Viafarini, non profit organization
for contemporary art founded in 1991,
is an exhibition space open for experimentation,
offers documentation services on visual arts,
and runs a residency program for artists and curators.
The artworks enrich
Gemmo Spa Collection.

Souvenir d'Italie
A nonprofit Art Story

Viafarini DOCVA
Fabbrica del Vapore
via Procaccini 4, Milan
VIR Viafarini-in-residence
via Carlo Farini 35, Milan

Academy Awards 2016
Opening 28 February 2017, 6.30 pm
Artists and curators: Monia Ben Hamouda, Roberto Casti, Irene Coppola, Elena D'Angelo, Maria Giovanna Draago, Mimì Enna, Giulia Floris, Byron Gago, Gabriele Longega & Ilaria Zanella, Maki Ochoa, Sarp Renk Ozer, Tomas Maria Postiglione Øvrelid, Chiara Principe, GianMarco Porru, Roberta Riccio, Alberta Romano, Gabriel Stöckli, Marcella Toscani, Nicolas Vamvouklis, Rui Wu
A participatory training self-education and research program, addressed to a group of artists student and alumni from the leading Italian Art Academies. This edition of the project program includes a series of meetings and critical sessions in dialog with artists, curators, urban planners, philosophers and theorists revolving around the epistemologies of Femminisms and Posthumanisms and Anthropocene.
In collaboration with Boite and Waiting Posthuman

November 2016 - February 2017


Emilija Skarnulyte
Extended Phenotypes
20 December 2016 - 3 February 2017
curated by Simone Frangi
with the support of Lithuanian Culture Institute

Grand Tour d'Italie
Viafarini and MiBACT Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities presents a a survey about socially engaged practices in Italy.
The project includes a public video screeening and the invitation to representatives of renowned international art institutions for a program of studio visits with Italian artists from Italian Area Archive.
video screening: Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 October, 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
Nico Angiuli, Riccardo Arena, Ludovica Carbotta, Beatrice Catanzaro
, Cherimus, Leone Contini, Luigi Coppola, Gianluca e Massimiliano De Serio, Chiara Fumai, Stefania Galegati Shines, Riccardo Giacconi, Invernomuto, Claudia Losi, Marzia Migliora, Moira Ricci, Diego Tonus, Valentina Vetturi, Zimmerfrei.
studio visit: 30 October - 2 November 2016

The Artist as Researcher

Viafarini and MiBACT - DG Education and Research presents a workshop based training project addressed to Public Sectore employees, underlining the role of artistic research as a tool for the knowledge of cultural heritage and as an instrument for participatory practices.
December 2016

Laetitia Badaut Haussmann
On Domesticity #1

a project by Viafarini (Milan) and Terzo Piano (Lucca)

curator Simone Frangi

Stage as a social platform
curators Simone Frangi, Tommaso Sacchi
assistant curator Giovanna Manzotti
Luigi Coppola | Workshop 21 - 26 February e 2 - 7 April 2016 Christian Nyampeta | Workshop 7 - 10 March 2016
Alexis Blake | Workshop 21 - 25 March 2016
Jérome Bel | Workshop 8 - 9 April 2016

Enej Gala
Walking with Art - Stonefly Art Prize
promoted by Stonefly with Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in collaboration with Viafarini.
February 11 - March 20 2016

Academy Awards 2015
artists: Dario Bitto Paolo Brambilla Giada Carnevale Nicole Colombo Lucia Cristiani Filippo De Marchi Valentina Furian Diego Gualandris Lorenza Longhi Edoardo Manzoni Leonardo Mastromauro Luca Petti Margherita Raso Giovanni Riggio Riccardo Sala Natalia Trejbalova
curators: Mattia Capelletti, Valentina Lacinio, Filippo Lorenzin, Caterina Molteni, Bianca Stoppani

ideazione e coordinamento: Simone Frangi e Giulio Verago

Africa in volo
curated by Marco Trovato
Novembre 25 - December 6

A Natural Oasis
a transnational project
for Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale

promoted by Republic of San Marino
in collaboration with Cyprus, Gibraltar - UK, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta

curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi
&Leontios Toumpouris (CY), Alessandro Di Pietro (I), Katrín I. Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir Hirt (IS – USA), Nico Macina (SM), Francesca Mangion (M), Orestis Mavroudis (GR), Mnemoscape (Elisa Adami, Alessandra Ferrini) (I – UK), Giacomo Raffaelli (I – UK), Jacopo Rinaldi (I)

Double Cross
Emilie Parendeau: research residency from 5 until 25 October 2015 + Workshop: 16 - 17 - 18 October 2015
Simon Fravega and Mathilde Chénin: research residency from 31 September until 29 October 2015 - performance: 28 October 2015
Tuesday October 27, 7.30 pm, Simon Fravega and Mathilde Chéni
Gli uccelli non cantano più più
performers: Maddalena Bianchi, Simon Fravega, Mathilde Chénin

part of PIANO, Prepared Platform for Contemporary Art, France–Italy 2014-2016, initiated by d.c.a / French association for the development of centres d’art, in partnership with the Institut français in Italy, the French Embassy in Italy and the Institut français, with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati.

