Giuseppe De Bernardi
Exhibition & Residency:
April 1 – April 30, 2012
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 branded product (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 art direction in film projects, television and stage.
During his time in residence as an artist and arts administrator, De Bernardi will investigate and research the structure of residency programs such as 18th Street’s, as well as other programs in Northern California. De Bernardi comes to 18th Street through generous support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles.