Clarissa Falco, (Genoa, 1995). She holds a Masters Degree in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies from NABA. She works, as a visual artist and performer, on issues related to the body reflecting on its condition in a constant dialogue with mechanical elements. Her works start from the idea of ​​the body conceived as a machine, beyond the distinction between subject and object, which is deprived of its appearance to become an engine and gear, part of a machine. In the performative activity, the machine-body binarism is expressed through an automatic gesture of the performers, as if trapped in a time loop that is always the same.

Dialoguing with science and wondering how it deals with the body is what moves Clarissa interest in the machinic element. With the term machine she is not referring only to the structure but also to the ethical, social, political and cultural practices that affect us. But what are the political, ethical, social and aesthetic limits of the body? Contemporary culture has shifted the focus of hybridization from high-tech laboratories to popular culture. Science fiction and horror literature (and cinema) contribute to developing this theme, underlining their ability to record our lives changes. The consolidated success of horror and sci-fi genres are a symptom of a new phenomenon that prefers the deviant, or the mutant, over the more conventional versions of the human being. Precisely for this reason, they provide us with appropriate cultural representations of these changes and transformations. In her artistic practice, Clarissa wants to get out of the putrefied imagination where the beauty of the anomalous body was not designed to move towards a representation of the subject that underlines the urgency to think about the unity of the body-machine.



Curriculum Vitae


2022: ScopeBLN, Berlin

2021: Domus Artist Residency, Galatina

2021: Pada studios, Barreiro, Lisbon

2020 – 2022: Via Farini, Via Carlo Farini 35, Milan

2020: D’Clinic, Zalaegesterzeg, Hungary

2018: DAF Struttura-Artissima Experimental Academy curaed by Jan St. Werner e Zasha Colah, Artissima, OVAL, Turin


2022: Second Life – Tutto torna, finalist, exhibition in Centro Pecci (PO), Palazzo Vecchio (FI), Cenacolo degli Agostiniani (FI), Palazzo senza Tempo (RO)

2022: Art Verona, pavilion 12 stand NE2, Galleria Ipercubo, Verona

2022: Food Data Digestion, seminar on artificial intelligence, Sineglossa, Roberto Fassone and Andrea Zaninello COMBO, Turin

2021, Fake your self, Dancity, Palazzo Candiotti, Foligno

2021: (La) natura (è) morta? finalist CRAMUM prize, curated by Sabino Maria Frassà, Villa Mirabello, Milan

2020: REA art fair, fabbrica del vapore, Milan

Solo Exhibitions

2022: Iron Swan, Il Triangolo Gallery, Cremona

2022: Mirrored in Spectral Machines, in collaboration with Camilla Alberti, SpazioSerra, Milan

2020: Soundtrack 7, The Woodwoman, Mimikartgallery, Zalaegesterzeg, Hungary


2022: Visioni (s)velate, curated by Elena Bray, Via Farini, Milan

2021: L’attuale. curated by Marta Mariano, zonblu, Milan

2021: Address Unknown, curated by Giulio Verago and Fiorella Fontana, Edicola Radetzky, Milan

2021: Mars Bluebarries, curated by Manon Klein, Galerie PADA, Lisbon

2020: We Can Work It Out, Galleria Renata Fabbri, Milan.

2019: Every Letter is a Love Letter, curated by Alessandra Poggianti and Elvira Vannini, Terzopianogallery, Lucca

2019: Ghosts are gone, white waves remain, OLTRE: Diario di un presunto fallimento, MACRO, Rome

2018: FOOD FOR COMMONS; FOOD FOR LIFE, Swamp School, curated by Gediminas Urbonas, Litan Pavillion, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice.

2017: Incontro #11 – What about the materiality of the body?, curated by Bianca Baroni Fondazione Pini, Milano.


2021: Modulazione, Bagni Premuda, Spotorno

2020: Corona and climate crisis, GG3, Berlin.

2019: One and Thirty-Four Chairs, curated by Adrian Paci, Museo MAXXI, Roma.

2018: Wardrobe, Michelangelo Pistoletto, The Szechwan Tale. China, Theatre an History, curated by Marco Scotini, FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea.

2018: Endless Talking, Life Rebuilding, curated by Leonardo Caffo, Caffè Letterario Walden, Milan.

2018: RAID, curated by Marcello Maloberti, Centro Pecci, Florence.

2015: One hundred people say umbrella, John Baldessari, NABA, Milan