Mission

RESÒ is the international art residency program for Piedmont. Born in 2010 from collaboration between the leading Piedmontes institutions for contemporary art and education, the platform is supported and promoted by Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.

RESÒ is spelled phonetically from the french word réseau, meaning network, and it focuses on the territory’s resources, cultural as well as social and artistic: a network of support for creative production in and with the region of Piedmont.
In fact RESÒ grows from a collaboration that, for the first time, brings together many of the major contemporary art institutions in Piedmont: Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti, a.titolo, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Città di Torino GAI, Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, with the collaboration of foreign institutions based in Cairo (Egypt), New Delhi (India), Cali (Colombia), Canberra (Australia), Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo (Brazil), Tel Aviv (Israel).

The international network supports the idea of artistic activity understood as social and cultural exchange, in order to transform art spaces into places of encounter and engagement.

RESÒ is articulated in IN and OUT programs of international residencies to promote overall the mobility of artists.

Each artist is selected by a committee representing the institutions involved. The six/nine weeks-long residency programs are designed by the curators of each institution according to the artists’ researches and interests. They are introduced to the local art scene through a series of meetings, studio visits and talks.

At the end of the program the RESÒ resident artists are encouraged – but not constrained – to produce artworks that reflect on the current definitions of learning, of knowledge and of community and practice, giving back his/her personal sight on the territory and on the residency they experienced.

For the seventh edition of the program, RESÒ Lab – a short term research program dedicated to supporting artist in the creation of new works of art – has been established with CAIRN art center, Digne-les-Bains (France) and BIRUCHIY contemporary art project (Ukraine).


RESÒ 1 (2010-2011)

IN program: UNIDEE – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte,
Biella hosts the Egyptian artist Magdi Mostafa.
Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino
hosts the Egyptian Amsterdam-based artist Dina Danish.
PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Turin hosts the
Brazilian artist Amilcar Packer.
OUT program: Townhouse Gallery, Cairo hosts the
Italian artist Alessandro Quaranta.
Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo hosts the
Italian artists Irene Pittatore and Francesca Macrì
and Italian artist Paola Anzichè.

RESÒ 2 (2011-2012)
IN program: UNIDEE – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte,
Biella hosts the Indian artist Sunil Vallu.
CeSAC, Caraglio hosts the Egyptian artist Jasmina Metwaly.
Eco e Narciso, Turin hosts the Brazilian artist Beto Shwafaty.
OUT program: Khoj International Artists’ Association, New Delhi
hosts the Italian- London based Ottavia Castellina.
Townhouse Gallery, Cairo hosts the Italian Rotterdam-based Eva Frapiccini.
Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo hosts the Italian
filmmakers Massimiliano and Gianluca De Serio.

RESÒ 3 (2013)
IN program: Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino
hosts the Egyptian artists Malak Helmi e Nida Ghouse.
PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Turin hosts the Indian Frameworks Collective.
OUT program: Khoj International Artists’ Association hosts the
Italian artist Franco Ariaudo.
Lugar a dudas, Cali hosts the Italian artist Cosimo Veneziano.
Townhouse Gallery, Cairo hosts the Italian based artist Fatma Bucak.

RESÒ 4 (2014)
IN program: Unidee – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte, Biella
hosts the Colombian artist Santiago Reyes Villaveces.
OUT program: Lugar a dudas, Cali hosts the Italian artist Giorgio Cugno.

RESÒ 5 (2015)
IN program: Unidee – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte, Biella
hosts the Colombian artist Mariangela Aponte and the Egyptian artist Muhammad Taymour.
OUT program: Lugar a dudas, Cali hosts the Italian curator Marianna Orlotti.
Townhouse Gallery, Cairo hosts the Italian artists Mattia Macchieraldo e Flavio Palasciano.

RESÒ 6 (2016)
IN program: PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Turin hosts the
Brazilian artist Sofia Caesar.
Unidee – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte, Biella
hosts the Australian artist Kirsten Farrell.
a.titolo, Turin hosts the Israeli artist Noa Gur.
OUT program: Capacete, Rio de Janeiro and San Paulo hosts
the Italian researcher Giulia Majolino.
CCSA – Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
hosts the Italian artist Enrico Partengo.
Artport, Tel Aviv hosts the Italian artist Nadir Valente.

RESÒ 7 (2017)
IN program: Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte, Poirino
hosts the Israeli artist Lihi Turjeman.
Unidee – University of Ideas at Cittadellarte, Biella
hosts the Colombian artist Vanessa Sandoval.
OUT program: Lugar a dudas, Cali
hosts the Italian artist Federica Peyrolo.
Artport, Tel Aviv hosts the Italian curator Clara Madaro.
Lab IN program: Unidee – University of Ideas
at Cittadellarte, Biella hosts the Ukrainian artists
Alina Yakubenko and Oleksiy Sai.
Lab OUT program: BIRUCHIY contemporary art project,
Ukraine hosts the Italian artist Franco Ariaudo.