Debora Vrizzi

Debora Vrizzi (Cividale del Friuli, 1975) is a video artist, photographer and director of photography.

Her artistic research has focused on cinema and visual arts since her graduation from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna in 2000. In 2006, she graduated in Photography at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia in Rome.

Her videos were shown in a number of museums and exhibitions, such as Museo Macro Asilo, Rome, Italy, in 2019; Museo MAXXI, Rome, Italy; “Videoart Yearbook” in Bologna in 2017. She also participated at several video art festivals, among which: “Sguardi (in)opportuni”, 36th Asolo Art Film Festival, 2018; “FIVA Festival Internacional de videoarte”, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2014; “49a Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema” in Pesaro, Italy, 2013; “Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma” within the “Fisheye – International Experimental Film” exposition in 2008.

She displayed her artistic work in both personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad, such as: “Video(art) prosumers”, Loop Festival, Barcelona, Spain; “Maravee corpus”, Galleria La Loggia, Capodistria, 2014; “Lo sguardo espanso, cinema d’artista italiano 1912-2012”, Rocco Guglielmo’s Foundation, Catanzaro, Italy, 2012; “Double Espace”, at the Galleria La Nuova Pesa in Rome, Italy, 2011; “Mise en-scène”, offiCina gallery, Factory 798, Beijing, China, 2009 ; “Mise en Abyme”, Galleria 3g, Udine, Italy; 91st young artists’ collective exhibition, Fondazione Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, Italy, 2007.

Some of the documentaries and movies she worked on as Director of Photography were also screened at international film festivals, such as Cannes Film festival, Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Berlinale and Toronto International Film Festival.

Her artistic work has been awarded on several occasions, including Pitti Immagine per IT’s Photo # Seven, International Talent Support, Trieste, in 2008.

Work on display

Out of order, 2021
Video 4K, 11’30”
Giclée fine art print on vision cotton paper (Angela, 90×60 cm / Lucia, 90×60 cm  / Maria, 40×60 cm)

Out of order originates from the necessity of exploring the relationship between the female body and power, by which it is bent, flexed, and straightened again. It is an artistic project that reflects on the symbolic functioning of objects with an explicit reference to the surrealist artists who, in the past, worked with innovative sensitivity on the associations between the concepts place/house and body/woman. In this multimedia work, domestic items evoke anthropomorphic shapes, such as a hot water bottle hanging, smoking, like a severed head. Some of these items become a metaphor for dysfunctional bodies, for what is usually censored. These assembled objects/subjects are spread out within a dull, lunar world, immersed in an eloquent silence.