Atlas (2017). Eleven Spaces, Numeroventi. Florence, Italy.Atlas invites the viewer to engage in shaping the space, shifting and stacking the boulders as they topple to the floor. Just as the space they inhabit, the materials of construction are revealed by the wearing down of the surfaces and their repeated manipulation through time. Each gesture contributes…
Hair DoesA recurring presence in my work since 2013 as part of a series of photographs grouped under the title Hair Does, is this (mostly) blond hair-draped figure drifts in and out of different landscapes and contexts. Often drawing on tropes of childhood and memory, the figure is at once coyly playful and unsettlingly unidentified,…
Investigating the gestures and objects of play, these works imply an ongoing game or sport whose rules and intention are elusive. A sort of vanitas, each work appears to affirm the futility of the player’s repeated or looped actions through the suspension and dilation of time.
I am so excited to finally be able to share the exciting news that Jennie Suddick and I are preparing an exhibition for the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. After numerous shifts in planning and concept due to the chaos of the past year, State of Play will be on view this summer! Stay tuned.
April 12, 2021
I just completed a fantastic 6-week online residency with Bonfire. If you scroll through the latest news, you’ll see that I’ve become a big fan of the virtual residency format. I love the structure and community they provide, especially in this year of long, slow, waiting. They have a few deadlines coming up for future residencies…take a look.
November 6, 2020
Over the past month, I’ve been attending two online residencies, one with World of Co, based in Bulgaria, and one School of Visual Arts, based in New York. It was a lot to juggle these two programs at the same time, but it was wonderful to feel challenged and busy after a few months of a much slower pace.
October 17, 2020
Per quanto tempo è per sempre opens today at Officine Giovani in Prato. The exhibition, which takes place in what were once the refrigerated cells of the meat-processing complex, reflects on the concepts of preservation and conservation in relation to the passage of time. Very pleased to be participating in the show with such a great group of artists. Curated by Spela Zidar and Leonardo Moretti.
September 9, 2020
For the past month I have been participating in an online residency with Proyecto ‘Ace, based in Buenos Aires. Before starting the residency I was uncertain that a virtual format could provide the community, support and structure that I was seeking for my practice, but I quickly realized that absolutely could. The theme of the residency, Together Apart: Shelter, was exactly what I needed. See work from the participants here.
July 2, 2020
After a long, strange spring, I am so grateful to have been invited to participate in So Close So Good at Numeroventi, in Florence. The exhibition brings together a selection of Florence-based artists to reflect on questions of borders, the local versus the global, and how our respective art practices will move forward from here. Visit the virtual exhibition here, or schedule an in-person viewing by contacting Numeroventi.
December 16, 2019 I am incredibly honored to be featured in the recent issue of Artext, Acts for Art, interviewed by Alessandra Tempesti of Lottozero.
November 16, 2019 Opening on November 16 at 6pm at Fondazione Sensus in Florence. Homo Bulla will be on view along with a selection of photographs and videos through January 31, 2020. Hope to see you there
October 16, 2019 Coming soon! I have a new video installation coming down the line for the show The Money Maker, opening November 8 at the Galleria Civica di Bressanone. Part of the “Economy goes culture” project in Bressanone, I had the opportunity to work with the historic printing company A. Weger and develop a piece based on the experience. I have had the pleasure of working on all phases of this project with curator Elisa Barison. Thank you to Lottozero for nominating me for the project.
September 17, 2019 Pleased to be a part of the exhibition Ghosting at LdM Gallery in Florence, curated by Silvia Bellotti and Erica Romano of Associazione Culturale Forme. September 17-October 24. More info here.
September 5, 2019
Homo Bulla is on view at Casa Atelier – Museion (Bolzano) until October 27, 2019! See photos of the installation and the opening here. Curated by Alessandra Tempesti of Lottozero.
March 5, 2019 Very excited to announce an upcoming solo exhibition at Casa Atelier at Museion in Bolzano in September 2019. Many thanks to this year’s curators, Lottozero for inviting me. Read more about Casa Atelier.
February 15, 2019 Work in progress on a new project to debut on June 6 at the Galleria Civica in Bressanone inspired by a collaboration with curator Elisa Barison and the A. Weger printing company.
Opening on September 12 at the Maidoff Gallery in Florence! More info here.
May 2017 Last month I had the chance to spend a week at Artscape Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island for a mini-residency called SoftWear focused on wearable technologies. So much still to learn, but lots of new ideas in the works.
March 26, 2017 New installation in the works for Ten Spaces at Numeroventi in Florence!
Over the summer I spent a day working at Numeroventi, a brand new artist residency, event and exhibition space in Florence. Check out a few of the images here.
August 20, 2016
I am so excited to be included in the inaugural exhibition at Lottozero, a brand new exhibition and workspace focused on the use of textiles in contemporary art. The opening will take place on October 15 here.
Jan 21, 2016 Reliving happy memories from my November Residency at D’CLINC! The Best of D’CLINIC 2015 exhibition is on now at VMK – Gonczi Gallery in Zalaegerszeg. More info here.
November 13, 2015 Opening November 19 at 6pm. Officina Giovani, Prato. On view through December 6.So pleased to be included in this show! Find more information here. See photos from the exhibition here.
November 1, 2015 This month I’ll be working at D’CLINIC in Zalaegerszeg, Hungary. Keep up with my adventures and see work in progress on Instagram.
See images here from the final exhibition with my two co-residents, Jane Fogarty and Dervla O’Flaherty. It was a great month in excellent company! I’ll be posting work soon.
October 9, 2015 La Giornata del Contemporaneo 2015 (Im)percezione: Open Studio // Françoise Bertolini and Anna Rose October 9-October 28. View images here.
August 14, 2015 Hair Picnic is underway at Das KloHäuschen!Read more about the show (in German) here.
July 10, 2015 Installing new work this weekend forTAI Tuscan Art Industry—Après coup- dischiusure curated by Saretto Cincinelli with Carlo Guaita, Daniela De Lorenzo, Andrea Santarlasci, Paolo Meoni, Emanuele Becheri, Chiara Bettazzi, Elena El Asmar, Anna Rose
Very excited to be selected as a finalist for Premio Combat 2015. The Mediterranean Diet will be on view from June 27th to July 25th at MUSEO CIVICO GIOVANNI FATTORI ex GRANAI di VILLA MIMBELLI and FORTEZZA VECCHIA of Livorno.
It’s been a beautiful and productive month in Hrisey at Gamli Skoli Old School Arthouse. We ended our residency with a small show in the local museum. I’ll be posting new work as soon as I sort through all the images, videos and other odds and ends. Stay tuned…
October 28, 2014
I dropped off The Dunes, The Street, and The Shore in Livorno today and picked up the invitations for ContamInAzioni, curated by Francesca D’Aria at the Sala degli Archi of the Fortezza Nuova. The show opens November 7 and runs through November 22. You can see the catalogue here.
October 17, 2014 I’ve been selected to particpiate in the 50 SLOV/WORDS Project! Read more about the project here. What do you think my word is? Check it out in the catalogue.