The work of Virginia Garra explores the world around her, in a diversity of subjects and situations, while maintaining the same poetic gaze.
By drawing on an intimate memory, she incorporates family narratives into a personal mythology, showing how these can resonate with meaning beyond their function.
Everyday reality is filtered through the lens of her delicate yet precise gaze, which focuses on the hidden and enigmatic side, by bringing to the fore actions and objects that are far from their most predictable function. Sound is an important element that establishes the rhythm of the stories and amplifies the emotional intensity.
Virginia Garra (b. 1993, Milan, IT) is a visual artist and videomaker based in Milan.
She holds an MFA (2021) from HEAD — Haute école d'art et de design, Geneva, Switzerland and BFA (2016) from NABA — Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy.
From 2016 to 2019 she worked as an assistant to Yuri Ancarani in Milan,
she still collaborates on different projects.
She took part in several group exhibitions and projects, including Lemaniana: Reflections on Other Scenes, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (2021); the video program alongside Isabelle Cornaro’s solo show INFANS, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris (2021) and CMD+R, Fondazione Pini, Milan (2016).
The short film “My Sunset Room” (2021) was
presented in Filmmaker Festival’s Perspectives
competition, where it won the Jury Prize.
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