WINNER OF Illycaffè S.p.a PRODUCTION PRIZE

• GRANTS IN COLLABORATION WITH MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF ALBANIA


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PARTNERS


UNIDEE - University of Ideas, the formative residential programme developed by Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto Onlus' Education Office, is made possible thanks to the support of:

Patrons
Fondazione Zegna, illycaffè S.p.A.; Compagnia di San Paolo; Creative Programme of the EU.

Production Residency Collaborations & Scholarships
RESO' Network; A.M. Qattan Foundation (PS); Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation (IN).

Institutional Collaborations & Scholarships
Minister of Culture of the Republic of Albania (AL); École cantonale d'art du Valais – ECAV, Sierre (CH); Fundación Universitaria Bellas Artes, Medellín (CO); Instituto Superior de Arte-ISA, La Habana (CU); École supérieure d'art et design – ESAD, Grenoble (FR); Università degli Studi di Torino (IT); Università IUAV, Venice (IT); Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan (IT); Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma (IT); Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze (IT); ISIA-Istituto Superiore per le Industrie Artistiche di Faenza (IT); SACI Studio Art Centers International, Florence (IT); Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT); Queens Museum, New York (US).

 

 

Winner of Illycaffè S.p.a Production Prize, UNIDEE-University of Ideas 2016


We are very glad to announce the winner of Illycaffè S.p.a Production Prize, Marlon Portales (1991, Cuba), for submitting the best graphic artwork after his attendance at the weekly residential module at UNIDEE-University of Ideas, Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day, curated by Expodium (Nikos Doulos & Bart Witte), 18 Apr/ 22 Apr, 2016.


The Production Prize, kindly offered by Illycaffè S.p.a within the UNIDEE-University of Ideas educational programme, aims to encourage, by giving an economic support, the development of the winner's artistic research.


 

We are very glad to announce the new collaboration with the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Albania that has selected the two Albanian artists, Bib Frrokaj and Lek Gjeloshi, to be part of UNIDEE-University of Ideas' module "The Encounter. Reclaiming the potentiality of affection" (10/ 21 October 2016), curated by Adrian Paci at Cittadellarte, Biella, and at Art House, Shkodër.
http://www.kultura.gov.al/al/newsroom/njoftime/fituesit-ne-programin-rezidencial-nderkombetar-cittadellearte




 
UNIDEE - University of Ideas and A. M. Qattan Foundation are pleased to renew their longterm collaboration offering a joint grant residency to the artist Raneem Turjman (1987, Jerusalem).
Raneem will stay two months in residency at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, attending the UNIDEE fall term programme, developing her personal artistic research with the support of UNIDEE team.
 
 

 
 


UNIDEE - University of Ideas and Fondazione Zegna are happy to announce that the italian artist Vanessa Alessi is the winner of the Production Prize offered by Fondazione Zegna in order to develop the project "Transumana" in Biella and Trivero. The inspiration for the project was born during the UNIDEE weekly module "Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing" led by Martino Gamper (6-10 June, 2016, at Cittadellarte). The Jury acknowledged the originality, the relational value,  and the coherence to the Oasi Zegna context of the proposal
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
SELECTION OF 10 PARTICIPANTS FOR THE RESIDENTIAL MODULE "THE SHIFTING PLACE AESTHETIC, SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FRACTURES OF TRANSITIONAL TERRITORIES"
 
 
We are glad to announce the ten participants selected for “The Shifting Place Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories” residential module developed in the frame of the EU project Understanding Territoriality
 
Eleni Kamma (1973, Cyprus/Greece), Alaa Abu Asad (1989, Palestine), Bahar Habibi (1990, Iran), Emma Gibson (1983, Australia), Elja Ranta (1980, Finland), Moonis Ahmad (1992, India), Sílvia Cruells Lado (1986, Spain), Wayne Lim (1989, Singapore), Teresa Palmieri (1977, Italy), Chiara Sgaramella (1982, Italy).
 

