Calori & Maillard (Letizia Calori and Violette Maillard) have worked as a duo since 2009. Their collaboration combines a background in architecture (Calori) and film studies (Maillard). In 2011 they obtained an MA in Visual Arts at IUAV, Venice. In 2012 they moved to Frankfurt where they deepened their research at the Staedelschule Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste.
In 2015 they collaborated with the Heinz and Gisela Friederichs Foundation for the project L'Oiseau de Feu, a ballet for tower cranes. In that same year they were selected for a workshop with Julie Mehretu at the Botin Foundation in Santander, Spain.
They have participated in several international shows, both in experimental spaces and institutions, such as MMK, Museum fur Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt), Villa Iris, Fundacion Botin (Santander), Mousonturm and Deutsche Filmmuseum (Frankfurt), Spreez (Munich), Osterreichische Skulpturenpark (Graz), MAC Lissone (Milan), MAXXI (Rome), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), and Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa (Venice).