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GIULIA IACOLUTTI (Cattolica, Rimini, 1985)
Exercise n°2, Mimic, 2021 (from: Dopamine. A visual study on the hormones of love)
Iacolutti’s work investigates the behaviors of human beings and includes photography, performance, embroidery, film and installation. Combining art and science to elaborate a complex representation of human nature, her work aims at stimulating a critical observation of dominant stereotypes and normative behaviors. The artist offers different models of social participation, thus generating a community effect within different situations, always managing to capture margins of beauty and thus making the ethical-aesthetic combination the true constant of her research.
In 2021 she conceived the performance Dopamine. A visual study on the hormones of love, in which she investigated love “at one meter distance,” as we experienced at the end of the lockdown. A diccivulty that becomes even bigger among differently abled (or disabled) people, whose affective, relational and sexual needs are not easily assimilated to the canonical model.
Iacolutti studied photography and video at the Academy of Teatro alla Scala in Milan and Visual Storytelling at the Fundaciò Pedro Mayer in Mexico City. She has exhibited in group and solo exhibitions, including: Kunst Meran (Merano), La Triennale (Milan), MUAC (Mexico City), Akademija Gallery (Vilnius). In 2021 Giulia Zorzi curatea her exhibition at PAC Museum, where Dopamine was also performed live.
She was awarded the Bastianelli Book Prize for Casa Azul, the P. Cardazzo Prize for Contemporary Art, the OMNE/Land residency, the Refocus (MiBACT) and Italia Inclusiva (MAECI) grants.
In 2023 she published, with bruno (Venice), I don’t care (about football), that was shortlisted in Arles.
Her work was recently acquired by the Civic Museums in Udine – Casa Cavazzini through the PAC – Plan for Contemporary Art, promoted by the Ministry of Culture. Iacolutti is among the ten national artists selected for #SBLAD – Shine Bright Like A Diamond, an art residency project aimed at the creation and acquisition of a work of art for the Centennial of the University of Trieste.
She teaches the annual training course of Visual Journalism and Documentary Photography at Irfoss (Institute for Research and Education in the Social Sciences) in Padua, at the Master in Photographic Archives at the University of Trieste, at SpazioLabò in Bologna and at the International Masterclass of Fine Art Photography in Nova Goriza.