I am a video artist, performance artist and site-specific projects artist living between Berlin, Milan and Rimini.
My work is concerned with social, anthropological, geographical, philosophical issues, human behavior, interactivity and chance. My research is based on the analysis of contemporary society, investigating contradictions and social problems of daily life, with often an ironic approach.
I have been shown and have performed internationally, including at the Venice Biennial, The Armory Show New York, PAC Milan, Art Basel, Scope London, Artissima Tourin, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, The Native Museum, Mashteuiasth and Canada. My work has been reviewed by Artnet Magazine, Flash Art International Magazine, IkonoTV, Artribune and others.
I began painting, writing and dancing since I was a little girl. I had been studying Semiotics of Art with Umberto Eco and Omar Calabrese at Bologna University; this semiotic background is very important for my art and my work. I have been also influenced by my uncle Elio Pagliarani’s poetry, by his rare but crucial suggestions and his performing attitude.
Performance – and video artist LIUBA returns to Image Movement for the launch of her publication »Refugees welcome« / »You’re out«.
Video-works of participative performances she realised with Refugees people in Berlin over the last two years are carried on an USB-wristband special unlimited edition wrapped-up in a newspaper–sized original poster.
In her work practice LIUBA is collaborating with anthropologists and sociologists for site-specific projects. Her research is based on the analysis of contemporary society, investigating contradictions and social problems of daily life. Her work has been presented in many exhibitions, including Venice Biennial, The Armory Show New York, PAC Milan, Art Basel, or Scope London.
The projects »Refugees welcome« and »You’re out« are in her series of participative performances made with Refugees living in Berlin.
At Image Movement LIUBA will perform a new version of the »Refugees Welcome«performance, extraordinarily decided as a reaction of the latest events in Berlin. The audience is asked to take an active part in the action.
Part of the proceeds of the sale of the video edition will be donated to support refugees.
For video works:
Via Volturno 41, 20124 Milano – Italyinfo@visualcontainer.org
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Dedicated to Rossana and Gianni, with gratitude and love