she is also a master teacher.

Since 1995 she has lead workshops on acrobatics and dance all over the world and from year 2000 she also started teaching acting to students from the US, Greece, Switzerland, Austria, France, Italy, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Israel, Argentina, Mexico, Australia and Germany. In 2005 she founded the theater association Totales Theater International together with artists from different artistic and national backgrounds.

In 2011 she founded her own school (International Theater Summer School) and created “The Barfuss Theater”, a theatre and performance space that she runs together with her partner Italian actor Michele Andrei.

International Theatre Summer School

Over the past 13 years she has also worked as master teacher at the Ecole Philippe Gaulier, where she had taught acting, acrobatics, dance, vocal and movement.

Nicole Kehrberger and Philippe Gaulier
Nicole Kehrberger and Philippe Gaulier teaching

In 2020 she will be teaching in Berlin one masterclass open to a maximum of 12 participants focusing on discovering each individual inner Clown .

Nicole Kehrberger
Nicole Kehrberger

“For me, every kind of existence in front of an audience begins with the body. Here I am with my whole body and mind!”  says Nicole Kehrberger that will begin her classes with intensive movement training integrating elements of acrobatics (working with the personal needs and limits of each individual), awareness, energetic dance, stretching and relaxation exercises taken from Yoga, Pilates, Shiatsu and Feldenkrais. The Masterclass will focus on discovering the sense of ridiculousness which gives tremendous freedom, ease and success on stage as well as in life. Participants will use their own personal and wonderful silliness and stupidity to be irresistibly funny. As a matter of fact everybody has his own, very personal clown which is not easy to discover. Participants will meet their inner idiot which will give them immense joy as Ms Kehrberger says : “A certain kind of human-hearted stupidity is a wonderful quality, it is a gift that is given to us by nature”.

Click on the logo below for more info about the Masterclass.

Logo International theatre summer scholl


The Inescapability of You. A photography exhibition by Shir Zilber and Ted Titus-Berlin.

The Inescapability of You. A photography exhibition by Shir Zilber and Ted Titus

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The Inescapability of You is a photography exhibition which centers on the inability of humanity to exist without each other for better or worse.

Contrasting Shir Zilber’s deeply personal work focusing on the pain that can come from connection with Ted Titus’s highly stylized work centering on the individuals inevitable trading of personal agency for connection, this show delves into our place with one another.

Opening : February 7th / 18.30 – 23.00

Saturday February 8th / 14.00 – 21.00

Sunday February 9th / 16.00 – 22.00

Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin

Turkenstrasse 19 , Wedding

U6 : Seestrasse or Reherge

The artists

Shir  Zilberstein


Israeli artist Shir  Zilberstein works within the connection of the individual to the inter-personal. How do we, through our own free will, trade freedom to the individual for the language of pleasure and pain. What are willing to trade in the tolls of negative for the affirmation of the positive? Further more what Is our common breaking point in which our own personal sense of self brings us back to hold us as an individual who can walk away from our societal connection?

Ted Titus

Californian artist Ted Titus delves headfirst into the inescapability of the other. That by the very act of our existence we are stuck in the connection that we in a way owe to our fellow being. What is the place of our agency when we feel need for validation and conflict within each other? This is work to fight for the value of the individual against our own natural inclinations.


How to Turn Your Apartment into an Art Gallery?

Big cities’ low rentals and hip arts scenes are threatened by the constant rising prices of real estate properties and apartments rent which makes it harder for artists and art spaces to survive. This phenomenon has enticed some creatives to make use of living space to host art shows and exhibitions. These alternative spaces represent a possibility to engage with art and artists outside of the making money art world and to witness a more familiar and intimate cultural experience.

We like to ask Giovanni Morassutti, Italian actor and founder of project Art Aia, who turned his apartment into an art residency and pop up gallery that hosts artists from all over the world and allows them to showcase their work in the city of Berlin


Hi Giovanni. Can you please describe Art Aia-La Dolce Berlin?

Art Aia – La Dolce Berlin is located in the site of an old Späti in the Turkish area of Wedding. The venue has an exhibiting room with a shop window and a guest room to accommodate the visiting artist while working on opening their art shows. Within the structure, there is also a bathroom, an extra sleeping room, and a kitchen. It is also the place where I live together with my partner Francesca Tasini. Since we are both into the film industry it is also an independent film production company currently specializing in documentaries and low-end narratives with themes including nature, creativity, art and gender equality.

