MANIFESTO

[AWI]’s Manifesto was written collectively in the spring of 2020 and published on May 1st 2020, when [AWI] was still an informal group. Collective writing was a fundamental practice for self-determination, to bring out a common feeling and to define shared goals and corresponding lines of action, in order to demand the right protections from the government during the first lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Manifesto photographs that specific historical moment, and at the same time identifies a number of structural problems, as well as long-term objectives, which are still current and urgent. This is why we ask you to read it and, if you identify yourself in what is written, to sign it and share it. To date, 870 people have signed it. Please, sign it too. Together we are stronger!

[WHO IS AWI]

[ART WORKERS ITALIA] is an informal, autonomous, and non-partisan group of contemporary art workers formed in response to the current crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

[AWI] includes all figures who operate within public and private organisations and institutions for contemporary art – such as museums, foundations, cultural associations, universities, independent spaces, galleries – and/or those who carry out freelance work in collaboration with these organisations. Together, we have convened under [AWI] to communicate our demands with a single [INDEPENDENT VOICE].

We are [ART WORKERS]: artists, performers, curators, assistant curators, researchers, museum educators, art handlers, producers, lighting and sound technicians, registrars, video makers, art critics, art writers, art historians, invigilators, couriers, gallery assistants, project managers, consultants, coordinators, conservators, graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, animators, studio assistants, communication and social media managers, and press office staff.

[ART WORKERS ITALIA]

The name [ART WORKERS ITALIA][1] underlines our [LOCAL AND TRANSNATIONAL] perspectives: our analysis of working conditions is informed by the international community of contemporary art workers, while our understanding of workers and their needs is rooted in the historical and political context of Italy, in dialogue with other initiatives supporting [PRECARIOUS CULTURAL WORK].

[WHY WAS AWI FOUNDED?]

[AWI] was founded in response to the social and economic [CRISIS] caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of us, the crisis has resulted in the suspension and/or loss of jobs and projects. Furthermore, these self-same employment arrangements have been the reason for exclusion, in most cases, from any form of social safety net or [PROTECTION] envisaged by the government in the “Cura Italia” decree, such as the cash supplement for unemployed workers or one-off bonus paid by INPS (National Institute for Social Security).

The criticality of the situation, amplified by the increase in demand for unpaid digital content during the quarantine by public and private entities, has clearly revealed several [STRUCTURAL PROBLEMS] of the sector. The majority of our work is [IRREGULAR] and [FRAGMENTED], defined by atypical and intermittent contracts, creating an [UNTENABLE] working situation. Furthermore, the lack of protective entities specific to our needs weakens the bargaining power at our disposal. Together with the fact that our wages often neither adequately compensate for the hours and quality of work done, nor the training and experience required, these conditions render our current working circumstances extremely [VULNERABLE]. 

All of this occurs in a sector in which wages barely above the poverty line coexist with the standards and regulations of the luxury goods industry, where an unacceptable percentage of unofficial and [UNAUTHORISED WORK] is simultaneously accompanied by high levels of education. It is in this context that, instead of monetary remuneration, alternative forms of “compensation” are imposed, with promises of exposure, networking, and building one’s reputation for the sake of a future (yet uncertain) position.

This is supported by an [ELITIST SYSTEM][2] which complicity incentivises a dynamic of competition and [SELF-EXPLOITATION]. Ultimately, this situation undermines a healthy working environment based on respect for skills, training, experience, and collaboration.

[WHAT DOES AWI DO?]

[AWI] voices [MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES AND NEEDS] through [COLLABORATIVE AND SELF-DIRECTED] inquiry, forming a critical mass and advocating for the inalienable right for the recognition of our status as workers, and along with it our subsequent rights and obligations. The organisation is divided into [COMMITTEES], according to different areas of focus, in order to articulate concrete proposals both in response to the ongoing emergency and in the long term.

