June 30, 7:00 PM
Vittoria Viale, Giulio Locatelli, Silvia Berry, Vittoria Mazzonis

On Wednesday, June 30, at 7:00 PM, Platea | Palazzo Galeano presents Vittoria Viale, Giulio Locatelli, Silvia Berry, Vittoria Mazzonis, the four emerging artists coordinated by Francesca Grossi. They are the protagonists of four solo exhibitions that will enliven Platea from September until the end of the year.

These four emerging artists will be introduced to the public during the collective exhibition SISTEMA!, which will open on July 4, 2021, at Spazio 21.

Artist Pierpaolo Curti, the founder of Spazio 21, along with artistic director Carlo Orsini and curatorial coordination manager Francesca Grossi, meets with the four artists to discuss their poetics and outline a portrait of the practices involving the youngest creative talents.

Pierpaolo Curti – Born in Lodi on February 23, 1972, the city where he lives and works. He graduated from the University of Milan in Cultural Heritage Sciences. His predominantly pictorial research proposes a metaphysical dimension in which the viewer is called to an active performance of thought. The structure of his paintings, emptied of the superfluous, serves as a symbolic medium capable of triggering internal dimensional passages, as seen in installations and videos. His research has been presented in various national and international contexts since the 1990s, including an exhibition at M.U.N.A in São Paulo, Brazil. He has collaborated with various private galleries and public institutions. Among his most significant solo exhibitions are "GYMKHANA" at the Mudima Foundation in Milan, "WHITE CORNER" at Palazzo Collicola in Spoleto, and "PATH 21" in Venice in collaboration with the Michela Rizzo gallery, which remains the artist's reference gallery to this day. Other notable exhibitions include two solo shows at Studio G7 in Bologna, "PLAYGROUND" at the Renzo Piano Art Center in Lodi, "COLTIVAZIONE" for the "Internazionale" in Ferrara, "Lirica del vuoto" at ARCA in Trieste, and two solo exhibitions in Pietrasanta and Milan at Marco Rossi Arte Contemporanea. He has participated in numerous collective events, including collateral events at the Venice Biennales in 2010 and 2015, Expo Milano 2015 in the exhibition "Saleterrarum," the Terrna Prize in Rome at the Temple of Hadrian, and an exhibition at Mambo in Bologna dedicated to Ginevra Grigolo for her 40 years of activity. He has also been part of collective exhibitions at the San Fedele gallery in Milan, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Palazzo del Podestà in Castell'Arquato, Ex Ticosa in Como for the "Contemporanea giovani" exhibition, and collective exhibitions at the Traghetto gallery in Rome, the Manzù Hall in Bergamo, the Rocca di San Giorgio in Orzinuovi, the Neon gallery in Bologna, and Villa Sollazzo in Novara. Internationally, he has exhibited his works in São Paulo, Brazil, Moscow, Russia, Lugano, Switzerland, Vienna, Austria, Berlin, Germany, and Karlsruhe, also in Germany. For the past two years, he has been the driving force behind "21 arte contemporanea," an association based in his studio, a former foundry that serves as a transversal and multidisciplinary container dedicated to contemporary art in all its expressive forms.

Francesca Grossi was born in Lodi in 1998. Initially interested in artistic training, she won several competitions that allowed her to participate in international seminars. She collaborated with Paralympic athlete Martina Caironi on the graphics for her prosthesis during the Rio 2016 Olympics. In 2017, she earned her diploma and held her first photographic exhibition titled "Thousand Pieces of Me" at Fantoni Hub in Bergamo. She continued her studies at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan (NABA), attending the Painting and Visual Arts course, gradually approaching the world of curation. She graduated with honors in 2020, presenting a thesis on her first experience in curatorial work, coordinating the emerging artists who are the protagonists of the Platea project.

The event is open to everyone, respecting the health safety measures provided for the containment of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please remember to wear a mask and maintain social distancing.