Ornaghi & Prestinari (Valentina Ornaghi b. 1986 and Claudio Prestinari b. 1984, Milan Italy)
are two Italian artists whose education in architecture and industrial design has meant that their works often consider the balance between art and craft, production and creation, and the industrial and the artisan. They also embody a tantalizing beauty.
Working with materials and developing methods is an opportunity for Ornaghi & Prestinari to experiment with new possibilities. They welcome any constraint intrinsic to the material. The difficulties or solutions to be found become part of the path of production. This interest in how the aspect of form is linked to the essence of material is essential to the dialogue they try to establish with the surrounding reality. The fundamental idea is to make things exist together rather than separately.
Etel Adnan Ai Weiwei Leila Alaoui Juan Araujo Kader Attia Daniel Buren Cai Guo-Qiang Alejandro Campins Iván Capote Yoan Capote Loris Cecchini Elizabet Cerviño Chen Zhen Nikhil Chopra Marcelo Cidade Jonathas De Andrade Berlinde De Bruyckere Leandro Erlich Carlos Garaicoa Osvaldo González Antony Gormley Gu Dexin Shilpa Gupta Subodh Gupta Carsten Höller JR Ilya & Emilia Kabakov Zhanna Kadyrova Kan Xuan Anish Kapoor André Komatsu Jannis Kounellis Luis López-Chávez Jorge Macchi Ahmed Mater Cildo Meireles José Manuel Mesías Sabrina Mezzaqui Margherita Morgantin Moataz Nasr Hans Op de Beeck Ornaghi & Prestinari Giovanni Ozzola Susana Pilar Michelangelo Pistoletto Kiwon Park Qiu Zhijie Tobias Rehberger Arcangelo Sassolino Manuela Sedmach Serse Kiki Smith Nedko Solakov Marta Spagnoli José Antonio Suárez Londoño Hiroshi Sugimoto Sun Yuan & Peng Yu Pascale Marthine Tayou Armando Testa Nari Ward Sislej Xhafa José Yaque Zhuang Hui