Apparatus 22, The Elastic Test, 2016,
performance in Bucharest
Dario Bitto, The Sea Around the Corner (Frame From)
2 minutes, Full HD, Mono, Colour.
APPARATUS 22 and DARIO BITTO are the artists of the IV edition of Project Proposal Residency
APPARATUS 22 is a multidisciplinary art collective initiated in January 2011 in Bucharest, Romania by current members Erika Olea (b. 1982, Bucharest), Maria Farcas (b. 1977, TarguMures), Dragos Olea (b. 1979, Bucharest) and late artist Ioana Nemes (1979, Bucharest – 2011, NY).
The configuration of the collective now working both in Bucharest and Brussels started to take shape during a IASPIS residency in Stockholm, fall 2010.
The collective participated in exhibitions and festivals at MUMOK, Viena (AT), Museion, Bolzano (IT), Brukenthal Museum Contemporary Art Gallery, Sibiu (RO), MAK, Viena (AT), SteirischerHerbst, Graz (AT), Drodesera Festival, Dro (IT), Young Artists Biennial, Bucharest (RO), AkademieSchloss Solitude, Stuttgart (DE), Gyeonggi Creation Center (KR), Salonul de Proiecte, Bucharest (RO), TIME MACHINE BIENNIAL OF CONTEMPORARY ART, D-0 ARK UNDERGROUND, Konji (BIH), TRAFO Gallery, Budapest (HU), Future Gallery, Prague (CZ), Oberwelt, Stuttgart (DE), Ujazdowski Castle – Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (PL), WürttembergischerKunstverein Stuttgart (DE), Contemporary Art Museum (MNAC), Bucharest (RO), GaleriaNicodim, Bucharest (RO), Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem (NL), KunstMuseum Linz (AT), Osage Foundation (Hong Kong), etc. The work of the collective was exhibited at La Biennale di Venezia 2013, Romanian Official Representation. Apparatus 22 is the winner of the “BIVACCOURBANO_R RESIDENCY 2015” grant for artistic research and residency offered by ProgettoDiogene in Turin.
DARIO BITTO was born in Messina in 1989. He works currently between Milan and Pordenone. He is the promoter of project Agreements To Zinedine developed to Galleries and Artists to Milan.
2009 / 2012 Academy Fine Arts, Palermo
2013 / 2016 Academy Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
2016 Contemporany Art Markets at NABA, Milan
2015 _ Academy Awards 2015, powered by Viafarini, Milan
2015_ Sometimes She Prays, during Festival Studi, powered by La Cattedrale Studio,
2014 _ ILOVEDAIELBUREN, curated by Tile Project Space, Milan
2014_ Open Studios, The Spring Awakening during Miart Fair, Academy Fine Arts of
2014 _ Open Studio: Il sogno di mia zia (e non perché io non ne abbia), Milan
2013 _ Percorsi e Intenti: Marra, Monforte San Giorgio/Messina
2012 _ The Next Stop, Academy Fine Arts, Palerm