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For her first solo show in the UK, Italian artist Adelaide Cioni (b. 1976) presents Ab ovo / On Patterns. The exhibition is the culmination of the artist’s ongoing exploration of decorative patterns and is her most ambitious project to date, investigating visual language across mediums in a large-scale format. Presented at Mimosa House, the exhibition is supported by the Italian Council, Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity, Italian Ministry of Culture. It runs from 9 March until 25 April 2023 and admission is free.
Cioni works at the intersection of painting, textiles and performance. Drawing is at the core of her practice, based on a feminist non-narrative approach. During the exhibition (on 8 and 11 March) she will premiere a new performance exploring how music and the dancing body respond to these abstract patterns.
Adelaide Cioni was born in Bologna in 1976 and works between Spoleto and London. She studied drawing at UCLA and holds a BA in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. With an MA in contemporary history and a master’s degree in literary translation, for ten years she translated American literature (David Foster Wallace, Lydia Davis, John Cheever, among others). Her recent projects include Io dico io (I say I), Galleria Nazionale, Rome (2021); And the flowers too, Museo Orto Botanico, Rome (2021); Painting stone, Villa Lontana, Rome (2021); Tout court. Un aperçu de l’art italien, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Paris (2021); Dante. Un’epopea pop, MAR, Ravenna (all 2021); Shape, color, taste, smell and sound, double solo show with Guy Mees, P420 (2019). In 2022 she was artist in residence at Gasworks, London. She is represented by P420, Bologna.
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