Riccardo Ajossa

Lecturer experiences

From 2000 Professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Rome. In charge for the first Academic hand paper making studio related to contemporary art, Specialized in oriental and occidental production of paper. Now specializing in Hanji traditional Korean paper production with the support of the korean Cultural Institute of Rome

B.A-M.A programs. “Paper technology for contemporary art” Print Making-Graphic Department.

September 2011 Biennale di Venezia. Invited Artist Professor. II Master Class “Segni d’acqua, la carta e le sue tradizioni”. Selection of candidates, technical – theory studies for traditional paper making technology into contemporary art. Ca’ de Giustinian, Venezia. Italy

January 2010 Biennale di Venezia. Invited Artist Professor. I Master Class “Segni d’acqua, la carta e le sue tradizioni. Selection of candidates, technical – theory studies for traditional paper making technology into contemporary art. Workshop with Esther Dischereit. “Acting paper”

Ca’ de Giustinian, Venezia. Italy

Visiting professorships

November 2012 FBAUL Academy, international exchange program, visiting Professor. Lisbon. Portugal

March 2010 Leipzig Academy, International exchange program, visiting Professor. Leipzig, Germany

May 2009 . Marmara Academy, International exchange program, visiting Professor. Istanbul, Turkey

Workshops given

February 2007 Cornell University of Rome. Art and Graphic Department. Bookbinding related to Art Book project. Rome, Italy

August 2006 Cornell University of Rome. Art and Graphic Department. Bookbinding related to Art Book project. Rome, Italy

June 2004 Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, BA Program. Anatomy Department

Workshop, “The Anatomy of Paper”. Milan, Italy

Consulences

2013. Biennale di Venezia, Consultant for the Vatican Committee for Biennial Pavilion. Venice. Italy

2013. Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. Consultant for contemporary art projects. Rome. italy

Residency programs

November 2016. KCDF Korean Craft & Design Foundation, Seoul. International paper specialist program, sponsored by Korean Embassy of Rome, Korean Cultural Institute of Rome, Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma

January 2012 Malburry primary school, presentation of the “carte altrove” project, Morocco. Papermaking studio recycling paper from the school. Edinburgh. Scotland

From 2010. Lalla Amina orphanage, project: “Carte altrove”, creative hand paper making project with children hosted in the orphanage. Development of creative skills trough the experience of papermaking and bookbinding. Taroudant. Morocco

January 2004-2005. Grande Cocomero. Centre for disable children, Rome. Italy

Workshop: “From paper to paint”, collaboration with “Medici Contro la Tortura” (Doctors against tortures)

August 1999. Valleyfield Elementary School. Edinburgh, Scotland

Artist in residence. Project: On the Theme of Art and Infancy

Exhibitions, Performances, Scenes

2017-18

April, Phoenix Ancient City Museum, “Italian Contemporary Art of Cross Cultural Vision” Fanghuang-Hunan. China

October, Spazio Nuovo Contemporary, #INCERTICONFINI curated by Marco Antonio Nakata, Rome.Italy

2016-17

May, Espaco 321 Jacaranda, “O papel da prudenzia” curated by Marco Antonio Nakata. San Paulo. Brazil

March, Mia Photo Art Fair-Spazio Nuovo Gallery, Milan. Italy

January, CAMUSAC Cassino Contemporary Art Museum “Rilevamenti#1” Cassino. Italy

2015

January, Disambigua Artspace, “Le implicazioni di ampersand” Viterbo. Italy

January, MAT museum, “Off loom” Rome. Italy

January, Casa della memoria, Jewish museum of Rome, La memoria della carta” Roma. italy

2014

September, AICA Contemporary art gallery “Otherwere”, Milan. Italy

August, Palazzo Albrizzi, “Future identities” Venice. Italy

May, Tonspur passage with Esther Dishereit, “Partikel vom Grossgesichtigen Kind” Wien. Austria

May, Hush Gallery “ Shelter ADD” by Disambigua. Istanbul. Turky

2013

July, Quattro Canti Palace. “Macerie, Bilotti Collection” Palermo. Italy

July. Altaroma, Museum Boncompagni Ludovisi, Distanze siderali per Antonella Rossi Atelier. Rome,Italy

March. Showcase Startup, Somerset house. Orso Major Project

presenting Riccardo Ajossa. London. England

March. Prize, Arsenale of Venice, Arte Laguna. Photography section. Venice. Italy

February. Solo show. “Paper beyond surfaces” Museum of San Salvatore in Lauro, Pio Sodalizio dei Piceni. Rome, Italy

2012

October, Benaky Contemporary Art Museum. “Siamo tutti greci”. Athen. Grece

September, Cosenza Contemporary Art Museum. “Il sacro nell’arte” Cosenza. Italy

July, Quattro Canti Palace. “Santa Rosalia, Bilotti Collection” Palermo. Italy

2011

September, Biennale di Venezia, Salerno. Italy

September, Prize UNESCO Global Art Competition, New York, Seattle, Rome

May, Strange cross#2, group show, Exelettrofonica Gallery. Rome. italy

February, MAXXI Contemporary Art Museum of Rome. “Open call for artists”. Rome. Italy

2010

June, Solo show, Costume factory, Low Costume, “Bassa tensione”. Rome. Italy

October, Strange across, Group show, Exelettrofonica Gallery, Rome. Italy

2009

September, Solo show, Exelettrofonica Gallery, “Leftovers” Rome. Italy

2008

August, Solo show, Bellhaus “Leaves from the world”. East Hampton, New York USA

October, Solo show, E’stile Gallery, “Carte di Terra”, Ajossa-Carrer. Rome Italy

2007

February, Solo show, Le Opere Gallery, “Carte di terra”, Rome. Italy

Permanent collections

Bilotti Contemporary Art Museum. Rome. Italy

Collection Pontificio Consiglio della Cultura. Vatican

National Library of Rome Castro Pretorio

Benaki Contemporary Art Museum. Athens

Biennale di Venezia Video Archive, Segni d’acqua. Venice. Italy

Armani Collection

Set designing

Feb. to Aug. 1999 Amsterdam, Stadsschawburg Theatre Set designing for the Musical review “Doctor Hery” written by Mike Williams. Holland

Aug. 1999 Edinburgh Fringe Festival Set designing for the musical review “doctor Hery” written by Mike Williams. Scotland

Publications

Riccardo Ajossa, Paper beyond surfaces,

Ita\eng Il Cigno CG edizioni 2013

Paper beyond surfaces, Video documentary, Biennale di Venezia,

Biennale di Venezia Archive

Education

September, 2000: Amsterdam, Holland

Master certificate : UVA “Universitat von Amsterdam” International School.

Thesis: “Land Art – Study in Depth of the Relationship Between Natural Space and Creativity”

1996-1997: Loughborough, England.

Scholarship: Loughborough College of Art and Design

1992-1997: Rome, Italy

Academy of Fine Arts, five years Full time study.

Thesis: “Land Art”

Maximum mark with Commendation