CRISTIANA DE MARCHI, Lebanon
a visual artist and writer and currently a PhD candidate in the Artistic Research Programme at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.
Her videos and textiles have been presented at the Yinchuan Biennale, Santa Cruz Biennale, and Singapore Biennale, Louvre Abu Dhabi, NYU New York, among many others. Cristiana’s writing has appeared in international publications devoted to contemporary art. Her first poetry book Embodying has been published by Sharjah Art Foundation in 2016.
A considerable segment of her artistic practice focuses on the use of maps to translate and address issues of liminality and borders; individual and collective memory; interaction between private and public space; sectarianism and violence, etc. Notions of justice and law application, of enactment versus the “virtuality” of legal statutes as defined by jurisprudence, have been at the core of her artistic practice and constitute a thread of her current artistic investigation. For a few years now, she has started a research-based project on architectures of containment, ranging from the domestic to carceral structures, with extended attention to separating walls - in different time and space contexts, with a more specific focus on politically unresolved situations.