May — Visual Arts
Real Madrid is an artist collective founded in 2015, based on spontaneous points of connection between the practices of the two artists, Bianca Benenti Oriol and Marco Pezzotta.
The duo completed their studies in KHB Weißensee Berlin, HEAD Geneva and Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan. They work through exhibitions focused on sexual development, queer identity and collective conditions. The name ‘Real Madrid’ plays with the concept of sport and of a brand associated with strength, team spirit and soul-friendliness.
They will spend a month in Johannesburg interacting with the Gay and Lesbian Archive (GALA) at the University of the Witwatersrand, and exploring the possibilities of developing and realising a project together that would imaginatively connect the queer communities of South Africa and Switzerland.
Real Madrid has exhibited in 2016/17 in Milano at O’Artoteca, in LIYH (Geneva), Forde (Geneva), Silicon Malley (Lausanne) and 1.1. (Basel). In 2017 the collective was selected as a finalist for the BNP Prize and have been invited to Sao Paulo BR by the Goethe Institute to develop a participatory project.