Winter Session, January
In partnership with King’s College London, we are pleased to welcome the awardees of the Ivan Juritz Prize on a workshop residency. The prize is open to recent graduates from European universities and recognises ambitious and experimental work in three categories: image, sound and text. This year we host: Kaifan Wang (b.1996, Hohhot, China; Universität der Künste, Berlin), April Yee (b.1987, Texas, USA; University of East Anglia, England), and Suzannah V. Evans (b. 1989, London, England; Durham University). The Open Call for the 2023 award runs until 31 March.
We also welcome photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez and set designer Afra Zamara. Supported by the Carla Fendi Foundation, they will begin working with the recently catalogued costumes archive of the Festival dei Due Mondi. Their project will reactivate the archive: capturing the flare and detail of the original designs whilst inventing new situations for the costumes, exploring relationships between performance, dress and expressions of identity.
Art historian Stephanie Wisowaty (Yale University) returns to continue her thesis research on late medieval double-sided painted processional crosses. She will work with Professor Bruno Toscano and is studying crosses held in collections in Spoleto, Montefalco and Perugia. Ceramicist and materials designer Carly Breame, who this summer joined our Materia program in partnership with the University of the Arts, Art for the Environment residency initiative, also returns to Spoleto. She continues researching locally sourced clay and developing glazes using waste materials.