Maria Luigia Gioffrè, 1990,is a multidisciplinary artist integrating theatre, performance, visual art, curatorial practices and poetry. Her work draws on anthropologies and mythologies which she reframes in non-ideological and alternative narratives by expanding and eroding historic references through performative sets and visceral imaginaries.







 
ENQUIRIES/ 
info@marialuigiagioffrestudio.org

 





Founder and artistic direction at
In-ruins

Arts Editor
Nova Express Crossdisciplinary Lives Magazine and Agency


































































































































































































































































 


2024


PERFORMANCE
Villa Rey, Associazione Bastione, Turin, IT /upcoming

THEATRE DIRECTION
Primavera dei Teatri, Castrovillari, IT /upcoming


2023



AWARD Finalist
La Biennale di Venezia, Biennale Teatro 2023 
Finalist theatre direction under 35 

ARTIST RESIDENCY
BASE Milano
Milan, IT

TALK
Supercondominio 5
curated by Giulia Colletti, Castello di Rivoli, Turin, IT

ARTIST RESIDENCY and OPEN STUDIO
Flashback Habitat, Living Rooms
Turin, IT

TALK
In-ruins: la residenza d’artista come ponte tra archeologia e contemporaneo
Università Ca’ Foscari, Centro Studi Archeologia Venezia, Venice, IT

TALK
Arte e Spazio Pubblico
Divago Festival in collaboration with Pinksummergallery, Genova, IT

PUBLICATION
Endless Residency Osservatorio sulla Mobilità Artistica, curated by Giulio Verago and Caterina Angelucci, edited by Postmediabooks

PUBLICATION
Archivalia, edited by In-ruins
presented at Paint It Black (Turin,IT, April) and Casa degli Artisti (Milan,IT, June)

TALK
Visual art practice and performance research
Accademia Albertina di Belle Arti, Turin, IT

MASTERCLASS
Alta Specializzazione with Compagnia della Fortezza, directed by Armando Punzo, Volterra, IT


2022


TALK ONLINE
Mobility Webinar: UK-EU Flows in the visual arts
On the Move co-funded by European Union
with: Veronka Kovder (moderator) and Alessio Antoniolli (Gaswork London & Triangle Network); Theodore Ereira-Guyer (visual artist); Paolo Mele (Kora/Ramdom Association/STARE);  Maria Luigia Gioffre (artist and director In-ruins)


THEATRE DEVISING AND DIRECTION
Parcae, site specific
Casa del Cinema di Roma, Calabria Film Commission in partnership with
Festival del Cinema di Roma, IT

Primavera dei Teatri, Castello Aragonese, Castrovillari, IT

Parcae, theatre stage preview
Armonie d’Arte Festival, Teatro Comunale di Soverato, IT


TALK ONLINE
Mobilità artistica e cura in aree archeologiche e di interesse storico
curated by Endless Residency and In-ruins
with: Collezione Maramotti, Museo Nazionale Etrusco Villa Giulia Roma,
Castello San Basilio, Victoria Square Project (roundtable), online, funded
by Italian Council research grant X ed.


PRODUCTION ARTIST RESIDENCY
Primavera dei Teatri
Castello Aragonese, Castrovillari, IT

RESEARCH ARTIST RESIDENCY
Santarcangelo dei Teatri, Santarcangelo Festival
Teatro Il lavatoio, Santarcangelo, IT


EXHIBITION
Wish you were here
Casa del Commiato, Bergamo, IT


PUBLICATION 
Singolare/Molteplice
Antologia a cura di Enzo Campi, Enea Roversi, ed. puntoacapoeditrice

PUBLICATION
Il Corpo Solitario Vol.III, L’autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea
curated by Giorgio Bonomi, ed. Rubbettino



2021


RESEARCH ARTIST RESIDENCY
Domus Artist Residency
Galatina, IT

TALK
Schnittmenge
WalkinStudio, invited by Julia Krahn, Milan, IT

TALK ONLINE
In-ruins: esperienze di residenza artistica in contesti storico-archeologici 
curated by ViaFarini and Endless Residency in collaboration with Università
degli Studi di Bergamo and ICOM Italia

ONLINE  EXHIBITION/ Video screening
Maratona di Visione
curated by Superstudiolo, Bergamo, IT

PUBLICATION
Specie di Spazi. Atlante per l’esplorazione del contemporaneo
curated by students from master in Management delle Risorse Artistiche e Culturali Università IULM Milano, IT 

2020


ONLINE EXHIBITION
Significant Other 
curated by Dobroslawa Nowak


(covid-19 canceled)  EXHIBITION
Hildegard de Bingen:mystic body
curated by Roisin O’ Sullivan 
Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts, London, UK


SOLO EXHIBITION
Memoria di un Giardino
MARCA Museo delle Arti, Catanzaro, IT
catalog: 
Memoria di un Giardino, MARCA Museo delle Arti; ed. SilvanaEditoriale


