Egle Oddo

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Egle Oddo (Palermo, 1975) is an Italian visual artist residing in Helsinki, Finland.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

She is a graduate of Palermo's Academy of Fine Arts, and has worked in Cuba, England, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain, Sweden, and Russia. She has won several prizes, including the Premio Felice Casorati,[3][4] In 2012 she was chosen to participate in the Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion in the World. Her work focuses on narrative as an art form, combining different media, performative elements and the investigation of social interaction.[5]

In the years 2003-2009, she was part of La Sala Naranja,[6] an art collective that was founded by the art critic Toni Calderòn with the purpose of discovering and promoting artists. In 2006 she founded the Namastic art collective together with Toni Ledentsa and Virva Sointu, its function is to promote exchanges between Finnish artists and other art organizations. In the same year she, along with Anu Miettinen and Anastasia Eliseeva, founded LARU Environmental Art, a non-profit organization that presents yearly art exhibitions, performances and workshops in Helsinki.

Recently, as well as being chosen to exhibit in the Venice Biennale, Italian Pavilion in the World, she has exhibited in Luova.fi Gallery,[7] Baltic Biennale,[8] LARU art, and an extract of her book Le Superfici Piane was chosen by the writer Giorgio Vasta for the literary web-blog Nazione Indiana.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] ArtFacts.
  2. ^ [2] S.Low 2010.
  3. ^ [3] Piemonte Arte 2010.
  4. ^ [4] Archivio Casorati.
  5. ^ [5] Comunicare Italia "Genio Italiano nel Mondo: l’arte italiana in Finlandia alla 54a Biennale di Venezia" by Maria Stella Bottai.
  6. ^ [6] Photography Now, "Egle Oddo".
  7. ^ [7] Luova.fi "Five Short Stories".
  8. ^ [8] Baltic Biennale 2010 Catalogue.
  9. ^ [9] Nazione Indiana "Cattimatti".