Galleria Continua
San Gimignano
Beijing
Les Moulins
Habana

Valentina Ornaghi and Claudio Prestinari began their university education at the Polytechnic of Milan, graduating respectively in Industrial Design and Architecture. They both continued to study at the IUAV in Venice.

Ornaghi and Prestinari have participated in various workshops and residencies, including Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’Arte (Turin, 2011) and VIR-Via Farini in Residence (Milan, 2013).

In 2012, they won the Regione Veneto prize and received a grant from Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa (Venice). In 2014, Ornaghi and Prestinari had a solo exhibition Familiare at the Galleria Continua (San Gimignano).

In 2016 they have participated at Artista x Artista, the first international artist residency program in Havana (Cuba) and they had their first solo exhibition in New York curated by Vittorio Calabrese, the art director of Magazzino Italian Art, at the New York University - Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.

In 2017, they have produced a number of works relating to Giorgio Morandi which were exhibited at MAMbo - Casa Morandi (Bologna).

Ornaghi and Prestinari have taken part in several international exhibitions, both in experimental spaces and institutions, including Museum Voorlinden, Wassenaar, 2016; Aguila de Oro, Havana, 2016; Le Centquatre, Paris, 2015; Palazzo Reale, Milan, 2015; Museo Pietro Canonica of Villa Borghese, Rome, 2015; Biblioteca Ariostea, Ferrara, 2013; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, 2012; Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs, 2012; GMB - Centre for Contemporary Art, Bratislava, 2012; Hamburg Kunsthaus, Hamburg, 2012; KCCC -Klaïpeda Culture Communication Center, Klaïpeda, 2012; La Fabrique, Mountrouge, 2011; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, 2009.

Study and Teaching

2015

Dynamo Camp, workshop with Dynamo children, San Marcello Pistoiese (PT), IT

Artista X Artista, curated by Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, La Habana, CU

2014

Conversation, curated by Claudia Santeroni, The blank residency, Bergamo, IT

Fondazione Spinola-Banna per l’arte, tutor: Liliana Moro-Mario Airò, Poirino (TO), IT

2013

VIR Viafarini-in-residence, curated by Simone Frangi, Milan, IT

Effetto Venturi, workshop with Gianni Pettena, curated by Peep Hole, Museo del ‘900, Milan, IT

2012

Penso con le mie ginocchia, workshop per la Cattedrale, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, IT

2011-2009

IUAV visiting professors: Lewiz Baltz, Tania Bruguera, Enrico David, Antoni Muntadas, Francesco Vezzoli, Cesare Pietrosi, Venice, IT

2011

In un luogo imprecisato, opera radiofonica con Liliana Moro, curated by Lelio Aiello, Bologna, IT

Fondazione Spinola-Banna per l’arte, visiting professor: Massimo Bartolini, Poirino (TO), IT

Museo dell’arte italiana in Esilio, workshop with Cesare Pietroiusti, 54° Biennale di Venezia, IT

Solo Exhibitions

2017

Grigio lieve, Casa Morandi, Bologna, IT

Solo Show, MIC, Faenza, IT

STILLE, Villa Pacchiani, Santa Croce sull'Arno, IT

2016

Ornaghi & Prestinari, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, New York University, New York,  USA

Artista X Artista, Open Studio, La Habana, CU

2014

Amoir Libre, Dedar, Paris, FR

Familiare, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT 

2013

Pentagona: un percorso a Ferrara dopo il terremoto, Palazzo Paradiso- Biblioteca Comunale Ariostea, Ferrara, IT

Group Exhibitions

2017

Mythologies,  Palazzo Palmieri, Monopoli, IT

2016

The Habit of a Foreign Sky, FutureDome, Milan, IT

Full Moon, Voorlinden Museum, Wassenaar, NL

Micr∞nde, The Blank Residency, Bergamo, IT

Substantial, curated by Ginevra Bria, The Open Box, Milan, IT

Artista X Artista (III), curated by Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, La Habana, CU

Homeworks in gita, curated by Samuele Menin, Careof, Milan, IT

Linea del tempo annodata, StudiFestival #2, Milan, IT

YOU + ME = US, Arte Continua, Aguila de Oro, La Habana, CU

2015

ArtLine, curated by Roberto Pinto and Sara Dolfi Agostini, Palazzo Reale, Milan, IT

Talent Prize, Museo Pietro Canonica in Villa Borghese, Rome, IT

Rebuilding the future, curated by Marco Pierini in collaboration with Laura Barreca, Andrea Bruciati and Claudia Loffelholz, Chiesa dei Cavalieri di Malta, Siracusa, IT

