Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali e del Turismo


List of artists

Elisabetta Benassi

was born in 1966 in Rome where she lives and works.

Elisabetta Benassi

Making references to cultural, political and artistic traditions of the Twentieth Century as well as to controversial contemporary themes, Elisabetta Benassi's work dwells in the difficult space of our present. Her work has recurrent forms such as the use of installation, video and photography that together as devices create strong emotional suggestions and a different moral focus in the viewer. Underlying her work, we can always find a question about the contemporary condition and identity, specifically their relationship to the historic past, and a cue to reconsider it, looking at it against the light. Reconstructing a different way of reading reality and broadening the field of consciousness are thus the fundamental operations of her work.

Her most recent exhibitions include: Voglio fare subito una mostra (upcoming solo show), Fondazione Merz, Turin (2013); Newtopia: The State of Human Rights. Exhibition for the City of Mechelen in Belgium (2012); Mutatis Mutandis, Wiener Secession, Vienna (2012); Blind Spot, Berlin Documentary Forum 2, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2012); Art and Press. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe (2012); A proposito di Marisa Merz at the MAXXI, Rome (2012); Venice Biennial, ILLUMInazioni/ ILLUMInations (2011); Tutto è connesso 2 at Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2011); Soledad, Fiac! at the Grand Palais, Paris (2011); Unlimited, Art | 40 | Basel (2009).