Standpoint residencies facilitate artist development and enable the production of new work in a supportive environment, encouraging artistic exchange and collective working. The residencies are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants.
We are delighted to welcome our new residency artist Valentino Vannini to Standpoint.
Cruising as a queer act of defiance and resilience against social norms defines the subject of Vannini’s practice. Installations, sculptures, prints and drawings explore this liminal territory. The performative act of searching for sex translated into Vannini’s making is imbued with anticipation, loneliness, anonymity, and desire. His work aims to understand how to navigate this elusive environment. While not speaking directly about the body, it traces its presence and unmakes the frames of its representation.
Vannini will be presenting work from his residency at Standpoint in January 2024.
b.1976, Florence, Italy. Recent MA graduate in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School. Recipient of the Sculpture Award, Studio West Gallery, London.
Standpoint residencies facilitate artist development and enable the production of new work in a supportive environment, encouraging artistic exchange and collective working. The 8 week residencies are designed to be flexible and responsive to the project, needs and desired outcomes of individual participants. This residency is in partnership with City & Guilds Art School.
In 2010 Standpoint initiated the Standpoint Futures visual arts residency programme, a unique opportunity that offers artists from regional UK an intensive introduction to London, and nurtures exchange between London and the wider UK art world. Over this time Standpoint has supported 25 regional artists, providing studio space, accommodation and a bespoke programme of mentoring with leading arts professionals. The programme has received an overwhelmingly positive response and been recognised as an important resource for London curators, gallerists and artists, as well as for our participating artists.
After eight successful years, Standpoint Futures has now completed. However we are delighted that ‘Futures Residency’ has formed a new partnership with Chisenhale Studios, who hosted the last programme, and to whom we wish every success for the continued development of the project.
Further information about Futures Residencies is available at chisenhale.co.uk
Standpoint would like to thank all the artists, funders and partner organisations, from across the UK who have supported the programme.
Visit our Futures Residencies Blog
We are grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, Chisenhale Studios and the Fenton Arts Trust.
Chisenhale Studios: chisenhale.co.uk
Castlefield Gallery: castlefieldgallery.co.uk
Plymouth Art Centre: plymouthartscentre.org
The Fenton Arts Trust: fentonartstrust.org.uk
Arts Council England: artscouncil.org.uk
Arts Council Wales: arts.wales