Public days: 3 - 5 November 2023

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MADE IN stems from the desire to create a dialogue between contemporary art and the flourishing business community of Turin, enhancing the territory in which the fair was born and has grown, with which it constantly activates synergic relations that reflect the particular characteristics of the region, adding to Turin’s renown all over the world.

The project organized by Artissima with the support of the Camera di commercio di Torino has been developed in partnership with Carioca, Mattioli, Pattern Group and Prima Industrie, with the coordination of Sonia Belfiore, founder of Ultravioletto Arte + Impresa.

Starting from the idea that corporate know-how and specialized production processes can represent a resource for the creation of works of art by artists, MADE IN is configured as an academy for 4 young talents that allows them to live inside companies, to absorb and incorporate the technological and operative capabilities with which they come into contact within their own research. During the residency, the artists will also interact with 4 prestigious Turin-based galleries from the Artissima circuit, which will monitor the works in a role of “project godmothers”, offering the artists a chance to come to terms with entrepreneurial factors in the world of art as well.

The artists selected to take part in the project are: Mara Callegaro (matched with Carioca – patron gallery: Norma Mangione), Daniele Di Girolamo (matched with Pattern – patron gallery: Franco Noero), Andrea Di Lorenzo (matched with Prima Industrie – patron gallery: Peola Simondi), Nicola Ghirardelli (matched with Mattioli – patron gallery: Mazzoleni).
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The four winners have been chosen and matched with the respective companies as a result 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 four patron galleries – Norma Mangione, Turin; Mazzoleni, Turin, London; Franco Noero, Turin; Peola Simondi, Turin – and by Sonia Belfiore, curator of the project.

The four artists will be the protagonists of a residency taking place within the partner companies and with the aim of producing an original work of art as the result of contamination between different worlds. During their stay they will live the spaces and the atmosphere of Combo, innovative hospitality format always in dialogue with Artissima.

Stay tuned to the fair’s social channels to learn about the artists and developments in their projects!




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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