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Patricia Evangelista & José-Luis HurtadoPresentations

Join us on Monday, May 31st at 6:00 PM at the Castle for Patricia Evangelista and José-Luis Hurtado Presentations. Patricia Evangelista, Writing, Philippines (she/her)Patricia Evangelista is a trauma journalist and former investigative reporter for Philippine news company Rappler. Her reporting on armed conflict and disaster was awarded the Kate Webb Prize for exceptional journalism in dangerous conditions. She was a recipient […]

“Making History More Accessible Through Art”: Annu Palakunnathu Matthew in URI’s Research Magazine

“Annu Palakunnathu Matthew [(CRF 2021)] discovered the story of the 2.5 million Indians who fought in World War II (WWII) while researching the Partition of British India. For Matthew, her artwork asks if these soldiers’ personal contributions can be acknowledged – that sense of injustice drives much of her art. ‘Few wanted to recognize the […]

Civitella Ranieri at Salone del Libro in Turin

Last week the city of Turin hosted the 35th Salone del Libro, a major cultural festival and book fair in Italy. Civitella Ranieri partnered with the Fondazione Merz and hopefulmonster publishing house to organize “Decolonizzare il racconto del mondo,” a panel discussion with authors Ubah Cristina Ali Farah (CRF 2019), Sinan Antoon, Paola Caridi (CRF 2021) e Patricia Evangelista (CRF 2023). Starting with works by Ali Farah and Antoon, the four lecturers discussed the […]

Jules Gimbrone & Manuel Pessoa de LimaPresentations

Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 6:00 PM for Jules Gimbrone and Manuel Pessoa de Lima Presentations. Jules Gimbrone, Fellow, Visual Arts, USA (he/they)Jules Gimbrone is invested in reflecting how an illegible and contested subjectivity listens, discerns, and responds to the rigidity of quantitative measurement systems and demands a broadening of the solidified singular “real” […]

Civitella Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

To honor our many AAPI Fellows, Civitella highlights Use Your Voice #StopAsianHate, the most recent work by US-based visual artist Mizin Shin (CRF 2022). Born and raised in South Korea, Shin focuses on both traditional and contemporary printmaking practices to promote a multidisciplinary approach to the medium. Her work has been shown internationally at institutions across the United States, […]

Daniel Dìaz Mantilla & Tara Westover Presentations

Join us Monday, May 22nd, 2023 at 6:00 PM for Daniel Dìaz Mantilla and Tara Westover Presentations. Daniel Díaz Mantilla, Writing, Cuba, (he/him)Daniel Díaz Mantilla (Havana, 1970) has published Las palmeras domésticas (short stories, 1996), en·trance (short novel, 1998), Templos y turbulencias (poetry, 2004), Regreso a Utopía (novel, 2008), Los senderos despiertos (poetry, 2009), El […]

Tomeka Reid Concert with Hear in Now

Join us on Saturday, May 20th at 5:30 PM for a concert by the string trio Hear in Now at the Civitella Ranieri Castle. With 2023 Civitella Fellow Tomeka Reid‘s cello, Mazz Swift‘s violin/voice, and Silvia Bolognesi‘s double bass, the trio composes and improvises fluidly between free jazz, contemporary classical, folk music, and avant-garde.  Tomeka Reid, Music, USACellist and composer Tomeka Reid […]

Civitella Celebrates AAPI Heritage Month

AAPI month, held every May, is a time to honor the contributions Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have made to our history, society, and culture. Civitella celebrates our AAPI Fellows and spotlights Japanese-American writer Asako Serizawa (CRF 2022). Serizawa’s debut novel Inheritors won the 2021 PEN/Open Book Award and The Story Prize Spotlight Award. It was a Massachusetts Book Awards […]

Angèle Etoundi Essamba at 1-54 New York

Angèle Etoundi Essamba (CRF 2022) will participate in the upcoming 1-54 art fair in New York, from Thursday, May 18 – Sunday, May 21, 2023. Angèle will participate alongside galerie Carole Kvasnevski who will feature works from her series Renaissance. Make sure to stop by and say hi!

Tribeca Gallery Tour at Civitella NYC

On Thursday, May 25th at 3:30, artists and friends Robert Raphael (CRF 2018) and Francesco Simeti (CRF 2012, Advisory Council Member) will lead us through a handful of galleries and art institutions, then back to the office for wine and cheese. We’ll meet gallerists, walk over cobblestones and through doorways with cast-iron Corinthian columns, look at a variety of […]