Jan De Vylder e Inge Vinck (1968 and 1973) live and work in Ghent, Belgium. Together, they founded architectural firm Architecten Jan De Vylder Inge Vinck (AJDVIV). In 2016 AJDVIV co-curated the Belgian pavilion at the 15h International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Italy. They have participated in exhibitions in Venice, Italy 2010, 2014, 2016, 2018; Chicago, USA 2014, 2016; Lisbon, Portugal 2019 and S. Paolo, Brazil 2019. Their projects, for public and private clients, won numerous awards and nominations including Schelling Architektur Preise 2016, Germany; Leone d’Argento, 15h International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Italy; Henry van de Velde 2018, Belgium; Mies Award 2019 (shortlisted).
Jan De Vylder taught at Sint-Lucas School for Architecture, Brussels, Belgium; TU Delft, Netherlands; EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland; Accademia di Architettura USI, Mendrisio, Switzerland; ETH, Zurich, Switzerland (current). Inge Vinck taught at Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage, Lille, France; TU, Delft, Netherlands; Accademia di Architettura USI, Mendrisio, Switzerland; Kunstacademie, Düsseldorf, Germany (current).
Claudia Losi (Piacenza, 1971) explores social interactions, twists of human sensibility and complexity of natural phenomena with a multidisciplinary approach where philosophy and literature are combined with science, sociology and anthropology. Losi’s practice includes participatory objects and performances as well as drawing, photography and sculpture. After her studies at Accademia di Belle Arti di Bologna, Italy and at University of Bologna, school of Foreign Language and Literature, Losi showed in Italian and international institutions.
Recent shows include: MAMbo Bologna, Italy; Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, Italy; IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK; Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy; Museo Marino Marini, Florence, Italy; Stenersen Museum of Oslo, Norway; Le Magasin, Grenoble, France; MAXXI Roma, Italy. Her work has been included in international shows such as Hangzhou Triennial of Fiber Art, China (2016); Wayne State University, Detroit, USA (2014); Sharjah Biennale 8, United Arab Emirates (2007). Losi participated in residencies at Studio Orta-Les Moulins, Paris, France; JCVA, Israel; Art Omi International, New York, USA; NTU CCA, Singapore. Since 2019 she’s co-director of festival Sette giorni per paesaggi, Piacenza, Italy. Her work is represented by Monica De Cardenas Milan-Zuoz.
Andrea Caretto (Turin, 1970) and Raffaella Spagna (Rivoli, Turin, 1967) have been working together since 2002. Their artistic activity stems from the desire to investigate multiple dimensions of reality through the exploration of the complex web of relationships from which things emerge, establishing and re-establishing a relationship with the ‘the other’ in an exercise of attention and care. Caretto/Spagna’s practice is based on an attitude of “presence” and experience in the world, in the attempt to reposition ourselves, as human beings, by moving away from the centre to listen to other subjects, living and non-living. Caretto/Spagna are among the founding members of the associations Progetto Diogene, Turin, Italy and Pianpicollo Selvativo – research centre for arts and sciences, Levice, Turin, Italy. They regularly collaborate with IRIS – Interuniversity Research Institute of the Universities of Turin, Brescia and Aosta and Faculty of the Education Science of the University of Turin, Italy. They are also artistic consultants for Munlab, Ecomuseo dell’argilla, Cambiano, Turin, where their studio is located as well.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include: PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Turin, Italy; Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; GAM – Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; CAIRN (Centre d’Arte Informel de Recherce sur la Nature), Digne-les-Bains, France; Benetton Foundation, Treviso; Fondazione MERZ, Turin, Italy; Bozar Brussels, Belgium; Khoi International Artists, New Dehli, India; Mudam Luxembourg Musée d’Arte Moderne Gran-Duc Jean.
Federica Sala is an independent curator and design advisor. She has been formed in the design department of Centre Pompidou. While back in Milan in 2008 she started to collaborate with Fabrica, miart, 5VIE Art+Design, Airbnb, Vogue Italia, Cassina,… In 2018 she curated, with Patricia Urquiola, the exhibition ACastiglioni at Triennale di Milano. Is now on show the exhibition about Giulio Castelli for the new ADI Design Museum. She is a contributor for various magazines and she has a montlhy colum on Interni. Soon will be released a publication for Rizzoli International.
Elena Quarestani, editor and journalist in a previous life, has conceived, developed and edited magazines, encyclopaedias and limited edition works. It was only after her first exhibition in 2002 – considered a one-off event, a rite of passage for a former printing press establishment – that she decided to merge her passion for art and the building that hosted the family business.