Pia Bolognesi and Giulio Bursi have worked together as Atelier Impopulaire since 2012. Their practice involves moving-image, writing, installation, sculpture.


Favoring collaborative methodologies and collective processes AI rethinks received models of dissemination presenting narratives that highlight moments of rupture in our contemporary culture. With a background in Art & Cinema (PhD in Film and Visual Studies) AI research shifts from investigating the plural identities of visual languages to deconstructing and reinterpreting their politics of representation.

Their projects have been shown at Centre Pompidou, Tate Modern, Kyoto University of Art and Design, West Bund Shanghai, La Biennale di Venezia, Berlin Art Week, La Triennale di Milano, GAM Santiago, MoMA New York, Power Station of Art Shanghai, Volksbühne Berlin, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Shanghai Himalayas Museum, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Harvard Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, HKW Berlin, The Louvre, Atonal Berlin and in independent art spaces and initiatives across Europe, Canada and US.

AI is also an archive focused on underground artistic and literary movements from 1950s to the present, a collection devoted to different forms of arts and writing that gathers historical publications and unpublished material as well as printed matter, audiovisuals, photographs, artist editions, ephemera.

Les Editions Impopulaires (Paris-Berlin) is Pia Bolognesi, Giulio Bursi, Marco Caroti.

Atelier Impopulaire advocates for total liberation.


Atelier Impopulaire 
Lobe Block
Studio 1.2
Böttgerstr. 16
13357 Berlin

press: Artforum, Vogue, Sight & Sound, Flash Art, Il Corriere della Sera, Alias, Frieze DE, Mousse, Muse, Frieze, Dazed, Interview.

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