[AWI] aims to define, develop, and provide operational [TOOLS] that provide support concerning ethical, political, legal and contractual nature. Our areas of focus include: strengthening and developing definitive measures of protection; studying the [SPECIFICITIES] of the non-profit sector; researching historical workers’ [STRUGGLES] in Italy; creating a comparative analysis of [GOOD PRACTICES] already tested in EU and non-EU countries; and identifying and coordinating with other national and international initiatives to protect [COGNITIVE LABOUR]. 

[ETHICAL PRINCIPLES OF AWI]

[AWI] upholds the principles of [INCLUSIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY] as fundamental prerequisites of ethical conduct. We cannot, and we refuse, to discount the necessary solidarity with all workers who are underpaid and exploited. Furthermore, we strive towards a systemic change supporting an [EGALITARIAN FUTURE] for all [MARGINALISED IDENTITIES] in respect to gender, ethnicity, class, ability, sexual orientation, religion, age, and nationality.

AWI [IS NOT] an artistic or curatorial project – rather, it is a non-hierarchical and collective undertaking.

[GOALS OF AWI]

Our strategic perspective, in the short and long term, is to focus on the [RECOGNITION] of the profession of contemporary art workers, the [REGULATION]

of employment relationships, the [REDISTRIBUTION] of resources, and the reform and [RESTRUCTURING] of the entire sector.

Building upon previous efforts undertaken by others, Art Workers Italia is currently working in dialogue with several research institutions, universities, foundations, and cooperatives: to conduct [SURVEYS] designed to provide quantitative and qualitative information regarding contemporary art workers in Italy; provide training materials for professionals working within the sector; and develop a [CODE OF CONDUCT] specific to cultural work, that acknowledges its financial and value-extraction operations.

[COVID-19 EMERGENCY REQUESTS]

Following requests already made by other social and cultural sectors, AWI asks the Italian government for:

  • [BASIC ECONOMIC SUPPORT] corresponding to the gravity of the situation;
  • The extension of the measures already outlined in the “Cura Italia” decree to those who do not yet have a [SOCIAL SAFETY NET], a condition that affects the majority of the people who work in the sector, as they are subject to intermittent employment contracts or contingent work, and thus reach the minimum days of employment necessary with difficulty;
  • Confirmation of the appropriations provided by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism regarding projects and events scheduled for 2020-2021 and, where necessary, the reallocation of funds for research and production activities; 
  • Fiscal and tax relief, such as the extension of the 2019 tax balance for the current year; the suspension of advance payment under “Gestione Separata INPS” (Separate Management INPS) for self-employed workers, whether as a lump sum or otherwise; the suspension of Synthetic Indices of Tax Reliability (ISA); and finally, the lessening of rents – through tax credit – for non-profit associations and other premises used for artistic production – including [ARTIST STUDIOS];
  • A policy addressing the [COMPENSATION] of digital and online art production.

[LONG-TERM GOALS]

Together with various institutions and entities, AWI will work towards the long-term goals concerning the following macro-themes: worker protection, the establishment of designated funds, and the reassessment of a system of increased competition and professionalisation. We aim to create an overarching organisation that can connect a constellation of individuals and associations, representing their collective needs and demands within the [PUBLIC SPHERE]. These include:

