Ivana Falconi

 

Fascination for the unusual, the absurd, the grotesque, for the trivial and above all for the kitsch, elements abundant in today's mass culture: this is the presupposition which lies at the heart of all the work by Ivana Falconi. This primary aesthetic drive, which in some way is still pre-artistic, is translated into a sort of collecting "bulimia" that has always led her collect, amass and preserve both curious and disparate images and objects.
Her world creates a strange and curious Pop universe which, while apparently being so familiar and usual due to its being rooted in that world of advertising and consumerism that constitutes the horizon of our existence, projects us almost without our being aware of it into an ironic, fairy tale and surreal dimension in which the innocuous insignificance of kitsch is upended, at times in a disturbing way, in a precise and razor-sharp criticism of the models which dominate our times: from politics to religion, from the role of the woman to consumerism.
Quelle: Homepage der Künstlerin,
Elio Schenini, Museo Cantonale d'Arte, Lugano, Switzerland, 2011

 
BIOGRAFIE

1970geboren in Locarno

1985 – 1990Centro Scolastico per le Industrie Artistiche, Lugano (CH)

1993 – 1997Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano (Italy)
Swiss visual artist based in New York City

 
AUSSTELLUNGEN

2013EGO gallery, Lugano (CH)
Casa al centro Caviano, Caviano (CH)
Visarte, Castello Visconteo, Locarno (CH)
Exported papers, LAC Vevey (CH)

2012Au revoir-arrivederci, Galleria Anita Ammann, Locarno (CH)
Vives les femmes, Rivellino, Locarno (CH)
Concorso artistico al femminile, Palazzo Comunale Riva San Vitale (CH)
La notte, galleria Mosaico,Chiasso (CH)

2011Ala Est, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano(CH) catalogue
ARSPOLIS, event #1, Lugano (CH)
The endless end, Laboratorio Kunsthalle, Lugano (CH)
Dadaumpop, BMB gallery, Mumbai (India)
Dadaumpop, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Calcutta (India)
Dadaumpop, Italian Cultural centre, New Delhi (India)

2010Galleria Anita Ammann, Locarno(CH)
Ceres4art, MyOwnGallery, Milano (I) catalogue
BAD GIRLS, UnimediaModernContemporaryArt, Genova (I) catalogue

2009l destino della scultura? Museo Vincenzo Vela, Ligornetto (CH) catalogue
Laboratorio Kunsthalle, Lugano (CH)
Christmas mARTket, Wannabee Gallery, Milano (I)

2008DREAMS & DEVILS, Galleria Barbara Mahler, Pura (CH) catalogue
PREMIO ARTE LAGUNA, Fondazione Benetton, spazi Bomben, Treviso (I) catalogue
SEX TOYS, Galleria Wannabee, Milano (I) catalogue
New Pop - No Pop - 72 ore di viaggio per comprendere il contemporaneo, Spazio Studio, Milano (I)
SKULL: return to sender, Galleria Wannabee, Milano (I) catalogue
WOMEN ONLY, Galleria Ammann, Locarno (CH)
NEW ART, NEW POP, Brolo Centro d’Arte, Mogliano Veneto (I) catalogue
Arte tra i piedi, Galleria Wannabee, Milano (I) catalogue
I LOVE ANIMALS, Galleria Silbernagl, Milano (I) catalogue
Sguardi sulla collezione, ricerche artistiche in Ticino dal 1970 ad oggi, Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano (CH)

2007VELENI, Officinaarte, Magliaso (CH)
PIRATI, Galleria ZAION, Biella (I)
Cabaret Voltaire, Zürich (CH) MUTAMENTI, Castelli di Bellinzona (CH)
ANIMALS, Galleria Barbara Mahler, Lugano (CH) catalogue
PLASTIC DREAMS, Monastero delle Agostiniane, Montecarasso (CH)"di_vento di_cielo", bluvanoni - Chiesa di San Rocco, Losone (CH) catalogue
Otto donne ed un mistero, ZAION Gallery, Biella, (Italy)

2006Omaggio a Louise Bourgeois, Museo Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Ascona (CH)
VANITY, Galleria Barbara Mahler, Lugano (CH) catalogue
Che c’è di nuovo? Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano (CH) catalogue
SPEED, Galerie Staubkohler, Zürich (CH)

2005Grigi(ori), Officinaarte, Magliaso, (CH)
Da dove sono, Chiesa di San Rocco, Losone (CH)
Flowers, Galleria Barbara Mahler, Pura (CH) catalogue
The Wisdom of Nature, Universal Exhibition, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan catalogue

2004Szene Tessin, Städtische Galerie Tornhaus Rombergpark, Dortmund (D)
Il corpo solitario, En Plein Air, Pinerolo (I) catalogue
WARNING, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona (CH)
Facts are stupid things, Galerie STAUB (g*fzk!), Zürich (CH)

2003Che c’è di nuovo? Museo Cantonale d’Arte, Lugano (CH) catalogue
G03: Un villaggio e un borgo accolgono l’arte, Vira Gambarogno (CH) catalogue
Short Stories, En Plein Air Arte Contemporanea, Pinerolo (I)
Real Presence 3, Museo 25 maggio, Beograd Serbia

2002HAPPY ART FOR NEW YEAR, Fondazione Ado Furlan, Pordenone (I)
In viaggio/En Viaje, Spazio En Plein Air, Pinerolo, (I) catalogue
Antiguo Museo de Belles Artes, Castellò de la Plana (Spain)
Hotel Melìa Appia Antica, Roma (I)

2001Italian Connection. Junge Videoszene Italien und Tessin, Kornhausforum Bern
Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona (CH)
Galleria Estro, Padova (I)
Pavia Giovane Arte Europea, Castello Visconteo, Pavia (I)
UTOPIANA, Hayart Cultural Center, Yerevan, Armenia
Casa dei Landfogti, Rivera (CH)

2000Outlook Express, galleria Zanutti, Milano; spazio Via Farini, Milano (I)
Centro d’Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona (CH)
Soap opera, En Plein Air Arte Contemporanea, Pinerolo (I) catalogue
12 mesi d’artista, Casa dei Landfogti, Rivera (CH)

1999Silvy Bassanese Arte Contemporanea, Biella (I) catalogue
Super Mega Drops, rassegna video, Viafarini, Milano (I)
La Vidéothèque Éphémère, rassegna video, ESCA, Mihaud (France)
999, Ex Troesch, CACT Ticino, Bellinzona (CH) catalogue

1998Who shot Miles Davis? Cinema Teatro, Chiasso (CH)
Passaggi a Nord-Ovest, rassegna d’arte contemporanea, Biella (I) catalogue

1997Passaggi a Nord-Ovest, rassegna d’arte contemporanea, Biella (I) catalogue

1996Corso Superiore d’Arte Visiva, visiting prof. J. M. Armleder, Chiesa di San Francesco, Como (I) catalogue

1995Storm, Plastic, Milano (I)
Preview, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano (I)
Salons 1, Galleria Paolo Vitolo, Milano (I) catalogue
Pianeta Brera, Cascina Grande di Rozzano (I) catalogue

 
AUSZEICHNUNGEN

2005Residence - Tokyo, Nagoya, Japan (Spiral Museum Tokyo)

2003Residence - Beograd, Serbia (Museum 25 May Beograd)

2001Residence - Yerevan, Armenia (Hayart Cultural Center)

1996Residence - Corso sup. d’arte visiva, J.M. Armleder, Fond. Ratti, Como (I)

 
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