Francesco Simeti creates site-specific installations, which the artist describes as “aesthetically enchanting scenes” that reveal a complex subtext upon closer inspection. Since the late nineties, he has explored the environmental crisis, the numerous conflicts and consequent displacements of people, through sculptures and video animations. The artist conceive of these as a form of collage.
Francesco Simeti has exhibited work at Castello di Rivoli, Torino, Italy; Mass Moca, North Adams; and Rhode Island School of Design among others.francescosimeti.com
Residents from Italy
Joani Tremblay investigates the perception of place through the relationship between landscape and its simulations and reproductions. The artist does not paint from traditional observed landscapes, but from a constructed idea of a place assembling images from a variety of sources (advertisements, postcards, Instagram architecture influencers, social media, mass communications, and from field research). Tremblay assembles these images in digital collage testing hundred possibilities before translating them into painting and considering different application of the oil paint.
Joani Tremblay has exhibited work at Harper’s Gallery, New York; Marie-Laure Fleisch Gallery, Brussels; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn, among others.joanitremblay.com
Residents from Canada
Anaïs Castro is a curator and writer based in Toronto and New York. She is one of the founding members of the curatorial collective The Department of Love. She is an editorial member of Daily Lazy and publishes regularly in esse art + opinions, Espace, and this is tomorrow.
Anaïs Castro has co-curated exhibitions at La Galerie de l’UQAM, Montreal; Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts; and R E I T E R | Prospects, Berlin among others.anaiscastro.com