Lo schermo dell’arte promotes the twelfth edition of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images, a research, residency and production programme dedicated to artists who use moving images in their artistic practice.
The project, conceived and curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, will be held in Florence in conjunction with the 16th Lo Schermo dell’Arte – Cinema and Contemporary Art Festival (November 15 – 19, 2023). The 8 participants will be selected through an open call organised in collaboration with some of Europe’s leading art academies, schools and artist residencies.
The deadline to apply is July 21, 2023.
VISIO includes the VISIO Production Fund, a €30,000 production fund conceived in partnership with Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato), Fondazione In Between Art Film (Rome), and FRAC Bretagne (Rennes).
Eight artists will be selected and invited to Florence and will have the opportunity to develop their own original project in dialogue with international curators and producers. Sharing and exchange between participants and professionals are facilitated by an intensive programme of mentoring sessions, round tables and individual meetings. Funds will eventually be awarded to three artists who will work with Leonardo Bigazzi, and Lo schermo dell’arte team, to produce the works and premiere them at the Festival in 2024. An artist’s edition of each of the works produced will become part of the permanent collection of the project’s partner institutions, which are committed to promote and exhibit them in the following years.
The artists awarded in the inaugural edition of the VISIO Production Fund in 2022 are: Simon Liu, Gerard Ortín Castellví, Maryam Tafakory and Yuyan Wang.
The Mentoring Sessions this year will involve, among others, Mathilde Henrot, producer and curator of the Locarno Film Festival and Sarajevo Film Festival, Valentine Umansky, curator at Tate Modern (London), and representatives from the project’s partner institutions: Etienne Bernard, director of FRAC Bretagne (Rennes); Stefano Collicelli Cagol, director of Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci (Prato); Alessandro Rabottini, artistic director of Fondazione In Between Art Film (Rome).
In the Conversation Room, participants will have the opportunity to engage in roundtable discussions and individual meetings with artists, curators, critics, producers, and directors from international institutions attending the Festival. Among the confirmed guests is artist Guido van der Werve.
Applications must be sent to
by 11:00 PM (CET) of Friday, July 21, 2023.
The 8 selected artists will receive a notification via email by September 12, 2023.