Riccardo Arena
VAVILON | Project C – Solovki Islands
curated by Simone Frangi
with scientific coordination by Matteo Bertelé and Giulia Airoldi

Careof and Viafarini for Media Façade 2015
curated by Martina Angelotti and Simone Frangi
Museion, Piazza Siena 1 (BZ)
3, 10, 17, 24 September 2015
opening and talk: 3 September 2015,
9.00 pm

Live Works - Performance Act Award Vol. 3
A project by Centrale Fies in collaboration with Viafarini Motherlode, Drodesera Festival
Centrale Fies (Dro - TN)
27, 28, 29 July 2015

Kapwani Kiwanga
Mediated Measures

June 18 - July 20
curated by Simone Frangi

Lo Schermo dell’arte @ Viafarini

Notes on orientalism
Video practices at the age of radical difference

Basma Alsharif, Mounira Al Solh, Sven Augustijnen, Mieke Bal, Louis Henderson, Marine Hugonnier, Invernomuto, Renzo Martens, Emilija Skarnulyte/Como Clube, Philip Warnell
selection curated by Simone Frangi and Silvana Fiorese

first screening: May 14 2015, 7.00 pm
second screening: May 19, 7.00 pm
third screening: May 26, 7.00 pm
fourth screening: June 9, 7.00 pm

From Foot to Head
Academy Awards 2015

a dialog between Viafarini creative inciubator and the students of Cinzia Ruggieri of NABA Master of Arts in Fashion and Textile Design (fashion Area leader: Nicoletta Morozzi, M.A. Course leader: Aldo Lanzini).
opening Tuesday 14 April, 6.30 to midnight
15 until 19 April, 10 am - 10 pm, and until 9 May (11am - 7pm)
within Posti di Vista 12*

Another Second Skin
Exhibition of the winner of Stonefly Cammina con l'Arte Prize 2014

Friday 6 February - 6 March
6.30 pm - Il confine è ortogonale al transito

a project by Giovanni Morbin with Canedicoda, Modou Gueye, Dimenava Kouyate, Mouhamadou Ndiaye, Mor Ndiaye, Aliou Diop, Maabsa Gassama, Hassan Aftis, Cheik Thioune, Balla Nar Ndiaye, Mame Diba Diop, Dieynaba Kouyate, Aliou Ndiaye, Rufin Doh, Seydi Diougouna, Birane Gueye, Francesco Bertocco, Christophe Fellai, Alan Chies, Gabriele Grotto, Cyril Delachaux, Peter Schreuder, produced by Viafarini DOCVA (Patrizia Brusarosco, Simone Frangi, Giulio Verago) and ECAV Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais (Sibylle Omlin, Federica Martini) with the support of Pro Helvetia, within Viavai – Contrabbando culturale Svizzera-Lombardia. Thanks to Bonotto spa and Marsèll

Il Gatto Rosso
27 February 2015, 5.30 pm

25 November 2014 - 23 January 2015
Francesco Bertocco, Alberto Grifi
curated by Simone Frangi
opening Tuesday 25, 6.30 pm

13 - 14 December
a fundraising event organized by Sunugal and Viafarini
Saturday 14 December:
11.00 am – 6.00 pm temporary shop
6.00 – 8.00 pm fundraising event
8.00 pm concert at Mascherenere space
Sunday 14 December:
11.00 am – 6.00 pm temporary shop

28 November 2014, 7.00 pm
Basma Alsharif
Public Lecture e Screening

within Katalogos workshop, curated by Alessandro Castiglioni and Simone Frangi, in collaboration with Little Contellation and BJCEM and promoted by the Republic of San Marino - Secretarias of State for Culture and Youth Policies and Office Social and Cultural Activities

13 November, 19.00
Bookcrossing Zones | Enrico Boccioletti U+29DC aka Documento Continuo

11 November 18.30 - 12 November 11.00 - 19.00
Aida | Marco Basta, Alessandro Di Pietro, Michele Gabriele, Andrea Romano, Jonathan Vivacqua
curated by Marco Tagliafierro, in collaboration with Museo Carlo Zauli

13 - 18 October
Low Cost Design Park
Participatory Urban Design Workshop at Fabbrica del Vapore
a project by Daniele Pario Perra

26 September - 5 October, 201
ArTransit - Performance Labour 1
a project by Viafarini DOCVA and ZHdK - Zürcher Hochschule der Künste for ArTransit, supported by Pro Helvetia within Viavai – Contrabbando culturale Svizzera-Lombardia.
curated by Simone Frangi and Heinrich Lueber
curatorial assistance: Giovanna Manzotti
26.09.2014 Benjamin Valenza, 7.00 pm
27.09.2014 Roberto Fassone, 7.00 pm
28.09.2014 Domenico Billari, 7.00 pm
03.10.2014 Hoferoppligerschweikerkaltenbach, 6.30 pm
03.10.2014 Jacopo Miliani, 8.30 pm
from 04.10.2014, 6.00 pm until 05.10.2014, 6.00 pm Mali Weil,
05.10.2014 Quynh Dong, 9.00 pm
06.10.2014 presso Teatro Out Off, Performance-Conference, 6.00 pm

Partner ArTransit

21 September 2014, Sempione Boundary Italy - Switzerland
Il confine è ortogonale al transito

20 September 2014
Nico Angiuli, Adieu - Erasing the Alps
in partnership with Ecole Cantonale d'Art du Valais - Sierre, supported by Pro Helvetia

18 September 2014
Bea McMahon, Warped Woofs + Light Laws
with the support of Mondriaan Fund

17 - 21 September 2014
Helicotrema 2014 - Recorded Audio Festival
curated by Blauer Hase with Giulia Morucchio

Sandra Hauser, Rada Kozelj, Lorenzo Kamerlengo, Francesco Maluta, Simona Da Pozzo, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Letizia Scarpello, Claudia Sinigaglia, Baukje Spaltro

VIR Open Studio Saturday 18 March, 6.00 PM

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above: Maurizio Cattelan, Stadium, 1991, view of the performance at the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Bologna

last update 17-02-2017

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