THE FAIREST-TEASER 04:
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19–30 April, 2022

"Pier Fortunato Calvi" State Secondary School
Castello - 1808 Via Garibaldi, Venice⁠⁠

Press folder & artworks

Parallel to the Venice Biennale opening week, took place in collaboration with the School for Curatorial Studies Venice. Bringing 39 international and local positions together, T04 explored the overarching value of collaboration, community, and working with others. This was deepened by analysing the function that the “game” has always occupied human existence, presenting its possible and multiple declinations. The infrastructure of "Pier Fortunato Calvi" State Secondary School (located on Via Garibaldi between the Biennale headquarter venues of the Arsenale and the Giardini) served as the exhibition location, allowing for an interplay with an active local space, which risks closure due the tourism economy.
Born in Silvan, Diyarbakir, Ahmet Öğüt (*1981) lives and works in Amsterdam, Berlin and Istanbul. He works across different media and has exhibited widely, with solo presentations including Kunstverein Dresden, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Chisenhale Gallery, and Van Abbemuseum. Ahmet has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including Asia Society Triennial: We Do Not Dream Alone (2021); In the Presence of Absence, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (2020); Zero Gravity at Nam SeMA, Seoul Museum of Art (2019); Echigo Tsumari Art Triennale (2018); the British Art Show 8 (2015-2017); the 13th Biennale de Lyon (2015); Performa 13, the Fifth Biennial of Visual Art Performance, New York (2013); the 7th Liverpool Biennial (2012); the 12th Istanbul Biennial (2011); the New Museum Triennial, New York (2009); and the 5th Berlin Biennial for Contemporary Art (2008).  Ahmet has been a guest mentor, guest tutor, advisor and research teacher at several schools. Among the schools are Universitat der Kunste Berlin, Institute for Art in Context; Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; Sandberg Institute Amsterdam; Finnish Academy of Fine Arts, Helsinki; TransArts -Transdisziplinäre Kunst, Institut für Bildende und Mediale Kunst Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien; and DAI (Dutch Art Institute) Arnhem.  Ahmet was awarded the Visible Award for the Silent University (2013); the special prize of the Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Ukraine (2012); the De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2011, Netherlands; and the Kunstpreis Europas Zukunft, Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany (2010). He co-represented Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale (2009).  His upcoming exhibitions include a solo show at Solo Show at MoCA Skopje – Museum of Contemporary Art; FRONT International 2022, Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art; Survival Kit 13 and 17th Istanbul Biennial. 

1. Ahmet Öğüt. Photo: Albe Hamiti
2-6. ⁠Ahmet Öğüt, Today in History: Shortly after Pinochet’s violent coup d’état, the 1974 Venice Biennale was entirely dedicated to Chile, 2022
Site-specific facade installation and posters on "Pier Fortunato Calvi" State Secondary School, Venice
Benjamin Lallier has a non-exclusive relationship to a number of media. His work ranges from sculpture, painting and drawing to installation and audio, often ignoring the traditional formal constraints each medium seemingly imposes. His work explores a broad spectrum of interests, ranging from scientific theories to the prosaic aspect of some pop culture markers. The artist is also largely influenced by the punk culture and ideology of DIY aesthetics, anti-conformity, anticonsumerism, and satire. His work explores the humor, poetics, and manipulations of everyday situations and popularly held beliefs. Lallier calls attention to the nuances within a world of often unchallenged stereotypes. Certain moments are simultaneously playful, and deeply somber. The artist’s willingness to dwell in interstitial, apparently contradictory emotional registers endows the works with a peculiar and often surprising humanity; conflicting feelings don’t just sit atop one another, but share the same space, as they do in life.
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Bogdan Koshevoy born in 1993 in Ukraine, is an artist who lives and works in Venice. Through his pictorial practice he explores story lines that take place in suggestive open spaces between dreamlike and imaginary scenes and landscapes. These panoramic imaginaries are often made up of forgotten architectures restored by the artist to their original splendor and inserted in naturalistic contexts animated by people who carry out enigmatic activities. The result is a parallel world in which different memories are added which, decontextualized from the original environment and painted with unreal colors, form scenes with hallucinatory tones.
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Caleb Jamel Brown (b. 1993, Atlanta, Georgia) lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. His work examines themes of black labor & leisure in the south, craft traditions, mental health, and overlapping psychological states. Utilisation of abstraction and vernacular as the foundation for larger cultural narratives are at the core of his practice.Brown received his BFA from Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA in2016. Brown has had solo and two-person exhibitions at Chapter, New York; Camayuhs,Atlanta; MINT, Atlanta; Plough Gallery, Tifton, GA; and the Mast, Atlanta;among others. His work has been included in group exhibitions at BelowGrand, New York; Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Greenville, SC; WestobouGallery, Augusta, GA; Praise Shadows Art Gallery, Brookline, MA; andMINT, Atlanta; among others.
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Chloë Saï Breil-Dupont paints portraits. On the canvas, she represents in oil her friends, the people she lives with now or in the past. Each  work is the result of a personal relationship, of conversations over time. “We do not exist in the same  way with another person, and then with another, or yet another.” * These plural relationships are part  of what she is. They nourish her ideas about systems of representation, about art and the social  structures (real or utopian) within which they would like to exist. 

