THE ARTIST OF THE WEEK
Bianca Salvo (1986) is an Italian visual artist based in London. In 2010 she graduated from her BA in Visual Arts and Photography at the Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy, and she is currently about to finish a MA in Photography at London College of Communication at The University of Arts of London. Her visual research questions the experience of human life and its transience, the inescapable passage of time and the contingency of our nature, and the dialogue between preservation and destruction of existent realities constitutes the core of her work.
Beside exhibiting her last creation, The only records of our ancestors are in their fossils, in one of the most important art fairs, The Contemporary Art Fair Miami Art Basel, Bianca will also take part of A Forming State, the final show of this year MA photography graduates. This piece has also been publish by the Art and Science Journal in Canada. Last year Bianca exhibited her pieces during the Image Art Fair in Milan 2011 and she also won the First Prize of Premio Celeste. In 2010 she was selected as semi finalist for the Up and Coming category of Hasselblad Master.
Exploring the correspondences between science and art, The only records of our ancestors are in their fossils, explores the dynamic interaction between creation, preservation and destruction, and the struggling between primitivism and civilization.
Embracing a series of combined practices, from collage to physical procedures and interventions on the photographic surface, the whole work has to be consider like the transfer of a physical experiment into the picture context with the aim of rediscovering the flaw that characterized human species as and revealing the primitive and visceral nature to which we all belong.
Suggesting implications for the past, the present and the future of a mankind involved in the accomplishment of eternal endurance, the series eludes to the petrified, preserved, and permanent impression of the fossils as a challenge to human temporal registers
WHEN AND WHERE
You can see her work at:
The London College of Communication Final Exhibition, A Forming State. Private View: Monday 19 November 2012, 16:00 to 21:00. Opening Times: 14-23 November 2012,10:00 to 18:00 London College of Communication.SE1 6SB
Art Basel Miami , The End, Private View: Wednesday 5 December 2012. Opening Times: 5 December 2012- 08 December 2012 Miami-Beach Regional Library, 227 22nd Street Miami Beach, Florida 33139
http://map12.info/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
http://www.gola.co.uk/borninbritain/the-event-of-the-year-final-exhibition-ma-photography-lcc/ (NOVEMBER EXHIBITION)
THE ARTIST OF NEXT WEEK
Karolina Maria Dudek