For the production of a video by a young Italian artist
2nd edition

[tabgroup] [tab title=”INFORMATION”]Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival announces the second edition of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival Prize for the production of an artist’s video.

The competition is by invitation only and is limited to ten Italian artists (or artists’ collectives) under the age of 35.

The artists will be selected by a committee composed of five Italian curators. Each curator will nominate two artists (or artists’ collectives). The selected artists will have to propose a project for the production of an original video not less than 15 minutes long.

The jury, composed of two Italian art experts and Silvia Lucchesi, director of Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival, will nominate the winner, who will be awarded the Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival Prize, which consists of 10,000 euro, to be used exclusively towards the production of the video. [/tab]


[one_third][member name=”Cecilia Alemani” img=””] Is an independent curator and writer based in New York. She is currently guest curator for Performa 11 and an advisor of Frame, a section of the Frieze Art Fair devoted to solo presentations of emerging artists. She is the co-founder of No Soul For Sale, a festival of independent spaces, non-profit organizations and artists collectives which took place at X Initiative in June 2009 and at Tate Modern – Turbine Hall in May 2010 as the main event for the museum’s tenth anniversary. From January 2009 to February 2010, she served as Curatorial Director of X Initiative, New York, a year-long experimental non-profit space in Chelsea, where she has curated numerous exhibitions including solo shows by Keren Cytter, Luke Fowler, Hans Haacke, Christian Holstad, Derek Jarman, Mika Takima, Tris Vonna-Michell and Artur Zmijewski. As an independent curator she organized numerous exhibitions in museums, non for profits spaces and galleries, including Glee (Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, July 2011), The Comfort of Strangers (MoMA/PS1, New York, July 2010), Solaris (Gió Marconi Gallery, Milan, June 2009), ONLY CONNECT (Bloomberg Headquarters with Art in General, New York, 2008), boundLES (several venues in the Lower East Side, New York), and Things Fall Apart All Over Again (Artists Space, New York, May 2005).


[one_third][member name=”Federica Bueti” img=””] Is a berlin-based writer, curator and researcher whose practice deals with investigating the politics of participation in curatorial practices. She founded and directed the online thematic platform, and less/express, a fanzine commissioned by the American Academy in Rome. She is founder and editor-in-chief of …ment, journal for contemporary culture, art and politics. Bueti worked as exhibition assistant at the Alighiero e Boetti Foundation in Rome, Italy. From 2008-2010 she has collaborated with the Radio Arte Mobile-Rome, a non-profit organization active in the promotion and experimentation on sound. She curated projects include: Gesto Minimo Maria Laet, solo show (Riccardo Crespi Gallery, 2010, Milan), Between the Silhouette and the Background, (Unosunove Gallery, Rome, 2010), Wasteful Illuminations a performance by Tris Vonna-Michell, Marino Marini Museum (Florence, 2010), Camere #10 VOCATION -solo suono (RAM, Radio Arte Mobile, Rome in collaboration with CAC Brètigny/City Musem Ljubljana/De Vleeshal Museum Middelburg, 2010), At Least You will see the space in between (Neoncampobase, Bologna 2009), The Jerusalem Syndrome, co-curated with Jack Persekian and Nina Möttmann, Al-Ma’mal (Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, 2009). She has published extensively on contemporary art and related philosophical issues in numerous publications included Surface Tension #4: Manual for the Construction of a sound as device to elaborate social connection (published by Errant Bodies and Atelier Nord) and Waking Up from the Nightmare of Participation (edited by Markus Miessen, published by Expodium, Utrecht).[/member][/one_third]

