Elisabetta Cuccaro (Milano, 1992) is a visual artist with a wide range of knowledge, comprising music and theory. She studied in Milano at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, then she moved to Switzerland, where she attended the Master in Contemporary Arts Practice at HKB, in Bern. Her visual reasearch is usually based on the use of traditional techniques, like watercolor, drawing and engraving, elements for a practice of reflection and meditation. Questions concerning repetition, structure and system, oppositions (seriality/manuality, wholeness/fragmentation) and also the gap between the concept and the matter define the extension of her personal research. The tension of opposite poles is so the distinctive trait of her series, as well as an exclusive sense of Hermeticism. Lately her practice compehend collaborations where she directly connects to music and writing, fields in which she is also active, as a violin player and a theoretical writer. In her last project, EIM-A performative concert (16/04/2018), visual elements, music pieces and performances intertwine to create a strong emotional experience. While collaborating with several artists, she is working as a co-founder in the artist-run Initiative SuperEgo. Her last exhibition was in the collective "Mind the Cap", held at the Centre Pasquart (Biel, Switzerland, 2017).
SuperEgo is an artist-run initiative, started in 2017. Its activities are based both on virtual spaces (www.superego.ch) and physical ones. SuperEgo explores a horizontal and open mode to experience and produce art, founded on the principles of equality and fairness. Its first aim is to become a concrete support for all the artists, with a special attention for those neglected by the art world: women and other minorities.. SuperEgo is open to any contributions by artists. SuperEgo main intention is to act as a self-critical conscience for those who enter in its network, inspired by the reflection and questioning of social standards. Its operations proceed as pop-up interventions, able to settle in specific contexts with flexibility and irony.
I lead the visit tours for two exhibitions proposed by the cultural association BAC: -Liquid Reflections. Works from the Anne-Marie and Victor Loeb-Foundation (27/10/2017-28/01/2018). - Gurlitt. Status Report "Degenerate Art"-Confiscated and Sold (02/11/2017 - 04/03/2018).
Member of the Research group and Exhibited works profiles for the contemporary Art Exhibition: “I’ll Be There Forever. The Sense of Classic” (Cloe Piccoli), catalogue by Electa
thesis: "Turning Salomé. A Journey between Symbolism and Conceptual Art" pratical work: series of 4 works "Rotations", etching and aquatint on paper, 68 x 90,5 cm. "Judith", etching and aquatint on paper, 68 x 90,5 cm "Salomé", etching and aquatint on paper, 68 x 90,5 cm Exhibition in the Centre PasquArt, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 2017
thesis: “The Nymph and the Power of Images. Image as Place for the Metamorphic Knowledge” practical project: "Meditations after Morandi", series of watercolours/mixed media Still Lifes