The participants have been selected according to the coherence of their approaches and works with the research defined in the theoretical text published with the Open Call “The Shifting Place Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories” by Giusy Checola. In particular, the ten selected participants focused their applications not only on the implementation of their artistic practice but on deeping and challenging the topics and the aims of the module, experiencing the aspect of living and working together with the activists and with Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto.
It has been considered a positive factor the heterogeneity of their practice, of their geo-cultural origins and disciplinary references which will be important tools in order to investigate the theme of “locality”, and thus to analyse deeply both the potential and the controversial aspects of the transitional territories.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

SELECTION OF 8 PARTICIPANTS, INCLUDING 4 RESIDENCY GRANTS in collaboration with FONDAZIONE ZEGNA
for Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, a weekly residential module with the mentorship of Martino Gamper
and guest Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander)

We are glad to announce the eight participants to the weekly residential module Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, led by Martino Gamper, selected via open call, by a jury composed of Anna Zegna (Fondazione Zegna), Martino Gamper (mentor), Paolo Naldini (director, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto), Cecilia Guida (director, UNIDEE – University of Ideas) and Juan Esteban Sandoval ( director, Art Office of Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto).

FULL GRANTS
1. Milagros Arias (1989, Perù)
2. Jihyun Ryou (1980, South Korea)

HALF GRANTS
3. Vanessa Alessi (1979, Italy)
4. Fenia Kotsopoulou (1981, Greece)

FULL FEE
5. Tom Collison (1991, Uk)
6. Hisae Ikenaga (1977, Mexico) - granted from Pollock-Krasner Foundation
7. Valeria Nekhaeva (1985, Russia)
8. Mo Abd-Ulla (1975, Iraq)

The jury agreed the selection evaluating the professional profiles and motivations, in order to compose an heterogeneous and international group of participants coming from different artistic and research background and envisioning the multiplicity of contemporary scene.

 
 


CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2016

For The Shifting Place. Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories residency at UNIDEE – University of Ideas, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy in the frame of Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & Possession (TIPP)
Mentor: Giusy Checola
Guests: 'Italia che cambia' and 'Transition Town Biella'
When&Where: 16th – 19th June at Transition Town Biella/ 20th – 24th June at Cittadellarte
 
I. CALL

This is an open call for applications to partake in The Shifting Place. Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories, a weekly residential module conceived for Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto by Giusy Checola within the frame of the European project Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & Possession (TIPP) and developed under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas (directed by Cecilia Guida and developed in collaboration with Juan Esteban Sandoval, within the general direction of Cittadellarte’s director Paolo Naldini).
 
MODULE OUTLINE
 
In continuity with the first TIPP residency at Cittadellarte, run within the frame of UNIDEE 2015 entitled Creating Territorialities, this second residency titled The Shifting Place (download the article written by Giusy Checola about the main key concepts related to the module) aims at investigating the aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transition territorial processes, both in local and transnational, private and common, material and immaterial dimensions.
The Creating Territorialities programme considered territoriality as a possibility of working on the evolution of human life and on the place as a process of co-evolution; on the interrelated transformation of societies and territories; and on the co-presence of the local and the global in our daily life. This is in opposition to the concepts of territorialisation, de-territorialisation and reterritorialization as forms of cultural, social and spatial control that can be actualized exclusively by mankind, in order to transform and dominate the territories.
 
The concept of locality that the project Understanding Territoriality addresses is that of a “territory we feel most connected to emotionally”, a connection which is “often exploited by Eurosceptic and nationalist arguments but often neglected as a subject for discussion by Europhiles”. At the same time, the renewed and widespread attention to the “local”, as a place that gives life, as origin, as individual and collective heritage, and as a battleground, creates forms of delocalisation and relocalisation of values and imaginary meanings given to places, as well as forms of strengthening or destabilization of forms of expression, narration or representation of the dominant territorial identities.
As well as the discussions held during Creating Territorialities, this second week residency module will also establish interactions with locals through their ways of telling stories about “their” own territory, considering people as fundamental tools for revealing some of the evident and hidden, dominant or specific forms and processes of the Biellese territorialities.
 
Together with the editorial staff of the web newspaper “Italia che cambia” and the “Biellese in Transition” Association, one will explore, experience, investigate and formulate proposals about how artivators could create and activate shifting visions and processes between the paths, the places and the paradoxes raised by practical and theoretical elaboration of issues such as permaculture, resilience, bioregion and transnational social changing, between current forms of border thinking and the necessary self-alteration of local communities, societies and their own territorialities.

