Bio & Statement
Lucia Pizzani (Caracas, 1975).
She holds a BA in Communications Studies, (Universidad Católica Andres Bello, Caracas), Certificate in Conservation Biology from CERC at Columbia University (New York) and Master in Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London).
Recent awards and residencies include: Arts Council Englad Grants for the Arts (2017) for "Broader Implications" at Photofusion, Photofusion Hotshoe Award 14, (London, 2014) the Emerging Artist Award by the AICA, International Art Critics Association -Venezuelan chapter-, (Caracas, 2013), and the XII Premio Eugenio Mendoza (Caracas, 2013) with a following Residency at Hangar (Barcelona).
She has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries such as Sala Mendoza, Jacobo Borges Museum, Galería de Arte Nacional, Espacio Monitor and Abra (Caracas), House of Egorn (Berlin), Cecilia Brunson Projects, Stephen Lawrence Gallery and Photofusion (London), Art Exchange at Essex University (Colchester), Noorderlicht Photography (Groningen), Queens Museum and Exit Art (New York), MOLAA Museum Of Latin American Art (Los Angeles), the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Vigo, MARCO (Vigo), Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá) and Museo de Arte Contemporáneo MAC (Santiago de Chile), among others.
Her works is represented in private and public collections such as the Essex Collection for Art from Latin America ESCALA, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, CPPC, Museum Of Latin American Art, MOLAA, Colección Banco Mercantil and Colección Juan Yarur.
"My work revolves around issues of gender, body, and a lifelong interest in nature. This combination also feeds from the various studies I've done of Visual Communication, Conservation Biology and Fine Arts. In recent years I have been developing a visual approach that uses photography, performance, installation, sculpture and video. In these various processes I tackle issues addressed by the Surrealists and body art of the seventies linking it to today from a research-based practice. I seek stories, literary and artistic references in significant periods both in Europe and South America, mixing various aesthetics, cultures and historical characters."