Artiste

Stefania Galegati

STEFANIA GALEGATI (Bagnacavallo, Italia, 1973) è una fotografa e artista italiana. Durante la seconda settimana intesiva, nella Casa Circondariale Pagliarelli, cura il workshop “Pagliarelli University. La scuola dei saperi”, realizzato con detenuti e dottorandi.

Matilde Cassani

MATILDE CASSANI moves on the border between architecture, installation and event design. Her practice deals with the spatial implications of cultural pluralism in the contemporary Western city. Her works have been showcased in many cultural institutions, art galleries and were published in several magazines such as Architectural Review, Domus, Abitare, Flash art, Arkitecktur, Arqa. She has been a resident fellow at “Akademie Schloss Solitude” in Stuttgart and at the “Headlands Center for the Arts” in San Francisco. Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York hosted her solo exhibition “Sacred Spaces in Profane Buildings” in September 2011. She designed the National Pavilion of The Kingdom of Bahrain at the XIII Venice Architecture Biennale in 2012 and she was part of the XIV Venice Architecture Biennale with the piece “A celebration day”, recently acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She was recently involved in the Chicago Architecture triennale, Oslo Triennale and Manifesta12. She currently teaches at Politecnico di Milano, at Domus Academy and at the Architectural Association in London working with Unit 11. For GAP Matilde Cassani works with a group of inmates and PhD students for the project “Operazione grigi cortili”, that takes place inside the Ucciardone Prison in Palermo.

Giovanna Silva

GIOVANNA SILVA (Milan, 1980) lives and works in Milan. Between 2005 and 2007 she was a regular contributor to the magazine Domus, and from 2007 to 2011, served as photo editor of the magazine Abitare. She has participated in exhibitions at the Venice Architectural Biennale, Macro in Rome, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa in Venice, and at the Triennale, Milan. She is the founder of Humboldt Books and San Rocco magazine. She teaches photography at NABA Milan, IUAV Venice, and ISIA Urbino. Her books include: Islamabad Today; Imeldific; Tehran; 17 April 1975: a Cambodian Journey; Afghanistan: 0 Rh-; Syria: A Travel Guide to Disappearance; Foxtrot Gate – Cyprus; Libya: Inch by Inch, House by House, Alley by Alley; Baghdad: Red Zone, Green Zone, Babylon, Mousse Publishing (2012–2021); Roma, Never walk on crowded streets, Nero (2021); CH; UN, bruno (2020, 2021); Desertions – with Enzo Mari in America, (2021, A+M bookstore); Mr. Bawa, I Presume, Hatje Cantz (2020); Niemeyer4ever; Palmyrah, Art Paper Editions (2019); Walk like an Egyptian; Good Boy 0372, Motto Books (2017, 2016). For GAP she will realize a photographic work of Palermo’s prison architectures that will be part of the GAP’s editorial project published by Humboldt Books. Giovanna Silva during the Second ISW brings PhD students for an architectural-photographic walking in Palermo. She is also carrying out a photographic project within the architecture of the prisons.

Elisa Giardina Papa

ELISA GIARDINA PAPA is an Italian artist whose work investigates gender, sexuality, care and labor in relation to neoliberal capitalism and the borders of the Global South. Her work has been exhibited and screened at MoMA (New York), Whitney Museum [Sunrise/Sunset Commission], Seoul Mediacity Biennale 2018, Unofficial Internet Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennial, XVI Quadriennale di Roma, rhizome.org [Download Commission], The Flaherty NYC, Institute for Contemporary Art, Milano (ICA Milano), among others. Giardina Papa received an MFA from RISD, and a BA from Politecnico of Milan, and she is currently pursuing a PhD in film and media studies at the University of California Berkeley. She lives and works in New York and Sant’Ignazio (Sicily). Giardina Papa is a founding member of the artist collective Radha May. For GAP Elisa Giardina Papa conceived the project “U Scantu. A disorderly Tales”, which is currently in show at the 59. International Biennial of Venice. The artist realizes a workshop at the Malaspina prison, scheduled in October 2022.

Chiara Agnello

CHIARA AGNELLO was born in Palermo and lives in Rome. After having attained an honors degree in
a “History and criticism” in 1998 at the University of Study in Siena, she began working in the audiovisual industry covering a variety of roles in that field, always as part of the directing department. She
has been working for years as a casting director for TV series and films. She has worked with
directors such as Crialese, Ando’, Soavi, Bellocchio, and has created casts for projects such as
“Rocco Schiavone”, “Montalbano”, “Il Cacciatore”, “Skam” Italia and many others. He has shot
several short films and commercials with social themes. He made his first documentary in 2015,
“Prova Contraria”, which is based on the juvenile deviance and the difficult path of recovery of the
minors of the Malaspina Institute in Palermo. “Prova Contraria” has participated in various festivals
debuting at the Rome Film Festival. It has won several awards such as the “Salina Doc Festival” in
2017.
For GAP Chiara Agnello shots a film documentary on the GAP project following the artists’works during the meetings in the penitentiary institutions. The film is promoted by SKY Arte.