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Bianca Baldi

Feb 2015 to Jul 2015
1985 ° South Africa, living and working in Frankfurt am Main

Bianca Baldi is invited for a residency of six months in AIR Antwerpen.

It is in the act of styling that Bianca Baldi’s current approach to artistic practice unfolds. This ‘dressing up as if’ connects to the logic of illusion making as evoke in the histories of narrative film, studio photography and trompe l’oeil. Recent works look to thresholds, be they economic, political, geographical or mythological. By drawing the meridian the scene is set, or sanctions, the action that evolves with a broad suite of historical players.

It is by way of an image making practice, that Baldi approaches her work were ‘borrowed’ and lost narratives are fashioned incorporating photography, film, writing and publishing, which frequently come together in the exhibition format as installations.

Bianca Baldi studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main; the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town and the IUAV University of Venice. She has been invited for the following exhibitions (a selection): New Frankfurt Internationals, Kunstverein Frankfurt, 2015; 8th Berlin Biennale, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2014; Zero Latitude, Goethe Institut, Johannesburg, 2014; Poltroneria, Museo Apparente, Napels, 2014; Home Stories, Villa 120 KFW, Frankfurt.