Visual artist and Filmmaker
Mariangela Ciccarello is an artist working in moving image, installation, and sculpture. Her work has been featured at the Locarno Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival, Harvard Art Museum, and Film Society of Lincoln Center among other venues. She has participated in residency programs and workshops in Europe and the United States. She was a participant in the 2018 edition of the Feature Expanded international film production workshop.
In addition to her solo career, she has also produced work as part of the artistic duo Nusquam Productions, dedicated to critical interrogations of Mediterranean geographies, histories and identities. Her work has been supported by the Roberto Cimetta Fund, the Valletta 2018 Foundation and New York State Council for the Arts among others. She has been a featured artist at the Mediterranea 18 Biennale and the Syros International Film Festival.
She holds an MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University (US), an MA from the University of Provence (FR), and a BA in Philosophy from Alma Mater Studiorum, Bologna (IT). In 2019-20 she was a participant in the Whitney Independent Study Program – Studio Program.
Mariangela Ciccarello’s practice explores the fissures or ruptures, which allow imagination and reality to communicate, in order to create a wider space of possibilities where new paradigms can take form. In such a fluid territory, questions of gender, as well as race, class, mobility, resistance to war and capitalism, can be reformulated differently from models of exclusion that predominate in the world today.