OPEN CALLS 2017 IN COURSE OF PUBLICATION

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
Piedmont Region; Compagnia di San Paolo; Creative Europe; Fondazione Zegna; illycaffè S.p.A.

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

Institutional Collaborations & Scholarships
ZKM Zentrum für Kurist und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (D); kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Rīga (LV); Minister of Culture of the Republic of Albania (AL); Jyvaskylan Yliopisto, Jyväskylä (FIN); Austrian Culture Forum Moscow (RUS); 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); IULM-Istituto Universitario di Lingue Moderne, Milan (IT); SACI Studio Art Centers International, Florence (IT); Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT); Queens Museum, New York (US); Center for Fine Arts (Bozar), Brussels (B); Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej Bunkier Sztuki, Krakòw (PL); HYDRO, Biella (IT).

Media Partners
Giornale delle Fondazioni; Roots&Routes.



OPEN CALLS 2017


 
OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATION 2017

GRANTS FOR FIVE WEEKLY RESIDENTIAL MODULES
at UNIDEE-University of Ideas @ Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
in Biella, Italy (Residency period: variable, April 24th – July 21th, 2017)
&
ONE PRODUCTION PRIZE worth € 3000



Ph. © UNIDEE 2016 - Photo taken during the module Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day

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 fund research and production of the project initially submitted in the application form.


I. ABOUT UNIDEE - University of Ideas

UNIDEE - University of Ideas of Cittadellarte format proposes an educational model based on ‘other’ ways of gaining experience in the meeting of critical theory, activism and artistic practice, not through subordinate relationships but rather through levels of interaction, exchanges and reciprocal interference.
Laboratory or seminar modules are held each week at Cittadellarte, moderated by a knowledgeable mentor with the support of a guest. The groups of participants, who are always different and arrive from all over the world, interact intensely as they discuss and examine relationships between art and the public sphere in depth, starting from different practices and going through connections with various disciplines (from visual art to economical politics, urbanism, social justice, representative democracy, soundscapes, self representation etc). UNIDEE is an experimental school that uses methodologies, practices, the languages of art and the forms of activism to educate ‘artivators’ or agents for the organisation of actions and processes aimed at initiating responsible changes in societal ecologies.
In 2017 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: Revolution, Desire and Mediation.


II. 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 and Visa (up to 1000 euros);
• Accomodation in Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (single room, shared bathroom - for 6 nights);
• Half-board at the Cafeteria in Cittadellarte (breakfasts and lunches);
• Use of shared studio space and workshop facilities;
• Insurance (travel and medical insurance for accidents);
• Attendance to one module chosen by the participant amongst the following:

a) Errasmus mundus. The desire of error in revolutionary times
A weekly residential module led by Etcetera (Federico Zukerfeld and Loreto Guzman) with guest Franco “Bifo” Berardi.
24 – 28 April 2017
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=86

b) Proposal for Schizoanalytical Seminar II: Title Forthcoming
A weekly residential module led by Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas with guest Carla Bottiglieri
8 – 12 May 2017
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=87

c) Touch, Don’t Dominate
A weekly residential module led by Diego del Pozo with guest Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga
5 – 9 June 2017
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=90

d) The Revolution of the Gaze. Inside the Visible, to grasp the Invisible
A weekly residential module led by Gianluca and Massimiliano De Serio with guest Luigi Fassi
10 – 14 July 2017
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=88

e) The Dance of Attention. What happens as soon as we press ’record’ on a device
A weekly residential module led by Attila Faravelli with guest Adam Asnan
17- 21 July 2017
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=89

The five selected participants are expected to participate to a final competition delivering a graphic artwork for illycaffè S.p.A. (after their attendance to the weekly residential module at UNIDEE-University of Ideas). The participant submitting the best graphic artwork will be awarded a production prize worth € 3000,00.
Participants will be informed about all the specifics related to the graphic artwork after being selected.


III. 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, researcher, etc.) active anywhere in the world;
You have not previously received any grants from illycaffè S.p.A.;
You have a fluent knowledge of the English language.

Please, note that the residency dates are fixed and no changes can be accepted. Once the artist signs the agreement, it is mandatory to respect the given dates.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 19th March, 2017, 5 pm CET
Only digital submissions are accepted.

