Lives and works between Italy
Costanza Candeloro (Bologna, 1990) graduated in 2014 from the HEAD in Geneva. Her cross-media practice revolves around writing and communication, that she uses to carry out an investigation into personal and historical fragments linked to alternative narratives.
“If, on one hand, the cosmology of images and reflections activated by the artist is complex and articulated, on the other it can offer an analysis of collective themes that relate to our everyday life in an inclusive and transversal way. Starting from words, marks and symbols, the artist creates sculptures, videos, installations and performances, works that are both independent and also part of a unitary organic narrative.” [Chiara Nuzzi]
In 2021 she participated in DEVOURED SPACES at Tunnel Tunnel (Lausanne), and was invited to open the RETROFUTURO project at the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome. She also participated in STATE OF MIND at the Swiss Institute in Milan (2020), H or Audience at FRI ART, Kunsthalle Fribourg (2020), Dépendance de l’Air at Riverside, Bern (2019), Hey, Voi! the section of the 16th Rome Quadriennale curated by Michele D’Aurizio (2016), Pocari Sweat at Truth And Consequences (Geneva 2014). In 2020 she created the online project Life-Edit for the Fondazione Prada, Milan. She was selected for the 2021 edition of the Club Gamec Prize, curated by A. Fattori Franchini. In December 2021, she exhibited in Stages of Adulthood, curated by Luigi Alberto Cippini, Cornelia Mattiacci, in the Sitterwerk Art Library and Material Archive (CH). Candeloro was one of the finalists of PART – Premio Artisti Italiani 2022 (Rimini, Italy). Her solo exhibition My Skin-care, My Strength is presently on view at ICA Milano, Milan. A further solo show is expected to take place at Swiss Institute Milano in April 2023.
Costanza Candeloro employs writing as a generative element and research subject. Using deconstruction as a tool of enquiry, texts newly written or appropriated are transformed into words, signs and symbols and then declined in the form of sculptures, installations and performances, evolving into a continuous process of formation. Through a praxis of intuitive cognitive assimilation, aimed at making the original content disappear, Candeloro favours compositional elements and gestures along with different types of representation, crafted in a unique artistic approach.