Hi, I'm Carla Della Beffa, a visual and relational artist from Milan, Italy.
Economy has recently become the filter through which I see the world, like a pair of eyeglasses: the research produces videos, photographs and interdisciplinary projects about every aspect of life, because economy (not money) is in every human action. |
My work is about connecting and sharing: experience, knowledge, ideas, people, emotions. The interdisciplinary projects require both research and collaboration, and the resulting artwork is the tip of the creative process. Whether with students or with a community, those projects have a relational side aiming to create goodwill between strangers and put the basis for a happier community.
Constancy of change is the key of my art.
I started painting in 1993, just before being made redundant by the international advertising agency where I was creative director, and as a painter I have had my fair share of exhibitions. I discovered the Internet in 1996: slow modems inspired technologically simple, award-winning net-art and website.
I went on to digital photography, published three books, am currently writing a new one with an Italian economist.
Besides being shown at art galleries, my videos are selected by international curators, festivals and awards.
My family name, Della Beffa, means jest. I have been involved in social and feminist issues, singing at friends' marriages, living through a marriage of my own, reading everything printed, essays, chick-lit and cook books included. Sooner or later, all experiences resurface and become elements of my work. I love red wine but not pasta, unlike your typical Italian, and rarely drink coffee.
Want to know me better? Go back to my homepage to see all phases of my art. Discover my artist's statement. Read the curriculum. Send me a mail: cdb (at) carladellabeffa (dot) com
© 2016 Carla DellaBeffa
Artist's photos by Maki Galimberti