The module is articulated in three parts: three days spent around the Biellese mountains, hosted by the "agents of changing", members of the Biellese in transition net; the individual and collective working week at Cittadellarte; and the public presentation of the module's outcomes.

MENTOR'S BIOGRAPHY

Giusy Checola (1973, IT) is scholar and curator of artistic-interdisciplinary projects mainly focused on the relation between art and public sphere. Her current research focuses on artist-led place-making in relation to disciplines such as cultural geography and geophilosphy, mainly in Euro-Mediterranean and Southern areas; on the creation of cultural conditions which encourage the artistic intervention as reterritorializing acts; on cultural, social and political effects produced by the relationship between art, publicness and territory. Founder of the platform and archive Archiviazioni (Southern Italy), she is part of the curatorial board of SoutHeritage Foundation (Matera, Italy), member of the experts committee of Roberto Cimetta Fund (Paris, France), researcher for IPA (Institute for Public Art, US and China) and PhD candidate at Doctoral School EDESTA (Esthétique, Science et Technologies des Arts) at University Paris VIII Vincennes Saint-Denis (France) and at Doctorate Interculture and International Cooperation at University of Bergamo (Italy).
 
 
II. ABOUT TIPP

Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & Possession (TIPP) is a project aiming to generate discourse on how tensions between the personal, the local and the general are threatening the sustainability of the nation states and the European Union. Its main objective is that of engaging diverse audiences, - above all those not normally involved in such debates - in the investigation and understanding of territoriality.
Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & Possession (TIPP) is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and produced in partnership by Fabrica (UK, www.fabrica.org.uk), Netwerk (Belgium, www.netwerk-art.be), Otvorena Soba (Macedonia, www.publicroom.org) and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy, www.cittadellarte.it).

 
III. ABOUT UNIDEE - University of Ideas 

UNIDEE - University of Ideas launched in 2015 – within the unique and special context of Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella – the experimentation of an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice.

UNIDEE - University of Ideas offers an educational programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor, who is an expert in the theme of that specific module, and the active participation of a guest. Through residential dynamics UNIDEE is designed to form artivators, people who intend to use art as a methodology, practice and language, becoming agents for the activation of responsible actions and processes in the territories in which they live and carry out their professional activities. In 2016 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: research, gift and alteration.

The structure of UNIDEE - University of Ideas is articulated through four types of activities, investigating the relationship between art and public sphere:

Weekly residential modules taking place at Cittadellarte, open to students (who can gain ECTS credits), professionals, activists as well as members of society.They are held by mentors who are experts on the three broad thematic areas chosen each year and examined in depth through participatory practices and a multidiciplinary approach.
Seminar modules taking place at Cittadellarte and/ or at external partner centres.
Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte.
Connective Residency at Cittadellarte.
 

IV. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
 
You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):
  • You are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, writer, etc.) active in any field anywhere in the world, born after 1971
  • You have a fluent knowledge of the english language
  • You submit all the required documentation as part of your application in the correct format and by the given deadline.

V. ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

The grant includes:
  • Travel reimbursement and VISA costs, up to 300 euro - (a higher amount might be evaluated for special cases)
  • Full board
  • Accommodation
  • Use of a shared studio space
  • Use of shared workshop facilities and AV equipment
  • Medical Insurance (accidents only)
  • Residency coordination

VI. TIMELINE

The application period for partaking in the The Shifting Place. Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories weekly module starts on 28.03.2016. The deadline for submitting your application is 29.04.2016, 11pm CET.

A commission composed of Paolo Naldini (CEO, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto), Cecilia Guida (Director, UNIDEE – University of Ideas), Juan Esteban Sandoval (Director, Art Office, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto) and Giusy Checola (mentor, Creating Territorialities), will operate the selection of n. 10 participants. The selection is based on artistic merit and the consistency of the candidates' artistic practice with the aims of TIPP and UNIDEE – University of Ideas.
Final results will be published on the UNIDEE - University of Ideas' website and on TIPP's blog, as well as on the partner organisations' social media pages by 9th May 2016. Please note that only selected artists will be contacted when the selection process is over.
 

