Gaia Di Lorenzo

Persona

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  • ūüíô ADA
  • ūüĖ§ Gaia Di Lorenzo
  • ūüíõ Roberto Apa

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Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo Persona, 2022 Installation view at ADA, Rome
Gaia Di Lorenzo No myths after 2000s, 2022 painting on tempered glass, bronze 100 x 142 x 20 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo No myths after 2000s, 2022 painting on tempered glass, bronze 100 x 142 x 20 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tu 6 lei, 2022 painting on glass, bronze and steel cable 80 x 107 x 5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tu 6 lei, 2022 painting on glass, bronze and steel cable 80 x 107 x 5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Riesco a leggere solo l'estate, 2022 painting on glass, gesmonite d. 120 x 9 cm Unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Riesco a leggere solo l'estate, 2022 painting on glass, gesmonite d. 120 x 9 cm Unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo A School To Be Done, 2022  Permanent marker and painting on glass, bronze 100 x 184 x 15,6 cm Unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo A School To Be Done, 2022  Permanent marker and painting on glass, bronze 100 x 184 x 15,6 cm Unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tirella (double), 2022 silk-screen printing and painting on glass 24,5 x 24 x 1,5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tirella (double), 2022 silk-screen printing and painting on glass 24,5 x 24 x 1,5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tirella (handling), 2022 silk-screen printing and painting on glass 24,5 x 24 x 1,5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tirella (handling), 2022 silk-screen printing and painting on glass 24,5 x 24 x 1,5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tirella (pine tree), 2022 silk-screen printing and painting on glass 24 x 24 x 1,5 cm unique
Gaia Di Lorenzo Tirella (pine tree), 2022 silk-screen printing and painting on glass 24 x 24 x 1,5 cm unique
The word prosopon, in ancient Greece, was used to refer to the face, the mask or the person playing a role. A similar meaning was later transferred to the Latin term persona, but the Romans introduced a distinction between the naked human being and his various personae, attributing a positive and legal status only to masks. However, at the beginning of the modern age, a further division began to separate the Roman concept of persona from that of mask. The mask then experienced a reversal, becoming an attribute capable of hiding or altering a person's appearance, an artifact whose specific function would be falsifying the truth. Emblematic in this sense is the use of 'tirelle' or 'blankets', sliding panels used in the 16th century to protect portraits and veil their original image. In particular, the iconography of the famous Uffizi tirella bearing the inscription SVA CVIQVE PERSONA - to each his own mask - would seem to evoke the subject hidden behind the painted mask in the foreground, alluding to the possibility of choosing how to present oneself to others in certain circumstances. What if all interpretations could coexist? A mask, a certain personality or attitude chosen for a specific situation, a shield or refuge, a device to further one's goals…. Aren’t we simply the whole set of our personae? Why should we choose? Gaia Di Lorenzo (Rome, 1991) lives and works in Rome. She holds a BA in Literature and Philosophy from the University of Tor Vergata, Rome and in Fine Arts, from Goldsmiths University of London. Recent exhibitions include: 2022 - PANORAMA, Italics, curated by Vincenzo De Bellis, Monopoli, IT; 2021 - GAM - Galleria Arte Moderna, Rome, IT, curated by Massimo Mininni; Una Boccata d’Arte, a project by Fondazione Elpis, in collaboration with Galleria Continua, various locations, IT. 2019 - ADA, Rome, IT. 2018 - Jupiter Woods, London, UK. 2017 - Tiziana Di Caro, Naples, IT. 2016 - Goldsmiths Degree Show, London, UK. Residencies projects include: 2021 - Forma Arts, London, UK. 2019 - Painting Workshop, Nuoro, Quadriennale di Roma. Gaia Di Lorenzo is the founder of CASTRO, an alternative learning program in Rome and a founding member of [ArtWorkersItalia], an informal advocacy group for art workers in Italy.

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