Sourcing oral histories and female accounts, delving into archives, and mapping sites associated with different forms of mining, exploitation, and confinement, Rossella Biscotti will deepen her research interest into colonial structures of power and management at the turn of the 20th century and the way in which these structures are interwoven with contemporary practices of production and distribution. Expanding on a recently produced body of works that explore the physical and aesthetic properties of rubber—notably its resistance and its resemblance to human skin—the artist aims to research its production process on site. She will conduct archival research on colonial trade, botanical imports, and intensive cultivations in preparation for her field trips to rubber and oil palm plantations in the region.
7 January - 27 March 2020
Rossella Biscotti will deepen her research interest into colonial structures of power and management at the turn of the 20th century.
Artist · NTU CCA Singapore
COUNTRIES OF PRACTICE: Belgium · Netherlands · Germany
The cross-media practice of Rossella Biscotti (b. 1978, Italy/Belgium/Netherlands) cuts across sculpture, performance,sound works, and filmmaking. Stemming from extended research processes, conceptual excavations,personal encounters, interdisciplinary collaborations, and the subtle interrogation of sites and stories,her works encapsulate meticulous stratifications of materials and meanings. She has taken part in majorinternational exhibitions such as Dhaka Art Summit, Bangladesh (2020); 55th Venice Biennale, Italy (2013); 13th Istanbul Biennale, Turkey(2013); dOCUMENTA 13, Kassel, Germany (2012), and Manifesta 9, Belgium (2012). Recent soloexhibitions were held at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019); Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz,Switzerland (2018), and V‚A‚C Foundation, Moscow, Russia (2016). Biscotti received several awards including ACACIA Prize for Contemporary Art (2017) and Mies van der Rohe Stipendium (2013).
01 Apr 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
04 Apr 2020 - 27 Sep 2020
16 Jun 2016 - 09 Sep 2016
Journey of a Yellow Man. Selected Materials from the Independent Archive
15 Sep 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
Trees of Life — Knowledge in Material
21 Jul 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Ghosts and Spectres – Shadows of History
01 Sep 2017 - 19 Nov 2017
Jef Geys Quadra Medicinale Singapore
01 Dec 2018 - 03 Mar 2019
01 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
01 Dec 2020 - 28 Feb 2021
04 Oct 2021 - 31 Mar
Ulrike Ottinger: China. The Arts – The People, Photographs and Films from the 1980s and 1990s
27 May 2017 - 13 Aug 2017
Simryn Gill: Hugging the Shore
27 Mar 2015 - 14 Jun 2015