When one is confronted with Liliana Moro’s work, one perceives that only what is strictly necessary is present. Sound, words, sculptures, objects and performances make up a world that “stages” a reality that is both raw and poetic. They are the territories of an individual experience (that of the artist but above all of the spectator) that invite us to go beyond what is visible. The reduction to the essential is to be understood as an attitude, a practice and a position, it is not the revival of the minimal language, instead it is a way of working that the artist puts into practice both when choosing to elaborate techniques, and in the choice of existing materials or everyday objects. One of the elements that plays a prominent role in Liliana Moro’s research, is the political dimension that does not translate into the illustration of content, but is instead implicit in the way her work relates to the viewer, for example when she places and distributes her work on the floor, she asks the viewer to lower themselves down to the level of the work in order to properly see it. Freedom of action is an important aspect of Moro’s work but this only partly defines it: what produces the most interesting difference is the relationship between the universe of possibilities and the multi-level tension – both physical and poetic – generated by this relationship.
Moro (Milan, 1961) lives and works in Milan. She graduate from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan. In 1989, together with other artists, she founded the Spazio di via Lazzaro Palazzi in Milan, a non-profit exhibition space, (1989/1993); she participated in the editing of the magazine Tiracorrendo which closed in 1993.

Liliana Moro, Photo by Delfino Sisto Legnani.
Liliana Moro
Milan, 1961
Italy

Past Exhibitions

Liliana Moro: Ouverture

Francesco Pantaleone Milan
29/03/2017 — 30/06/2017

Liberi tutti! Art and Society in Italy. 1989 – 2001

Museo Ettore Fico
09/07/2015 — 31/10/2015

Solo Shows

2012
Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como

2008
Careof / Viafarini, Milan

2007
Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles

2004
Ambrosetti Foundation, Palazzolo, BS

1996
MUHKA, Antwerp

Group Shows

2013
MAMbo, Bologna
Biennale of Thessaloniki

2012
MART, Rovereto

2008
Italics, Palazzo Grassi, Venice
Quadrennial, Rome

2009
Galleria Civica, Trento

2005
CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Art, San Francisco

2001
Bienal de Valencia

1999
De Appel, Amsterdam
PS1 New York

1998
Moderna Museet, Stockholm

1996
Quadrennial, Rome

1994
Castello di Rivoli, Turin

1993
She exhibited at ARC, Paris
Aperto 93 XLV Venice Biennale

1992
Documenta IX, Kassel

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Milan Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1961 Lives in: Milan