Adalberto Abbate was born in 1975 in Palermo where he currently lives and works. His artistic practice is permeated by a dry sense of humor and mockery, which he uses as forms of resistance or protest. In his works, he faces the daily social and political issues of his country with a special regard to the south of Italy and the Mediterranean area. Since 1998 his works have been featured in a number of museums and cultural institutions such as: Musée historique et des porcelaines (Nyon, France); Museo Mart (Rovereto, It); Museo Riso d’Arte ontemporanea (Palermo, It); Museum für Kommunikation (Bern, Switzerland); Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro (Milano, It); Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, Swiss); GAM, Gallery of Modern Art (Palermo, It); VAF-Stiftung, (Frankfurt, Germany); Kunstlerverein Malkasten (Dusseldorf, Germany); Centre Pompidou (Paris, France).
Paolo Cirio was born in Torino in 1979. He currently lives and works in New York. His artistic practice is based on the manipulation of data and information as a way to stress the paradoxes of capitalistic and networked societies. He considers his works as attractive devices to engage broad audiences in reflections on the power of information and media. His works have been exhibited worldwide, including: DOX Contemporary Art Centre (Prague, CHZ); Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, 2015; Victoria and Albert Museum, (London, 2014); Museum of Contemporary Art, (Sydney, 2013); ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2013; CCC Strozzina, (Florence, 2013); Museum of Contemporary Art, (Denver, 2013); MAK, (Vienna, 2013); Museum of Modern Art, (Rio de Janeiro, 2012); National Fine Arts Museum, (Taichung, 2012); Wywyższeni National Museum, (Warsaw, 2012); National Museum of Contemporary Art, (Athens, 2009); Courtauld Institute, (London, 2009); Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, (Naples, 2008); MoCA, (Taipei, 2007); Sydney Biennial, 2007.
Born in Rome in 1977, Ludovica Gioscia lives and works in London.
As a compulsive hoarder of apparently unrelated things, Gioscia organizes and re-elaborates her collections into archives, which subsequently get deployed into installations and sculptures. The nature of this accumulated material stems from an interest in retail and social anthropology and science fiction. The fusion of these leads to a series of works that analyse our relationship with consumption. Fictional genres, such as the Debrocks, offer themselves as a new flora born from a geology of lifestyle.
Gioscia’s work has been featured in a number of museums and art galleries such as: MNAC, National Museum of Contemporary Art of Bucarest; MACRO, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome; Salon 94, New York; Fundacio Mirò, Barcelona; The Flag Art Foundation, New York; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok; South London Gallery, London; The Maraya Art Park, Sharjah; The American Academy, Rome; Jerwood Space, London and Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh.
Carlo Zanni was born in La Spezia (Italy) in 1975. Since the early 2000’s his practice involves the use of Internet data to create time-based works that combine a pronounced social consciousness with the mediated experience of advanced technologies. His work has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide including: The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; New Museum, New York; Tent, Rotterdam; MAXXI, Rome; P.S.1, New York; Borusan Center, Istanbul; ACAF Space, Alexandria; PERFORMA 09, NY; ICA, London; Wood Street Galleries, Pittsburgh; Science Museum, London.