Could you tell us what are the steps to turn an apartment or a house into a project space, art gallery or an art residency? 

First, you have to find a place that can be appropriate for such a thing. I don’t necessarily mean a white cube kind of space but you need at least a spacious room where to install the art pieces making sure that the people can look at them clearly when they come to the exhibition.

Then you want to create a website and possibly a facebook page and making sure the space is visible online.

For instance, on our website, there is a contact form where artists can apply.

Also posting open calls on the right online platforms is a good way to engage with artists. Once you start receiving applications you look at the work and if you think it is good you start to organize the exhibition. You nail down dates and then you start to promote the event. You can have a mailing list and spread the news on social networks.

Eventually, on-site, you install the show together with the artists by fulfilling their needs making sure they are not too demanding.

I would also recommend finding a good wine partner to provide exclusives refreshments at your events.

Can you tell us what triggered this idea? 

That happened in my early twenties when at my family country house in Northern Italy I had a vision of the place full of artists working on their craft. I created an art residency which is still active during the summer. It is called Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence. I started to invite, collectives and teaching artists like American drama teacher John Strasberg and photographer Mustafa Sabbagh to held masterclasses. I have noticed that there was some sort of ease that inspired the creative process… When I moved to Berlin in 2016 I decided to do something similar but in the city.

What is the best side of this project? 

Having a project space into your apartment or house saves money and gives you the freedom to put on shows and events which are not necessarily commercially oriented. Also meeting and sharing the artistic experience with other artists coming from all over the world together with the Berlin audience represents a real cultural enrichment and creates a spontaneous circuit of people and a sense of community.

Purpose of art

Art has had a great number of different functions throughout its history, making its purpose difficult to abstract or quantify to any single concept. This does not imply that the purpose of Art is “vague”, but that it has had many unique, different reasons for being created. Some of these functions of Art are provided in the following outline. The different purposes of art may be grouped according to those that are non-motivated, and those that are motivated (Lévi-Strauss).


Non-motivated functions

The non-motivated purposes of art are those that are integral to being human, transcend the individual, or do not fulfill a specific external purpose. In this sense, Art, as creativity, is something humans must do by their very nature (i.e., no other species creates art), and is therefore beyond utility.

  1. Basic human instinct for harmony, balance, rhythm. Art at this level is not an action or an object, but an internal appreciation of balance and harmony (beauty), and therefore an aspect of being human beyond utility.

    Imitation, then, is one instinct of our nature. Next, there is the instinct for ‘harmony’ and rhythm, meters being manifestly sections of rhythm. Persons, therefore, starting with this natural gift developed by degrees their special aptitudes, till their rude improvisations gave birth to Poetry. – Aristotle

  2. Experience of the mysterious. Art provides a way to experience one’s self in relation to the universe. This experience may often come unmotivated, as one appreciates art, music or poetry.

    The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. – Albert Einstein

  3. Expression of the imagination. Art provides a means to express the imagination in non-grammatic ways that are not tied to the formality of spoken or written language. Unlike words, which come in sequences and each of which have a definite meaning, art provides a range of forms, symbols and ideas with meanings that are malleable.

    Jupiter’s eagle [as an example of art] is not, like logical (aesthetic) attributes of an object, the concept of the sublimity and majesty of creation, but rather something else—something that gives the imagination an incentive to spread its flight over a whole host of kindred representations that provoke more thought than admits of expression in a concept determined by words. They furnish an aesthetic idea, which serves the above rational idea as a substitute for logical presentation, but with the proper function, however, of animating the mind by opening out for it a prospect into a field of kindred representations stretching beyond its ken. – Immanuel Kant

  4. Ritualistic and symbolic functions. In many cultures, art is used in rituals, performances and dances as a decoration or symbol. While these often have no specific utilitarian (motivated) purpose, anthropologists know that they often serve a purpose at the level of meaning within a particular culture. This meaning is not furnished by any one individual, but is often the result of many generations of change, and of a cosmological relationship within the culture.

    Most scholars who deal with rock paintings or objects recovered from prehistoric contexts that cannot be explained in utilitarian terms and are thus categorized as decorative, ritual or symbolic, are aware of the trap posed by the term ‘art’. – Silva Tomaskova

Motivated functions

Motivated purposes of art refer to intentional, conscious actions on the part of the artists or creator. These may be to bring about political change, to comment on an aspect of society, to convey a specific emotion or mood, to address personal psychology, to illustrate another discipline, to (with commercial arts) sell a product, or simply as a form of communication.