The artist, who has lived in France, in Brazil, in Italy and in Germany, appropriates the codes and  techniques of an art history that is at once classical and open. She revisits Flemish art or Renaissance  painters and creates temporal shifts between what has been and what is. Her technical and visual  exploration can be seen as a counterpoint to the visual flux that we have been accustomed to for  some time now. Chloë Saï Breil-Dupont takes the time to paint her friends' bodies. The oils and the  glaze enable her to “put the preciousness back” in their skin, and “sacredness” in their faces and  gaze. Indeed, in her most recent works, the artist replays the gaze of the Mona Lisa – the gaze of  painting pursuing our own. 
“She or he who looks exists as much as she or he who is painted or paints”. 

Their hands hold against their chests littles blocks of images that the artist calls cassettes. These are  freeze frames of films, of painting, of events. Between ex-votos and Instagram images, they constitute  a memory that is partly offered for sharing. The gesture is equivocal. It holds back a form of intimacy  as much as it reveals parts of it. This same gesture, of holding one’s hands against oneself, manifests  a modesty, a desire to say something about oneself, about the other. The cassettes exteriors what is  deep within us – ghosts, invisible things, things that are difficult to say, and perhaps easier to  represent. They could do without our commentaries. They make visible all the things that appearance  dissimulates. And so the portraits belong in a history as ancestral as it is of the moment – the black  paste – and in which the artist searches through memory-bodies with the utmost delicacy. 

*Quotations are from a phone conversation with the artist that took place on 12 March 2021.

Text by Julie Crenn
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Mx. Cibelle Cavalli Bastos (b. 1978, São Paulo, Brazil) Non-binary, They/Them pronouns.Artist, musician, independent researcher, educator and activist.Lives and works between Berlin and Sao Paulo.

Cibelle's practice as research engages with the changing conceptualisation of identity, performativity, pictorial communication and the propagation of behavioural patterns in the digital age. It observes the challenges to perception and cognition under a white-supremacist cis-hetero-normative patriarchal psyche turbo-powered by platform capitalism and explores how counter-discourses, behaviors and technologies, that challenge dominant narratives around sociopolitical issues, can be embedded or used as a form of resistance against the propagation of algorithmic behaviour and formal addiction both IRL and the digital sphere. All works intersect purpose, occasion, and site-specificity expressed interdisciplinarity through performance-related work, interplatform and immersive installations, AR/ML/AI, lectures, workshops, and musical and text-based work as well as individual formally resolute pieces.

Cibelle graduated in 2015 from the Royal College of Art, London. They released four music albums worldwide under "Cibelle" for Crammed Discs and has performed and presented work in Martin Gropius Bau (Berlin-DE), ICA (London-UK), MASP (São Paulo-BR) Carnegie Hall (NY-USA), LCCA (Riga-LV), CAC Wifredo Lam (Havana-Cuba), Steirischer Herbst ( Graz-Austria), MdbK Leipzig (DE), Transmediale/Haus der Kulture der Welt (DE), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (DE), Fotomuseum Winterthur (CH), NRW-Forum Dusseldorf (DE) and collaborated within the 28th /31st São Paulo Biennial (SP-BR).

In the recent years, Cibelle has participated as a guest lecturer, panelist, tutor and led workshops at Stanford University Fine Art Department, The Graduate Center City University of New York, Goldsmiths University of London´s Fine Art MA, Gerrit Rietveld Academie and Sandberg Instituut under the Unsettling program, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and upcoming at FHNW in Basel and HGK Leipzig with Isabel Lewis.
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Coco Magnusson (1984) works interdisciplinarily with a focus on painterly discourse. In their practice, the exploration of identity, memory and desire intertwine to destabilize gendered and monosexist narratives to give rise to imagery that challenge cis-hetero-normativity, toxic masculinity and temporality.⁠

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Daria Dmytrenko was born in Dnipro, Ukraine, in 1993 where she received her first art education. She currently lives and works in Venice. Through her painting, the artist explores the visual expression of the subconscious, using intuitive impulses as a tool aimed at bringing out her deeper memories and transforming them into compositions. She engages in an often conflicting dialogue with forms, colors, proportions, which she resolves by finding the right chromatic solution that corresponds to the atmosphere she wants to convey.
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Dario Filippis was born in Venice in 1999, where he currently lives and works. His research stems from a reflection on the dimension of the existence of everyday objects, and how these relate to our meaning and emotional system. The intent is to analyze the relationship between an archaic dimension and the elements of an interpersonal past, usually small vessels or animals, and rebuilding a lost intimacy between these objects and the Self. These elements come through an approach that recalls ritual and repetition gestures reproduced in series, populating distant but familiar worlds, in an imaginary dimension motionless and silent.
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Viola Morini was born in Milan in 1997, where she studied painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Her research mainly deals with the relationship with everyday life and the subconscious, investigating this relationship with the systems that put work in crisis. In her works there is a strong narrative element and a close link between reality and imagination. The search for her deals with her daily experience, with the space that surrounds her and sees her body as a political place. Although she is interested in the conceptual dimension of art, working in situ is what attracts her.

