Welcome to Francesca Galeazzi's website. Here you can find out about my artistic practice and my work in sustainable development. I pursue them both with equal passion and enthusiasm and through my practice they become two strongly interlinked expressions. I hope you will find this combination stimulating, as I do... :-)|
I have been invited to show my Arctic environmental performance video 'Justifying Bad Behaviour' at the Ice Laboratory, a special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.
link to New Laboratoria web site
'Justifying Bad Behaviour' is also currently in an exhibition in Shanghai, in the group show 'Follies of a Species" at OV Gallery in M50, Shanghai. The show will run to 21 December.
link to OV Gallery web site
I am currently showing my project Justifying Bad Behaviour at U-n-f-o-l-d, a touring group exhibition about Climate Change. After showing in Vienna, London, Newcastle, Newlyn / Penzance, Chicago and New York, the show came to China in the summer 2013: Beijing Central Academy of Fine Arts in June and Nanjing University of the Arts in July. Visit U-n-f-o-l-d exhibition website for more information on the exhibition and special events.
What the press said about the Beijing U-n-f-o-l-d exhibition: China Daily, Wall Street Journal, and The Guardian
U-n-f-o-l-d exhibition in New York, 29 September 2011.
(Photos: Nathan Gallagher, Marco Procino)
'未雨绸缪 Seal the Windows Before the Rain' is a site specific project for Art + Shanghai Gallery that I developed in 2011. It deals with a social sentitive issue: the relocation of farmers and urban dwellers to make space to new urbanisation projects in China. The project included an insightful reserach into the mechanisms of monetary compensation following an eviction, and examples of how farmers seek to increase the compensation by bending the often blurry rules... For more information please see Art Projects 'Seal the Windows Before the Rain' >
未雨绸缪 Seal the Windows Before the Rain, Gallery Extension Option #7: “Urban Farming”, Pencil and print on archival paper, 48 x 63 cm
"The average Shanghainese emits 13.4 m3 of CO2 every day"
'I don't care' is an environmental installation I was commissioned for the Shanghai Eco Design Fair 2012. With my installation at the Eco Design Fair I seek to visualise the 9.1 tonnes of CO2 that the average person in Shanghai emits in one year, equivalent to 26.6 kg CO2/day or 13.4 m3/day in volume. My aim is to visualise this volume of daily CO2 emissions. I have chosen the CO2 molecule as a metaphor, as CO2 has become the common currency for measuring environmental impact and climate change.