The theme of evasion is a line that binds her works. In stark contrast with the dictatorship of borders and conventional beliefs, she investigates how to overcome the limits dictated by the social and architectural structures that we usually inhabit and that we often foster more or less consciously [...] Read more The main focus of her research revolves around creating spaces of the imagination and objects that enable the attainment of another dimension. Beatrice tries thus to create an atmosphere related to the world of dreams, imagination and poetry, with the aim of drawing a new reality, shaped according to our aspirations and our desires.
A new world that is constantly mutating, expanding, and not confined within its boundaries, with new rules and open to endless possibilities. These spaces, these worlds, that the artist creates, offer themselves as utopian and outside of reality. They’re places that don’t exist in the past or future; rather they’re limbo or suspended spaces where things have not yet happened and that open up to the unexplored. With her sensitivity, the artist plays with the power of images to evoke surreal scenarios. Through the use of simple materials such as paper, aluminum and cotton threads, Beatrice Spadea recreates her own imaginary world in the real world; and so the paper becomes a metaphor for a torn body, other times aluminum becomes a mirror through which to glimpse the sky in a room, taking the viewer on a journey through fantastic worlds.
2023 ArtPrize 2023, Grand Rapids, Michigan, US Notes From Another World, solo show, Galleria Martina Corbetta, Giussano, IT
2022 Roots Of Day, group show, JC Gallery, London, EN Combat Prize Finalists Exhibition, Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, Livorno,IT Finalist artist of Combat Prize, 13th Edition, Livorno, IT
2021 One step closer to the sky, First Solo Show, JC Gallery, London, EN Arte Laguna Prize Finalists Exhibition, Arsenale Nord, Venice,IT Finalist artist of Arte Laguna Prize, 15th Edition, Venice, IT
2020 Winner of 15 Best Prize for Nice&Fair Contemporary Visions, Paratissima, Turin, IT C.R.A.C. Crepe Rotture Alterazioni e Cicatrici, curated by Ludovica Lamoure and Rosanna Accordino, Artiglieria, Contemporary Art Center, Turin, IT
2018 Contaminazioni, group exhibition, Leo Galleries, Monza, IT
2016 Live Performance, Hernandez Gallery, Milan, IT Member of the award jury DO U C ME? by SNATT LAB, Reggio Emilia, IT
2015 Nutrimento Urbano, group exhibition, Mostrami Factory in collaboration with Fondazione Bracco, Milan, IT
Beatrice Spadea (b. 1995, Monza) is a visual artist based in Italy. Per accedere all’arte di Beatrice Spadea bisogna immaginare di entrare in un universo parallelo. Le chiavi per aprire la porta di questo suo mondo intimo e creativo sono le sue opere e in particolare le sue “Mask”. [...] Read more I FRAMMENTI DI CIELO DI BEATRICE SPADEA Q: you are a versatile multidisciplinary artist, but what is your preferred medium of choice, the one you will always come back to? Read more INTERVIEW A:I don't think I have a favorite medium because the idea usually comes first in my practice, and then I decide how to give it a final shape. The process is rarely inverted. I do not mean that the medium is not important. On the contrary, I find it extremely relevant, but only at the service of the idea. As such, I find myself experimenting every time with new materials and techniques, looking for the best match with what I intend to create.
For example, last year, I have developed some ideas around the theme of parallel worlds, with the image of the sky as the focal point. I started using threads to convey these sensations of volatility, inconsistency, and fleetingness. I immediately felt connected to this material and the type of sculptures I was able to create with it, as they gave me the opportunity to explore the theme I wanted to elaborate on effectively. This is the reason why my works are formally so different from each other, but at the same time very much connected by an underlying theme. [...]
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