Rossella Biscotti was born in Molfetta in 1978, lives and works in Brussels.
She uses montage as a gesture to reveal individual narratives and their relation to society. In her cross-media practice, cutting across filmmaking, performance and sculpture, she explores and reconstructs obscured moments from recent times, often against the backdrop of state institutions. In the process of composing her personal encounters and oral interrogations into new stories, the site of investigation tends to leave its mark on her sculptures and installations. By examining the relevance of the recovered material from a contemporary perspective, Biscotti sensibly weaves a link to the present.
Rossella Biscotti took part at major international exhibitions including 55th Venice Biennale and 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013), Documenta 13 (2012), and Manifesta 9 (2012). Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Museion in Bolzano (2015), Haus Lange Haus Esters in Krefeld (D), Wiels in Brussels, Sculpture Center in New York (2014) Secession in Vienna and e0flux in New York (2013) CAC Vilnius (2012); and between others she has exhibited in group exhibitions at the ICA London (2014) MAXXI, Rome (2010–11), Museu Serralves, Porto (2010). Biscotti received several art awards including Premio Italia, Maxxi Museum in Rome (2010) and Mies van der Rohe Stipendium, Krefeld (D)