Irene Pittatore (1979) is an artist and journalist based in Turin (Italy).
She is co-founder of Impasse, a cultural association which operates for both defending the cultural work (R-set. Tools for cultural workers) and promoting its public and social dimension.
She is part of the board of Comitato Emergenza Cultura Piemonte and Rete al femminile Torino.
Her art practice investigates the complex relationship between art, gender, economics and the public sphere through photography, performance and writing. She leads workshops and art projects with a strong participatory nature for universities, museums, businesses, social services and magazines, considering art as an agent of emancipation, individuation and care.
She writes about contemporary art, feminism and gender identity, in an intersectional perspective. From 2015 to 2017 she was the Art Contributor for MW – First Gender Neutral Magazine and Playboy.
For fifteen years, she has also been carrying out projects of documentation and enhancement of heritage, archives and initiatives of public and private institutions.
In residence for The Spur / Creative Europe at the Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, for Resò at Capacete (Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo), in Berlin thanks to the Movin’ Up Award and Archive Books, in Turin for Viadellafucina Twinning Residency, her projects, performances, interventions have been presented / exhibited at Artissima, Camera – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Lovers Film Festival, Opera Barolo (Turin), Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto (Biella), Museo MACRO (Rome), ArtVerona (Verona), Museo di Palazzo Grimani (Venice), Arts Santa Mònica (Barcelona), Es Baluard Museum (Palma de Mallorca), Festival In&Out with the participation of Villa Arson (Nice), Festival Jeu de l’Oie (MUCEM and Aix-Marseille Universitè), Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs d’Europe et de la Méditerranée, 12 Bienal de la Habana OFF. She collaborates with the galleries Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea and Opere Scelte (Turin).
University of Turin. Degree at DAMS. Thesis in History of Film Theory, Chromatic dramaturgyin the colour trilogy by Krzysztof Kieślowski. Marks: 110/110 with honours and rights for publication. Supervisors: Professors Chiara Simonigh, Liborio Termine, Franco Prono.
State High School Camillo Cavour of Turin. Diploma in classical studies. Marks: 60/60.
RESIDENCIES AND PRIZES
Call #RaccontoPlurale, Fondazione per l’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea CRT.
Combat Prize. Shortlisted, graphic design section.
Opera Viva Barriera di Milano.
Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Palma de Mallorca – SP). Artist in residency for The Spur/ Creative Europe.
Autofocus – VANNI occhiali’s Prize for the Performance, curated by Olga Gambari.
Movin’Up Prize for the mobility of young Italian artists in the world – Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali and GAI – Giovani Artisti Italiani, in cooperation with Archive Books (Berlin – GE).
Viadellafucina A.I.R. (Turin – IT), Artist in residency.
Capacete (San Paolo and Rio de Janeiro – BR). Artist in residency for the international network Resò.
Food Design 5 (Turin – IT). Selected projects with jury’s mention.
ManifestaZOOne, (Cuneo – IT). Selected projects with jury’s mention.
www.haiku.lt/en. Selected poems with jury’s mention. 2009 Vilnius European Capital of Culture.
XIII Bjcem – Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée. Interaction design project selected for the Applied Art section.
Grinzane Cavour Prize, Scrivere il Giornale competition, selected for the Cronicle section (1996) and for the Economic
section (1998). Racconta la tua città competition, selected for the Prose section (1996 and 1997).
tbc FAUST / Supernova city edition (Turin – IT). Perfloormance on the occasion of the event curated by Gianluigi Ricuperati.
tbc Scuola Holden (Turin – IT). Two days conference, exhibition and events dedicated to homeless heroines.
Festival Jeu de l’Oie, Mucem and Aix-Marseille Universitè (Marseille – FR). An online exhibition and a video-synthesis of 20 hours of conversations and artworks by 8 artists and scholars. French preview of Covid-19 isolation journal and From a distance (isolation portraits).
A Pick Gallery. OLTRE. Rileggere l’arte attraverso il Coronavirus, online collective exhibition curated by Sara Liuzzi.
ArtLab (Matera – IT) and CCW / Cultural Welfare Center. Covid-19 isolation journal and homeless heroines – video intervention.
Macro Museum (Rome – IT). Homeless Heroines, a preview curated by Lisa Parola.
SAC (Livorno – IT). Combat Prize exhibition.
Palazzo Barolo (Turin – IT). The sense of beauty, solo show dedicated to the results of the workshops
Self awareness through photography, with a presentation at CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia.
