I’m Ilaria Bochicchio, I was born in 1988 in South of Italy, Basilicata.
I’m a conceptual and visual artist, based in Milano, who studied at Rome’s European Institute of Design. I carry a Master’s degree and spent my college years developing my creative skill set in courses related to art history and literary subjects at the Faculty of Modern Letters at the University of Milano.
I was featured in October 6th at TriBeCa’s Salomon Arts Gallery in New York, under the collective show’s title, Form and No.Form. Along with the celebrated 1934-born pioneer of Absract Expressionism, Natvar Bhavsar, I had the pleasure to shown my paintings and art performance in this exhibition.
I was selected for the Young Artists Mediterranean Biennal 17 on 2015.
I’m an active art theory journalist, having contributed writing for art magazines like Hestetika and Aware, where I directed and edited the arts section.
I’m Creative Director and writer of magazine Hysteria: www.hysteriaartmagazine.com
2016 I curated the project VERSUS, born to “challenge” different artistic languages: visual art to music to performances. An artistic challenge between artists hailing from different countries who work in visual, performing and media arts. Drawing on the histories and cultures of these countries, this event will explore similarities and disparities among participating artists through a live art experience. The first event was organized at the TID galley in Milano.
The second event VERSUS in June in collaboration with THE CREATORS COLLECTIVE in New York, Brooklyn.
I worked assembling the bi-personal and collective exhibitions No.Body with the American artist Jay C Lohmann.
My current visual arts series portrays the body as captured in a module of color, simultaneously ponderous and airborne as they occupy space with abandon. These striking compositions consist of sedimentary layers under white casing, and like the quarters of flesh in a butcher shop, they can be found on display on their respective canvases, immersed in solitude.
The technique I use is acrylic and matter on canvas.
My performance art, on the other hand, spawn from my historical research of painting itself.
The living bodies presented through my performance are defined by features which I chose with a mind to that distant, ineffable quality of all that we sense when considering the human form.
Each performance piece is a nod to my individuated paintings.