kaninchenhaus is a non-profit organization established in October 2009 in Turin, within the area of Porta Palazzo. It is active in the field of contemporary art and culture both at a local and international level.
kaninchenhaus produces and organizes art exhibitions, theater shows, publications, audio-visual works, training and residency programs with the aim to encourage artistic mobility and the promotion of artists on an international scale.
kaninchenhaus intends to invent original devices in order to promote projects and enable processes that mobilize unconventional strategies and plans of intervention in the artistic and cultural system.
kaninchenhaus is an artist-run organization. The members of the core working group are artists who chose not to limit their activities and their identities to “the creation of artworks”, but to work actively – and independently – for the activation of shared processes and the redefinition of the role of the artist in society.
kaninchenhaus (literally “rabbit house” or “rabbit hutch”) starts from an idea of hospitality and sharing. The foundation of a “house” means, in this perspective, to create a symbolic place where experience and the individual journey are set aside to make way for the development of a collective strategy. The network of people intertwined with kaninchenhaus constitutes a network able to dialectically relate with institutions, questioning established practices and models, with the aim of generating concrete outcomes/results in the community.
Founder and artistic director: Brice Coniglio (artist within the duo ConiglioViola, director and activist).
Kaninchen-Haus projects were supported by: Mibact, Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione Cariplo, Fondazione CRT, , Siae, Fondation de France, fUNDER35.
KaninchenHaus is part of the following networks: Nesxt Independent Art Festival, fUNDER35, Supercondominio, and the most important international Art-in-residency networks.