Maria Luigia Gioffre

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Born 1990, based in London and Milan (Italy/UK).  

ABOUT/ The work moves towards visual art and performance encompassing a research that investigates methodologies of production for images and imagination within memory.  Gestures and symbols work as tools of composition for scenarios through which I attempt to recover a poiesis of a personal or universal history. The interplay of traces and time sets performance not only as live practice but also as a practice of  archive and memory which I explore through multiple media. The repetition is used as a prayer for the desiring body to lead to the timing of endurance which I try to embody into images, trace-signs and the body itself.

ENQUIRIES/
studio.mlgioffre@gmail.com

 






































































































































































































































































 







EDUCATION

2015-17   MA Contemporary Photography: Practices and Philosophies, Art programme
                University of Arts  Central Saint Martins, London, UK 
             
2010-13   Photography Diploma, Istituto Superiore di Fotografia, Rome, IT

2008-12   BA Political Science and Communication, LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, IT   



AWARDS

2019

First Selection - Arte Laguna Prize, installation and sculpture section

Longlisted - Aesthetica Art Prize

2018

Winner - AER Art for Environment, Associazione Culturale Scompiglio, chaired by Lucy Orta 

First Selection - Arte Laguna Prize / performance

Shortlisted - AER Art for Environment, Hauser&Wirth, The Land We Live In, Somerset, chaired by Lucy Orta  

2017

Winner - Celeste Prize; installation, sculpture and performance section; curated by Fatos Ustek



RESIDENCIES

2019

Fabbrica del Vapore, Fattoria Vittadini in collaboration with Fondazione Milano Musei Civici and ViaFarini, Milan, IT 

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

2018

AER Art For Environment, Della Morte e Del Morire, Tenuta dello Scompiglio, IT

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

2017

Venice International Performance Art week, Co-Creation Live Factory Prologue I, European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Venice, IT

2016

Lumen Studios, London, UK


TALKS

2019

Art and Psyche: Conference IV The Illuminated Imagination, Pacifica Graduate Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA

Artist in-conversation with Mimma Della Cagnoletta and Laura Santamaria, ViaFarini, Milan, IT 

2018

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

2015

Progetto Gutemberg, MARCA Museo Delle Arti XXI sec. Catanzaro, IT 



SOLO SHOWS 

2019

MARCA Museo delle Arti del XXI sec., curated by Simona Caramia, Catanzaro, IT


GROUP SHOWS, PERFORMANCES, INTERVENTIONS  


2019

 SciameProject, ViaFarini Project Space, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, IT  

Aesthetica Art Prize, York Art Gallery, York, UK 

12 Windows Alchimie Archetipiche, Fondazione Sassi, Matera 2019 European Capital of Culture, curated by Simona Caramia, Matera, IT

2018

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

In search of the Darkness, Grizedale Sculpture, Forestry Commission, Grizedale, UK

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

Missing Element, ArtLacuna, London, UK

Ramificazioni, Castello di Squillace, curated by Simona Caramia, Squillace, Italy

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

Studio Complex, How to survive as artist in the metropolis, Tate Modern, Tate Exchange, curated by Alex Schady, London, UK

2017

Venice International Performance Art Week, European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, curated by Francesca Carol Rolla and VestandPage, Venice, Italy

Celeste Prize Award Exhibition, Oxo Tower Bargehouse, curated by Fatos Ustek, London, UK

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

This is an art school, Tate Modern, Tate Exchange, curated by Alex Schady, London, UK

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

2016

Utsanga Asemic Writing Exhibition, MiBact, Terre Scolacium, MARCA Museo delle Arti, curated by Utsanga Magazine, Parco Archeologico Scolacium, IT

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

Art Auction 10th Year UAL; Sotheby’s, Lethaby Gallery, London

Control/Self, Punctum Gallery, Chelsea College of Arts, London, UK

Thisisanartshow.jpg, Hornsey Town Hall Art Centre, curated by David Moore, London, UK

Zurich meets London, From Dada to Mental Health, curated by Zurich University of Arts and Cabaret Voltaire, King’s Cross, London, UK

2015

The Big Space V, Big Space, Central Saint Martins, London, UK

2013

Hanasi Design, Find Your Corner, Fondazione Pastificio Cerere, Rome, IT

2011

Oscura, Centro Sperimentale di Fotografia, Rome, IT



CURATING, ACADEMIC and LEARNING PROJECTS

2018

 In-ruins Art Residency, Scolacium Archaeological Park, Italy
https://inruins.org


Tate Modern Exchange; leading workshop ‘Studio Bath’ with Central Saint Martins
 https://studiobath.wixsite.com/studiobathart


PUBLICATIONS & TEXTS 


2019

Aesthetica Art Prize Anthology, Future Now, 100 Contemporary Artists from Aesthetica Art Prize

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

2018

Corpo a Corpo, Unicatt Art History Department, catalog

Ramificazioni, Rubbettino, exhibition catalogue

2016

Utsanga Asemic Writing Exhibition, catalogue

Punctum Journal Catalogue, Chelsea college of Arts

thisisanartshow.jpg catalogue, Hornsey Town Hall

Utsanga.it issue no. 8 June 2016 (ISSN 2421-3365)

Utsanga.it issue no. 7 March 2016 (ISSN 2421-3365)

issue no. 1 Epizootics Zine poetry online journal University of Plymouth



PRESS and Featured PROFILES
Artuu, Aesthetica Magazine, Artpil











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