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Zeroscena is a collective founded in Milan in 2020 by Elisa La Boria and Luka Bagnoli, active in the creation and sharing of multimedia works. The work investigates the relationship between bodies, human or non-human, and the space of representation and how the latter dialogues with the real environment. In its practice, the collective seeks formal solutions capable of hybridizing the material dimension with the imaginative one; literary or mythological episodes are also used as a starting point, mixed with contemporary elements in an admittedly artificial form.

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What would happen if Daphne and Narcissus met each other in a disco?
Disco Mythology tries to picture the answer. The two characters, borrowed from the Metamorphosis of Ovidio, are engaged in a grotesque mating ritual. The vivid colours, the techno music and the stop motion technique make the setting appear like a club, where the air is rarefied and the senses are confused. Narcissus’ exasperating attempt of seduction does not gain any sign of approval from Daphne, but the opposite: in order to avoid and not give in to the harassments, she transforms herself in a tree for the rest of her life. Narcissus, left alone because of his behaviour, breaks down crying and turns into a flower. Daphne, tired of running away, recurs to the extreme sacrifice. Yet, Narcissus’s tears are not for her.

Disco Mythology is a study about the inability of understanding others outside our own desires. Narcissism is addressed within a common social context, where it is hiding itself or it is identified as a role model. Narcissism, like other diseases, has been portrayed from ancient poets, who also had the role of psychologists of the society they lived in. The video tries to do exactly the same, mixing imaginaries and deliberately mistaking myths.
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David Michel Fayek was born in 1986 in Milan, Italy, where he currently lives and works. He bases his research on socio-anthropological and identity questions such as mass psychology and the long-term effects of decolonization on individuals. His interest is focused on the gestures and energetic relationships between different types of crowds and their historical relationship with the architecture and the art of control. This research is supported by an experimental investigation on conductive materials able to convey autonomous energy in the works.⁠⁠

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Events that made history, often passed through the gathering of huge crowds, such as in revolutions, migrations, deportations and wars. The characteristic of these situations is that the multitude of people generates an energy so strong to make historical
changes possible. What of these moments remains in the
collective memory? In this work I investigated the echo of an historical moment, working with processes that use energy and heat as their main principle: the copper plate is printed using a technique usually used for transfer electric circuits, while the second image I worked with the photographic technique of cyanotype.
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Discount Store Contemporary work primarily inside TKMaxx reassembling home decoration art, documenting, hashtaghing, posting and leaving it there. This is the first time the decorative items have been acquired to be exhibited AFK and to be returned to the shop unless collected and along with a detailed CoA on chain.⁠
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Eleonora Luccarini was born in 1993 in Bologna, Italy. She currently lives and works between Bologna, Berlin and Amsterdam. Her artistic research focuses on the performative potential of language, observing it as an instrument of revolution and transformation. Reflecting on the metamorphic capacity of poetry, she proposes continuous intersections between the written word and other media such as performance, sculpture and video. Her artistic production focuses on the theme of identity, conceived as a nomadic and transitory entity to be freely observed.

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Fabiano Vicentini was born in 1993 in Verona, Italy. He currently lives and works between Venice and Mestre. His research draws from the visual impulses that he receive daily such as television frames, memories of video games, images found on the Internet, magazines looked through quickly. These images emerge through the pictorial material, almost to form a rebus, for which there is no solution. A disconnected narrative takes shape, the subjects are repeated, interrupted, mixed, creating rhythms and structures. This creates a field of free associations, where symbols, letters and numbers build a language that moves on different levels of interpretation.

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Federica Zanlucchi was born in 1994 in Trento, Italy. She currently lives and works in Venice. Her pictorial research is focused on the natural world, what in her everyday life she could smell, step on, feel, touch and perceive. Organic elements, surfaces, atmospheres from different places and times that have sedimented and added up in her memory. From this memory they resurface in an unpredictable way and coexist and organize themselves in a new space, the pictorial one.
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Giacomo Giannantonio born in 1998 in Reggio Emilia, currently lives and works in Venice. His multidisciplinary practice encompasses a various range of production processes, focusing on the energy of the single work, on its sense and its formal complexity. The DIY approach, domestic and familiar materials and the usage of pop imagery are basic needs to design a unique scenario, where sexuality and vital spaces play fundamental positions. The ordinary merges itself with some humor, some dirt, something sexy and a little bit of danger. He always deals with social related matter in a broad sense.
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Hannah Rose Stewart, born in 1994 in Whitley Bay, UK, is an artist and 3D conceptual designer currently based in Berlin. Often manifesting within digital and physical installation, her work takes form as a historically inspired fantasy, as liminal ghosts, drifting from a place of inheritance and interface. Her practice concerns emerging relationships between experience, perception, and fiction within lifecycles of monumental power structures. As digital and physical hybrid installations, her work draws from research into media trends, speculative, and historical narratives, often represented as architectural and character simulations that challenge pre-existing contexts.