VII. HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application (in digital format only) to: unidee.submission@cittadellarte.it stating “UNIDEE-TIPP 2016 residency application (your name)” as a subject line (up to 10 MB per email). If you are submitting more than one email, please state that, for example as subject: UNIDEE-TIPP 2016 residency application (your name) 1 of 3 / 2 of 3 / 3 of 3 (no more than three emails).
 
Please fill out (in English only) the application form by including:
  1. Your basic and contact information
  2. A motivation letter (up to 1 A4 page, font size 12)
  3. Your professional statement (up to 300 words)
  4. Your Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12)
  5. Check-list of submitted work (Images, texts, audios, videos, URLs, etc.)
  6. Your portfolio and/or practice presentation with a selection of relevant work, as follows:
    • Images: Submit up to 10, at 100 dpi and medium-sized
    • Texts: Submit up to 3 examples, published or unpublished
    • Audio files: Submit up to 3 examples at a duration of up to 5 minutes each
    • Videos: Submit either URLs if available online or use one of the following upload services only: Wetransfer, Dropbox, Rapidshare or yousendit. Be careful with links' expiry dates!

    All material must be labelled with surname (family) name, followed by an underscore in the file name. For example: John Smith will label his submitted images as Smith_(title of image).jpg
• Download the open call in PDF format
• Download the application form
• Download the text "The Shifting Place. Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories" by Giusy Checola in PDF format

  
PARTNERS
 
Understanding Territoriality: Identity, Place & Possession (TIPP) is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, and produced in partnership by Fabrica (UK, www.fabrica.org.uk), Netwerk (Belgium, www.netwerk-art.be), Otvorena Soba (Macedonia, www.publicroom.org) and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy, www.cittadellarte.it).
UNIDEE – University of Ideas, the educational residency programme organized by the Education Office of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto Onlus, is possible thanks to the support of patrons: Fondazione Zegna, Illycaffè S.p.A., Compagnia di San Paolo.


 
 
 Winner of the Residency Joint Grant Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto

Inlaks Shivadasani Foundation and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto are glad to announce Sarasija Subramanian (1992, India) as winner of the residency joint grant, for a two month long educational residency programme hosted by UNIDEE- University of Ideas.
 
 





Winners of Illycaffè S.p.a Scholarships for 2016 UNIDEE weekly modules

We are very glad to announce the five winners of Illycaffè S.p.a Scholarships for UNIDEE - University of Ideas residential modules.

Marlon Portales (1991, Cuba), Stephano Espinoza (1992, Ecuador), Elena Mazzi (1984, Italy), Mary Hogan (1993, Usa), Lydia Ang (1988, Singapore)  will join us in Cittadellarte, attending our weekly residential modules during Spring and Summer 2016. 


 
 
 
 
 
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
FOR TWO RESEARCH-BASED RESIDENCIES
AT UNIDEE - University of Ideas
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy

RESIDENCY TIMETABLE:
2 unfunded residencies for 2 months during SPRING 2016 or FALL 2016

Ph. © UNIDEE 2015 - Where Imagination Slips into Reality residency module
led by STEALTH.unlimited - 12/ 16 Oct 2015
 

I . ABOUT UNIDEE - University of Ideas


UNIDEE - University of Ideas launched in 2015 – within the unique and special context of Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella – the experimentation of an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice.

UNIDEE - University of Ideas offers an educational programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor, who is an expert in the theme of that specific module, and the active participation of a guest. Through residential dynamics UNIDEE is designed to form artivators, people who intend to use art as a methodology, practice and language, becoming agents for the activation of responsible actions and processes in the territories in which they live and carry out their professional activities.
In 2016 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: research, gift and alteration.

The structure of UNIDEE - University of Ideas is articulated through four types of activities, investigating the relationship between art and public sphere:

Weekly residential modules taking place at Cittadellarte, open to students (who can gain ECTS credits), professionals, activists as well as members of society.They are held by mentors who are experts on the three broad thematic areas chosen each year and examined in depth through participatory practices and a multidiciplinary approach.
Seminar modules taking place at Cittadellarte and/ or at external partner centres.
• Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte.
• Connective Residency at Cittadellarte.

II. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):
• you are a creative professional (visual artist, researcher, writer, curator etc.) active in any field anywhere in the world;
• you have a fluent knowledge of the English language;
• you submit all the required documentation as part of your application in the correct format and by the given deadline.


III. ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
 

The selected Residents through the Research-based Residency Call can take part at UNIDEE - University of Ideas during Spring Term (May-July 2016), profiting of the unique opportunity to be involved in “Arte al Centro”, the main event organised by Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto scheduled on June 24th, 2016, or during Fall Term (Sep-Nov 2016), a particularly stimulating period at Cittadellarte, where the selected Residents will have the chance to encounter the art scene in Piedmont region during art fair Artissima and its collateral events taking place in Turin.
The selected Residents will meet and share his/ her work with the seasonal international professionals and the weekly residential modules participants and mentors.
If selected, you will be in residence together with other international artists/ curators coming from India (thanks to a joint grant UNIDEE and Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation), Palestine (thanks to a joint grant UNIDEE and A. M. Qattan Foundation) as well as one artist participating thanks to Resò International Network for Art Residencies and Educational Programs (which includes Artport, Israel, Canberra Art Space, Australia, and Capacete, Brazil).

Also, every week a different group of practitioners from the world over will convene to Unidee's weekly modules.

Please, note that the Research-based Residency is unfunded.

UNIDEE - University of Ideas will be at hand to assist you with your funding applications.

The programme fee for 2016 is set at € 6.000 for two months, and € 3.000 for any additional month. In addition, the applicant needs to account for living, travel and health  insurance costs for the duration of his/ her stay in Biella.

The programme fee includes:
• Accommodation (single room in an apartment shared with other international residents);
• Use of a shared studio space;
• Use of shared workshop facilities and AV equipment;
• Medical Insurance (accidents only);
• Residency coordination;
• Tailored national and international experts' visits, networking sessions, institutional visits and travel within Northern Italy (especially Turin, Milan and Venice);
• Small budget for project production & communication, translations;
• Attendance to 2 weekly modules chosen by the selected applicant (see the full programme here www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activities.html).

IV. TIMELINE


The application period for the general Research-based Residency Open Call for 2016 starts on 24.02.2016. Applications are accepted all the time during the current year.

The UNIDEE - University of Ideas Committee will operate the selection. The selection is based on artistic/ curatorial/ academic merit and the consistency of artistic/ curatorial practice with the aims of UNIDEE programme.

After submitting applications, the selected Residents will be contacted directly for immediate response.

V. HOW TO APPLY


Please  submit your application ( in digital format only) to: unidee.submission@cittadellarte.it stating “UNIDEE 2016 Research-based Residency application (your name)” as a subject line (Up to 10 MB per email).

If you are submitting more than one email, please state that, for example as subject: UNIDEE 2016 Research-based Residency application (your name) 1 of 3 / 2 of 3 / 3 of 3 (no more than three emails).

Please fill out (in English only) this application form by including:

1) Your basic and contact information;
2) Your period of choice; Spring 2016 or Fall 2016 indicating which two modules you would like to attend;
3) A motivation letter (up to 1 A4 page, font size 12);
4) A project proposal (not binding; up to 1 A4 page, font size 12);
5) Your statement (up to 300 words);
6) Your Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12);
7) Check list of submitted work (Images, texts, audios, videos, URLs, etc.);
8) Your portfolio and/ or practice presentation with a selection of relevant work, as follows:
• Images: Submit up to 10, at 100 dpi and medium-sized
• Texts: Submit up to 3 examples, published or unpublished
• Audio files: Submit up to 3 examples at a duration of up to 10 minutes each
• Videos: Submit either URLs if available online or use one of the following upload services
only: Wetransfer, Dropbox, Rapidshare or yousendit. Be careful with links' expiry dates!


All material must be labelled with surname (family) name, followed by an underscore in the file name. For example: John Smith will label his submitted images as Smith_(title of image).jpg.

Download the Open Call in PDF format
Download the application form
 
 


  




    CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
FOR THE SELECTION OF 8 PARTICIPANTS,
INCLUDING 4 RESIDENCY GRANTS

for Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing
a weekly residential module with the mentorship of Martino Gamper
and guest Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander)

Residency timetable: 6th – 10th June 2016




I. CALL


This is an open call for applications to partake in Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, a weekly residential module conceived for Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto and Fondazione Zegna by Martino Gamper and developed under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas (directed by Cecilia Guida and developed in collaboration with Juan Esteban Sandoval, within the general direction of Cittadellarte’s director Paolo Naldini). This weekly residency module is supported by Fondazione Zegna and will take place between Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella and Fondazione Zegna in Trivero (BI), Italy.

