2019 Season II
Bianca Boragi (France)
Artist Statement/ BiographyBianca Boragi works mainly in sculpture and video art but also incorporates mediums such as installation, performance and painting in various bodies of works. Her pieces considers the relationship of the social world to the private, psychological one. Bianca Boragi collects materials from places and addresses themes of alienation and territory in relation to post colonialism while exploring the representation of North African women in the contemporary art and cinematic dialogue. She creates diverse characters evolving in absurd situations to explore environmental and emotional reactions, and the evolving process of being a person. She creates experimental videos that can express something ephemeral, ineffable, a state or an emotion, that is maybe difficult to describe other than the way it manifests itself visually. She responds to life itself, shaping a piece of experience from her private interest into a tale with meaning for an external viewer. Humor is often a big part of her work, acting as a hook to get people involved and offer a point of entry.
Bianca Boragi is an artist who received her MFA from Yale school of Art in May 2017 and obtained her BFA from the National Superior School of Arts of Paris- Cergy, France in 2009. Her art works and films have been screened at independent cinemas such as Anthology Film Archive, UnionDocs, Video Revival, NY, the Whitney Humanity Center and Loria Center, New Haven, CT. She has exhibited her art works at NURTUREart Gallery, Chashama Gallery, Field Project Gallery, Galerie Protégé, The Border Space Project, The Clemente Soto Velez Center NY, throughout the United States and internationally in France, Germany, India, Italy, Scotland, and was recently awarded the recipient of the JUNCTURE Fellowship in Art and International Human Rights. She will be an artist in residence at NARS Foundation in Spring 2019 and was previously in residency at MASS MoCA museum's studios, the Centquatre, Paris, France, Pact Zullverein, Essen, Germany, Cal'Arts, Los Angeles, USA.