EXHIBITIONS, RESIDENCIES, SPECIALIZATIONS ABROAD: HOW TO WRITE YOUR OWN BIOGRAPHY AND ARTIST STATEMENT IN AN EFFECTIVE WAY
LAURA TORI PETRILLO
Let’s find your unique voice and dive in!
Goals: This workshop is for everybody: once the biography, artist statement and description of works are ready, a wide range of opportunities for photographers and artists in Italy and in the world opens up: exhibitions, residencies, sponsorships, specializations in Italy and abroad. This workshop is structured to accompany the participants to focus on their own voice and artistic identity in order to then translate those into an effective professional documentation.
Contents: Starting from the presentation and portfolio reviews, the participants will then move to the theoretical part when they will be introduced to the different opportunities for photographers in Italy and in Europe and to the various possibilities of how to write about themselves and their work. At this point, the theoretical part will be integrated with more practical activities where each participant will be invited to write biographies, artist statement and descriptions of work, following the instructions given.
Results: At the end of this course the participant will have a clearer idea of the opportunities available in Italy and in Europe, will have a complete, professional written documentation and will be able to present themselves and their work in an effective and coherent way.
Duration: the duration of this workshop is 2 days on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th November.
Laura Tori Petrillio was born in Zurich to Italian parents, graduated at the academy of fine arts in Bologna. She got a MA in contemporary art and theory & criticism at the University of Essex. She is the director of Academy Now, a research project based in London, dedicated to select and promote the most talented new artists, graduated from the best art colleges in the UK and EU.
Laura lived and worked in Switzerland, Austria, UK, Belgium, Spain. Since 1997 she contributed to more than 50 exhibitions in Italy, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the UK. Her research area revolves around new talents and new opportunities within the art system.
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