Michele Ciacciofera

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Born in 1969 in Sardinia. Lives and works in Paris.

Michele Ciacciofera works in several media, from painting to sculpture, including ceramics and assemblages, drawing and sound. In an anthropological approach, he explores various themes related to his native land, Sardinia and Sicily, through the prism of the Mediterranean. Collective memory, revisited myths and contemporary political reality are intertwined in works marked by a sensitivity to the material and an acute awareness of current issues related to the reconfiguration of socio-economic balances.

In 2016, for his installation Janas Code at the 57th Venice Biennale, he combined a collection of ceramic works, fossils, drawings and honeycombs with old tables, as well as tapestries and various found materials. This work constitutes a personal mental reconstruction of an archaeological site linked to the Neolithic funerary structures that he has studied extensively in Sardinia. Ciacciofera links them to the popular legend that makes them houses for fairies, evoking magical shamanic practices, today transmitted only through art and literature.

Driven by constant reflection and research from many sources, Ciacciofera is first and foremost concerned with the subject and the narrative, as well as the feeling he wishes to bring out through the materials. He constantly draws on his training in political science, his interest in anthropology, archaeology, environmental issues and his obsession with individual and collective memory to materialize poetic experiences.

Michele Ciacciofera's works have been exhibited at the 57th International Art Biennale, Viva Arte Viva (Venice), Documenta 14 (Athens/Kassel), Museo MAN (Nuoro), CAFA Museum (Beijing), Musée de Rochechouart, Summerhall (Edinburgh), Palazzo Montalto (Siracusa), Fondazione Sambuca (Palermo), White Box (New York), Light of Creativity Miami Beach (Miami), IMMA Museum (Dublin). He was awarded the Civitella Ranieri NYC Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship for 2015-16.


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Rhyzome

June 2021

Art & Decoration

Histoires Mythiques

June 2021

La République de l'Art

Michele Ciacciofera, la connaissance en boucle

June 2021

Quid Magazine

Michele Ciacciofera "Sans commencement et sans fin"

May 2021

Musée des Beaux Arts de Renne

Michele Ciacciofera

May 2021

Zérodeux

Michele Ciacciofera - Sans commencement sans fin

May 2021

ArteIn

Michele Ciacciofera

May 2021

Info Ceramica

Michele Ciacciofera

March 2021

Le Quotidien de l'Art

Odeur de cafe

March 2021

Fomo-Vox

Rencontre avec Sebastien Faucon

February 2021

Le Monde

Michele Ciacciofera

June 2020

Art Tribune

Michele Ciacciofera

January 2020

Exibart

Michele Ciacciofera

February 2019

La république de l'art

Michele Ciacciofera

February 2019

ArtPress

Michele Ciacciofera

January 2019

Ceramica

Michele Ciacciofera

October 2018

FLASH ART

Michele Ciacciofera

August 2018

ESPOARTE

Michele Ciacciofera

June 2018

KUNST FORUM

Michele Ciacciofera

July 2017

IL MANIFESTO

Michele Ciacciofera

June 2017

LA NUOVA

Michele Ciacciofera

November 2016

CAFA ART INFO

Michele Ciacciofera

August 2016

LA LETTURA

Michele Ciacciofera

March 2016

ALICORN MAG

Michele Ciacciofera

January 2016

ARTFORUM

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December 2014

Publications



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Enchanted Nature, Revisited

July 2018
Publisher: CAFA Art Museum, Beijing

Emisferi Sud

December 2017
Publisher: Museo MAN Nuoro
ISBN 978-88-8056-017-3

Fragments of nature and other stories

October 2017
Publisher: Senesi Contemporanea, London

Enchanted Nature, Revisited

March 2016
Publisher: Palazzo Chiesa, Milan
Michele Ciacciofera

What we call love - from surrealism to now

September 2015
Publisher: Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin
ISBN 978-1-909792-10-4

Nel Mezzo del Mezzo - Arte Contemporanea Nel Mediterraneo

January 2015
Publisher: Museo Riso, Palermo

I hate the Indifferent

December 2014
Publisher: Summerhall & Demarco European Art Foundation, Edinburgh

Silence!

January 2009
Publisher: Edizioni Charta, Milano
ISBN 978-88-8158-768-1

Silence's drawings

January 2009
Publisher: ERRE Produzioni
ISBN 978-88-8158-768-1

Portfolio Michele Ciacciofera


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