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
Kelly Lycan’s practice investigates how objects are placed and displayed in the world and the cycle of value through which they move. Her tendency is to reinterpret and reassemble a variety of high and low objects and strategies, blurring the distinction between content and style, production and mass-consumption, originals and copies, readymade and made work. Both photography and collecting may be seen as acts of acquisition and/or preservation; a key interest for Lycan is to not only to address the medium of photography, but also to create a shifting identity between sculpture, painting/drawing and photography. These ideas create hybrids of vernacular collections, art history, contemporary art and design; often paradigms collide, revealing similarities, influences and failures.
Kelly Lycan is an installation and photo-based artist residing in Vancouver, Canada. She received her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and her MFA from the University of California, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently at a solo show at Or Gallery, Vancouver, Canada. She is also a member of Instant Coffee, a service-oriented artist collective that has exhibited in Canada, South America, Europe and the USA.
Residents from Canada
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.