[one_third_last][member name=”Alfredo Cramerotti” img=””]Is Senior Curator at QUAD art, film and media centre in Derby, UK and is editor of critical photography at Intellect Books. Among his recent research and curatorial activity: Manifesta 8 European Biennial of contemporary art (Region of Murcia, Spain); FORMAT International Photography Festival (Derby, UK), Fellowship Art Theory and Criticism (Knstlerhaus Bchsenhausen Innsbruck, Austria), CPS Chamber of Public Secrets, art & media production unit, AGM Culture, roaming curatorial agency. He has curated more than sixty international exhibitions and multimedia projects, working on major shows of, among others, Ian Breakwell, Dinu Li, Daphne Wright, Bill Drummond and Jane & Louise Wilson. He has published in Brumaria, Nolens Volens, Manifesta Journal, MOLE, Esse Arts+Opinions, Altyazi, Journal of Media Cultural Politics, Transmission, Pages Magazine, and authored the books Aesthetic Journalism: How to Inform without Informing (2009) and Unmapping the City: Perspectives of Flatness (2010). Visiting lecturer in numerous European Universities such as NTU Nottingham Trent University, University of Westminster London, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and ArtEZ/DAI Dutch Art Institute Arnhem.[/member][/one_third_last]

[one_third][member name=”Ilaria Gianni” img=””]Is a curator and art critic. She is currently artistic co-director of the Nomas Foundation in Rome, where she has curated one-man shows by Else Leirvik, Nina Beier and Marie Lund, Etienne Chambaud, Michael Dean, as well as the series A Performance Cycle (Ryan Gander, Pierre Leguillon, Tris Vonna-Michell, Patrizio Di Massimo) and A Film Cycle (Duncan Campbell, Anja Kirschner & David Panos, Renzo Martens, Deimantas Narkevicius, Hito Steyerl). In 2008, she founded IM press in London/Rome and in 2009 she became associated with the Art at Work collective. She is an Adjunct Professor of Art at John Cabot University in Rome and is the docent of the Master of Art program at the Luiss Guido in Rome. She has curated many one-man shows and group shows, including Roommates/Coinquilini (MACRO, Rome, 2010); Voices from Silence (Galerie Opdhal, Berlin, 2010), Desiring Necessities (John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, Southampton, 2009), Fragile Currency (Klemm’s Galerie, Berlin, 2009), Flux Capacitor (Extraspazio, Rome, 2008, co-curated with Isobel Harbison), Behind (Galleria Monitor Rome, 2008), Here Once again. Where Art and Cinema Interact (MOA and Loop Gallery, Seoul, 2008, co-curated with Hyunjoo Byeon and Jungmin Kwon), I desired what you were, I need what you are (Maze Gallery, Turin, 2008) and Step in Step out (Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome, 2006/2007). She has also coordinated shows and conferences for museums and has contributed texts for various art catalogues. Her writings have appeared in the magazines NERO, Lo Specchio+, Circa, Flash Art, Arte e Critica.[/member][/one_third]

[one_third][member name=”Simone Menegoi” img=””]Is a free-lance curator. He writes a column for the magazine Kaleidoscope, collaborates with and is a consultant for Artissima, the contemporary art fair in Turin. From 1997 to 2003 he worked mainly as a journalist: he was the editor of Tema Celeste and the Giornale dell’Arte and, for two years, a correspondent for Corriere della Sera. From 2006 to 2008 he wrote the Focus column for Mousse magazine. Since 2005, he as curated shows in private and public spaces, in Italy and abroad. In 2008 he was resident curator at La Galerie (Noisy-Le-Sec, Paris). In autumn 2011, he will curate the show Le silence at NMNM (Nouveau Musée National de Monaco). His writings have appeared in the publications of many international institutions, including the Tel Aviv Art Museum, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, CAPC in Bordeaux, and the New Museum in New York. [/member][/one_third] [one_third_last][/one_third_last] [/tab]

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[one_third][member name=”Sandra Lischi” img=””]Is professor in Electronic Arts and Audiovisual Theories at the University of Pisa (Department of History of Arts). She is art critic, and she wrote many texts, articles, essays, books about art and new technology, video-art, video and film experimental work and non-fiction production; she was invited to give lectures in many important centers, Universities and cultural institutions in several countries so as she has been curator of several video exhibitions and video events. Her articles and essays have been published in Italy and abroad. As video maker, she realized a video-portrait of the italian artist Gianni Toti, PlaneToti. As producer, she produced for the Associazione culturale Ondavideo the series Portaits of cities, videos about Pisa by Robert Cahen (La nuit des bougies), Keith Haring (Tuttomondo) and Jem Cohen (Amber City). She is co-director of the International Video Festival Invideo (Milano, Italy), and of his video archive, connected with this Festival, one of the most important collections in Europe devoted to video-art.[/member][/one_third]

