Giorgia Severi was born in 1984 in Ravenna. She studied mosaic restoration and later at the Academy of Fine Arts in her city of birth. She travels from when she was very young, driven by passion for art, mountains, forests and the relationship between man and nature. Soon experiences of artist residencies and projects led her to work and live abroad, as in India where she worked at Jaipur University and Australia for two years where she collaborated with Aboriginal communities. Her base camp is Italy where she has her atelier. Passionate about botany, herbal medicine and agriculture, Giorgia Severi experiments agricultural practices in her own piece of land in Emilia Romagna. She collaborates with different artists for projects and residences on an international network. In 2015 she was invited to show at 56°Venice Biennale where she took place with the official pavilion COUNTRY ( collateral of the Australian one ), in collaboration with Aboriginal artists. Her work focuses on the natural and anthropic landscape, in its continuous geological transformation and cultural landscapes ( which the artist intends as result of the relationship between people and the environment in which they live ). She works with installations of large drawings or casts on paper and cellulose about portions of landscape, performance and video, sound installations and sculptures. Her work is based on archiving portions of landscape which is going to disappear as we know it now.

PUBLICATIONS

2017

  • 222 Artisti emergenti su cui investire 2018 , edizioni Exibart

2016

  • Back to the land , Studio la Città

2015

  • All the world’s future – Biennale Arte – 56°Biennale di Venezia, Marsilio Editore
  • Giorgia Severi – Restoring The World , Allemandi & C.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Giorgia Severi, Antenati – Montagne, Arte Fiera Bologna, Studio la Città
Giorgia Severi, Antenati – Foreste, Essse Caffè Store, Bologna

2017
Terrarum  – residence /  Monte Urano /  SPONGE ARTE CONTEMPORANEA

2016
Botanical Footprints, IICS Italian Institute of Culture Sydney, Sydney
Ghost Landscape, M. CONTEMPORARY Gallery, Sydney
Ghost Landscape – residence, Big Fag Press Sydney, Sydney

2015
Restoring The World, NiArt Gallery, Ravenna
Restoring The World, Fondazione La ParCo / Padiglione Arte Contemporanea, Treviso


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Premio Michetti, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla al Mare
Senza Tema. Carta / Paper, Studio la Città, Verona

2017
Back to the Land, curated by Andrea Lerda / Platformgreen, Studio la Città, Verona

2016
Artverona, Galleria Marcolini
Beyond Landscape, curated by Andrea Lerda, Galleria Renata Fabbri, Milano
MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Arts, curated by Rossella Farinotti, Rome MAXXI Temporary School, Artificial Nature!,  YAP FEST 2016 by PARASITE 2.0
Souvenir d’amerique, Cristallino, MUSAS Santarcangelo
Nowhere Landscapes, Biblioteca Malatestiana, Cesena
Arte Fiera Bologna, Marcolini Gallery

2015
56.Biennale Venezia, Evento Collaterale Ufficiale Country, Gervasuti Foundation
The Vegetable Eye – Renata Boero, Astrid Svangren, Giorgia Severi, Galleria Marcolini
Artverona, Galleria Marcolini
Curate It Yourself, curated by CYI, Paris
Paray Le Monial, Maison de la Mosaïque Contemporaine, Tour Saint