Claudi(a) Piripippi (Borgna) were born in Germany and raised in Italy. Their cultural formation developed at the University of Genoa in Italy, at the London Metropolitan University in the UK, and at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. But their academic experience could not be complete without the knowledge gathered from nature and from an itinerant lifestyle that took them from rural to urban environments in the pursue of art and love. For years they worked with recycled plastic bags creatively interacting with different landscapes, indoors and outdoors, forming a large body of work that has been exhibited and awarded internationally. They are a proud recipient of the Joan Mitchell Grant, the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner Grant, the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award and the Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship Award. Voted the Public Speaks Winner for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize they were also short-listed for the BBC2 documentary School of Saatchi and commended for the British Women Artist’s Prize twice. Since graduating from Suzanne Lacy’s Public Practice MFA program, their work has taken a radical eco-feminist turn. Through an eco-feminist lens, they express their deep love for Mother Earth by choosing to live and make art in a responsible and ethical way as resistance to mainstream binary consumerist culture. Their latest works explore their feminist, gender fluid, eco-glitch-femininity. By setting it in the relation to environment, they re-articulate their senses to creatively disrupt and reprogram their body away from patriarchal inculcations. Whilst their art practice might well be their very own emancipatory process weaved into the environmental crisis, they voice themselves through performances that are either solitary or participatory, through videos that intimately depict the tension between private/public keeping and with interactive poetry social engagement.
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