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Set Up! Exhibition Test Workshop is an exhibition design workshop led by Benedetta Casagrande (Ardesia Projects) and Elena Vaninetti (Twenty14), co-founders of Show&Tell. The workshop aims to create a horizontal and collaborative working process in which participants will be able to experiment and find the most suitable exhibition form for their work. Participants will be encouraged to move away from the classic idea of a photographic exhibition, exploring site-specific approaches, the use of different media and learning how to develop an exhibition plan based on a real space.

An opportunity to experiment with methods of finalising one's own project and to produce works that will remain in the hands of the participants. 

The final objective of the workshop is the creation of a collective installation, which will be presented to the public in the form of a pop-up exhibition at Pananti Atelier.


The workshop will take place over 4 months, with monthly meetings in Milan and one-to-one assistance via email.

March: Project group meeting (1 day)
April: Project group meeting (1 day)
May: Group and one-to-one reviews of projects, production of works
June: Exhibition set up and opening


  • The workshop is open to authors working with photography, with a finished project or in the process of completion. No previous experience is required.

  • English-speakers can apply to the workshop

  • Availability to participate in person to the monthly meetings in Milan


Send your application (in a zip folder or pdf file) by email, with the subject 'Set Up! Workshop', to showandtell.milano@gmail.com

  • Title

  • brief project description (max 500 words)

  • selection of 20 images

The projects will be selected by the members of  Ardesia Projects and Twenty14.


250€ Show&Tell members

The cost of the workshop includes the production of the exhibition and the use of materials such as: printer, scanner, stationery etc.


Pananti Atelier is a gallery space in Milan, managed and curated by Twenty14. It regularly hosts exhibitions and events related to contemporary art, with a particular focus on contemporary photography. The exhibition will be included in the space's exhibition programme.

Installation views from exhibitions curated by Twenty14 at Pananti Atelier
Ardesia Projects P.IVA 5950425000