  1. Communication. Art, at its simplest, is a form of communication. As most forms of communication have an intent or goal directed toward another individual, this is a motivated purpose. Illustrative arts, such as scientific illustration, are a form of art as communication. Maps are another example. However, the content need not be scientific. Emotions, moods and feelings are also communicated through art.

    [Art is a set of] artefacts or images with symbolic meanings as a means of communication. – Steve Mithen

  2. Art as entertainment. Art may seek to bring about a particular emotion or mood, for the purpose of relaxing or entertaining the viewer. This is often the function of the art industries of Motion Pictures and Video Games.
  3. The Avant-Garde. Art for political change. One of the defining functions of early 20th-century art has been to use visual images to bring about political change. Art movements that had this goal—Dadaism, Surrealism, Russian constructivism, and Abstract Expressionism, among others—are collectively referred to as the avant-garde arts.

    By contrast, the realistic attitude, inspired by positivism, from Saint Thomas Aquinas to Anatole France, clearly seems to me to be hostile to any intellectual or moral advancement. I loathe it, for it is made up of mediocrity, hate, and dull conceit. It is this attitude which today gives birth to these ridiculous books, these insulting plays. It constantly feeds on and derives strength from the newspapers and stultifies both science and art by assiduously flattering the lowest of tastes; clarity bordering on stupidity, a dog’s life. – André Breton (Surrealism)

  4. Art as a “free zone”, removed from the action of the social censure. Unlike the avant-garde movements, which wanted to erase cultural differences in order to produce new universal values, contemporary art has enhanced its tolerance towards cultural differences as well as its critical and liberating functions (social inquiry, activism, subversion, deconstruction …), becoming a more open place for research and experimentation.
  5. Art for social inquiry, subversion and/or anarchy. While similar to art for political change, subversive or deconstructivist art may seek to question aspects of society without any specific political goal. In this case, the function of art may be simply to criticize some aspect of society.

  1. Spray-paint graffiti on a wall in Rome

    Graffiti art and other types of street art are graphics and images that are spray-painted or stencilled on publicly viewable walls, buildings, buses, trains, and bridges, usually without permission. Certain art forms, such as graffiti, may also be illegal when they break laws (in this case vandalism).

  2. Art for social causes. Art can be used to raise awareness for a large variety of causes. A number of art activities were aimed at raising awareness of autism, cancer,human trafficking, and a variety of other topics, such as ocean conservation, human rights in Darfur, murdered and missing Aboriginal women, elder abuse, and pollution. Trashion, using trash to make fashion, practiced by artists such as Marina DeBris is one example of using art to raise awareness about pollution.
  3. Art for psychological and healing purposes. Art is also used by art therapists, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists as art therapy. The Diagnostic Drawing Series, for example, is used to determine the personality and emotional functioning of a patient. The end product is not the principal goal in this case, but rather a process of healing, through creative acts, is sought. The resultant piece of artwork may also offer insight into the troubles experienced by the subject and may suggest suitable approaches to be used in more conventional forms of psychiatric therapy.
  4. Art for propaganda, or commercialism. Art is often utilized as a form of propaganda, and thus can be used to subtly influence popular conceptions or mood. In a similar way, art that tries to sell a product also influences mood and emotion. In both cases, the purpose of art here is to subtly manipulate the viewer into a particular emotional or psychological response toward a particular idea or object.
  5. Art as a fitness indicator. It has been argued that the ability of the human brain by far exceeds what was needed for survival in the ancestral environment. One evolutionary psychology explanation for this is that the human brain and associated traits (such as artistic ability and creativity) are the human equivalent of the peacock’s tail. The purpose of the male peacock’s extravagant tail has been argued to be to attract females (see also Fisherian runaway and handicap principle). According to this theory superior execution of art was evolutionarily important because it attracted mates.

The functions of art described above are not mutually exclusive, as many of them may overlap. For example, art for the purpose of entertainment may also seek to sell a product, i.e. the movie or video game.

From Wikipedia

“The art of remembering” A unique residency opportunity.

Naples, Italy: April 20, 2020

“the rabbit hole” collective presents “the art of remembering” ; in its first global residency program in collaboration with Fondazione Morra, Naples.


7 applicants will be selected to spend 14 days at the artist residence of Fondazione Morra and Museum Hermann Nitsch, in the heart of Naples, exploring “the art of remembering.”