 
IV. SELECTION PROCEDURES
 
• Residency grants
UNIDEE-University of Ideas will prepare an initial short-list of candidates, amongst whom the joint jury will select the five residency grant winners.
The five selected candidates will be released on or before: Friday March 24th, 2017.

• Production prize
The joint jury will select one production prize winner amongst the graphic artworks illycaffè S.p.A. proposed by the five selected participants after their attendance to the weekly residential module at UNIDEE-University of Ideas. The participant submitting the best graphic artwork will be awarded a production prize worth € 3000,00.
PLEASE NOTE that participants will be informed about all the specifics related to the graphic artwork after being selected. The production prize is meant to fund research and production for the project initially proposed in the application form, which might not be connected to the Illy graphic artwork. plicant.
 
 
V. HOW TO APPLY
 
Please submit your applications via email to: unidee.submission@cittadellarte.it with “illy/UNIDEE 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: Illy/UNIDEE application (your name) 1 of 3 / 2 of 3 / 3 of 3.

Please fill out (in English only) the application form by including your:
• Basic / contact information;
• Motivation letter (up to 1000 words) clearly linking your practice to the module of choice and how you are planning to use the production prize in case of win;
• Artist statement (up to 300 words);

Please include to the e-mail:
• Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12):
• Portfolio with a selection of relevant work/research, 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 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 APPLICATION FORM IN DOC FORMAT
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CALL for APPLICATIONS
for two RESEARCH-BASED residencies
at UNIDEE - University of Ideas, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
in Biella, Italy

RESIDENCY TIMETABLE:
2 residencies for 2 months during SPRING 2017 or FALL 2017


Ph. © UNIDEE 2016 – Open studio Luz Nadina Zapata – April 2016


I. ABOUT UNIDEE - University of Ideas

UNIDEE - University of Ideas of Cittadellarte format proposes an educational model based on ‘other’ ways of gaining experience in the meeting of critical theory, activism and artistic practice, not through subordinate relationships but rather through levels of interaction, exchanges and reciprocal interference. Laboratory or seminar modules are held each week at Cittadellarte, moderated by a knowledgeable mentor with the support of a guest. The groups of participants, who are always different and arrive from all over the world, interact intensely as they discuss and examine relationships between art and the public sphere in depth, starting from different practices and going through connections with various disciplines. UNIDEE is an experimental school that uses methodologies, practices, the languages of art and the forms of activism to educate ‘artivators’ or agents for the organisation of actions and processes responsible for change in the social contexts in which they live.
 
In 2017 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: Revolution, Desire and Mediation.
 
The structure of UNIDEE - University of Ideas is articulated through three 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 multidisciplinary approach.
• 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 2017), profiting of the unique opportunity to visit La Biennale di Venezia 2017, or during Fall Term (September-November), 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. During the residency there will be tailored national and international experts' visits, networking sessions, institutional visits and travel within Northern Italy (especially Turin, Milan and Venice).
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) and Palestine (thanks to a joint grant UNIDEE and A. M. Qattan Foundation).
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 2017 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).

 
IV. TIMELINE
 
The application period for the general Research-based Residency Open Call for 2017 starts on February the 20th. Applications are accepted all the time during the current year.
 
The UNIDEE-University of Ideas Committee (Cecilia Guida, director and curator of UNIDEE-University of Ideas, Juan Sandoval, Director of Art Office, Paolo Naldini, Manager Director of Cittadellarte) 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 2017 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 2017 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:
• Your basic and contact information;
• Your period of choice. Spring 2017 or Fall 2017 indicating which two modules you would like to attend;
• A motivation letter (up to 500 words);
• A project proposal (not binding; up to 500 words);
• Your statement (up to 300 words).

Please include to the e-mail:
• Your Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12);
• 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, 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 APPLICATION FORM IN DOC FORMAT
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR A RESIDENCY GRANT
at UNIDEE – University of Ideas
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy
Residency period: May 2nd – July 1st 2017


UNIDEE - University of Ideas of Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto format proposes an educational model based on ‘other’ ways of gaining experience in the meeting of critical theory, activism and artistic practice, not through subordinate relationships but rather through levels of interaction, exchanges and reciprocal interference.
Laboratory or seminar modules are held each week at Cittadellarte, moderated by a knowledgeable mentor with the support of a guest. The groups of participants, who are always different and arrive from all over the world, interact intensely as they discuss and examine relationships between art and the public sphere in depth, starting from different practices and going through connections with various disciplines. UNIDEE is an experimental school that uses methodologies, practices, the languages of art and the forms of activism to educate ‘artivators’ or agents for the organisation of actions and processes responsible for change in the social contexts in which they live.

