“We invite people to find a moment of stillness and approach the rest of their day with a heightened sense of attention to the people they encounter.”
The Artists and Designers in Residence program draws in people from all over the world, to stay within the Palazzo of Numeroventi in their own studio and living space, drawing inspiration from the surroundings and leaving their own mark behind.
Daniel Wirtberg is film director and visual artist based between Stockholm and Paris. His passion has always been to explore the powerful relationship between dynamic images, sound and music and over the years he has experimented thoroughly with imagery, expression, shooting formats and techniques. Regardless of if he’s working with a film script, a music piece or a poem he’s driven by a desire to portray emotions, state of mind and atmospheres.
N.N – is an abbreviation of the latin Nomen Nescio, used to signify an anonymous or unnamed person; an audiovisual installation that culminated in a DJ-set show.
Rachel Peachey and Paul Mosig are visual artists who live and work in a small town in the Blue Mountains area of Australia often in collaboration with their two sons Sascha and Jack Mosig. Together they use the process of field studies and play to look at human / environment relationships from a range of perspectives. They have a particular interest in the idea of geological time and solitary expressions of humanness in the context of these time scales that are hard to comprehend.
The Art of Listening – Rachel & Paul’s work has lead to a fascination in the way humans project emotions and ideas onto particular landscapes and nonhuman entities.They use photography, video, sound, sculpture, textiles and found objects to document and convey their ideas.
Esther Chang is a fine artist originally from Boston, Massachusetts. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland. Her drawings and oil paintings often depict the spatial-psychological deconstruction and fragmentation of the figure and the grotesque. With a strong focus on craftsmanship, her works take inspiration from Old Masters, yet they challenge the traditional aesthetics of portraiture.
Fiction & Quotation – Her interest lies in the idea of the uncanny and the dissonance created when the familiar is fractured and distorted. They explore subtle shifts in value and color, the play between the diaphanous and architectonic, and the linear and ethereal qualities in form. Her evocative works create a crackled tension of unknown space and internal dialect on the canvas, blurring the distinction between fiction and quotation.
Barcelona-based Natalia Swarz designs & illustrates since 2010. Born and raised in Colombia in a creative family, she discovered her interest for design and travel at an early age. Her mother – painter and travel enthusiast – and grandmother, a floral artist, taught her about the beauty in the imperfection.
She graduated in graphic design with a Masters Degree in Fashion management & Design in Barcelona, where she currently lives and works. After a few years of experience in the world of fashion, she is now engaged with her own work, that includes illustrations, mixed media artworks and product design.
Suadade – The whimsical attention to detail, dreamy color palettes & feminine – clean lines are part of her signature style. Inspired by travels, hotels, interior design and her muses, every piece makes you want to travel the world.
Jules Kate’s (AUS) collection of artwork has grown significantly over the years and what was once a hobby is now a creative business. In 2016 she officially launched Jules Kate with an exhibition in Melbourne and have continued to create pieces for various commercial and private clients.
Florentine Light – The work is inspired by the light and textures in the built and natural environment. Oil and acrylic on canvas is Jules’ go-to, but trying new mediums and techniques challenges her to develop as an artist. Her work does not always start with a set goal, but is an intuitive process. The difficulty lies in channelling the ideas into a clear end point. The process, whether it be quick and fluid, or more protracted, is always represented in the final product.
Photo: Marina Denisova