ASTRA - A Space Travels Around is a traveling artist residency, inviting emerging artists to work in selected cities around the world. The criteria of selection for each city is one: ASTRA follows Art fairs, Biennials and Cultural Events.
ASTRA has decided to be itinerant in order to reach a larger audience, promote cultural exchange and to give possibility to residents to develop their practice in unique environments.
Our aim is to support artists who lack the resources to turn talent into opportunities for their future. The purpose is to best match the developmental stage of an artists, with what ASTRA can best offer. This includes, but is not restricted to, studio space for creative development, advice in each artistic practice, professional introductions, inclusion in exhibition and/or publications.
Founded in 2017, ASTRA is run by Teodora di Robilant, Lucrezia de Fazio and Claudia d'Oncieu.
In 2017 she completed a masters at Goldsmiths University. She worked at Artforum in New York and later moved to London to work as a researcher for Christies Contemporary department.
Artist, graduated in Sculpture at Rome University of Fine Arts. In 2017 she completed a masters in Contemporary Photography, Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins.
She obtained her BA at Istituto Europeo di Design. Worked as an interior designer and in 2017 she graduated from a masters in Photography and Visual Design at NABA in Milan.