Through a largely collaborative practice, Angelica Bollettinari’s work spans curatorial, educational and artistic projects, which often have a socially engaged and participatory aspect. Since 2017 she has co-run resina, a platform for research based between London and Ferrara. resina’s work is invested in developing feminist, environmentally sustainable and non-human-centric practices through slow-paced alternative education experiments and residencies.



A Fluid Haze
22 September – 14 October 2018
Porta degli Angeli, Ferrara

Curated by: Angelica Bollettinari, Olivia Berkowicz, Valeria Bevilaqua, Lucie Kordacova

Organised by: resina
An exhibition of the work developed over the residency month by the participants of Ferrara Residency 2018: Ruth Angel Edwards, Emilia Beatriz, Henry Bradley, Joe Campbell, Callum Hill, Blue Maignien.

With Ferrara Residency 2018 (27 August – 14 October) we invited five artists of interdisciplinary visual and sonic practices who have explored various facets of the city’s history through their own work, events and convivial activities. The presentation at Porta degli Angeli is an opportunity to share the artists’ investigations into sites and stories of Ferrara, as well as experiments within their respective fields of artistic practice.

Throughout the residency,  various political, economic and emotional structures were discussed which support or limit artistic work in neoliberal societies today. Permeating the project at large, conversations around work conditions, care and conviviality have been explored through a series of events entitled Convivium. These sessions have been moments in which the artists have reflected on various alternative modalities of cohabitation, through the prism of the Etruscan heritage at the National Archaeological Museum in Ferrara, as well as together with Carola Peverati, a feminist activist who was part of the 1970s social movement Wages for Housework.

A Fluid Haze refers to the ecological character of Ferrara, where narratives around the industrialisation of the environment and its aqueous environment have informed the work and dialogues around cycles of waste and renewal; the plastic heritage of the former factory Montedison; sound as a site for cohabitation and care; and countercultures. Visualizations of thoughts, emotions and experiences have been inspired by elusive, yet tangible forms such as the fog, mosquitoes and toxic waste.

The title is also a gesture towards the methodology of the residency itself.  A crossing over between self and other, we have worked towards the opening up of our respective disciplines and roles as artists, curators and organisers through sessions of peer review and feedback throughout the month. A Fluid Haze refers to the process of making work itself, in which the residency has sought to value the research process and collective work over the finalisation of art objects themselves.

Photo credit: Andrea Bighi, Joe Campbell and Camilla Caselli

Graphic design: Sara Ortolani

With support from Comune di Ferrara, Gate|Porta, Evart, Ferrara OFF