Introductory steps and basic outlines of the project
The aims are to open other spaces in Rosario, show other ways of
seeing, merge with other artists, find new ways of becoming acquainted,
open art to every creative possibility and create links between
works, between artists, between works and artists, between spaces,
works and ways of seeing.
Art departments and Proyecto Alianza (Alliance Project) are two
initiatives developed in the city of Rosario. The art departments
on the third floor of a building under construction were used to
sold apartments, as much as to show different visions by creative
artists all over the country. The work done in this space was not
supported by financial aid. It closed in April 2001.
Proyecto Alianza stemmed from the need for show rooms in the city
and to carry on the art departments pattern. This new space at the
Alliance Francaise was meant to house multiple forms of creative
work: visual arts, music, literature, lighting, design, etc. It
was discontinued in November 2002 because of the lack of support
given by the Alliance Francaise.
I am currently working in proyecto villa remanso* (village remanso
project), which aims at rebuilding, reinventing through design and
art proposals villa remanso. It will be a multiple work of art,
a live work of art that will produce more art: it will promote individual
and group creativity. villa remanso will blend art, nature, jobs,
habitat, economy, inhabitants, design, feelings, visions
villa remanso: from a precarious village to art village. This is
Leo Batistelli. Bachelor of Arts. Sculpture. School of Fine
Arts, Faculty of Humanities and Art, at the Rosario National University.
Currently working in the creation and development of Villa Remanso
project, art and design for life.
First stage, red ceramics studio, utilitarian launching.
Planning of the contemporary art gallery at the Alliance Francaise
in Rosario. 2001- 2002.
Creation and development of the art department space for contemporary
art shows, 3rd floor, flats A & B 2000.
Attended the ceramics workshop run by Leo Tavella, Buenos Aires
1998 1999 2000.
Pro bono assistant at the School of Fine Arts. Faculty of Humanities
and Art, Rosario National University. Sculpture Chair III and Sculpture
Chair II. Head professor: Arminda Ulloa, 1994 1997 1999.
Received two grants to study, and for further training, from the Fondo
Nacional de las Artes, in 1999, and in 1998 from Santa Fe province
sub Culture Secretariat. Both grants were devoted to attending artists
Leo Tavella workshop in Buenos Aires.
Was awarded the Young Upcoming Artist of the year Grant in the Visual
Arts, by the Argentine Art Critics Association, 2000.
He has held solo and group exhibitions since 1993.
He has also worked as a lifeguard, cocktail and sculptor teacher.