Ludovica Gioscia

Ludovica Gioscia's process-led practice reads like a diary of layered experiences and relations, using the studio as a catalyst for non-linear ecological experiments. Alongside ceramics, fabric, papier-mâché, paper, watercolour and wallpaper, she often employs unusual materials, such as cat hair, distilled water from flowers, emotions and energy.

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Ludovica Gioscia, Electrical Whispers, 2021. Installation view. CENTRALE, Brussels, BE. Photographer: Philippe De Gobert.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Arturo And The Vertical Sea, 2021. Installation view. Baert gallery, Los Angeles, US. Photographer: Joshua White.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Arturo And The Vertical Sea, 2021. Installation view. Baert gallery, Los Angeles, US. Photographer: Joshua White.
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Ludovica Gioscia, The Tenderness of Insects, 2019. Installation view. VITRINE, Basel. Photographer: Nicolas Gysin.
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Ludovica Gioscia, The Tenderness of Insects, 2019. Installation view. VITRINE, Basel. Photographer: Nicolas Gysin.
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Ludovica Gioscia, The Tenderness of Insects, 2019. Installation view. VITRINE, Basel. Photographer: Nicolas Gysin.
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Ludovica Gioscia, The Tenderness of Insects, 2019. Installation view. VITRINE, Basel. Photographer: Nicolas Gysin.
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Ludovica Gioscia, La Vita Materiale, 2018. Installation view. Palazzo da Mosto, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, IT. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, La Vita Materiale, 2018. Installation view. Palazzo da Mosto, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, IT. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, La Vita Materiale, 2018. Installation view. Palazzo da Mosto, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, IT. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, La Vita Materiale, 2018. Installation view. Palazzo da Mosto, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, IT. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Nuclear Reaction Cosmic Interaction, 2018. Installation view. Ex Elettrofonica, Rome, Italy. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Nuclear Reaction Cosmic Interaction, 2018. Installation view. Ex Elettrofonica, Rome, IT. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017. Installation view. Baert gallery, Los Angeles, US. Photographer: Joshua White.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017. Installation view. Baert gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Photographer: Joshua White.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Infinite Present, 2017. Installation view. Baert gallery, Los Angeles, USA. Photographer: Joshua White.
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Ludovica Gioscia, The Peacock Stage, 2017. Installation view. t-space, Milan, IT. Photographer: t-space.
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Ludovica Gioscia, The Peacock Stage, 2017. Installation view. t-space, Milan, IT. Photographer: t-space.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Infra White Interference, 2017. Installation view. MARS, Milan, IT. Photographer: Cosimo Filippini.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Infra White Interference, 2017. Installation view. MARS, Milan, IT. Photographer: Cosimo Filippini.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Shapeshifters, 2017. Installation view. Max Mara, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Materia Montelupo: Cantieri contemporanei in ceramica, 2017. Installation view. Palazzo Podestarile, Montelupo Fiorentino, IT. Photographer: Cosimo Filippini.
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Ludovica Gioscia, L’Arte Che Accadra’, 2016. Installation view. Palazzo Fiano, Rome, Italy. Photographer: Alessandro Dandini.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Rosina#0, 2016. Installation view. Limone, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Imitation Game, 2015. Installation view. Maraya Art Park, Sharjah, UAE. Photographer: Chito Pachica.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Neurotic Seduction Astral Production, 2014. Installation view. John Jones Project Space, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Material Girls And Their Muses, 2014. Installation view. John Jones Project Space, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Èdra. Connecting Landscapes, 2014. Installation view. American Academy in Rome, IT. Photographer: Valerio Iacobini.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Material Girls And Their Muses, 2014. Installation view. Marcelle Joseph Projects, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Mineral Rush Flamingo Crush, 2013. Installation view. Galleria Mangiabarche, Calasetta, IT. Photographer: Nelly Dietzel.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Vermilion Glow Bleeds Rust, 2013. Installation view. Riccardo Crespi, Milan, IT. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, House Of Peroni, 2013. Installation view. House Of Peroni, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Forecasting Ouroboros, 2012. Installation view. MACRO, Rome, Italy. Photographer: Mario di Paolo.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Pack, Store, Clean, 2012. Installation view. Index, Sydney, AU. Photographer: Alex Wisser.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Two Peacocks, 2011. Installation view. Gallery North, Newcastle, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Apocalypstick, 2011. Installation view. Nunnery, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Wild Boys, 2010. Installation view. VITRINE, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Wild Boys, 2010. Installation view. VITRINE, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Murals, 2010. Installation view. Fundacio Miro, Barcelona, ES. Photographer: Pere Pratdesaba.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Paninaro, 2010. Installation view. The Agency, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Tiger Economy, 2009. Installation view. The Agency, London, UK. Photographer: Michele Panzeri.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Papered Portraits, 2009. Installation view. The Warhol, Pittsburgh, USA. Photographer: Jessica Milberg.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Papered Portraits, 2009. Installation view. The Warhol, Pittsburgh, USA. Photographer: Jessica Milberg.
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Ludovica Gioscia, Sequence & Repetition, 2007. Installation view. Jerwood Space, London, UK. Photographer: Ståle Eriksen.
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Gioscia’s work draws heavily from the Baroque in Rome, where she grew up, the significance of alchemy in studio practice, and her large archive of wallpapers containing motifs that stem from her mother’s DIY science lab, psychedelic explosions, telepathic brains, vintage jewellery auction catalogues, Paninaro patterns, Pasolini actors, Baroque interiors, ancient Roman ruins and the Rosetta Stone.