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Giulia Wetter was born in Milan in 1998, she currently lives and works between Venice and Milan. Her work focuses on threading together multiple layers of storytelling and medium. With a multidisciplinary approach she investigates the process of intuition and connection in the daily visual experience trying to create a narrative in which installations, paintings, clothes and design pieces are part of the same vision and desire of beauty, complexity and preciousness. In 2021 she co-founded CoCo collective, a group of six artists who work with interdisciplinary artistic practices focusing on the sense of community through the DIY approach, a site specific process and the re-enactment of found materials.

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Hannah Rose Stewart is a visual artist based in Berlin, DE. Her practice concerns emerging relationships between experience, perception, and fiction within lifecycles of monumental power structures. As digital and physical hybrid installations, her work draws from research into media trends, speculative, and historical narratives, often represented as architectural and character simulations that challenge pre-existing contexts.⁠⁠

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The work,
The Diadal (2022), considers how the body is encoded within institutional architecture. Drawing on classical horror tropes from film and video games, such as Silent Hill, it uses familiar settings and uncanny totems of adolescence to amplify the hauntological qualities of the school system, casting uncertain shadows in the twilight of childhood memories.
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Kianí del Valle was born in Puerto Rico and is currently based in Berlin. She is a multidisciplinary artist and dancer who explores her own experiences with migration and having many homes or none at all as a major influence on her work. Her style combines an assortment of disciplines but ultimately aims to disrupt classical notions and explore authentic movement as a means of expression. As a whole her art pulls from various mediums such as film, music, and fashion to create a truly avant garde experience.

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Following a series of works paying tribute to my ancestral taíno arawakan roots and co-relating it to former research within technology, artificial intelligence and movement, INARÚ ANTILLANA revisits the process of ENGENDERED OTHERNESS live solo work (a collaboration with Hamill Industries for Sonar Festival 2021) and turns specifically the “data sets” of that process into a new video work of its own right.

INARÚ (“women” in taíno, extinct Arawakan language) is used to encompass the title of the work that translates to, WOMEN FROM THE ANTILLES ISLAND: THE MAPOF MY SKIN. The piece serves as a mirror of the flesh using numerology & cartography intertwined with raw physicality & a trans-disciplinary approach investigating the body within my autobiographical history.


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Lucia Veronesi, born in Mantua in 1976, is an Italian artist based in Venice. In 2000 she graduated in Painting from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently obtained a Master’s in Organization and Communication of the Visual Arts at the same institution (2003). After experimenting with different techniques, her artistic practice is currently focused on collage and the use of fabrics and other materials such as paper (vintage books, vintage and contemporary magazines, fragments of previous pictorial works) and plastic.

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Lauryn Youden (b. 1989, Canada) is a poet, performance and installation artist based in Berlin. Her practice derives from her research in and navigation through the medical industrial complex / colonial medicine, ‘alternative’ healing practices and traditional medicine for the treatment of her chronic illnesses and disabilities. By publicly presenting her personal experiences and re-evaluations of history, her work illuminates and advocates for repressed, marginalized and forgotten forms of radical care and Crip knowledge.

⁠⁠⁠⁠She has performed and exhibited internationally at institutions including (selection): Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (NL), Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau (CH), Shedhalle, Zurich (CH), 11th Berlin Biennale, Berlin (DE), Frye Art Museum, Seattle (US), Volksbühne, Berlin (DE), Manifesta 12, Palermo (IT), Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart (DE). This year her works are included in exhibitions and events at Tabakalera, San Sebastian (ES), Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis (USA), Museion Bolzano (IT), Musik Installationen Nürnberg (DE) Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin (DE) and as part of GOSSIP at Floating University, Berlin (DE). ⁠⁠
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Lucia Veronesi, born in Mantua in 1976, is an Italian artist based in Venice. In 2000 she graduated in Painting from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently obtained a Master’s in Organization and Communication of the Visual Arts at the same institution (2003). After experimenting with different techniques, her artistic practice is currently focused on collage and the use of fabrics and other materials such as paper (vintage books, vintage and contemporary magazines, fragments of previous pictorial works) and plastic.

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This sewn cloth belongs to a series of works born during the artist residency Materia within a company specialized in high quality fabrics, an experience that led the artist to use different types of textile fabrics, allowing them to dialogue with plastic thanks to the sewing machine. The ability to create in the factory spaces allowed the artist to investigate the concepts of lightness and freedom. The artist states that it is an instinctive work in which the thought remains suspended, the doing is faster, it surpasses it without asking too many questions.

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In the work of artist Malte Bartsch (*1984 Braunschweig), the examination of the present, the utopian, and cultural and social progress plays a leading role. He behaves like an ethnographer who approaches the hidden principles and patterns of order of our time, with a deep understanding of their interrelationships and resulting consequences. Central to his works is a process of translation with which he appropriates and transforms everyday items, remnants of the existing order. He playfully questions existing definitions and functions of objects. The results are to be understood as dialogical processes and interventions. Malte creates a new identity and functionality of the objects, and opens up unknown levels of perception and imagination for viewers.