MACA (Alicante – SP). Ciutat de vacances, public presentation.
Opera Viva Barriera di Milano, Piazza Bottesini (Turin – IT). Wire Connection (6×3 m).
Librairie Vigna LGBT et Féminisme with the participation of Villa Arson (Nice – FR). You as me, solo show.
InGenio Arte Contemporanea (Turin – IT). You as me, open studio, curated by Lisa Parola.
Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Palma de Mallorca – SP). Operators in the tourism sector, open studio.
Artissima, Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente (Turin – IT), curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Vittoria Martini, Torino senza Schemi, a video storytelling realized for Fondazione Sardi per l’Arte.
Lovers Film Festival – LGBTQI Visions. Irregular section, Artissima (Turin – IT). Performance Habitus.
Es Baluard Modern and Contemporary Art (Palma de Mallorca – SP) and Palazzo Grimani (Venice – IT). Ciutat de vacances, collective exhibition curated by Nakane Aramburu and Pedro Medina.
Finaza&Futuro, Deutsche Bank (Milan – IT). Paesaggio futuro, collective exhibition.
Metro stations, metro trains and autobus of the public transport in Turin, Public Anagrams.
Palazzo Barolo (Turin – IT) and StudioDiceci City Gallery (Vercelli – IT). This is me, solo show dedicated to the results of the workshops Self awareness through photography.
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin – IT), Progetto Fondazione Scarpe Rosse, collective exhibition organized to raise funds for the protection of women victims of abuse.
Opere Scelte Gallery (Turin – IT). Eros Absconditus, solo show. In cooperation with Playboy Italia.
III European Geographies of Sexualities Conference (Rome – IT). Eros absconditus, presentation.
Festival Architettura in Città (Turin – IT). Presentation of the ongoing artist’s book A BOOK TO/BE.
12 Bienal de La Habana, barrio Pogolotti. Parada Pogolotti, community-based art project, workshops/ presentation.
The Others Art Fair (Turin – IT). Performance Ultime stanze (vanitas artificis), Autofocus Prize.
Festival Architettura in Città (Turin – IT). The Regenerators, solo show curated by Nicoletta Daldanise.
Studiodieci Citygallery (Vercelli – IT). Ultime Stanze, solo show curated by Roberto Mastroianni.
Fusion Art Gallery (Turin – IT). Il corpo solitario. Autoscatti nella fotografia contemporanea, curated by Giorgio Bonomi. Collective exhibition.
ZooArt (Giardini Fresia, Cuneo – IT). Collective exhibition curated by Michela Sacchetto.
Fusion Art Gallery (Turin – IT). Mostra personale, In principio era il verso, curated by Roberto Mastroianni.
Castel dell’Ovo (Napoli – IT) and Palazzo Ducale (Genova – IT). Collective exhibition Living in Lift curated by Roberto Mastroianni and Walter Vallini.
Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, ARTInRETI (Biella – IT). Collective exhibition, The Regenerators – Guidelines for
methods and practices, manifesto.
Palazzo dell’Arsenale (Turin – IT). Coazioni, solo show for XX Giornata FAI di primavera. Curated by Lisa Parola.
Food Design 5, Eataly (Tokyo – JAP). Collective exhibition. Sweet Piercing, with F. Macrì e L. D’Aprile.
Food Design 5, Vinitaly (Verona – IT). Collective exhibition. Prêt-à-déguster, with F. Macrì e L. D’Aprile.
Proposte XXII, Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti (Turin – IT). Collective exhibition curated by a.titolo.
Food Design 5, Eataly (Turin – IT). Collective exhibition. Prêt-à-déguster and Sweet Piercing, with F. Macrì e L. D’Aprile.
XIII Biennale dei Giovani Artisti d’Europa e del Mediterraneo, Fiera del Levante (Bari – IT). Geografia del cambiamento, with F. Macrì.
A BOOK TO/BE. A DIY user manual for art practices in urban regeneration$ (Archive Books) – Ongoing project
WHO’S ART FOR? Art workers against exploitation (Postmedia Books, 2019)
SOUVENIRS DE VOYAGES. Cose che cambiano (Araba Fenice, 2019)
THE SENSE OF BEAUTY. Consapevolezza di sè attraverso la fotografia (Prinp Editoria d’Arte 2.0, 2018)
THIS IS ME / QUEST* SONO IO. Sulle tracce dei laboratori Consapevolezza di sé attraverso la fotografia (Prinp Editoria d’Arte 2.0, 2017)