Capri

Alice Grassi

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Alice Grassi, Blue Imaginary - Blue Grotto House, 2015

Series of 4 kaolin houses, 25.5x15.5x15.5 cm, LED and mixed media

Location: Studio Lab - Via Vittorio Emanuele, 50, Capri

The Blue Grotto is a place of stories and imagination. The cave reveals multiple states in humans, crossed by overwhelming emotion and wonder. Grassi's DRAW ON LIGHT drawings, secreted in light boxes, retrace the stories of the imaginary representations of the Blue Grotto cave through her layers of markings. In the homes created from kaolin, the artist speaks about habitation in a dualistic way. From the exterior, BLUE GROTTO HOUSE appears to be the ideal of domestic purity, expressed in the reassuringly stable and geometric forms, while the interior reveals possible unknowns.

These two works coexist in the same place, giving form to dichotomous imagery.

Short Bio

She studied Multimedia Art at Brera Academy in Milan and Photography at IED, Istituto Europeo di Design, Rome and obtained my MA in Lighting Design and Led Technology at Politecnico in Milan.
She have been selected for an artist residences at A.C.A. Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida, 2010 with master artist Jean Marc Bustamante, and she was invited at "the cutting edge" in Transylvania.
From 2003 she participate at different collective exhibitions, three of which was at the Foundation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (IT) and have in them, collection the artwork "I nove miliardi di nomi di Dio"(2006) The Foundation granted on 2009 her work Phoenix, a research about the death of the palmtrees in the mediterranean landscape, this project was also exhibited in Milan in 2013 at Galleria Artopia, for the exhibition -Rotta di collisione- curated by Gaia Tedone and on 2010 was finalist at Premio Celeste. In the same year she exposed at Photovernissage in St. Petersburg and collaborating for the work Spanish moss with the composer Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, they exposed in Hong Kong and Singapore.
In 2008, with video Babel she was selected between the twenty finalists of Premio Cairo.
The same video was selected in others video art festival and on undo.net Silences, selected by Giovanni Viceconte, and Flash art online.
The most recent personal exhibition was at Duetart gallery where I presented a photographic work and an art book -Eat me slowly- and and won the solo show at Kunstart art fair.