Les Artistes

"Femininity 0.1" september - december 2011

Born in 1970 in Italy. Lives and works in Turin.

Freelance curator and art critic, Ombretta Agro Andruff, describes Giulia Caira’s œuvre as follows: "Her body of work is rooted in ‘70s feminist culture when female artists used, and abused, their bodies, in public performances. However, while the atmosphere conveyed by her moving and still images can reach quite intense and dramatic effects, she never reverts to the literal representation of self-inflicted violence. Caira is always the subject of her photographs, but more than self-portraits, these works become visual representations of the various identities and roles she assumes and interprets. The universe in which she performs always refers to domestic and household context."