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Premio New York Artists 2013-2014

Giorgio Andreotta Calò CV I Selected Works

Giorgio Andreotta Calò (b. 1979 in Venice, Italy) studied sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti, Venice (1999-2005) and at the KHB KunstHochSchule, Berlin (2003-2004). In 2005 he received a diploma with Honours in Fine Art with a thesis on Gordon Matta-Clark. In 2001-2003 and 2007 he worked as assistant to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Since 2008 he lived and works in Venice and Amsterdam where was a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2009-2011) . In 2011 his work has been presented at the 54th Biennale of Venice curated by Bice Curiger. In 2012 he won the Premio Italia for contemporary art organized by the Museum MAXXI in Rome.

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Premio New York Artists 2012-2013

Anna Franceschini

Anna Franceschini(born in Pavia, 1979, lives and works in Brussels) studied in Milan where she received a MA in Media Studies and a post-graduate grant in History and Criticism of Italian Cinema at IULM University.

Her work has been presented and received awards in film festivals, including the 60th Locarno Film Festival (CH), TFF(Turin Film Festival (IT), and MFF(Milan Film Festival).

Solo exhibitions include Subjective projektionen: Anna Franceschini, Bielefelder Kunstverein (DE); Thea Ddjordjatze: quiet speech in wide circulation / Screening room: Anna Franceschini, Kiosk Gallery, Ghent (BE), HALATION, Objectif – Exhibition- Antwerp (BE). Upcoming solo shows will include The stuffed shirt, Peep Hole – Milan (IT) and St. Paul St Gallery, AUT, Auckland (NZ).

Her work has been shown in group exhibitions including A text is a thing, Vistamare, Benedetta Spalletti - Pescara (IT); The Eleventh Hour, Futura, Prague (CZ); Videoreport Italia 2008-09, GC.AC. - Monfalcone (IT) and The Flying carpets, Villa Medici, Rome (IT). In 2011 her work was awarded Honorable Mention at Ariane de Rothschild Prize – Milan. She is also the winner of Fondazione Casoli Prize 2012 - Fabriano (IT).

Franceschini has been a resident artist at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten - Amsterdam (NL) and VIR/Viafarini In Residence, Milan. Her work is in institutional and private collections including the Musée National d'Art Moderne Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, MACRO Museum in Rome, Dommering Collection in Amsterdam and the Nicoletta Fiorucci Collection in Rome.

Francesco Arena

Francesco Arena draws inspiration for his work from Italian history, in particular the political and social issues that characterize recent events. Controversies, often times silenced for political reasons, gain new life through the synthetic and metaphorical forms of his sculptures.

Arena's solo exhibitions include Trittico 57, Project Room, Museion, Bolzano; Orizzonte con riduzione di Mare, Monitor, Rome (both in 2012); Com'è piccola Milan, Peep Hole, Milan (2011); Art Statement, Art Basel; Cratere, De Vleeshal, Middelburg (2010). He has participated in group exhibitions, including: The revolution must be made little by little |part 2: The Squaring of the Circle, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Sao Paolo, Brasil (2012); Sotto la Strada la Spiaggia, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2012); Il bel paese dell'arte, GAMEC, Bergamo (2011); Pleure qui peut rit qui veut – Premio Furla 2011, Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna; Temporaneo – Contemporary Art in the Evolving City, organized by Nomas Foundation and IMF Foundation, Rome (2010); Practicing Memory – In the time of an all – engaging present, Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella (2010).

In 2011 Arena was shortlisted for the Premio Furla, Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna. In 2009 he won the Premio Fondazione Ermanno Casoli, Fabriano and Premio LUM for Contemporary Art, I Edition, LUM, Libera Università Mediterranea, Bari. He has been has been artist in residence at Villa Arson,Nice.

The artist was born in Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi, in 1978. He currently lives and works in Cassano delle Murge, Bari.

Premio New York Artists 2011-2012

Alberto Tadiello Selected Works

Patrick Tuttofuoco Selected Works

Premio New York Artists 2010-2011

Pietro Ruffo Selected Works

Pietro Ruffo was born in 1978 in Rome and later studied architecture there.

His paintings, drawings and sculptural installations reflect his intense social and moral concerns. His work uses large "maps" tracing the cultural and military influence of the world's imperial powers. Technical drawing and geographical maps are elaborated further through freehand drawing; his installations embrace both highly technical materials and an intensely manual practice.

