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SACI Collaborates with Uffizi in Workshop Led by Artist Tesfaye Urgessa

In collaboration with the Uffizi Galleries for the exhibition “Tesfaye Urgessa. Beyond," SACI will host a painting workshop with artist Tesfaye Urgessa.

On Monday, February 4th from 9am-12pm, SACI will host a painting workshop led by artist Tesfaye Urgessa. The workshop is in collaboration with the Uffizi Galleries and part of the programming for “Tesfaye Urgessa. Beyond,” an exhibition of works by Tesfaye Urgessa on view at the Pitti Palace in Florence. SACI Post-Bac in Studio Art and MFA in Studio Art students will have the unique opportunity to attend the workshop and learn from this renowned contemporary artist. The workshop centers around the role of memory in the interpretation and the construction of the figure without references.

The workshop is part of BHMF - Black History Month Florence, and will follow the finissage for “Tesfaye Urgessa. Beyond.” The finissage, coordinated by SACI Post-Bac in Studio Art Director Justin Randolph Thompson, will be held at Palazzo Pitti on February 2nd and will include a conversation in English between Tesfaye Urgessa, Thompson, the curator of the exhibition, Chiara Toti, and the director of the Uffizi, Eike Schmidt.


Events Program:

February 2 - 3:00pm

An Artist’s talk with Tesfaye Urgessa  (This presentation is in English)
The artist in dialog with the director of the Uffizi Gallery, Eike Schmidt, Chiara Toti, and Justin Randolph Thompson. It will be possible to view the exhibition. 

Sala del Fiorino di Palazzo Pitti Piazza de' Pitti, 1
BHMF Arte | Art

February 4 - 9:00am-12:00pm

Painting workshop with Tesfaye Urgessa  (This workshop is in English)
The artist Tesfaye Urgessa leads an art workshop for art students based on the painting techniques that characterize his work. (Free with mandatory reservation. Please write to BHMF.)

Student participants must reserve their spots. Paper and basic paints will be supplied. Students who desire to are invited to bring any additional paints and surfaces of interest.

SACI Drawing Studio - Palazzo dei Cartelloni, Via Sant'Antonino, 11
BHMF Laboratorio | Workshop


View the full calendar of BHMF events.

Learn more about “Tesfaye Urgessa. Beyond.”

Learn more about graduate programs at SACI.

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