GAIA VINCENSINI

Switzerland, 1992

Lives and works between Paris and Geneva

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Upcoming: Solo show – Martina Simeti, Milano September 2021

Elsewhere:

Haunted Haus – Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art New York 2020/2021

Through hallucinated, comic-like drawings, etching prints, sculptures and videos, Gaia Vincensini appropriates herself of the language of banks and chain stores, omnipresent in everyday landscape. She deflates the solid image of corporations, inserting their conventional symbols within an analog autobiographical system. Through a practice that also questions and exploits the languages of craftsmanship and design, Vincensini reflects on issues analysing the individual within the community.

Vincensini was awarded with the Manor Cultural Award in 2020. This same year she published «The Riddle» with Nieves and was invited for a residency in the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. In 2021 she will have her first institutional solo show in MAMCO (Geneva).

Amongst her most recent exhibition: «Haunted Haus» at the Swiss Institute (New York, 2020/21), «Woshbourg» at Weiss Falk (Basel, 2020). She was part of «protect me from what I want» in the Kunsthalle St. Gallen in 2019. In 2018 she had solo shows at Gaudel de stampa (Paris), at Forde (Geneva) and 1.1 Zeitgeist (Basel). In 2019, she was nominated for a bursary awarded by the City of Geneva. Laureate of the Bourses Déliées, from the FCAC and the Prix New Heads both in 2017.

Together with Eliott Villars and Kim Coussée she founded a collective project focusing on printmaking, embroidery and clothing and called INNER LIGHT. They exhibited in Heinzler Rezsler gallery, (Lausanne), in the salon de Normandy (Paris), at No conformism (Milano), and more recently had their first solo exhibition «NO HOLIDAYS» in Tunnel Tunnel (Lausanne). They aim to interrogate and expand their etching practice and to explore the tension between mass produced garnments and pre-industrial techniques.

Her first solo show in Italy is planned for September 2021 at Martina Simeti, Milano.