Valentina Furian

2024: Spring

Moving images

Valentina Furian (born 1989 in Venice) works mainly with moving images. Her practice ranges from installation to performance and photography. Her research focuses on the relationship between reality and fiction and, through her practice, she tries to put herself in the limit between this duality. In fact, her cinematographic work is a hybrid between documentary experimentation and narrative fiction. The “un-intended” narrative is often satisfied by the non-human performativity that inhabits her sets. Her research originates from the interspecific relationship between human and natural beings, looking for the value of the wild within everyday life and investigating animal and human domestication as a form of power.

Over the years her work has been exhibited in institutional and experimental spaces such as Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai; Rencontres Internationales | Paris Berlin, IIC Paris; Sunaparanta Center for Contemporary Art Goa, IIC Mumbai; MAXXI – National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome; Casa Capra, Vicenza; MUSE – Science Museum of Trento; MAMbo – Museum of Modern Art of Bologna; The Blank Contemporary Art, Bergamo; Bevilacqua la Masa Foundation, Microclima, Venice; Cinema Visionario, Udine; Goyki3 Art Inkubator, Sopot; <rotor>, Graz; and in Milan at the Stelline Foundation, Chez PLINIO, Case Chiuse, CareOf, and ViaFarini.

Portrait photo: Federico Landi & Valentina Valentina Cafarotti