Sicily, Italy, 1972.
From 1993 to 1995 she studied Drama and Cinema at Erlangen, Germany. In 2000 she completed her studies at the Academy of Media Arts of Cologne and did her first 16mm film. She has also studied at Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
Her work is based on the conceptual and material use of celluloid and cinematographic devices. Cinema, sculpture, installation and texts are combined to create a conceptual universe which overflows reality. On the late-90s and early-2000s she worked with images in relation with the environment and with the architecture that surrounds them. She contextualizes her works and creates new narrations.
She started working with sculpture and creating cinematographic installations. On her conceptual sculptures the projected images dialogue with real and virtual objects. She experimented with moving images with Super 8 films. The camera is her instrument to draw, directing it to objects and landscapes with special attention to the shape. Overlap layers creating new physical and sensorial spaces. She research into environments, hatching stories about places and people on narrative fictions creating new possibilities of interpretation. Often her films are small stories about the reality growing within fiction.
Since 2004 she has published several printed editions parallel to her films. They are different ways to express and take apart the cinematographic institution. The printed editions, used as secondary literature, explain the creative process of the film, including the research material and set pieces of the film casted aside.
Her work has been exhibited at Tate Modern of London (2010), Museum of Contemporary Art of St. Louis (2011), MUSAC of León (2011), MAXXI of Rome (2014), Center of Contemporary Art of Vilnius, Lithuania (2014), MIT Visual Arts Center of Boston (2015) and Galerie neuer Meister Albertinum of Dresde (2015). She has participated at the Biennals of Liverpool 2010, , at the 52º and 53º editions of the Venice Biennal and on the 32º edition of the Sao Paulo Biennal.
Her films have been shown on several festivals, as the 54 New York Film Festival (2016), FACT screening program, 24 Liverpool Biennal (2016), Basel Parcours Night: The Hidden Conference, film and sound performance (2015) y Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival (2014).
In 2010 she organized a collective exhibition, A Curated Conference, at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía of Madrid with the funds of the museum.
In 2016 she was awarded with the Prix International d´Art Contemporain of the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco.
Lives and works in Berlin.
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