VIR Viafarini-in-residence is available as a shared studio for artists and curators, it was firstly conceived for the space of Via Carlo Farini 35 and later it was expanded to the Archive at the Fabbrica del Vapore.
VIR is a place open to dialog between visual arts and other forms of expression and creative incubation, aiming at giving space to the artistic productions of the hosted artists and facilitating skills’ exchange and professional growth. At regular intervals the doors of theshared studio, which can always be visited by appointment, are opened to the public in occasion of the VIR Open Studio, for the presentation of the works produced during the stay. Meetings and talks are organized.
Viafarini has the possibility to guest in individual apartments, located in the same building of the studio.
The guests of the studio are selected through open calls, by invitation of curators, as well as through application form submitted directly by artist and curators themselves.
The shared studio is available for periods of 4 months each: January-April; May-August; September-December. Apartment residences have a minimum duration of one month.
The Network of Residencies throughout the years includes: Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), Delfina Foundation (London), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers (Paris) , Friche La Belle de Mai (Marseille), FUTURA Project (Prague), PROGR Zentrum fur Kulturproduktion (Bern), Kooshk Residency (Teheran), HIAP Helsinki International Residency Program (Helsinki), WIELS (Bruxelles), SOMA (Mexico City), Residency Unlimited (New York), Gasworks (London), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam), CCA Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin).
VIR Viafarini-in-residence has been supported by MiBAC Ministry and by Fondazione Cariplo
Viafarini is recognized of Regional relevance. With the supporto of Lombardy Region.
Open calls for four-month residency period are launched periodically but applications are accepted throughout the year.
A contribution of 800 euros is required for each residency period, covering organizational expenditures:
_use of the shared working space;
_wi-fi internet connection;
_lighting, heating, garbage disposal, maintenance;
_technical assistance in ordinary management and organization of final VIR Open Studio event;
_professional facilitation in researches at Archive at Fabbrica del Vapore;
_professional assistance in making appointments with art professionals;
Viafarini adapts the form of the contribution according to the different cases. The contribution may comprise the donation of a work for its fundraising.
By request, for periods to be agreed, VIR provides completely independent apartments. For availability and prices please contact Viafarini.
VIR can provide invited guests with an invitation letter in order to help them in applying for specific funding opportunities.
To apply, send an e-mail to email@example.com with the object "Open call Viafarini" and attach portfolio and CV (pdf format, max 25 MB).
Residents are responsible for their own full coverage health insurance while in residency at our facilities. VIR is not responsible for any kind of medical expense the residents may incur in during their stay. VIR reserves the right to resolve any unforeseeable situations that may arise during the length of the resident’s stay in the manner it deems fit in order to ensure optimum performance of the program and/or space. Only small, well trained pet is allowed at the residency.
For further information: +39 02 66804473
January - April 2021 @ VIR
Jonathan Colombo, Binta Diaw (Italy/Senegal), Hyun Cho (South Korea), Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto, Ana Mrovlje (Slovenia), Lorenzo Modica, Ludovico Orombelli, Adelisa Selimbasic (Italia/Bosnia and Herzegovina), Arjan Shehaj (Albania), Mattia Sugamiele, Vincenzo Zancana
January - April 2021 @ Archivio Viafarini
Gaia Coals Carboni, Julia Krahn (Germany), Sergio Leitao (Portugal), Francesca Migone, Jacopo Natoli, Vera Pravda, Francesco Stelitano
September - December 2020 @ VIR
Hyun Cho (South Korea), Binta Diaw (Italy/Senegal), Clarissa Falco, Sergio Silva Leitao (Portugal), Giuseppe Lo Schiavo, Emily Mannion (UK), Pau Masclans (Spain), Nicolò Masiero Sgrinzatto, Ana Mrovlje (Slovenia), Lorenzo Modica, Ludovico Orombelli, Mattia Sugamiele, Vincenzo Zancana.
September - December 2020 @ Archivio Viafarini
Rebecca Agnes, Francesco Bartoli, Gianmarco Donaggio, David Fayek, Julia Krahn (Germany), Marco Mazzi, Francesca Migone, Vera Pravda, Virgilio Villoresi.
