Maria Luigia Gioffre

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Born 1990, based in London, UK.

ABOUT/ The work moves towards visual art and performance encompassing a research that makes investigation of imagination, gestures, symbols as tools of composition for scenarios through which attempt to recover the 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 poetic of prayer, a ritual of the desiring body leading to the timing of endurance which I try to embody into images, traces and body itself.

ENQUIRIES/
studio.mlgioffre@gmail.com

 






































































































































































































































































 







EDUCATION

2015-17   MA Photography: Practices and Philosophies, UAL  Central Saint Martins, London, UK 
             
2010-13   Photography Diploma, ISFCI Istituto Superiore di Fotografia, Rome, IT

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



AWARDS

2018

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

Shortlisted - Arte Laguna Prize; performance section 

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

2017

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



RESIDENCIES

2019

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

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 



SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019

MARCA Museo delle Arti del XXI sec., Catanzaro, Italy (forthcoming Solo Exhibition) curated by Simona Caramia,IT

12 Windows, La terra del Pane, 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 Darkness, Lumen Studios, Grizedale Sculpture, Forestry Commission, Grizedale, UK

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

Cosmic Prespectives, Ugly Duck Project Space, curated by Lumen Studios, London, UK

Missing Element, ArtLacuna, curated by Roshi Roshanak, 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

Show One, Central Saint Martins, London, UK 

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

B301, 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, curated by A.Pitruzzella, B. Turlon, London, UK

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

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

Counting Backward, Fine Arts Maths Centre, Big Space, Central Saint Martins, London,UK

Our Laughter Will Drown Your Sorrow, The Laundry, Central Saint Martins, 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

Progetto P, Galleria Gallerati, Rome, IT 


CURATING, ACADEMIC and LEARNING PROJECTS

2018

Fondazione Armonie Arte; co-founder and curator In-ruins Residency, Italy
https://inruins.org


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


PUBLICATIONS & TEXTS 

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

2011

Progetto P Galleria Gallerati, catalogue


PRESS and Featured PROFILES
Artuu, Aesthetica Magazine, Artpil



OTHER WORKS, COLLABORATIONS, COMMISSIONS:


2017

commission - Hero’s Tale produced by Art Catcher, Music for Deaf and Disabilities supported by Art Council of England and Institut Francais, Brady Arts Centre, London, UK

dancer - Block Universe, 5:100 Pentagon, Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

2016

dancer - Biennal of Venice, Levèe Des Conflicts by Boris Charmatz and Olivia Grandville, Venice, Italy

dancer - The shred and the pendulum of time by Cornelia Krafft choreographer, Scolacium, Italy

2015

performer - Werner Schlab by Dante Antonelli, Rome, Italy

playwright - Insignifidanza by Stabile Amato Compagnia Teatro, Catanzaro, Italy










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