Daniela De Lorenzo, Una certa probabilità

15 giugno - 23 ottobre 2016

A solo exhibit by Daniela De Lorenzo, organized by Città Nascosta, curated by Valentina Gensini, will be inaugurated on the 15th of June.

The author of a research bordering on sculpture, Daniela De Lorenzo freely moves among different languages and disciplines, such as photography, sculpture and installations, videos and performances, creating in her works interactions and overlappings. Her research, focused on the body, since the beginning places itself in the perspective of interpreting the heritage of sculpture. The body, the subject and object of the analysis carried out by the artist, becomes the fundamental medium and criterion of a sophisticated “phenomenology of perception”. Present in the permanent exhibit of the Museo Novecento with her Senza Titolo 1988, an early work linked to a neo-minimalistic language, Daniela De Lorenzo presents a selection of 7 unreleased works for the exhibit Una certa probabilità, produced between 2014 and 2016.

The works, on display on the second floor of the museum, investigate the human body in its most sensitive aspects and allow to retrace the intense activity of the artist starting from the different media she used. From ceramics to embroidery, from pictures to paper statues and videos, the pieces, temporarily on display until the 4th of September, examine the delicate relationship linking the body, identity and perception. Condensing the memory of a gesture or evoking the physicality of a missing person, the organs, limbs and traces realized by the artist are not shreds of existence, rather fragments of a different reality, attesting new possible identities.

The exhibit Una certa probabilità, curated by Valentina Gensini, will run from the 6th of June to the 23rd of October, 2016. Opening on June 15, at 6:30 p.m.

The exposition, curated by MUS.E and organized by Città Nascosta, is part of the initiatives promoted by the Comune di Firenze for the Estate Fiorentina 2016.


Born in Florence in 1959, after studying sculpture Daniela De Lorenzo started an original research, introducing a neo-minimalistic and post-conceptual language. Since 1988 she has been exposing in the main Italian and European institutions, including the Aperto section of the 43rd edition of the Biennale of Venice (1988), the PAC of Milan (1989, 1996), the Museum Moderner Kunst of Vienna, the Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci of Prato and the Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum of Graz (1996), the 12th edition of the Quadriennale Nazionale d’Arte of Rome (2001), the Palazzo delle Papesse of Siena, Quarter of Florence (2005), the National Gallery of Bratislava, the Museo Marino Marini of Florence (2006), the Bejing Creative Art Center and the 15th edition of the Quadriennale Nazionale d’Arte di Roma (2008), EX3 of Florence (2011), the MART of Rovereto (2013), Casa Masaccio Centro per l’arte contemporanea of San Giovanni Valdarno (2015), the Triennale of Milan and the GNAM of Rome (2016). She had solo exhibits at the Galleria Schema of Florence (1992), Santa Maria della Scala of Siena (1998), Kunstverein Aller-Art of Bludenz (2002), the Museo Archeologico of Florence (2004), the Fondazione Olivetti of Rome (2007), the Gallera di Valencia (2008), Premio Terna (2012), Villa Mansi, Segromigno in Monte (2014).