⁠⁠Malte completed a Bachelor of Science in Human Geography and Economics in the Netherlands and studied Fine Arts with Michael Sailstorfer and Bogomir Ecker at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig (HBK). In 2012 he moved to the Institut für Raumexperimente and graduated from the class of Olafur Eliasson at the University of the Arts Berlin (UdK). He received the Meisterschülertitel 2015 with Manfred Pernice.⁠⁠

Malte’s works have been exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions among others at Neue Nationalgalerie Berlin, Hamburger Bahnhof Berlin, Kestnergesellschaft Hannover, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg, Städtische Galerie Braunschweig, at Villa Schöningen in Potsdam and at Lemoyne in Zurich.⁠


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Manutcher Milani, born in 1996 in Ghana, lives and works in Zurich. His work aims to release his reflexes as immediate traces. Immersive lines form patterns that break character from the standards of symmetry, leaving one's eyes restless. He is a painter and carpet maker and his work stands out through an abundance of symbols, dazzling colors, and ornaments applied on various medias. He is strongly influenced by his grandfather who was a carpet dealer in Zürich in the 60’s. Traditional Ghanian Adinkra symbols have also influenced the artist since his childhood where he spent the early years of his life.
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Marie Matusz, born in Toulouse in 1994, lives and works in Basel. Her work is the result of a critical commitment that evolves through in-depth research into philosophical, sociological and linguistic theories. By combining elements and textures, she develops a choreography of the viewer while the works seem to remain immobile and static. Through this suspension she tries to activate an interruption of time. Her work plays with this moment of idleness, by presenting objects from historical archives and re-examining them through contemporary lenses and production techniques.

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Mary-Audrey Ramirez, born in Luxembourg in 1990, lives and works in Berlin. Her research focuses on the production of installations, occupied by monstrous and out of the ordinary creatures which, together with videos, objects and images of fabric, create a fantastic world. Born or inspired by digital space, Ramirez's installations and creatures that populate them visualize the parallel digital worlds that are substitutes and surrogates for our desires, needs and dreams, but also for our fears and apprehensions.
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Mathilde Agius is a Swiss photographer currently based in Berlin. Her expressive photography is characterized by the playful use of bold colours and bright lights, yet conveys a surreal intimacy. With an ironic approach and unusual poses, she captures confident femininity with wit and dreamy tactility. The carefully composed images of her show great attention to detail, focusing on colours and textures, which together build a narrative of suggestive fictions.

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Mattia Sinigaglia, born in Sirmione in 1989, is an Italian artist who lives and works between Venice and Milan. From his recent artistic practice, a continuous relationship between painting, sculpture and installation emerges, thanks to small medium-sized canvases combined with sculptural frames in which he inserts ceramic objects. The sources of inspiration for his works often derive from symbolic elements present in art history or from figures of an alchemical nature and notions of scientific nature. He pays particular attention to gestures in the act of painting, the relationship with materiality, color and the transformation of materials.

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Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju (1996) is a Nigerian-American artist and writer living in Berlin. She studied Studio Art and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Her transdisciplinary practice addresses the distortions of systemic structures, also questioning the broader political contexts in which these issues are immersed. Ilupeju questions the idea of self and what constitutes 'identity'. She combines the visible with epistemologies constructed of history, sexuality and representation that embody fragmented ideas of being.
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Niclas Riepshoff, born in Bremen in 1992, is a Berlin-based artist. He uses a wide range of materials and media, from ceramics and computer platforms to paper-maché to drawings, to form sculptural elements that sometimes emit light, sound or heat. Riepshoff's practice playfully questions the notion of "Self" as an authentic agent of artistic production. Intertwining site-specific research, personal stories and references to historical art movements, his works are focused on the themes that most interest biopolitics: reproduction, childhood and age.

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Nik Kosmas, born in 1985 in Minneapolis, is based in Shanghai. His work is a physical, emotional and spiritual journey through technology, human experience, suffering and growth. He has exhibited in spaces such as the New Museum in New York and participated in the 9th Berlin Biennale. Kosmas, together with Daniel Keller, founded the collective of artists AIDS-3D in 2006. Their installations, Internet-based works and performances, oscillate between the themes of technical innovation, free sexuality, free market and artistic autonomy. AIDS-3D disbanded in 2013. Since then, Kosmas has been working as a thinker, educator and entrepreneur.
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Omsk Social Club’s work is created between two lived worlds, one of life as we know it and the other of role play. These worlds bleed into one. That is where Omsk positions their speculative fictions, through these immersive installations they move into a territory they coined in 2017 called Real Game Play (RGP). Their work aims to induce states that could potentially be a fiction or a yet, unlived reality. 

Omsk works closely with networks of viewers, everything is unique and unrehearsed. The living installations they create examine virtual egos, popular experiences and political phenomena. Allowing the works to become a dematerialized hybrid of modern-day culture alongside the participant's unique personal experiences. In the past Omsk Social Club’s Real Game Play immersive environments have introduced landscapes and topics such as otherkin, rave culture, survivalism, catfishing, desire&sacrifice, positive trolling, algorithmic strategies and decentralized cryptocurrency. 

