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Eleonora Roaro

Eleonora Roaro (Varese, Italy, 1989)
She studied Photography (BA – IED, Milano), Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies (MA – NABA, Milano) and Contemporary Art Practice (MA – Plymouth University, UK). Although she has started her artistic career only in 2012, she has already shown her work in important galleries, museums, video-screenings and art fairs. Among her recent exhibitions: Il tempo indeciso, Current, Milano (2017); Stoner. Landing Pages, Pescara (2016); Normali Meraviglie – La Mano, Triennale, Milano (2016); Mediterranea17 – Young Artist Biennale, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (2015); 28th Festival Les Instant Video, Friche La Belle De Mai, Marseille (2015); Instabilità, equilibro ed infinito, StudioDieci, Vercelli (2014); Il corpo solitario, Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Torino (2013); Biennale di video- fotografia, Alessandria (2011). She has been recently selected for the Celeste Prize (2017) and for the Art Team Cup (2016). Currently she lives and works in Milan.

Eleonora Roaro

Eleonora Roaro (Varese, Italy, 1989)
She studied Photography (BA – IED, Milano), Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies (MA – NABA, Milano) and Contemporary Art Practice (MA – Plymouth University, UK). Although she has started her artistic career only in 2012, she has already shown her work in important galleries, museums, video-screenings and art fairs. Among her recent exhibitions: Il tempo indeciso, Current, Milano (2017); Stoner. Landing Pages, Pescara (2016); Normali Meraviglie – La Mano, Triennale, Milano (2016); Mediterranea17 – Young Artist Biennale, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (2015); 28th Festival Les Instant Video, Friche La Belle De Mai, Marseille (2015); Instabilità, equilibro ed infinito, StudioDieci, Vercelli (2014); Il corpo solitario, Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Torino (2013); Biennale di video- fotografia, Alessandria (2011). She has been recently selected for the Celeste Prize (2017) and for the Art Team Cup (2016). Currently she lives and works in Milan.

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Eleonora Roaro’s practice involves images in motion, with a particular focus on video and archaeology of cinema.
She often revisits ancient devices and iconographies in order to reflect on how technologies influence the way we see and shape our vision. Therefore display and duration are key elements, especially in video-art.
Many projects are on loops, as she considers repetition not only a constitutive thing of life, both in biological, historical and existential terms, but also an important concept in media studies, as Lev Manovich states in his “The Language of New Media” (2001).
Through her practice – which consists of different media such as video, photography, performance, installation and sound – she tries also to investigate the ephemeral and fragility of humankind, and the way meaning is created through narrative, which is often connected to illusion.

Eleonora’s loops

Since many year Eleonora Roaro researches and develop about loop, as technical and philosophical stand.
On one hand, pre-cinematic devices such as zoetropes and magic lanterns question the perception of artworks in the space, on the other the loop is not conceived as a creative hardship but as a narrative engine: in this way, stories are told with only a few elements.
Moreover, the repetitiveness of movements deconstructs the actions, which reveal their mechanical and fictional dimensions.
The sound contributes to creating a meditative atmosphere, from the internal rhythm of the sequences on loop to the inaudible music that comes from the vinyl records placed under the zoetropes, so that the viewer is lead to experience the “hic et nunc” of the display.

Not only are cyclical time and self-portrait recurring themes of  Eleonora’s work, but so too are balloons, an ironic metaphor for ephemerality.
In the one-second 7 channel looping videos “00:00:00:01” their pops remind us of the catastrophic impact on human actions on the Earth’s ecosystem, whereas in the zoetrope Farewells Never Are Farewells, a black gas balloon flies away and always comes back, highlighting paradoxical aspects of life.

Exhibitions List:

Solo exhibitions:
2017 | Loops | Luisa Catucci Gallery, Berlin (DE)
2017 | 00:00:01:00 | Plymouth University, Plymouth (UK)
2014 | Instabilità, equilibrio ed infinito. Forma, ripetizione, differenza e movimento | with Pietro Reviglio | curated by Roberto Mastroianni | Studio Dieci, Vercelli (IT)

