The Pastificio Cerere Foundation was born in 2004 in the ex pasta factory of San Lorenzo, Rome, by an idea of Flavio Misciattelli, now President of the Foundation, with the intent to create a new reference point for the spreading and promotion of contemporary art.
Education is the trait d’union of the activities promoted by Pastificio Cerere Foundation and the educational path has began with 6Artista, residence-programme for young artists living in Italy, realized by Pastificio Cerere and Civita, with the support of Allianz.
6Artista was created to support the professional growth of talents by creating an alternative and non-institutional way for developing relations between young artists and contemporary art-system.
For its third edition, the project is composed by a six-months residence at Pastificio Cerere and a three-months residence at Cité International des Arts in Paris, thanks to Incontri Internazionali d’Arte of Rome.
The scientific committee is composed by: Luca Massimo Barbero curator of Collezione Peggy Guggenheim Collezione Peggy Guggenheim (Venice), Mario Codognato, chief curator of MADRE (Naples); Vincenzo De Bellis, director of the project space Peep-Hole (Milan); Ginevra Elkann, vice-president of Pinacoteca Giovanni and Marella Agnelli (Turin); Graziella Lonardi Buontempo, general secretary of the association Incontri Internazionali d'Arte (Rome); Nunzio, artist, and Marcello Smarrelli, art director of Ermanno Casoli Foundation (Fabriano).