  • Developing a [PROFESSIONAL CHARTER] for those working in the contemporary arts, modelled after the National Chart of Museum professions (2006);
  • Identifying key points in the current legislation applicable to contractual [EMPLOYEE] positions; developing legal forms that more accurately reflect current working situations, with the intent of proposing one or more drafts for future models of national contracts relevant to the different roles within the field of contemporary art;
  • Creating new ATECO codes (Italian Classification of Economic Activity), or revising pre-existing ATECO codes, for [INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS] to adequately address more specific needs and extend to them legal protection such as unemployment benefits, sick leave, maternity leave, and parental leave;
  • Proposing [FAIR COMPENSATION] for services rendered by artists and arts professionals (such as exhibitions, performances, public conferences, workshops, screenings, reproductions for commercial and non-commercial use, exhibition installation, curation, etc.), in addition to promoting and monitoring the widespread use of these standards;
  • Requesting the Italian government to adhere by guidelines such as the “Social Status of Artists” European Parliament resolution of 7th June 2007 on the social status of artists 2006/2249(INI) and their subsequent updates that take into consideration existing industry needs;
  • Enabling access to [DESIGNATED FUNDS] in Europe dedicated to the production and acquisition of artworks, artistic training, and professional research and development, to be available regionally and nationally;
  • Proposing the establishment of a [FUND FOR VISUAL ARTISTS] by expanding upon the pre-existing INPS PSMSAD (Fund for Painters, Sculptors, Musicians, Writers and Dramatic Authors);
  • Calling for funding to be more transparent, inclusive, and reflective of current practices of cultural production, as well as arts education, by restructuring the current [SYSTEM OF OPEN CALLS AND GRANTS]. To this end, we ask for public funding to be conditional upon the fair remuneration of all the artists and professionals involved;
  • Expanding the number of entities and activities who can benefit from [PATRONAGE] – such as Art Bonus – and provide additional tax deduction for donations made to support contemporary art;
  • Facilitating [SPONSORSHIP] in contemporary art by bridging the information gap between possible sponsors and sponsees;
  • Promoting [PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT] for artists, [ARTISTIC STUDIES], and the role of education in contemporary art in the education system in Italy.

[CONCLUSION]


Contemporary art workers operate at all levels of national and international cultural production, in both breadth and depth. Collectively, the sector does not only impact the [SOCIAL COHESION] of a community but also its [INTELLECTUAL AND CIVIC GROWTH], carrying significant economic repercussions across the country.

This manifesto[3] represents the first step away from an unjustifiable and unacceptable condition of [INVISIBILITY], towards the goal of full civil and political recognition that takes into account the fundamental role, and its specificities, that contemporary art professionals occupy within the larger sphere of local and global cultural production. 

