Eleonora Roaro (Varese, Italy, 1989)
She studied Photography (BA – IED, Milano), Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies (MA – NABA, Milano) and Contemporary Art Practice (MA – Plymouth University, UK). Although she has started her artistic career only in 2012, she has already shown her work in important galleries, museums, video-screenings and art fairs. Among her recent exhibitions: Il tempo indeciso, Current, Milano (2017); Stoner. Landing Pages, Pescara (2016); Normali Meraviglie – La Mano, Triennale, Milano (2016); Mediterranea17 – Young Artist Biennale, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano (2015); 28th Festival Les Instant Video, Friche La Belle De Mai, Marseille (2015); Instabilità, equilibro ed infinito, StudioDieci, Vercelli (2014); Il corpo solitario, Riccardo Costantini Contemporary, Torino (2013); Biennale di video- fotografia, Alessandria (2011). She has been recently selected for the Celeste Prize (2017) and for the Art Team Cup (2016). Currently she lives and works in Milan.
Her practice involves images in motion, with a particular focus on video and archaeology of cinema. She often revisits ancient devices and iconographies in order to reflect on how technologies influence the way we see and shape our vision. Therefore display and duration are key elements, especially in video-art.
Many projects are on loops, as she considers repetition not only a constitutive thing of life, both in biological, historical and existential terms, but also an important concept in media studies, as Lev Manovich states in his “The Language of New Media” (2001).
Through her practice – which consists of different media such as video, photography, performance, installation and sound – she tries also to investigate the ephemeral and fragility of humankind, and the way meaning is created through narrative, which is often connected to illusion.