Artist residency n. 1 / Susan Cianciolo
Susan Cianciolo is the first artist in residence at Martina Simeti. She will spend over a month across June and July 2019 half in Milano and half in Sicily, where Cianciolo’s family has its origin. The result of this summer residency will be exhibited at Martina Simeti’s gallery between 18 September and 19 November 2019. This show will immediately follow « GOD LIFE. Modern House on Land Outside Game Table », an exhibition dedicated to Susan Cianciolo by the South London Gallery, in London (20 June - 1 September 2019). During Susan Cianciolo’s stay in Milano a screening of her videos will be organized. 


Born in 1969 Susan Cianciolo in Rhode Island (USA) Susan Cianciolo is an artist-designer-filmmaker, who knows no boundaries. Her oeuvre, spans clothing, handcrafted tapestry, drawing, collage, mobiles, as well as performance, challenging the dichotomies of art and design. In the 90s, Cianciolo initiated RUN, first a clothing line produced collaboratively, involving family and friends, often made from found or recycled garments and textiles, which has become a cult in the New York’s avant-garde art and fashion scene. It then "became an umbrella for a wide range of propositions that have operated sometimes in tandem with collections and sometimes independently of them, and that continue to this day" (Art Forum). One of the earliest was RUN Restaurant, an establishment that existed for a month at New York’s Alleged Galleries in 2001 and was recreated in 2017 for the Whitney Biennial in NYC. Other important recent exhibitions were held at Bridget Donahue, NYC, Modern Art, London and Overduin & Co., Los Angeles. Cianciolo teaches at the Pratt Institute in New York.