Giulia Mengozzi

Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti

Elena Mazzi

Rosario Sorbello

Amos Cappuccio

Virginia Lupo

Francesca Masoero

Rebecca Moccia

Annalisa Pellino

Federico Pozuelo

Clara Scola

Davide Sgambaro

Alex Tripodi

Marta Bianchi

Bernardo Follini

Guido Tarricone

Riccardo Rudi

Eleonora Castagna

Lucia Bricco

Manuela Buttiglione

Cristina Masturzo

Christian Paris

Kęstutis Šapoka

Michele Lamacchia

Teresa Satta

Luca Pucci

Sara Benaglia

Lucia Trevisan

Fiona Winning

Chiara Jaya Baldassarri

Marta Naturale

Paul Hawkins

Lorenzo Casali

Eliana Romanelli

Anna Franceschini

Elisa Strinna

Haejee Park

Pietro Viti

Linda Di Pietro

Luisella Carnelli

Fabio Ranzolin

Giorgia Pinzauti

Simona Salerno

Marco Antelmi

Silvia Bramati

Davide Marcianesi

Silvia Sfligiotti

Maria Chiara Ciaccheri

Marianna Tassy

Luca Asta

Léna Lewis-King

Nataliya Teslenko

Leonardo Avesani

Erica Giacomazzi

Sara Conforti

Elena Ceretti Stein

Melania Andronic

Viviana Pozzoli

Vanessa Thill

Luca Bessi

Francesca Pionati

Chris Rocchegiani

Caroline Liou

Chiara Nuzzi

Carlo Martino

Eugenia Delfini

Marco Ranieri

Vitaliia Fedorova

Alan Ixba

Federico Arani

Rosa Lacavalla

Lorenzo Missoni

Olmo Costa

Alessia Volpe

Arianna Maestrale

Selina Bonelli

Valentina Gallo

Maria Marzia Minelli

Alice Colantuoni

Giacomo Briano

Roberto Paolini

Agnes Kohlmeyer

Domenico Garofalo

Raffaele Greco

Lorena Spurio

Alba Zari

Irene Dell’Orco

Giulia Marini

Arianna Sollazzo

Arianna Marchesan

Lavinia Trucco

Giulia Palomba

Start. associazione culturale

per l’arte contemporanea

Valentina Tebala

Elena Della Corna

Carlo Corona

Ilaria Goglia

Sara De Martino

Renato Romito

Lucia Fiorani

anita sciano

Giulia Floris

Stefano Ferrari

INCURVA

Sofia Baldi

Elsa Finardi

Filippo Gianessi

Mattia Varini

Giulia Beato

Alessandro Brighetti

Matteo Trentin

Alessandro bava

Sabra Renna

Francesca Disconzi

Flora Deborah

Luisa Badino

Federica Mirabella

Silvio Lorusso

Zoé Grant

Damiano Stivala

Federico Rita

Byron Gago

Sara Moscardini

Cesare Lopopolo

Linda Alborghetti

Marco Bellini

Francesca Vanoli

Fernanda Lira

Eva Chiara Trevisan

Elisa Barbero

Giuditta belloni

Arianna Ancona

Erinea Ravasio

Cinzia Pietribiasi

Andrea Botto

Tommaso Pagani

Martina brodolini

Margherita Rosati

Cianne Fragione

Adriana Ghimp

Delphine Valli

Sabrina morreale

Marta Bracci

Elena Lunghi

Niccolò Quaresima

Andrea Kantos

Francesco Mangiafridda

Martina Tina Grifoni

Francesco Passannante

Marta Ferrara

Fabiola Mele

Elena Giovannetti

Azzurra Immediato

Cristina Cobianchi

Elisabetta Calligaro

Federico Manfredini

Giulio Dal Molin

Valeria D’Ambrosio

Sonia Rezzonico

Rossella Cesaro

Anna Beghelli

Francesca Fontana

Fabrizio Longo

Angelica Lala

Ningyuan Zheng

Francesca Romana Pinzari

Giovanni Leone

Ginevra Ludovici

Ginevra Ludovici

Francesco De Conno

Giulia Savorani

Ludovica Moro

Renato Grieco

Luca Guidarini

Alessandro Di Lorenzo

Georgia Privitera

Felice Moramarco

Alessandra Caccia

Nazzarena Poli Maramotti

Andrea Caretto

Pietro Librizzi

Elena Tammaro

Shuai Yin

Rocco Venezia

Viola Pati

Giulia Angeloni

Valeria Segna

Margo Lengua

Federico Peruzzotti

Margherita Rosati

Stefano Faoro

Andrea Carpita

Nicola Cabras

Annachiara De Maio

Martina Cesani

Miriam Marafioti

Ceccarelli Jacopo

Cristina Gatti

Giacomo Bissi

Ilaria Davanzo

Martina Cona

Davide Tolfo

Mario Margani

Chiara Vitali

Federica Di Pietrantonio

Lorenzo Gerletti

Matteo Zoccolo

Jacopo Oliveri

Federico Ciamei

Irene Coppola

Victoria DeBlassie

Miriam Rejas Del Pino

Francesco Imola

Dafne Salis

Claudio Costantino

Beatrice Zerbato

Irene Zardini

Samuela Nigra

Serena Cutrone

Alice Dimastrogiovanni

Stefania Balocco

Giulia Morucchio

Natalia Trejbalova

Riccardo Govoni

Cecilia Moya Rivera

Jonathan Gobbi

Annalisa Zegna

Isabel Andolfo

Laura Faraone

Fabiola Cangiano

Alessandro De Vecchi

Alice Stivala

Viola Leddi

Irene Angenica

Fulvia Bernacca

Chiara Arturo

Romina Bassu

Lidia Bianchi

Denise Duina

Adriana Leanza

Romina Cemin

Lorenzo Minneci

Isabella Mongelli

Valentina Megali

Silvia Dell’Amore

Ilaria Schipani

Daniele Nicolosi

Elisa Calore

Gabriele Benci

Giulia Caruso

Marta Federici

Ginevra D’oria

Beatrice Marchi

Vincenzo Estremo

Maria Elena Ciullo

Mirijam Heiler

Alessandra Biscaro

Martina Camani

Corinna Trucco

Yasmine Helou

Nilo Amlashi

Lucia Pedrana

Mirijam Heiler

Alisa Marghella

Eugenia Delfini

Dafne Boggeri

Anna Raimondo

Sara Dolfi Agostini

Francesca Valentini

Mattia Marchetti

Federica Fiumelli

Melania Fusco

Silvia Jo Esposito (AFTERALL)

