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Irene Pittatore graduated with honours at Dams (University of Torino, Italy). 
Co-founder of Impasse, she is the art contributor to Playboy Italia and Men’s Wall magazine.
She is working on A BOOK TO/BE. A DIY user manual for art practices in urban regenerations (Archive Books), an artist’s book curated by Nicoletta Daldanise dedicated to contemporary art practices in relation to the public realm and urban transformations. The research phase of the project took place in Berlin thanks to the Movin’Up prize by Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali and GAI Giovani Artisti Italiani.
Together with the association Radici erranti she developed cultural cooperation activities and public art projects in the working class neighborhood Pogolotti, founded in La Habana in 1911 by the homonymous Italian entrepreneur. The project Parada Pogolotti has been part of the side events of the Bienal de La Habana 2015.
In 2014, she won Autofocus, VANNI occhiali’s prize for the performance, curated by Olga Gambari. In 2012 with A. Vaneycken she took part in the AIR program Viadellafucina realizing a project on art and gentrification focused on the area of Porta Palazzo in Torino. In 2010 with Francesca Macrì she has been selected by Resò international network for a residency at Capacete (Rio de Janeiro/ San Paolo) to develop a research on the role and the influence of female gender on the creative process as well as on the admission to artistic career (In genere).
She has realized installations within Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Artissima 18, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, The Others Art Fair, Festival di Architettura in Città, XX Giornata FAI di Primavera, Torino European Youth Capital, Proposte XXIII, Palazzo Barolo, Opere Scelte, Fusion Art Gallery (TO), Studiodieci City Gallery (VC), Palazzo Ducale (GE), Castel dell’Ovo (NA), ‘nei limiti’ – La Biennale di Venezia 54/Padiglione Italia/Piemonte, ZooArt, ManifestaZoone (CN), BJCEM, Biennale dell’Assurdo, Premio Celeste, FMPQ, Food Design 5.
She has joined in the workshops proposed by Krystian Lupa within Biennale di Venezia 2000, by Massimo Bartolini and a.titolo within Proposte XXIII, by Documentary in Europe, and those ones leaded by Bruna Biamino, Doriana Crema and Dario Neira, Caretto and Spagna at the GAM Torino and PAV – Living Art Park.

Nicoletta Daldanise, art critic and cultural agent. Her focus is about collaborative practices, new contexts for the dialogue about contemporary art and the definition of its public dimension, involving a reflection about cultural policies and the independent scene nowadays.
She is regular correspondent for Arte e Critica and she wrote articles in several magazines, such as Flash Art, Artribune and Teknemedia. She graduated in Naples with a thesis about artist’s books and achieved a master in Management for Curators in Rome at MACRO museum. In the last years, she has worked in the organization of several shows both for private and public spaces, as well as for art fairs. She is co-founder of an independent group called MoonboW (Naples based) and she took part in 2011 to UNIDEE Residency Programme at Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto with a project titled biellatextour.net, based on the analysis of the local economic and cultural network. In 2012 she has been coordinator at Kaninchen-Haus for the artist residency programme viadellafucina A.I.R., supported by Compagnia di San Paolo, that focuses on collaborative projects about the area of Porta Palazzo in Turin. Recently she has been interested in social and environmental sustainable practices, through a reflection about the textile industry and the connections between art, ethics and fashion (with the project ànticasartoriaerrante). At the same time she has started a new research about resilient dynamics in the rural areas, attending a residency at Vessel, curatorial collective in Bari (in collaboration with X-scape) and being involved in the project Terra Piatta by Vessel. Together with Irene Pittatore, she won the 16th edition of Movin’Up, Italian Ministry for Cultural Goods and Activities and GAI Young Italian Artists (for the project How to move your artwork from museum to public space).

Irene Pittatore and Nicoletta Daldanise are co-founders of Impasse, a cultural association which operates for both defending the intellectual work (R-sets, Tools for cultural workers) and extending/contaminating the contexts of production and fruition of contemporary art.

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