3 November 2022 - 30 January 2023
Photo courtesy the artist
Giulia Essyad is an artist, poet, and performer. Her practice is characterized by performativity and affect. Her work usually includes photography, video, language, and performances. Essyad’s practice concerns the representation of bodies, online and IRL, and engages with the varied forms of alienation that accompany the consumption and production of body images. In 2018 (ongoing) she initiated the cycle of works “Blue Period.” The project uses the color blue as a focal point and signifier for otherness and artificiality. The works include videos, installations, performances, sculptures, texts and music.
Essyad presented her institutional debut with the solo show “Selene Blues” at Fri Art Kunsthalle, Fribourg (2020–2021), and premiered BLUEBOT: Awakening, a new video commissioned by DIS for the Biennale de l’Image en Mouvement. She received the Kiefer Hablitzel Prize for her work “BERRY CONTENT” in 2021.
Read more about Giulia’s residency here.