II residence 2015

September / October 2015

Nataša Dragnić

Biography

Born in 1965 in Split, Croatia. When she was six she wrotes her first poem.

When she wDragnicas eighteen she moved away for the first time to pursue a degree in German and Romance studies in Zagreb. In 1995 she earned a master’s degree in literature. She also completed a degree in diplomacy in Zagreb and Berlin but soon realised that diplomacy isn’t for her: “Too much politics. So back to the sea”

Only to leave again in 1994 and move to Germany, to Erlangen, where she continues to work as a freelance foreign language instructor: she teaches German as a foreign language, French, English and Croatian. In addition, she also speaks Spanish.

It was about an apple which remained hanging on a tree unpicked until it shrivelled and fell. Four verses. Four decades later, in 2011, her first novel “Jeden Tag, jede Stunde” (“Every Day, Every Hour”) is being published by the German publisher DVA. And as if that weren’t enough, the book was sold in more then 20 countries even before its publication. She feel overwhelmed with the good fortune that the hundreds upon hundreds of pages that she wrotes have paid off. She is glade to pass along my love of reading and writing in various workshops and lectures.

Giorgia Fiorio

Biography

Artist in Photography.

Giorgia Fiorio

Italian, July 23rd, 1967 – Turin, independent artist and photographer. Fiorio has developed a twenty-five year research around the human figure across fifty-six countries all over the Planet. During the decade 1990-2000 Fiorio develops a first documentary quest—“Men”—on male closed communities in the Western society. The book and exhibition of her research project “The Gift”, 2000–2009, exploring the relationship between human and sacred, were granted UNESCO patronage in 2009.

In collaboration with Ca’ Foscari, University of Venice, Fiorio has just completed the transcription works around the 32th century BC Sumerian masterpiece, The Lady of Warka IM 45434, at Iraq Museum in Baghdad. On April 12th, 2016, the presentation and convetion-day on the occasion of the official delivery of collection works to a delegation from the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage of the Republic of Iraq has received the Patronage of the Italian National Commission for the UNESCO and the Patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Since 2013 Humanum® project encompasses a parallel international transdisciplinary scientific research partnership(*) developing an intercultural reflexion around themes connected.

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