BIO

Clarissa Falco (b. 1995) is an Italian artist who is currently based in Finale Ligure.
She was one of the artists to take part in the Incontro #11 What about the materiality of the body? exhibition at Pini Foundation. Falco curated FOOD FOR COMMONS, FOOD FOR LIFE workshop for the Architecture Biennale of 2018 at the Swamp School.
During Artissima 2018 she was at DAF Structure, and she participated at Every Letter is a Love Letter exhibition curated by Alessandra Poggianti and Elvira Vannini in Lucca.
After the lockdown, Clarissa was one of the artists exhibiting in the We Can Work It Out show at the Renata Fabbri gallery.

Using the body as a primary medium, Clarissa Falco bring the focus to women, identifying them both as the creator and as an active part of creation itself, firmly establishing her practice in  opposition to the traditional representation of women predominantly as objects of visual pleasure.
In her practice, she perceives eroticism as one of the most powerful gears of the machine that generates desire. For this reason, Falco’s works create close link between the female body and the mechanical apparatus.
The body, especially the female one, is distorted by the mechanisms of societal domination. During the creation of her sculptures, she wonders about what would happen if the internal and external mechanisms of the societymade machines stopped working? What if, and will they become sterile? Or would they simply turn into some other bodies? “Variation plays a vital role for the survival of human species as it is created as a movement of techno-nature. By this term, I mean that the autopoetic arrangement configures itself as the modifying power of its species and the entire environmental context.”

 

Curriculum Vitae

– RESIDENCY –

2020
𝗩𝗶𝗮𝗳𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗶, Via Carlo Farini 35, Milano
𝗗’𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗰 𝘀𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗶𝗼𝘀, Zalaegesterzeg, Ungheria

2018
𝗗𝗔𝗙 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝘂𝘁𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮 – 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗺𝗮 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝗰𝗮𝗱𝗲𝗺𝘆, a cura di Jan St. Werner e Zasha Colah, Artissima, OVAL, Torino

 

– FAIRS –

2020
𝗥𝗲𝗔! 𝗔𝗿𝘁 𝗙𝗮𝗶𝗿, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano

 

– SOLO EXHIBITIONS –

2020
𝗦𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝟳, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗼𝗱𝘄𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻, MimikArt gallery, Zalaegesterzeg

 

– EXHIBITIONS –

2020
𝗪𝗲 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗜𝘁 𝗢𝘂𝘁, Galleria Renata Fabbri, 23 giugno – 30 settembre, Milano
#𝗟𝗼𝗦𝗽𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗼𝗩𝘂𝗼𝘁𝗼 a cura di Raffaella Colace, Online su Triangolo Gallery e Artland, 16 giugno – 30 settembre, Cremona

2019
𝗘𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗟𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿, a cura di Alessandra Poggianti e Elvira Vannini, Terzopianogallery, Lucca
𝗚𝗵𝗼𝘀𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗴𝗼𝗻𝗲, 𝘄𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘃𝗲𝘀 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗮𝗶𝗻, OLTRE: Diario di un presunto fallimento, MACRO, Roma
𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝘃𝗶𝘀𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗯𝗲𝗿𝗮 di Giuseppe Chiari a cura di Massimo Bartolini, supervisione artistica di M. Scotini – Piazza del MAXXI, Roma

2018
𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗠𝗢𝗡𝗦; 𝗙𝗢𝗢𝗗 𝗙𝗢𝗥 𝗟𝗜𝗙𝗘, Swamp School, a cura di Gediminas Urbonas, Padiglione Lituano, 16. Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – La Biennale di
Venezia, Venezia

2017
𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗼 #𝟭𝟭 – 𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆?, a cura di Bianca baroni Fondazione Pini, Milano

 

– PERFORMANCES –

2020
𝗖𝗼𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗖𝗹𝗶𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗖𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘀, GG3, Berlino

2019
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘆-𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿𝘀, a cura di Adrian Paci, Museo MAXXI, Roma
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘇𝗮 𝗽𝘁. 𝟮, gARTen, Correggio

2018
𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗿𝗼𝗯𝗲, Michelangelo Pistoletto, The Szechwan Tale
𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗮, 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗛𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆, a cura di Marco Scotini, FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea
𝗘𝗻𝗱𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗟𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗥𝗲𝗯𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴, a cura di Leonardo Caffo, Caffè Letterario Walden, Milano
𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗗, a cura di Marcello Maloberti, Centro Pecci, Firenze

2015
𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗵𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝘆 𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗮, John Baldessari, NABA, Milano