In 2017 Social Soups begins a collaboration with the CREA -FSO (Unità per la Ricerca sulla Floricoltura e le Specie Ornamentali) in Sanremo. This research institute for agrarian nutrition has scientific competences in agriculture, aquaculutre, forestry, nutrition and socio-economics.
CREA-FSO will host the interdisciplinary artist Giuseppe La Spada as artist in Social Soups residence for a collaborative production with the institute from September 8 to September 15 2017. In a public artist talk in the institute and in a residency closure event in the villa Winter, which is part of Villa Ormond, Sanremo, La Spada will present his work.
A 2007 Webby Award winner, alongside Beastie Boys, David Bowie, YouTube founders, etc. In 2008 he collaborates with Sakamoto and Fennesz in the tour ‘Cendre’, culminated with the show at Ground Zero, New York. Alongside musician Con_cetta, in 2009 he creates ‘Afleur’, a live show that later in 2011 is featured as one of the artworks in Digitallife2, together with those of Marina Abramovic, Christian Marclay, Carsten Nicolai, Ryochi Kurokawa, and many others. The display image of the entire show is by La Spada. In 2011 he created a 600-people performance in Piazza Duomo, Milan, a big human tree to raise awareness over pollution. In 2014 his digital manipulation were shown in ‘Tate Loud Collective’, in Tate Britain. In 2015 his artwork ‘Migrants’ was digitally displeyed at Louvre, Exposure Award. In the same year in October the artist present at Triennale a Milano ‘Sublimis’, his interdisciplinare project related with Humans and Water, developed in collaboration with international scientists and artists, as Ryuichi Sakamoto who create the music composition ‘Shizen no Koe’.The same project was presented also in Seaport Museum, New York, in 2016. Always in 2016 he had his solo-exhibition ”Underwater” at Ecomuseo del Mare, Palermo. Giuseppe is a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (New York). He lives and works in Milan. www.giuseppelaspada.com