Lot 13 - Cecilia Granara - Where should I begin
Gouache and ink on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Curated by Alexandra Steinacker-Clark
Cecilia Granara was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in 1991. Of Italian nationality, she grew up in Mexico City, Rome, and Chicago.
Through her extended painting practice she draws on self-fiction, poetry and symbolic iconography . She is interested in cultural attitudes to bodies, spirituality and nature, and the use of color as a vehicle for emotions.
She studied at Central St. Martin’s School of Art and Design in London and at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris as well as Hunter College in New York City. Solo shows include “Tazas y Arcos” at the Italian Cultural Institute, Mexico City, “Naître, Renaître”, Lesneven, “No Love Without Grief”, “Quatre Coeurs” and “0 infinity 21” and a solo stand at FIAC Paris with Exo Exo; “Brittle Stars” at Sapling, London,
“Lasciare Entrare, Lasciare Andare” at Studiolo Project, Milan. She participated in institutional shows at Fondation Ricard, Château La Coste, CAC Passerelle, Centre d’Art Parc Saint Léger, Musée Cérès Franco, ps120 Berlin. She participated in group shows at Galerie Jousse Entreprise, High Art, Derrouillon, Jerome Poggi, Paris, Brigade Gallery, Copenhagen. She was a finalist in the Antoine Marin Prize in 2019 and was nominated for the Cairo Prize in 2021. Her work is part of the X Museum collection, Beijing.
2020 MFA from Beaux Arts in Paris 2019 Scholarship at MFA level, Hunter College New York 2018 BA in Fine Art from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts in Paris 2013 BA in Fine Art with mention of Honours from Central St Martin’s College of Art and Design
Pittura Italiana Oggi, Triennale, Milano Figurative Painting in France Today (selection), Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Paris Healing Ruins, Curated by Anlam De Coster, Zeyrek Çinili Hamam, Istanbul, Turkey Je est un autre, Château La Coste, Le Puy-Sainte-Réparade 40 ans du LAAC Dunkerque, Musées de Dunkerque, Dunkerque
Entre tes Yeux et Les Images Que J’y Vois, Fondation Pernod Ricard, Paris Féminins Pluriels, Musée Ceres Franco 40 Ans du Lieu D’Art et Action Contemporain, LAAC, Dunkerque L’ami·e modèle, Mucem, Marseille, France The Earth has music for those who listen, Sapling Gallery, London La vie est Bizarre je le vois sur mes Ami.e.s, Exo Exo, Paris Tightrope, Cassina Projects, Milan
A Fleur De Boue, POUSH Manifesto, Paris Worst Case Scenario, Paris. SO Close 2, Galerie Guido Romero Pierini, Paris Canons, Galerie Derouillon, Paris
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