ALICE CATTANEO was born in Milan in 1976, she lives and works in Milan. In 2009 she received the New York Prize, in 2004 she had a teaching assistantship at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she also graduated.
In Alice Cattaneo’s work, space determines all subsequent interventions. Her works offer a lightness of touch and approach, a formal modesty and an economy of means.
Cattaneo’s sculptures skilfully play with stability, challenging the equilibrium of her structures to an extreme limit. The use of light materials such as plastic, foamboard, or thin wooden sticks make them appear fragile. The final construction is an attempt to hold instability in time and space.
Her videos explore space with small and essential gestures, which create concise compositional rebuses. Placing a first element, she composes by adding or taking away others. Using balances and counterbalances, the artist develops carefully formulated alternations of solids and voids.
Exhibition in collaboration with Galleria Suzy Shammah, Milan