In the Independent Project Presentation series, CASTRO is happy to host Raffaela Naldi Rossano talking about RES80121.
Residency 80121, a cultural nonprofit organization, founded by Raffaela Naldi Rossano in 2017 in Napoli.
Residency 80121 is a non profit cultural association and a project space for artists, curators and researchers in the field of contemporary art between Naples and Sorrento.
The program is deeply connected with Naldi Rossano’s ongoing research on post-historical feminine identity and intergenerational transmission as a means to inhabit but also perform history.
The residency program, which includes public talks, exhibitions, performative events, workshops and site-specific interventions aims to create a research and sharing platform to develop the discussion and experimentation of utopian communities around contemporary art within specific settings, calling into question the identity of the territory. 80121 stems from a postcode in Chiaia, Naples, which is the location of Naldi Rossano’s childhood house. The abandoned apartment is reactivated by the founder with a series of annual interventions called “Sulle Forme dell’Abitare”, with the intention of inviting others to join the dialogue on how to inhabit one’s home. The residency program has a particular interest in hospitality, as a moment of negotiating, understanding and exchanging notions of the Self and the Other, and in the idea of inhabit a place, as a performative moment, to question its own stratified identities and provide them with contemporary answers.
Time at the residence becomes a time for self growth, for sharing and acceptance of diversity and for the diffusion of practical and intellectual knowledge.
Raffaela Naldi Rossano is a Neapolitan artist. Lives and works between Naples, where she graduate in Psychology, and London where she graduated in a MA in Photography at
Goldsmiths University of London.
Recent shows are: Partenope, Aetopoulos Athens (2019), You Complete Me, Museo Apparente, Napoli (2018), May the bridges I burn light the way, Manifesta 5x5x5, Palermo, (2018), How to avoid Trauma, SOMA, Mexico City (2017), Elusive Archeologies, Biquini Wax, Mexico City (2017), XV, Goldsmiths University, London (2016), Forecasting Future, LCC, London (2016).