Sara Cattin
Turin / Biella, IT

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 Program - Bezalel Art and Design Academy, Jerusalem, LI. - Fine Arts department, 2013.

Single study curses (CFU creditsì), Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan, 2021/2022:
“art didactic forms”, “educational technologies”, ”psychology fundamentals”.


2023 > ongoing - CROSS Project: curator at CROSS Residence and CROSS Award; tutor, coordinator, mediator on the territory of CROSS Project at Lake Orta.

Sept>Oct 2021, 2022, 2023 and May 2023 - tutoring and production in Socially Engaged Art practice and Artistic Research at Accademia UNIDEE, AIR residency at Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella); International Curriculum of Fine Arts, collaboration with ArtEZ University of the Arts (Arnhem).

2022 - “logistics and care” for study weeks of Dutch Art Institute in Centrale Fies (Dro), BACO Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna (Bergamo). 

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 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, for the production of 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 (Biella), 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 guides in Oasi Zegna.

Aug 2017>Jan 2018 - Assistant of production at art residency Viadellafucina16, Condominio-Museo (Turin); 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.” (23rd of June 2017).

workshops (creator, producer, tutor)

Nov 2023 - Workshop by Isterika Istorika at Suq dei Saperi in the context of healing School of Care by Daniele Nonarello, Elisabetta Consonni e Chiara Organtini; at Lavanderia a Vapore, Collegno.

May 2023 - Diventare corpi d’acqua. Workshop by Isterika Istorika at Fluviale Festival, Spazio HYDRO, Biella. 

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, Lago d’Orta area (IT). Supported by Civic Europe (2022), PNRR Ameno (2023).

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). 

Feb 2022 > Dec 2022 - Clay workshop for kids at Scuola delle Terrecotte of Ronco Biellese (Biella).

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).

2023 > ongoing - part of shared working space VENTUNESIMO (Turin). 

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). 

2015 > 2017 - member of co-working, workshop and open-to-public artistic space LABORATORIO ARTISTICO PIETRA (Turin).

March 2023 - Bulegoa z/b, Bilbao. Finalist 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).

October 2018 - Pattern Integrity, UNIDEE residency module at Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), curated by Amy Franceschini and Lode Vrenken (Futurefarmers).

public presentations
_Nov 2023 - intervention by Isterika Istorika at Suq dei Saperi, within Evening School of Care, at Lavanderia a Vapore, Turin. 
_July 2023 - public reading by Isterika Istorika at Collaps, by Cripta 747, Turin. 
_March 2023 - Maintenance of What? A place, a thing, an idea. Part III. Bulegoa, Bilbao. 
_June 2022 - CROSS Festival, Voli Radicali, a performance by Resta Qui Airlines (Ameno, IT).
_Dec 2021 - Isterika Istorika at Volumes book Fair (Zurich).
_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).
_May 2019 - Maintenance of What? Part2, performance, DAI Graduation Acts 2019, Silent Green (Berlin).
_2018 - performance Maintenance of What?, DAI Kitchen Presentation, ArtEZ (Arnhem).
_2018 - REALTY, performance, DAI COOP Summit 2018, Circuits and Currents (Athens).
_2017 - 2018, Resta Qui Airlines, performance, UFO Festival at Mastronauta (Omegna, IT).
_2016 - Loro degli Idioti, performance, exhibition Here, Cavallerizza Irreale (Turin).
_2016 - The Lost Fortunes and Fuck Karma, self curated and produced exhibition at Laboratorio Artistico Pietra (Turin).

_2023 - “Un pugno a testa”, text for Atto Precario by Collettivo EFFE.
_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).

* 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).