Luca Panaro has recently dedicated a focus on his instagram channel, to LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS – the limited-edition artist book he curated by gathering portraits of objects which characterized some of my performative actions.


Luca took care also of the preface of the book, published by QUINLAN in 2017.


While the presentation is in Italian only, it is possible to find more infos on the project here; and to buy the book here

LIUBA @ CORPI SUL PALCO – Home-made performance in quarantine time

Teatro Linguaggi creativi presents CORPI SUL PALCO | PERFORMANCE DA CASA IN TEMPO DI QUARANTENA, (BODIES ON SCENE /  Home-made performance in quarantine time) curated by Andrea Contin, online on the first and second of May (1-2/05) on the virtual platform
The invited artists were asked to elaborate on their experience of forced closure, and all of them took the challenge of interpreting their performative practice in the confined perimeter of their quarantine spaces – whether in a home, in the garden, in the fields of their neighbors or on the roof of the building. Absolute beginners as well as renowned artists have joined this project with LUBA, while Andrea Contin, artist and curator of the show, will introduce and present the artists’ contribution.
All artists contributions will be available on the website:


A live chat between Maurizio Marco Tozzi – curator and founder of Over The Real – the VideoArt Festival based in Lucca (Tuscany) – and LIUBA will be hosted on  Friday, April 24, at 5:00 pm on the instagram channel of over_the_real. LIUBA and MAURIZIO will discuss about video-art, slowness and artist’s quarantine remedies!


The live broadcast will be available for 24 hours by clicking on the over_the_real logo – and unfortunately it will be in Italian only.

YOU’RE WELCOME! LIUBA solo show @ Pino Pascali Museum

YOU ARE WELCOME   June 7/July 21 – is a solo show that gathers the works that the artist LIUBA have been dedicating, from 2013 to the present days, to the refugee crisis.
The exhibition – hosted by Pino Pascali Museum Foundation (Polignano, Puglia, Italy) and curated by Giusy Petruzzelli – will display together for the first time videos, photo installations and participatory performances addressing one of the most serious humanitarian crises of our time.









During the opening reception, LIUBA will presents also two site-specific participatory performances (YOU’RE OUT! and Welcome Here)realized in partnership with local institutions working with refugees, that have been working with LIUBA in the past months.


LIUBA, YOU’RE WELCOME  is supported by: Galleria Marconi, Monsanpolo del Tronto (AP), in collaboration with CRAC – Chiara Ronchini Arte Contemporanea. 


YOU’RE OUT! @ XXXIV Black International Festival BERLIN

12 MAY: YOU’RE OUT! SCREENING @ Rathaus Shoneberg (2 pm)


YOU’RE OUT!  has also been selected for the 34th edition of  Black International Festival – the famous Berlin-based film festival – which will run from the 9th to the 12th of May in Berlin. The screening will take place in Rathaus Shoneberg (City Hall) at 2 pm. 

“The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources.


May begins with a full-immersion in the Italian capital for LIUBA: her works will be feauterd in MACRO museum according the following schedule:



On the 3th, MACRO will hosts a LIUBA’S double-feature:

> It will be possible to enjoy the Italian première of The Finger and The Moon #6 all day (0- 24) on Macro’s Maxischermo – in the frame of #videodelgiorno, Macro Museum’s focus on video art.


> In the frame of the series Autoritratti (Self Portraits), Macro Asilo will present a talk dedicated to LIUBA’s works, to her artistic practices and poetics. The talk will be a dialogue between LIUBA and Maura Favero (Art Historian).



In case you missed the previous events, MACRO will also host a screening of the awards-winning video YOU’RE OUT!  – from the series of works LIUBA has realized on the issue of the recent refugee crisis. The video is part of #videodelgiorno, Macro Museum’s focus on video art.


Thanks to Ambra Giombini for the nice focus on The finger and the moon project and LIUBA’s practice and thoughts published on the online magazine ART . The interview is in French only, and is here:


below an excerpt: 


… Dans mon travail ce qui m’intéresse ce sont les gens. Il n’ y a pas de séparation entre artiste et public. Nous sommes tous protagonistes. Avec ma performance je fais quelque chose qui amorce une réflexion chez les spectateurs. Mon domaine de création est l’art visuel, mon corps est un langage qui parle en images à travers une symbolique visuelle. (LIUBA)




On the occasion of ART PARIS 2018 (4-8 2018) Pascal Vanhoecke Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works by its artists and long-term collaborators. The two channel videos by LIUBA The Finger and the Moon #1 and The Finger and the Moon #2 will be presented at the Fair, as well as a new series of works. The LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS artist book will also be introduced in the presence of the author.
During the days of the fair, at surprise, LIUBA will perform the new The Finger and The Moon # 6 performance, which will further develop the works presented by the gallery.
You can find LIUBA’s work at booth C23 – Art Paris 2018, Gran Palais, Paris

LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS @ Museo della Città (Rimini)

As part of the series of meeting with the author Frontespizio, sponsored by the Municipality of Rimini, LIUBA will be presenting, in her own town, her latest pubblication LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS 

The meeting will take place on March 23, 2018 – 5.30 pm – at Museo della Città,​ Via Luigi Tonini, 1 (Rimini).

