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.