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Auto Italia South East

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Established  2007
Founded  2007
Phone  +44 20 7729 7991
Type  Nonprofit organization
Auto Italia South East
Location  44 Bonner Road Bethnal Green Tower Hamlets London E2 9JS
Director  Marleen Boschen, Kate Cooper, Marianne Forrest, Edward Gillman (Former Directors: Amanda Dennis, Richard John Jones, Rachel Pimm)
Public transit access  No. 8, 26, 254, D3 buses; Bethnal Green , Cambridge Heath Overground
Address  44 Bonner Rd, London E2 9JS, UK
Hours  Open today · 12–5PMFriday12–5PMSaturday12–5PMSunday12–5PMMondayClosedTuesdayClosedWednesdayClosedThursday12–5PM
Similar  Flat Time House, South London Gallery, Raven Row, Matt's Gallery, The Showroom

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Auto Italia South East is an artist-run project and studio that commissions and produces new artwork – collaborating directly with emerging artists. Throughout its history, Auto Italia’s work has taken many forms, ranging from collaborative public programming in temporary spaces, commissions and presentations in institutions and galleries, and digital commissions. Working at the heart of London’s independent and grassroots art scene, Auto Italia has gained a reputation as one of London’s most innovative spaces for counter-cultural artistic production. Through landmark projects, artist-directors of Auto Italia have explored the project as an organisation, an artist, a community and a collaboration – enabling a community of artists to self-organise and produce experimental autonomous space. Admission to all programmes is free.


In 2011, Arts Council England added Auto Italia to its list of National Portfolio Organisations.

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Auto Italia LIVE

In 2010 Auto Italia LIVE was launched in collaboration with LuckyPDF with five, one hour long TV episodes performed and broadcast live over the internet and to a studio audience. In September 2011 Auto Italia began a second series of TV shows again performed in front of a live audience and broadcast live online from the space. This series focuses on how television affects expectations and perceptions of culture and public spaces. Artists have been commissioned to produce new work for the shows including soap operas, factual programmes, documentary works, and human and mechanical choreography.

Participating artists include Nathan Budzinski, Benedict Drew, Francisco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson, Eddie Peake, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Rachel Pimm, and Lorenzo Tebano.

Yes Way!

In 2009 and again in 2010 Auto Italia collaborated with the music promoter and record label collective Upset The Upset the Rhythm to curate a weekend festival called Yes Way! The festival brought together artists such as Darren Banks, Justin Jaeckle, Ruth Angel Edwards, and Katie Guggenheim and musicians such Male Bonding, Roseanne Barrr, Lovvers and Graffiti Island. A pamphlet featuring works of the invited artists featured in Yes Way 2010 was published to accompany the festival.

Il Trasloco

Il Trasloco is an independent documentary from 1991, which tells the story of the Autonomia (or ‘refusal of work’) movement that began in Italy in the 1960s. Documenting the emptying of the unofficial headquarters of the movement, and narrated by one of its key proponents, Franco Berardi. The translation and subtitling of this film is by Federico Campagna (Through Europe) and Richard John Jones and was commissioned by Auto Italia South East.


Auto Italia South East Wikipedia

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