They have exhibited across Europe in various institutions, galleries, theatres and off-sites such as MartinGropius Bau, House of Electronic Kunst Basel, HKW, Berlin, Seventeen, London Volksbühne, Berlin, Stroom den Haag, Den Haag Netherlands and Light Art Space Berlin. They have been included in CTM Festival (2021), 34th Ljubljana Biennial (2021) 6th Athens Biennale (2018), Transmediale Festival (2019), The Influencers (2018) and Impakt Festival (2018). In 2021 they co-curated the 7th Athens Biennalewith Larry Ossei-Mensah.
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Raoul Zöllner, was born in Berlin in 1987. His work is made up of various elements, such as parking lots, cars, vending machines, warehouses, DHL and shopping centers. Much of it explores the properties of genuinely changing the quality of these things for oneself and others without changing the thing in a material sense. A sort of back to front reworking of the commercial process. It moves through worldly situations as if they were works. He sometimes inevitably hints at broader socio-political issues, but never enough to reveal a point of view.

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REIF is an artistic collective that evolved from an antithetical night in a club in Berlin that responds to the indulgence of the city's nightlife, to a project that is also peripatetic dedicated to creatively stimulating equality and fairness. In its course, the project has staged parties and actions that intertwine, on the one hand, questions and uncertainties, and on the other, beliefs and aspirations of our personal and collective realities. For REIF, appropriation is a dynamic withdrawal from presumptions and a narration of events in the light of unpredictable results.

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Thomias Radin is a painter and performer born in 1993 in Guadeloupe. In 2018 he received his Master in Fine Arts from the University of Rennes 2 in France. Thomias Radin's paintings are collages of cultural references through which he investigates questions of identity and epistemology. He uses the musical technique of sampling to depict fragments of memory and experience and aims to convey the fundamental elements of dance – intuition, intimacy and vulnerability. Describing his paintings as depicting "internal struggles", Radin seeks to represent a double consciousness: one formed through the intellect and one instigated through the physical experience of the body. Elements of urban culture, juxtaposed with elements of early modern European art, create a map of the aesthetic values that informed the artist's practice.
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Tobias Spichtig, born in 1982, lives and works between Zurich and Berlin. In the artist's work, the environment in which a work is created is as important as the work of art itself, be it painting, sculpture or installation. Singer, actor and musician, Spichtig brings together second-hand paintings, sculptures and furniture in installations populated by ghostly narratives of the past.

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Tore Wallert, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1985, is a visual artist based in Berlin, working between performance, installation, painting, and film. Wallert’s work explores poetic and spatial topics relevant to our time and sociopolitical climate in relationship to public space. His installations consist of expansive fictional worlds using a wide range of antithetical sculptural materials; architectural structures juxtaposed by painting, photography, mixed with organic materials such as plants and flowers. Wallert’s work often functions as a stage for performance and imagery for films he’s been directing. Wallert represents an eclectic method of artistic production and propagates an unorthodox approach to collaboration and exhibition-making.

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Ahmet Öğüt
Benjamin Lallier
Bogdan Koshevoy
Caleb Jamel Brown
Chloë Saï Breil-Dupont
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Coco Magnusson
Daria Dmytrenko
Dario Filippis
David Michel Fayek
Discount Store Contemporary
Eleonora Luccarini
Fabiano Vicentini
Federica Zanlucchi
Giacomo Giannantonio
Giorgio Distante
Giulia Wetter
Hannah Rose Stewart
Julie Monot
Kianí del Valle
Lauryn Youden
Lucia Veronesi
Malte Bartsch
Manutcher Milani
Marie Matusz
Mary-Audrey Ramirez
Mathilde Agius
Mattia Sinigaglia
Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju
Niclas Riepshoff
Nik Kosmas
Omsk Social Club
Raoul Zöllner
REIF
Thomias Radin
Tobias Spichtig
Tore Wallert
Viola Morini
Zeroscena
FAIREST-TEASER 04:
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19–30 April, 2022

"Pier Fortunato Calvi" State Secondary School
Castello - 1808 Via Garibaldi, Venice

