8 June 2012
Academy of Fine Arts, Ravenna, Italy
Artists in Exhibition: Jacopo Casadei, Miriam Dessi, Melisa Fassora Soledad, Sandy Flinto, Marco Fellini, Roberta Grasso, Bartosz Keska, Francesca Merciari, Silvia Naddeo, Alessandra Palestini, Matylda Tracewska
For three years, the Thesis Award of the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna has celebrated the institution’s most promising artists. On June 8, Post, an exhibition dedicated to this work, will be inaugurated within the Academy’s exhibition gallery. A catalog containing images and critical contributions about the work will be presented in accordance with the event by O. Bakkali, Councillor for Culture of the City of Ravenna, and Paul Valenti, Head of Culture for the Province of Ravenna. The catalog was designed by Emilio Macchia, a young graphic designer who lives between Ravenna and Maastrict, winner of the Ram 2011 (initiative of the Young Artists Office of the City of Ravenna).
Each year, two young curators, in collaboration with the Office of the City of Ravenna Young Artists and the Young Artists’ Office of the City of Modena, select four artists from among the graduates in the academic year just closed. The winners are then launched into the contemporary art system with an exhibition and accompanying critical text.
In 2009, curators Claudio Musso, Silvia Loddo and Sabina Ghinassi presented the work of Jacopo Casadei, Bartosz Keska, Miriam Dessi and Sandy Flinto at the gallery Ninapì in Ravenna. In 2010, Fulvio Chimento and Antonella Malaguti presented Mark Fellini, Matylda Tracewska, Francesca Merciari and Valeria Pershyna within the Museo Carlo Zauli in Faenza (also including artists Melisa Fassora Soledad and Erica Perugia). In 2011, Raffaele Grassi and Eléonore Quattrone selected Roberta Grasso, Makiko Yanagawa, Silvia Naddeo and Alessandra Palestini, whose exhibition was held in the Rasponi Crypt and Hanging Gardens of the Palace of the Province.
An artist’s residency in Moscow and St Petersburg was created in 2010 by SoloMosaico and reprised in 2011, granted to the best mosaic amongst the Thesis Prize winners each year.