resina is a platform for research based between London and Ferrara. Our work is invested in  developing environmentally sustainable and non-human-centric practices through slow-paced alternative education experiments and residencies. We support emerging practitioners working across various forms of art, research and writing.  

︎︎︎ Team and collaborators

Residency Program 2017

Who Cares?
Ferrara Residency 2017
2.09 - 4.10.2017
Ferrara, Italy

︎︎︎Program of activities

︎︎︎ Residency Shared Library
With Ferrara Residency 2017 resina invited a group of artists to take part in a research period in Ferrara in Italy, offering them a studio space at Studio Carmelino and inviting them to join and contribute to a program of discussions, presentations and reading groups.

Henry Bradley
Joe Campbell
Irena Czepcova
Marianna Feher
Bridie Gane
Athene Greig
Sandi Hudson-Francis
George Jepson
Lucie Kordacova
Josefina Malmegård
Karolina Mikeskova
Tom Savery

During Ferrara Residency, the participants had the chance to discover the historical and cultural heritage of Ferrara and its surroundings, to visit exhibitions and cultural spaces in the region, and to engage in a dialogue with local artists, institutions and communities.

The residency program originated from reflections on the role of artists, curators and cultural producers in today’s society, functioning within an art system that reproduces itself through low-paid or unpaid work. Within this precarious context, what does it mean to curate an artistic project and how to do so “with care”?

Throughout the program of redings, visits and talks, we reflected on the need to think together through themes such as work, slowness, vulnerability, the importance of processes of collaboration and modalities of working together in order to provide an alternative to the exhaustion, anxiety and individualism that we experience today under networked capitalism.

As a culmination of the residency, from the 27th of September to the 4th of October 2017, Galleria del Carbone and GATE/Porta hosted the exhibition A Bath of Self Esteem showcasing the research developed by the artists during the previous weeks.

01: Studio Carmelino, Ferrara, 2017. Photo: Flavia Franceschini

02: Ferrara Residency at Piazza Ariostea, Ferrara, 2017. Photo: Angelica Bollettinari

03: Studio Carmelino, Studio visit, 2017. Photo: Sandi Hudson-Francis

04: Studio Carmelino, Ferrara Residency’s participants in the studio, 2017. Photo: Flavia Franceschini

05: Installation view of A bath of self-esteem, Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara, 2017. Photo: Flavia Franceschini

06. Trip to the Venice Biennale, Venezia, 2017.

07. Open Projector night, Ferrara, 2017. Photo Andrea Bighi

08. Meet Us at The Yard event at ilturco, Ferrara, 2018 

top. A bath of Self Esteem, installation shot, Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara, 2017.