• 18.12.2019

A special night of performance and audio-visual experimentations with Anna Franceschini, Gabriele Garavaglia + Miriam Laura Leonardi, Lumpex, Jacopo Miliani and Tadleeh.

In the pipeline three performances which will take place both in the indoor and outdoor spaces of the Foundation: JET SET (2019) by Anna Franceschini, a choreographic performance with props, a site-specific re-edition of DISCOLITE; Ultimo Impero (2019) by Gabriele Garavaglia + Miriam Laura Leonardi, zombie-like performers infiltrate the space with a custom-made ringtone; and  2.2 “The picture has the logical form of representation in common with what it pictures.” by Jacopo Miliani featuring Arcadia.

The evening will wrap up with live acts featuring sound and video by Tadleeh and Lumpex in the lower space of ICA’s gallery.

The event is part of XMAS Performance Night Out, a touring festival conceived in 2019 by Istituto Svizzero which will also take place in Venice and Rome.



Anna Franceschini lives and works in Milan.

She is an artist, filmmaker and researcher. She works on the filmic representation of objects and the cinematic qualities of showcases for commodities. Institutional solo and group exhibitions include Dusseldorf Kunstverein, Spike Island in Bristol, MAXXI and MACRO a Roma, Museion in Bolzano, CAC Vilnius, Centre Pompidou and Les Abattoirs in Toulouse, Fiorucci Art Trust, Quadriennale a Roma. In 2009 she has been commissioned a filmic project as the closing event of the Italian Pavilion at the 58º Biennale di Venezia. She is a fellow of the Rijkskademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam and of the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University. She is a PhD candidate in Visual and Media Studies at Iulm University, Milano. Upcoming shows, performances and screening will take place at Witte de With in Rotterdam. Franceschini was a finalist for the Illy Prize 2019 for the Present/Future section at Artissima in Turin.


Gabriele Garavaglia lives and works in Zurich,

During the last two years Gabriele has been presenting his work at Luma Foundation (Arles – 2017), 45B Rue Ramponeau, curated by Julie Boukobza (Paris – 2018), Museum Folkwang (Essen – 2018), Kunsthaus Glarus, organized by Jan Vorisek (Glarus – 2019), Museum im Bellpark (Kriens – 2019), Museum Haus Konstruktiv (Zurich – 2019), Les Urbaines (Lausanne – 2019). He received the Swiss Art Awards 2019.

Jacopo Miliani lives and works in Milan.

Miliani is currently teaching Role of Creativity and Design at Istituto Marangoni in Florence and Practice and theory of performance at Accademia di Belle Arti di Verona. He participated in the program Exhibition as Medium through the Vision Forum platform at Linköpings Universitet. He is one of the founding members of OuUnPO, a research group composed of artists, curators, and researchers who together look at the boundaries of performance by appropriating and stretching the language of workshops, seminars, and meetings. He has attended several workshops and residencies with artists from different generations, including Joan Jonas, the Otolith Group, Peter Friedl, and Cesare Pietroiusti. He has collaborated with different performers including Jacopo Jenna, Antonio Torres, DivaD, Benjamin Milan, Mathieu LaDurée, Eve Stainton, and Carima Neusser. His projects have featured professionals from various disciplines including the filmmaker Dario Argento, the fashion designers Boboutic, and the music producer JeanLouis Hutha. He is the founder of an independent publishing project that focuses on homosexuality and language: Self Pleasure Publishing.

Rafal Skoczek vive e lavora a Zurigo.

Rafal Skoczek is a polish multidisciplinary artist and under the name of Lumpex he has been DJing, exploring and decomposing various experimental music genres as Techno, Ambient, Hardcore, Noise, Jungle, Musique Concrete, and Black Metal, with releases on Forbidden Planet, Kashev Tapes, BRKN and a new E.P. coming out on the Zurich based Gentrified Underground Label.

As a visual artist Rafal Skoczek has shown his work in Kunsthalle Zurich, Kunsthalle Freibourg, and Kunsthalle Tbilisi. He has been nominated and won the Kadist Kunsthalle Zürich Production Award (2016), The Kiefer Hablitzel Göhner Art Prizes (2018).


Hazina Francia aka Tadleeh lives and works in Milan.

Hazina Francia aka Tadleeh lives and works in Milan. In 2019 the Italian artist set out on a new path both in music (at the expense of her now ex-project Petit Singe) and in promoting events (Milanorovina projects closing and its reopening as Sine Confine). Ego Will Collapse is Hazina's release with the newborn Berlin label Yegorka, founded by Danish producer Why Be and Dan DeNorch of Janus.

Istituto Svizzero - XMAS Performance Night Out