Since 2006, Gioscia has been creating large-scale site-specific wall-based installations, under the series title ‘Giant Decollage’, in which layered hand screen printed and commercial wallpaper are installed and then ripped back to reveal the strata underneath. The ‘Debris’ series, grew out of these, created by layering detritus accumulated whilst de-installing the installations.

Adopting a new modus operandi in 2016, which she titled the ‘Infinite Present’, Gioscia’s practice has significantly evolved, reflecting the new temporalities that have emerged with the digital revolution, in particular the scrambling of the linear. This has led to a studio practice that is constantly being reconsidered and renegotiated in which the past, present and future infinitely coexist. Ludovica describes her studio as having become a magical location in which artworks from the future and from other dimensions appear, and past creations are de-assembled and reconsidered.

Gioscia sees artworks as being alive, hence constantly evolving. Infused with a sort of animism, the creations stem from a deep enjoyment of working with materials. Fragments from previous installations and tools used to produce artworks, such as screen printing ink, gloves, brushes, sheets of protective plastic, make their way into her assemblages together with found objects, ‘Debris’, and other fabricated works in ceramic, wood, resin, Papier-mâché, and fabric.

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Ludovica Gioscia (b. 1977, Rome, IT) lives and works in London. She holds a BA(Hons) in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art, London, UK (200) and an MFA in Fine Art Media from The Slade School of Fine Art (2004). Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Fluor, Exibart, Exit Express, Flash Art International, Kunstforum, Etapes International, Elephant, The End and AN. Her work is included in ‘100 Sculptors of Tomorrow’, published by Thames and Hudson in 2019.

She has exhibited internationally at galleries and institutions including: Museo della Figurina, Fondazione Modena Art Visivie, Modena, IT; The Warhol Foundation, Pittsburgh, US; La Fabbrica del Cioccolato, Blenio, CH; Creative Centre Osaka, Osaka, JP; Palazzo da Mosto, Fondazione Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, IT; Fondazione MACC, Calasetta, IT; MACRO, Rome, IT; Palazzo Fiano, Rome, IT; La Centrale, Brussels, BE; FuturDome, Milan, IT; VITRINE, Basel, CH and London, UK; Baert Gallery, Los Angeles, US; Salon 94, The Flag Art Foundation, Allegra LaViola, NY, US; The Miro’ Foundation, Barcelona, ES; Jerwood Space, London, UK; South London Gallery, London, UK; MNAC, Bucharest, RO; Comfort Moderne, Poitiers, FR; Sotheby’s, London, UK; Kino International, Berlin, DE.

The artist will have her third solo exhibition with the gallery at VITRINE Fitzrovia opening 19 January 2023 titled 'Follicle Symphony'.

Ludovico Gioscia at CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, BE (2021)
This is an excerpt of a film which accompanies the exhibition 'La Vie matérielle' (2021), a collaborative project between Palazzo Magnani Foundation, Reggio Emilia, IT and CENTRALE for contemporary art, Brussels, BE. Kindly supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Brussels and the Embassy of Italy in Brussels. Image, sound and editing by Pierre-Philippe Hofmann.
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Follicle Symphony
Jan 2023
20
Friday
Apr 2023
08
Saturday
Group show

Follicle Symphony

VITRINE, Fitzrovia

Sounding Off 2.0
Aug 2020
09
Sunday
Nov 2020
08
Sunday

Nadim Abbas, Nicole Bachmann, Edwin Burdis, Kara Chin, Anaïs Comer, Tim Etchells, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Ludovica Gioscia, Katrin Hanusch, Candice Jacobs, Sophie Jung, Rene Matić, Campbell McConnell, Paula Pinho Martins Nacif, Milly Peck, Sam Porritt, Ralph Pritchard, Natasha Rees, Bioni Samp, James Stopforth, and Charlie Godet Thomas.

Group show

Sounding Off 2.0

VITRINE, Digital

The Tenderness of Insects
Sep 2019
12
Thursday
Jan 2020
19
Sunday
Group show

The Tenderness of Insects

VITRINE, Basel

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