Group Exhibitions:
2018 | R3M3MB3R | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Torino (IT)
2017 | Celeste Prize 2017 | OXO Tower Wharf, London (UK)
2017 | Il tempo indeciso | curated by Sabrina Drigo, Sara Gilomena, Sofia Girelli, Stefano Roberto Mazzatorta and Tiziana Coluccio | CURRENT project, Milano (IT)
2016 | Stoner. Landing Pages | curated by Cinzia Compalati and Andrea Zanetti | Alviani ArtSpace, Pescara (IT)
2016 | Normali Meraviglie – La Mano | curated by Alessandro Guerriero | Triennale, Milano (IT)
2016 | Art Team Cup 2016 | Palazzo del Monferrato, Alessandria (IT)
2016 | F/10 | Castello dei Paleologi, Casale Monferrato (IT)
2015 | 28th Festival Les Instants Vidéo | Friche La Belle De Mai, Marseille (FR)
2015 | No Food’s Land – Mediterranea 17 Young Artists Biennale | Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (IT)
2014 | Erotic Glaze | Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea, Milano (IT)
2013 | Il corpo solitario. Self portrait – photography & video | curated by Giorgio Bonomi | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Torino (IT)
2013 | Photissima, More Words | Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Torino (IT)
2012 | MostraMI, “Dialoghi e monologhi” | curated by Occhiomagico | Spazio concept, Milano (IT)
2011 | Biennale di video-fotografia di Alessandria, “Regarde Moi” | curated by Occhiomagico | Ex cittadella, Alessandria (IT)

Video Screenings:
2017 | STRANGLOSCOPE Experimental Video/Film, Audio, Performance International Festival | Florianopolis (BR)
2017 | The Gifer. International GIF Art Festival | Galleria Sabauda, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Museo Nazionale del Cinema, Torino (IT)
2017 | Leap Second Festival | Institut français du Danemark, Copenhagen (DK)
2017 | Leap Second Festival | iMAL (Interactive Media Art Laboratory), Brussels (BE)
2017 | Amural Visual Festival | Turnul Alb, Brașov (RO)
2017 | Mr. Mov | produced by Santa Giulia Hdemia di Belle Arti | Castello di Brescia, Brescia (IT)
2017 | IN|DUST|REAL Video Art Event VIIIth Edition | The Museum of Ţării Crişurilor, Oradea (RO)
2016 | INTERCAMBIOS – muestra internacional de videoarte | Pereira (CO)
2016 | INTERCAMBIOS – muestra internacional de videoarte | Quito (EC)
2016 | FILE 2016 – Electronic Language International Festival, “FILE GIF 2016” | Fiesp Cultural Center – Ruth Cardoso, Sao Paulo (BR)
2015 | Miami New Media Festival | Wynwood, Miami (US)

Special Projects:
2017 | “The Dark Side of the Moon” – La Luna è una lampadina. 50 anni IED | curated by Tiziana Gemin | Triennale, Milano (IT)
2016 | Forever Yours. The Wedding | Galleria Menhir, Milano (IT)
2016 | Muybridge recall. Tra scienza e arte | Galleria Gruppo Credito Valtellinese, Milano (IT)
2016 | Color Inside – Fuori salone 2016 | Studio Andrea Castrignano, Milano (IT)
2015 | Glissements Progressifs du Plasir | Altalen, Milano (IT)

Art Fairs:
2018 | MIA | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | The Mall, Milano (IT)
2017 | OFF COURSE Young Contemporary Art | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Palais de la Dynastie, Brussels (BE)
2017 | MIA | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | The Mall, Milano (IT)
2015 | Arte Fiera | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Bologna (IT)
2014 | MIA | Sabrina Raffaghello Arte Contemporanea | SuperStudio, Milano (IT)
2013 | Photissima | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Area Vega, Venezia (IT)
2013 | Off | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Tour & Taxis, Brussels (BE)
2013 | Arte Fiera | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Bologna (IT)
2012 | Photissima | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Torino (IT)
2012 | Cutlog | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Bourse du Commerce, Paris (FR)
2012 | Fotofever | Riccardo Costantini Contemporary | Tour & Taxis, Brussels (BE)

Awards:
2017 | The Gifer. International GIF Art Festival (winner – IED AWARD)
2017 | Celeste Prize (shortlisted)
2016 | ArTeam Cup (shortlisted)

Selected Catalogues:
– Premio Combat 2017 Prize. Livorno: sillabe s.r.l., 2017 (132)
– Bonomi, Giorgio. Il corpo solitario: l’autoscatto nella fotografia contemporanea vol. II. Soveria Mannelli: Rubbettino Editore (9, 212-213)
– Arteam Cup 2016. Edited by Arteam Associazione Culturale. Albisola Marina: Vanilla Edizioni, 2016 (100-104)
– Eadweard Muybridge. Muybridge recall. Edited by Leo Guerra, Cristina Quadrio Curzio. Milano: Libraccio editore, 2016
– W. Women in Italian Design . Edited by Annichiarico Silvana. Mantova: Corraini, 2016 (317)
– Mediterranea 17 Young Artist Biennale, 2015 (178)
– Masbedo: Todestriebe. Edited by Olga Gambari. Torino: Fondazione Merz, 2014 (78, 81)
– Biennale di Alessandria Videofotografia contemporanea 2011. Edited by Sabrina Raffaghello. Milano: Arti Grafiche Fiorin (356-357)

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