Sissi was born in 1977 in Bologna. She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti and her work has been exhibited in group and solo exhibitions in Italy and Holland. In 2001 she contributed a performance work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami. In 2002 she won the Querini Stampalia Award “Furla per l'Arte”. In 2004, her solo show Nidi was exhibited at the the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Rome. Central to Sissi's work are manual ability and the body; sculptural elements, including wool, rattan, scoubidu, are fundamental to her performances and become environments for her body, like a butterfly's cocoon.