1 - 3 November 2024

MADE IN is a residency programme created by Artissima with the support of Camera di commercio di Torino, based on the desire to activate a dialogue between contemporary art and the flourishing entrepreneurial context of Torino.

Starting with the idea that corporate know-how and specialized production processes can become a precious resource for the creation of works of art on the part of artists, like an academy MADE IN allowed four young artists to live inside four companies in the territory, absorbing and incorporating the technological and operative expertise with which they come into contact into their own practice. During the residency the artists were flanked by four prestigious Torino-based galleries from the Artissima circuit, which monitored the progress of the work, providing an opportunity for interaction with entrepreneurial figures in the world of art as well. The objective was to enhance the territory in which the fair began and has grown, constantly weaving synergic relationships with the aim of underscoring characteristic values, giving Torino greater visibility in the world.

The project was launched in 2022, in a first edition involving interaction with the partner companies Carioca, Mattioli, Pattern Group and Prima Industrie, with curating by Sonia Belfiore, founder of Ultravioletto Arte + Impresa.

The four winners of the first edition, selected on the basis of in-depth analysis conducted by the Committee of MADE IN chaired by Artissima in the person of the director Luigi Fassi and composed of representatives of the first four participating galleries were: Mara Callegaro, paired with Carioca and the gallery Norma Mangione, Torino; Daniele Di Girolamo, matched with Pattern Group and the supervising gallery Franco Noero, Torino; Andrea Di Lorenzo, paired with Prima Industrie and the oversight gallery Peola Simondi, Torino; Nicola Ghirardelli, working with Mattioli and the gallery Mazzoleni, London/Torino.

Inside the fair, a special stand for the project displayed the works created during the first edition of MADE IN.

With Carioca Mara Callegaro has explored the concept of play, its rules and complexities. Studying inks and automated production lines the artist has created a work capable of simultaneously addressing various viewpoints and social dynamics, making them coexist inside a work where differences establish dialogue.

Andrea Di Lorenzo, on the other hand, has been guided by a poetic relationship between natural and industrial landscapes, materials, forms of workmanship, workspaces and surrounding nature. Together with Prima Industrie he has investigated the wide range of possible treatments of materials in synergy with the company’s automated production systems.

Daniele Di Girolamo examined the memory of a material and the relationships of belonging between people and objects. In dialogue with Pattern Group, the sounds of the processes of creation of the work have been transformed into heat, making them come back to live and reverberate in the present, with internal processes and the physical, tangible dimension of sculpture.

Finally, in collaboration with Mattioli, Nicola Ghirardelli has created two sculptures that form a new ecosystem made of cultural, artificial and natural elements. High-precision working processes gave rise to a work in which the scientific imaginary, with its lenticular forms, intertwines traditional know-how, resurfacing in the present with a new meaning.




Mara Callegaro (Varese, 1994) is an Italian artist based in Milan.
She graduated in Visual Arts - Painting at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts (MI) and continued her studies at the Biennial Photography Course at CFP Bauer (MI); she attended The Momentary Now School of Performance by Marcella Vanzo at ZONA K (MI) and La quinta parete, with Romeo Castellucci and Silvia Rampelli at Triennale Milano (MI). Since 2020 she has been for three years a lecturer at the MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies at NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (MI) and assistant to the artist Francesco Jodice. Her work has been exhibited in national and international institutions, including: Triennale Milano (MI), Museo Mart (TN), Fondazione Stelline (MI), Fondazione Francesco Fabbri (TV), Triennale Teatro (MI), Palazzo Quadrio Foppoli (SO), Casa Tomé (CH).


Pattern Group

Daniele Di Girolamo (Pescara, 1995) works between Pescara and Malmö. His installations involve sounds and ambiguous shapes, kinetic engines, industrial and organic materials, found objects, video, photography and sculpture. Sound is often a central element of his work. Among the recent exhibitions: Portfolio, Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo Braschi, curated by Gaia Bobò, 2022; Correct Ways to Misunderstand, Traffic Gallery, Bergamo curated by Leonardo Regano, 2022; Straperetana V edizione, The New Abnormal, Pereto (AQ), curated by Saverio Verini e Matteo Fato, 2021; Sky Above, Sea Below, Gallleriapiù, Bologna, collaborative project with Manrico Pacenti, 2019; Bells breathe wildly, produced and curated by Lucia Giardino and Federico Bacci, Guilmi Art project, Guilmi (CH), 2019.


Prima Industrie

Andrea Di Lorenzo (Varese, 1994) lives and works between Varese and Bologna. He attended sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in 2018 and M.A. in 2021. His work has been presented in group and solo exhibitions including: Andirivieni, solo show curated by Davide Ferri, spazio Fuocherello, Volvera (TO), 2022; Gestus I atto: rifare il corpo, group show curated by Laura Lamonea and Thomas Ba, Palazzo Grassi, Venezia (VE), 2021; Un anno lungo un giorno, group show curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (PO), 2018.



Nicola Ghirardelli (Como, 1994) lives and works between Milan and Florence.
He graduated in the Painting course at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in 2020. Since 2018 he has participated in group exhibitions including: ArtVerona - The Address; E ci fa dispetto il tempo, Arezzo; Poggio Tempesta, Vinci; Break in, Brescia. In 2021 he participates in Instructions to light keepers; Les danses nocturnes, Entrevaux; Ardere Ardere Ardere; L'armonia, Manifattura Tabacchi. Between the 2020 and the 2021 he partecipated to the recidencies program of Manifattura Tabacchi Firenze curated by Sergio Risaliti. In 2022 he worked as assistant for Giulia Cenci during the realisation of the work displayed at the Biennale of Venice, The Milk of Dreams.
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