Open Call for Residency Participants – Cittadellarte

the shifting placeAn opportunity for 10 artists and professionals from different fields to participate in The Shifting Place. This will be the second week-long residency organised by UNIDEE – University of Ideas – and taking place at Cittadellarte, Fondazione Pistoletto in Biella, Italy, as part of the Understanding Territoriality project.

The residency aims to investigate the aesthetic, spatial and temporal fractures of transition territorial processes, both in local and transnational, private and common, material and immaterial dimensions.

The residency is divided into three parts: three days spent around the Biellese mountains hosted by the “agents of change” –  members of the Biellese in transition network; the individual and collective work at Cittadellarte; and a public presentation of the residency outcomes. This second week residency module will also establish interactions with locals through exploring 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.

Deadline for applications: 29 April 2016

The full call and information on how to apply can be found here.

Artist in Residence Announced

Netwerk are delighted to announce that next year they have invited artist Christian Nyampeta to undertake a residency as part of the Understanding Territoriality project. Born in Rwanda, London-based artist Nyampeta was nominated for the 2015 Dutch Prix de Rome. The residency is in curatorial conjunction with Cittadellarte.


Creating Territorialities residency open studios and discussion

Banner created by the residency participants

At the beginning of November the Understanding Territoriality partners visited Fondazione Pistoletto – Cittadellarte to meet the Creating Territorialities residency participants, listen to their final presentations and participate in the following discussion.

It was a privilege to hear how projects and ideas had developed both individually and collectively over the week.

A full report of the residency will be available soon.

Creating Territorialities – Residency participants announced

The Understanding Territoriality project is delighted to publish the list of participants who will be taking part in the Creating Territorialities residency at Cittadellarte in Biella, Italy at the beginning of November:

Vahap Avsar (1965, Turkey, lives and works between Istanbul and New York)

Agnes Basthy (1986, Hungary, lives and works in Budapest)

Johanna Bratel (1985, Sweden, lives and works in Malmö)

Anna Bromley (1971, Germany, lives and works in Berlin)

Bahar Habibi (1990, Iran, lives and works in Vancouver)

Diva Helmy (1993, USA, lives and works in Bergen)

Lorenza Ippolito (1979, South Africa, lives and works in Brighton)

Lia Krucken (1971, Brazil, lives and works in Brazil and Germany)

Ju Hyun Oark (1980, Republic of Korea, lives and works in Cologne)

Vittoria Soddu (1986, Italy, lives and works between Brussels and Sardinia)