GIORGIA LO FASO                            ︎︎



          2020-2022
FIGURINE PICCOLE FIGURE
THE STOLEN WALL


         2018-2019

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DIBOND


        2017
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GIORGIA LO FASO  (b. 1993, Italy) is an artist who is interested in the visual possibilities that mediums and languages can generate, especially in the discourse of painting.

In her work, Lo Faso studies the ambiguous relationship between the time of the self and the time of the physical world. Her use of medium includes monochrome etchings, large-scale woodcuts, macro-oil and watercolor paintings; often incorporating photographic and video documentation, and adopting conservation techniques.

Lo Faso holds a BA and an MA in Graphic and Chalcographic Techniques from the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, Italy 2017 and 2019, resp., and obtained her MA Fine Arts at the HKU, University of the Arts Utrecht, the Netherlands (2022).
Currently based in Utrecht.


EDUCATION

2020-22 Master of Fine Arts, Hogeschool voon de Kunsten, HKU, Utrecht (NL)
2017-19 MA, Graphic Arts and Printmaking, Albertina Academy, Turin (IT)
2012-16 BA, Albertina Academy, Turin (IT)
2008-12 Jewellery Design, Istituto Statale d’Arte Bertoni, Saluzzo (IT)


PAST EXHIBITIONS

2022 DE SPRINGPLANK KUNSTROUTE, Utrecht (NL)
2022 SCAFFOLDING SCAFFOLDING, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht (NL)
2019 PASSIONE BI-POLARE, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT)
2019 REPLICA, Italian Archive of Artist’s Books, Villa Vertua Masolo (IT)
2019 MULTIPLI E UNICI, Edicola Radetzky curated by REPLICA, Milan (IT)
2019 ARTAGON III The International encounter of Art, Petites Serres, Paris (FR)
2017 COMBAT PRIZE Museo Civico G. Fattori, Livorno, (IT)


AWARDS

2017 Winner of Combat Prize Graphic section


PUBLICATIONS

2022 Metropolis M, Eindexamens 2022
2017 Premio Combat 2017 Prize, exhibition catalogue, Sillabe


NOW AND UPCOMING
2022   Kunstpodium T, Apprentice Master, Tilburg (NL)

                    
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FIGURINE PICCOLE FIGURE (2020-2022)








/ 2020-2022
Series of 100 watercolors painted onto the walls of my room; torn off, and mounted onto linen canvases. 1.5x1cm each.

Group exhibition "Scaffolding Scaffolding"
BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2022.
Ph Lin Cun-Yao



Starting from the question “Can I carry a studio in a backpack?”, and using painting as method, I explore the relation between the reproduction of digital images (reproduced to the exact same size as the digital screen of the original), the representation of the self (depicted in the images), the medium and the physical space I inhabit. Small watercolor depictions of myself appear to be walking, jumping and hiding, exploring the architecture of their temporary dwelling. The depictions, which were extrapolated from a selection of smartphone images, seem to disappear through holes, cracks, crevices, and into the texture of the wall plaster itself. The realization that my current home will be demolished in the near future, pushed me to delve deeper into the concepts of studio and space, which resulted in the idea to use my room as both studio and artwork. The room was subdivided into sections and the watercolors were torn off the walls by means of strappo, a technique applied in the field of art conservation in which the topmost layer of plaster, which has absorbed the pigments of the painted surface, is lifted and removed, after which it is applied to a new support. Based on the multiple temporalities inherent in this multistage process of (de)materialization, I searched for a way to formulate time as a container of images, seeing painting as a means to continuously translate digital memories into a new, physical space.


/2022
A giant ivy is covering my bedroom’s window 






                                  






/ 2020-2022
Series of 100 watercolors painted onto the walls of my room; torn off, and mounted onto linen canvases. 1.5x1cm each.

Group exhibition "Scaffolding Scaffolding"
BAK basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, Netherlands, 2022.
Ph Lin Cun-Yao & Alëna Vinokurova

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