II. ABOUT THE RESIDENCY


Module Outline

A week of exploration and wandering on the hills of Oasi Zegna in Trivero (Piedmont region) experimenting group and individual dynamics, which feed creative processes. The aim is to design an object or situation that adds new thinking, interaction and behaviour to the Oasi.

The module explores the idea of creating interventions in this very particular area looking at its nature, architecture, and history. How to contribute to an aesthetic experience of the environment? A cooperation of ideas, under the guidance of Martino Gamper, will encourage individual proposals envisioned in the frame of symbolic values of the venues visited during the tours scheduled for the module.

The theoretical and curatorial contribution by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander will stimulate the discussion, analysing in depth experimental relationships between arts, design within the social sphere, through the presentation of selected case studies from “The Visible. Where art leaves its own field and becomes visible as part of something else” projects’ archive (undertaken by Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna).


Martino Gamper (b. 1971, Merano, Italy) lives and works in London. Starting as an apprentice with a furniture maker in Merano, Gamper went on to study sculpture under Michelangelo Pistoletto at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. He completed a Masters in 2000 from the Royal College of Art, London, where he studied under Ron Arad. Working across design and art venues, Martino Gamper engages in a variety of projects from exhibition design, interior design, one-off commissions and the design of mass-produced products for the cutting edge of the international furniture industry. Gamper has presented his works and projects internationally, selected exhibitions and commissions include: ‘design is a state of mind’, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London (2014); ‘Period Room’, Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2014); ’Tu casa, mi casa’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2013); ‘Bench Years’, London Design Festival commission, V&A Museum, London (2012); ʻGesamtkunsthandwerk’ (Karl Fritsch, Martino Gamper and Francis Upritchard), Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth – New Zealand (2011); Project for Café Charlottenborg, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen (2011); ‘Bench to Bench’, public street furniture in East London in collaboration with LTGDC (2011);‘100 chairs in 100 Days’, 5 Cromwell Place, London (2007);‘Wouldn't it be Nice...Wishful thinking in Art & Designʼ, Centre dʼ Art Contemporain, Genève (2007). Gamper was the recipient of the Moroso Award for Contemporary Art in 2011, and the Brit Insurance Designs of the Year, Furniture Award in 2008 for his project ‘100 Chairs in 100 days’.

Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander) is a contemporary art research project devoted to producing and sustaining socially engaged art practices in a global context. Operating since 2010, it has taken a global and interdisciplinary approach to researching the physical and theoretical spaces in which these practices affect society. In 2011, Visible initiated the biennial Visible Award, the first European award for socially engaged artistic practices.
A nomadic institution, Visible has worked with a variety of formats, collaborations, and institutions, including Tate Liverpool; Creative Time, New York; Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven; Kunsthaus Graz; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco; Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg; and The Serpentine Gallery, London. Recently, Visible has become part of the Extended Network of Public Art Producers (ENPAP), a network of institutions including Situations (Bristol, United Kingdom), Statens Konstråd / Public Art Agency (Stockholm, Sweden), and Creative Time (New York). The Visible project is curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander and supported since its start by Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna.

Complete module outline and schedule of the week available here: www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=78


III. ABOUT UNIDEE - University of Ideas


UNIDEE - University of Ideas is a multifaceted educational platform investigating the relationship between art and public sphere, through a new programme of weekly residential modules based on interdisciplinary research, knowledge sharing and experience exchange, alongside a series of artists’ residency projects.

UNIDEE - University of Ideas offers an educational programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor who is an expert in the theme of that specific module and the active participation of a guest. Through residential dynamics, UNIDEE is designed to form artivators, people who intend to use art as a methodology, practice and language, becoming agents for the activation of responsible actions and processes in the territories in which they live and carry out their professional activities. In 2016 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: research, gift and alteration.