Follia Continua! Les 25 ans de GALLERIA CONTINUA, curated by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, Le Centquatre, Paris, FR

Homeworks, Esercizio numero 1, Corso Monforte, Milano, IT

Ever Present Past, Relais La Suvera, Casole d'Elsa (SI), IT

Milano Roma Palermo Torino, StudiFestival #1, Milan, IT

2014

On another scale, curated by Ricardo Sardenberg, GALLERIA CONTINUA, San Gimignano, IT

Extradelicato 2, via privata Pantelleria, Milan, IT

2013

Come se tutti avessero smesso di respirare nello stesso istante, curated by Lelio Aiello, Zola Predosa (BO), IT

Open studio VIR Viafarini-in-residence, curated by Simone Frangi, Milan, IT

Tutta colpa dell’amore, Premio d’arte città di Treviglio, curated by Sara Fontana, ALT, Alzano Lombardo (BG), IT

Jeune Création Européenne, (November 2012-January) Galerie im traklhaus, Salzburg, AT and  (April-June) Museu Amadeo De Souza Cardoso, Amarante, PR

2012

96ma collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di San Marco, Venice, IT

Tutta colpa dell’amore, Premio d’arte città di Treviglio, curated by Sara Fontana, Museo della Torre, Treviglio, IT

The Self-Moving Number, curated by Sils project, Duende studios, Rotterdam, NL

Jeune Création Européenne, touring biennal of young artists: (October-November) Zsolnay Cultural Quarter, Pécs, HU; (June-July) GMB - Centre for Contemporary Art, Bratislava, SK; (April-May) Hamburg Kunsthaus, Hamburg, DE; (February-March) KCCC - Klaïpeda Culture Communication Center, Klaïpeda, LT

Extracurricular Activity, curated by Daniele Capra, Superfluo, Padova, IT

2011

Jeune Création Européenne, (October-November) La Fabrique, Mountrouge, FR

Senza Soggetto - Sul fare, workshop by Enrico David, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venice, IT

2010

Il museo immaginario, workshop by Antoni Muntadas, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzetto Tito, Venice, IT

Cielo di pietra, curated by Francesco Vezzoli, Pietro Rigolo and Claudia Cremonini, Ca d’Oro, Venice, IT

2009

Ogni limite ha una pazienza (Esperienze non lineari del tempo), curated by Cesare Pietroiusti and Filipa Ramos, Fondazione Gervasuti, Venice, IT

XIV Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean, BJCEM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, MK

Quotidiana 09, curated by Teresa Iannotta and Stefania Schiavon, Palazzo Trevisan, Padova, IT

Awards

2017

Under35 prize SIAE/Sillumina, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, IT

2015

Talent Prize, Finalist, Museo Pietro Canonica, Rome, IT

2012

Premio Regione Veneto, 96ma collettiva Giovani Artisti, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT

2009

A box of dreams, menzione d’onore, Fondazione Claudio Buziol, Venice, IT

Residences

2017

Residenza d'artista Faenza, Museo Carlo Zauli, Faenza, IT 

2015

Artista X Artista, artist residence curated by Estudio Carlos Garaicoa, La Habana, CU

2013

VIR Viafarini-in-residence, curated by Simone Frangi, Milan, IT

Periodicals

2016

Lunghi Leda, Intervista, Julietartmagazine
http://julietartmagazine.com/it/intervista-valentina-ornaghi-claudio-prestinari/

Bria Ginevra, Ornaghi & Prestinari (interview), in "Artribune" n°31, 2016 

Tognon Paola, Talent Zoom: Ornaghi & Prestinari, in “Exibart on paper”, n° 92, Gennaio-Febbraio, 2016

2015

Adami Martina, Ornaghi & Prestinari, in “Inside Art”, n°104, 2015

2014

Raimondi Stefano; Santeroni Claudia, Ornaghi & Prestinari. Conversation 3, 2014, Lubrina-LEB

Cecchelli Nicola, Ornaghi&Prestinari, in “Flash Art Italia”, n° 316, Maggio-Giugno, Milan, 2014

Innocenti Matteo, Ornaghi&Prestinari, http://atpdiary.com/, 9th april 2014

Conta Silvia, Ornaghi&Prestinari: Della chiave a stella, in “Espoarte”, n° 84, Trimestre 2, 2014

2013

Pagliuca Francesca, Ornaghi&Prestinari: Dialogo e Confronto, in “Flash Art Italia”, n° 309, March-April, Milan, 2013