Biography

Maria Grazia Carriero was born in Gioia del Colle (BA) in 1980. Artist and teacher of drawing, painting and scenography ,  she graduated in Visual and Performing Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome.

Unceasing traveller – with a fundamental experience in Marrakech – and experimenter, she ranges  from painting to photography, video art and installations.

The common denominator in her research is virtuality , a philosophical and anthropological concept investigated through the analysis of popular culture, ascetic beliefs and practices.

Protagonist of numerous solo and group exhibitions, she boasts important participations in artist video reviews at the Fabbrica del Vapore (DOCVA) in Milan and Merz Foundation in Turin. On the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, she exhibited at the Rathaus in Stuttgart.

In 2015 , she took part in “Mediterranea 17 – Young Artist Biennale. No Food No Land” curated by Bjcem and Andrea Bruciati, at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan again.

In 2016 ,   she is involved in the exhibition “Another me” organized by Angelo Raffele Villani at the MARTA in Taranto.

Finalist in the Zingarelli Rocca delle Macìe Award in 2012, she is awarded with an artist residency within the “Open doors to art project. Contemporary art in the places of daily life,” curated by Lorenzo Madaro, Maria Rosaria Goffredo and Manuela Goffredo (Palagiano, TA).

So far  she has exhibited in prestigious public and private institutions, from the Pall Mall gallery in London to the Kantieri Teatrali Koreja in Lecce and the Pino Pascali Foundation in Polignano a Mare.

In 2018, she published her first book with: “Art and ethnographic research Il laùru: places, meetings, testimonies” with the Progedit Editore as part of the series “Anthropology and Mediterranean”, directed by Eugenio Imbriani.

In the same year, she presented her solo exhibition Waiting curated by Nicola Zito, sponsored by Matera Capital of Culture 2019 and included in the calendar of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. In 2019, she presented her recent research “Hunting Evil” at the Spazio Microba in Bari. She’s the finalist with Special Mention “Project Award” in the international competition of contemporary art Air Land 3.0 INSIDE LAND organized by the Quasi Quadro association of Turin. The photo of the work becomes part of the art collection of the Ex Officine Ferroviarie Museum in Barge (CN). Also in 2020, he is among the ten finalists of the Mellone Art Prize, 1st War Drama edition, organized by the homonymous Foundation.

 

Maria Grazia Carriero (Gioia del Colle, BA, 1980), artista e docente di discipline grafiche e scenografiche, si forma in Arti visive e discipline per lo spettacolo, indirizzo pittura, presso l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma. Instancabile viaggiatrice – con una fondamentale esperienza a Marrakech – e sperimentatrice, passa dalla pittura alla fotografia, alla videoarte e alle installazioni; comune denominatore della sua ricerca è la virtualità, concetto filosofico e antropologico indagato attraverso l’analisi della cultura popolare, delle credenze e delle pratiche ascetiche. Protagonista di numerose mostre personali e collettive, vanta importanti partecipazioni a rassegne di video d’artista- Video.it – alla Fabbrica del Vapore (DOCVA) di Milano e alla Fondazione Merz di Torino. Nel 150° anniversario dell’Unità d’Italia espone al Rathaus di Stoccarda, mentre nel 2015 partecipa a Mediterranea 17 – Young Artist Biennale. No Food No Land, curata da Bjcem e Andrea Bruciati, sempre alla Fabbrica del Vapore di Milano, e nel 2016 viene coinvolta nella mostra Another me, organizzata da Angelo Raffele Villani al MARTA di Taranto. Finalista nel 2012 del Premio Zingarelli Rocca delle Macìe, nel 2014 è vincitrice di una residenza d’artista nell’ambito del progetto Open doors to art. L’arte contemporanea nei luoghi del quotidiano, a cura di Lorenzo Madaro, Maria Rosaria Goffredo e Manuela Goffredo (Palagiano, TA). Ha esposto in prestigiose istituzioni pubbliche e private, dalla Galleria Pall Mall di Londra ai Kantieri Teatrali Koreja di Lecce e alla Fondazione Pino Pascali di Polignano a Mare.

