Elisabetta Balasso. Rome, Italy, 1965. Lives and works in Caracas.
Venezuelan artist, writer and teacher, with a degree in Biology (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Caracas, 1996) and a master’s degree in Cultural Management (Universitat de Barcelona, 2001). She currently teaches courses at the Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas.
Her plastic itinerary deepens since 2012 in the liminal between writing and weaving, understood in its broadest form with collective participation projects frequently based on the Internet as another instance of the textile. She is interested in intervention as a language that poses a balance of aesthetics applicable to artifacts, spaces and actions in the private, the virtual and the urban. She builds a personal cosmogony in which she invites passers-by to use her artifacts (calendar, dresses, deck of cards) as someone who draws a labyrinth to go through it.
She has participated in multiple solo exhibitions of which stand out: El Naufragio de la Poderosa,Sala de Arte de la Biblioteca Universidad Católica Andrés Bello UCAB, Caracas (2020); Arte y reciclaje, Concurso-taller de Fospuca where she obtained the winning prize for the Municipality Baruta with the piece Damas Chinas (2019). Original Board Games at OHOS (Artist Board Games Event) with Cally Trench, OpenHand OpenSpace OHOS, Reading, UK (2019); La Gran Novela de Ciencia Ficción Latinoamericana, Organización Nelson Garrido ONG, Caracas, (2019); Healing Poetry, Dr. Jackson’s medical office, Miami (2018); The moon in the mirror. A gaze of her own, Ninoska Huerta Gallery, Miami (2018); Todas las mujeres, Centro Cultural Español, Miami (2018); Intervenciones urbanas poéticas situacionistas: Arbórea Situacionista. Collaboration with poet Eleonora Requena (2013-2017). We Hold Their Names, Collective Tapestry to Honor the Deceased in Context of Protest (2017); Synchronic Archaeologies with Jennina Guzmán, Sala Mendoza Documentary Center + Pedro Grases Library, Universidad Metropolitana (2016); and Textual Evidences. Exhibition-residency and laboratory of curatorial practices, Exhibition Hall of the Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas (2014), among others. He also has several artist books to his credit. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)