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 from the need to transform the contemporary context of the island into contemporary art exhibitions and environment.  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 Nas 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. 

Main Program


From the 15th Dec. 2018 up to the 10 january 2019 Cassata Drone thats  has become an expanded archive device 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 – 


Cassata Drone (#CD; #CassataDrone) first output was an international exhibition from 14th June to 5 october 2018 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. Cassata Drone show was curated by Giovanni Rendina and coinceived 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. 

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














Collateral Program 


20-21 October 2018,  Cassata Drone Expanded Archive at MACRO, Museum Of Contemporary Art of Rome

– feat.  Corinne Mazzoli with “The Party Wall” performance – 

3-9 october, La Sughereta, international workshop by Andrea Masu (Alterazioni Video), in the Natural Reserve of Niscemi. The cork-oak reserve. coordinators: Corinne Mazzoli and g. olmo stuppia. 

DOWNLOAD HERE  INFORMATION and the program day by day:










24th 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, 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. 



06.05.2018 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. 
























27.04.2018 Workshop-Talk-Lecture by Giovanni Rendina, g. olmo stuppia, Claudia di Gangi,

at Academy of Fine Arts of Palermo, Aula Blu Cobaltoo 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)





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 IDRONI 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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