Nel 2018 pubblica con Progedit Editore il suo primo libro: Arte e ricerca etnografica. Il laùru: i luoghi, gli incontri, le testimonianze; entrando nella collana editoriale Antropologia e Mediterraneo diretta dal prof. Eugenio Imbriani. Sempre nello stesso anno, presenta la sua personale Waiting a cura di Nicola Zito, patrocinata da Matera Capitale della cultura 2019 ed inserita nel calendario dell’anno europeo del patrimonio culturale.  Nel 2019 espone presso la galleria Microba di Bari in una personale dal titolo Hunting Evil, a cura di Nicola Zito.

Nel 2020 il video Parole a Sud è selezionato per la piattaforma Futuro Arcaico (osservatorio Artistico Digitale) a cura di Folklore Elettrico.

Sempre nello stesso anno presenta in anteprima nazionale il suo docufilm Ritratto, in un evento a cura dell’associazione culturale Luce E Sale, patrocinato da Apulia Film Commissione, Regione Puglia, Luce & Sale, Consulta delle Associazioni di Palagiano.

È finalista con Menzione Speciale “Premio Progetto” al concorso internazionale d’Arte contemporanea Air Land 3.0 INSIDE LAND indetta dall’associazione Quasi Quadro di Torino. La foto dell’opera entra a far parte della collezione d’arte del Museo Ex officine Ferroviarie di Barge (CN).  Sempre nel 2020, è tra i dieci finalisti del   Mellone Art Prize, I edizione War Drama, indetto dall’omonima Fondazione.

 

 

Personal exhibitions

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2020

RitrAtto, docufilm 2020, largo Diaz p.zza Vittorio Emanuele, Palagiano (Ta), a cura dell’Associazione culturale Luce e Sale con il patrocinio dell’Apulia Film Commission, Regione Puglia, Comune di Palagiano e Consulta delle Associazioni di Palagiano.

 

2019

Hunting Evil, curated by Nicola Zito, Spazio Microba, Bari

 

2018

– Symbol, curated by Nicola Zito in collaboration with the Pino Pascali Foundation / Temporary art museum, trullo in the area “Aia piccola”, Alberobello (Ba).

Waiting, edited by Nicola Zito, Visual Arts Gallery, Matera.

– Publishes the book Art and Ethnographic Research. Il laùru: places, meetings, testimonies. Ed. Progedit, 2018; Anthropology and Mediterranean Series directed by prof. Eugenio Imbriani. Scientific and Reference Committee Andrea Carlino (University of Genève), Pietro Clemente (University of Florence), Gabriella Da Re (University of Cagliari), Vincenzo Esposito (University of Salento) Kadrj Metaj (University of Pristina)

Dialogues, Conference on the languages ​​of the contemporary, together with the art historian Nicola Zito, edited by Antonio Basile, Cristina Calabrese, Roberto Lacarbonara, Giacomo Toriano, ABA of Lecce.

 

2016

The rite of combustion, curated by Isabella Battista, CoArt gallery, Corato (BA).

 

2014

Open doors to art. Contemporary art in the places of daily life, curated by Lorenzo Madaro, Maria Rosaria Goffredo, Manuela Goffredo, Palagiano (Ta).

Darkness, Pino Pascali Museum, Polignano a Mare (BA) curated by Lorenzo Madaro, Maria Rosaria and Manuela Goffredo.

 

2013

At Home 1578, Pino Pascali Museum, Polignano a Mare (BA) by Nicola Zito

– Creates the cover of the book “La voce di Anita” by Angelo Mansueto, Pufa Editore.

 

2012

–  Senso Plurimo, Archicode, Kantieri Korejia, Lecce, curated by Marinilde Giannandrea.

 

 

Group exhibitions

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2021

– War Drama /Mellone Art Prize I edizione/ Fondazione Mellone, Villa Rescalli Villoresi, Busto Garolfo (MI).

 

 

2020

– AIR LAND 3.0 Inside Land, 2020, Ex Officine Ferroviare di Barge (CN) a cura dell ’Associazione Quasi Quadro.

Protection series, 2020, disegno digitale / mascherine d’artista per il Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare (Ba)

V.F.G.A., 2020, fotografia digitale, Hommage à Sburracchioni, evento on line organizzato da Spazio Microba.

Parole a Sud, 2016, video,  selezionato per la piattaforma Futuro Arcaico (Osservatorio Artistico Digitale) a cura di Folklore Elettrico.

Senza Titolo, 2020, fotografia digitale, Fine Art giclée, “Matera: memoria e speranza” evento on line a cura di Arti Visive Gallery, Matera (MT)

 

2019

The oil teaches, by Antonella Bonerba, Palazzo Carcciolo Castellaneta (Ta) and Palazzo Pinto Sammichele of Bari (BA).