The themes of colonialism and the desire for liberty led him to develop a project over the past year that addresses Isaiah Berlin, the Oxford University professor considered one of the 20th century's strongest exponents of liberalism. Ruffo's current project is titled "The rise of liberal thought in the U.S.A."

He has exhibited at M.A.D. (the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York; TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes); Kunstverein Langenhagen, Germany; MAXXI (the National Museum of XXI Century Arts), Rome; MACRO (Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Roma); MAR (Museo d'Arte della città di Ravenna); and the Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro, Italy.

In 2005 he travelled to Beslan, Russia, to work with children who survived the massacre at their local school by Chechen rebels. Ruffo has also worked on other public projects, including a sculptural proposal for Ground Zero, a special project in the psychiatric hospital in Colmar, France, and various art workshops with disadvantaged children.

Marinella Senatore Selected Works

Marinella Senatore is a film director and director of photography who also works with drawing, painting and installation. She holds a degree from Rome's Centre for Experimental Cinematography and teaches video and photography at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the University Complutense of Madrid.

Her films, photographs and installations demonstrate her interest in the arrangement of light on the set. This interest has also inspired sculptural installations (Memeland, 2005) and photographic series (Places, 2005). In recent years, Senatore has been working with storytelling as a means to involve the public in the making of artworks. In such projects, which take the form of collaborative films (such as How do U kill the Chemist, 2009; Manuale per Viaggiatori, 2007; Horizontes de Sucesos, 2007; and All the things I need, 2006) she uses music as a place of exchange, where the viewer becomes participant, and the hierarchy between the artist as author and the public as recipient can be questioned and rewritten.

In other pieces the public has been involved as producer of public projects, though a microcredit system that aims at creating an alternative and socially responsible economy for cultural production. The artist takes the role of facilitator, or mediator. Along the way, this collective dimension has gradually expanded to involve students, women's communities, business associations and groups of craftspeople in stage design, set building and technical aspects, touching the very core of production. With a contribution of one or two Euros each, her most recent videos were entirely produced by thousands of people (1,200 citizens of Madrid produced the musical Speak Easy in 2009), in a choral enthusiasm founded on effective micro-relationality.

Her work fosters the construction of an archive of shared narratives that create a sense of community. Her subjects and plots are narrative occasions for complex audiovisual machines where light plays its demiurgic role, music acts as emotional catalyst, and photography carries out its governing function between the poles of reality and fiction, between the truth of the streets and the phantasmagoria of invention.

Premio New York Artists 2009-2010

Salvatore Arancio Selected Works
(Fall 2009)

Salvatore Arancio’s main interest lies in the potential of images. Departing from their literal meaning, he creates new juxtapositions that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disquieting. Working across a range of media such as photo-etchings, collage, animation and video, he looks to nature and science for his sources of inspiration, while unsettling any hint of the sublime by re-framing the images and the viewer’s experience. His constructed landscapes contain a sense of both the familiar and the unknown that enhances their symbolic readings and implications. His work has been featured in numerous exhibitions including “I giovani che visitano le nostre rovine non vi vedono che uno stile,” at GAM, Turin, (2009), Prague Biennale 4, Karlin Hall, Prague (2009), Nul, Foxy Production, New York (2008) No Room For the Groom: An Exhibition with Douglas Sirk, Herald St, London (2007) among others. During his stay in New York Arancio will focus his research on the study of the archives related to the New York World's Fair of 1939 and its machine-age Utopian visions, combining them with the rigorous aesthetic of Berenice Abbott' s scientific "Super Sight" photographs which are part of the Photography Collection of The New York Public Library's Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs.

Alice Cattaneo Selected Works
(Fall 2009)

Alice Cattaneo’s spatial interventions carry an idea of vulnerability through meticulous gestures that play out in a dimension between stasis and chaos. As in these unbalanced architectures in her videos, her actions put in motion chains of micro-moments that simultaneously defy gravity and explore areas of structural instability. The images she creates are, in their bare simplicity, fragments that explore complexity through specific actions. Both in the video and in the architectural interventions the logic is that of the stage machine. In the theatre, the machine should vanish behind the stage, but here it shows itself openly. Cattaneo studied at the Glasgow School of Art and at the San Francisco Art Institute. Recent solo exhibitions include: Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan (2008); MADRE Museum, Naples (2008); Ikon Gallery, Birmingham (2007); and Analix Forever, Geneva (2006). Recent group exhibitions include Italics, Italian Art between Tradition and Revolution, 1968-2008, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, and MOCA, Chicago (2009) and Fragile, Terres d’Empathie, Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne (2009). During the residency in New York, Cattaneo’s research will investigate two different experiences of urban reality: The Arcades Project by Walter Benjamin, a philosophical vision of the 19th Century in Paris, and the Russian Utopia Museum, a virtual archive containing 480 unbuilt architectural prospects. Identifying New York as a polymorphic context where it is possible to relocate connections between experienced and imagined situations, she will focus on the idea of the fragment and the urban landscape as visions of an imaginary space suspended between reality and the theater.

