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

à terre, en l'air, Installation view at Tile project space, Milano 2017ph. Floriana Giacinti  (*in the pics: RGB (skin), 2015-2017, digital prints on polyesther, foam, 20x180x20 cm / 8x300x100 cm / 55x170x20 cm; Cactus, 2014, concrete and canvas, 10x210x10 cm; Cut out, 2015-2017, polyurethan foam, pigments, fake nails and eyes lushes, 10x170x27 cm / 5x180x40 cm)

The Jumpsuit Theme, 2017 concrete and pigments 195x70x20 cm; 120x20x330 cm courtesy PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino ph. Emanuele Pensavalle

Twins, 2014, oil on canvas and on wall120x250x40 cm each / variable dimensions, Installation view at Les Instant Chavirés, Montreuil, Paris 2014ph. Aurélien Mole