(b. Buenos Aires, Argentina) lives and work in São Paulo.
Her work could be included within artist's projects that make use of different formats: conceptual art, video, photography, installations, sketching and objects- while viewing and presenting her practice as an ongoing process. She often works on site-specific installations or in work carried out as part of residencies in which she reflects on the place, language, ways of relating and the editing formats of the work itself. Making private and intimate use of language, the artistic forms of her work are not pre-established as is the case with the displacement of meanings that she investigates. Her projects propose new semantic approaches on being interpreted by the artist in her travels and in different contexts of reception. This is the case with instructions for searching on the basis of similarities and differences in the series Bifurcações e encruzilhadas (Junctions and Intersections, 2005, ongoing).
She studied for a bachelor’s degree in art at the Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, (Sao Paulo) and received a master’s in visual poetics from São Paulo University. In 2007 she mounted an individual exhibition at the Blow de la Barra Gallery (London) and took part in various collective shows, in addition to engaging in a three-month residency at IASPIS (Stockholm). In 2008 she will be holding an individual exhibition at the Galeria Vermelho (Sao Paulo) and at the AGYU (Toronto). She is a part of the selection of artists in Cream 3 (Phaidon Press, London, 2003) and the 50 International Emerging Artists yearbook published by Contemporary magazine (London, 2006). She was an assistant curator at the 24th São Paulo Biennial (1998) and the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (2001). She is also a member of the editorial board of Numero magazine (Sao Paulo).
Teresa Riccardi interviews Carla Zaccagnini about her production methods given her many travels, and on languages, translation and the role of randomness in her work.