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Artist Residency
23.05 — 14.06.2018

Open Call Deadline: March 15th, 2018 h. 24.00 (GMT +1). CLOSED
Country: Italy


In Between Shores is a 23 days long artist residency, open to photographers of any age and nationality.

Five national and international artists will be selected and invited to create new work in the surroundings of Varese (Italy). The selected artists will stay at Cascina Ronco (Daverio, VA), in a wooden house in the woods surrounding the municipality of Daverio, where they will be provided with the materials necessary to develop their projects. The residency will result in an exhibition hosted by Tommaso Parrillo in Jest (Turin). The residency has no theme - the invited artists will be free to proceed with their artistic production, supported by the association. 

Ardesia Projects will cover food, accommodation, local transport, materials and production of the final exhibition.  It will not cover the costs of travel to and from Milan.

To find out more, read our interview with Modus Operandi 
Visit the page dedicated to the end-of-residency exhibition, The Sky Opens Twice



Fiona Filipidis (b. 1990, Paris) is a Franco-British artist based in London whose practice is born out of collection, research and empathic response, dealing with ideas of intimacy, loss, and memory. She received her MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally, including in Paris, Rome and New York City. 


Piergiorgio Sorgetti (1988) is an Italian artist living in Bologna. He approaches images as a form of research where he studies the "material memory of forms that are in constant mutation", a process he calls "psychic archaeology" where images are confronted with the rhythm of dreams. His approach is to look at the interaction between natural and cultural elements and assemble rhythms in which the photographic image begins to unravel, confuse and deny its original meaning.


Ginevra Shay is an artist based in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States.
They are the 2019 Mollie Ruprecht Visiting Artist at the University of Vermont and a 2018 Maryland Individual Artist Award Recipient for Photography. Their work has been featured in print in GUP Magazine
and the Washington Post. Ginevra has lectured and participated in panels at the Queens Museum, the Oakland Museum, the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, the College Art Association's National Conference, and the Society For Photographic Education's National Conference.


Sybren Vanoverberghe lives and works in Otegem, Belgium. In 2019 he obtained her master's degree in photography from KASK, Ghent (BE). HE has published the photobooks 2099 (2018), Conference of the Birds (2019) and 1099 (2020), with the publishing house APE (Art Paper Editions). Sybren has exhibited his work, in solo exhibitions, at Stieglitz19, Antwerp (2018-19) and at Deweer Gallery, Otegem (2020). His works were exhibited at Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam (2019) and were part of the duo exhibition 'The Flower and the Vessel' with Thomas Vandenberghe at De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (2020). In addition to his personal practice, Vanoverberghe is co-curator and co-founder of NO/Gallery, Ghent (BE) and in 2021 will launch Backyard, a new exhibition platform for young artists in collaboration with Deweer Gallery Estate.


Róisín White is a visual artist based in Dublin, working primarily with photography, while incorporating drawing, sculpture, and collage into her practice. Róisín holds a BA(hons) in Photography from DIT, and certificates in Ceramics and Sculpture from NCAD.
Róisín’s work draws from archival materials and seeks to create a dialogue with our forgotten histories through the use of found photography and ephemera. She has an interest in exploring lore and the fictional narrative that can be discovered in discarded imagery, previous understandings agitated, and new meanings drawn out. Roisin’s sculptural work brings her photographic work into the three-dimensional and builds on means of photographic reception.



Alessandro Calabrese obtained a degree in Architecture at the IUAV in Venice. In 2012 he obtained a Master's degree in Photography and Visual Design at NABA (Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti) in Milan and moved to Amsterdam, where he assisted the photographer Hans Van Der Meer and worked at Paradox, maturing his interest in photographic publishing. Since 2015 he has been a lecturer at the Accademia Carrara di Belle Arti in Bergamo. In 2013 he was a finalist at the first edition of the Premio Francesco Fabbri and in 2014 he edited together with Milo Montelli the book ‘A Drop In The Ocean’, winner of the Prina Prize and exhibited at the Festival Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia and at the Photographt Triennial in Hamburg. Finalist at the Prix Levallois 2015 (Paris), he published together with  Skinnerboox publishing house ‘Die Deutsche Punkinvasion’ ,then exhibited during the Festival Fotopub in Novo Mesto (Slovenia) and BredaPhoto (Holland). Selected by Foam in 2015 among the 21 emerging talents of international photography, he is on show at Atelier Neerlandais (Paris), De Markten (Brussels) and Beaconsfield Gallery (London) with the project ‘A Failed Entertainment’.  Since 2016 he has been represented by the Viasaterna gallery at which, in October 2017, he opened his first solo exhibition entitled ‘Impasse’ on the occasion of which he showcased his most recent project entitled ‘The Long Thing’.


Sara Palmieri is an artist who uses photography to question the non-visible aspects of reality, through a process made up of memories and intuitions, unconscious revelations, fragments and recompositions. In her research, time and space are both the tools she uses and the object she investigates. She graduated in Architecture from La Sapienza in Rome in 2005 and for years worked as a set and interior designer. From 2015 to 2016 she took part in the first ISSP International Masterclass held by Aaron Schuman. In 2016 her book ‘La plume plongea la tête’ won the Marco Bastianelli Award as best Italian self-published book, in the same year she was selected for Self Publish Riga, Gazebook Photobook Festival, and in 2015 for Encontros da Imagem PhotoFestival and The Book's Space at Fotografia Festival Internazionale di Roma. She has exhibited her work internationally, most recently at Fotohaus ParisBerlin Gallery in Arles, France (2017), Focus Photography Festival in Mumbai, India (2017), Landskrona Fotofestival, Sweden (2016), Der Greif for Krakow Photomonth, Poland (2016), Obscura Festival, Penang Malaysia (2015). Some images from her Scenario work are part of A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, a book published by Fuego Books in October 2017. In May 2018 Matèria Gallery in Rome will open her first Italian solo exhibition.


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