Approved: 27.02.2014

carla cuomo

Artist

Approved: 27.02.2014

On the Mordant Image – Carla Cuomo I am an Italian artist working primarily with the medium of photography and site-specific installation. At the heart of my research is the use of an artistic process as a path towards self-knowledge and self-reconciliation. However, this working process, rather than leading to finding answers, focuses more on conveying a sense of disorientation and ambiguity.

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    On the Mordant Image – Carla Cuomo I am an Italian artist working primarily with the medium of photography and site-specific installation. At the heart of my research is the use of an artistic process as a path towards self-knowledge and self-reconciliation. However, this working process, rather than leading to finding answers, focuses more on conveying a sense of disorientation and ambiguity. In my work I aim to recall intimate yet universal experiences such as loneliness and the fear of emotional nakedness, in touching on these themes I create an uncertain interplay between visual and metaphorical images. Through an oblique examination of the everyday, I look at the ways we engage with reality, memory and imagination. Working with a specific aesthetic and a perceptual dimension, I have revised traditional photographic subjects like portraiture, still life or landscape to express the personal experience of being in a specific emotional and psychological state: a constant fluctuation in a field of hopes and disillusions. I also draw attention to the active relationship between an inner psychological condition and an outer social structure, arriving at the point where these two collide. I aim to highlight the link between art and existence, elements that can never be separated, seeking to engage on a mental and emotional level with the viewer. Signs of mordancy and signs of fragility, personal elements and social elements, exist side by side to create a reminder (and remainder) of all the total entropy, chaos and contingency that instils life. I have been interested in the visual arts and photography, as a form of self- learning/ expression since I was very young. In my practice, I have a strong philosophical and existential approach, as well as a restless curiosity for experimenting with different mediums. I use installation and the space of the gallery to expand my conceptual framework and to open up boundaries within the public sphere.

    CV & Education

    Education
    London College of Communication

    2012-2014                  MA Fine Art Photography
    2006-2007                  Certificate in Web Production Skills and Advanced
                                       Managing Web application software: Dreamweaver, Firefox, Flash
    2002-2005                 BA Graphic and Media Design, Moving Image
                                       Experimental Illustration
                                       Video and Audio Editing
    2005                           Certificate In Lighting for Studio Photography
                                       Certificate in Audio-Video editing
                                       Managing Adobe Application Software
    2001-2002                  Foundation in Art & Design
                                       Photography Practice- Visual Communication
    Work Experience
    Current                       www.taxidrivers.it, on-line film magazine  
                                      
    writing reviews about British independent movie
                                       Photography and Picture editing
                                       http://www.taxidrivers.it/category/rubriche/lon-scene

    August 2013               http://www.sonica-dance-festival.eu/
                                        Event photographer     

    March 2013                 http://www.nicolaarts.org/index.php/en/
                                        event photographer

    Sep/Oct 2009              http://www.candidarts.com/
                                        Candid Art Trust , 3 Torrens St, EC1V 1NQ
                                        Invigilator, Picture editing for the website
                                        Assisting the team with the running of the exhibition

    May/Nov 2009            Fondazione Nave Italia
                                       http://www.tendertonaveitalia.com/
                                       Working at the Promo film script
                                      Audio-Video Editing of the Promo
    2006-2007                 Isola Nuda
                                   
       short Film. Duration: 10 min, 3rd year Final Project
                                      art Directing
    June 2006                 The Mouth Short Film. Duration: 10 min
                                     Scene Photographer
                                     looking after the film continuity
                                     production Designer assistant 
    Feb 2005                  The Brewery Ltd 18 Petersham Rd, Richmond
                                      http://www.thebrewerydesign.com
                                      Video and audio editing and output using Final cut Pro

    Group Exhibitions

    Sep 2013                “Leave things as they are” 2013
                                    Contemporary art exhibition of video and photography,
                                    Palace of Art, Paterno’ , Catania, Sicily

    Nov 2013                "Ellipsis (falling short) 2013
                                    MA Fine Art Photography Final Exhibition, London College of
                                    Communication, University of the art