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Liliana Moro

The autunn 2010 workshop was lead by Italian artist Liliana Moro, one of the most interesting artists of his generation.

Liliana Moro was born in 1961 in Milan, where she continues to live and work.
She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera after studying there under Luciano Fabro.
In 1989 she, along with other artists, founded an artist’s space in Via Lazzaro Palazzi in Milan. The space remained open until 1993.
After her first solo show, which took place in 1990 at the space on Via Lazzaro Palazzi, Moro was included in An Emerging Scene, a 1991 exhibition curated by Amnon Barzel and Elio Grazioli for the Center for Contemporary Art in Prato, Italy.
Moro’s work from this early period evidences an ambition to construct a delicate and highly personal language that has renounced any ambition for a totalizing objective view of the external world. "Her works don’t pretend to break down or analyze reality, but rather only to circumscribe it, or reframe it. The works are conceptual/physical spaces that represent individual experience and that invite us to go beyond what is the immediately visible. Liliana Moro coherently and tenaciously reaffirms a model of vision, not one of image, and also reaffirms an attention to the cyclical nature of time, or rather of lived time. This model is holistic. It includes both silence and noise, both speech and pause”.
In 1992 she was invited by Jan Hoet to participate in Documenta IX in Kassel, and in 1993 she was invited to participate in the Open section of the XLV Venice Biennale, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva. In 1994 Moro was included in the exhibition “Subject Subject” by Francesca Pasini and Giorgio Verzotti at the Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art and one of her works -“Aristocratic” - was purchased by the Museum.
During the 1990s Moro exhibited widely as a solo artist, both in Italy and abroad: 1992 - Galleria Locus Solus, Genoa, 1993 - Migrateurs, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist, ARC Paris, Galleria Emi Fontana Milan, 1994 - Studio Casoli, Milan, 1996 - MUHKA in Antwerp, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris 1998 - Galerie Meert Rihoux Brussels, 1999 - Amsterdam De Apple, and has she has also continued to participate in important group exhibitions, including: The latest generation at the National Quadrennial of Rome (1996), Wounds, Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art by David Elliot and Pierluigi Tazzi at the Moderna Museet in Stockholm (1998), and Minimal, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva for PS1 museum, New York (1999).
In 2001 Moro presented, in a solo show at the galleria EMI Fontana in milan, an artwork with the emblematic title “ “. This marks a new departure. In the new work the relationship between internal and external, long an important theme in the work of Moro and, as always, a metaphor of our own being in the world, is no longer treated through either miniaturization or allegories about early childhood, but becomes a space for experimentation. sound, words, videos, sculptures, objects and performance make up this new world that "stages" a reality at one and the same time raw and poetic.
In November of 2004, the Ambrosetti Foundation inaugurated the first full retrospective of Moro’s work with an accompanying catalog entitled "Liliana Moro, the girlfriend of Zorro," and edited by Loredana Parmesani and Cecilia Casorati. Published by Skira, the catalog contains extensive photographic documentation of the works and a collection of critical essays.
Recently, Liliana Moro has presented important exhibitions at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, The Steam Factory, Milan (2008) and her fifth solo show at Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan (2009). In addition she has participated in important group exhibitions including Italics, curated by Francesco Bonami at Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2008), Focus on Contemporary Italian Art - New acquisitions at the Mambo Museum of Modern Art, Bologna (2008), Save Venice, Magazzini del Sale, Venice Biennale exhibition side of 53, Venice and, finally, Celebrational Institutional Critique at the Galleria Civica di Trento (2009).

Her works are included in important public and private collections both in Italy and throughout the world.