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Sara Enrico


Sara Enrico’s work examines the concept of “weaving” in the material and figurative planes, and as a conceptual process, such as the weaving together of several languages. Using manual and digital processes and the basic materials of painting with industrial and textile materials, she investigates the potentialities of a surface in relation with its own body and context. Shapes that seem to assume postures and certain anthropomorphic traits, as in à terre, en l’air (Tile project space, Milan, 2017), Ghost tracks (Fondazione 107, Turin, 2015) and No music was playing (Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, Paris, 2014), or in the new body of works, The Jumpsuit Theme, recently became part of the permanent collection of PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino (2017).

Her work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions including: Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente, Artissima, Turin 2017; An Entertainment in Conversation and Verse, Galleria Tiziana di Caro, Naples 2017; Biennale Internazionale Arte in Memoria, Sinagoga, Parco Archeologico di Ostia Antica, Ostia (Rome) 2017; Mirroring, Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milan, 2016; 60° Premio Termoli, In Cantiere, MACTE Termoli, 2016; Supernova, MAG, Riva del Garda, 2015; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, 2014; Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea, Turin, 2013; Peep Hole, Milan, 2013.

Enrico (born in Biella, 1979; lives in Turin) studied at Accademia di Belle Arti in Turin and in Florence at the Istituto Spinelli for a specialization in restoration of ancient paintings and frescoes. In 2013, she attended the Advanced Course in Visual Arts with Matt Mullican at the Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como. She has had residencies at Fondazione Spinola Banna per l’arte in Poirino with Jason Dodge and Raimundas Malasauskas (2015), and, earlier, at VIR-viafarini in residence in Milan (2012). In 2017 she was visiting professor for Polito Design Workshop at the Politecnico di Torino.

Enrico is the co-founder of Laboratorio del Dubbio, a cross-disciplinary project composed in 2016 as short-term residency for artists, researchers and writers in Turin. She was a member of Progetto Diogene, a group based in Turin where she ran an international grant program, talks, and workshops on the idea of self-education (from 2008 to 2012).

Selected works 
Mirroring, 2016 bronze, neoprene fabric, silk and polyesther thread 140x10x200 cm Mirroring, Installation view at Fonderia Artistica Battaglia, Milano 2016 ph. Virginia Taroni