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Oli Bonzanigo, o·rien·ta·mén·to

Oli Bonzanigo, o·rien·ta·mén·to, installation view, Collateral Event Manifesta 12 Palermo, Liceo Umberto I, Palermo, 2018. Ph Neroshootings

o·rien·ta·mén·to from orientation, latin: oriens from the verb oriri, to rise.

Complex installation
Iron sculpture with Olivetti seat (h 4.85m)
Project by Oli Bonzanigo in collaboration with Emanuele Wiltsch Barberio

Curatorial text

Born in 1989 in Milan. After graduating in Fine Arts from the Byam Shaw School of Art in London, she returned to Italy in 2012 where she began working at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, a historic lost-wax foundry in Milan. Among other solo and group exhibitions, in 2014 and 2016 he participated in the Marrakesh Biennale and began to collaborate with various research projects, activism and production collectives, museums, galleries and cultural spaces in the North African territory at first and then internationally. In 2018 he moved his studio to Palermo where the following year he participated for the first time in Video Sound Art Festival for Manifesta12. She then exhibited during the festival also in the 2018, 2019 and 2022 Milan editions. In 2021, she was selected for the Mibact and Maeci’s call Cantica21 with a project dedicated to the study of ancient divinatory organs to be acquired by the Madre Donnaregina Museum in Naples. 
With a two-year Lusitanian passage, in 2022 she will take the studio back to Milan where she now lives and works.