Caterina Erica

Giulia Dellavalle

Sara Catenacci

Francis Offman

Anna Daneri

Come

Elena Zanella

Simone Ridi

Simona Barbera

Nicola Andreani

Cecilia Chianese

Valeria Pierini

Serena Facchiano

Caterina Giangrasso

Sara Serighelli

Federico Poni

Francesca Faccini

Riccardo Giacconi

Niccolò Masini

Corinne Mazzoli

Alice Pedroletti

Justin Randolph Thompson

Irene Guendalini

Caterina Erica Shanta

Rachele D’Osualdo

Veronica Santi

Eugenia De Francesco

Giulia Gregnanin

Eleonora Ianni

Lucia Veronesi

Alessia Cargnelli

Alessandra Saviotti

Gabriele Rendina Cattani

Alessia Certo

Giulia Vannucci

Niccolò Benetton

Daniela Di Lullo

Ludovica Martina

Francesca Cerfeda

Greta Di Poce

Marco Bartesaghi

Matilde Cerruti Quara

Sofia Ricciardi

Francesca Manni

Federico Festa

Matteo Pizzolante

Giorgia de Santi

Valentina Ornaghi

Maurizio Di Leo

Corrado Gagliano

Associazione Culturale Materia

PHASE collective

Jacopo Buono

Alessandra Atzori

Francesco Salmaso

Nazzarena Poli Maramotti

Clara Romita

Xhulia Likaj

Carlo Maria Amadio

Dolores Pulella

Valeria Minaldi

Maria Dolores Mansilla Sánchez

Monica Mazzone

Damiano Tata

Anna Vezzosi

Brenda Vaiani

Alessandra Fredianelli

Cecilia Del Gatto

Silvia Margaria

Alice Moroni

Giulia Bonora

Martina Cavalli

Luca De Leva

Federica Cornelli

Nelita Mastrorillo

Marina Cavadini

Nicoletta Grillo

Alessandro Di Pietro

Lisa Buffagni

Alessandra Leta

Mariolina de paolis

Giulia Bonora

Giorgia Gandolfini

Cristiana Teveroni

Agata

Silvia De Carlo

Fabiana Giulietti

Rebecca Sivieri

Emanuele Guidi

Caterina Milazzo

Cecilia Borettaz

Maki Ochoa

Giulia Bonora

Olga Trevisan

Francisco Navarrete Sitja

Alessandro Ruzzier

Tobia de Marco

Ambra Pittoni

Bianca Delapierre

Giuseppina Giordano

Francesca Migone

Valeria Geltrude Vittoria Esposito

Alessandra Troncone

Antonio Idini

Stefano Menichini

Giada Mazzocato

Marco Peri

Eleonora Marzani

Francesca Brugola

Gianandrea Poletta

Agnese Spolverini

Melania

Serena Schioppa

Sara Marchesi

Silvia Hell

Marta Trombini

Tita Tummillo

Laura Gradi

Pietro Viti

Alessandro Gambato

Eleonora liperoti

Alberto Podio

Erica Barattin

Xuein Caceres

Resilienza.art

Giorgia Garzilli

Enrico Rinaldi

Enrico Vezzi

Rachele Sotgiu

Andrea Gross Gaiani

Alice Labor

Lucia Gigli

Bruna Del Bello

Simona Andrioletti

Fabio Santacroce

Iliano Gerou

Grazia Sechi

Sara Cattin

Arianna Cortello

Georgia Privitera

Dario Moalli

Stefania Rispoli

Maryna Rybakova

Angelica Ceccato

Riccardo Milanese

Giuseppe Mirigliano

Manuela Piccolo

