Summer Camps 2019

“Capanne: piccoli luoghi speciali” (“Huts: Special Little Places”)

A project by Alice Ronchi together with the Pirelli HangarBicocca Arts Tutors

Like every year, Pirelli HangarBicocca summer camps offer children aged from 7 to 12 a unique opportunity to encounter contemporary art first hand, immersing themselves in the huge exhibition spaces and working alongside some of Italy’s most interesting young artists: in 2019 children are accompanied through an intense week of discovery and creativity by Alice Ronchi (Milan, 1989), whose art uses unconventional materials in a poetic way to create sculptures and installations, as well as performance and other forms of contemporary art.

The new project entitled “Capanne: piccoli luoghi speciali” is inspired by Sheela Gowda’s Remains exhibition, which examines the theme of the temporary shelter as a place that is both individual and collective. Starting from the idea of Gowda’s shelter as a space of protection, Alice Ronchi and the Pirelli HangarBicocca arts tutors invite each of the children to create their own “hut” with the most diverse array of shapes, colours and materials, following their own sensitivities and fantasy. This constellation of temporary homes eventually forms a single village – a place for sharing countless stories, wishes, and dreams. Every day, the children try out different ways of designing – using drawing, collage, painting, and photography – and building – from the choice of materials to assembly techniques and interior furnishings.

Construction, cooperation, protection and play are the keys to knowledge in this project. There are both individual moments – inside the special little places that are created – and moments of interaction and collective dialogue in a playful atmosphere of discovery.

The week’s activities also includes some workshops related to the CITTÀDIMILANO exhibition by Giorgio Andreotta Calò as well as some outings in Milan.

The artist
Alice Ronchi, 1989, is an artist who lives and works in Milan. She graduated in 2012 from the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti di Milano and in 2015 from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In her works, everyday objects meet the world of inventiveness and imagination. The search for a sense of wonder is a constant theme in her work, which is inhabited by familiar and yet also enigmatic figures that emerge from her own abstract reformulations. Midway between playfulness and minimalism, her work is a perfect combination of disciplined form and simplicity of expression. Using a variety of media, ranging from sculpture to photography, through to performance and video, Ronchi questions reality with her watchful, inquisitive eyes, conveying her magical vision to us.

From 10 June to 5 July 2019, the “Huts: Special Little Places” Summer Camp will be repeated for three weeks, each of which will be designed for a particular age group.

Max. 20

120 € for the week (only one week can be booked per child)

• 10% for Family Membership card holders
• 10% for Pirelli employees
• 10% for A.C.S. Bicocca

Special offers
• 80 € total to enroll another sibling
Discounts cannot be combined

Tuition fee includes
• participation in all summer school activities from Monday to Friday, 8.30 AM to 5 PM (8.30/9.00 drop-off, 16.30/17.00 pick-up)
• morning and afternoon snacks
• field trips to museums in Milan
• creative workshops conceived and led by artists
• participation certificate
• free admission to final event on Friday

Lunch must be brought from home

Camp Dates



Monday 10 June – Friday 14 June 2019
7-9 years old (kids born between 2010 and 2012)



Monday 24 June – Friday 28 June 2019
8-10 years old (kids born between 2009 and 2011)



Monday 1 July – Friday 5 July 2019
10-12 years old (kids born between 2007 and 2009)