The entrance is free.


Will be in conversation with LIUBA:


>>> Massimo Pulini – Councilor for Culture of the Municipality of Rimini

>>> Roberto Maggiori – Director of Quinlan Editions

>>> Cristina Principale – art historian and curator


The twenty things LIUBA photographed are to be seen as an opportunity to draw again the attention of the public on a series of performances put in over the years. The artist’s research is thus crystallized in the most diverse forms, with the purpose of liberating once again the expressive values at the basis of the creative gesture. The outfits and accessories used by the performer, even when taken out of their context, keep expressing their original association with the performance and are in fact a presence in absence, a trigger of past artistic experience.  Luca Panaro

Presentation of LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS @ Bologna University

March 21, 2018 at 11 am, the book LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS will be presented at Bologna University during the public talk “The unrepeatability of the performative action and its remaining”. The meeting will take place within the framework of the courses of  Psychology of Art (Dams) held by Professor Stefano Ferrari, and it is organized by PsicoArt and the Bologna section of IAAP – International Association for Art and Psychology.


In conversation with LIUBA there will be Luca Panaro – art critic, curator, lecturer at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts, and the discussion will be moderated by Cristina Principale, art historian and curator.


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Presentation of the book LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS @ MAMbo Dec.2, 2017

Saturday 2 December 2017 at 6 pm @ MAMbo in Bologna

presentation of the artist book LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS  published by Quinlan in 200 copies signed and numbered


Cristina Principale, art historian and curator, editor for Psicoart, a research magazine in collaboration with the University of Bologna, Mark Bartlett, writer and professor at the California College of Art (San Francisco) and the University for the Creative Arts (England)


presentation of the book LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS @ Bookcity Milan Nov.18, 2017

We’re happy to announce that LIUBA PERFORMANCE OBJECTS, the latest book by LIUBA, has been just published by Quinlan in an edition of 200 copies numbered and signed.

The book will be presented as a preview in Milan for BOOKCITY MILANO  at BASE on November 18 at 5 pm  at  TheArtChapter  fair/exhibition dedicated to artist books in the frame of the big event.

LIUBA and the curator Luca Panaro will present the book.



The volume – here all the details – gathers about twenty portraits of objects used by the artist LIUBA in her performances. Far from being trivial pieces of everyday life, the photographs show us these objects in their concreteness, through their formal and chromatic details. While looking at them, their use and function shift in the background, compared to the memories that they evoke and contain. They are curious, sometimes unusual, objects that are linked to each other in an apparently arbitrary manner, displayed in a succession that tickles the curiosity of the reader until the last pages of the book, where their placement within the individual performances of LIUBA is revealed.

An introduction by LIUBA and a critical text by the curator Luca Panaro – both in Italian and in English – are part of the book.



If you are interested in buying LIUBA.Performance Objects, you can go directly on the publisher’s website, by clicking here.
If you would like to purchase a copy dedicated to you and signed by LIUBA (35$), please order the book by sending an e-mail to  with a small presentation and your personal details including your mailing address where you want to receive the book.

We hope to see you all in Milan!


From Thursday 24th to Sunday 27th of August, the Association LIUPIROGI E PAGIOPA is proud to present the workshop CENTER, BODY, PERFORMANCE, CREATIVITY, a performance Art Workshop based on art, performance, multimedia and wellness,  on the pursuit of inner creativity and personal well-being, led by  LIUBA

Wishing to spend some time in Italy on the beautiful beaches and landscape of Rimini and Romagna? Are you visiting our country and looking for a cool idea? Are you an artist or a performance artist wishing to improve and test your skills? Join us! The workshop aims to stimulate people to a knowledge of themselves and of their creative potential through the use of body and performance art, interacting with others and the environment. We will work in groups and individually. Each participant will be personally assisted and helped to discover either what he wants to communicate and the best way to express it, researching the proper languages ​​to create his/her own performance art piece. All performances conceived and created during the course will be represented publicly on Sunday afternoon.

for info, reservations, prices and the full program IN ENGLISH please write toTHE WORKSHOP HAS LIMITED SEATS AND BOOKING IS NECESSARY.

