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Artist in Residence 2019


Laurence Sturla (b. 1992) is a British artist primarily working in ceramics, currently living and working in Vienna.

Viewing works not purely as objects, but rather highlighting their capacity to interact and converse with their surrounding/audience, Sturla’s work aims to conflate the distance between human and non-human. By levelling the parameters, dialectics such as form and function, or thought and language are suspended as though in mid-air, as exaggerations, caricatures of their formerly rigid categorisations. With works acting as hybrids of history and fantasy, they enter the framework of a society rooted in the ghosts of industrialisation, nodding to how our notions of the present are composed. Honest fantasies recall histories which have been subject to a biased memory, reshaping and reinterpreting how we feel about the present and look towards the future.

Laurence Sturla lives and works in Vienna. His work has recently been exhibited at Pina, Vienna, (2018); Goswell Road, Paris, France (2017).


31.07 – 19.08.2019

OPENING: 31.07.2019, 6-9pm

MUSEION, Via Dante, 6, I-39100 Bolzano, Italy

Exh. Opening Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm


Nicolas Deshayes
Gina Folly
Laurence Sturla

with exhibition design by Giles Round


The Thun Ceramic Residency is pleased to invite you to Noi – DESHAYES, FOLLY, STURLA, the fifth exhibition of the Residency. Each year, over the period of two months, the residency brings together three contemporary artists in Bolzano to produce new works in ceramic.

This year’s residents Nicolas Deshayes (b. 1983; Nancy, FR), Gina Folly (b. 1983; Zurich, CH) and Laurence Sturla (b. 1992; Swindown, UK) will be exhibiting their works in the Museion Passage, the vast entrance hall of Modern and Contemporary Art of Bozen (South Tyrol, IT). Giles Round, a former artist in residence, will be designing the exhibition.

For the press release please click here.