Marta Fassina

Sefora Tarì

Caterina Guadagno

Roberta della Malva

Francesca Melotti

Renato Longobardi

Rodolfo Marraffa

Alessandro Rinaldi

Elena Fregonas

Ahmed kdari

Leonardo Santini

Francesca Todde

Geraldine Blais

Marco Marinini

Luca Savini

Luca Staccioli

Chiara Mignani

Stefano Rossi

Alessandro Panciera

Maria Cecilia Canè

Gabriele Zagaglia

Giuliana Rosso

Daniele Alef Grillo

Alessandro Simonini

Michela Depetris

Federica Di Carlo

Tobia Bandini

Chiara Cecconello

Silvia Vannacci

Rocío Herrera

Federica Zotti

Camilla Marinoni

Davide Zucco

Renata Zas

Laura Agnusdei

Lorenzo Pennati

Roberta Aureli

Francesca Cirilli

Irene Adorni

Loretta Zaganelli

Giulio Verago

Emanuela Enna

Virginia Zanetti

Virginia Zanetti

Sarah Guarino Werner

Michela Coslovich

Sara Maietta

Valeria Pierini

Diego Tonus

Celty Ciane

Elisa Crostella

Riccardo Berrone

Niccolò Basso

Fulvio Celico

Laura Pugno

Alessandra Carosi

Marta Orsola Sironi

Serena Becagli

Celeste Dalla Libera

Lorenzo Abbà

Violetta Barba

Julia Frank

Sabrina Melis

Giovanni Pasini

Roberta Lo Grasso

Carolina Ciuti

Agatha Toltst

Sarp Renk Ozer

Elisa Barrera

Andrea Respino

Camilla Compagni

Elisa Campanella

Andrea Magnani

Guido La Vespa

Ginu U Mitra

Maria Adele Del Vecchio

Davide Tolfo

Giulia Iacolutti

Lorenzo Valè

Giulia Cacciuttolo

Luana Corrias

Grace Gomez

Michela Curti

Sophia Leitenmayer

Lula Broglio

Lucia Gigli

AFTERALL (Silvia & Enzo)

Stefano De Gregori

Mattia Marchetti

Agnieszka Fąferek

Francesca Banchelli

Gail Cochrane

Giulia Lazzaron

Matilde Sambo

Micaela Flenda

Giovanni Sambo

Angela La Rosa

Marco Paltrinieri

roberta toscano

Angela La Rosa

Iva lulashi

Valentina Durante

Camille Regli

Caterina Molteni

Margherita Moro

Alessia Taló

Josephine Baan

Federica Martini

Enzo Esposito (AFTERALL)

Nicola Rotiroti

Silvia Esposito (AFTERALL)

Alessio D’Ellena

Sara Petretto

Lucia Leuci

Simona Vaccaro

Paloma Leyton

Paloma Leyton

Ilaria Leonetti

Giovanni Zanda

Amanda Servadio

Alessandro Ruzzier

Roberto Casti

Yuliya Say

Chiara Bugatti

Treti Galaxie

Ramona Ponzini

Matteo Mottin

Pelin Zeytinci

Rob O Shea

Giacomo Giannantonio

Gianluca Sensale

Zoë De Luca

Marzia Avallone

Mattia Marchetti

Ester Grossi

Emanuela Ascari

Virginia Zanetti

Claudia Petraroli

Cleo Fariselli

Marco Peri

Marco Di Giuseppe

Isabella Pers

Giulia Fumagalli

Martina Iavolato

Laura Faraone

Lori Adragna

Guildor

Cristiano Gabrielli

Maria Giovanna Virga

Michela Lupieri

Marco Gobbi

Nicholas Ferrara (aaron inker)

