Claudia Losi

Processo Formale Vivente

“I believe that every artist has to be free to create their own world, using ‘words’ that are considered appropriate. These words, compose a unique narration that can itself interrupt, resume, divide in parts very different from one another (sudden remains; negations of a first trial that doesn’t convince us), but in the end composes itself in just one articulate structure, more or less linear. A times schizophrenic. I think being recognisable, lies in the profound lines that bind these various points. Who’s willing to search them, can find them.”

Donated by the artist and Monica De Cardenas. Silk embroidery on cotton clothes, padding, 2007, 270 x 133 cm each, produced from Sharjah Biennal 8.

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Born in Piacenza in 1971, where she still lives and works.

Claudia Losi uses a variety of expressive media, embracing installation, sculpture, video and works on fabric and paper. After studying at the Academy of Fine Arts and at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature in Bologna, the artist from Piacenza focused her research on the relationship between man and nature, and on exploration as an experience of knowledge, immediately taking an interest in multidisciplinary projects that intertwine natural sciences, ethnology, geology, cartography, poetry and literature. A fundamental aspect of her work is the action of embroidery: a cherished and poetic medium that calls for manual skill and precision. Among her most famous works from the early 1990s are a series of participatory artworks based on the desire to involve a group of people to carry out embroidery work. Most of the projects conceived by the artist also arise from her encounter with a place that slowly takes on the form of a work.