How do we want to work in the future? Drills are methods for self-discipline, ways to explore artistic practice and routines to develop in order to see ourselves and our artistic practices differently. Click below to DO THE DRILL. Drill Practice is a collaborative project between Auto Italia and BAFA CSM students, with contributions from Keshav Anand, Sofia Lavalle, Nicole read more

opti-ME* Online Commission: Sascha Pohflepp: "The Currency of Living Matter (Every Thought Is Sunlight)"

As part of opti-ME*s investigation into embodied value, identity economics, and human exchange, artist Sascha Pohflepp presents a speculative executive toy modeled on the body’s very own ‘molecular currency’ in The Currency of Living Matter (Every Thought Is Sunlight). Converting organic into digital 'money', he maps in a closed circuit the energy needed for the bio-mechanical production of five US dollars read more

Auto Italia at Kunstvlaai, 21-25 May

We're excited to announce that Auto Italia will be participating in this year's Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam, 21st-25th May. Developed in close collaboration with Theo Cook, Pablo Jones-Soler and Michael Oswell, Auto Italia will present a billboard-based piece, installed in the Amstelpark alongside work from over 50 artist-led initiatives from around the world. Kunstvlaai is a platform for experimental art practices; read more

Ingo Niermann at opti-ME*

As part of opti-ME* we're looking for people interested in taking part in a workshop - The Artist as Material - with writer Ingo Niermann, based on his concept of self-determined drill. This focused, small workshop will take place on Saturday May 24th from 2pm onwards, where Niermann will work with the group to explore ideas and methodologies for how artists might read more


Now available, from us to you, a *FREE* ringtone, comprised of the auto-tuned and pitch shifted sounds of Lady Gaga and Marina Abravomic in physical and emotional turmoil. Answer your calls after a duet of despair. GAGAVIC RINGTONE iPHONE VERSION GAGAVIC RINGTONE EVERYONE ELSE VERSION The ringtone gifts a special mobile-momento re-edit of DJ and producer Pierre LX's future-Muzak commission read more

In the Memewhile – Justin Jaeckle at opti-ME*

Join us for - In the Memewhile - as Justin Jaeckle leads the next stage of our project - opti-ME* - with an evening of high performance [anxiety] and socialised futures. On Saturday 10th May we’re opening our doors for a take over by a syndicate of participants to explore the #MEMEWHILE with early evening meditative vibes, pizza and live streaming read more

Special Service: open call / spring 14 Premiere

open call / spring 14 PREMIERE / TALKSHOW open call / spring 14 is an intimate talkshow brought to you by Special Service with Preston Chaunsumlit and Christopher Kulendran Thomas, hosted by Britta Thie. The event includes a premiere of the first Special Service casting tapes produced during their residency at Auto Italia as part of opti-ME*. Special Service have read more

open call / spring 14 - Special Service at opti-ME*

Our next project - opti-ME* - will be launched with an invitation to participate in Special Service’s open call / spring 14 - a casting for the Berlin-based modeling agency's new commercial. We’re inviting individuals aged 16 and over interested in being involved with the commission launching opti-ME* to attend a casting conducted by Special Service for open call / spring 14 read more

Auto Italia LIVE featured in Maeve Connollys "TV Museum"

We’re very excited to be featured in TV Museum – contemporary art and the age of television. In her new book, Maeve Connolly takes the complex and shifting relationship between television and contemporary art as the subject – charting the changing status of television as a cultural form, object of critique, and site of artistic invention. Tracking the history of read more

Llocs Communs: RWBA in Barcelona

We're excited to share some images of a new presentation of Recent Work by Artists as part of Llocs Comuns at Can Felipa in Barcelona. The RWBA installation - commissioned by Auto Italia in collaboration with Tim Ivison & Julia Tcharfas, Rachel Pimm and George Moustakas - is at the entrance of the exhibition space, welcoming visitors and providing them read more