Laura F. Gibellini

Photo by Chase Collum

Laura F. Gibellini is a process-based artist working between Madrid and NYC. She teaches in the MFA in Art Practice at the School of Visual Arts /SVA.

Gibellini’s work grapples with the notion of ‘place’ and what it means to inhabit the world. In her most recent body of work, like in Notes on a Working Space presented in NYC at El Museo de Los Sures, issues like impermanence, invisibility and the difficulties of representing the fluid nature of a particular site have become prominent.   Notes on a Working Space reflects on the gaps implicit in representation and on how that which is irrepresentable (the air, the ocean) remains unacknowledged and that which is unacknowledged remains un-thinkable. It is this ‘unthinkability’ and the possibility of imagining the irrepresentable that Gibellini is most interested in contemplating.

Gibellini recently completed DOM (Variations) a permanent public art installation for three subway stations in New York City that inspired the subsequent solo show De Rerum Natura, Slowtrack, Madrid, (2014).

Recent projects include A Place of Which We Know No Certainty, ISCP, New York (2014); Constructing a Place, ICI, New York (2013); Muestras de Archivo, Matadero, Madrid (2012); Variations on a Landscape, asm28, Madrid (2011); YANS & RETO, Anthology Film Archives, New York (2011); Night of Festivals 2012, Nottingham (2012); Video Guerrilha, Urban Space Projections, Sao Paolo, (2011). Gibellini’s first book Construyendo un Lugar /Constructing a Place was published by Complutense University of Madrid in 2012.

Antes del Océano, Carpe Diem. Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon (2015) and a solo show at Centro de Arte de Alcobendas, Madrid (2016) are among Gibellini’s upcoming projects. 

Interrupções, Drawing on Wall. Carpe Díem, Lisbon, 2015.
Snow Drawing 00, Drawing on Wall. El Museo de los Sures, NYC, 2015.


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