Francesca Grilli

Francesca Grilli, La quarta conversazione, 2008, 16mm. film on dvd, video still 100 x 75 cm Francesca Grilli, La quarta conversazione, 2008, 16mm. film on dvd, video still 100 x 75 cm

Born in Bologna, 1978, lives and works in Amsterdam and Italy.

Francesca Grilli aptly uses performance, video and photography to make works in which she portrays autobiography, personal or familty experiences. Microstories and memory fragments, unspoken facts surface in her works, evoked with poetic delicacy, softened and blurred by the passing of time. A dilated temporal dimension, a suspended, rarified, moving atmosphere in work that has developed like a path of self-revelation and analysis of relations between generations. The cyclical nature of life thus emerges as a mechanism capable of exorcising passing time and the thought of death.

(Gabi Scardi, Natura e Destino, exhibition catalogue, Milan, 2010)