 

2018

Daily Beauty, Archaeological Civic Museum, Villanovaforru (VS), curated by Artetica.

Public Scape Taranto (artistic practices for a collective sense of the landscape), Chiostro S. Do-Menico, Taranto, curated by Green Routes.

– Mas Week 2018, Palazzo Pantaleo, Taranto, curated by Green Routes.

 

2016

Another me, MARTA Archaeological Museum of Taranto, curated by Angelo Raffele Villani with the technical-logistic support of the National Archaeological Museum of Taranto MARTA and of the Director Eva Degl’Innocenti.

Curb your sensation, Via Argiro, Bari, curated by Marialuisa Loconte, Emanuela de Leonardis and Dino Lorusso.

 

2015

Welcome Home, Palazzo Ulmo, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara.

Mediterranea 17 Young Artist Biennale, NoFood No Land, curated by Bjcem and Andrea Bruciati, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan.

 

2013

Olio d´Artista, Pinacoteca Michele de Napoli, Terlizzi (Ba), curated by Francesco Sannicandro.

IN-Organica, Spazio Purgatorio, Ostuni, curated by Carmelo Cipriani

Art and Nature are a two-faced god, Lama degli ulivi Botanical Garden (BA

edited by Antonio Frugis and Roberto Lacarbonara

Apulia Land Art, Pineta Olmo, Ceglie Messapica (BR), edited by Damiano Laterza

Contemporary Mosaics, Galleria Orizzontearte, Ostuni (BR), curated by Gabriella Damiani.

Adrionartists, by the Euro-Mediterranean Cultural Heritage Agency, Conservatory of Sant’Anna (LE) for the European Territorial Cooperation Program 2007-2013.

 

2012

Home my place in the world, Pall Mall Gallery, London, curated by Lia De Venere and Accademia Apulia UK.

Surface tension, Rossocontemporaneo gallery, Taranto curated by Simona Caramia.

VIII Biennale International Prize for Contemporary Art “Rocco Dicillo”, curated by Marialuisa Loconte, Palazzo Pontrelli, Triggiano (BA).

(Special mention for the Concept Specific Installation category).

Short circuit The Woman between being and appearing by Simona Caramia, Hotel Akropolis, Taranto

La Verità è Luce curated by Simona Caramia Center for contemporary art Open Space, Catanzaro.

 

2011

Happy Birthday, Italy! Rathaus, Stuttgart, curated by Lia De Venere.

The beauty corrupts, Open Space, Catanzaro, curated by Simona Caramia.

Suburban Visions, Studio Arte Fuori Centro, Rome, curated by Simona Caramia.

Landscapes, Cascina Farsetti, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Rome, curated by Patrizia Rufini and Clara Piccini-ni.

Inside Out, White art Gallery, Merano (BZ), curated by Fabio Bartolozzi.

Real time. Current affairs of Bona Sforza, between power and culture in the feminine, Europe and Mediterranean-neo, Palazzo Bona Sforza, Modugno (BA), curated by Antonella Marino.

Art and Nature, Circeo National Park, Fogliano (LT), curated by Giorgio Agnisola and Giuliana Albano.

Mithra Sol Invictus. In the sign of Taurus: from Mithra to Europe, Archaeological Museum of ancient Capua, Santa Maria Capua Vetere, curated by Giorgio Agnisola and Giuliana Albano.

Carriero / Danelone / Egger, Galleria Maria Cilena, Milan, curated by Maria Sanguini.

Special price. 48 proposals for a small collection, curated by Loredana Rea, Studio Arte outside the city center, Rome.

 

2010

Video.it in the North / South of the Mediterranean, DOCVA / Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, curated by Francesco Poli, Francesco Bernardelli, Mario Gorni.

Video.it in the North / South of the Mediterranean, MERZ Foundation, Turin, curated by Francesco Poli, Francesco Bernardelli, Mario Gorni.

Inside-outside, The invisibility of the Visible, First Floor Living Gallery, Lecce, curated by Dores Sa-quegna.

06 Contemporary Day, 4 × 4 art products, Black Box Gallery, Kikau Store, Massa-fra (TA), coordinates Mirella Mazzarrone, critical texts by Melania Longo.

