My name is Chiara Pellegrini.
I’ll start from here:
“Thought thinks and imagination sees”B. Munari
I was born in Milan in 1975, a city that is still my departure and arrival terminal.
I study classical guitar at the Corsico’s music school while attending the Liceo Artistico (Art School) S. Marta in Milan.
Then I go to the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera where I graduate in Sculpture with Professor G. Marchese in 1998.
I start to work with sculptor Mauro Baldessarri at the realization of several sculpting projects for public pieces of art.
Then I go back to Brera for a post-graduation Master in “Light Design” and I work as intern at Studio Azzurro, where I work at the lighting engineering of some video-installations.
In 2000-2003 I work as a set designer for theatrical productions and galleries.
In 2006 I take part in the art project Stecca degli artigiani in Milan (Isola).
From 2002 I design prototypes for fashion mannequins trying to assist the journey within a production process by integrating the traditional sculptural with 3D modeling.
From November 2013 with the collective imaginariesplorazioni Solari, I participate in an audiovisual research laboratory with an anthropological approach, which wants to experiment an interdisciplinary path on the possible forms of urban living. From here comes: (IN) HABITS a documentary film directed by the collective.
Since 2000 I sing in a polyphonic choir and focusing on social singing in different expressive forms.
In recent years I approached the body, doing theater at the Arsenal school in Milan, following the Lecog method with Aida Kuniaki.
In the “meantime” I like to travel; the distance allows me to have different perspectives on things that inspire many of my works.
What attracts me most about creating art and that gets me closer to different languages its ability to recreate new equilibriums.
“To see reality more deeply means to be able to distinguish any object in its previous and future forms” B. Munari”
That is why I like to explore new materials and let my methods change according to the environment I find myself in.
In the latest years, as instrument of analysis and observation of everyday life, I started to work with photography as a way to obtain multiple layers of real-ideal perspective levels, through which I found a new approach to tridimensionality and a new awareness of the “surrounding”.
The experience gained as a sculptor gave me the opportunity to learn from my work contexts: from the sculptural study to the production activities, comparing myself with neighborhood laboratories, exhibitions, participation in public and private competitions up to follow the realization of my public work .
This allowed me to relate in different fields and acquire multi-faceted knowledge, giving me the opportunity to collaborate with different professionals enhancing the individual specificities in group work.
To work different techniques using different traditional modeling materials: clay, plasticine, gypsum, cement, iron, resins, latex, paper, wood and the relative negative molding where necessary, silicone rubber for molds … combined with knowledge and use of graphics programs such as Photoshop, software for movies like Premier and 3D Modeling: Zbrusch, Rhinoceros, 3D studio: working the sculpture both in the form of mesch for 3D printing, and as surfaces (Reverse Engineering) for the realization of prototypes with multi-axis CNC machines .
2019 Drop Collective urban-woody sculptural installation. This project stems from the need to listen to the earth and from the desire to discover forgotten places in the city where nature has taken shape and strength. We have traced a path and created a sculptural path in the wood of the Bovisa drop, I invite you to explore it.
2017 Habitat-01- Deception 84- Housing Habitat, a term that in Latin means “he lives”, is the place whose physical and abiotic characteristics can allow a given species to live, develop, reproduce, guaranteeing quality of life. This project starts from a reflection on how art can become a form to experience the places of the imaginary in everyday life … passing from the living room of the house. The works I present have been made at home and designed for the environments in which they are located.
2009 Kusudama Selected for the art contest “Cura e Speranza” The sketch is permanently exhibited at the new building of the Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital of Milan
2007 Omeostasi equilibri di pace Urban installation. Placed in a square between via Dante and via Parini in Corsico (Milan)
Main personal exhibitions
2018 Pattern Finder residence deception project originates from the collaboration between me, the house managers and two floral artists of Taiwan guests at Miart. The project is a path that combines the transience of flowers with the permanence of sculpture …
2010 Wall of feeling + music and body performance di musica with Angela Belmondo- performer,Daniela Zebra – voice, keyboard, Alberto Grein – musician During the Giornata del contemporaneo (“Contemporary Day”) At gallery Spazio Broggi, via Giuseppe Broggi 5 Milano
2004 The Sated Banquet At gallery Fabbrica del Vapore, Pol!femo space Milan
Main collective exhibitions
2019 Dizziness On show at the Spazio Tadini Casa Museo from 27/2/2019 to 20/2/2019. Collective exhibition with works by Emilio Tadini: what are we “refugees”? Curated by Melina Scalise and Francesco Tadini
2018 Di-to-by-with-on-for-between-between artistic project of painting and installations by the art association among the people -Villa Casnati Bussero
2018 Night pictures –Artistic project of painting and installations by the art association among the people. Exhibition with the title: Il Bosco – Borromeo Castle, Corneliano Bertario then revived at Palazzo Pirola di Gorgonzola
2017 Letters – Works on paper On show in the space of the Associazione Circuiti Dinamici of via Giovanola 21 / C Milano Curated by Lorenzo Argentino and Daniela Pacchiana
2015 Microsystems – Urban reconnaissance exercises. From the center to the suburbs: towards the expo. On show at the council hall of Cassinetta di Lugagnano e Altered artistic states: installations, video projections and music using the darkness and the park in a multi-disciplinary collective improvisation with Paolo de Stefano and Matteanza Ninni
2014 Points of sighting 23-25 May Quasiaperto corso Garibaldi 89 / a and gardens of via Cazzaniga in Milan An outdoor weekend around the Casa degli Artisti, a comparison between different disciplines and generations on making art, on the need for production spaces, sharing and dialogue but also on physical space, on the use of existing resources and the potential of territory.
2014 13-15 May – Docucity Festival “Urban reconnaissance exercises: from the center to the periphery: a reflection on the way with ogino: knauss” in view of the Expo. Part of the collective project visible on http://urban-reconnaissance.oginoknauss.org/milano-material-city-chiara-pellegrini/
2013 From November 2013 with the collective imaginariesplorazioni Solari, I participate in an audiovisual research laboratory with an anthropological approach, which wants to experiment an interdisciplinary path on the possible forms of urban living. From here comes: (IN) HABITS a documentary film directed by the collective. http://www.laboratoriosociologiavisuale.it/lab/
2013 Giravento Show projects participating in the “Parco dell’arte di Mantova” contest
May 23-26 -Mantova Creativa, via s. Martyrs 2. Mantova
2011 Fall of a pen Project selected for the competition: “Premio Speciale Alpini”, for the realization of a work of art in collaboration with the Municipality of Nova Milanese, the Libera “Vittorio Viviani” Academy of Painting and the Bice Bugatti Club. The sketches were exhibited in the GIO.I.A room from 22 May to 5 June 2011 in Nova Milanese.
2010 Mudra Selected for the 4th edition of the art contest MAG Città di Marsciano Arte Giovane. Exhibited at the Marsciano’s Museo Dinamico del Laterizio e delle Terrecotte
2009 Kusudama Selected for the art contest “Cura e Speranza” (“Cure and Hope”) held by Niguarda Ca’ Granda Hospital of Milan. Mercanti Square, Milan.
2009 Falena Cometa Selected for the contest “Sculpture in the City”. Projects for Milan Società per le Belle Arti ed Esposizione Permanente
2008 Biglietti, prego Spazio Broggi 5 Milano – Reviewer: Pio Tarantini
2007 Rotte percorsi di terra Selected for Quotidiana 2007. Former slaughter house, Padova
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