Ludovica Gioscia (born 1977, Rome) lives and works in London.
The studio is a magical portal in Gioscia’s practice, through which artworks from other dimensions or from the future appear, and past works are constantly reconsidered. Strongly process-based, Gioscia’s oeuvre alchemically fuses everyday experiences with approaches and scenarios commonly found in science fiction. Navigating an infinitely circular space, in which every aspect of production is cyclically re-engaged, Gioscia’s creations are imbued with a sort of sustainable animism. In the latter there is no by-product, only energy to be transmuted. The large-scale hand-made scarves produced for Contemporary Attitude reflect the sustainability of the studio and deploy quality silks and wools upon which the artist has created assemblages made from textile fragments and leftovers from previous productions.
Gioscia graduated with an MFA Fine Art Media from the Slade School of Art in 2004 and has been exhibiting internationally since. Current and recent solo shows include The Tenderness Of Insects at VITRINE in Basel, POP THERAPY. Lo spirito rivoluzionario delle figurine Fiorucci at Museo della Figurina (part of Fondazione Modena Arti Visive), 2019, Nuclear Reaction Cosmic Interaction at Ex Elettrofonica in Rome, 2018, Infinite Present at Baert Gallery in Los Angeles and Shapeshifters at Max Mara in London (both in 2017). Previous solo shows include Forecasting Ouroboros at MACRO in Rome (2012) and Papered Portraits at The Warhol in Pittsburgh (2009). Gioscia has participated in group shows in galleries and institutions including: La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Blenio, CH; Creative Centre Osaka, Osaka, JP; Palazzo da Mosto, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, IT; Palazzo Fiano, Rome, IT; FuturDome, Milan, IT; The American Academy in Rome, IT; Maraya Art Park, Sharjah, UAE; Edinburgh College of Arts, UK; Salon 94, The Flag Art Foundation, Allegra LaViola, NY, US; The Miro’ Foundation, Barcelona, ES; Jerwood Space and South London Gallery, London, UK; MNAC, Bucharest, RO; and Comfort Moderne, Poitiers, FR. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Fluor, Exibart, Exit Express, Flash Art International, Kunstforum, Elephant, The End and AN. Her work is included in ‘100 Sculptors of Tomorrow’, published by Thames and Hudson. In Autumn 2019, Gioscia was selected for the ‘Women to Watch 2020: Paper Work’ exhibition at Sotheby’s, London.
Photography © Paola Arpone