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We have two new artists in residence in Altos de Chavón collaborating on a project researching the relationship between the archaic and the contemporary. Both artists currently live and work in Milan, Italy and have travelled here to further the progress of their project, “Signo, símbolo, conteporáneo”. The artists are part of the Adolfo Pini Foundation and will be here learning and working for the month of April.
While both artists are currently residing in Milan, both were not born there. Raziel Perin is a Dominican Republic native! He was born in El Valle on April 28th 1992 and received his BA in Visual Arts from the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA) University in Milan in 2015. Perin is a contemporary artist.
Chiara Principe, on the other hand, was born in Cetraro, Italy on August 6th, 1992. She also attended NABA University and graduated in 2015 with a BA in Visual Arts and a MA in Curatorship and Visual Arts. Principe is a sculptor and coin designer. The two artists together are researching what happens when the symbol and sign of two different artists become one.
The artists are part of the Adolfo Pini Foundation started in 1991 by doctor and physicist Adolfo Pini and based in Milan. Pini was a humanitarian who supported the arts and after his death, the foundation was created in his name to continue supporting. The main goal of the association is to help young artists develop and support them collaborating internationally. Perin and Principe have decided to further their project by traveling here, and we’re excited to have them!