Liliana Moro


Liliana Moro


Liliana Moro was born in 1961 in Milan, where she lives and works.
She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, where she studied with Luciano Fabro. In 1989 she founded, with other artists, the Spazio di Via Lazzaro Palazzi in Milan, active until 1993.
Encountering the works of Liliana Moro we have the perception that only what is strictly necessary is present. Sound, words, sculptures, objects and performance, compose a world that "stages" a reality simultaneously raw and poetic. These are territories of an individual experience (that of the artist but mainly that of the viewer) that ask for going beyond what is visible. The reduction to the essential understood as an attitude, a practice and a positioning, does not result from a retake of a minimal language: it is rather something the artist triggers both when choosing to use elaborated techniques, and when opting by using existent materials and objects of everyday use.
A prominent element in Liliana Moro's research is the political dimension, not translated in the illustration of contents, but related to the forms of addressing the recipients; for example by placing her work on the ground she implicitly asks the viewer to bend down to see it. Freedom of action is an important aspect of the work, but it only defines it partially: what creates an interesting difference is the relation between the university of possibilities and a tension - both physical and poetical - produced from this relation.
Liliana Moro has shown in major international group exhibitions including Documenta IX, Kassel (1992); Aperto XLV Venice Biennale (1993); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (1994); Quadriennale, Rome (1996/2008); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1998); PS1, New York (1999); De Appel, Amsterdam (1999), and the Bienal de Valencia (2001). She held several of solo shows at Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan; Greta Meert, Brussels; MUHKA, Antwerp, and Fondazione Ambrosetti, Brescia.
Recently, Liliana Moro has showed at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles (2008), and Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2008), and has participated in important group exhibitions, including Italics, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2008); Focus on Contemporary Italian Art, Mambo, Bologna (2008); Save Venice, Magazzini del Sale, side event of the 53. Venice Biennale (2009), and Celebration, Institution, Critique, Galleria Civica di Trento (2009).


Moro, Liliana

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Tiramolla 92
Tiramolla 1992 is a project presented by Liliana at the documenta 9 of Kassel, directed by Jean Hoet with a team constituted by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Denys Zacharopoulos e Bart de Baere. The place chosen for the work was the Neue Galerie and the project…

Preferisco il rumore del mare. Concorso di progettazione Piazza Verdi - La Spezia
The project, realised in collaboration withStudio 5 + 1 AA, was presented in 2009 on the occasion of the design contest to renovate Piazza Giuseppe Verdi from an architectural and artistic point of view. The contest was promoted by city of di La…

In bocca al lupo
In bocca al lupo – (ed. “in the mouth of wolf” that is a way to wish good luck in Italian) isan artwork proposed by Liliana Moro for the 3rd International Sculpture Award of the Piemonte Region in Italy, promoted by the Piemonte Region and organized…

Testa di Pinocchio
Testa di Pinocchio è il progetto proposto da Liliana Moro in occasione della mostra itinerante Playgrounds and Toys, organizzata dall’associazione con sede a Ginevra Art for the World e curata da Adelina von Fürstenberg, con l’intento di…

Viene e va
Viene e va is an installation by Liliana Moro that won the 7th edition of “Premio ArteGiovane–Torinoincontra l'arte.Una porta per Torino” – conceived for the Iveco roundabout in Corso Giulio Cesare, Turin. The roundabout - that already presented two…
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