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qwatz_contemporary art platform


City: Roma
State/County: Lazio
Country: Italy

qwatz is a residence programme based in Rome since 2007, conceived and set up to provide support to artists and curators who would like to develop their own individual artistic research during a stay in the city. Our programme helps artists and curators by providing them with constant networking services, advice and technical support; at the same time putting them into contact with a network of professionals working in Rome, Italy and abroad who are connected in some way with their particular area of interest. It also organises special studio visits for programme participants.

Our aims are:
– To promote the discussion and exchange of ideas locally and internationally in the field of contemporary art;
– To give the chance to collaborate with professionals from specialised fields whose interests are connected with those of the programme’s participants;
– To use art effectively as a means for informing and promoting ideas and innovation;
– To increase the public’s interest in contemporary art through exhibitions, group events, video and film projections, and workshops.
qwatz develops also cultural projects in dialogue with institutions and museums.

We have collaborated over time with national and international organizations, developing a wide network of art and culture professionals.

We believe that the artists’ abilities to create images and objects, to build relationships and to communicate contents are a great resource for individuals and businesses. The sections traveLcontemporary ROME and business of qwatz , for example, develop dedicated services in dialogue with artists and curators.

Benedetta Di Loreto | Director&ChiefCurator
Rosa Ciacci Curator | Research&Development
Pubblici e Privati
RESIDENZAITALIA, network di residenze in Italia ideato dall’associazione FARE in collaborazione con Open Care e con il contributo di Fondazione Cariplo, NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, GAI - Associazione Circuito Giovani Artisti Italiani.
2019/ Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for ‘Magic Carpets Italia – second edition’ by Latitudo – Art Projects, with the artists Yves Mettler and Patricia Geraldes. 2018/ Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities (DGAAP) for ‘Grand Tour d’Italie – second edition’ with Art Plus (Marseille), Beirut Art Residency (Beirut), Eva International (Limerick), Inter Arts Center (Malmö), Spike Island (Bristol), Triangle Art Association (New York), White Chapel Gallery (London), Wiels (Brussels). Folias Cooperativa Sociale for ‘Metropolitan Oxygen’, with the street artist Tellas. 2017/ FOLIAS Cooperativa Sociale for ‘Esercizi di Bellezza’ with the street artist Millo. CAMUSAC and University of Cassino and Southern Lazio for ‘Art and Companies, a virtuous meeting’. Casa Musumeci Greco, meeting with the artist Alexandra Carter. Creative Europe Programme of the European Union for ‘Magic Carpets Italia – first edition’ by Latitudo – Art Projects, with the artists Melanie Garland and Hrvoslava Brkusic. 2016/ Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Viafarini for ‘Grand Tour d ‘Italie – first edition’, with Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Delfina Foundation (London), Futura Projects (Prague), ISCP International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York), Kadist Foundation (Paris), Manifesta, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art (Amsterdam), Residency Unlimited (New York), Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten (Amsterdam). Swiss Institute of Rome for ‘Studio Roma’, with Teatro di Roma, Palazzo Altemps – National Roman Museum, “La Sapienza” University of Rome, MAXXI – Museum of the Arts of the XXI century. Università degli Studi di Cassino – dipartimento Economia, innovation fair “Re-Start Innovation”. / 2015/ The Gallery Apart (Rome) for ‘Over Yonder’ by Marco Strappato. University of Cassino and Southern Lazio – Department of Economics for ‘Re-Start Innovation’. Forum of Italian Contemporary Art for ‘Tavolo sulle residenze’. Sky Italia for ‘Micart, Advanced Training Course in Management Techniques for the Creative Enterprise and Contemporary Arts’, with the Regione Lazio and the MAXXI Foundation. RAFF – RomAfrica Film Fest for ‘Cinema Extention’, with the Casa del Cinema in Rome. Ex-Electrophonic Gallery for ‘Displacement. The Trouble with Being Human these Days’ by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, Ursula Burke, Iulia Ghita, Diego Marcon, Timea Oravecz. SALT Galata – Istanbul for ‘End of Dreams’ by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen. 2014/ Ministry of Justice – Juvenile Justice Department for ‘I am Here’ by Giuseppe Stampone. Attraversamenti Festival – first edition for ‘GEOGRAPHIES’, with Fitzcarraldo Foundation. Danish Art Agency, Ambassade of Denmark in Rome, Santo Lico Foundation, Callipo Casa Project, Academy of Fine Arts of Fidia (VV), Chamber of Commerce (VV), Academy of Bella Arti (CZ) for the residence of Nikolaj Skyum Bendix Larsen . Danish Art Agency, Ambassade of Denmark and Interno14 for Maj Hasager’s residence. 2013/ 1/9unosunove Gallery for ‘Self Portrait as My Mother, as an Actress, as a Painter, as a Stranger’ by Jonathan VanDyke. Attraversamenti Festival – first edition with presentecontinuo, Fitzcarraldo Foundation, Lecce 2019, Rainews24. La Galleria Nazionale (Rome) for ‘Gran Kan’, with Embajada de España en Italia, Ars Gratia Artis. 2012/ Art & Space Marketing (Rome) for ‘Art: community of practice’. Japan Foundation – Cultural Affair Department, New Taipei City Government, Museo Canonica in Rome, Roma Contemporary, AGI Verona, Roma Capitale, BAO Atelier, O ‘AIR, Archiviazioni, RESIDENZAITALIA, cura.books and Casa Musumeci Greco for ‘The Human Factor’ by Koki Tanaka, Hong-Kai Wang and Charles Lim. 2011/ Giuliani Foundation and NERO for ‘The world is hidden in dark knots’ by Jennifer Teets. RESIDENZAITALIA, VIR Viafarini-in-residence and Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation for the residence of Amara Antilla. 2010/ La Galleria Nazionale (Rome), Extraspazio (contemporary art gallery) and Yoshino Gypsum Art Foundation for ‘Immanence’ by Masashi Echigo. RESIDENZAITALIA, Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Brodbeck Foundation and Global Art Programme for ‘The Global Art Programme’ by Asim Waqif. 2008/ Romaeuropa Arte e Cultura Foundation, Goethe-Institut Italien, DFB-Kulturstiftung and TekFestival for ‘Deep Play’ by Harun Farocki. 2007/ Swiss Institute of Rome, Provincia di Roma, Love and Dissent, 1: 1projects and TekFestival for ‘Geographies of Migrant Bodies’ by Ursula Biemann.

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