Lucía Pizzani Venezuelan, b. 1975


One of the core concerns of Lucía Pizzani’s expressive work is the interrelationship between narratives of women in history and literature, and processes of metamorphosis in the natural world. She works across a variety of media - including photography, ceramics, videos, drawings, performances and installations. Having studied Conservation Biology at CERC, Columbia University (NY), the artist has always incorporated ecological elements into her artwork. Pizzani’s physical environment often provides her with both the inspiration, and physical materials, for her work. This was demonstrated during two recent artist residencies at Launchpad Lab in the southwest of France (2020) and at Casa Wabi, Oaxaca, Mexico (2021). For these residencies, Pizzani was inspired to use local clay and flora to create sculptures, photographs and works on paper.


Pizzani's work has been included in two recent surveys of Venezuelan art: Panorama, Arte Emergente en Venezuela” published by Telefónica Foundation and Nuevo País de las Artesedited by Banesco. Recent solo exhibitions include: ‘Coraza’ at Cecilia Brunson Projects, London and Fundación Marso, Mexico City; ‘Limbica’ at Zona Maco Sur, Mexico City; and ‘Descent’ at House of Egorn, Berlin. Recent group exhibitions include: ‘Mecarõ: Amazonia in the Petitgas Collection’ at MOCO Hôtel des collections, Montpellier; ‘Fotonoviembre: Bienal Internacional de Fotografía’ at TEA espacio de las Artes, Tenerife; ‘Los Cimientos, Los Pilares y el Firmamento’ at Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MAC), Santiago de Chile; and  ‘Contagio’ at Cecilia Brunson Projects.


Pizzani’s work is represented in private and public collections such as the Tate Collection, the Essex Collection of Art from Latin America ESCALA, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC), Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Archivo Fotografía Urbana, Museum Of Latin American Art (MOLAA), Colección Banco Mercantil, Colección Juan Yarur and the Catherine Petitgas Collection.