A Light Without Shadow, No. 6_Andrea Nacciarriti

“For more than ten years, my projects have reflected on the need to rehabilitate space. In such a practice, the notion of space is observed, understood, and re-presented through the rigidity and absence of its fragments; no longer a container of events reified by objects, but a meaningful subject in its own right. My three-part video scrutinizes the attic, a confined space in my apartment where all objects are packed, and everything inside is motionless. Suspended in time, all that exists in this space is the synthesis of absence and its pure representation. I took some static-camera clips that reveal very light movements resulting from my passive interaction, immersed in a completely quiet environment, where everything is no longer tied to space, history, or tied to space, history, or time.”


Andrea Nacciarriti (1976, Italy) is a visual artist based in Senigallia, Italy. His practice explores the close relationship, and the resulting paradoxes, between architectural and environmental contexts with social realities, historical contexts and current events. As an interdisciplinary practice, Nacciarriti’s work results in site-specific installations, improvised and responsive actions, performances, sculptures, drawings, sound, and photography. His work is part of private and public collections including the Foundation Antoine de Galbert in Paris, Ermanno Casoli Foundation, MAMBO, and La Gaia Collection, Italy. Recent solo exhibitions include Historic Essex Street Market building, New York, USA; Ducal Palace, Urbino; Pescheria Foundation Visual Arts Center, Pesaro, Italy; Centre d’Art Bastille, Grenoble, France; Kunsthalle Eurocenter, Lana (BZ); Pro Artibus Foundation, Ekenäs, Finland and Franco Soffiantino Gallery, Torino. Nacciarriti has been included in group exhibitions at MACRO, Rome; La Maison Rouge, Paris; PAC Milan; Villa Croce Museum Genoa; Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains Tourcoing Cedex in France; MAMM Moscow, La Maison Rouge Paris. Among the special projects: “you might get breathless”, ISCP in New York; “less than air” Showroom Elica, Milan, on the occasion of the 49th edition Salone Internazionale del Mobile, “sculpture park” Reagent’s Park, London, on the occasion of Frieze Art Fair.