curator in residence: GIADA OLIVOTTO
Nov 13 until Dec 16 2023

In a first pilot phase, we are opening our guest studio to curators from French- or Italian-speaking Switzerland who would like to develop an exhibition project with artists or designers from German-speaking Switzerland. With this residency opportunity we would like to support the creative exchange and collaboration between the different language regions of Switzerland. Two curators have been selected for a residency of about one month each: Danniel Tostes from Geneva and Giada Olivotto from Ticino

Giada Olivotto (1990, Locarno) is an independent curator based in Ticino. Since 2017 she has been co-director of the Sonnenstube off-space, and co-founded in 2020 the sound exhibition space CANALE MILVA. Since 2021 Giada has been part of the artistic-curatorial duo Fattucchiere. Giada’s recent artistic and curatorial projects: BAMBINE, A week devoted to the figure of Alice Ceresa, (Sonnenstube, Lugano, CH); Switch the witch, with Fattucchiere, larada (Locarno, CH); Sweet Dreams Foundation, with Fattucchiere (Nida Art Colony, Nida, LT); La casa ispirata, with Fattucchiere, Istituto Svizzero (Rome, IT); RACCONTO GROSSO, with Fattucchiere, Spazio Lateral (Rome, IT); Tamed love, a conversation with SARA RAVELLI (Schiavo-Zoppelli Gallery, Milan, IT); From Submersion to Subversion (PALAZZINA, Basel, CH); Plattform21, MASI (Lugano, CH); FOTOROMANZA, Le Commun (Geneva, CH); Une histoire d’amour, One gee in fog (Geneva, CH); EMO, Schwobhaus (Bern, CH). Giada co-founded and co-managed the Residenza La Fornace project (Milan, 2017-2020) and collaborated in the methodical reconstruction of the exhibition Le mammelle della Verità (Monte Verità, 2016). In 2021 she was a resident at the Cité des Arts in Paris and a 21/22 Fellow at the Swiss Institute in Rome. This year Giada will be part of the Transforming Environmentspredoctoral program at ZHdK.

PROJECT GLEIS70 During her residency, Giada will host a series of private dinners with a selection of artists invited for the occasion with the request to arrive with a story to tell. Shaking and skewering the quintessential feminine trident, aka the fork, with the intent to tell each other tales, myths or even anecdotes that can build up a new mythological constellation.

📷 Sophia Lauren’s 1971 cookbook, In Cucina Con Amore (published in English as “Eat With Me”).