JACOPO MILIANI (IT)
My work aims to express the impossibility and failure of translating the notion of absence. The category of ‘non-presence’ always refers to a lack of an effective presence and marks the performativity of a space in absence of a subject. To disappear, to dissolve, to dissemble, to obscure are acts evoking a nostalgia for past or future events, whose reality is constantly called into question. In my artistic research, I use different objects as traces of a ghostly presence, in order to exhale atmospheres in between the haste of communication and a sentimental stasis. The objects are, not only bearers of open narrations, but also forces of affect that the viewer shares with the work. Combining different objects and interacting with different disciplines, I assemble each separate element in order to create tension and possible narratives within the unified whole.
I use a broad range of media (installation, performance, video, drawings, and photographs) and I play with the borders of different disciplines. In my video, the topic of objects becomes more alluring and enigmatic; in my drawings, I frame a transitory essence inside luminous depths, creating a suggestive void.
Jacopo Miliani born in Florence 1979
2003 BA Disciplines of Art D.A.M.S, University of Bologna (Magna cum laude).
2006 MA Fine Art Central Saint Martins College of art, London.
2007 Advanced Course for Visual Art, Tutor: Joan Jonas, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como
Movin’Up 2005, GAI Young Italian Artist Prize, Turin.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE / WORKSHOPS
2007 Collaboration Re-enactment of Concerto of voice and machinery for Jo Mitchell project, ICA, London.
2005 Residence Cantiere Video Arte, Associazione Promere, San Quirico.
Workshop of Visual Arts directed by Cesare Pietroiusti and René Gabi, IUAV, Venice.
2003 Workshop ‘You’ve RED Between the lines’ with particpation of Renate Aller and the collaboration of Dryphoto Arte Contemporanea and Fondazione Marangoni, Prato.
2000 Workshop ‘Temporary and Contemporary’, edited by MOTUS (Rimini), Teatro Studio di Scandicci, Florence.
Workshop with Robin Arthur (Forced Entertainment, Sheffield, UK) Teatro della Polvere, Bologna.
2008 The Guest, Brown, Milan, (solo)
Il rimedio perfetto, Curator Marco Tagliafierro, Galleria Crespi, Milan
Unfair Fair, Curators: Cecilia Canziani, Vincent Honoré, Loto Arte, Roma
Rencontre Internationelle, El Aguila, Madrid
Films and Inspirations from Derek Jarman, Curator Tina Keane, Serpetine Gallery Screening, London
Videoit, Curators: Mario Gorni, Salvatore Lacagnina, different Location
2007 Invisible Miracles, Curators Anna Daneri and Roberto Pinto, Careof, Milan