Sara Cattin
Turin / Biella, IT

education / training

MA - Dutch Art Institute* (DAI), Roaming Academy, Art Praxis programme of ArtEZ University of Art (Arnhem, NL). 2017 - 2019.

BFA - Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL). Audio Visual department, 2009 - 2014.

Exchange Programme - Bezalel Art and Design Academy (Jerusalem, LI). Fine Arts department, 2013.

Single study curses (CFU creditsì), Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan, IT), 2021/2022:
“Didactic art forms”; “Educational technologies”; ”Psychology fundamentals”.

27h course “Il Corpo Docente”, Lavanderia a Vapore (Collegno, IT). 2024.

curatorial / tutoring / production 

_2023 > ongoing - curator at CROSS Residence for Fondazione CROSS ETS (Verbania and Ameno, IT): tutor, coordinator, mediator with the community of the Lake Orta’s territory.
Curator for residency programme CROSS Award 2022-2024 / special edition COLLATERALE.

_April 2024 - Curator assistant for panel discussion “Digital and Live Performance, uno sguardo sul contemporaneo” by NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano, curated by Antonella Cirigliano, in the context of exhibition PLAI, Fabbrica del Vapore (Milano, IT).  

_Sept>Oct 2021, 2022, 2023 (+May), and 2024 - tutoring and residency production in Socially Engaged Art practice and Artistic Research programme at Accademia UNIDEE, Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella); International Curriculum of Fine Arts, 1st and 4th year students; a collaboration with ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem, NL).

_2022 - logistics and care assistance for Dutch Art Institute (NL) in Centrale Fies (Dro, IT) and BACO Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna (Bergamo, IT). 
_June 2022 - tutoring and production for STARTS 4 Water academy, residency Water as Infrastructure, Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), exhibition Arte al Centro (July 1st). 
_Oct>Nov 2021 - research assistant and reseach production for artist David Bergè (B/GR), work of research on the industrial historical context of company Bialetti (Omegna, IT).
_2020/2022 - inteviews and archive production for project Biella Città Arcipelago, mapping of sustainable territorial  enterprisings, Fondazione Pistoletto (BIella).
_July 2019 - Didactic tutor, documentation and logistics for UNIDEE residency module Summer Camp 2019 Climate Action, with Fernando Garcia Dory, Luigi Coppola and Brett Bloom, curated by Valerio del Baglivo, Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella).
_Sept>Dec 2018 - Archival research at Archivio Storico Olivetti (Ivrea, IT) on the work of Ettore Sottsass for professor Sven Lutticken; research included in the essay “From the Imaginist Bauhaus to Olivetti”, p.49 in Ettore Sottsass and the Social Factory, ICA (Miami, USA).
_July>Oct 2018 - Cultural mediator at Fondazione Pistoletto, in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna; UNIDEE residency Expanded Body 2 - Inhabiting Time, curated by Andrea Caretto and Raffaella Spagna; production of an interdisciplinary manual for tour guides in Oasi Zegna (Biella, IT).
_Aug 2017>Jan 2018 - Assistant of production at art residency Viadellafucina16, Condominio-Museo (Turin, IT); production of the exhibition “I ragazzi di viadellafucina”, Turin Artweek 2017.
_March>June 2017 - Assistant of production at art residency Hotel Maria Kapel (Hoorn, NL); manager of production for artist in residence Alanna Lawley, exhibition “What is”.

workshops: creator, production, tutor

_July 2024 - Clay workshop for kids at Cittadellarte - Fondazione Pistoletto, summer camp (Biella, IT). 

_ Feb-March 2024 - Clay workshop Queste Oscure Materie with Almanac Inn, in collaboration with organization Acmos and Area Onlus (Turin, IT). Exhibition at Almanac Inn June-July 2024.

_March 2024 - “Isterika Istorika_Utopian stories for dystopian realities (and vice versa)”, workshop at Edhéa - Valais school of Art (Sierre, CH), MA symposium “Worlds of Possibilities

_Nov 2023 - Workshop by Isterika Istorika at Suq dei Saperi in the context of festival Healing School of Care, curated by Daniele Ninarello, Elisabetta Consonni and Chiara Organtini, at Lavanderia a Vapore (Collegno, IT).

_May 2023 - “Diventare corpi d’acqua”, workshop by Isterika Istorika at Fluviale Festival, Spazio HYDRO (Biella, IT). 

_April>May 2022 and 2023 - Sentieri di Partecipazione (path of participation): a program on mapping, outdoor perception and environmental politics with the Youth Municipal Councils (CCR), by Resta Qui Airlines and Dragolago, Lake Orta area (Ameno, IT). Supported by Civic Europe 2022 and PNRR Attrattività dei borghi storici 2022-2026.
_April>May 2022 - Pianta dello Scontrollo (plant of s-controll): a program on mapping, free artistic creation and inclusive politics at Sacro Monte di Orta (Orta San Giulio), with the primary school second grade of Orta San Giulio, as part of Verde Vivente (Mastronauta, IT). 
_Feb 2022 > Dec 2022 - Clay workshop for kids at Scuola delle Terrecotte of Ronco Biellese (Biella, IT).

shared spaces and community projects

_2020 > ongoing - ISTERIKA ISTORIKA, open reading group on feminist/transfemminist narrative and theory at the queer bookstore Nora Book and Coffee (Turin, IT).