We are particularly interested in those applicants with a keen interest in voyaging, journeys, ports and waterways; as well as in ancient symbols, scripts and codes through mediums such as poetry, theatre, sound, mathematics and performance to apply.

Artists will have the chance to explore the subject on their own, in a contemplative and inspiring environment, as well as collaborate and celebrate a meeting of the minds.

As part of the program, artists will get to know Naples’ creative scenes – curated by Fondazione Morra, encounter some of the city’s personalities, and immerse in the waves of the city and the surrounding seas.

This residency program is set up as a mystical inquisition so we invite the curious-minded who have a particular interest in the sublime, discovering new awake spaces, and capturing the mysterious and magical white feather to apply.

More info on The Rabbit Hole 


Escursioni consapevoli

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Partire, restare, migrare, tornare.
Lasciare traccia del passaggio sulla terra o essere parte di uno stormo che forma disegni mutevoli nel cielo.

Sentieri offre immersioni nella natura, escursioni di uno o più giorni dove esplorare sensazioni ed emozioni in movimento.
Tornare all’origine, al giardino primordiale per ristabilire quel “deficit di natura” che negli ultimi secoli ha causato condizioni di stress e squilibri.

La pratica stimola l’attenzione intuitiva attraverso il contatto con paesaggi interni ed esterni, mappando aree sconosciute, geografie della mente e dell’anima.

Il camminare, come una tessitura, unisce percettivamente ogni meravigliosa manifestazione della natura.
Boschi e rocce, alberi maestri e sorgenti, scogliere e ampie distese di mare, abbracciando luoghi e abitando silenzi che cambiano ad ogni passo e ad ogni sosta.

L’uomo è natura!

“Far” A solo exhibition by Yamil Orlando- Berlin.

La Dolce Berlin is pleased to host the solo exhibition of Italian-Cuban artist Yamil Orlando.

“Far” A solo exhibition by Yamil Orlando.


A series of videos, which start from the migratory phenomenon to discuss racial themes, Cuban government policies, intimacy, the fake, among others, to show the panorama surrounding the artist from an intimate prospective.

Opening Saturday December 14th at 6 PM

Sunday December 15th from 5 PM – 9 PM

Artist Statement


In general I am interested in migration as a rhizome that leads to dissimilar theoretical points.
I move around the dynamics of Net-Art, to develop much of my work. At the time of execution of a work in a network, the interaction established between it and the users is very important, determining the product that the spectator will later consume. I take into account the connectivity situation of the context in which I find myself producing a work, thus determining the elaboration strategy. In recent times the web 1.0 has become an archaic, but, nevertheless, sometimes I return to it if necessary. The current circumstances have led me to use the web 2.0 model mostly, however, I keep researching the new 3.0 model. The original character of most of these productions is given by the time of exhibition, outside of this period of time the work is a version of thousands in the network.

Within my research, I often dig into the social strata to find particularities within dissimilar communities.

I am interested in video as a documentary, not only to highlight elements of reality but also to create them using images taken from context or visual content found on the network, as well as create fake characters in whole or in part (sum of real stories in one ), this has led me to handle concepts such as post-truth, fake, construction and deconstruction of a reality, among others.

More info about Yamil Orlandi


Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is very glad to collaborate on this amazing opportunity for international artists !
Our founder Giovanni Morassutti has been part of the selection board along with the founder of #UrontoArtistCommunitySadya Mizan.
We are looking forward to mutual collaboration and international exchange and we wish to all artists a great time at the Dubolhati Palace !


More info can be found here

Miracle Pictures

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is very pleased to host Berlin based artist Paul Wesenberg for a three weeks residency in July 2019.
Paul Wesenberg
As a painter he has been working for several years on various procedures that model an external influence on the layers of paint on the canvas and, most importantly, the canvas itself. It is about the accelerated aging of the surface, but also about the interventions and destruction. In particular, that could be very promising in order to be able to freely create the contrast between the narrative and the surface. His concrete goal during the residency is to develop a new pictorial surface through substantive modulation of the color and the controlled environmental impact, which can ensure a corresponding material implementation for his subjects.

Press release :

Renovation of the multi-purpose performing arts space via the reuse of existing abandoned buildings.

We are very happy to announce the renovation of the multi-purpose art space via the reuse of existing abandoned buildings.