May - August 2020 @ VIR
Francesco Fontana, Liana Ghukasyan (Armenia), Francesca Migone, Ludovico Orombelli, Lucy Jane Turpin (South Africa), Andreas Zampella, Vincenzo Zancana
May - August 2020 @ Archivio Viafarini
Fabbrica del Vapore
David Michel Fayek, Elettra Gorni, Julia Krahn (Germany), Mitikafe, Muriel Paraboni (Brazil), Vera Pravda, Martina Rota, Daniela Spagna Musso, Virgilio Villoresi
January - March 2020 @ VIR
Giuseppe Buzzotta, Chiara Capellini, Léa Dumayet (France), Nicola Facchini, Gianmarco Falcone, Liana Ghuk Asyan (Armenia), Miriam Montani, Claudia Petraroli, Mattia Sinigaglia, Thomas Soardi, Lucy Jane Turpin (South Africa), Andreas Zampella, Vincenzo Zancana
January - March 2020 @ Archivio Viafarini
Kiri-Una Brito Meumann (Brazil-Australia), Emanuela Barilozzi Caruso, Matteo Costanzo, Guildor, Wilmer Herrison (Venezuela), Giuseppe Mirigliano, Vera Pravda, Sonia Riccio, Agnese Spolverini, Matteo Vettorello
September - December 2019 @ VIR
Francesco Amato, Vittorio Bianchi, Jaspal Birdi, Giuseppe Buzzotta, Alessandro Calabrese, Erwin van Doorn & Inge Nabuurs (Neetherlands), Lea Dumayet, Giovanni Chiamenti, Larion Lozovoy (Ukraine), Leila Mirzakhani, Miriam Montani, Niccolò Moronato, Genuardi Ruta, Thomas Soardi, g. olmo stuppia
September - December 2019 @ Archivio Viafarini
Sonia Andresano, Daniela Ardiri, Lavinia Cestrone, Alessandra Draghi, Giuseppe Mirigliano, Gianluca Quaglia, Maria D. Rapicavoli, Daniela Spagna Musso, Agnese Spolverini, Danilo Torre, Matteo Vettorello
May - August 2019 @ VIR
Francesco Amato, Vittorio Mario Bianchi, Alessandro Calabrese, Giovanni Chiamenti, Genuardi Ruta, Silvia Morin, Niccolò Moronato, Opere Varie, Alessandro Simonini, Mattia Sinigaglia
May - August 2019 @ Archivio Viafarini
Sonia Andresano, Daniela Ardiri, Jaspal Birdi, Giuseppe De Siati, Giuseppe Mirigliano, Leila Mirzakhani, Francesco Nava, Daniela Spagna Musso, Gianluca Quaglia, The Cool Couple, Danilo Torre, Matteo Vettorello
January - March 2019 @ Archivio Viafarini
Daniela Ardiri, Jaspal Birdi, Pietro Catarinella, Eva Macali, Leila Mirzakhani, Miriam Montani, Gianluca Quaglia, Matteo Vettorello
January - March 2019 @ VIR
Paolo Ciregia, Genuardi Ruta, Maria Luigia Gioffrè, Niccolò Moronato, Negin Moss, Opere Varie (Matteo & Ale Cor), Davide Serpetti, Alessandro Simonini, Jacopo Valentini, Gianluca Brando
September - December 2018
Francesca Battello, Andrea Bocca, Gianluca Brando, Pietro Catarinella, Giang Nguyen Hoang, Jacopo Martinotti, Matteo Nuti, Matteo Vettorello
Looking at a Zebra, 30 ottobre
September - December 2018
Daniel Barclay, Francesca Battello, Andrea Bocca, Gianluca Brando, Pietro Catarinella, Cosimo Filippini, Gabriel Hensche, Peter Kaegaard, Giang Nguyen Hoang, Iva Lulashi, Jacopo Martinotti, Matteo Nuti, Matilde Sambo, Matteo Vettorello
May - August 2018
Margaux Bricler, Claudio Corfone, Cosimo Filippini, Iva Lulashi, Filippo Manzini, Yari Miele, Gianluca Quaglia, Fabio Roncato, Matilde Sambo, The Cool Couple
January - April 2018