[one_third][member name=”Silvia Lucchesi” img=””]Since 2008, she has been director of Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival, which she co-founded.
She is film and video program curator: Atlas of the Future. Visions on Scenarios To Come, (CCC Strozzina Firenze, 2008), Cinema e Arte for Festival dei Popoli (2005-2007), Before and After the Revolution: Italia Anni 1962-72 (Walker Art Center Minneapolis, 2001).
She is authoress of books, among them: Bulletin #1. The Documentary in Contemporary Art Practice (Berlin, Archive Books, 2012); Cinema d’artista. Toscana. 1964-1980(Regione Toscana-Centro per l’arte contemporanea L.Pecci, 2005); and essays on the relationships between art and cinema, and on modern and contemporary Italian art. Among the exibitions she has been curator are:Francesco Lo Savio (Centro per l’arte contemporanea L. Pecci, 2004). She is director of documentaries on art and film producer.
Visiting professor at CdL Pro.G.E.A.S./University of Florence (2002-2010). She was contemporary art consultant at the TRA-ARTProject/Regione Toscana (2002-2007). Since 2000 she has been a consultant to Ars Aevi, Contemporary Art Museom Sarajevo.[/member][/one_third][one_third_last]

[member name=”Gabi Scardi” img=””]Is art critic, curator and professor of contemporary art. She curated several pubblic and partecipatory project, including Side Effects (Lyone Biennal, 2009, Louisiana Museum, Copenhagen, 2011); Alfredo Jaar, Questions Questions (Milan, 2008), Voyages Crois (Dakar, Milan, Biella, Turin, Rome, Zingonia, Senegal and Italy), Initinere (Lecce). From 2005 to 2009 for the Province of Milan has created the MAP inContemporanea. She curated the CECAC – European Course for Curators of Contemporary Art (ed. 2007-2008-2009). Among recent exhibitions: Aware: Art Fashion Identity (Royal Academy, London, 2010), Spazio Maxxi (Rome, 2010), Alfredo Jaar, It Is Difficult (Spazio Oberdan, Hangar Bicocca), Wherever We Go Everywhere we go (Spazio Oberdan, Milan and San Francisco Art Institute SFAI, 2007), LESS # 1 Alternative Living Strategies (Gwangju Design Biennale, 2007), LESS, Strategie alternative dell’abitare (PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan 2006), Drink Water by Lucy and Jorge Orta (Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice, 2006).[/member][/one_third_last]


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[accordion-item title=”Alterazioni Video”]Formed in Milan in 2004, they live and work between Milano and Berlin. Members: Alberto Caffarelli, Matteo Erenbourg, Andrea Masu and Paoluca Barbieri Marchi. Among their main one-group and collective shows: Ailati (12th Internazional architecture Exposition, Italian Pavillion, Venice, 2010), 21×21, 21 Artists for the 21st century (Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2010), Ibrido. Genetics of art forms (PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, 2010), Prague Biennial 4 – Hyperlucid (Prague, 2009).
Invited by Cecilia Alemani

[accordion-item title=”Anna Franceschini”]Born in Pavia, 1979.
In the last two years, she has been resident artist at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and her work has recently been acquired by the Musée National d’Art Moderne/Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Among her recent one-woman shows: To Know a Thing You Must Call it by Its Name (Castello Malaspina, Fosdinovo, 2011), Screening Room: Anna Franceschini (Kiosk Gallery, Ghent, 2011).
Invitated by Federica Bueti

