Italy, 1990

Lives and works between Italy and Switzerland

Selected works
Selected exhibitions

ENVY & GRATITUDE – Martina Simeti, Milan, April 2022


Retrofuturo – MACRO Roma 2021

PART – Premio Artisti Italiani, Palazzi dell’Arte, Rimini 2022


MY SKIN, MY STRENGHT, Beauty Show – ICA Milano, 16 September 2022 – 7 January 2023

Solo show – Swiss Institute Milano, April 2023

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.
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), at 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 is currently one of the finalists of the PART – Premio Artisti Italiani 2022. Upcoming solo shows: ICA Milano (September 2022) and Swiss Institute Milano (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.