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The call is intended to select artists for the creation of solo exhibitions in the 2021 season of spazioSERRA. venerazioneMUTANTE, the topic of the new call of spazioSERRA, moves from its natural characteristic of being a place where time sometimes stops, sometimes accelerates, but never flows ordinarily, and where the artworks are in a condition halfway between the precarious and the immanent. The purpose of the call is to create exhibitions with works that have a perennial state of change and that can be seen having the feeling of constant transformation, albeit imperceptible. The idea of creating a work that has the concept of mutation as its basic requirement arises from an important feature of space, that of being alive. The call is aimed at young artists who, starting from their own research, want to create a changing exhibition, which presents a site-specific work capable of altering over the time of its permanence. This formal change may be due to several factors selected by the artist, based on his field of work and on the basis of the exhibition to be created.


The call is open to all contemporary artists, individual or collective, of all nationalities and aims to select a maximum of 6 candidates for the 2021 exhibition season. spazioSERRA is one of the non-profit entities of the Artepassante project with the aim of providing opportunities to young contemporary artists: for this reason, the participation to the call is free for artists under 35. However, in order not to neglect its principles of fairness, spazioSERRA wants to give the opportunity to participate also to those born before January 1, 1985 asking an enrollment fee of € 20, which will cover the ordinary space management costs. Only candidates over 35 must carry out a wire transfer to the bank account registered to: Le Belle Arti Associazione di Promozione Sociale at the bank Intesa San Paolo S.p.A.

IBAN IT24P0306909606100000136886

With the reference:

“Bando spazioSERRA 2021 - Name Surname”

The payment receipt must then be uploaded in the appropriate section on the website.


Interested artists can register by Sunday 4 October 2020 (previous date 27 september ), on the website www.spazioserra. org providing a portfolio in pdf format containing:
- a selection of works;
- short biography;
- artistic curriculum;
- a project proposal indicating the artist’s intentions
(practical and conceptual);
- links to any artist promotion pages;
- references (telephone number, e-mail address). The portfolio must weigh a maximum of 30 MB.


After having passed all the selection phases, the artist will be contacted by spazioSERRA for the planning and organization of a personal exhibition in all its parts and modalities. spazioSERRA’s resources will be dedicated to the artistic research of the selected artist and his exhibition, which must be pertinent to the theme of the call, under penalty of exclusion. The exhibition will be curated, communicated and managed by spazioSERRA which will guarantee maximum visibility on the various communication channels. Including its preparation, exhibition and dismantling, the exhibition will occupy the venue for no longer than two months: the presence of the artist is required for its preparation, for the vernissage, for the dismantling, the finissage and any related events.


spazioSERRA was born from the Artepassante project, a program for the regeneration of urban spaces, headed by Le Belle Arti APS in collaboration with RFI (the Italian railway network), with the patronage of the Municipality of Milan and the recognition of “Subject of regional relevance” of the Lombardy Region. spazioSERRA is a non- profit exhibition space that was created with the aim of enhancing the Milanese territory through the work of young artists, in a place, the suburban one, not dedicated to art, where art becomes an accident. The space has an octagonal structure built in metal and with glass walls. To access it there is a glass door on one side and on the opposite side there are two sliding windows that can be opened only during the presence of the artist or the space managers. The space has five neon lights on the ceiling and does not present any source of electricity, therefore works that need electricity will have to provide for an autonomous power supply system. The space can be used at will of the selected artist as long as it is returned at the end of the exhibition in the same conditions in which it was delivered. The artworks in the venie can be of any type, shape and material, but must consider the health regulations and the safety of the spectators. The following collaborate in the realization of the exhibitions: critic and curator Vincenzo Argentieri, event management Silvia Biondo, administration and coordination Virginia Dal Magro, staging Angelo Di Matteo, social media coordination Massimiliano Fantò and Giacomo Lambrugo, web design Nicolas North, graphics Valentina Toccaceli, photography Cristiano Rizzo. The jury will be composed of the spazioSERRA Collective.


Call deadline:
October 4, 2020 (previous date 27 september )

First selection:
by October 14, 2020

Second selection with individual interviews:
by October 30, 2020

Finalists announcement by email:
31 October 2020

Start of the exhibition season:
winter 2021


The exhibitions created in spazioSERRA according to this call are totally free, the selected artist will not have to pay any cost for renting the venue or remunerating the work of spazioSERRA resources. The costs to be paid will be exclusively:
- The annual membership card of Le Belle Arti APS at a cost of € 20;
- The production costs of the artwork, that will remain his property;
- Travel, board and lodging costs in the period which includes the setting up and the events scheduled for the exhibition.


The space must be periodically sanitized and kept in order. The winners of the call will be required to sign a regulation, which will be provided in advance by spazioSERRA to the artists selected for the individual interviews.

Art. 9 - CONSENT

Each candidate expressly authorizes spazioSERRA to process personal data transmitted pursuant to law 675/96 (“Privacy law”) and subsequent amendments of Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy code). Each participant in the call grants free of charge to the spazioSERRA Collective the reproduction rights of the works and texts released, for the purpose of publication on the website and other forms of communication, promotion and activities of the organization. The Collective reserves the right to make changes if the need arises. Membership and participation to the call implies unconditional acceptance of all the articles contained within it.

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