Laura F. Gibellini
One of the main concerns of my artistic practice is the concept of “place” which articulates the relationship between a world conceived internally and the exteriority that circumscribes it. When I think about place I am thinking about the notion of inhabiting, of the development of certain habits in a given space –so as to make it appropriate for oneself. Lately I have been conducting this kind of appropriation through site-specific installations.
I am presently focused on the grammar of images created by maps (as representations of locations) and on their connection with the intimacy of the domestic space. My intention is to create maps of livable (inhabited) spaces, addressing the paradoxical nature of the domestic realm. The representation of a purely physical and geographical space is linked –for me- to the psychological and emotional connotations of any used, interior, domestic and domesticated space.
Laura F. Gibellini is a visual artist and researcher who lives between Madrid and New York City. She received her PhD from Complutense University of Madrid after conducting her main research both at MoMA and The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum. She collaborates with several international publications such as Exit Express and Arte al Dia International. She is member of the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, New York.
Her forthcoming projects include the book Constructing a Place, published by Complutense University (Madrid) and a solo show at asm28 gallery (Madrid). Recent shows and projects include 341 West 24th Street, New York, AC [Institute], NY; Region 0, King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU; Portable Worlds, PhotoEspaña, Madrid; Hacia Afuera, Art for Change, NY; Video Art From Spain: Hybrid Generations: 2000-2009, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing; Cahiers D’ Artiste. Wohnzimmer, Künstlerhaus Glogauer, Berlin.