In 2017 the programme is based on a close examination of three macro-topics: Revolution, Desire and Mediation.

The structure of UNIDEE - University of Ideas is articulated through three 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 multidisciplinary approach.
• Residency programmes for international artists at Cittadellarte.
• Connective Residency at Cittadellarte.


I. ABOUT THIS RESIDENCY

A 2 month long educational residency programme based on the relationship between participatory art practices and socio-political transformation of society
from May 2nd to July 1st 2017

The 2 month long residency offered through this joint grant (Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation & Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto) includes:
• Return travel from India to Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto;
• Visa;
• 2 months' stay at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (single room in an apartment shared with other international residents-inclusive of cleaning services, use of shared studio space and workshop facilities);
• Insurance (travel and medical insurance for accidents);
• Expert visits, networking sessions, institutional visits, visits to museums and galleries, and travel within Northern Italy;
• A small budget for production and communication, translations;
• A modest per diem;
• Attendance to the following weekly residential modules:

8 – 12 May
Proposal for Schizoanalytical Seminar II: Title Forthcoming
Mentor: Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas
Guest: Carla Bottiglieri
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=87 

5 – 9 June
Touch, Don’t Dominate
Mentor: Diego Dal Pozo Barriuso
Guest: Julia Morandeira Arrizabalaga
www.cittadellarte.it/unidee/activity.html?id=90 


II. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
 
You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met):
• You are a citizen of India;
• You currently reside in the country;
• You were born during or after 1987;
• You have not previously received grants from Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation for overseas projects;
• You have a fluent knowledge of the English language.

PLEASE NOTE that the residency dates are fixed and no change can be accepted. Once the artist signs the agreement, it is mandatory to respect the given dates.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, 5th March, 2017.
Only digital submissions are accepted.

 
III. SELECTION PROCEDURE
 
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation will prepare an initial short-list of candidates, amongst whom UNIDEE–University of Ideas' curatorial board will select one residency grant winner.
Final results will be released on Monday, 20th March, 2017.


IV. HOW TO APPLY
 
Please submit your applications to: krishna@inlaksfoundation.org with “INLAKS/UNIDEE 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: INLAKS/UNIDEE application (your name) 1 of 3 / 2 of 3 / 3 of 3.

Please fill out (in English only) this application form by including your:
 
Basic / contact information;
• Motivation letter, including a project proposal for this specific residency (up to 1000 words). In writing up your proposal, bear in mind that UNIDEE - University of Ideas values process and research based practices: thus, the project you are proposing at the time of your application is not binding and can be implemented while in residence if still relevant. Please also mention which weekly modules you would like to attend;
• Artist statement;
• Curriculum Vitae;
• Portfolio 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, followed by an underscore in the file name. For example: John Smith will label his submitted images as Smith_(title of image).jpg.


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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2017

Open call for Trauma & Revival: Contemporary Encounters residency programs conceived by: kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia) and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy) under the umbrella of UNIDEE – University of Ideas.

The two residencies are developed under the framework of Trauma & Revival. Cultural relations between Eastern and Western Europe, a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union (2015-2018).

Deadline: February 9, 2017
 
 

 

VENUES AND TIME FRAMES
 
Workshop in Moscow (Russia)
4 days during the week of 15-22 May 2017.
Including a visit of the exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945 – 1968 at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and of other key Russian cultural actors.

Residency - kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Latvia)
kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Riga, Latvia), July 8 – 22, 2017.
Number of participants: 12

Residency - Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy)
Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, Italy), September 11 – 30, 2017.
Number of participants: 10

Workshop in Krakow (Poland)
During 2nd week of October 2017.
Programme to be confirmed.

