Artist Statement

I work at the intersection between contemporary art and contemporary anthropology. My double training (PhD in Anthropology and MFA in Art) stimulates me to create site-specific, inter-disciplinary, and cross-genre interventions that build on my long-term exposure to borderlands and border zones. In the last years, I have been designing a set of intermedia practices that reflect on the border as a mobile category of experience, of imagined and conceptual mediations, disciplinary negotiations, and geopolitical articulations. In creating a wide range of intermedia practices, mainly installation and video works, I have tried to create conceptual and evocative interventions that are less about documenting, translating or representing the Other, and more about moving alongside and contemplating the nature of desire in border zones. I have been dwelling around intensive ‘nodes’ of political and poetic concerns and assembling images and material within an inter-regional ecology of sites (Mexico, Italy, United States especially).  Ultimately, these fieldwork-based interactions nourish my ongoing inquiry into an expanding constellation of images and concepts: trace, echo, fold, secret, flow.

 
 
 

Writing on the Artist

 

2017 Art Basel Miami Beach What The Dealers Said – 2017 Round-Up

2017 The Best Art We Saw in June: John Toki, Beth Shock, Fiamma Montezemolo, Phoenix New Times, June 2017

2016 The Secret, brochure for Solo show at Kadist, by Marina Pugliese and Heidi Rabben

2016 Daily Serving, by Leila Easa

2016  Vogue Art, by Riccardo Conti, The Secret , September

2016  Tijuana Transa: Transa as Metaphor and Theory on the US–Mexico Border, by Jennifer Reimer in Journal of Transnational American Studies

2016 "Mutating Producers: Tijuana's Border Art Laboratory', by H. Yépez in 'Terremoto," Arte Contemporáneo en las Américas' Issue 5

2016 The Incurable-Image: Curating Post-Mexican Film and Media Arts, by T. Elhaik, Edinburgh Press

2015 "Zero Squared #41: Echo" by Douglas Lain, Zero Books Blog, October 21, 2015

2015 "Fiamma Montezemolo, Traces," Mike Watson, Art Review, October 2015 [pdf]

2015 "All that remains," by Emi Fontana [English] {Italiano]

2015 "Il bambino e l’acqua sporca," Sabrina Ragucci, Alfabeta June 26, 2015

2015 "Le costellazioni della Montezemolo, " La Repubblica

2015 "Fiamma Montezemolo, Fra antropologia e arti visive," Lorenzo Taiuti Art Tribune July 2015

2015 Il Manifesto, Lesistenza Del Futuro Sul Bordo Tra Messico E USA

2013 Anthropology and Art Practice, edited by A. Schneider and C. Wright

2012 Border Alchemies, Queen's Nails Project, San Francisco: SOLO Exhibition

2011, MDE11 (Encuentro Internacional de Medellin, Colombia): Independent Curators International, Lucia Sanroman

2010 Ethnographic Terminalia, New Orleans, (American Anthropology Association) Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7

2010, Giulia Grechi, Interartive: a platform for contemporar art and thought:'Mi-lieus. El juego de la profanacion'

2010, Giulia Grechi, Arte e politica, Mi-lieus. Il gioco della profanazione, Roots-Routes Research on Visual Culture