_2023 > ongoing - part of shared working space VENTUNESIMO (Turin, IT). 
_2018 > 2020 - Collaboration with organization Better Places a.p.s. and HYDRO, independent space for live music, clubbing, and culture, hosted by Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, IT).  
_2015 > 2017 - member of co-working, workshop and open-to-public artistic space LABORATORIO ARTISTICO PIETRA (Turin, IT).


_expected Nov 2024 - June 2025 (6 weeks) - project Montadinanta Resilient Winters: Practices & Economies by Associazione Cap24020 (Gromo, IT), in collaboration with Ways of Working (UK). 

_March 2023 - Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao (ES). Winner open call 2022. 

_July 2019 - Towards an Expanded Landscape tutored by Fernando Garcia Dory, UNIDEE Summer Camp 2019 Climate Action, with Luigi Coppola and Brett Bloom, Valerio del Baglivo at Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, IT).
_October 2018 - Pattern Integrity, UNIDEE residency module at Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella, IT), curated by Amy Franceschini and Lode Vrenken (FutureFarmers).

public presentations

_June-July 2024 - exhibition Queste Oscure Materie at Almanac Inn (Turin, IT).

_March 2024 - reading by Isterika Istorika at Lavanderia a Vapore, Spring Rolls Festival (Collegno, IT).
_July 2023 - collective reading by Isterika Istorika at exhibition Collaps, by Cripta 747 (Turin, IT). 
_March 2023 - Maintenance of What? A place, a thing, an idea. Part III. Bulegoa (Bilbao, ES). 
_June 2022 - CROSS Festival, Voli Radicali, a performance by Resta Qui Airlines (Ameno, IT).
_Dec 2021 - Isterika Istorika at Volumes book Fair (Zurich, CH).
_Sept 2021 - Resta Qui Airlines, installation for didactic activities at Forum di Omegna, collaboration with Dragolago and Mastronauta (Omegna, IT).
_June 2021 - Resta Qui Airlines, performance and permanent video installation opening, Verde Vivente, outdoor environmental project, with Dragolago and Mastronauta (Ameno, IT).  
_June 2019 - Radio Mutiny, group project DAI Roaming Assembly #26, conveyed by iLiana Fokianaki, Cagliari.
_June 2019 - Flowingfloating nell’Oscurità, performance with DAI COOP study group Curating Positions, the Logics of Montage, DAI COOP Summit 2019, in collaboration with the school of launeddas of Villaputzu (CA), Ex-Manifatture Tabacchi (Cagliari, IT).
_June 2019 - Celluloide Traces, screening and live conversation, DAI COOP Summit, COOP Curating Positions, collaboration with Cineteca Sarda of Cagliari, curated by Sara Cattin and Vinita Gatne, Cineteca Sarda (Cagliari, IT).
_May 2019 - Maintenance of What? Part2, performance, DAI Graduation Acts 2019, Silent Green (Berlin, DE).
_2018 - performance Maintenance of What?, DAI Kitchen Presentation, ArtEZ (Arnhem, NL).
_2018 - REALTY, performance, DAI COOP Summit 2018, Circuits and Currents (Athens, DK).
_2017 - 2018, Resta Qui Airlines, performance, UFO Festival at Mastronauta (Omegna, IT).
_2016 - Loro degli Idioti, performance, exhibition Here, Cavallerizza Irreale (Turin, IT).
_2016 - The Lost Fortunes and Fuck Karma, self curated and produced exhibition at Laboratorio Artistico Pietra (Turin, IT).


_2023 - “Un pugno a testa”, online text for blog Atto Precario curated by Collettivo EFFE (Turin, IT).
_2019 - “Staying with the Shepherd”, online article for NERO Editions, extract from MA thesis (DAI, Art Praxis)  “Reconnect, and stay alive. Leaving behind the idea of domain at the passage of roaming shepherds” (August 2019).
_2019 - pamphlet “Gara Poetica Sarda, Buggerru 1913, Maria Farina di Osilo”, curated by Sara Cattin and Sara Benaglia, produced in the context of the DAI workshop Island Partisan, Anarchists, Bandits and Pirates: Local histories as a guide for politically conscious practices, presented at DAI Roaming Assembly #25: Radio Mutiny, conveyed by iLiana Fokianaki (Cagliari, IT).

* DAI MA study programme is an intersection of art practice and theory in the context of  “roaming” throughout different places and institutions in Europe. I attended:
2017/18 - How to Do Things With Forms, theory seminar by Sven Lutticken; COOP study group REALTY, research on gentrification processes in connection to the art system, (Tirdad Zolghadr, Rachel O’Reilly, Katya Sander).
2018/19 - theory seminar Uncomputable, by Antonia Majaca; Factory workshop Island Partisans, Anarchists, Bandits and Pirates (iLiana Fokianaki); COOP study group Curating Positions The Logic of Montage, collective curatorial project (Leire Vergara, Marwa Arsanios, Leon Filter, Bulegoa z/b).