Chiara Ciucci Giuliani

Maximiliano Siñani

Ambra Bergamasco

Asli Samadova

Dario Giovanni Alì

Kjell Caminha

Lucia Zappacosta

Ivan Gervasoni

Laura Callegaro

Jacopo Miliani

Beatrice Sacco

Alessio Mazzaro

Pietro Consolandi

Fabio Valerio Tibollo

Francesca Vason

Fabien Marques

Martina Melilli

Nuvola Ravera

Vasco Forconi

Pamela Breda

Jessica Bianchera

Francesca Blandino

Anna Stoppa

Pietro Ballero

Marta Papini

Ruth Beraha

Niccolò Moronato

Eva Basso

Fabio Roncato

Ilaria Conti

Silvia Filippi

Federica Di Pietrantonio

Marianna De Marzi

Ilaria Restivo

Sveva Angeletti

Irene Mina

Manuel Esposito

Alessandra Cecchini

Edoardo Aruta

Diego Pagnini

Sara Benaglia

Dario Bassani

Nicola Lorini

Vera Maglioni

Chiara Salmini

Francesca Tiziani

Ann Marie Vasta

Luisa Santacesaria

Mattia Macchieraldo

Tomá Benfatti

Ilaria Lupo

Ilaria Trees Meridio

Matteo Trentin

Claudia Capelli

Giordano Tricarico

Marco Ginex

Andrea Parenti

Alberto Luparelli

Beatrice Forchini

Jared Madere

Anna Bianchi

Alessandro Lonati

Giuseppe Mongiello

Viviana Cici

Matteo Valerio

Federica Mirabella

Ilaria Bossa

Dalia Maini

Mauro Panichella

Benedetta Casagrande

Marina Picardi

Fabiola Skraqi

Sara Basta

Gabriele Germano Gaburro

Virginia Russolo

Elisa Caldana

Floida Skraqi

Gaia Mazzola

Federico Fumagalli

Alice Delva

Rosanna D’Ortona

Vittoria Caprotti

Marco Pasquale Rossetti

Marta Goglio

Max mondini

Gaia Liscia

Gaetano Cunsolo

Giulio Ancona

Chiara Ventura

Emilio Vavarella

Maria Adele Del Vecchio

Elena Radice

Alexis Rosas Carrillo

C.p

Philippens Pauline

Agnes Kohlmeyer

Iulia Radu

Francesca Ruberto

Marco Curiale

Ginevra Ussardi

Gianmarco Porru

Leila Gharib

Fabio Ranzolin

Riccardo Bertoia

Alice Caracciolo

Sarah Abdelqader

Massimo NevoaNaRua

Agnese Smaldone

Dana Kopel

Giulia Fiumara

Eleonora Quadri

Matteo Ferrari

Matilde Cassarini

Filippo Andreatta

Fiammetta Monika Cessari

Miriam Corona

Irene Fenara

Michele Guido

Francesca Fattinger

Bianca Carague

Akderu

Riccardo Muroni

Casa Capra

Nicolò Mazza

Saverio Bonato

Paolo Possidente

Caterina Avataneo

Sofia Pires

Federico Clavarino

Giulia Nicolino

Daniella Isamit Morales

Leo Bontà

Matilde Soligno

Chiara Percivati

Veronica Viotti

Riccardo Banfi

Vittoria Toscana

Emmanuele Pilia

Sarah Abdel-Qader

Erica Gargaglione

Thomas Spieler

Sara Di Lauro

Chiara Arisi

Giulia Deval

Stefano bencini

Claudio Castaneda

Giuliano Orlandi

Giammarco Cugusi

Claudia Professione

Michele Guido

Giacomo Montanelli

Claudio Corfone

Ilaria Zanella

Constantin Jopeck

Luca Gandola

Marco Useli

Lorenzo Lazzari

Raffaele Morabito

Giulia Carpentieri

Alessio Guardini

Valeria Pierini

Claudia Contu

Annachiara De Maio

Ylenia Porpora

Milena Catalano

Sandy Barra

Kristian Sturi

Tommaso Garavini

Federica Lamedica

Claudia De Guidi

Cristiano Gabrielli

Enricomaria De Napoli (Ryts Monet)