⁠⁠Press folder & artworks

ARTISTS + PROFILES
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Ahmet Öğüt
Benjamin Lallier
Bogdan Koshevoy
Caleb Jamel Brown
Chloë Saï Breil-Dupont
Cibelle Cavalli Bastos
Coco Magnusson
Daria Dmytrenko
Dario Filippis
David Michel Fayek
Discount Store Contemporary
Eleonora Luccarini
Fabiano Vicentini
Federica Zanlucchi
Giacomo Giannantonio
Giorgio Distante
Giulia Wetter
Hannah Rose Stewart
Hannah Rose Stewart, born in 1994 in Whitley Bay, UK, is an artist and 3D conceptual designer currently based in Berlin. Often manifesting within digital and physical installation, her work takes form as a historically inspired fantasy, as liminal ghosts, drifting from a place of inheritance and interface. Her practice concerns emerging relationships between experience, perception, and fiction within lifecycles of monumental power structures. As digital and physical hybrid installations, her work draws from research into media trends, speculative, and historical narratives, often represented as architectural and character simulations that challenge pre-existing contexts.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Julie Monot
Julie Monot was born in 1978 in Switzerland. Her artistic practice is inscribed in different mediums such as installation, sculpture, performance and video. Her research has, among other things focused, on the limit zones of bodily exteriority and its modes of representation. The notion of figure is part of her specific interests, because this notion is polysemic and shifting, but especially, because it allows a figural space, a critique on our social constructions. The accessory of transformation, the costume, the prosthesis, the body “furniture” and its objects in connection with a praxis are part of her daily reflections.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Kianí del Valle
Kianí del Valle was born in Puerto Rico and is currently based in Berlin. She is a multidisciplinary artist and dancer who explores her own experiences with migration and having many homes or none at all as a major influence on her work. Her style combines an assortment of disciplines but ultimately aims to disrupt classical notions and explore authentic movement as a means of expression. As a whole her art pulls from various mediums such as film, music, and fashion to create a truly avant garde experience.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Lauryn Youden
Lauryn Youden, born in Vancouver in 1989, is a Canadian performance and installation artist, writer and independent curator based in Berlin. Her poetics is based on research and in-depth study of the medical industrial complex, of "alternative" healing practices for the treatment of her chronic diseases and disabilities. By publicly presenting her personal experiences, her work deepens and supports healing practices and knowledge that have been repressed, marginalized and forgotten.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Lucia Veronesi
Lucia Veronesi, born in Mantua in 1976, is an Italian artist based in Venice. In 2000 she graduated in Painting from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts and subsequently obtained a Master’s in Organization and Communication of the Visual Arts at the same institution (2003). After experimenting with different techniques, her artistic practice is currently focused on collage and the use of fabrics and other materials such as paper (vintage books, vintage and contemporary magazines, fragments of previous pictorial works) and plastic.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Malte Bartsch
Malte Bartsch is a German artist born in 1984. In his work, Bartsch combines childish naivety with technical refinement. Bartsch tries to resolve the questionable position of the given truth. His installations work with physical laws but, at the same time, try to dissolve them.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Manutcher Milani
Manutcher Milani, born in 1996 in Ghana, lives and works in Zurich. His work aims to release his reflexes as immediate traces. Immersive lines form patterns that break character from the standards of symmetry, leaving one's eyes restless. He is a painter and carpet maker and his work stands out through an abundance of symbols, dazzling colors, and ornaments applied on various medias. He is strongly influenced by his grandfather who was a carpet dealer in Zürich in the 60’s. Traditional Ghanian Adinkra symbols have also influenced the artist since his childhood where he spent the early years of his life.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Marie Matusz
Marie Matusz, born in Toulouse in 1994, lives and works in Basel. Her work is the result of a critical commitment that evolves through in-depth research into philosophical, sociological and linguistic theories. By combining elements and textures, she develops a choreography of the viewer while the works seem to remain immobile and static. Through this suspension she tries to activate an interruption of time. Her work plays with this moment of idleness, by presenting objects from historical archives and re-examining them through contemporary lenses and production techniques.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


Mary-Audrey Ramirez
Mary-Audrey Ramirez, born in Luxembourg in 1990, lives and works in Berlin. Her research focuses on the production of installations, occupied by monstrous and out of the ordinary creatures which, together with videos, objects and images of fabric, create a fantastic world. Born or inspired by digital space, Ramirez's installations and creatures that populate them visualize the parallel digital worlds that are substitutes and surrogates for our desires, needs and dreams, but also for our fears and apprehensions.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Mathilde Agius
Mathilde Agius is a Swiss photographer currently based in Berlin. Her expressive photography is characterized by the playful use of bold colours and bright lights, yet conveys a surreal intimacy. With an ironic approach and unusual poses, she captures confident femininity with wit and dreamy tactility. The carefully composed images of her show great attention to detail, focusing on colours and textures, which together build a narrative of suggestive fictions.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Mattia Sinigaglia
Mattia Sinigaglia, born in Sirmione in 1989, is an Italian artist who lives and works between Venice and Milan. From his recent artistic practice, a continuous relationship between painting, sculpture and installation emerges, thanks to small medium-sized canvases combined with sculptural frames in which he inserts ceramic objects. The sources of inspiration for his works often derive from symbolic elements present in art history or from figures of an alchemical nature and notions of scientific nature. He pays particular attention to gestures in the act of painting, the relationship with materiality, color and the transformation of materials.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju
Monilola Olayemi Ilupeju (1996) is a Nigerian-American artist and writer living in Berlin. She studied Studio Art and Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University. Her transdisciplinary practice addresses the distortions of systemic structures, also questioning the broader political contexts in which these issues are immersed. Ilupeju questions the idea of self and what constitutes 'identity'. She combines the visible with epistemologies constructed of history, sexuality and representation that embody fragmented ideas of being.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Niclas Riepshoff
Niclas Riepshoff, born in Bremen in 1992, is a Berlin-based artist. He uses a wide range of materials and media, from ceramics and computer platforms to paper-maché to drawings, to form sculptural elements that sometimes emit light, sound or heat. Riepshoff's practice playfully questions the notion of "Self" as an authentic agent of artistic production. Intertwining site-specific research, personal stories and references to historical art movements, his works are focused on the themes that most interest biopolitics: reproduction, childhood and age.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Nik Kosmas
Nik Kosmas, born in 1985 in Minneapolis, is based in Shanghai. His work is a physical, emotional and spiritual journey through technology, human experience, suffering and growth. He has exhibited in spaces such as the New Museum in New York and participated in the 9th Berlin Biennale. Kosmas, together with Daniel Keller, founded the collective of artists AIDS-3D in 2006. Their installations, Internet-based works and performances, oscillate between the themes of technical innovation, free sexuality, free market and artistic autonomy. AIDS-3D disbanded in 2013. Since then, Kosmas has been working as a thinker, educator and entrepreneur.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Omsk Social Club
Omsk Social Club is a project created between two lived worlds, one of life as we know it and the other of role play. Omsk works closely with networks of viewers, everything is unique and unrehearsed. Their work aims to induce states that could potentially be a fiction or a reality not lived yet. Through these immersive installations, they move into a territory they coined in 2017 called Real Game Play (RGP). The living installations they create examine virtual egos, popular experiences and political phenomena; they also allow the works to become a dematerialized hybrid of modern culture along with the participant's unique personal experiences.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Raoul Zöllner
Raoul Zöllner, was born in Berlin in 1987. His work is made up of various elements, such as parking lots, cars, vending machines, warehouses, DHL and shopping centers. Much of it explores the properties of genuinely changing the quality of these things for oneself and others without changing the thing in a material sense. A sort of back to front reworking of the commercial process. It moves through worldly situations as if they were works. He sometimes inevitably hints at broader socio-political issues, but never enough to reveal a point of view.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