Art Aia will offer more space to our visiting artists to develop their projects within a natural setting. The multi-purpose art space is an open project. Artists, architects, designers, but also people who have brilliant ideas are  invited to send their information about creative projects, to be develop at Art Aia-Creatives \ In \ Residence. Interested building companies can offer to create an interesting space in cooperation with the designer and the art center.

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Paul Wesenberg – Artist in residence- July 2019

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is very pleased to host Berlin based artist Paul Wesenberg for a three weeks residency in July .


Paul Wesenberg

As a painter he has been working for several years on various procedures that model an external influence on the layers of paint on the canvas and, most importantly, the canvas itself. It is about the accelerated aging of the surface, but also about the interventions and destruction. In particular, that could be very promising in order to be able to freely create the contrast between the narrative and the surface. His concrete goal during the residency is to develop a new pictorial surface through substantive modulation of the color and the controlled environmental impact, which can ensure a corresponding material implementation for his subjects.

More info about the artist paul_wesenberg2018 (3)


Connected by Thread / Final Exhibition / Arts Territory Exchange Residency in Sustainable Practice. FVG, Italy.

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence (ITA) The Arts Territory Exchange





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Artiste in residenza

Kelly Leonard (Australia)

Beatrice Lopez (Norvegia)

a cura di Gudrun Filipska e Giovanni Morassutti

Sabato 22 settembre 2018

2pm / 9pm 

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence 

Via Banduzzo 31, 33079, Sesto Al Reghena, PN, Italy.  

 In collaborazione con Sexto Associazione Culturale


Con il Patrocinio del Comune di Sesto al Reghena




Vini gentilmente offerti dalla Cantina dei Principi di Porcia



The Art Territory Exchange e Art Aia-Creatives/ In / Residence hanno avuto il piacere di collaborare nell´organizzazione della residenza ATE in Pratiche artistiche sostenibili. Un’opportunità per due artiste, che attualmente fanno parte del programma di corrispondenza ATE, per incontrarsi faccia a faccia per la prima volta e collaborare ad un progetto artistico nella cornice della natura ispirante della campagna friulana del nord Italia. Durante i giorni della residenza le artiste, Kelly Leonard e Beatrice Lopez, svilupperanno il loro processo creativo e la loro consapevolezza in merito a problemi ecologici e allo stesso tempo instaureranno un dialogo con la comunità locale attraverso un workshop rivolto ai ragazzi della scuola E.Fermi di Bagnarola.

La residenza è stata sostenuta dal Centro per le pratiche sostenibili nelle arti (CSPA)



