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We are two visual artists that mix painting and sculpture with textiles and embroidery. The result of this contaminating creative process has its roots in the tension that is created in the exact balance between the two of us.
The full fruition of our work requires the creation of immersive universes in which the viewer can experience the spirit underlying our œuvre. We try to stimulate many senses at once, in an attempt to detach the visitor's mind from its present, leading it towards an inner vision that allows a different perception of each individual stimulus.
Our research draws on various aspects of universal and social memory, aiming to examine the influences that impact our lives, analyzing the mechanisms and implications of these forces in the subconscious - including dreams, esotericism, instincts, religion, and magic - as well as investigating the incessant struggle between life and death, science and mysticism, materiality and spirituality.
As our interest is heavily attracted by the human being, we focus our attention on the relationship between society and individual obsessions, fears, and passions, trying to investigate how everything exists in a tense relationship with its contrary.
Robberto Atzori, born in Cagliari, Italy 1989
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium
Robberto Atzori’s work moves across the boundaries of the mystical and the profane, the waking and the oneiric, life and death.
Using drawing, sculpture, and installation to analyze the points of contact between the boundaries that surround the human being, developing a varied and constantly changing language, conceiving the presentation of the work as an immersive scenic event.
After finishing his studies in Antwerp and in Rome’s Art Academy in 2012, Robberto collaborates with many artists in Italy and California helping them to produce exhibitions for galleries and museums.
Favoring a DIY-inspired approach, over the years he creates or participates in various independent projects such as The Room Gallery (Rome 2010), Madhood Temporary (Los Angeles 2014), NOBODY (Amsterdam 2015), Matière Noire (Marseille 2017) and AMEN (Brussels 2019).
Milena Caldararo Atzori, born in Chiaromonte, Italy 1988
Lives and works in Ghent, Belgium
Milena Caldararo Atzori began sewing at the age of three with the elderly women of her village, and at the same time developed an interest in traditional textile arts and in the human being with his universal fragilities. With an intense political approach,
Milena considers the artistic practice as an evolution of craftsmanship, whose poetry is only the result of intense work.
She graduated in Photography and Cinema at the Academy of Arts and Performing Arts in Rome in 2010 and then began to collaborate with various fashion ateliers such as Valentino and NATAN.
In December 2017, Milena creates together with Robberto the project NEPENTHES, a project that aims to combine traditional sewing and embroidery techniques with contemporary painting and sculpture.
(Upcoming) 2023 - LA FOULE - curated by Tania Nasielski, CENTRALE / Vitrine, Bruxelles, BE
2022 - HYPNAGOGIE, curated by Mathieu Menten, KULT xl, Ixelles, Bruxelles BE
2019 - AMEN, curated by Robberto and Milena Atzori, W-O-L-K-E, Brussels BE
2021 - Prix des Arts, curated by Madelaine Pierloot, Centre Culturel de Woluwe St. Pierre BE
2020 - KULT, curated by Justine Jacquemin, Galerie DYS, Brussels BE
2020 - Me, My self and I, curated by Kristoff Tillieu, Black Swan Gallery, Bruges BE
2020 - WE NEED YOU festival, curated by Céline Bataille, Centre Culturel de Schaerbeek BE
2020 - Prix Médiatine, curated by France Deblaere, Médiatine, Woluwe St. Pierre BE
2019 - Entre le sommeil et le songe, curated by Kristoff Tillieu, Black Swan Gallery Bruges BE
2019 - HORIZON, curated by Charlotte Derclaye, Espace Wallonie, Liege BE
2017 - CHUNK3, curated by Federica Scolari, Basilica of Carmine, Brescia IT,
2017 - MATIÈRE NOIRE, curated by Carmen Main, Galerie Saint Laurent, Marseille FR
Previous exhibition Robberto:
2014 - FAKE (SKIN), curated by Robberto Atzori, MADHOOD Temporary, Los Angeles CA
2015 - Anthropological Aesthetic exp.#1, site-specific installation, Amsterdam NDSM, NL
2012 - Rectròspettive pre-mortém, curated by Kevin Pineda, The Room Gallery, Rome IT
2017 - Oltre la soglia, curated by Heliah Hamedani, La Nube Di Oort Gallery, Rome IT
2017 - Cenere, Performance with Gonzalo Borondo, Public Cemetery, Selci IT
2017 - Matteo Olivero Art Prize, curated by Anna Daneri, Bertoni Foundation, Saluzzo IT
2016 - No-Body, Performance with Despina Charitonidi, La Nube Di Oort Gallery, Rome IT
2013 - SE, curated by Roberto D’Onorio, 291 EST Gallery, Rome IT
2013 - Tinte Fresche, curated by Enzo Genovesi, RISD, Rome IT
2013 - ORTICA, curated by ArtNoise, Factory La Pelanda, Rome IT
2012 - Broken Mirror, curated by Valeria Arnaldi, Cappella Orsini, Rome IT
2011 - Tra Cielo e Terra, curated by Silvia Litardi, Marino Marini Museum, Florence IT
2011 - RETURN, curated by Ilektra Kalaitzaki, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerpen BE
2010 - Emergenze, curated by Paola Consorti, Chiostro Ss Apostoli, Roma IT
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