Instagram
REIF
REIF is an artistic collective that evolved from an antithetical night in a club in Berlin that responds to the indulgence of the city's nightlife, to a project that is also peripatetic dedicated to creatively stimulating equality and fairness. In its course, the project has staged parties and actions that intertwine, on the one hand, questions and uncertainties, and on the other, beliefs and aspirations of our personal and collective realities. For REIF, appropriation is a dynamic withdrawal from presumptions and a narration of events in the light of unpredictable results.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Thomias Radin
Thomias Radin is a painter and performer born in 1993 in Guadeloupe. In 2018 he received his Master in Fine Arts from the University of Rennes 2 in France. Thomias Radin's paintings are collages of cultural references through which he investigates questions of identity and epistemology. He uses the musical technique of sampling to depict fragments of memory and experience and aims to convey the fundamental elements of dance – intuition, intimacy and vulnerability. Describing his paintings as depicting "internal struggles", Radin seeks to represent a double consciousness: one formed through the intellect and one instigated through the physical experience of the body. Elements of urban culture, juxtaposed with elements of early modern European art, create a map of the aesthetic values that informed the artist's practice.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Tobias Spichtig
Tobias Spichtig, born in 1982, lives and works between Zurich and Berlin. In the artist's work, the environment in which a work is created is as important as the work of art itself, be it painting, sculpture or installation. Singer, actor and musician, Spichtig brings together second-hand paintings, sculptures and furniture in installations populated by ghostly narratives of the past.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Tore Wallert
Tore Wallert, born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1985, is a visual artist based in Berlin, working between performance, installation, painting, and film. Wallert’s work explores poetic and spatial topics relevant to our time and sociopolitical climate in relationship to public space. His installations consist of expansive fictional worlds using a wide range of antithetical sculptural materials; architectural structures juxtaposed by painting, photography, mixed with organic materials such as plants and flowers. Wallert’s work often functions as a stage for performance and imagery for films he’s been directing. Wallert represents an eclectic method of artistic production and propagates an unorthodox approach to collaboration and exhibition-making.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


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Viola Morini
Viola Morini was born in Milan in 1997, where she studied painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Her research mainly deals with the relationship with everyday life and the subconscious, investigating this relationship with the systems that put work in crisis. In her works there is a strong narrative element and a close link between reality and imagination. The search for her deals with her daily experience, with the space that surrounds her and sees her body as a political place. Although she is interested in the conceptual dimension of art, working in situ is what attracts her.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


Instagram
Zeroscena
Zeroscena is a collective founded in Milan in 2020 by Elisa La Boria and Luka Bagnoli, active in the creation and sharing of multimedia works. The work investigates the relationship between bodies, human or non-human, and the space of representation and how the latter dialogues with the real environment. In its practice, the collective seeks formal solutions capable of hybridizing the material dimension with the imaginative one; literary or mythological episodes are also used as a starting point, mixed with contemporary elements in an admittedly artificial form.
1. Victor Payares, get me to the roof on time, 2019

2.Victor Payares, El Greco Face 2020. Photo: Stefan Haehnel

3. Victor Payares, Chasm Restored, 2019

4. Photo: Valentin Cafuk


Website | Instagram
THE FAIREST-TEASER 03 AT HOTO BERLIN, MARCH 11 - 20, 2022
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THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
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THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
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THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
THE FAIREST: Stay Longer / A window intervention for Alhambra Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 68, 10707 Berlin / 4-16 Nov
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