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Read more about Francesca Grilli below.

More about Francesca Grilli

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Francesca Grilli (1978, Italy) is an Italian artist currently based in Brussels. Her research vibrates in twofields: visual art and performing art. She uses a multidisciplinary language where the performance flows between visual art venues and performing art festivals, with a special attention to sound in all its forms and registers. Grilli has developed several projects around the concept of the resistant body. In the earlier performative projects the body was engaged as a reflection of the resistance to life, to time, to decline, in spite of everything and for everything. In these last works, the resistant body gives in to or struggles against the concept of being consumed. Present in every artwork is in fact a disappearance, which is the result of an action contained in the work itself.

Her work has been exhibited in many international venues such as Kaunas Biennal (2019),Palais De Tokyo (2017), Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven (2015-2017), MAXXI Museum inRome (2016), viceversa - Italian Pavillon at 55th Biennale di Venezia (2013), MADRE Museod'arte contemporanea Donnaregina in Naples (2012), Serpentine Gallery, London (2010) and Manifesta7 in Bolzano (2008).

She has also participated in numerous Performative Venues including: Buda / Kortrijk (2021),SAAL Biennal (2019), Balticcircle (2019), Santarcangelo Festival (2017- 2019), Kunsthalle Osnabrueck, Germany (2017), Serralves Foundation, PT (2017), Homo Novus Festival inRiga (2016), Drodesera Festival (2006/2017), Romaeuropa Festival (2011), Rencontres chorégraphiques in Paris (2010).

Francesca Grilli was an Associated Artist of Santarcangelo Festival 2017-2019.

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Thu 11.11 - Fri 12.11.21

Francesca Grilli‘s SPARKS 2021 is a participatory project based on a simple act: children read adults their future in the palm of their hand, as a hopeful gesture and as a break with the past. The setup is simple; the kids, mysterious. As an adult, keeping quiet is the most important. Be still, surrender to their power, and open yourself to their visions and reflections.