Meris Angioletti
(Spring 2010)

Born in Bergamo (Italy) in 1977, Meris Angioletti lives and works in Milan and Paris. She graduated in Fine Arts from the Academy of Brera in Milan and has participated in numerous workshops including (Idea Bank/ the Energy Clothes at the FAR in Como and Modelmania, with Olafur Elisson in Venice).
Recent solo shows in 2009 include I describe the way and meanwhile I am proceeding along it, Fondazione Galleria Civica di Trento (upcoming); Ginnastica Oculare, GAMeC, Bergamo; Il Paradigma Indiziario, Care of, Milan; Haunted, Galleria Tiziana di Caro, Salerno (2008).
Selected group shows include The Filmic Conventions, FormContent, London; Just in the Dark, Mercati di Traiano, Rome; T2-Le 50 Lune di Saturno, Turin; VideoReport Italia 2006-2007, GC.AC Monfalcone; Echo, Transpalette, Bourges; Heavier then air, ITCA_Re-reading the future, Prague Triennial, Prague; Pavillon#7, Palais de Tokyo (mezzanine), Paris; Artetica-descrivere il resto, Porto Cesareo (LE); Art4Lux, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Guest Room, Straatgalerij-Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; M.M.M. Milano-Melbourne-Milano, Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces, Melbourne.
In 2005 she was artist-in-residence at the Centre de Récollets – Dena Foundation in Paris. In 2006 she worked in Maastricht within the program MapXXL- Pèpinières Européennes pour jeunes artistes, where she realized, in collaboration with a psychiatric hospital, Travel Tales, a radio-play reconstructing the memories of a patient affected of Dromomania. She was artist-in-residence at Le Pavillon-Laboratoire de création du Palais de Tokyo, Paris for the edition 2007/2008 and short-listed for the prize The Spirit in any condition does not burn – 7. Premio Furla 2009

Luca Trevisani Selected Works
(Spring 2010)

Luca Trevisani has exhibited throughout Italy, Europe, and New York. Recent solo shows include NIMKat Montevideo in Amsterdam; Identitiy is a Cloud at Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza; The Truth is that Truth Changes, Pinksummer, Genova; and a show at MARS, Milan. He has also shown at Mehdi Chouakri and Kunstler Hous, Berlin; Klaua von Nichtssagend Gallery, NY; Ileana Tounta Contemporary Art Center, Athens; New Galerie de France, Paris; Ca’ Pesaro, Venice; and Castello Sforzesco, Milano. He has participated in screenings and festivals such as Cumulonembo + Volksbuhne, Lambretto, Milan, with Riccardo Previdi and Bahnhof; Tettonica a placche, Neon fdv, Milano with Stefano Mandracchia, Simone Tosca and Massimo Carozzi. He has had residencies at NIMK/Montevideo in Amsterdam (2009) and Kunstlerhus Bethanien, Berlin. In 2007 he won the Premio Furla prize for Art. In 2006 he was selected for the Premio Artegiovane Milano e Torino.

Premio New York Artists 2007-2008

Ettore Favini
(Fall 2007)

Born in Cremona, Italy, in 1974, Favini received his BFA at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, where he studied with Alberto Garutti. The book which most exemplifies his artistic concerns is "The Third Landscape" by Gilles Clement, landscape architect and gardener. Favini has exhibited at Fuori Uso, Mercato Globale (Montesilvano 1997, Former Stellamare Colony), La Ville, la Memoire le Jardin (Rome 1998, Villa Medici), Rough End (Milan 2005, Alessandro de March Gallery), Il mio Papà (Rome 2006, Adriano Olivetti Foundation), and Ettore Favini (Milan, Alessandro de March Gallery).