 
GENERAL PROJECT FRAMEWORK
 
This initiative wishes to showcase and reflect on the East-West cultural connections since the Second World War by bringing together artworks and artists from both the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe, from the past and present. The project echoes the context in which Europe currently stands, and it will reflect specifically on artistic movements and cultural exchanges between the West and the East, since the Cold War until today.
 
From an art-historical point of view, this project aims at problematizing the accepted canon of modern art enhanced by Western European museums, many of which, up till now, continue to fade out the artistic creation, discoveries and history of Eastern European art. By giving young artists and policy-makers the chance to rethink existing East-West cultural relations and synergies, in particular with Russia, this project is an opportunity to engage with a largely unknown historic journey into Europe’s recent artistic past. 

The challenge is to raise awareness about our ‘shared cultural heritage and history’ and its current impact on the everyday. Both Eastern and Western Europe need to cast a light on this part of our history, in order to better apprehend the present, and embrace cultural exchanges and opportunities between young artists. Given this context, one may wonder about the current status of cultural relations, the dialogues between Western and Eastern Europe, which includes countries such as Russia. Are these exchanges between artists more frequent and more inspiring? Are both sides still influencing each other? How do citizens see this joint past and how do they consider the present? And can policy-makers raise the awareness about the need for more exchanges in this field. This project will address these questions.

Through various shared actions and knowledge exchanges, the project will invite participants to reflect on a series of fundamental questions raised during the Cold War that are perhaps still relevant today. Do those values, utopias and questions asked by artists working between 1945 and 1968 differ from those posed today? How do young artists from the East and the West understand the art movements from that period? And do artists and citizens experience current tensions in the same way their predecessors experienced them during the Cold War? During the 60’s the social, cultural and political revolutions nurtured artistic practice. Does the current global crisis equally impact young creativity? And what do contemporary artists need to inspire others and bring forth practical challenges? More globally, the project will also reflect on the importance of cultural diplomacy today in Europe.

 
THE KEY POINTS OF THE RESIDENCIES

Coordinated by kim? Contemporary Art Centre and Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, in cooperation with BOZAR, the residencies in Rīga (Latvia) and Biella (Italy) propose workshops, lectures, master-classes, discussions, encounters, debates, and open studio events gathering emerging artists and researchers from Eastern and Western Europe, including Russia. Thanks to its content, themes, and showcased artists, the travelling exhibition Facing the Future: Art in Europe 1945-1968 (curated by Peter Weibel and Eckhart Gillen), will serve as a point of departure for all residency participants, because of its historical and inspiring perspective on the above mentioned issues. A range of interdisciplinary tutors and presenters will follow, support and contribute to the creation or learning process of the participants during their residencies.

The two-week residency by kim? Contemporary Art Centre, taking place at its venue in Riga, Latvia will pay attention to the historical complexities, common memories and imagined futures that have been significant in the East – West dichotomy relationship, particularly in the infrastructure of the Baltic countries, which has been a frontier between Russia and Europe. The programme, curated and designed by professionals coming from various fields will question the notions of frontiers and borders, disconnection, separation and union, a common realm, joint memories and futures, among other important topics.

The three-week residency at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto is developed within the framework of UNIDEE – University of Ideas, which is an educational programme investigating the relationship between art and the public sphere and combines theory with practice. UNIDEE will offer a programme based on lectures, seminars, collective discussions and a final open studio event. The participants will be guided throughout the residency programme by a tutor and a group of acknowledged international experts. The 2017 UNIDEE programme is shaped around three macro-topics: Revolution, Desire, Mediation. These will also be guidelines for residency participants to suggest critical and new inputs, and to propose geo-political links between the time-lapse (1945-1968) and the historical, social and economic issues expressed in the general frame of Trauma & Revival project.

Both residencies will focus on the series of discussions, talks, lectures and presentations directed towards the development of a unique body of work – artistic interventions that will be further considered and potentially included in a contemporary art exhibition that will be erected at kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow and Center for Fine Arts (Bozar), Brussels in 2018.

 
TUTORS AND EXPERTS
 
kim? Contemporary Art Centre
Tutors and experts coming from different fields of expertise will shape the two weeks residency programme. Among them will be artists, curators, theoreticians, anthropologists, sociologists, philosophers and other professionals who in their own practice deal with the topics of East-West relations in the context of Eastern Europe, particularly the Baltic states and its complex history. Residency programme will focus on the infrastructure and history of Riga, which has been the centre of the region with rich and complex past as well as changing face throughout the centuries.

Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto
Independent curator Aria Spinelli will tutor the three-week residency. Each week a group of international experts (philosophers, researchers, artists, curators, activists, journalists coming from Europe and Russia) will be invited to give lectures, master-classes and workshops focusing on both the East-West relations within Europe, and the relations between Europe and specific extra-European areas around the world during the historical timeframe of Trauma & Revival project.

Aria Spinelli is an independent curator and researcher and a co-founding member of Radical Intention. She holds a BA (University la Sapienza, Rome 2005), and MA (Naba, Milan 2008) and is currently conducting a PhD at Loughborough University (U.K). Her investigation is on the relations between art and activism with a focus on the work of Greek-French philosopher Cornelius Castoriadis, in particular on his concepts of the radical imaginary and the radical imagination. As co-member of the Politicized Practice Research Group of the School of Arts, she organised Castoriadis Revisited: Questioning the radical imaginary in contemporary art and curatorial practice (Loughborough University, June 17th 2015). She lectured at Loughborough University and contributed to conferences on art and activism (Who is afraid of the Public? at ICA, London 2013; CADN Conference at OCAD, Toronto, Canada 2014). She conducts workshops for artists and organises events on art and activism (Curating as a form assembly, 2015; Elapsing Time in an Expanded Artwork, 2016 at Pistoletto Foundation in Biella, Italy; Artistic Strategies & Workers Struggles, MayDay Rooms in London U.K. 2015).

 
ABOUT kim? CONTEMPORARY ART CENTRE AND CITTADELLARTE – FONDAZIONE PISTOLETTO
 
kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga was founded in 2009. The name of kim? is no less than an abbreviation of an insistent question “what is art?" (“kas ir māksla?” in Latvian). The organization offers a certain range of activities such as exhibitions, lectures, discussions, publications and other events related to recent art, theory and social issues introduced by means of local and international corpus of ideas, beliefs and individuals. kim? supports the development of emerging artists, theoreticians, curators, philosophers, translators and thinkers of other spheres aiming to provide a responsive context to their work and to make critical practices accessible to a wider audience. Since 2009, more than 150 local and international artist exhibitions have been organized by kim?, and the basis for regular lectures, seminars, screenings and performances has been set. In 2013 kim? in collaboration with Art in General worked on Latvia’s pavilion in the 55th Venice Biennale. Most recent collaboration partners: Moderna Museet Malmo (Malmö), Art in General (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art Garage (Moscow). In 2015 kim? in partnership with KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program in New York and Gasworks, Gallery, Studios and International Residency Programme in London launched the kim? Residency Award.

Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto’s aim is to inspire and produce a responsible change in society through ideas & creative projects. Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto was instituted in 1998 as a concrete action of the Progetto Arte Manifesto, where the artist Michelangelo Pistoletto proposed a new role for the artist: that of placing art in direct interaction with all the areas of human activity which form society. It is a great laboratory, hosting many young artists, which generates unedited processes of development in diverse fields of culture, production, economics & politics. The activities pursue a basic objective: to operationally take artistic interventions into every sector of civil society to contribute responsibly & profitably to address the profound changes of our age. It's structured organically according to a cellular system that configures itself in a main nucleus that subdivides into different nuclei. These take the name of “Uffizi” with following categories Art, Education, Ecology, Politics, Fashion, Nutrition, Architecture etc.

 
ABOUT TRAUMA & REVIVAL
 
This project explores the post-war period of Europe’s history between 1945 and 1968 through its artistic developments. The importance of this initiative lies in the East-West connections and the reflection that it wishes to showcase following WWII, by bringing together arts works and artists from both the Soviet Union and Western Europe. Through exhibitions, artistic encounters, workshops and debates, the project echoes the context in which Europe currently stands, and in particular its cultural ties between the West and the East, during the Cold War and today. Its relevance today is even more crucial at a time when dialogue is more necessary than ever, starting with artists.

