Maria D. Rapicavoli
Maria D. Rapicavoli works across film, photography, and site- specific installation. Her work explores conditions of power, alienation, invisibility, and displacement through a critique of global economic and political systems. Drawing on her native Sicily as a place of departure and arrival, Rapicavoli explores the sea and the sky as sites of transit where individual narratives intersect with international politics. She seeks to make tangible the ways structures of power, taking place out of sight, impact our everyday lives
Maria D. Rapicavoli has exhibited work at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; Palazzo Reale, Milan; and Whitechapel Gallery, London, among others.mdrspace.com
Residents from Italy
Pamela Council is a New York-based interdisciplinary artist creating fountains for Black joy. Guided by material, cultural, and metaphysical quests, Council’s practice embodies a darkly humorous and inventive Afro-Americana camp aesthetic she refers to as BLAXIDERMY. Through this lens, Council uses sculpture, architecture, writing, and performance to shed light on under-examined and under-valued narratives.
Residents from United States
Shaunak Mahbubani is a nomadic curator, writer, and arts organizer. They primarily pursue projects under the exhibition series ‘Allies for the Uncertain Futures’, focused on exploring the possibilities of socio-political, ecological and techno-evolutionary futures through the lens of non-duality. As a curator, they are interested in complicating boundaries between artwork and the viewer through participatory gatherings, diffusions, and the use of non-white cube spaces. They have also been collaborating with Vidisha-Fadescha as ‘After Party Collective’, since 2019.
Shaunak Mahbubani has curated at Prameya Art Foundation, New Delhi; Mumbai Art Room, Mumbai; and Goethe-Institut, New Delhi, among others.shaunak.co