WHATSAPP: (+39) 3470308800



Workshop Facebook Page    >>>>>>

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The Association Liupirogi and Pagiopa opens its summer season in Viserba (Rimini), on Friday, July 28 at 9 pm with Rifugiamoci con Arte, a screening of the recent works that the artist LIUBA has devoted to refugees, exploring ideas of acceptance, integration and respect .

Rifugiamoci con Arte presents, for the first time in Rimini, two videos that LIUBA made in Berlin, from 2013 to 2016, steaming from participative performances realized with a group of Berlin refugees:

1. R E F U G E E S W E L C O M E – Video projection (2013-2016, duration 17’05 “)

2. Y O U R E O U T – Video projection (2014-2016, duration 12’54 “)

The evening will end with LIUBA’s participatory performance With no time, to which the audience is kindly invited to take part.

During the evening, an unlimited edition of the two videos will be available, in a special design made by an usb sticke and a poster with information on LIUBA’S on-going project of LIUBA (€ 30). The proceeds of the sale will be donated directly to the refugees.

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Group show in Edimburgh

My videoinstallation and posters of the refugees videos unlimited edition are on show at the Italian Institute for Culture in Edimburgh in the group show ‘Italia Moderna Reload 017’ curated by In-Art ((Guglielmo Greco Piccolo and Damian Killeen OBE).  pressrelease.


Review on Exibart

I am grateful to Cristina Principale for the nice review she wrote on Exibart Magazine about my last solo show and participative performance opened at Galleria Marconi in Cupra Marittima on April 9, 2017 .


(text only in italian)


“Immaginate di camminare per le strade di una città con la vista inibita da un paio di occhiali completamente oscurati e di fermarvi poi in silenzio entro i confini stabiliti di un perimetro al di là del quale c’è un pericolo mortale… immaginate di rispettare il silenzio in attesa di una rivelazione… e aprendo gli occhi di ritrovarvi in una galleria d’arte, “accecati” da un bagliore intellettuale.

Siete a Cupra Marittima in provincia di Ascoli Piceno dove Galleria Marconi e Marche Centro d’Arte ospitano la rassegna “Di versi diversi?” e giunti al quarto appuntamento presentano la personale e un progetto performativo della videoartista e perfomer LIUBA. La mostra si intitola Guardando Oltre  e la performance collettiva partecipativa Tiresia Marittima, presentata nel giorno del vernissage ad aprile scorso. (…) 





Solo show and urban participative performance at Galleria Marconi

Galleria Marconi of Cupra Marittima presents Guardando Oltre (Looking beyond) by LIUBA on Sunday April 9 at 6pm.

The exhibition, which has the critical contribution of Valentina Falcioni, is organized by Galleria Marconi and Marche Centro d’Arte.


LIUBA will present at Galleria Marconi the solo show Guardando Oltre and a new urban participatory collective performance intitled Tiresias Maritime , to which the public is invited to attend. Those attending the performances will receive a certificate of participation signed by the artist.


The exhibition is based on the reflection about blindness, both in physical and mental ways. It is also concerning the issue of refugees and the problem of  ‘not seeing’ the others in their own humanity. In this regard LIUBA says: “I chose to work on the idea of ​​blindness, both physical and mental, as a metaphor of the blindness and superficiality that permeates our contemporary world, where among social media, fast and fleeting contacts, we don’t have time to ‘see’ in depth, becoming, in a way, blind. Blind to the meaning of life, blind to the little things, blind to the needs of others. I connect this theme, for obvious reasons, to the issue of refugees, people who leave their land for very serious problems, which are often ‘seen’ in a stereotypical or even instrumentalized way, often for political purposes, with the result that many people ‘do not see’ the human history and the common roots that we have with these people. “

refugees videos edition launch and performance in Berlin

I am very glad to announce the launch of the new unlimited edition of my two videoart videos made with refugees, presented by Image Movement in Berlin.

During the evening, there will be new silent participative performance, extraordinarily decided as a reaction of the latest events in Berlin.

Part of the proceeds of the sale of the video edition will be donated to support refugees.


Video Edition launch | Performance 
17th January 2017, 8.30PM

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.

Admission is free.

Image Movement | Artist Films, Films on Art, Artists Records
Oranienburger Strasse 18 | D-10178 Berlin | Mo–Sa 11am–7pm
Tel +49-30 – 308 819 780 | Fax +49-30 – 288 840 352


LIUBA’s refugees video success at international film festivals

I am very happy to announce that my just finished video work about and with refugees, YOU’RE OUT, based on the homonymous performance held in Berlin, have already had an excellent international reception:

– it has been invited to the EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin,
where it will be officially presented and screened at Babylon Cinema
on wednesday october 5 at 6 pm
here is the schedule of the festival: 
I am in Berlin now and I will be present to the screening: I hope to share it with you and your friends!)
– it has been declared winner as Best Experimental Film at the CANADIAN DIVERSITY FILM FESTIVAL in Toronto– it won the Golden Prize category Concept at the INTERNATIONAL INDIPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL  in California.



