Based in Chicago, U.S. and Guardistallo, Italy, Ferrari Studios is an interdisciplinary collective space shared between sculptor Virginio Ferrari, his video artist son Marco G. Ferrari and other family members who work in performance art, literature, graphic design and photography. Ferrari Studios creatively bridges Italy and Chicago to inaugurate projects where artists and scholars collaborate to engage with the public and revitalize ideas and spaces.
Since immigrating to Chicago from Verona, Italy in the early sixties, sculptor Virginio Ferrari established a collaborative openness to work with international artists, architects, scholars, and galleries creating opportunitiesin both his adopted city and native land. Inspired by this tradition and the desire to form new modes of production, Virginio’s son Marco G. Ferrari manages Ferrari Studios’ initiatives ranging from workshops, happenings and exhibitions.
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Ferrari Studios is open to the public by appointment only. The Chicago studio is located on the South Branch of the Chicago River in the Bridgeport Art Center, a converted 1911 warehouse built by Albert Pick & Co. The Tuscany studio with an outdoor sculpture garden is located in the countryside of the medieval town of Guardistallo (Provence of Pisa). The Mediterranean Sea lies 10 km East and Volterra stands 20 km to the West, while the Carrra marble queries where Virginio often works is 90 minutes to the north.
Ferrari Studios has hosted internships from the School of the Art Institute MFA program, the University of Chicago undergraduate program and young professionals from diverse backgrounds. It is a generative environment open to anyone interested in learning through working. Internships can be geared toward the interest of the individual depending on current projects. Responsibilities range from research in contemporary art and production assistance in sculpture, film and exhibit curation. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ferrari Studios is open to new partnerships and support from individuals and organizations. If you are interested in learning more about our programs please email us email@example.com.
ADDRESSES / PLACES
Bridgeport Arts Center
1200 W. 35th Street, River Level
Chicago, IL 60609
Via di Sant'Agata 9
56040 Guardistallo (PI)
General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marco G. Ferrari | Video Artist & FS Director: email@example.com
Virginio Ferrari | Sculptor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marisa Ferrari | Photographer & FS Administrator: email@example.com