The project Torino Social Impact Art Award – conceived by Artissima, promoted by Torino Social Impact, in collaboration with Combo and with the support, since the first edition, of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo – is aimed at emerging talents with a multicultural and migratory background.
The first edition of the project (2020) – titled Quante Italie? – awarded Caterina Erica Shanta (Germany, 1986) and Liryc Dela Cruz (Philippines, 1992), who during the residency in Torino produced respectively the video works Talking about visibility and Il Mio Filippino: Invisible Bodies, Neglected Movements. The second edition (2021) – titled ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT – awarded Monia Ben Hamouda (Milan, 1991) and the collective MRZB who during the residency in Torino produced respectively the video works Adhan to Dora with and STILI DRAMA XLI-XLII: la Giostra di Lulu.
On the occasion of Artissima 2021, the four video works created during the residences by the winning artists were presented in a dedicated stand at the fair. Furthermore, on 5 and 6 November 2021 two evenings dedicated to the project were organized at Combo, with the artistic direction of the artists.
Discover more on the artworks of the 2020 and 2021 winners.