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13 years


Visible is a project undertaken by Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto in collaboration with Fondazione Zegna, curated by Matteo Lucchetti and Judith Wielander. Visible produces the first european award for socially engaged artistic practices since 2011, and researches on the the physical and theoretical spaces in which these practices can affect our contemporary societies, focusing on the expanding interdisciplinarity of art and its practitioners within diverse social contexts. As a nomadic institution visible has been hosted, through different formats and collaborations, by a large number of art institutions, such as Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Kunsthaus, Graz; Kadist Art Foundation, San Francisco; Center for Historical Reenactments, Johannesburg; The Serpentine Gallery, London and others. Recently visible has become part of ENPAP (European Network of Public Art Producers), a network initiated in 2009 by Situations, University of the West of England (Bristol/ United Kingdom) and Statens Konstråd/public art agency (Stockholm/Sweden). For more info please visit:



Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto is a non-profit artistic institution whose mission is “to inspire and produce responsible changes in society through creative ideas and projects”. It seeks to introduce creativity to various social processes, from politics to the economy, from production to spirituality. it seeks to benefit the public via responsible social change, change which is urgently needed on both a local and a global scale.

Fondazione Zegna and Cittadellarte have for many years shared a territory, Biella and its Province, and a desire to create an international network for social change, though without forgetting their roots. Together, the two organizations decided to explore the possibilities of collaboration between art and enterprise for the purpose of offering education and training resources to young artists and academics throughout the world and of creating innovative models for cultural investment.

This collaboration reached the public sphere in 2005 when Fondazione Zegna supported cittadellarte fondazione pistoletto in its presentation of a project entitled “The interior island: the art of survival” at the 51st International Art Exposition – la Biennale di Venezia (directed by Achille Bonito Oliva). The relationship was further developed in 2007 with the opening of an exhibition – “habitusZegna”- at Casa Zegna in Trivero, curated by two Cittadellarte creatives.”