Matilde Cerruti Quara
Matilde Cerruti Quara (b.1991, Italy) is a multimedia artist and poet working with installation, performance and writing. Her research focuses on identity, spirituality, language and power dynamics. Throughout immersive set-like environments—orchestrations of paintings, text, sculptural interventions, sound and light—Cerruti Quara identifies, questions and reassembles the aesthetics and architectures of a system of belief, aiming to provoke that malleable line setting reality apart from fiction, or vice versa. Her artworks are often conceived as a stage: since 2018, she has experimented with the idea of artist-host with Salotto—a happening inspired to the salon and its ambivalent private/public condition. In February 2020, Cerruti Quara presented her first experimental theatre piece, VERDIGRIS, with the support of Arts Council England. In 2019 Matilde co-authored a series of texts as the Social Media Editor of Neither Nor: The challenge to the Labyrinth, the Italian Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale. Her prose poetry has been published as compendium to exhibitions at MIT List Visual Arts Centre, Cambridge, USA; Towner, Eastbourne, UK and featured in independent publishing projects and zines. She contributes to fashion magazines (L’Uomo Vogue 2016-17; iD-Italy ongoing), where she intertwines text and creative direction. Cerruti Quara holds bases in London, UK and Trieste, IT.