Ludovica Carbotta (Torino, 1982) lives and works in Barcelona (ES). Her practice focuses on the physical exploration of the urban space and how individuals establish connections with the environment they inhabit. In recent works, by combining installations, texts and performances, she is researching on fictional site specificity, a form of site-oriented practice that considers imaginary places or embodies real places with fictional contexts, recovering the role of imagination as a value to construct our knowledge.
Carbotta has completed an MFA at Goldsmiths University in London (2015). Her work was presented at the 58th International Art Exhibition, May You Live in Interesting Times, Venice Biennale (2019), curated by Ralph Rugoff. Recent solo exhibitions: I come from outside of myself, European Pavillion, OGR, Turin (2022); Growing Pains, Sala Veronicas, Murcia, Spain (2021); Paphos, Bombon Projects, Barcelona, Spain (2021); Die Telamonen, Bündner Kunstmuseum, Chur, Switzerland; Monowe, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (2019); smART, Roma (2019); Artissima Present Future, Torino (2018); Marselleria, New York (2018); Marta Cervera Gallery, Madrid (2017); ON Public – Monowe, Bologna (2016); A motorway is a very strong wind, Care Of, Milan (2014); Vitrine 270° – Without Walls, Galleria Arte Moderna, Turin (2013); Greater Torino, Sandretto ReRebaudengo Foundation, Turin (2011).
Among her recent group shows: MACRO Museum (Rome, IT), Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Rome, IT), Tecla Sala (Barcelona, ES),Drawing Center (New York, US), EACC (Castelló de la Plana, E), La Casa Encendida (Madrid, E), Mambo (Bologna, IT), Palazzo Fortuny (Venice, IT) Kunstlerhaus Museum (Graz, AU), MAXXI Museum (Rome, IT), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (Turin, IT), Hangar Bicocca (Milan, IT), Dublin Contemporary (Dublin, IRL), Matadero (Madrid, E), Swiss Institute (Rome, IT). Les Instants Chavirés (Paris, FR). She is the co-founder of Progetto Diogene, an International Residency Program in the public space (Turin – www.progettodiogene.eu) and The Institute of Things to Come, a research centre on futurological scenarios (www.theinstituteofthingstocome.com). She was awarded the Ariane de Rothschild Prize, Milan (2011), the Premio Gallarate (2016), International Fellowship Gasworks, London (2016), and the Special Mention at Premio ITALIA, MAXXI Museum, Rome (2016). In 2017 she is fellow researcher at Jan Van Eyck Academie, in Maastricht, in 2018 recipient of New York Prize, ISCP/Columbia University.
Her work is part of public and private collections such as Castello di Rivoli (Torino, IT), Macro (Rome, IT), Museo MAGA (Gallarate Milano, IT), IVAM (Valencia, ES), GAM (Torino, IT), Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, (Torino, IT), Fondazione CRC Cuneo (Torino, IT), Rothschild Collection (UK), OlorVisual collection (Barcelona, ES).