Pre-Visions, Santa Scolastica Museum, Bari, edited by G. Coda, G. Sylos, P. Lunanova.

MUSAE (Urban Experimental Museum of Emerging Art), Palazzo Ducale, Pietramontecorvino (FG)

MUSAE (Urban Experimental Museum of Emerging Art), Sala Guido Polo, Borgo Valsugana (TR).

 

2009

– loved. Great Gallery owners interviewed by Arturo Schwarz, Gallery Blanchaert, Milan, curated by Jean Blanchaert.

Tu Donna, Congregation of St. John, Maddaloni (CE), edited by Enzo Elefante.

2004

– Paths of graphics, Center for engraving and graphic art, Formello (RM)

 

 

Awards

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2021

Finalist I edition Mellone Art Prize, War Drama; organized by the Dario Mellone Foundation, Busto Garolfo (MI).

2020

Finalist with Special Mention “Project Award” at the international competition of contemporary art Air Land 3.0 INSIDE LAND organized by the Quasi Quadro association of Turin. The photo of the work becomes part of the art collection of the Ex Officine Ferroviarie Museum in Barge (CN).

2014

– (first prize) Start Art “Contemporary art in the places of the newspaper”, Palagiano (TA). Scientific co-motto: Chiara Agnello / artistic director of Careof-Docva, Milan, Antonio Basile / professor of cultural anthropology ABA of Lecce, Rosalba Branà / director of Pino Pascali Foundation of Polignano a Mare, Simona Caramia / curator and lecturer in history of photography ABA of Ca-tanzaro, Giusy Caroppo / curator, Eclectic-art culture Barletta, Toti Carpentieri / curator MUST of Lecce, Lia DE Venere / curator and professor of art history ABA of Bari, Nicola Masimo D’Elia / director MUST of Lecce, Marinilde Giannandrea / curator, Adriana Polveroni / editor of Exibart magazine, Lorenzo Madaro / art critic and journalist, Maria Cristina Rodeschini / director of the ABA of Carrara and GAMEC – Bergamo, Valeria Spampinato / architect -banista.

 

2013

– Artist chosen in a shortlist of 10 artists out of 350 nominations to represent the artistic research of Padua in synergy with western Greece for the AdrionArt project.

– Zingarelli Rocca delle Macìe Award, Castellina in Chianti, (finalist).

 

2012

– International Contemporary Art Award VIII Biennale “Rocco Dicillo”,

(Special mention for the Concept Specific Installation category).

 

2010

– Video.it / Farm Award section Being Different (is Absolutely beautiful) by Andrea Bartoli, Francesco Poli (artistic director) (FARM / Riesi), (finalist).

– AFAM National Arts Award (finalist), Academy of Fine Arts of Naples.

 

 

Residences

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2018

-Public Scape Taranto (artistic practices for a collective sense of the landscape), with the support of the Foundation with the South and sponsored by Taranto and the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

 

2014

– Start Art “Contemporary art in everyday places” Palagiano (Ta).

 

2005

– AMJART (association Marrakech des jeunes artistes) From 3 January to 30 August 2005.

Ateliers d’art plastique. In collaboration with the délégation de l´entraide nationale and UNICEF for the EUROMED program.

 

 

 

n collective sense of the landscape), with the support of the Foundation with the South and sponsored by Taranto and the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

 

2014

– Start Art “Contemporary art in everyday places” Palagiano (Ta).

 

2005

– AMJART (association Marrakech des jeunes artistes) From 3 January to 30 August 2005.

Ateliers d’art plastique. In collaboration with the délégation de l´entraide nationale and UNICEF for the EUROMED program.

 

 

 

Workshop

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2018

– Artists workshop: Giu.ngo-Lab – Saverio Liuzzi – Maria Grazia Carriero

with the students of the De Ruggieri Art School of Massafra to create a work by Lan Art in Gravina:

(G.Tinelli, A. Palmisano, A. Anelli, G. Cassano, V. Perniola, A. D’agostino, F. Festa, M. Carpignano, C. Di Domenico, M. Filomena, S. Casulli, A.Liuzzi and I. Sportelli)

 

2015/2016

– Lecce ABA Workshop, for students of the Cultural Anthropology course, in collaboration with prof. Antonio Basile.

 

2013

– Workshop “Project room 2013, the museum and its territory:” The idea and the matter “, at the Pino Pascali Foundation of Polignano a Mare.

 

 

 

 

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