Andrea Caretto (Turin, 1970) and Raffaella Spagna (Rivoli, Turin, 1967) have been working together since 2002. Their artistic activity stems from the desire to investigate multiple dimensions of reality through the exploration of the complex web of relationships from which things emerge, establishing and re-establishing a relationship with the ‘the other’ in an exercise of attention and care. Caretto/Spagna’s practice is based on an attitude of “presence” and experience in the world, in the attempt to reposition ourselves, as human beings, by moving away from the centre to listen to other subjects, living and non-living. Caretto/Spagna are among the founding members of the associations Progetto Diogene, Turin, Italy and Pianpicollo Selvativo – research centre for arts and sciences, Levice, Turin, Italy. They regularly collaborate with IRIS – Interuniversity Research Institute of the Universities of Turin, Brescia and Aosta and Faculty of the Education Science of the University of Turin, Italy. They are also artistic consultants for Munlab, Ecomuseo dell’argilla, Cambiano, Turin, where their studio is located as well.
Recent solo and group exhibitions include: PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Turin, Italy; Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella; GAM – Galleria Civica di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy; CAIRN (Centre d’Arte Informel de Recherce sur la Nature), Digne-les-Bains, France; Benetton Foundation, Treviso; Fondazione MERZ, Turin, Italy; Bozar Brussels, Belgium; Khoi International Artists, New Dehli, India; Mudam Luxembourg Musée d’Arte Moderne Gran-Duc Jean.