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BIOGRAPHY

Cinzia Delnevo
born in San Secondo Parmense in 1982.

After finishing my Fine Arts program at the Academy of Bologna in 2006, I followed a Masters for Young Artists in Management of Art in Ferrara, Italy. In 2011, I finished my Masters Degree in Planning and Production of Visual Arts at IUAV University in Venice.

Over the last years I developed a drawing practice integrated with an interdisciplinary interest in-between art, society, economics and health.

My drawing practice responds to the conditionings of capitalistic society’s ideological dogmas, with the aim of emancipate my being as ‘individual subject’, by consciously embarking on a manual-kind practice. I make ‘living’ drawings that can be seen as maybe vegetal, animal, cellular accretions, mineral concretions/crystallisations or anyway growing natural forms; my creative subjectivity and authorship surrender to these forms that become autonomous from my will. A fundamental component of my practice it’s precisely this suspension of my inner self, that openly allows these structures to articulate, following vital strategies that are independent from me.

My action is intended as an emancipatory re-enactment and overcome of a labour-like act, by manufacturing through repetitive gestures unexpected shapes. This sublimation process takes often the form of a subjective discipline affine to meditation. Within this discourse the drawing, a sort of “visual mantra”, is the becoming of a living force, whose strategies are autonomous from my will.

Lately my practice is in the process of crossing the borders of my private meditative-like discipline, confronting itself with the external world and with places charged with a strong spacial/anthropological pre-existence. By temporary inhabiting the public space during my performances, I activate a personal, physical intimacy with spaces before perceived as unfamiliar or “irrelevant” - such as a transit space. My prolonged permanence in those sites creates a paradoxical overlap of public space and intimate sphere: on one level I privately transform the place for-myself, by the augmented perceptions of my working/drawing body; on another level my performing presence for-the-audience, together with the temporary traces of my action, the catchy drawing itself, publicly subvert the perception of the space.

Selected group exhibitions include: Terraquea, Castello Dentice di Frasso, Carovigno, Brindisi (2017), Draw to Perform3, Crows Nest Gallery, London, UK (2016), NoPlace.Space, 49th Edition of 'Premio Suzzara', Suzzara, Italy (2016), Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015, Jerwood Space, London, UK (2015), Disseminazione, Casabianca, Zola Predosa (Bologna), IT (2015), “Passato Prossimo ”Art in the age of post-tradition, Rocca Estense, XXXII Roncaglia Biennal, San Felice sul Panaro (Modena), IT (2012) and Here we are | Il luogo è sempre specifico, Contemporary Art Pavilion, Ferrara, IT (2010).

Solo exhibitions include: Ho sognato una prateria di posidonie, Fruit Exhibition Pop Up Gallery, Bologna (2017), Overwhelmed Till The Yearning, Ex Ospedale dei Bastardini, Bologna IT (2016), Legami Deboli (Weak Ties), Amedeo Abello & Cinzia Delnevo, Galleria Cinica, Palazzo Lucarini, Trevi (Perugia), IT (2013/2014) and Dodici| Esperienze non lineari del tempo, Museum House of Ludovico Ariosto, Ferrara, IT (2011).