The Municipality of Tratalias, launches SulcisHUB, an artists’ residency programme for emerging artists, product and fashion designers, selected among the participants of the Mediterranea 17, Young Artists Biennale, Milan 2015. Artists’ Residency, which will take place in Tratalias (Sardinia island of Italy) from May 16 to 23

The project of Bjem (Biennale des jeunes créateurs de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée)

The residency aims to develop a creative network through the knowledge of the Sulcis region, with its extraordinary landscape and cultural patrimony. During their stay in Sulcis, the young artists will visit the archeological sites – Nuragic and Phoenician both – the former mines sites and the artisans workshops in order to explore, enjoy and be inspired by the multilayered identity of the place. SulcisHUB will become the crucial place where the artisans and the young artists will share their creativity, techniques, visions and skills for future projects.

SulcisHUB is a development of the remarkable cooperation that occurred between the young creatives and the artisans, which is at the basis of the SulcisLab collection, presented during the last edition of the 2015 Biennale in Milan ( The selected artists will be hosted in the ancient village of Tratalias, renowned for its Romanesque architecture and located in the rural region of Sulcis. Tratalias recently underwent a through restoration phase and its Major decided to grant for free some of the ancient buildings to the artisans, where they will establish their workshops.

Anthony J. Meadows, Gökçen Dilek Acay, Irene Dionisio, Leonard Sherifi, Marta Leite, Nuvola Ravera, Ramia Beladel, Sam Laughlin, Teresa Carvalheira, Urge

The members of SulcisHUB Commission, (Olga Bachschmidt, project curator; Federica Candelaresi, BJCEM General Secretary and Marco Piras, Major of Tratalias) are pleased to annouce the ten artists selected for the first SulcisHUB Artists’ Residency, which will take place in Tratalias (Cl – Carbonia – Iglesias) from May 16 to 23

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