In-ruins Residency is run by Azzurra Pitruzzella, Maria Luigia Gioffre and Elisa Costantini in collaboration with Fondazione Armonie d'Arte, which runs Scolacium Archeological Park, owned by MiBACT (Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism).
Azzurra Pitruzzella (b. 1990, Agrigento) is an independent curator working between London and Italy. After graduating in Philosophy and the University of Catania, in 2017, she concluded a MA in Culture Criticism and Curation and Central Saint Martins in London. Born and raised in Agrigento, Azzurra has always had a tight connection with archaeological ruins. Her research, in fact, focusses on the mechanisms behind the persistence of historical memory in the present and, above all, in the contemporary mind, influenced and accelerated by the digital.
Maria Luigia Gioffre' (b.1990) is a multidisciplinary visual artist and performer. Graduated at Central Saint Martins, she is the award-winner of Celeste Prize 2017 for the section Installation, Sculpture and Performance. Her work primarily engages with narration as tool for knowledge and imaginative production of personal and collective history.
Elisa Costantini (b. 1983, Brasil) is a London based artist, art director and photographer. Born in Brasil and raised in Italy, after a MSc. in Economics and several years as consultant, she felt the necessity of a change.
She decide to develop her personal and artistic research attending a MA in Contemporary Photography, Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins in London. Her research takes a critical view of women issue, of notions of sex and identity and the interaction of human body and human gestures with its environment.