Trauma & Revival is a project co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union, and produced in partnership by:
• Center for Fine Arts (Bozar) (Belgium, www.bozar.be)
• ZKM Zentrum für Kurist und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe (Germany, http://zkm.de)
kim? Contemporary Art Centre (Latvia, www.kim.lv)
• Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy, www.cittadellarte.it)
• Galeria Sztuki Wspolczesnej Bunkier Sztuki (Poland, http://bunkier.art.pl/)
• Jyvaskylan Yliopisto (Finland, www.jyu.fi)
• Austrian Culture Forum Moscow (Russia, www.akfmo.org)
• Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Russia, www.arts-museum.ru)
• State Museum and exhibition Center ROSIZO (Russia, www.russianmuseums.info/M2628)
• Tretyakov State Gallery (Russia, www.tretyakovgallery.ru)

 
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY
 
The grant covers:
• Travel reimbursement to and from the residency venues and VISA costs. The travel costs should be economy class tickets only.
• Accommodation at kim? or/and at Cittadellarte.
• Artists’ fee – payable according to international and local laws.
• Additionally travel and accommodation costs will be covered for the trips to Moscow and Krakow in 2017.

A budget for production will be available to the participants only in Cittadellarte’s residency.

 
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
 
You are eligible to apply if you are (all conditions below must be met):
• A visual artist or creative professional, active in art and culture or related fields, coming from Russia or any European country (those who are native of other parts of the world but living and resident in Europe are also eligible to apply);
• Born after 1982;
• Fluent in English.

 
HOW TO APPLY
 
Please, if you are interested in applying for kim? Contemporary Art Centre’s residency, submit your application to: opencall@kim.lv stating: “Trauma & Revival - Latvia” as a subject line (up to 10 MB per email).

If you wish to apply for Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto's residency, submit your application to unidee.submission@cittadellarte.it stating “Trauma & Revival - Italy” as a subject line (up to 10 MB per email).

Please, download the application form, fill it out (in English only), and save it in a single PDF document by including:
• Your basic and contact information;
• The residency you would like to participate in, underlining the interest in its particular programme and context;
• A motivation letter (up to 500 words);
• Your professional statement (up to 300 words).

Please attach to the e-mail:
• Your Curriculum Vitae (up to 2 A4 pages, font size 12)
• Examples of your work (3-4 examples (images, texts, audio files, videos, etc.)).

Deadline for submission: February 9, 2017 (18 PM CET).

The selected participants will be informed by March 13, 2017, as well as announced on the organizers’ and project partners’ websites, social media sites, and on UNIDEE-University of Ideas website.
Please, note that only selected artists will be contacted when the selection process is over.

 
INFORMATION
 
If you have enquiries, please contact us at opencall@kim.lv and unidee@cittadellarte.it.
 

DOWNLOAD THE OPEN CALL IN PDF FORMAT 
DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION FORM IN DOC FORMAT






Vincitore del Premio di Produzione Illycaffè S.p.a, UNIDEE-Università delle Idee 2016

Siamo molto lieti di annunciare il vincitore del premio di produzione Illycaffè S.p.a, Marlon Portales (1991, Cuba), per aver proposto il migliore progetto grafico dopo la partecipazione al modulo settimanale residenziale UNIDEE-Università delle Idee, Unmaking: Subverting The Every-Day, a cura di Expodium (Nikos Doulos & Bart Witte), 18 Apr/ 22 Apr, 2016.


Il Premio di Produzione, gentilmente offerto da Illycaffè S.p.a nel contesto del programma educativo UNIDEE-Università delle Idee, vuole incoraggiare, attraverso un sostegno economico, lo sviluppo della ricerca artistica del vincitore.
 
 



Siamo molto lieti di annunciare la nuova collaborazione con il Ministero della Cultura della Repubblica d'Albania che ha selezionato i due artisti albanesi, Bib Frrokaj e Lek Gjeloshi, per la partecipazione al modulo UNIDEE-Università delle Idee dal titolo "The Encounter. Reclaiming the potentiality of affection" (10/ 21 ottobre 2016), a cura di Adrian Paci (Cittadellarte, Biella, e Art House, Scutari).
http://www.kultura.gov.al/al/newsroom/njoftime/fituesit-ne-programin-rezidencial-nderkombetar-cittadellearte

 

 
 

UNIDEE - University of Ideas e A. M. Qattan Foundation sono liete di rinnovare la loro lunga collaborazione offrendo una borsa di studio per una residenza all'artista Raneem Turjman (1987, Gerusalemme).
Raneem sarà artista in residenza a Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto per un periodo di due mesi, durante i quali parteciperà alla sessione autunnale del programma UNIDEE e svilupperà la sua personale ricerca artistica con il supporto del team UNIDEE.
 







