« My research is to recreate that image that coincides with an inner vision, which I see confused and in the distance, but whose emotion I know perfectly well. »
LAURIOLA was born in Rome, where she lives and works. Lauriola was a finalist for the Celeste Award (2007), the Lupa Award (2020) and winner of the Pier Maria Rossi Museum competition (2015). It is part of the 2020 edition of the De Agostini Atlas of Contemporary Art, the most complete collection of Italian artists from 1950 to today. She was invited to exhibit as guest of honor at the International Photo Festival in Lodz in Poland, with a solo show in Damascus, at an International Symposium in Idlib in Syria and at an artistic residency in Caramanico Terme. Lately she exhibited at Castel dell’Ovo in Naples, at the Macro – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome -, at Palazzo Merulana within the exhibition Stateless / identity not dispersed and at the Contemporary Art Fairs of Padua and Genoa. Her works can be found in private collections in Europe, the United States, Taiwan, Singapore, Syria, Hong Kong and South Africa. As a further expressive means of compendium of many artistic projects Lauriola makes video art. Sergio Rispoli, Agnieszka Zakrzewicz, Gianluca Marziani, Maurizio Calvesi, Micol di Veroli, Giorgia Calò, Cristina del Ferraro, Manuela De Leonardis, Manuela Pacelli, Barbara Drudi, Carlo Ercoli, Antonietta Campilongo, Roberta Cima, Ada Egido and Glenda Lorenzani have curated her exhibitions.
Since 2004, the artist has investigated issues such as war and indifference to the others suffering with the Cambialamore project, with which she was invited as honor guest in the international festival of Lodz in Poland, Killing Paradise. Subsequently, the awareness of the real is reworked in another dreamlike dimension, with the particular perspective of a utopia judged as possible: beauty, art, can re-build reality and free ourselves from so many inner and exterior horrors. The following work is the search of the divine in everyday life: the struggle between Enlightenment and Darkness, D.I.O., exhibited in Rome, in Monte Carlo and in Capalbio, and the video selected for Premio Celeste. Comimg back form a trip to Burkina Faso a fragmentary vision is born, similar to a flash, which sums up travel souvenirs, moments of the present and unexpected memories. Her gaze later changed. The new works tell what the artist sees, hears while walking through the city. With these works she was invited to Syria with a personal exhibition in Damascus and to participate ito an international art symposium. In later works the new perception is suspended, contemplated and colored. You can see wings, mysteriously resting on the wayfarers, as symbols of our timid and colored aspirations. With these works she was invited to exhibit in Greece. In 2016 she organized an exhibition sponsored by the Rome office of Banca Generali, which collects her projects of the last 12 years. Meanwhile the plexiglass disappears and ihas been replaced by resin. The presence of female subjects predominates, with evanescent and fluid bodies, women that enclose a magnificent and magnificent area. Later we see the figuration of subjects laden with new symbolism and an emerging sign power, mostly young women and children, flow directly from that limbo between the conscious and the unconscious.In the 2020 production, an immaterial light, a living hope cloaks the latest works. They exude a re-appropriated feeling translated into suspended atmospheres which speak to us of conviviality, friendship and passion. Thus we see close faces of a man and a woman emerge, starters of a romantic evening, or female profiles immortalized in a aura of metaphysical harmony, a real fresh breeze for the spirit. A glass of emerald red wine embodies the prelude to a possible emotional transport.