Connected by Thread (Connesse da un filo) di Beatrice Lopez


 Kelly e io condividiamo l’affinità per la trame e per il calore tattile dei tessuti. I nostri “fili”, che inseriamo nel paesaggio creando opere site-specific, esprimono il desiderio di ricollegare ciò che manca o forse e ´stato dimenticato. Vogliamo fare luce su luoghi in via di estinzione, risorse naturali esaurite e allo stesso tempo intendiamo celebrare madre natura. A livello linguistico la parola filo viene spesso usata metaforicamente in riferimento ad una connessione, una collaborazione, una successione di pensieri e così via. In un certo senso quello che facciamo io e Kelly consiste nell ´ intrecciare i nostri pensieri nel paesaggio. Come nelle usanze indigene di luoghi sacri, vogliamo esprimere una connessione spirituale in cui la mente è parte della rete intricata della natura. Le nostre opere potrebbero essere considerate come degli interruttori, delle chiavi d ´accesso che servono ad attivare questa connessione, questo cammino verso la natura, come un canto, un filo da seguire. Man mano che il processo creativo emerge all’interno di noi stesse , lo intrecciamo nella natura. Lo facciamo abitare nel paesaggio e questo ci consente di meditare sulle nostre intenzioni. Durante la nostra residenza, che vogliamo documentare con fotografie e testi , io e Kelly desideriamo rafforzare e sviluppare il nostro legame. Finora abbiamo condiviso lettere, fili e intrecci, foglie provenienti da riserve naturali, fotografie del nostro ambiente e pensieri sulla natura e sull’ecologia al fine di conoscere reciprocamente la nostra sensibilità artistica e i nostri rispettivi luoghi d ´appartenenza. L ´elaborazione di queste informazioni ci ha consentito di iniziare a mettere a fuoco lo scopo della residenza. Intendiamo creare durante la nostra permanenza in Friuli installazioni all’aperto, nel giardino o nei campi di Art Aia – Creatives /In/ Residence ma anche una mostra dei nostri fili e delle nostre tessiture usando anche la nostra voce attraverso delle performance. Vogliamo inoltre mantenere un diario giornaliero che racconti il nostro processo creativo, documentando, fotografando e filmando la nostra esperienza presso Art Aia . Oltre a creare un libro d’arte rilegato a mano con intrecci e materiale organico, desideriamo anche aggiornare i social media e pubblicare su internet i progressi della nostra residenza. Le attività e i relativi frutti verranno quindi archiviate in degli arazzi tascabili che verrano esposti insieme al libro d’arte, ai video e alle foto scattate durante la residenza. Vogliamo intitolare la nostra mostra Connesse da un filo come il nostro motto a simboleggiare la via verso un futuro migliore , sostenibile attraverso la cura del pianeta terra . Vogliamo mostrare integrità, equilibrio e speranza verso un futuro sostenibile. Un futuro dove i siti sacri vengono rispettati e il paesaggio apprezzato. Durante un seminario a cui  ho partecipato in Argentina nel 2015 con gli indiani Huichol ricordo che hanno detto che la terra stava soffrendo e che madre natura ha bisogno di guarigione. Qui un estratto dell ´articolo tratto dalla loro campagna di crowdfunding : “In questo periodo storico I Mara’akames stanno ricevendo visioni inerenti l ´urgenza di rinnovare le loro vecchie offerte alla terra, all’aria, all’acqua e al fuoco. La credenza ritiene che queste offerte siano necessarie per ristabilire spiritualmente quell’equilibrio con la terra per rivitalizzare la delicata connessione delle persone alla Natura. Campanelli d´allarme della distruzione ambientale che si sta verificando sempre di più, attraverso l’estrazione mineraria e la deforestazione, etc. Questa urgenza non e ´percepita solo dai Wixaritari, né solo in Messico, ma in tutto il mondo. “Questa esperienza mi ha fatto fare una scelta nell´agire per dare una mano alla terra attraverso la mia consapevolezza, ricerca ed espressione artistica. The Art Territory Exchange e Art Aia -Creatives / In / Residence mi hanno dato un ´opportunita´ per collaborare con un ´altra artista al fine di evidenziare queste problematiche. Sono molto contenta di intraprendere questa residenza con Kelly che immagino ci unira ´anche a livello umano. Entrambe infatti speriamo in dei miglioramenti, in una maggiore consapevolezza ecologica e in una più profonda cura per il futuro del pianeta Terra”.

Kelly Leonard

Kelly Leonard

Kelly lavora con il telaio tessile riadattando schemi e tecniche tradizionali in un contesto artistico contemporaneo. Ha ottenuto un Master nelle arti alla Canberra School  of Art e un Master in Arts Management presso l’Università di Tecnologia di Sydney. Kelly ha contribuito a progetti di sviluppo tessile di varie comunità viaggiando in Tailandia, Papua Nuova Guinea, Vietnam e Laos. Nel 2007, ha ricevuto un finanziamento dal Ian Potter Cultural Trust per recarsi in Laos a studiare tessitura, tinture naturali e sericoltura. Da quando è tornata nella sua città natale Mudgee nel 2016, Kelly ha fatto in modo che il lavoro e la sua ricerca artistica si integrino al paesaggio locale. L ´artista e ´infatti molto sensibile e nutre una profonda empatia per le zone a rischio dovuto dall ´impatto dell’estrazione del carbone e dal riscaldamento globale . Nella sua regione in Australia , lavora in chiave contemporanea offrontando temi legati alle questioni ambientali esplorando sempre nuovi modi per esprimere il suo punto di vista.

Beatrice Lopez

Beatrice Lopez

Beatrice e ´nata nel 1986 e attualmente vive a Oslo.

Artista multidisciplinare, lavora con la pittura,l ´installazione site specific e il suono. Ottiene una laurea alla Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano e partecipa ad una scambio culturale presso il Pratt Insitute di New York. Ha tenuto una mostra personale dal titolo “Ritual Lines” al festival Art Licks e ha partecipato a varie mostre collettive in diverse gallerie come la White Space e la galleria MAMU. L ´artista, attraverso le suo opere, vuole riportare lo spettatore alla sua natura più intima, ricollegandolo con le sue radici piu ´profonde. Attraverso i suoi dipinti astratti a inchiostro e pastello morbido, esprime trame fugaci e forme organiche che suggeriscono reminiscenze di visioni interiori .Nel 2018, i suoi dipinti hanno ottenuto molto successo alla Talented Art Fair di Londra. Beatrice installa le sue opere multimediali all´interno di contesti naturali, usando filo e materiale organico per creare composizioni curiose. Il suo continuo interesse per gli ambienti naturali e per le topografie l’hanno infatti spinta a prendere parte al programma Art Territory exchange presso Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence.