Vera Portatadino, Davide Dicorato, Maurice Pefura, Marta Colombo, Davide Dicorato, Vera Portatadino, Gianmarco Porru, Sara Ravelli, Fabio Roncato, Laura Santamaria, Matilde Sambo, Kim Yoogin, Fabio Roncato
September - December 2017
Jonathan Gobbi e Marco Furlani, Yoogin Kim, Marta Margnetti, Sandrine Morgante, Georgia René-Worms, Gabriel Stoeckli, Matilde Sambo, April Whoiwon Moon
May - August 2017
Federica Bruni, Pamela Diamante, Giuseppina Giordano, Isabella Mongelli, Matteo Pasin, Arya Tabandehpoor, Natalia Trejbalova
January - April 2017
Lorenzo Kamerlengo, Giulio Saverio Rossi, Claudia Sinigaglia, Baukje Spaltro, Sacha Turchi
September - December 2016
Pamela Breda, Simona Da Pozzo, Diego Gualandris, Rada Kozelj, Francesco Maluta, Letizia Scarpello, Giulio Scalisi
January - August 2016
Canemorto, Stefano Canto, Marco Ceroni, Mohammadjavad Jahangir, Mohammadreza Mirzaei, Stefano Serretta
September - December 2015
Simon Belleau, Mathilde Chenin, Emilie Parendeau, Jacopo Trabona, Simon Fravega
January - August 2015
Riccardo Arena, Peter Aeschermann, Alessandra Caccia, Gabriella Ciancimino, Enza Galantini, Corinne Mazzoli, Cristiano Menchini, Gabriele Porta, Claudia Rossini, Aleksander Veliscek
September - December 2014
Barbara De Ponti, Martino Genchi, Elena Mazzi, Nabb + Teeri, Parasite 2.0, Valerio Nicolai, Emanuela Rizzo
January - August 2014
Davide Allieri, Rao Caixi, Nikita Kadan, Cristiana Palandri, Hugo Scibetta, Chen Wei, Liu Yue
September - December 2013
Enrico Boccioletti, Isaac Contreras, Roberto Fassone, Pasquale Gadaleta, Toni Fiorentino, Luca Resta, Sebastiano Sofia, Federico Tosi, Carloalberto Treccani
April - August 2013
Julia Brown, Stefano Caol, Helen Dowling, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Fabio Marullo, Chiara Pergola, Ornaghi & Prestinari, Susanna Schoenberg, Marco Strappato, Alberto Venturini
January - March 2013
Nairi Baghramian, Sara Benaglia, Giallo Concialdi, Andrea De Stefani, Andrea Magaraggia, Diego Petroso, Agne Raceviciute
September - December 2012
Augusta Atla, Cristobal Gracia, Graziano Folata, Cecilie Hjelvik Andersen, Simone Longaretti, Francesc Ruiz
May - August 2012
Alessandro Di Pietro, Niccolò Gandolfi, Vaclav Litvan, Maria Pecchioli, Pietro Spoto
January - April 2012
Sara Enrico, Marinella Senatore, Valentina Vetturi
September - December 2011
Maurice Blok, Anna Franceschini, Riccardo Giacconi, Amande In
May - July 2011
Fausto Falchi, Hannah Heilmann
January - March 2011
Giorgio Guidi, Jasa, Matthew Stone
September - November 2010
Sharon Houkema, Igor Muroni, Joanne Robertson
May - July 2010
Loukia Alavanou, Marco Bonafè, Johanna Laitanen
January - March 2010
Xabier Salaberria, Dragana Sapanjos, Pavel Sterec
September - November 2009
Jonathan Baldock, Shane Campbell, Julia Staszak
May - July 2009
Sefer Memisoglu, Scott Treleaven
January - February 2009
Marta Fernandez Calvo / Chequerboard
October - November 2008
April - July 2008
Benjamin Greber, Ulrich Vogl
February - April 2008
October - November 2007