Silvia Giambrone (b. 1981, Agrigento), studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome from 2002 to 2006. She has held residencies throughout Europe and the United States and has received several awards in the past five years. She recently received the VAF award, the most important award for young Italian artists.
Through the use of different languages - performance, installation, sculpture, sound, video - the work of Giambrone, who lives and works between Rome and London, explores the politics and practices of the body with a focus on the most subterranean forms of subjugation. Her research investigates the political dimension of intimacy since it is the ground in which the most mysterious forces of each take root. Observing with suspicion the link between relationships and objects, which increasingly offer themselves as simulacra of the innermost aspects of relational dynamics, Giambrone's work operates a reconnaissance of the domestic and its deepest tensions. Indeed, she believes that violence is a language and that it is precisely the domestic environment where one is primarily domesticated to the possibility of violence itself.
Some of her exhibitions include: Sexually Explicit Content, PAC, Milano (2023); You owe me one, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milano (2023); Turning pain into power, Kunst Meran Arte Merano, Roma (2022); INTERTWINGLED – The role of the Rugs in Art, Craft and Design, La Galleria Nazionale, Roma (2022); Viaggio in Italia XXI, Casa di Goethe, Roma (2022); Certe Cose, Fondazione Nicola del Roscio, Roma (2022); Reclaiming and Making: Art, Desire, Violence, Museum Of Sex, New York (2022); Fighting Words, Prometeo Gallery Ida Pisani, Milano (2022); I say I, La Galleria Nazionale, Roma (2021); Hall of Shadows, commissionato da Mariagrazia Chiuri per la sfilata Dior FW2021, Reggia Versailles, Francia (2021); Mascarilla 19 – Codes of domestic violence, LOOP Festival, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcellona, Spagna (2021); Orizzonti del Corpo, Palazzo da Mosto, Reggio Emilia (2021); Nobody’s room. Anzi, parla, Museo del Novecento, Milano (2020); Vaf Prize, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Vaf Foundation (2019); Wall-eyes. Looking at Italy and Africa, Keynes Art Mile, Johannesburg (2019); Donne. Corpo e immagine tra simbolo e rivoluzione, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Roma (2019); VII Premio Fondazione VAF, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germania (2019); Italia. I racconti (in)visibili, Gyumri, Armenia, Styles Regional Gallery (2019); Italia. I racconti (in)visibili, Santiago del Cile, Museo Cultural Las condes, Cile (2019); Feminism in Italian contemporary art, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Londra (2019); Sovvertimenti, Museo Novecento, Firenze (2019); Il corpo è un indumento fragile, Museo Novecento, Firenze (2018); Young Italians 1968 – 2018, Italian Institute of Culture, New York City (2018); SHE DEVIL Remix, Museo Pecci, Prato (2018); Time is out of Joint, La Galleria Nazionale, Roma (2017); Corpo a corpo, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome (2017); Terra mediterranea: in action, NiMAC, Nicosia, Cipro (2017); Every passion borders on the chaotic, Museo Villa Croce, Genoa (2016); W Women in Italian Design, Triennale, Milano (2016); Archeologia domestica Vol. I, IIC, Colonia (2016); A terrible love of war, Kaunas Bienale, Lituania (2015); ‘Suite Rivolta’, Museu de Electricidade, Doclisboa’s Passages, Lisbona (2015); Critica in arte, Museo MAR, Ravenna (2014); Ciò che non siamo, ciò che non vogliamo, Museo MAG, Riva del Garda (2014); Mediterranea 16 (2013); Let it go, Accademia Americana, Roma (2013); Flyers, Oncena Biennal de la Havana (2012); Re-Generation, Museo Macro, Roma (2012); Moscow Biennale: Qui vive? (2010); Eurasia, Museo Mart, Rovereto (2009); Pandora's Boxes, CCCB Museum, Madrid (2009).