Linda Fregni Nagler
(Fall 2007)

Photographer and videomaker, Linda Fregni Nagler was born in Stockholm on October 21,1976, and now lives and works in Milan, Italy. After earning a BFA in painting at the Academy of fine Arts of Brera, Milan, in 2000, she completed the advanced course in Visual Arts with Jimmie Durham at the Ratti Foundation, in Como in 2004. In 2006 she received a diploma in Cinematographic Photography at the Escuela International de Cine y Television (EICTV), in San Antonio de Los Baños, Cuba. She has exhibited her photographs and videos in solo shows at Viafarini Gallery in Milan (2003) and at Olivetti Foundation in Rome (2006). Beginning in 2003 she participated in "Progetto Casina", an artistic project inside the womens section of the Prison of San Vittore, Milan, and in 2007 she exhibited the related photographic work in the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, home of Leonardo da Vinci’s "Last Supper".

Andrea Mastrovito
(Spring 2008)

Andrea Mastrovito has exhibited in the M.A.X.X.I. museum in Rome and the Centro Pecci in Prato among many other institutions in Italy and has had numerous solo shows in Europe and the U.S. His work was exhibited in one man shows this spring at the Foley Gallery and at the Pulse Art Fair, both in New York.

Silvia Vendramel
(Spring 2008)

Silvia Vendramel’s work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Italy, Spain, France, and Germany

Premio New York Artists 2006-2007

Nico Vascellari
(Spring 2007)

Nico Vascellari was born in Vittorio Veneto in 1976. He left the university to focus on his singing for With Love, a punk/noise band with which he has produced several albums and toured throughout Europe, USA and Japan. The intensity of performance is one of the starting points of Vascellari's artistic research. His work includes the use of media such as sculpture, photography, video and installation. His performances were recently defined as "storms of feedback between the performer, the audience and the space". (Andrea Lissoni on "Tema Celeste"). Vascellari was awarded the First International Prize for Performance for his project "Nico & The Vascellari" by a committee headed by Marina Abramovic, who invited him to join her group, IPG.

Rossella Biscotti
(Spring 2007)

Rossella Biscotti uses the documentary aesthetic to explore the relationship between historical, real and fictional time through video and installation. Her videos have been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout Italy and Europe including TENT (Rotterdam), American Academy in Rome (Rome), Galeria Paolo Boselli (Brussels), GAM Castel San Pietro Terme (Bologna), Viafarini (Milan), Smart Project Space (Amsterdam), Prodajna Galerija (Belgrade), Trevi Flash Art Museum (Trevi), Fondazione Olivetti (Rome).

Paolo Chiasera
(Fall 2006)

Paolo Chiasera was born in 1978, in Bologna, Italy. He studied at the School of Fine Arts in Bologna and at Kunsthochschule Weissensee in Berlin from 1997 to 2002. He currently lives and works in Florence.
Chiasera has had group shows in several major venues including: S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent (Belgium), MARTa, Herford (Germany), Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, and GAM Galleria Civica D'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin. His works were also included in the first Moscow Biennal and in the first T1-Torino Triennale Tremusei. He has been affiliated with the Massimo Minini gallery in Brescia since 2003.

Eva Mattes
(Fall 2006)

Eva and Franco Mattes, a.k.a. 0100101110101101.ORG, are a couple of restless Italian artists who use non-conventional communication tactics to obtain the largest visibility with the minimum effort. Born in 1976, they live between Barcelona, New York and Bologna, and work throughout the world. They have been pioneers in the net.art movement; remixing famous digital art pieces and performing Life Sharing: a real-time digital self portrait, during which they even submitted to satellite surveillance for an entire year.
In the last decade they have focused on creating unpredictable mass-scale performances staged outside art spaces, involving an unaware audience, where truth and falsehood mix to the point of being indistinguishable.
Among other wonderfully twisted things, they've erected fake architectural heritage signs, run media campaigns for non-existent action movies, and even convinced the entire populace of Vienna that Nike had purchased the city's historic Karlsplatz and was about to rename it "Nikeplatz." Their controversial performances, which have often bordered on illegality, have been discussed in countless television shows, art magazines and newspapers, earning them the name the "Bonnie and Clyde of Contemporary Art." Their works have been shown internationally at numerous institutions including: Collection Lambert, Avignon; Fondazione Pitti Discovery, Florence, Postmasters Gallery, New York; Lentos Museum of Modern Art, Linz; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; ICC, Tokyo; Manifesta 4, Frankfurt.
In 2006 they won the Premio New York. In 2000 they received the Jerome Commission from the Walker Art Center. They are among the youngest artists ever to participate in the Venice Biennale.
The Mattes' works are part of several private and public collections such as the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; MEIAC, Spain; MAK, Vienna. They are artistic directors of the international cult-status festival "The Influencers."

