Caterina De Nicola is an artist born in Ortona (IT) in 1991, currently based in Zürich (CH).
In her practice she resorts to fiction, writing, sound and object investigation, to shape formal and discursive patterns, by developing an analysis of symbols and motifs, as well as their circulation in a larger cultural system.
Frequently borrowing from others, Caterina De Nicola treats taste as a tool.
In her practice a post-postmodernist skepticism becomes a recurring mechanism through which generic images-symbols allow us to feel part of a common and undifferentiated social environment.
As a dj and producer, she is mostly affiliated with the Zürich based music label and collective Czarnagora.
To influence her musical production are subgenres of Noise music, which can sometimes be musical, bringing no-fi aesthetics to its extensions.
MFA European Art Ensemble, Écal, Lausanne (CH).
EU Erasmus+ (plus) grant, Berlin (DE).
BFA, Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milano (IT).
RESIDENCIES AND SEMINARS
Cripta747 Residency Programme Fellowship 2020, Torino (IT).
Display, Q-rated Napoli, Quadriennale di Roma at Museo Madre, with Krist Gruijthuijsen, Lucy McKenzie, Fredi Fischli & Niels Olsen.
CASTRO studio program, Contemporary Art STudios ROma (IT).
Theater, Garden, Bestiary: A Materialist History of Exhibitions, seminary curated and directed by Tristan Garcia and Vincent Normand.
XXII CSAV , Artists Research Laboratory with the artist Renée Green, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como (IT).
Forthcoming - Workshop at Écal, École cantonale d’art, Lausanne (CH).
Can you face-sit a dead corpse?, at Cripta747, Torino (IT).
Forthcoming - “Lemaniana” - Group show at Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (CH), curated by Andrea Bellini, Stéphanie Moisdon, Jill Gasparina and Mohamed Almusibli.
Forthcoming - “same things make us laugh, make us cry” - Group show for Body Archive Project, ETH Zürich (CH), curated by Lhaga Koondhor and Doris Dehan Son.
Forthcoming - School of Waters - Mediterranea19 Young Artists Biennale - San Marino (SMR), curated by Simone Frangi and Alessandro Castiglioni.
Open Studio - Cripta747 Residency programme Fellowship 2020, Torino (IT).
FUORI - 17A Quadriennale d'arte 2020 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma (IT), curated by Sarah Cosulich and Stefano Collicelli Cagol.
Whispering Walls - Group show at Last Tango, Zürich (CH), curated by Linda Jensen and Arianna Gellini.
Sommer des Zögerns - Group show at Kunsthalle Zürich (CH), curated by Matthew Hanson & Daniel Baumann.
Surgeons and Gluttons - Duo-show with Philip Ortelli at Palazzina, Basel (CH), with a text by Mitchell Anderson.
Zu Gast am seidenen Faden/Dining on thin ice - Group show, Zürich (CH).
Embarrassed and conciliatory, bored and noncommittaly - Solo show curated by Il Colorificio, Milano (IT).
Café Spit - Edition group show and popup store at Galerie PCP, Paris (FR).
Voi rubate del tempo alla fretta, a noi il mare ci impone lentezza - Group show at Villa Di Lorenzo, Ansedonia (IT) curated by Alberta Romano and Enzo Di Marino.
Crisis of Glass Bell - Group show at TANK, Basel (CH) curated by Noemi Psister and Dominic Michel.
Capriccio 2000 - Group show at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (IT) curated by Jeppe Ugelvig, Rosa Tyhurst and Hannah Zafiropoulos.
Le ciel, l’eau, les dauphins, la vierge, les flics, le sang des nobles, l’ONU, l’Europe, les casques bleus, Facebook, Twitter - Group show at Forde, Geneva (CH) curated by Roxane Bovet and Yoan Mudry.
Le ore piccole - Group show at Dienstgebäude, Zürich (CH).
Bay Wetter - Duo show with Una Björg Magnúsdóttir at Wishing Well, Lausanne (CH) curated by Mélanie Matranga.
Ending Explained - Group show at Le DOC, Paris (FR) curated by Stéphanie Moisdon and Will Benedict.
Aperto XXII CSAV Fondazione Ratti, Group show at Villa del Grumello, Como (IT) curated by Lorenzo Benedetti.
SELECTED PERFORMANCES AND LIVES
Forthcoming - Live performance at Arsenic, Lausanne (CH).
A hole with a view - Live performance for 1000 Spaces, Istituto Svizzero (IT), curated by Gioia Dal Molin; performed with Valentina Demicheli, Yesh, Dominic Michel, Ronja Varonier and Urban Zellweger; in collaboration with Czarnagora, hosted by Megahex.fm.
Capriccio 2000 - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Torino (IT) w/ Dj Balli, Federico Chiari, Tomboys Don’t Cry.
Les Urbaines 2018 - Lausanne (CH), curated by Anne Lise Le Gac, Deborah Joyce Holman, Mathias Ringgenberg, Samuel Antoine, Ysaline Rochat.
Forthcoming - L’Ano Solare, curated by Il Colorificio, edited by Nationhood.
Fuori - Quadriennale d’arte 2020 Catalogue edited by Treccani Arte, with a text by Matteo Binci.
KIOSK 124, August 2020 - written and conceived with Veronica Bisesti, curated by Clémentine Roy and Maria Adele Del Vecchio.
Capriccio 2000 - Anthology edited by Studio Temp, with a text by Jeppe Ugelvig.