Antonio Fiorentino’s research developed over the years under the umbrella of minimal intervention. The artist seeks to bring art back to nature by finding value in things that already exist, isolating them, and framing them within new contexts. Fiorentino is interested in situations of transformation as well as natural processes that create new forms through change.
Antonio Fiorentino was born in Barletta, Italy in 1987. He was selected to participate in the CSAV Artists Research Laboratory at Fondazione Antonio Ratti, and was the winner of eighth edition of the Talent Prize in Rome. Fiorentino participated in several exhibitions in Italy and abroad including: The Lasting, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome; Vis Attractiva, THE OPEN BOX, Milan; Ride the Falling Flux, HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme; From & To, Centre of Contemporary Art Villa Arson/ Kunst Merano, Nice/Meran; Concrete Ghost, American Academy in Rome; CSAV – Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como; Underneath the Street, the Beach, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.
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Ayesha Kamal Khan
Ayesha Kamal Khan’s work hovers in the anxiety of displacement. She addresses the tensions of polarity using impressions of provisional nomadic structures. She uses a variety of mediums including sculpture, video, drawing. Her more recent work is primarily installation based and is subject to change according to the site in question. Khan uses the language of provisional nomadic structures that assert their unreliability in their means of construction. She exaggerates these temporary solutions to claim land. The work looks for a balance, admitting in itself the lack thereof.
Ayesha Kamal Khan graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan in 2011, and earned an MFA from Pratt Institute, New York in 2015. She lives and works between Brooklyn and Lahore. Khan has been exhibited at art institutions internationally, including the Queens Museum, and participated in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2015.