Virginia Russolo


Virginia Russolo (1995, Italy) lives and works in Amsterdam. Her work starts with the creation of a space: every surface on which she operates is a place where ideas surrounding matter and the laws of physics are suspended. Sacrifice, the absurd and transgression open doors to new narratives.

She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from The University of Oxford. In 2018 she was selected for the Diari tra Diari Residency Programme at GAM Torino (Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art) and Fondazione Spinola-Banna per L'Arte (Turin, 2018-2019); the same year she was nominated for the Menabrea Art Prize by Untitled Associations and CURA magazine (Rome, 2018). Recent exhibitions include: Just a Bowl of Cherries, 7th Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki, Greece (2019) I Woke with a Marble Head in my Hands, K-Gold Temporary Gallery, Lesvos, Greece (2019): Diari tra Diari, Fondazione Spinola Banna per L'Arte, Turin, Italy (2019); Predatory Behavior, Gallery T293, Rome, Italy (2018); Young Contemporary Talent Purchase Prize (The Ingram Collection), The Cello Factory, London, UK (2018); Ruskin Shorts, Modern Art Oxford, Oxford, UK (2016); Future Late, Tate Modern, London, UK (2016); LoveAnthro, Pitt Rivers Museum of Ethnography, Oxford, UK (2016).

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Fig. 1.
Virginia Russolo, installation view,  Fat circa 1425-1535 BC (2019),
beeswax, nautical sail, silver pigment on cotton, 11x4 m. Courtesy the artist 

Fig. 2.
Virginia Russolo, installation view, Fat circa 1425-1535 BC (2019), detail,  beeswax, nautical sail, cotton thread, silver pigment on cotton, 11x4 m.
Courtesy the artist

Fig. 3.
Virginia Russolo, installation view, Paintings in the Studio (2020), beeswax, graphite, latex, leather, fur on cotton, various dimensions.
Courtesy the artist