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Born in Copparo (Ferrara), Letizia Cariello is a young contemporary artist, famous for the practice of constructing spaces, built around and for herself, and for the “need” to give shape to time.
After her first solo show in Heidelberg and in “viaFarini” in 2000, Letizia Cariello exhibited her works in solo shows at Museo Pecci in Prato, Palazzo delle Papesse in Siena, Fondazione Olivetti in Rome, Studio Casoli (Rome and Milan).
She participated in the Biennale di Architettura Venezia (2008), Istanbul Biennal (2010) and many group shows at Kurverein (Ludvigsburg), UKS (Oslo), Palazzo della Farnesina (Rome), MART (Trento and Rovereto).
Permanent installations of her works are at Certosa di San Lorenzo (Padula SA), Rocca di Montestaffoli (San Gimignano), while many other pieces are in private and public collections in Italy and abroad, like Tony and Heather Podesta collection in Washington DC, National Museum of The Woman in The Arts (Washington), collezione Farnesina (Rome), Mint Museum (Charlotte NC) or Museion Ar/geKunst (Bolzano).
Letizia Cariello once mentioned that she identified with the boy who can see dead people in the film The Sixth Sense. Not that Cariello can see ghosts, but, like most people she’s afraid of the ones that haunt her unconscious.
Although Cariello’s work deals with emotions and fears, it looks extremely controlled: pristine, flawless, almost affected in its attention to detail; like a polished and transparent surface beneath which uneasy depths lurk.
Source: Letizia Cariello