Fluctuation between stillness and motion, video and photography, Elisa Sighicelli's work scrutinizes ordinary things, in an attempt to make them intensely ordinary. In her work, images are revealed through light; darkness transforms reality and allows the image to be open and suggestive.
Elisa Sighicelli was born in 1968 in Turin, Italy. She received her B.A. (Honors) in 1995 from Kingston University, London, and her M.F.A. in 1997 from Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London. Recent solo shows include “Santiago,” Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Spain (2000); Fondation Salomon, France (2003); Fondation pour l'art contemporain Claudine et Jean–Marc Salomon, France (2003); “Pitfall,” Národní Muzeum, Prague (2004); “Sottovoce,” Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Italy (2005); and GAM, (Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea), Italy (2007). Sighicelli’s work has been part of numerous group exhibitions including “No world without you,” Hertzliya Museum, Tel Aviv (2001); “De Gustibus,” Palazzo delle Papesse Centro Arte Contemporanea, Italy (2002); “Liquid Sea,” Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2003); “De leur temps,” Musée des Beaux–Arts, France (2004); “The Agony and the Ecstasy,” Foundation for Art and Creative Technology, England (2005); “Italy 1980–2007: Tendencies of Contemporary Research,” Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts, Hanoi (2007); and “Focus on Contemporary Italian Art,” MAMBO, Italy (2008).
Sighicelli currently lives and works in London, England.