Claudia di Gangi, Red Sign at “Tintu cu un mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua” walkscape from Sigonella Drone Base to Palermo from 27 march to april 12 2018


Claudia di Gangi, Red Sign at “Tintu cu un mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua” walkscape from Sigonella Drone Base to Palermo from 27 march to april 12 2018


Cassata Drone, today transformed as Cassata Drone Expanded Archive (CDEA) works on the landscape space of the Sicilian Region, Italy with contemporary art projects. CDEA is a long term project by the artist g. olmo stuppia
Cassata Drone Expanded Archive was born to involve artists all over the world from the need to transform the contemporary context of the island into art exhibitions and environments.  The famous “Cassata Siciliana” cake made of layers and the heavy armed dronisation (UCAV) of the territory with its epicentre at the base of Sigonella Nassig 2 (Catania).

Cassata Drone Expanded Archive is a non-profit international art project and has its temporary and nomadic base in Palermo in a studio-flat designed by the Architect Fabio Lombardo at Via Malta 21.  CDEA is now running Dono, Cammino – Summer program 2019  – To fund Us, please click here  . 

Currently cassata drone expanded archive is engaged in an international tour of the entire archive of which the first stop was at INHA (Institut National de Historie de L’art) with the exhibition and performance “Archéologie du futur” in Paris from 13 to 27 November 2019.

Cassata Drone, oggi  Cassata Drone Expanded Archive (CDEA) lavora sullo spazio-paesaggio della Regione Siciliana, con progetti di arte contemporanea. CDEA è un progetto a lungo termine dell’artista g. olmo stuppia. 
Cassata Drone Expanded Archive nasce dall’esigenza di trasformare il contesto contemporaneo dell’isola in mostre d’arte e pratiche legate al suo peculiare contesto di crisi. La famosa torta Cassata Siciliana a strati e la pesante dronizzazione armata (UCAV) del territorio con il suo epicentro alla base di Sigonella Nas 2 (Catania) rappresentano la sua tematica di indagine da proporre ad artisti di tutto il mondo. 

Cassata Drone Expanded Archive è un progetto artistico internazionale senza scopo di lucro e ha sede temporanea con spirito nomade a Palermo in uno studio-flat progettato dall’architetto Fabio Lombardo in Via Malta 21.  CDEA è ora attivo con il programma di residenze estivo Dono, Cammino – Programma estivo 2019 – Per finanziarci, clicca qui. 

Attualmente CDEA è impegnata in un tour internazionale di tutto l’archivio di cui la prima tappa è realizzata grazie a MARCOVALDO all’INHA (Institut National de Historie de L’art) con la mostra e performance “Archéologie du futur” in Paris from 13 to 27 November 2019.


Exhibition Program



From 25 set. to 30 october 2019

Preferire l’ombra invade the urban landscape of Palermo with a show curated by Giacomo Pigliapoco & Luca Gennati. Projects by James Bridle (Piazza Cassa di Risparmio – first outdoor intervention in Italy), Valentina Furian, Julius Neubronner, Il Pavone, Marco Strappato, Paolo Cirio  – Via Malta 21 & Fondazione Sant’Elia – Loggiato di San Bartolomeo 



Désolé – Cassata Drone Expande Archive 

From the 15th Dec. 2018 up to the 10 january 2019

Cassata Drone, thats  has become an expanded archive, presents Désolé, an exhibition by g. olmo stuppia with an intervention by Alterazioni Video in Palermo, in the penthouse of a historic building in Via Malta 21. The installation is the second exhibition of the research project Cassata Drone which has been investigating Sicily’s geopolitical situation with its strong connotation to the militarisation of the island for more than a year. Recently presented at MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, the nomadic archive is a reality in construction that is continuously enriched with contents and images from the direct exploration of the territory, ongoing theoretical studies, organised workshops (last La Sughereta – The Cork Oak, conducted by Andrea Masu) and the involvement of artists, scholars and researchers – http://moussemagazine.it/desole-cassata-drone-expanded-archive-palermo/ 


Cassata Drone

From 14th June to 5 october 2018 CDEA present “Cassata Drone”  exhibition involving Raqs Media Collective, MDR (Maria D Rapicavoli) and Stefano Cagol within a private house that, for the first time, opens itself to the public for free. Cassata Drone show was curated by Giovanni Rendina and conceived by g. olmo stuppia . The three artists will be interacting with one room each transforming them into three different immersive installations.  Built in the fascist style, the apartment is located at 21 Via Malta, 90133, Palermo, Sicily .  The project was created to investigate the layers of the typical Palermo cake “Cassata Siciliana” and the presence of military drones (UCAV) in Sicily as its contemporary representation. http://myartguides.com/exhibitions/cassata-drone/ 