UNIDEE - Università delle Idee e Fondazione Zegna sono liete di annunciare che l'artista italiana Vanessa Alessi è la vincitrice del Premio di Produzione offerto dalla Fondazione Zegna per lo sbiluppo del progetto "Transumana" nelle città di  Biella e Trivero. L'ispirazione per il progetto è nata all' interno del modulo UNIDEE "Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing" curato da Martino Gamper (tenuto a Cittadellarte dal 6 al 10 giugno 2016). La giuria ha riconosciuto e premiato l' originalità, il valore relazionale e la coerenza della proposta progettuale al contesto dell'Oasi Zegna.
 

 
 

 
 
SELEZIONE DEI 10 PARTICIPANTI AL MODULO RESIDENZIALE  "THE SHIFTING PLACE AESTHETIC, SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL FRACTURES OF TRANSITIONAL TERRITORIES"
 
 
Siamo lieti di annunciare i dieci partecipanti selezionati per il modulo residenziale “The Shifting Place Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories”, nel contesto del progetto Europeo Understanding Territoriality.
 
Eleni Kamma (1973, Cipro/Grecia), Alaa Abu Asad (1989, Palestina), Bahar Habibi (1990, Iran), Emma Gibson (1983, Australia), Elja Ranta (1980, Finlandia), Moonis Ahmad (1992, India), Sílvia Cruells Lado (1986, Spagna), Wayne Lim (1989, Singapore), Teresa Palmieri (1977, Italy), Chiara Sgaramella (1982, Italy).
 
 
Il criterio principale di selezione dei partecipanti è stato individuato nella coerenza tra approccio e lavoro artistico dei singoli e il taglio della ricerca espresso attraverso il testo di Giusy Checola, pubblicato insieme al bando “The Shifting Place Aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transitional territories”.
I dieci selezionati hanno espresso un forte interesse non solo per lo sviluppo della loro personale pratica artistica, ma anche per l'approfondimento e la messa in questione dei temi del modulo, l'esperienza e il lavoro in comune con gli attivisti e con Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto.
Tra i criteri di scelta sono stati considerati positivamente l'eterogeneità delle pratiche, delle origini geo-culturali e degli ambiti disciplinari di riferimento in quanto strumenti importanti per la ricerca sulla “località” e, quindi, per l'analisi approfondita degli aspetti potenziali e controversi dei “territori in transizione”.

 
 

 
 
SELEZIONE DEGLI 8 PARTECIPANTI, DI CUI 4 PREMIATI, in collaborazione con FONDAZIONE ZEGNA
per Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, modulo settimanale residenziale a cura di Martino Gamper
con ospite Visible (Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander)


Siamo lieti di annunciare gli otti partecipanti al modulo settimanale residenziale Designing while Walking, Walking while Designing, a cura di Martino Gamper, selezionati attraverso open call, da una giuria composta da Anna Zegna (Fondazione Zegna), Martino Gamper (mentore), Paolo Naldini (direttore, Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto), Cecilia Guida (direttore UNIDEE – Università delle Idee) e Juan Esteban Sandoval (direttore, Ufficio Arte di Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto).

BORSA TOTALE
1. Milagros Arias (1989, Perù)
2. Jihyun Ryou (1980, Repubblica di Corea)

BORSA PARZIALE
3. Vanessa Alessi (1979, Italia)
4. Fenia Kotsopoulou (1981,Grecia)

SENZA BORSA
5. Tom Collison (1991, Gran Bretagna)
6. Hisae Ikenaga (1977, Messico) - con il supporto della Fondazione Pollock-Krasner
7. Valeria Nekhaeva (1985, Russia)
8. Mo Abd-Ulla (1975, Iraq)

La giuria ha valutato i profili professionali e le motivazioni, scegliendo di creare un gruppo di partecipanti eterogeneo e internazionale, i quali provenendo da differenti percorsi artistici e di ricerca, rappresentano la molteplicità della scena contemporanea.