NOVEMBER 2011 - JANUARY 2012

PALATTI (International artist group)

PALATTI is a nomadically acting initiative of artists of different origins that realizes common temporary working periods and exhibitions at chosen places in the whole world. The collective of artists from the most different countries teamed up six years ago and has been working in Istanbul (2010), Buenos Aires (2010), or Chonquing in China (2009). The profound involvement with the given place in which PALATTI settles for a limited period of time is hereby the decisive starting point for the emerging artistical works.

For more information visit: http://www.palatti.net/

Palatti Leipzig consists of:

Sara Pape García (NL/ES)
was born in Eindhoven the Netherlands and lives in The Hague. She studied at the St. Joost Academie in Breda and at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Her work has been exhibited in shows in the Netherlands, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, China and Kosovo. In 2006 she was invited for a residency by the European Ceramic Work Centre in 's Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands, as part of a programme of Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes.
Javier Barrio y Lipperheide (AR)
was born in 1981 and is based in Buenos Aires. He graduates in Sociology at the University of Buenos Aires in 2006. He obtains the scholarship FNA-EcuNHi in 2009. Since 2009 he directs the Glyptodonts Museum, a collection of pieces, stories, actions and situations that show the relationship between myth, science and nation. He received a grant from the National Fund for the Arts for the film-project La ruta de Gernika (2010).
Aurelio Kopainig (CH/DE)
was born in Switzerland and lives in Berlin. He studied at the School of Art and Design in Zürich, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and at the San Francisco Art Institute. His shows include exhibitions in the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland and Argentina. In 2008 he received the Swiss Art Award. He participated in the residency programmes of El Basilisco, Buenos Aires, and Casino Luxembourg, Forum d'art contemporain.
Julia Mensch (AR)
was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied at the School of Fine Arts Manuel Belgrano and at the National University of Art, IUNA, in Buenos Aires, where she realized her thesis La valija roja  with  Eduardo Molinari as Thesis Director. She took part in the residency programs Villa Sträuli in Winterthur, Switzerland and Blumen in Leipzig, Germany. Her shows include exhibitions in Argentina, Canada, China, Germany and Switzerland. She currently studies as a guest student at Hito Steyerl’s class at the UDK, Berlin, Germany. She lives and works in Berlin and Buenos Aires.
Aimé Pastorino (AR)
was born in El Bolsón, Río Negro, Argentina. She studied at the National University of Art IUNA with the professors Patricio Larrambebere, Eduardo Molinari, Juan Carlos Romero and Estebán Alvarez; She took workshops given by Patricio Bosch and Alicia Romero. Her solo exhibitions include: “Lo que está en Boga” (2011) in the community radio “La Tribu” and “Progreso” (2010) at the gallery Proyecto A. She participated in various group exhibitions as well. In 2010 she took part in a residency project and group exhibition in Argentina called Proyecto Bicente supported by Fondo Nacional de las Artes.
Gachi Rosati (AR)
was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She studied at the National University of Art, IUNA in Buenos Aires where she works now as an assistant professor for Eduardo Molinari´s class. She studied painting with Patricio Larrambebere. Her solo exhibitions include: “Inventario de Pintor“ at Centro Cultural Recoleta (2010). She also participated in group exhibitions and took part of “Proyecto Bicente 2010/11“ a residence and exhibition in Argentina supported by Fondo Nacional de las Artes.