The previous video of this project, Refugees Welcome, taken from the homonymous performance,has received the award for Best Film / Video at the Fine Arts Disciplines at theINTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL in Berlin, where it has been presented a few months ago

and it has just won the ARFF Globe Award at’ AROUND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, with events scheduled on the following dates:

*** ARFF Berlin Award Ceremony // 17th of December @Acud Macht Neu
*** ARFF Amsterdam Winners Screening and After Party // 7th of January @LAB111
*** ARFF Barcelona Winners Screening and After Party // 3rd of February@Mau Mau
*** ARFF Paris Screening feat. with ÉCU International // 21th of April @ Les 7 Parnassiens



All this makes me very happy, mostly because these works were made with much love, devotion and dedication.

I created those videos in two different versions, slightly different: there is a version for festivals, and a version for exhibitions and collectors, numbered and signed as my usual.

Talk di LIUBA con Luca Panaro a Milano

Nell’ambito degli incontri di presentazione di artisti che Luca Panaro organizza mensilmente a Milano a Piano C, il giorno 23 marzo 2016 ci sarà il talk dedicato a LIUBA, in cui sarà presente l’artista che parlerà del suo lavoro presentando anche brevi frammenti di video.


Il talk fa parte di un ciclo di appuntamenti a cadenza mensile ideati e organizzati da Luca Panaro e pensati per incontrare alcuni degli artisti più affermati che lavorano a Milano.


Piano C è in via Simone d’Orsenigo 18 a Milano. Il talk è alle ore 1830.

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LIUBA in TV interview for italian National Channel RAI

It’s with my enourmous joy that I had been chosen by the journalist of the national TV channel Laura Troia to be interviewed for the TV report about Arte Fiera in Bologna, concerning my work about refugees and the participative performance. The interview was short, and they put just a little bit, but I am happy to be one of the few artists of all the


Art Fair that they interviewed! This TV report was on TV twice on RAI3 on Jan 29 and once on RAI2 on Feb 1st.

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LIUBA on TV at TG3 from LIUBA on Vimeo.    

The TV report was broadcasted here:

TG3 – TV news – Jan 29, 2016, edition of 2 pm (the report about the Art Fair is towards the end))   TG3 – TV news – Jan 29, 2016, edition of  7.30 pm (the report about the Art Fair is towards the end))   RAI2 –  TV show: “Costume e società”  on Feb 1st, 2016  



LIUBA shows at Artefiera in Bologna with MariaLivia Brunelli Gallery

At Arte Fiera in Bologna I will show at  Maria Livia Brunelli Gallery  works from my last ongoing project about and with refugees.
I am very excited and proud to showing my works with Maria Livia Brunelli who is doing a passionate and interesting research in contemporary art.
At the opening I’ll also present a surprise participative performance!

Arte Fiera’s opening is on the 28th of January and the fair lasts from the 29th of January to the 1st of February.
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MOVES #108 Liuba ‘Video works from performances’ at Image Movement in Berlin

Image Movement is delighted to host an evening with LIUBA.

MOVES#108    LIUBA  »video–works from performance«


19. Januar 2016, 8:30 PM





»My art work is concerned with social, anthropological, geographical, philosophical issues, human behavior, interactivity and chance.« 


LIUBA is a performance artist living between Berlin, Milan, and Rimini.

She is collaborating with anthropologists and sociologists for her site-specific projects. In all of them she is the key actor, dropped into everyday public life, switching from choreography to change, and challenging the space and the  surrounding people to interact.

Most recently she started working on participative collective performances.

»My work is composed of projects that involve several processes and 

in which are implemented diverse skills and media; 1) Concept, 2) Research, 

3) Preparation for the performance (outfit and object research, urban research and location choice,
selection of technical staff, psycho-physical training 

4) the performance itself, 5) editing and direction of the video, 

6) selection of video stills and videoinstallations.«

LIUBA’s work has been presented in many exhibitions, including Venice BiennialThe Armory Show New York,PAC MilanArt Basel, or Scope London.  At Image Movement we will screen a selection of her video–works from performance.  Including two most recent works which she realised with refugees in Berlin.

» My main interest is life.«

LIUBA will be present.

Admission is free.

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(video–stills courtesy of the artist)

Image Movement | Artist Films, Films on Art, Artists Records

Oranienburger Strasse 18 I D-10178 Berlin I Mo–Sa, 11am–7pm

Tel +49-30 – 308 819 780  Fax +49-30 – 288 840 352