Maeve Brennan

Maeve Brennan is an artist and filmmaker based in London. Her practice explores the political and historical resonance of material and place. Working primarily with moving image as well as installation, sculpture and printed matter, she develops long-term investigations led by personal encounters. Adopting a documentary approach, Brennan gains intimacy and proximity with her subjects, producing complex and layered accounts that disrupt dominant representations. With a particular focus on forms of expertise that encompass an associated physical practice – geologists, archaeologists, architects, mechanics, embroiderers – her works excavate the multiple narratives latent in material itself.

Brennan graduated from Goldsmiths in 2012 and was a fellow at the Home Workspace Programme at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013–14). Recent solo exhibitions include Chisenhale Gallery, London; Spike Island, Bristol; The Whitworth, University of Manchester; Mother’s Tankstation, Dublin; Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Turku, Finland and Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria. Her films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam; FILMADRID; Sheffield Doc Fest and Sonic Acts, Amsterdam. She received the Jerwood/FVU Award 2018 and is the current Stanley Picker Art & Design Fellow (2019–22). Her work will be included in the forthcoming British Art Show 9 (2021-22).


Giulia Colletti

Giulia Colletti is an art historian and curator. Her research feeds into complex cartographies, liminal existences, and marginal grammars. She is in charge of the Public Programs and Digital Sphere at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea. She has been recently appointed member of the Curatorial Board of the 19th Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean. Colletti holds a joint Master of Letters in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) at The Glasgow School of Art and The University of Glasgow. She has been a Visiting Lecturer of The Glasgow School of Art and the recipient of UK Young Artist Research Fellowship 2019. In 2017, she was Visiting Curator at The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow. Her professional experience includes curatorial and editorial training positions respectively at CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts Glasgow; at OFF Biennale Budapest (2015); and at 56. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte La Biennale di Venezia. She has independently curated an array of exhibitions with artists including Elisabetta Benassi; Sarah Browne; Marcel Broodthaers; Núria Güell; Adelita Husni-Bey; Hanne Lippard; Wolfgang Tillmans; and Sue Tompkins, amongst others. In her capacities at Castello di Rivoli, she has recently coordinated the exhibition and co-edited the monograph Giuseppe Penone. Incidences of the Void (2019).