"ART & FOOD" at the International Women's Biennale at Warehouse 26 – Old Port of Trieste, Sunday, December 17, 5:00 PM.

As part of the IV edition of the International Women's Biennale with the theme "Breathing with the World" at Warehouse 26 in the Old Port of Trieste, the event "Art & Food" is presented.

Stefano Comelli, an acclaimed sculptor born in Trieste and residing in Versa di Romans d'Isonzo, known for his significant presence in symposiums and exhibitions, distinguishes himself as a versatile artist, combining sculptural tradition, experimentation, and innovation. In addition to his artistic pursuits, Comelli has contributed to cultural promotion through courses and event organization in collaboration with cultural associations such as MAX ART and Olympus. Since 2015, he has conducted artistic workshops and sculpture courses using chocolate. In 2018, he designed the Nativity Scene for the Vatican, serving as artistic director and coordinating the creation of wooden sculptures displayed in St. Peter's Square in December 2022 alongside 10 other sculptors.

At BID23ART, Stefano Comelli will showcase the performative art of live sculpture, carving a form out of chocolate. The sculptor will draw inspiration from the works of the artist Nevia Gregorovich for his creation.

Nevia Gregorovich, a pianist and painter of Istrian origin, a graduate in piano from the Conservatory of Milan, consistently dedicates herself to artistic research, exhibiting both in Italy and abroad. Her works are featured in art galleries, museums, public and private collections. Living and working between Milan, Trieste, and Barcelona, her avant-garde music performances are often connected to multimedia exhibitions where she enjoys combining art in a comprehensive exploration of osmosis driven by the desire for beauty, satisfied only through wonder. Through her macro photographs from the 'erotic fruit' series displayed at the exhibition, the artist will guide us on an imaginatively impactful journey with a touch of irony and zest for life. These photos have inspired the poems of poet Maddalena Capalbi and have given life to the evenings "R'osè" and the creative cooking project called "Il giardino delle delizie." The poems will be recited by the artist and Antonio Schiavulli.

Fabiana Romanutti, journalist and editor of QUBÌ, a philosophy graduate with a past as a high school teacher (of Italian, Latin, and history), retains a passion for dissemination and sharing knowledge and beauty. She has always been involved in microhistory and, consequently, food culture. Hence, she decided to create a monthly magazine that tells everyone about the beautiful things in our region. And if not everything is there, there is enough! Hence, QUBÌ. The journalist, a special guest, will share her critical vision on the art of gastronomy and introduce sculptor Stefano Comelli.

Lisa Rossi, an expert in food and wine of the territory, with a fervent passion for local flavors, specializes in the field of digital communication. She has played an active role in organizing events focused on food and beverage, including numerous editions of Chocofest in Gradisca d'Isonzo, where she curated workshops and meetings with the world's top chocolatiers. Active in raising awareness and providing education on organic products. Known as a "wine promoter," she enthusiastically dedicates herself to promoting Friulian wines, with a particular focus on Ribolla Gialla. She has successfully organized various events that have brought together enthusiasts of food and wine, Michelin-starred chefs, and local producers. Among her various activities, she works with the monthly food and wine magazine Èsquisito.

Start time: 5:00 PM

  • 5:00 PM: Presentation of the International Women's Biennale and guided tour of the exhibition
  • 5:30 PM: Presentation of the artist Nevia Gregorovich
  • 6:00 PM: Presentation of sculptor and artist Stefano Comelli, introduction, and the start of his creation
  • 6:30 PM: Fabiana Romanutti introduces the sculptor, who presents his creation, followed by a tasting of the proposal inspired by Nevia Gregorovich's artwork

Where the event takes place:
At the Sbisà hall on the first floor of Warehouse 26 – Old Port, Trieste.
How to get there: Take bus No. 6, booking the stop specifically for the Museum Center, or by car from Viale Miramare, turning at the roundabout towards Porto Vecchio.

The event is open to all.
The entrance ticket includes a visit to the exhibition and participation in the "Art & Food" event.

  • Cost: 10 euros.
    The ticket includes a tasting of the creation by artist Stefano Comelli paired with a selected liquor from "Piolo Max."