From 14 to 19 June 2021

Printmaker, Professor at Central Saint Martins – University of the Arts London (where he directs the Illustration & Printmaking course) – and associate professor at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts), Umberto Giovannini started as a graphic designer, later specialising in engravings, installations, and artist’s books.
For our residency we asked Umberto to focus on a very particular engraving technique: xylography (wood engraving), the oldest graphic technique in history, both poetic and sustainable, requiring only natural materials, such as oil-based inks and natural essences, for which we held a workshop with 12 RUFA students and the collaboration of  Prof. Maria Pina Bentivenga.