Patrick Tuttofuoco creates innovative imagined structures, architectural assemblages, films and animations motivated by the urban environment as a site of constant transformation. The use of light and movement characterize Tuttofuoco’s works, which combine immediate sensorial allure with the power to trigger profound theoretical responses. Frequently working in collaboration, Tuttofuoco’s diverse artistic practice seeks to forge new dialogues between public and private, between individuals and the environment they inhabit. Operating on an open, communicative level his works explore architecture as the product of the energy and combined efforts of the people who constructed and live in it, as a human energy that lives through its functionality.
Patrick Tuttofuoco (born 1974, Milan, Italy) lives and works in Berlin and has shown extensively internationally, in both solo and group shows. Recent exhibitions of the artist’s work include: Things are queer, MARTa Herford, Germany; Hundred Stories about Love, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition and Revolution 1968-2008, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Palazzo Grassi, Venice; TURN ON: Contemporary Italian Art, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Ontario; 10th Havana Biennial: Integration and Resistance in the Global Age; Dandelion, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; 50th Venice Biennial; Folkestone Triennial,
England; Musée d’Art Contemporain de Nimes, France; Shanghai Biennale; and Revolving Landscape, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin.
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Residents from Italy
Ellie Rees produces performance-based videos that use humor and irony to investigate what it means to be a woman in contemporary society. She concentrates on exaggerated portrayals of women in cinema and literature; particularly the inconsistency between liberated female roles and romantic views depicted in high and popular culture. The works are meticulously rehearsed, with a keen regard for formal considerations. Her aim is not to make documentation of a live event, but a precise performance to camera. Her work is often made using an uninterrupted ‘one-take’ method. She is interested in relying on rehearsal and practice, rather than technology and postproduction. In her most recent work, she uses found footage alongside the performance-based pieces, creating large scale, multi-channel installations.
Rees lives and works in London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Winchester School of Art. She is a lecturer at various colleges in the UK, including Central Saint Martins. She has exhibited internationally, including at Tate Modern, London; El Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Caracas; and The Neuberger Museum of Art, New York. She has been the recipient of various awards and fellowships from the Arts Council England, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and the Jerwood Foundation. Her work has been commissioned by English National Opera and the Almeida Theatre and she has held residencies in Europe and the USA. Her academic research has been published in the UK.
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Residents from United Kingdom
Adéla Hrušková’s curatorial practice deals with the mediation of visual art and visual communication in the field of transfer and information processing. She is interested in acts of mediation, the situation of communication between the onlooker and the artwork, and the perception of the viewer. Hrušková’s projects often engage with the communication process, spectator approach and imagination. Her curatorial practice focuses on emerging contemporary art, particularly photography and time-based media.
Hrušková is a curator, cultural manager and gallery educator who lives and works in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic. She holds a MA in Curatorship Studies from The University of J. E. Purkyně, Ústí nad Labem, where she is currently studying for a PhD in Visual Communication. In 2008, she held a residency at the Czech Centre Bucharest. In 2011, she participated in the exhibition The Picture We Live In at the Gallery of Emil Filla, Ústí nad Labem, a presentation of works created by Photography students from Czech and Slovak universities. She has created workshops and educational programs for independent galleries and curated several exhibitions of the work of contemporary young artists.