Premio New York Artists 2005-2006

Sissi (Daniela Olivieri)
(Fall 2005)

Sissi was born in 1977 in Bologna. She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti and her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Italy and Holland. In 2001 she contributed a performance work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. In 2002 she won the Querini Stampalia Award "Furla per l'Arte". In 2004, her solo show Nidi was exhibited at the the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Central to Sissi's work are manual ability and the body; sculptural elements, including wool, rattan, scoubidu, are fundamental to her performances and become environments for her body, like a butterfly's cocoon.

Ivana Spinelli
(Fall 2005)

Ivana Spinelli is an Italian artist who recently studied at the University of Luton (U.K.) after taking a degree from the Academy of Fine Art in Macerata, Italy. She contributed to The Washroom Projects in London, performing her work in a public space. Spinelli is a versatile artist who has created video installations, environments and performance in addition to painting and Web projects. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in London, Paris, Bologna, and Rome.

Antonio Rovaldi
(Spring 2006)

Antonio Rovaldi was born in Parma, Italy, in 1975. He lives in Milan, Italy, where he graduated from the NABA Academy of Fine Arts. He teaches the Master class for Art and Landscape Architecture, "Paesaggi straordinari," at the Santa Giulia Academy of Fine Art in Brescia, Italy. Since 2000, Rovaldi has been primarily occupied with landscapes as they relate to physical and mental movement. The tools Rovaldi uses to represent landscapes: photography, video, sculpture, and drawing-are woven into new personal narratives. He has taken part in several solo and group show in Italy and abroad, including: "Notes from the City, Notes from the Land," LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of the Arts, New York, 2006; "Marcamenti," Museo dell'arredo contemporaneo of Ravenna, Italy, 2005; "Cari signori," MONITOR, Rome, Italy, 2005; "Sopra il luogo," Alessandro De March Gallery, Milan, 2004; "Videovillage," Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, 2004; "Junge kunst aus italien," Documenta Halle Kassel, Germany, 2000; "Homo luden" Video Italiano, Centro Cultural Parque de Espana, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2001; "Transart 2000," Labin, Croatia, 2000; "Viasatellite," First International Festival of Photography, Rome, 2002; "Art space 2000," Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, 2000. Recently he published his first artist's book, titled "Marcamenti," printed in Italy by "essegi," with critical text by Emanuela De Cecco and Davide Ferri.

Marcella Vanzo
(Spring 2006)

Marcella Vanzo was born in 1973 in Milan, Italy, where she lives and works. After obtaining a degree in anthropology, she graduated from the Accademia di Brera in Milan. Her work focuses on video installations, performance and photography. Her selected group shows include: "Exit," Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy, 2002; "Private Architectures," Galleria Continua (S. Gimignano), 2003; "Assab One," Milan, 2004; "Aperto per lavori in corso," Pavilion for Contemporary Art in Milan, 2005; and Ecce Uomo," now showing at Spazio Oberdan, Milan. "Limbo," her second solo show, is currently on at Studio Guenzani, Milan. She won the Emerging Artist Prize awarded by ACACIA (the Italian Association of Friends of Contemporary Art) in 2004. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Pavilion for Contemporary Art in Milan, of the Castello di Ama per l'arte contemporanea in Siena, Italy, and the ACACIA fund.

Premio New York Artists 2004-2005

Ra Di Martino
Film & Video

Rä di Martino was born in Rome in 1975 and has been living and working in London since 1997 where she graduated with an MFA from the Slade School of Art. In October 2003 she opened her first solo exhibition at Monitor Gallery in Rome. Rä has also participated and exhibited works at various group exhibitions in Bologna, Prague, Chicago, London, Berlin, and Barcelona. Her 2002 film 'NOT360' was winner of the 2nd video art award of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Trento and Galleria Civica di Rovereto, and her 2001 film 'between' was shortlisted and exhibited at the 2002 Beck's Student Film Award at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in London.

