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Laura F. Gibellini
Laura F. Gibellini
Laura F. Gibellini holds a Ph.D in Contemporary Art Theory from Complutense University of Madrid. She is a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and also teaches at TAI/ Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid.

Gibellini’s practice unfolds around the notion of place and reflects on how we relate to the world around us. Recently issues like impermanence, invisibility and the difficulties of representing the fluid nature of a particular site have become prominent. Her most recent body of work is developed through drawing (site-specific and on paper) video and writing. It considers the difficulties of apprehending, cataloguing and visualizing the atmospheric conditions of a given site and reflects upon the gaps implicit in its representation (and how it affects the understanding of the world we inhabit).

These difficulties in representing address how that which is unrepresentable remains unacknowledged and that which is unacknowledged remains un-thinkable. It is this ‘unthinkability’ and the possibility of imagining the irrepresentable that Gibellini most interested in contemplating. Gibellini uses drawing as a basic organizing element, as a means of thinking that comes before painting, writing and any other means of representation. Through her drawing Gibellini keeps searching for meaning and understanding.


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Recent Projects:
Among Gibellini’s most recent projects are Pantalla CCCB. A Month An Artist (CCCB, Barcelona 2016), Escapes. Anotaciones Atmosféricas (Saint Roc Chapel, Valls, Tarragona, 2016); Notes on a Working Space (El Museo de Los Sures, New York, 2015) or Before the Ocean (Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa and Slowtrack, Lisboa 2015). In 2013 she finished DOM (Variations) a permanent public art installation for three subway stations in New York City commissioned by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-MTA.

Recent exhibitions, performative lectures and projects include De Rerum Natura, Slowtrack, Madrid(2014); A Place of Which We Know No Certainty, ISCP, New York (2014) Constructing a Place, ICI, New York (2013); WeltKarten. Panorama, University of Barcelona (2013); Muestras de Archivo, Matadero Madrid (2012); Variations on a Landscape, asm28, Madrid (2011); Salon, ISCP, New York; YANS & RETO, Anthology Film Archives, New York (2011); Video Guerrilha, Urban Space Projections, Sao Paolo, Brasil (2011). Her first book, Construyendo un Lugar/Constructing a Place was published by Complutense University of Madrid in January 2012.

laura@laurafgibellini.com
www.laurafgibellini.com
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