Biography

Laura Omacini was born in Venice in 1991.

She earned a Master’s Degree from the department of Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Winner of Erasmus scholarship, she spent a semester at the École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne in Rennes, France. She lives and works in Venice and she is currently in art residency at the prestigious Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa.

Education

2015-2017

MA Fine Art, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2016-2017

Erasmus+, École Européenne Supérieure d’Art de Bretagne, Rennes, France

2011-2015

BA Fine Art, Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2005-2010

A Level equivalent, Liceo Artistico Statale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

What is being presented here is the result of a research where space and matter are the main characters. The repeated subject offers itself to an investigation whose aim is to unveil paradoxical analogies that link contemporary existence to the technical and methodological phases of making of the work. In this body of works, what is being pursued is a possible fusion between different levels of reading – sensorial, symbolic, conceptual – and in this their cancellation.

Halfway to representation and abstraction, in this works the subject and the observer lend themselves to a play of repositioning. The immersive nature of the water landscape is symbolically denied. The view is interrupted by a continued effort of eyestrain accommodation, lost between the image and its own surface, which is highlighted by the composition and sometimes by some geometrical bas-relief. The idea is to suspend, depict and return a questioning and wavering sensation, an experience that is aims by nature to the overcoming of the concepts of truth and border.

The picture becomes a place for the expression of the desire to even the odds between the notion of what’s real and what’s virtual, between a dimension de facto and another one, intangible but equally inferential.

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Selected Works

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Exhibitions

2020

De limite, solo show, CRAG Gallery, Turin

Prospettiva comune, Giudecca Art District, curated by Pier Paolo Scelsi, Venezia

103ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, collective exhibition curated by Stefano Coletto, Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice

2019

Surfaces, collective exhibition curated by Raphaël Charpentié, AEDAEN, Strasbourg, France

2017

Premio Paolina Brugnatelli 2017, collective exhibition curated by Riccardo Caldura, Fondazione Paolina Brugantelli, corso Buenos Aires 66, Milano

Premio Paolina Brugnatelli 2017, collective exhibition curated by Riccardo Caldura, Forte Marghera, padiglione n° 36, Venice

GazzeraArtVenice, collective exhibition by Guglielmo Bianco, Forte Gazzera, Venice

2016

Drive Thru, collective exhibition curated by Roger Clarke and Peter Fillingham, Q Park, Cavendish Square, London

2015

Interaction Generation, collective exhibition curated by Saverio Simi de Burgis, Atelier 3+10, Venice

Silent Movies, collective exhibition curated by Vanya Balogh and Cedric Christie, Q Park, Cavendish Square, London

2014

Premio Nazionale Giuseppe Gambino, collective exhibition, Galleria Civica di Preganziol, Treviso

Awards

Second Prize, 103ma Collettiva Giovani Artisti, Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia

Winner, Contemporary Art Prize 2018, Rotary Clubs from Strasbourg, Bonn and Novara

Shortlisted, Premio Paolina Brugnatelli 2018, Fondazione Paolina Brugnatelli, Milano

Shortlisted, Premio Nazionale Giuseppe Gambino 2014, Fondazione Giuseppe Gambino, Preganziol, Treviso

Workshops, residencies

Opera 2019, art residency, Istituzione Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, September 2019 – July 2020

Une histoire éclatée pour une peinture sans cadre, workshop by Olivier Nottellet, EESAB, Rennes, France, October 2016