Gian Maria Tosatti

2016 Residency: August through February 2017

Gian Maria Tosatti (Roma, 16.04.1980) made his first steps in 2002 at the Centre for Theatrical Research and Experimentation of Pontedera working on performances. In 2005 Tosatti moved to Rome to undertake an artistic research between architecture and visual arts which inspired all subsequent works resulting in site specific installations.

In addition, two projects came out of this: «Devozioni» and «Landscapes», undertook in collaboration with Fondazione Volume!. The first is a cycle of ten works for specific architectural spaces of Rome, the second is a project of public art in areas in which acts an urban conflict.

Gian Maria Tosatti is currently working on two new projects, «Fondamenta», based on the identification of contemporary age archetypes and «Le considerazioni…» dedicated to the aenigmas of personal memories and to the traces that human beings leave behind them.

Between 2013 and 2016 his research have been focused on a work which has embodied the whole city of Naples. It’s title is “Sette Stagioni dello Spirito” (Seven Seasons of the Spirit). It have been a triennial project in collaboration with Lia Rumma Gallery, Fondazione Morra, MADRe museum and all the institutions of the city.

Tosatti is also a journalist. He had been editor chief of the weekly cultural newspaper «La Differenza» and has collaborated with several italian newspapers and magazines as columnist.

In 2011 he curated the project RELOAD, prototype of cultural urban intervention about the temporary use of improductive spaces (www.reloadroma.it) and since 2013 he’s founder of the project “La costruzione di una cosmologia” (www.unacosmologia.com).

His work have been shown at the Hessel Museum of CCS BARD (New York – 2014), the LMCC (New York – 2011), American Academy in Rome (Roma – 2013), Museo Villa Croce (Genova – 2012) Andrew Freedman Home (New York – 2012), Tenuta dello Scompiglio (Lucca – 2012), Palazzo delle Esposizioni (Roma – 2008), Chelsea Art Museum (New York – 2009), BJCEM (2014), Centrale Montemartini – Musei Capitolini (Roma – 2007), Casa Testori (Milano – 2014), MAAM (Roma, 2011), Castel Sant’Elmo (Napoli).