Rossella Biscotti

Molfetta (BA), 1978. Lives in Amsterdam and Brussels

Biscotti uses the compositional vocabulary of conceptual and minimalist art to shape long-term research into archives of inert data, revealing the many layers of history, complete with deletions and manipulations. This archeological research, which conveys the political aspect of information, led the artist to revive the “Processo 7 Aprile,” which involved Autonomia Operaia (workers’ autonomy movement) exponents and sympathizers between 1979 and 1988 (Il processo, 2010‒ongoing), and to display the bronze heads of Benito Mussolini and Vittorio Emanuele III created for the World’s Fair in Rome in 1942, which was never held due to the outbreak of the war (Le teste in oggetto, 2009). Biscotti has taken part in important exhibitions held at international institutions, such as the 55th Venice Biennale and the 13th Istanbul Biennial (2013), dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel (2012), and Manifesta 9, Genk (2009). She has had various solo shows at Italian and foreign institutions, such as Museion, Bolzano (2015), Wiels, Brussels, Sculpture Center, New York (2014), and Secession, Vienna (2013).

Condividi / Share