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Presentation of Crisalidi by Namsal Siedlecki



Presentation of Crisalidi by Namsal Siedlecki

Namsal Siedlecki will be in discussion with Guido Santandrea, Artistic Director of Almanac Projects 

Namsal Siedlecki will talk about his work and his exhibition "Mvaḥ Chā", part of the project "Crisalidi", curated by Marcello Smarrelli, promoted by Pastificio Cerere Foundation in collaboration with Siddharta Art Foundation.

The artist is one of the winners of the 2019 Italian Council contest conceived by the DGAAP (Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity and Urban Regeneration) of MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism), to promote Italian contemporary art in the world, to provide funding for projects to develop talents and for the international promotion of artists, curators and critics as well as projects designed to increase public collections through the production of new works of art.

The project includes the production of a series of bronze sculptures realized by the artist during different periods of his Kathmandu residency in collaboration with local foundries. The artworks derive from the moulds used by the Nepalese artisans for the lost wax castings of the votive statues.

The Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci di Prato will be the final recipient of the artworks created within the scope of this project.

The talk at the Institute is the first in a series of international events which will follow the exhibition. For more information please download the Press release


Namsal Siedlecki
was born in Greenfield (USA) in 1986. He lives and works in Seggiano (GR). In 2015 he won the fourth edition of the Moroso Prize and the Cy Twombly Italian Affiliated Fellow in Visual Arts awarded by the American Academy in Rome. In 2019 he won the Club Gamec Prize as well as the Cairo Prize. In the last few years his art has been shown in numerous national and international institutions including In Extenso, Clermont-Ferrand; MAXXI, Rome; Villa Medici, Rome; Luigi Pecco Contemporary Art Centre, Prato; Galeria Boavista, Lisbon; Villa Romana, Florence; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; The sixth Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow; Chertludde, Berlin; Magazzino, Rome; American Academy, Rome; Museo Apparente, Naples; Pastificio Cerere Foundation, Rome; Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice; Antinori Art Project, Bargino; Galeria Madragoa, Lisbon and Cripta747, Turin. From 2008 to 2013 he has managed the Independent GUM studio space, first in Carrara, then in Turin.

Guido Santandrea (b. 1989 Bologna, lives and works in London) is co-founder and artistic director of Almanac Projects, London and Almanac Inn, Turin, two non-profit organizations dedicated to supporting the practice of emerging artists and developing engagement and understanding of contemporary art.



Data: Mer 26 Feb 2020

Orario: Dalle 18:30 alle 20:00

Organizzato da : Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Italian Council

In collaborazione con : ICI London

Ingresso : Libero


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