80121 residency was founded by Raffaela Naldi Rossano in 2017 in Napoli. Naldi Rossano is an artist and writer.
Residency 80121 is a non profit cultural association and a project space for artists, curators and researchers in the field of contemporary art between Naples and Sorrento.
The program is deeply connected with Naldi Rossano’s ongoing research on post-historical feminine identity and intergenerational transmission as a means to inhabit but also perform history.
The residency program, which includes public talks, exhibitions, performative events, workshops and site-specific interventions aims to create a research and sharing platform to develop the discussion and experimentation of utopian communities around contemporary art within specific settings, calling into question the identity of the territory. 80121 stems from a postcode in Chiaia, Naples, which is the location of Naldi Rossano’s childhood house. The abandoned apartment is reactivated by the founder with a series of annual interventions called “Sulle Forme dell’Abitare”, with the intention of inviting others to join the dialogue on how to inhabit one’s home. The residency program has a particular interest in hospitality, as a moment of negotiating, understanding and exchanging notions of the Self and the Other, and in the idea of inhabit a place, as a performative moment, to question its own stratified identities and provide them with contemporary answers.
Time at the residence becomes a time for self growth, for sharing and acceptance of diversity and for the diffusion of practical and intellectual knowledge.