Raffaela Naldi Rossano

2024: Spring

Multimedia installations integrating sculptures, moving images, sound, group experiences and poetry

Raffaela Naldi Rossano’s practice has its roots in her studies in psychology, centered on Jungian and Gestalt Theory, through which she delved into the theme of relationship, intertwining of subjectivity and desire, of memory and intergenerational transmission, which she addressed in further depth during a MA in photography and video at Goldsmiths University, London, with a thesis titled 'Say Hello Back to a Phantomatic Present: Perform Heritage and Inhabit Herstory'.

Naldi Rossano works on multimedia installations, integrating sculptures, moving images, sound, group experiences and poetry. Her installations are primarily site-specific and research-based and they include the use of different materials and techniques.

Her art practice serves the making of relational vehicles, in-between spaces that try to trigger new possible relationships, both psychological and socio-political, between spaces, bodies and objects as layered containers of time and energies.

She is interested in the idea of making her works operate as transitional objects that activate new forms of production and circulation of horizontal, shared knowledge, that situate bodies in specific contexts and with specific sets of conditions, to materialise alternative communities and temporalities, where even objects are able take on different states of existence and attributes.

As an extension of her art practice, in 2017, in the flat in which her grandmother grew up in Naples, abandoned for years, she founded res80121, an artistic practice through which she investigates the theme of radical hospitality and of the home as the definitive work of art, intervening on it to make it inhabitable.

Recent projects include: Becoming Landscape: SMAFF, St. Moritz Film Festival, St. Moritz, where she was awarded the special prize for an emerging talent (2023); SERPENTINA Per un mūsēum senza tempo, Una Boccata d’Arte 2023, Fondazione Elpis, Belvì, Sardinia (2023); Spettri: Palinsesti Della Memoria, group show curated by Kathryn Weir, Museo Madre, Naples (2022); Undomesticated Voices, curated by Gioia Dal Molin, double solo show, Swiss Institute, Milan (2022); Fantasmagoriana, curated by Francesco Urbano Ragazzi, Liaf 2022 – Lofoten International Art Festival, Norway (2022); How She Spins. Raffaela Naldi Rossano with Giuseppe Desiato and Le Nemesiache, curated by Sonia D’Alto, Damien and the Love Guru, Brussels (2022); Utopia Distopia: Il Mito Del Progresso Partendo dal Sud, group show curated by Kathryn Weir, Museo Madre, Naples (2021); There Is No Time to Enjoy ThetSun, group show curated by Federico Del Vecchio, Fondazione Morra Greco, Naples (2021). In 2020 her work was included in Fuori, Quadriennale Di Arte 2020, curated by Sara Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol, Palazzo Delle Esposizioni, Rome.