Francesca Grilli’s experimentation explores the realm of sound in its multiple expressive and perceptive implications. Opting to use the language of performance, she moves from private and personal elements into the spectator’s space of action, drawing them into an ambiguous and unsettling territory. Two central concerns can be traced in her research: sound processing in all its forms and the spectator’s space of action. Her poetics are articulated through video, installations and performance, focusing attention on the complexity of an intimate story. She seeks an action of maximum intensity, supported by the element of sound, which the artist considers the most effective means of communicating directly with the personal and collective unconscious.
Francesca Grilli’s work has been exhibited in the following institutions Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, 2015-2017; Vice Versa, Italian Pavilion, Venice Biennale, 2013; Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, 2012; Museum of Contemporary Art Donnaregina, Naples, 2012; Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, 2012; Bologna Museum of Modern Art, 2010; The Serpentine Galleries, London, 2010; Manifesta 7, The European Biennial of Contemporary Art, Bolzano, 2008, Drodesera Festival at Centrale Fies and Santarcangelo Festival, where she participates as associated artist since 2017.