Open Call

UNIDEE and Fondazione Zegna: Call for workshop for 6 residency grants

UNIDEE - University of Ideas

No Funding
Free / No Costs
Biella, Italy


You are eligible to apply if (all conditions below must be met): - You are a creative professional (visual artist, designer, architect, curator, researcher, etc.) active in any field anywhere in the world; - You have a fluent knowledge of the English language; - You submit all the required documentation as part of your application in the correct format and by the given deadline.

Number of Participants

The 6 residency grants include: - Participation to the residential module Rituals of the contemporary mentored by Fiamma Montezemolo; - Full board; - Accommodation (single room, shared bathroom facilities – for 8 nights); - Medical Insurance (accidents only); - Use of a shared studio space and workshop facilities. All costs for travels and Visa are intended at the sole expenses of the selected participants. Photo caption: "Neon Afterwords", installation view Galleria Nazionale, Roma.


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


July 13, 2019 - July 19, 2019


Library, Shared Studio


Guest House, Kitchen, Live/Work, Private Room, Shared Bathroom, Shared Room


Breakfast, Chef on Site, Coffee, Dinner, Lunch, Tea, Vegetarian

Public Programs

Exhibition, Grant, Mentors, Visiting Professionals, Workshops


Activists, Collective, Dreamers, Immersive Experiences, Interdiscplinary Arts, Multimedia, Music, Performance Art, Photography, Public Art, Social Practice, Visual Arts



Program Description

UNIDEE, Cittadellarte and Fondazione Zegna welcome your application to participate in Rituals of the contemporary, a residential module conceived by Fiamma Montezemolo. This module aims to reflect on the notion of the ritual, its current meaning and practice. In the last years many disciplines (religion studies, anthropology, philosophy, art, socio-biology) have approached the ritualistic and its role in making ‘visible’ a certain order in a specific context, in showing ‘the proven way of doing something’ which is the etymology of the word. The participants will be invited to reflect on the ritual and envision their own performative act. They will do so by recreating a ‘rite of passage’, or ‘seasonal rite’, or ‘life event rite’, or ‘rite of exchange’ of their own choosing, through an investigation of the ritual in art, focusing the module on contemporary socio-cultural rites in the territory of Trivero and Oasi Zegna. More info here:

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