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Caporali and De Bernardi
Exhibition & Residency:
April 1 – April 30, 2012

Both arts administrators and artists in their own right, Francisca Caporali is the director and co-founder of JA.CA Center for Art and Technology, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil and Giuseppe De Bernardi is the founding director of Tupac Asociación Cultural in Lima, Peru. While at 18th Street, they investigated and researched the structure of residency programs such as 18th Street’s, as well as other programs in Northern California.

Francisca Caporali is one of the founders and the director of JA.CA (Jardim Canadá Centre for Art and Technology). She has exhibited her work in many international festivals and galleries, and has participated in numerous residencies as both artist and arts manager. Her latest project, JA.CA, is a new initiative to stimulate the development of contemporary art in Brazil. Located in Jardim Canadá, in Nova Lima, a city that belongs to the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, the project’s main objective is to encourage and promote art using various technologies and approaches. Projects consider Brazil’s local reality, either through educational stimuli, incentives or as an enabler of collaborative practices. JA.CA has hosted over 20 artists in residence and offers workshops in art, architecture, and urbanism.

Giuseppe De Bernardi is an artist and the founding director of Tupac Asociación Cultural, an artists’ residency program in Lima, Peru. Tupac, a center for contemporary art located in Barranco, Lima, is the first National artists’ residency program in Peru aimed at encouraging the development of projects by local and international professional artists. De Bernardi also has an active art practice including an ongoing project ‘Cerveza Tupac’, which involves literally and symbolically generating economic agency by creating a product and a brand (a local artist-made beer) that, in turn, generates revenue to fund artist projects. De Bernardi’s interdisciplinary practice spans the fields of cultural management, artistic research and creation and art direction in film projects, television and stage.

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