Kinkaleri was founded in 1995 as a grouping of formats and means balancing in the attempt. From the outset the company has worked in a number of different directions and areas: plays, performance pieces, installations, video-making, soundtracks, publications. Their work has been featured or shown, both in Italy and abroad, in contemporary art museums, theatres, dance and theatre festivals, galleries, video and sound installation competitions and seasons.
The company is formed by Matteo Bambi, Luca Camilletti, Massimo Conti, Marco Mazzoni, Gina Monaco, Cristina Rizzo.
The utterly original structure of the group, both from an organizational point of view and in terms of artistic production, provide the essential framework for the underlying impulse and drive of their work: to throw into sharp focus the representative relationship between the object and the field to which it refers (or should refer). Their productions have therefore always been characterized by the transversality of signs that progressively undermines the use of representation in the contemporary age, with an artistic language that mixes languages, making them foreign to themselves before redefinition elsewhere. In its work, the company has always sought to privilege innovative practices, with the interaction between original languages through experimentation with different modes of expression.
Kinkaleri has also realized many site- and situation-specific installations and performance pieces. Since 1995 Kinkaleri has created the following shows: Amras (1995), Doom (1996), Super (1997), 1.9cc GLX (1998), Esso (1999/2000), et (1999/2000), Zoo (2000/2001), Ecc.etera (2000/2001), My love for you will never die (2001), <OTTO> (2002/2003), TONO (2003), WEST (2003-2005), I Cenci/Spettacolo (2004), pool (2005). In 2002 Kinkaleri organized Short Connection at the Teatro Studio Scandicci, exploring the state of the arts today and specifically considering the hybrid field of experimental theatre work in the light of the profound cultural isolation currently being experienced by Italy.
In 2002/2003 the company received the PREMIO LO STRANIERO Scommesse per il futuro, “for its admirable group coordination within austere theatre forms with rough, intense means where dance is the concealed rhythm of reality and a subtle distance creates the necessary dissonances”. In the same year, it was awarded the PREMIO UBU for the best dance theatre show of the year for <OTTO>, “one of the most surprising works of the season, which lies outside genre boundaries” (M. Marino).
Kinkaleri is currently based at the Spazio K in Prato - Italy.