Artist in Residence

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The artist residences of the Rocco Guglielmo Foundation aimed at Italian and foreign artists, included in the Glocal project, and that will take place in the splendid setting of the Mediterranean Biodiversity Park which with its colors, its sounds, its perfumes and nature becomes the perfect place to welcome and stimulate the creative process. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Provincial Administration of Catanzaro, the Marca – Museum of the Arts of Catanzaro, Caravan SetUp of Bologna and Whitout Frontiers – Lunette in Colors of Mantua.

The outcome of the residency will be presented to the public on September 12th at 6.30 pm at the Marca: the works of the artists, in dialogue with the permanent collection of the Museum, will be visible until January 2019, when they will be exhibited during the Bologna art weekend, at the Guglielmo Foundation stand as part of the independent city fair, organized by Caravan SetUp. Four artists were involved in the 2019 edition, selected by Rocco Guglielmo, Simona Caramia, Simona Gavioli.

From September Roberto Ghezzi, Florentia Martinez and Micaela Lattanzio are at work, in the realization of works that tell the city with its geographical, urban, naturalistic and human specificities.

A Nature is the co-protagonist of Ghezzi’s research, which he installed in the waters of the Corace river white canvases. Impressed by atmospheric agents, by water and earth deposits, by sunlight, the surfaces of the canvases reacted to external impulses, such that the works became micro-worlds, in continuous evolution. The result is a synthetic representation of reality: a reality in which the only horizon line is sufficient to tell an entire world.

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TUNIS : Roberto Ghezzi artist in residence

49 artists of international standing and 30 independent art spaces will be the protagonists of the first edition of ‘Open Art Week’, an event dedicated to contemporary art that will be divided between Perugia and Tunis with two weeks of exhibitions, films, dance shows and theater, photography, concerts, meetings with artists, workshops. The event that will be held from 29 September to 7 October in Perugia and from 13 to 21 October in Tunis.

Roberto Ghezzi realized his installation in the ancient Punic port of Carthage, in collaboration with the Oceanographic Museum of Tunis, already in the first days of September, and will return to be raised during the week from 14 to 20 October when he will be a guest of the Selma Feriani Gallery.



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SOUTHAFRICA : Roberto Ghezzi artist in residence


June 2018: Roberto Ghezzi is  artist in residence in South Africa .
He installed canvas and organza supports at two locations on the continent: Blyde River Canyon and Mossel Bay.

These two locations were chosen because the artist wants to deal with the red earth of the continent and with the ocean, two different and very fascinating environments.

The naturographs have been entrusted to two local artists who will follow their development throughout the month of July and August.

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Between 2017 and 2018 Roberto Ghezzi was artist in residence at the Lake of Varese in a project curated by the Montessori School of Calcinate.
During the residency, which lasted about six months, the artist installed some canvases in the lake, entrusting their care to the students of the Montessori School and involving them in the first person in his artistic research.
At the end of the school year the naturographies realized in this way were exhibited inside the Chiostro di Voltorre near Varese.



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In June 2018 Roberto Ghezzi was artist in residence at Hofn and Akureyri in Iceland.
This wonderful land of the North has provided the artist with all possible research opportunities, with its countless lakes, rivers, waterfalls, volcanoes and ever-changing landscapes.
Iceland is a new land still in formation, like a large canvas on which time creates wonderful scenarios day after day.