alioum’s aprons…

Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa was a resident last year in UNIDEE 2010, during his time here, his design for the Illy coffee can was selected to go into production. He subsequently was invited to design the outfits for Galleria illy’s attendants…Here is an article about him from Sublime Magazine. If you click on the images and then enlarge, the article should be legible:


unidee in progress…preparations

Save the date, October 1st, 6.00pm till 9.00pm. Come to Cittadellarte to see the work in progress of the residents of UNIDEE 2011. Free entry, all welcome, see you there!

Rapha mapping

Karolina constructing

Annie’s library

Olga sewing

Work in Progress – Transit by resident Ibrahim Jawabreh come to Cittadellarte on Saturday to see more…

listen to the radio!

Some of our UNIDEE 2011 residents will be on the radio tonight speaking about their projects at UNIDEE,
Aastha Chauhan in particular is making a radio related work:
Lala Tampa is an interview based audio piece edited for radio broadcast; in conversation with Lucio Piana, the creator and force behind the local radio station “La Tampa” in the village municipality of Molinengo in the region of Piedmont, Italy. “
foto by Aastha Chauhan
Tonight from 8 to 9 if you are in Turin, you can listen to them on radio flash torino 97.6
…or for everyone else click on the links to listen on line:

more details to follow…

friday in F.R.A.C. opening

Friday in F.R.A.C’s second edition opened on Friday, congratulations to all involved…

click on thumbnails for a closer look

news from last year’s UNIDEE

Cittadellarte’s decade-long collaboration with illy revolves around UNIDEE and its annual International Residency Programme. Every year illy invites the UNIDEE artists to take part in a design competition. The 2010 winner whose design was chosen to go into production is Cameroonian artist Alioum Moussa and above is his winning design for the illy coffee can.

Alioum has now been invited to design the outfits for Galleria illy’s attendants.  In a development of his UNIDEE residency project, Moussa will use second-hand clothes (originally sent to Africa by Europe), hand embroidery and a touch of graphic design to create unique pieces of art.

threads, wools and textiles…

In the studio Ekaterina Kravtsova is making a work for the forthcoming Friday in F.R.A.C. show (Friday 23 September):

Kate has collected old clothes from local people she has known during the residency along with personal stories and memories related to those objects. Inspired by an ancient weaving technique, used in Russia to create carpets, she has shredded these clothes and  reassembled them in the form of mountains, a favourite place for the Biellese…


Karolina Rychlik has been knitting In the Giardini in front of Esselunga in the centre of Biella for a period of time daily, all this week. She has been inviting passers by to stop and knit with her for a while and to help her create a textile that she will use in a dance performance as part of the Co-Lab event this 18 September in Palazzo Ferrero, Biella.