In 2017 Social Soups begins a collaboration with the CREA – Centro di ricerca Orticoltura e Florovivaismo in Sanremo. This research institute for agrarian nutrition has scientific competences in agriculture, aquaculutre, forestry, nutrition and socio-economics.
CREA will host the interdisciplinary artist Serena Porrati 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, Porrati will present her work.
Serena Porrati lives between London and Milan. She graduated in Art and Technology at the Academy of Fine Art of Brera (Milan), and at Central Saint Martins (London) where in 2013 she achieved a Master in Art and Science.
Her research questions the relative distance that separates us from the non-human and the inorganic. Her practice engages with the industrial and the geological, nature and artifice, as well as with ideas of control and chance – issues that speak beyond the language of art and art history, to our environment and society.
She has been selected in occasion of several shows, and art-residencies, recent prizes she has won include MostynOpen19 (2015) and Fomas prize (2016).