DOWNLOAD HERE THE PRESS KIT (team images, artists images, press releases, exhibition view and vernissage pictures)














CDEA Nomad Program 


13-27 november 2019 

Archéologie du Futur INHA of Paris host CDEA for a solo performance and exhibition at Galerie Colbert, Paris France – curated by Anna Battiston, Lieu de l’Art, produced by INHA and Universitè Sorbonne Pantheon I 


21 may to 30 sept. 2019

Residency Program – Dono Cammino with Mattia Pajè; Maria Luigia Gioffrè; Studio Calas;  Annika Pettini & Giovanna Repetto; Loris Gentile & Greta Pasini con Michele Zanotti; Pamela Breda – Palermo @attic and @Fondazione Sant’Elia 



20-21 October 2018 

Cassata Drone Expanded Archive at MACRO, Museum Of Contemporary Art of Rome

– https://www.museomacro.it/evento/cassata-drone feat.  Corinne Mazzoli with “The Party Wall” performance – https://www.museomacro.it/evento/cassata-drone-expanded-archive 


3-9 october 2018, Niscemi (The cork Oak reserve, Sicily) 

La Sughereta, international workshop by Andrea Masu (Alterazioni Video), in the Natural Reserve of Niscemi. The cork-oak reserve. coordinators: Corinne Mazzoli,Giovanni Rendina, g. olmo stuppia 

DOWNLOAD HERE  INFORMATION and the program day by day:




24th 2018 august from 18 to 23.55 , LOCUSART (Thale Fastvold and Tanja Thorjussen), will perform “Guilded tree nr 3 Palermo” at #cassatadronespace #viamalta21 ringbell Cassata Drone – 6th floor – Further information and Facebook event HERE.  

This event is generously supported by OCA Norway
















image © Locusart and Cassata Drone 



12 the june 2018, performance The Body Of Energy  with Stefano Cagol at Piazza Borsa – powered by Innogy Cultural Stiftung and Provincia Autonoma di Trento with secondary Class student by Istituto Comprensivo Arenella

TBOE – Palermo Piazza Borsa from Cassata Drone on Vimeo.



4.05.2018 – 11.05.2018

Workshop  with Istituto Comprensivo Arenella, tutoring with Vanessa Ambrosecchio and curated by g. olmo stuppia & Giovanni Rendina, special guest Corinne Mazzoli (visual artist), Palermo. Please click here for Italian language workshop schedule. 


The Party Wall performance by Corinne Mazzoli at Sigonella Nas 1 US Navy bridge (Catania, Sicily). The Party Wall was designed during the international residency at Casa Rio by the Venice based artist. The Party Wall is a performance born out from a reflection on the global phenomenon of urban fencification and the militarization of public security, with a focus on Rio de Janeiro during a five-week residency at Casa Rio. During the performance in Sigonella, where is present a military drone base, the artist transformed her performance in a new site specific context. 



















talk-Lecture by Giovanni Rendina, Claudia di Gangi, g. olmo stuppia 

at Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo, Aula Blu Cobalto,  Claudia di Gangi hosted by the Artist and Teacher Francesco de Grandi 

image poster © Marco Casella 
































27 march – 12 april 2018

Tintu cu un Mancia a Cassata Pi Pasqua, international workshop by foot from Sigonella to Palermo (253km) Partecipants: Claudia di Gangi, Giorgia Antonioli, Teresa Satta, Francesca della Seta, Maria Teresa Scarabello, Michele Rizzo. Leaders: g. olmo stuppia, Giovanni Rendina, Chiara Bordin –

Under the patronage of University IUAV of Venice, University of Architecture of Palermo, SDS of Siracusa (Catania) and others. 






23.03.2018 Performance  Cassata Drone public launch “Like the Sound of an Earthquake”, Barrieracontemporanea

Like the sound of an Earthquake, Turin, Barrieracontemporanea made possibile by Robe di Droni Torino


© Bianca Asmara Curti, 2018; Associazione Barriera, Torino.  .

LIKE THE SOUND OF AN EARTHQUAKE – first performance cassatadrone from Cassata Drone on Vimeo.





































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