Gabriele Picco
Painting, Drawing & Video

Gabriele Picco, a visual artist, received a degree in Italian Literature-Art History from Università Statale of Milan in 2000. In 1997 he was selected by the Viafarini space in Milan for a workshop with Jimmy Durham and by Fondazione Ratti in Como with Allan Kaprow. Gabriele has worked with different media: video (his short movies were selected by Univideo, Pescara in 1998, and Cortopotere, Bergamo in 2004), installations, painting and writing. His paintings have been in solo and group shows in Italy and elsewhere, in contemporary art galleries and public art spaces. In 2000 he won the Michetti Prize which was focused on the new wave of painting in Europe. In 2001 he was the only Italian painter selected at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo for Premio Guarene, focused on young international painting. He is also author of a novel, Aureole in cerca di santi, which was published in 2002 by Ponte alle Grazie. At the Italian Academy Gabriele will work on a new project related to the city of New York, called "100 Heavens" making use of both video and painting.

Premio New York Artists 2003-2004

Sarah Ciraci

Born in Grottaglie (Taranto) in 1972, Ciraci lives and works in Milan. She took part in the experience of Via Fiuggi, a program in which a group of young artists with a common background live and work together for a number of years. Many contemporary Italian artists come from Via Fiuggi. Ciraci presented her work entitled "Dimensional Jump" in April 2004 at the Italian Academy.

Alessandra Tesi
Film & Video

An artist from Bologna, Tesi presented a screening of her film entitled "The Glass Movie/Film di vetro" at the Italian Academy. Tesi's objective in creating "The Glass Movie" was to create a film of infinite length, adding scenes over time, a succession of paintings made of light.

Premio New York Artists 2002-2003

Matteo Basile
(Spring 2003)

Among the pioneers of digital art, Matteo Basilé is an artist who uses avant-garde technology as an art of analysis in the process of self and social discovery. Basile currently lives and works in Rome, Italy.

Chiara Carocci
(Fall 2002)

Chiara Carocci, known in the art world as "Chiara," is an Italian artist who works with photography and digital imaging. Her first solo show took place in the Mascherino Gallery in Rome, 1999. Since then, she has shown widely in Italy in group exhibitions in well known centers such as PAC in Milan and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, among others. In 2001 her work was also shown in Santiago, Chile. Her latest solo show was in the Mascherino Gallery in 2002.

Marta Dell'Angelo
(Spring 2003)

Marta Dell'Angelo was born in 1970 in Pavia, Italy. In July 2000 her first personal exhibition was held at la Tartaruga di Plinio De Martiis Gallery. In 2002, she won (along with Sara Rossi, Matteo Basilè and Chiara) the first edition of Premio New York; in the same year she showed at Assab One, curated by Roberto Pinto and Laura Garbarino in Milano, at Solitudes at Michel Rein Gallery in Paris and at Le Case d'Arte di Pasquale Leccese Gallery in Milano, where she presented her work Classe III H.

Sara Rossi
(Fall 2002)

Sara Rossi, native of Milan, works with film/video, photography and installations. In 1997, she had her first solo show at the Le Case d'Arte Gallery, Milan, where she continues to show. In 2001, she had two solo shows: Antonella Nicola Gallery in Turin and Zero Gallery in Piacenza. Zero also sponsored her monographic catalogue, Sara Rossi, Maia-Mab.
Since 1996, she has participated in many group shows held in private galleries, public spaces, and museums in Italy and abroad. Her select group shows are: Full contact, Montevergini Gallery of Contemporary Art, Siracusa 2002; Quattro Venti, Manciano (GR) 2002, De Gustibus, Palazzo delle Papesse 2002, Siena; Boom-Espresso, Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Firenze 2001; Magic and Loss:Pandaemonium, The Lux Centre, London, GB 2001; Tempo, Passagen-Linkoping Konsthall, Linkoping, S 2000; O sole mio, Gallery W139, Amsterdam, NL 2000; MoltepliCitta', Adriano Olivetti Fondation, Rome 1999; Nonlateral Hypothesis, Gallery 16, San Francisco, USA 1999.
Sara's work has shown in museum collections including:
Senza Titolo, Manifesto 6 mt x 2 mt, ManifesTO, GAM, Torino 2002;
Elck (Ognuno) video 7Õ:15Ó 2002; In the light house, GAM, Torino 2002;
Passi, video installation, 1998: Nuove acquisizioni, Palazzo Forti, Verona 2001;
Polvere, ceramic sculpture, 2000: Atlantide, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena 2000;
Sara's upcoming shows are: Magic, VTO, London 2002; exIT, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Fondation, Turin 2002.