ROOM04: MOULTING — Erica Curci

Our superficial layer is inhabited, in the corners and crevices of every human being, and especially in their guts, resides the microbiome, in continuous communication with “us” and with others living in our environment, an invisible communication, from body to body, that I want to make tangible and material through a ritual that involves the reproduction and analysis of the epidermis of human beings who will come into contact with me and my work, using silicone casts and petri dishes. 
A process that involves all species through the experience of conviviality and sharing, discovering new forms of contact. 


Erica Curci, 1994, is an artist based in Milan. She graduated in Design – Fashion Culture and Technologies – from Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2017 she started attending the course of Performing Arts at the school ‘’Cònia’’ directed by Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio. 
Her artistic research dialogues with the field of biology and the relative processes of animal and plant world, in order to find a connection between species. Analyzing the outermost layer of the human body, the skin, which at the same time separates us and connects us with the outside, she investigates the relationship ­between (human) bodies and microbes. 
In the Anthropocene era she feels the need to find new organic artistic mediums, which at the end of their life can become compost.  
Based on current scientific theories and ­discoveries, her work is placed in the area of ­BioArt, using ­microbiology techniques and biomaterials to ­create artworks. 
Her work has been exhibited at the ADI Design Museum of Milan, MACRO – ­Contemporary Art Museum of Rome, Fotograf Gallery Praha, Harlesden High Street Gallery London, Plateforme Gallery Paris. 
The DERMA project has been selected and published by Vogue Talents, A.I. Artisanal Intelligence and ­Flewid-Fashion&ArtBoo

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