Bio & Statement
Lucia Pizzani (Caracas, 1975).
BA in Social Communication Studies, Audiovisual specialty at the Universidad Católica Andres Bello, (Caracas), CERC Certificate in Conservation Biology from Columbia University (New York) and a Master in Fine Arts from the Chelsea College of Art and Design (London).
Her solo shows include: The Worshipper of the Image (Beers Contemporary. London, 2014), El Adorador de la Imagen (Sala Mendoza. Caracas, 2014), Mariposario (Oficina#1. Caracas, 2013),Vessel y Orchis (Fernando Zubillaga Galería, Centro de Arte Los Galpones. Caracas, 2009 y 2011, respectivamente), Retratos Ausentes-Absent Portraits (La Carniceria, Caracas y Signature Art Gallery Miami, 2007), y Vestigios (Sala Mendoza, -La librería-. Caracas, 2003) can be highlighted among others.
She has participated in group exhibitions in countries such as Venezuela, Colombia, United States, United Kingdom, Spain and New Zealand. Among these shows, It is worth highligting her participation in the Solo projects at Pinta London curated by Petitgas C. and K. Mazzucchelli (Oficina # 1. London, 2014), Pinta Video at New York Pinta curated by Octavio Zaya (Oficina # 1, New York, 2013), II Experimental curatorial Workshop (Periférico Caracas, Caracas, 2012), Transgression (Beers.Lambert Contemporary. London, 2011), International Biennial of Contemporary Art ULA (Universidad de Los Andes. Merida, 2010), MOLAA Collects Photo-Based Art (Museum Of Latin American Art. Los Angeles, 2009), III Queens Museum Biennale (Queens Museum. New York, 2006), Identities (Galería El Museo, Bogota, 2006), The Drop (Exit Art. New York, 2006), and Open Natures, Exxon Mobil Salon (National Art Gallery. Caracas, 2003).
Her work has been recognized with awards such as the Photofusion Hotshoe Award 14, Photofusion (London, 2014), the First Prize at the XII Premio Eugenio Mendoza (Caracas, 2013), the Emerging Artist Award by the AICA, Venezuelan chapter-International Art Critics Association-, (Caracas, 2013), Video Award for "About the Unknown of the Seine and other Ofelias" in Region 0 Festival, New York University-KJCC (New York, 2013), and the Second Prize in the IX CANTV FIA Young Artists Salon, Corp Banca Cultural centre (Caracas, 2006).
Her work is represented in the Collection of Banco Mercantil (Venezuela), the Museum Of Latin American Art, MOLAA (USA), the Essex Collection for Art from Latin America ESCALA (UK) and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, CPPC (Venezuela-USA), among others.
"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."