The structure of UNIDEE - University of Ideas is articulated through four types of activities investigating the relationship between art and public sphere:

• Weekly residential modules taking place at Cittadellarte, open to students (who can gain ECTS credits), professionals, activists as well as members of society. They are held by mentors who are experts on the three broad thematic areas chosen each year and examined in depth through participatory practices and a multidiciplinary approach.
• Seminar modules taking place at Cittadellarte and/or at external partner centres
• Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte
• Connective Residency at Cittadellarte


IV. ABOUT FONDAZIONE ZEGNA


Fondazione Zegna was set up on 1st December 2000 by the Zegna Family.

Its mission is to give continuity to the values, philosophy and work of Ermenegildo Zegna, who in 1910 in Trivero, in the Biella Alps, founded the wool mill that carries his name to this day. Following his example, quality and dedication may live in harmony with protection of our natural environment, social wellbeing and the cultural development of the local community.
Fondazione Zegna is based in Trivero, where Casa Zegna, an historical archive and cultural center is also situated.

The Foundation plans and coordinates international humanitarian initiatives in four areas of activity:
• conservation and amelioration of environmental and cultural resources;
• fostering of sustainable development in local communities, in Italy and beyond;
• support for medical and scientific research;
• education and training for young people.

Oasi Zegna is an "open-air laboratory" covering over 100 km2 and focusing on relationships between people, mountain culture and nature.


V. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA


You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):

 • You are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, researcher, etc.) active in any field anywhere in the world;
 • You have a fluent knowledge of the English language;
 • You submit all the required documentation as part of your application in the correct format and by the given deadline.


VI. ABOUT THE GRANTS&FEES


A joint jury together with Martino Gamper will select 8 participants and will attribute residency grants to participants resulting on the first 4 places of the final list of selected candidates, as follows:

• 1st - 2nd places will be supported by a FULL GRANT including: attendance to the weekly module with Martino Gamper, accommodation in Cittadellarte, full board, medical insurance (accidents only), use of a shared studio space and workshop facilities. Travel costs from and to Cittadellarte are excluded;

• 3rd - 4th places will receive a HALF GRANT including: attendance to the weekly module with Martino Gamper, accommodation in Cittadellarte, full board, medical insurance (accidents only), use of a shared studio space and workshop facilities. Travel costs from and to Cittadellarte are excluded. The participation fee required is € 290,00 per participant.

• 5th > 8th places will be required a participation fee of  € 570,00 including: attendance to the weekly module with Martino Gamper, accommodation in Cittadellarte, full board, medical insurance (accidents only), use of a shared studio space and workshop facilities. Travel costs from and to Cittadellarte are excluded.


PARTICIPATION FEES

• FULL GRANTS: provided to two participants resulting on the 1st and 2nd places of the final selection list. Any participation fee is required.
• HALF GRANTS: provided to two participants resulting on the 3rd and 4th places of the final selection list.The participation fee is 290,00   euro.
• FULL FEE: participants resulting between the 5th and the 8th places of the final selection list. The participation fee is 570,00 euro.

The weekly residential module offered through this joint grant (Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto & Fondazione Zegna) includes:
 • participation to the weekly residential module Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing with Martino Gamper
 • Full board
 • Accommodation (single room, shared bathroom facilities – for 6 nights)
 • Medical Insurance (accidents only)
 • Use of a shared studio space and workshop facilities

All costs for travels and Visa are intended at the sole expenses of the selected participants.

PRODUCTION PRIZE

At the end of the residency week, during the conclusive public presentation, ideas produced during the workshop session will be discussed together with Michelangelo Pistoletto, Anna Zegna, Cecilia Guida, Paolo Naldini, Juan Esteban Sandoval and relevant journalist and fashion blogger J J Martin, with the hope of acknowledging, in particular, proposals coherent to the context, sensible to its ethos and peculiarity, and able to enact collaborative creative processes on different levels.

The production price will be awarded at discretion of Fondazione Zegna.


VII. TIMELINE


The application period for partaking in the Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing weekly module, scheduled 6th – 10th, June 2016 starts on 26th February 2016 (selected participants are expected to be in Biella from Sunday, 5th to Saturday 11th, June 2016).

The deadline for submitting your application is 1st April 2016, 11pm CET.

A commission composed of Anna Zegna (Fondazione Zegna), Martino Gamper (mentor, Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing), Cecilia Guida (director, UNIDEE – University of Ideas) and Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander) will operate the selection of n. 8 participants. The selection is based on artistic merit and the consistency of the candidates' practice with the aims of Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing and UNIDEE – University of Ideas.