Elisa Pezza

Elsa Finardi

Giulia Deganello

Irene Sofia Comi

Francesca Cerutti

Davide Gambaretto

Anto. Milotta

Francesca Altamura

Caterina Morigi

Pietro Gaglianò

Nicola Chemotti

Federico Cantale

Beatrice Migliorati

Eleonora Bonino

Rachele Palma

Nina Ćeranić

Roberta Lo Grasso

Alessandro Manfrin

Selena Pastorino

Francesca Pietrisanti

Marta Muschietti

Andrea Lo Giudice

Chiara Onestini

Yasmine Helou

Martina Cesani

Elisabetta Reali

Molly Di Grazia

Riccardo Michetti

Francis Offman

Silvia Villan

Caterina Fondelli

Sara Enrico

Maria Tolaini

Ilaria Cascino

Giulia

Luca Morino

Isabella Quaranta

Federico Delfrati

Edoardo Lazzari

Jacopo Da San Martino

Antonella Croci

Eleonora Gargantini

Giuliano Ravazzini

Loredana Grasso

G.Olmo Stuppia

Katie Simpson

Usua Argomaniz

Fabiola Fiocco

Elena Giulia Abbiatici

Maria Luigia Gioffre

Elisa Troiano

Alessandra Franetovich

Giacomo Raffaelli

Marco Sgarbossa

Cecilia Caporlingua

Dragos Olea

Stefano Volpato

Francesco Pozzato

Simona Lodi

Isabella Pers

Gilberto Sborea

Giorgio Cellini

Ilaria Dal Lago

Francesco Pacelli

Marta Trombini

Weronika Grelow

Kristin Jones

García Inés

Jacopo Natoli

Manuel Urrazza

Giulia Restifo

Federico Castelli Santos

Ronny Faber Dahl

Mattia Cappellazzo

Elke Hennen

Letizia Artioli

Giada Crispiels

Micaela Flenda

Margherita Zapf

Matteo Locci

Maddalena Granziera

Dora Tass

Serena Trinchero

Iacopo Seri

Andrea Caretto

PAMCOC

Giulia Mangoni

Roberta Garieri

Gaia Di Lorenzo

Enrico Floriddia

Andrea Martinucci

Francesca Todde

Flavia Tritto

Alessandra Chiericato

Sara Enrico

Stefania Marini

Giuditta Sole

Federica Peyrolo

Donato Nubile

Chiara Trivelli

Jessica Bizzoni

federica arcoraci

Lucia Bergamaschi

Giacomo Segantin

Silvana Cincotti

Gloria Ronchi

Alessio Ancillai

Anton Roca

Sabrina Losenno

Beatrice Zanelli

Maria Luigia Gioffre

Luisa Perlo

Jacopo Belloni

Alessandra

Ilaria Fagone

Mario Verolini

Camilla Pacelli

Carlotta Campanini

Matilde di Pietropaolo

Maria Virginia Moratti

Martina Rota

Caterina Filippini

Valeria Pavese

Vicente Cabrera

Ilaria Zampieri


[1] The reference to the historical group Art Workers Coalition (1969) did not influence our decision to name ourselves Art Workers Italia, but is certainly part of the cultural references shared by the group. 

[2] The possibilities of professional success in the field of contemporary art are often directly proportional to the capital available at one’s outset. Because this capital can also be social or cultural in addition to being an economic one, we have chosen to use the term “elitist” instead of “classist”.

[3] The manifesto and agenda presented by AWI are to be considered exclusively political tools. Arising directly in response to the urgency that led to the spontaneous establishment of the group, this manifesto represents the main tool for conveying this energy across multiple public contexts such as the virtual march on the occasion of the 2020 City of Turin May Day, during which the foundation of AWI was first publicly announced.