Arts Territory Exchange Residency in Sustainable Practice. September 17th / 23rd . Fvg. Italy.

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Arts Territory Exchange Residency in Sustainable Practice. FVG.


September 17th -23rd 2018.

Resident Artists : Beatrice Lopez (NOR) Kelly Leonard (AU)

We are very excited about the development of a new project – the Arts Territory Exchange Residency in Sustainable Practice will be an offshoot programme to their ‘residency by correspondence’ and has been formed in collaboration with the Centre for Sustainable Practice in the Arts (CSPA). One existing ATE pairing per year will be offered the opportunity to develop and hone their practices in relation to ideas of ecology and sustainability- they will also have the chance to bring a collaborative project to fruition with tutorial support from a number of ‘expert’ academics and artists in the field and will be offered a space to meet face to face, work in a shared studio, put on their own exhibition and present their work to the public through events and talks.


This residency ‘space’ will be hosted by Art Aia- Creatives/ In/ Residence which is a cultural Centre and creative residency programme located on an eco-farm in the Friulian countryside of Northern Italy in the Province of Pordenone. Art Aia shares many crossovers with the interests of the Arts Territory Exchange including a contextual interest in the polarities between the ‘international’ and the ‘local’ and a facilitation of cultural activities which serve to remove and break down barriers to communication across borders. To this end Art Aia is strongly committed to a promotion of exchange and collaboration between artists from different nationalities and backgrounds and offers a space where artists can spend time studying, developing new projects, host workshops, seminars and hold exhibitions.

Siamo molto entusiasti  del progetto Arts Territory Exchange , Pratiche artistiche eco-sostenibili in collaborazioen con Art Aia – Creatives /In /Residence .

Residenza  ATE  di pratiche artistiche eco-sostenibili


dal 17 al 23 Settembre 2018.

Artiste in residenza : Beatrice Lopez (NOR) Kelly Leonard (AU)


La Residenza  ATE  di pratiche artistiche eco-sostenibili e´un programma “offshoot”  , costituito anche in collaborazione con il Centro per la pratica sostenibile nelle arti (CSPA) che mira ad esplorare nuovi utilizzi dell´arte a favore dell´ecosostenibilita´. Siamo lieti di offrire a un paio di artisti facenti parte del nostro circuito  l’opportunità di sviluppare e affinare le proprie pratiche disciplinari in relazione alle idee dell’ecologia e della sostenibilità attraverso una residenza artistica presso il centro culturale friulano. Gli artisti selezionati avranno anche la possibilità di portare a termine un progetto collaborativo con il supporto di diversi “accademici” esperti e artisti del settore e gli sarà offerto uno spazio per incontrarsi e  per lavorare in uno
studio condiviso, Al termine del periodo di residenza  gli artisti esibiranno il proprio lavoro presentandolo  al pubblico attraverso una mostra mentre durante la loro permanenza in Friuli sono previste delle conferenze e dei laboratori rivolti ai bambini della comunita´di Sesto al Reghena al fine di sviluppare maggiore consapevolezza ed empatia nei confronti dell´ambiente.


Apply for our Pop-up gallery in Berlin !

Would you like to exhibit your art in Berlin?


Our space in Berlin is a pop-up gallery where you can create your own temporary exhibition with the assistance of our art curator. You can show your last film, present your newest book, show your art or perform your piece. We will organize an artists talk if you like and prepare an excellent refreshment with our gorgeous wines for your personal event.If you come from outside Berlin you can stay in our guest room while you work on opening your solo show.
Apply to our Pop-up Gallery by filling up our application form :

Thank you for your interest in exhibiting your art at our Pop-up gallery. We really hope to host your art !

Art Aia – Creatives / In / Residence is an international art residency for artistic production and research that combines art, environmental sustainability, and Eco-therapy practices. It focuses on the development of the creative process, facilitating cultural exchange across borders. The venue is located near the Comune of Sesto al Reghena in the north-eastern Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

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