chiaramu

site/situation-specific art

About

Born in Rome, Italy in 1974, based in the U.K. for 10 years then in Rome from 2012 till 2016, today she lives and works between both cities.

My practice consists of translating what interests and seduces me of the real into aesthetic experiences. I define my work as site- and/or situation-specific to express the dynamics of this process, based on responding to places and issues I connect with. I often challenge myself and the viewers to deal with unconditional exposure, employing conceptual and emotional provocation as a core, relational strategy.

Installation and performance are my preferred media which I choose to document mainly through photography and writing. I am firm believer that the narrative of each work would travel through readers’ minds more openly this way. It is also my attempt to reaffirm the value of presence and direct involvement against the simulacra of video documenting, considered to be the only useful way to get and understand time-based art. In fact, it is not possible to appreciate any of it apart from being really there, in the here and the now.

Education

  • 2008-09 – MA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UK
  • 2006 – Post Graduate Diploma Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, London UK
  • 2001-02 – Foundation Course B/W Photography, E.Rolli School, Rome Italy
  • 1996-01 – Degree in Stage Design, Academy of Fine Arts, Rome Italy