2019


AWARD Longlist
Aesthetica Art Prize

PUBLICATION
Future Now 
100 Contemporary Artists
from Aesthetica Art Prize


EXHIBITION
From a Distant Proximity
Guler Sanat Galerisi in collaboration with Italian Embassy of Turkey
Ankara, TR


TALK
Art and Psyche: Conference IV The Illuminated Imagination
in collaboration with Central Saint Martins PhD candidate Sara Buoso
Pacifica Graduate Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA


PUBLICATION
222. Artisti Emergenti su cui investire
ed. Exibart curated by Cesare Biasini Selvaggi


OPEN STUDIO
CassataDrone
in collaboration with Goethe Institut
Palermo, IT

ARTIST RESIDENCY
The Workroom
Fattoria Vittadini, Milano Musei Civici, Fabbrica del Vapore, Studio Azzurro
Milan, IT

(bi-personal) EXHIBITION and PERFORMANCE
Do Not Disturb
curated by Emanuele Carlenzi, Hotel San Guido, Milan, IT


TALK
Artist in-conversation, arte e immaginazione nel processo artistico
ViaFarini, Milan, IT

OPEN STUDIO
ViaFarini, VIR Artist-in-residence
Milan, IT


EXHIBITION
12 Windows Alchimie Archetipiche
Fondazione Sassi, Matera, IT


2018


AWARD Winner
Art for Environment Residency Prize, Della Morte e Del Morire
Associazione Culturale Scompiglio, curated by Angel Moya Garcia in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, Centre for Sustainable Fashion, curated by Lucy Orta
Winner

ARTIST RESIDENCY
Della Morte e del Morire
Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Vorno, IT


AWARD Shortlist
Art for Environment Residency Prize, The Land We Live In
Hauser&Wirth, Somerset, in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, Centre for Sustainable Fashion curated by Lucy Orta


WORKSHOP TRAINER
Studio Complex, How to survive as artist in the metropolis
Tate Modern, London, UK


TALK
Unesco International Day Of Light Symposium
Chelsea College of Arts, University of Arts, London, UK


ARTIST RESIDENCY
In search of the darkness
Lumen Studios, Forestry Commission, Grizedale Sculpture, UK


EXHIBITION
Corpo a Corpo
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, invited by Unicatt Art History Department Milan, IT


COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE
Being Together is Not Enough 
YVPA Collective, Five Years Gallery, London, UK


EXHIBITION
The Death of the Image and the Birth of Photography
Window Galleries, Central Saint Martins, London, UK


EXHIBITION
Missing Element
ArtLacuna, London, UK



2017


AWARD Winner 
Celeste Prize
First Prize for Installation, Sculpture and Performance section,
curated by Fatos Ustek
Winner


ARTIST RESIDENCY
ZU-UK - Contemporary Performance and Theatre Company
London, UK


COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE
Venice International Performance Art Week
European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Venice, IT


EXHIBITION
Art Night London & Whitechapel Gallery
associate programme Lumen Studios 
curated by Fatos Ustek, London, UK


PARTICIPATORY WORKSHOP Trainer and PERFORMANCE STUDY
This is an art school
Tate Modern, Tate Exchange, London, UK


EXHIBITION
Show one Degree Show
Central Saint Martins, London, UK

PERFORMER
Block Universe Festival
Young Hi Hong 5:100 Pentagon
Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


2016


EXHIBITION
La Fine dell’Universo
Crypt Gallery St Pancras, Lumen Studios, London, UK


PERFORMANCE
Zurich meets London, From Dada to Mental Health
curated by Zurich University of Arts and Cabaret Voltaire
London, UK


EXHIBITION
Thisisanartshow.jpg
Hornsey Town Hall Art Centre, London, UK


PARTICIPANT and PERFORMER
Biennale di Venezia | Biennale College Danza 
performer in Levee des Conflicts, by Boris Charmatz and Olivia Grandville


EXHIBITION and auction
Art Auction 10th Year UAL - Sotheby’s
Lethaby Gallery, London, UK


EXHIBITION
Utsanga Asemic Writing Exhibition
Parco Nazionale Archeologico Scolacium, IT


ARTIST RESIDENCY
Lumen Studios
London, UK

PUBLICATION
Ramificazioni
curated by Simona Caramia ed. Rubbettino


2013


EXHIBITION
Hanasi Design Find Your Corner
curated by Ottavio Celestino
Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, IT





EDUCATION



2015 - 2017


MA Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies
University of Arts London, Central Saint Martins, UK

2010 - 2013


Photography Diploma
Istituto Superiore di Fotografia, Rome, IT

2008-2012


BA Political Science and Communication, LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, IT


extra academic trainings:   

        

Scuola Cònia, directed by Claudia Castellucci, Societas Raffaello Sanzio, Cesena, IT (2022-2024);

Masterclass Alta Formazione with Compagnia della Fortezza, Armando Punzo (2023)

String of the Body, Instytut Growskiego (2017);

Biennale di Venezia, Biennale College Dance (2016);

Masterclasses Educational Program, Magnum Photos, Paris, FR (2013);























































 










                                                                                                                       

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