RESIDENCY BIVACCOURBANO_R 2016-17

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Progetto Diogene is pleased to announce that the winner of the tenth edition of the international competition Bivaccourbano_R 2016 for Artist Residency/ Research grant is the Italian artist Tea Andreoletti (Gromo, BG, 1991), chosen from the 205 artist candidates belonging to 34 nationalities.

Bivaccourbano_R is a project aimed at supporting the selected artist’s research by providing a research grant of 6,000 Euros along with mentoring from and an exchange of ideas with the artists of the Diogene group. The program includes the artist’s stay in the Turin area for about two months, remote monitoring of her research lasting a year, her conceiving and conducting a workshop for students at local schools, and the organization of a final event in the following year.
The commission, composed of the artists of Diogene (Franco Ariaudo, Andrea Caretto, Manuele Cerutti, Luca Luciano, Valerio Manghi, Laura Pugno, Raffaella Spagna, Cosimo Veneziano), especially appreciated the originality and autonomy of the artistic research of Tea Andreoletti, based on her innovative experimentation of aesthetic practice of an experiential nature.
Progetto Diogene believes that Andreoletti can provide an innovative contribution to the experimentation of an immaterial art, based on the perception of pure experience, lived not in a solipsistic and self-referential way, but through an inclusive practice and open to sharing,thereby providing new advances for experiential art defined, by Andreoletti herself as “involving oneself in dispassionate experiences, of which there are always increasingly fewer in a world of creative entrepreneurs of one’s own self and saturated with images that seek refuge in indifference. It is the experience of the here and now, of existing and sharing with others. It is an experiential art of elegant nomadic shepherds.”
The research path of Tea Andreoletti can be found – as she says – “in the glorification of the stage of puberty”; it is an artistic practice in fluid evolution and formation and in which the artists of the Progetto Diogene appreciated its consistency with her personal inclinations and aptitudes, the assurance of an independent nature potentially capable of providing a novel contribution to contemporary artistic practice.
The period of residency, which will start in early September, will include the artist’s presentation of her work (late September 2016) and an open studio event at the Diogene Tram (early November 2016).

Tea Andreoletti was born in 1991 in Gromo, a small town in the province of Bergamo. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, the WDKA in Rotterdam, and the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 2015 she moved to Budapest to carry out some artistic projects. She has exhibited her work at Rivolidue in Milan, Mambo in Bologna, the B.a.d. Foundation in Rotterdam, and the Verbeke Foundation in Stekene, Belgium.

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