[accordion-item title=”Riccardo Giacconi”]Born in San Severino Marche, 1985. Lives in Lyon.
In 2009, he won the Renaissance Arts Prize for best Italian video artist, at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in London. In 2007, he co-founded the Blauer Hase collective ( Among his recent group shows: If you want this story to continue…(Prague Biennial 5, 2011), VideoReport Italia 2008_09 (Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone) and Desplazamientos temporales (La Alhòndiga, Bilbao, 2010).
Invited by Ilaria Gianni[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Francesca Grilli”]Born in Bologna, 1978. Lives and works between Bologna and Amsterdam.
Among her recent shows: Oro (Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan, 2011), The Conversation, Nuove Arti Prize (Mambo, Bologna 2010). Group shows: Fold (Elgiz Museum of Contemporary Art, Istanbul, 2011), Posso errare, ma non di core (GC.AC – Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea Monfalcone 2011).
Invited by Federica Bueti

[accordion-item title=”Christian Niccoli”]Born in Bolzano, 1976. Lives and works in Berlin. In 2006, he participated at Unidee in Residence at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella. Among his recent shows: Auf steilen Hängen Laufen lernen (Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2008). Group shows: 32. Österreichischer Grafikwettbewerb (Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck, 2011), o non ho mani che mi accarezzino il volto (Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, 2011).
Invited by Alfredo Cramerotti[/accordion-item]

[accordion-item title=”Valerio Rocco Orlando”]Born in Milan, 1978. Lives and works between Milan and New York.
In 2011, he won the Ritratti Prize. Percorsi Video (Careof, DOCVA, Milan). Among his recent one-man shows: Quale Educazione per Marte (Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2011 and Momenta Art, New York, 2010), Lover’s Discourse (Careof DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, 2011) and Coexistence (Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno, 2010). Group shows: Momenta Art Benefit (Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, 2011) and Tuttotocchi (Castello d’Albertis, Museo delle Culture del Mondo, Genoa, 2011).
Invited by Alfredo Cramerotti

[accordion-item title=”Giulio Squillacciotti”]Born in Rome, 1982. Lives and works between Rome and Venice.
In 2010, he won the Festarte Prize. VideoArt Festival (MACRO, Testaccio, Rome) and a residence at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice).
One-man shows: Dialogo (Real Academia de Espana en Roma, 2011), Inside to Outside as One to Infinite (Galleria Artericambi Verona, 2010), Otto Zoo Project Room (Otto Zoo Gallery, Milan, 2010). Among his recent group shows: The Gentlemen of Verona (Palazzo Forti, Verona, 2011), If you want this story to continue… (Prague Biennial, 2011).
Invited by Ilaria Gianni

[accordion-item title=”Santo Tolone”]Born in Como, 1979. Lives and works between Como and London.
Among his recent shows: Two Times Once (Limoncello Gallery, Londra, 2011), Sindrome italiana (Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, 2011) VideoReport Italia 2008_09 (Galleria d’Arte contemporanea di Monfalcone), Men With Two Balls: the Art of the 2010 Worlds Cup (Apexart, New York, 2010).
Invited by Cecilia Alemani


[accordion-item title=”Luca Trevisani”]Born in Verona, 1979. One-man shows: Interval Training (Mehdi Chouakri, Berlin, 2011), Placet Experiri (ReMap KM III, Athens, 2011), Lo spazio è un giardino da coltivare (Macro, Rome, 2010). Among his main group shows: Premio Italia (Maxxi, Rome, 2011), Suspance (EX3, Florence, 2011). In 2009 he won the NIMK/Montevideo Prize, Amsterdam Foreign Affairrs Ministry, New York Prize and the Premio Furla per l’Arte in 2007.
Invited by Simone Menegoi

[accordion-item title=”Nico Vascellari”]Born in Vittorio Veneto, 1976. Lives and works in Vittorio Veneto.
In 2006-07, he won the Premio della Giovane Arte Italiana (DARC, Rome). One-man shows: Bus De La Lum (Galleria Monitor, Rome, 2011), I Hear a Shadow (Bugada &Cargnel, Paris, 2011). Group shows: Immaterial (Paddle8, New York, 2011). In 2010, he won a residence at the Marina Abramovic Institute (San Francisco, 2010).
Invited by Simone Menegoi

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