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Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo

Sale price$38.00

In 2016, the artist Mark Bradford began a partnership with the cooperative Rio Terà dei Pensieri, an organization that creates work opportunities with and for people incarcerated and recently incarcerated in two prisons in Venice, Italy. The ongoing project, Process Collettivo, builds on Rio Terà’s existing structure, raising awareness about its work through a storefront that sells goods made by the collective—providing funding for the nonprofit—and offers both resources and employment for the previously incarcerated.

Edited and with an introduction by scholar Nicole R. Fleetwood, this book documents and examines both Rio Terà’s multifaceted activities and the collaboration with Bradford. The publication features a conversation between the artist and former President of Rio Terà Liri Longo that delves into the history of their work together and the importance of relationships in collectives, nonprofit work, and socially engaged artmaking.

Functioning in the spirit of Process Collettivo, the book also serves as a platform for vital information related to the project’s concerns: new essays by Asale Angel-Ajani, Elisabetta Grande, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Jessica Lynne critically assess the state of Italian prisons, provide a comparison of Italian and American carceral systems, reflect on the power of creativity inside prisons, and consider this partnership as part of a larger discourse of social practice.

Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo
Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo Sale price$38.00


English (interviews also in Italian)


Hauser & Wirth Publishers


Softcover with flaps


Edited and with an introduction by Nicole R. Fleetwood. Conversation between Mark Bradford and Liri Longo. Essays by Asale Angel-Ajani, Elisabetta Grande, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Jessica Lynne.




16.5 x 22.9 cm



Publication Date

April 2024

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‘Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo’ will launch at the Hauser & Wirth Publishers Bookstore in Venice, open from 13 April through 5 May at 2671 Campo San Maurizio. In celebration of the publication and the culmination of the eight-year partnership between Bradford and Rio Terà, ‘Mark Bradford: Process Collettivo’ will be available alongside a fundraising limited-edition work by the renowned American artist, with all proceeds from sales at the bookstore supporting Rio Terà.

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Process Collettivo

Building on Rio Terà’s existing structure of non-profit laboratories and workspaces, Process Collettivo aims to increase employment and training opportunities for incarcerated and recently incarcerated people in Venice. Through a storefront in the city’s historic center that sells handmade products created in Rio Terà’s workshops, Process Collettivo raises awareness about Rio Terà’s activities while providing resources, training and employment for the collective’s members.

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The Artist


Mark Bradford (b. 1961 in Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) is a contemporary artist best known for his large-scale abstract paintings created out of paper. Characterized by its layered formal, material, and conceptual complexity, Bradford’s work explores social and political structures that objectify marginalized communities and the bodies of vulnerable populations. Just as essential to Bradford’s work is a social engagement practice through which he reframes objectifying societal structures by bringing contemporary art and ideas into communities with limited access to museums and cultural institutions.