Each year the Foundation Malaspina offers an artist residency programme, underscoring its role as a workshop, as well as a place for the contemplation and promotion of contemporary photography.
In addition to accommodation, each artist will have access to the Foundation’s entire exhibition area, which will become a studio and workplace, often open to visitors, for the duration of the residency. Consequently, the Foundation will not only be a centre of cultural diffusion, but also one of artistic production, supporting artists on a theoretical and productive level.
During the residency period, a series of activities will be developed with the artists, in partnership with the various museum departments of Ascoli Piceno, the School of Architecture, and the leading figures in contemporary local culture. They will include encounters, open studios, seminars and guided tours.
The first artist-in-residence will be Fleur van Dodewaard (b. 1983, Netherlands) who studied drama at Amsterdam University and art at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, before completing a degree in photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam in 2010. Her work has been exhibited in many institutions, including the FOAM Photography Museum in Amsterdam, the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen, the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the Second-Home Projects in Berlin and Proekt Fabrika in Moscow. In 2011 she was selected as one of the FOAM Talents. Her first book, 131 Variations, was published by Fw:Photography in 2015.