Alberto Tadiello WINS ALA Art Prize 2022
July 22nd, 2022
Alberto Tadiello WINS ALA Art Prize 2022, the second edition of ALA’s Award dedicated to contemporary art
ALA For Art is happy to announce that Alberto Tadiello‘s Luciferasi (2022) is the winning project of the second edition of ALA Art Prize, an award promoted by ALA – leader in Italy and at a global level in advanced logistics and distribution of precision mechanical components. and small parts for the aerospace, aeronautical and high-tech industrial markets.
The work was selected among the projects coming from Italian and foreign artists under 40 operating throughout Italy by a Scientific Committee made up of Giovanni Carmine, Director of Kunst Halle in San Gallo and curator of Art Basel Unlimited, Eugenio Viola, Chief Curator of MAMBO in Bogotà and curator of the Italian Pavilion 2022 at the 59th Venice Biennale, and Alessia Volpe, independent curator and Director of Ciaccia Levi Gallery in Paris.
ALA employees also took part in the selection process, being involved in the vote for the artwork that would enrich the permanent collection exhibited in the corporate common areas.
Once again this year, the aim of the project is to create a relationship between the artwork, the artist and all the people who experience the company spaces, so to encourage a dialogue between art, business and contemporary creativity.
Alberto Tadiello (1983) works on the relationship between the natural and the man-made, translating the physical manifestations of energy and tensions into sculptures and installations.
For the second edition of the award, ALA For Art asked participants to propose a project that would respond to a theme: T.o.F, short for Time of Flight – a term indicating the measure of the time taken by an object, a particle or wave – acoustic, electromagnetic or other – to travel a certain distance in a given medium.
The “time of flight” is interpreted by Tadiello as deferral, latency, as the time interval between the moment in which an input / signal is sent to the system and the moment in which its output is available. This duration, measured in milliseconds, is evidence of a distance. Also, latency is in the first place an experience that we all have, every day, inside our devices and communication systems.
The winning artwork, Luciferasi – whose title evokes the name of an enzyme responsible for bioluminescence processes – is, in Tadiello’s view, an attempt at revelation. The work seeks to make visible the pattern of internet data streams that flow through ALA’s corporate premises.
According to the Scientific Committee of ALA Art Prize: “Over the years, through consistent research, Alberto Tadiello has built his own stylistic code, placed at the intersection of nature and technology. Luciferasi, the artwork presented for the second edition of ALA Art Prize, offers a suggestive vision of the processes of luminescence from the natural world, inviting us to consider the opportunity to salvage an experience, now lost, linked to the “sublime”, through a wise use of technology.
The project proposed by Tadiello for ALA’s corporate spaces also makes visible and tangible – in a dynamic and poetic way – both the work activity within the company and one of the key factors which modern times are made of : digital data. The artist’s project, therefore, becomes a portrait of the place and a comment on today’s world, too.
The virtual network, as the main scene of exchange and communication (the absolute dependence on it in both personal and professional functions, the immediate frustration for a potential malfunction or simple slowdown), becomes a physical network through a suggestion that Alberto Tadiello takes from the luminous phenomena of the living beings, animal and plants: nature and technology coexist, in a work which is tactile presence of a systemic human experience ».
In the next few weeks the artist will start production of the artwork to be presented this September at ALA ’s premises inside Mostra d’Oltremare in Naples.
Luciferasi will join the works of Mariangela Levita, the winner of ALA Art Prize 2021 with UP, and of Andrea Bolognino, Antonio Della Guardia and Giorgia Garzilli – selected among the participants of the first edition of the award – acquired thanks to ALA For Art Acquisition Program, launched this year with the purpose of enriching ALA’s collection.
Alberto Tadiello (Montecchio Maggiore, Vicenza, 1983) graduated from IUAV University of Venice in 2007. His work has been featured in many solo and group shows in Italy and abroad, including: “T2 Torino Triennale – 50 lune di Saturno”, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2008; “Science versus Fiction”, Bétonsalon, Paris, 2009; “Experimental Station”, CA2M – Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, 2011; “Terre vulnerabili”, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, 2011; “Sound Art. Sound as a Medium of Art”, ZKM, Karlsruhe, 2012, “High Gospel”, Villa Croce Museum, Genova, 2012, “Art or Sound”, Ca’ Corner della Regina, Fondazione Prada, Venice, 2014; “That’s IT!”, MAMbo, Bologna, 2018. In 2009 he won the 7th Premio Furla, and in 2011 received the New York Prize.
He has taken part in various residency programs, organized by Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art (Paris), Gasworks International Residency Programme (London), Villa Arson (Nice), HIAP – Helsinki International Artist Programme (Helsinki), Viafarini (Milan), and ISCP – International Studio & Curatorial Program (New York).
The ALA Group listed on the Borsa Italiana Euronext Growth Milan market, is the leader in Italy and amongst the lead players worldwide in the supply of integrated logistics services and the distribution of products and components for the aeronautical and aerospace industry. The ALA Group also operates in the distribution and integrated logistics of products and mechanical parts for the railway, energy and ship industries. Founded in 2009 on the initiative of the Chairman Fulvio Scannapieco and the Deputy Chairman Vittorio Genna, entrepreneurs with 30 years of experience in the field, ALA has embarked on an organic growth path and development by external lines, which today guarantees it an operative presence and leadership position not only in Italy but also in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Israel and the United States of America. With 1,300 suppliers worldwide, customers in 40 different countries and more than 250 employees, ALA is a long-standing supplier of the aerospace and aeronautical industry and in recent years has become the reference player for supply chain management services of precision mechanical components and utensils for a great many other highly- technological industrial sectors.