Final results will be published on the UNIDEE - University of Ideas' website as well as on the UNIDEE' social media pages by 11th April 2016.
Please note that only selected participants will be contacted when the selection process is over. All selected artists for HALF GRANT (2nd and 3rd places) and FULL FEE (5th > 8th places) will receive payment procedures details.


VIII. HOW TO APPLY


Please submit your application (in digital format only) to: unidee.submission@cittadellarte.it stating “UNIDEE/ZEGNA 2016 residency application (your name)” as a subject line (up to 10 Mb per email). If you are submitting more than one email, please state that, for example as subject: UNIDEE/ZEGNA 2016 residency application (your name) 1 of 3 / 2 of 3 / 3 of 3 (no more than three emails).
Please fill out (in English only) the application form that follows by including:

1.  Your basic and contact information
2.  A motivation letter (up to 1 A4 page, font size 12)
3.  Artist Statement
4.  Your Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12)
5.  Check-list of submitted work (Images, texts, audios, videos, URLs, etc.)
6.  Your portfolio and/or practice presentation with a selection of relevant work, as follows:
 • Images: Submit up to 10, at 100 dpi and medium-sized
 • Texts: Submit up to 3 examples, published or unpublished
 • Audio files: Submit up to 3 examples at a duration of up to 10 minutes each
 • Videos: Submit either URLs if available online or use one of the following upload services only: Wetransfer, Dropbox, Rapidshare or yousendit. Be careful with links' expiry dates!


All material must be labelled with surname (family) name, followed by an underscore in the file name. For example: John Smith will label his submitted images as Smith_(title of image).jpg.

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, 1st April, 2016
Only digital submissions are accepted.
 
 
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR FIVE
WEEKLY RESIDENTIAL MODULES GRANTS
AT UNIDEE – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto
in Biella, Italy (Residency period: variable, April 18th – July 15th)

&
ONE PRODUCTION PRIZE worth € 3000,00
 
 
 
This is an open call for applications to partake in joint grant supported by Illycaffè S.p.A. for five weekly residential modules developed by UNIDEE – University of Ideas and Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella - Italy. The five selected participants will take part to a graphic competition for one Production Prize worth € 3000,00 for funding research and production of project presented in the application.



ABOUT UNIDEE – University of Ideas

UNIDEE - University of Ideas launched in 2015 – within the unique and special context of Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella – the experimentation of an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combining theory with practice.
UNIDEE - University of Ideas offers an educational programme based on a weekly research and project laboratory under the guidance of a mentor who is an expert in the theme of that specific module and the active participation of a guest. Through residential dynamics, UNIDEE is designed to form artivators, people who intend to use art as a methodology, practice and language, becoming agents for the activation of responsible actions and processes in the territories in which they live and carry out their professional activities. In 2016 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: research, gift and alteration.

The structure of UNIDEE - University of Ideas is articulated through four types of activities investigating the relationship between art and public sphere:

Weekly residential modules taking place at Cittadellarte, open to students (who can gain ECTS credits), professionals, activists as well as members of society. They are held by mentors who are experts on the three broad thematic areas chosen each year and examined in depth through participatory practices and a multidiciplinary approach.
 Seminar modules taking place at Cittadellarte and/or at external partner centres
• Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte
• Connective Residency at Cittadellarte


ABOUT THE RESIDENCIES

The weekly residencies offered through this joint grant (Illycaffè S.p.A. & Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto) include:

- return travel from country of residence to Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (up to 1000 euros)
- accomodation in Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (single room, shared bathroom - for 6 nights)
- half-board at the Cafeteria luogoComune (breakfasts and lunches)
- use of shared studio space and workshop facilities
- insurance (travel and medical insurance for accidents)
- visa
- attendance to one module chosen by the participant amongst the following:

Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day
A weekly residential module led by Expodium (Nikos Doulos and Bart Witte)
18/ 22 APRIL 2016
(www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=68)

(Over)worked Bodies, Care and Maintenance
A weekly residential module led by Jason Waite with guest Adelita Husni-Bey
25/ 29 APRIL 2016
(www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=69)

Mineral Rights. Site Exploration: Biella Guide Tours