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Ginevra Petrozzi was born in Italy in 1997 and currently lives and work in The Netherlands. She received her MA in Social Design from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2021.


Her work focuses on infiltrating systems of control and refashioning folk ancestral knowledge, to create new hybrid rituals for the contemporary era. Currently, she is exploring the possibilities of mysticism and the occult within the landscape of contemporary techno-politics. In this framework, she took the role of a “digital witch”, reclaiming the archetypal role of the sorceress as a healer, and as a political rebel.

In between social collaborative practice, and speculative design, her work materializes in performances, video art and installations. 

Some older projects have dealt with how Catholic rituals can be extracted from the doctrine that originated them, how fake news could substitute mythology in modern times, or how taking off a surgical mask could become a healing act.

 

Ginevra has recently exhibited/collaborated with MU Hybrid Art House, Het Nieuwe Instituut, World Design Embassies, The Hmm, Design Academy Eindhoven, Mare Culturale Urbano.

Education

Design Academy Eindhoven (MA Social Design) Cum Laude, 2019-2021

Politecnico di Milano, (BA Product Design), 2016-2019

Awards:

Gijs Bakker Award, 2021

Best Thesis Award, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021

Exhibitions:

RAUM, Utrecht (NL), Upcoming
Waag, Museumnacht, Amsterdam (NL), Upcoming

Embassy of Safety, DDW, Klokgebouw, Eindhoven (NL) 

Graduation Show, DDW, Beursgebouw, Eindhoven (NL), 2021

Real Feelings: Emotions and Technology, MU Space, Eindhoven (NL), 2021

The Object is Absent, DDW, MU Space, Eindhoven (NL), 2019

Solstizio d’Estate, Mare Culturale Urbano, Milano (IT), 2018

Milano FuoriSalone, MDW, Giardino dei Visionari, Milan (IT), 2017

Publications:

Digital EsoterismInstitute of Network Cultures longform, 2021

Death to algorithms, long live the witches!, Jeroen Junte, DDW.nl, 2021
Surprising safety at the Embassy of Safety, World Design Embassies, 2021
11th Issue, Design in daily life, Design Unlimited Turkey, 2021

Residencies and contests:

Truthtellers residency at MAAT Museum with InResidence, Lisbon (P), 2020

Ideas.Bit Factory contest winner for 72 Art Rooms, Shanghai (CN), 2019

Lectures:

The Hmm @ Real Feelings, Mu Hybrid Art House, Eindhoven, 2021

Symposium for MA students, Design Academy Eindhoven, 2021

Work:

Introweek Tutor, Design Academy Eindhoven, (NL), 2021

Reporter for Het Nieuwe Instituut at Salone del Mobile, Milano, 2021

Columnist for Mulieris Magazine, Milano (IT), 2021-ongoing
Freelance Design and Research- Remote, 2020-ongoing