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Letizia Cariello

Letizia Cariello was born in Copparo (province of Ferrara), lives and works in Milan, where she currently teaches Anatomical Design at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts. Coming from a family that has always been dedicated to sculpture, she graduated in History of Art at the University of Milan with Pierluigi De Vecchi, and graduated in Painting at the Brera Academy under the supervision of Pietro Plescan. She has worked for cinema in Italy and in the United States. Letizia Cariello explores the themes of the body, of time and the relationship with objects through different practices and media. The latter ones are often artifacts of daily use, such as teapots, cups and porcelain figurines, linked together with a red thread in a continuous dialogue that visually transposes the search for the other, the double, the different. The study of the relationship between inner space and the external world, which often manifests itself in the use of red thread and embroidery, also characterizes performances, installations, photographic production, embodying an attitude of listening and help towards reality. Particular attention is dedicated to the theme of time that Letizia Cariello explores through the writing of “calendars”, sequences of numbers and letters that embody a spiritual and meditation exercise in an attempt to materialize time in a perceptible form.

Letizia Cariello’s solo exhibitions have been held in institutions such as:┬áCascina Maria, Agrate Conturbia (2018), Palazzo Borromeo, Milan (2018, 2016), LAC, Lugano (2016), Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato (2003), Palazzo delle Papesse, Centro Arte Contemporanea, Siena (2001). Over the years she has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, including: La Triennale, Milan (2018), University of Graz (2017), Poldi Pezzoli Museum, Milan (2014), Embassy of Italy, Berlin (2013), MAGA Museum Of Contemporary Art, Gallarate (2012, 2010), Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan (2010), National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C. (2007), Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach (2006), MART, Rovereto (2003), Kunstverein Ludvigsburg (2002).

Her collaboration with Galleria Fumagalli begins in 2018.