Biography

 
Born in Italy, has lived and worked in London since 1995. She completed a BA in sculpture and a Master in fine art at Chelsea College of Art and Design.
 
Rossella Emanuele’s creative career started in the performing arts. She trained as a dancer and in the theatre and for a number of years performed with renowned international contemporary dance companies and in experimental theatre. Her dance and theatre background has informed her art practice since the very beginning. Notions of movement, of event and a performative element are strongly present in her early work. More recent work explores ideas of time and duration, which she investigates through the processes of transformation of materials. She tends to use active, unpredictable materials that are in continuous transformation and affected by changes in the environment. Through the use of materials that highlight ideas of impermanence and degradation, Emanuele explores the relationship between the ever-changing nature of life and the inner world of the subject. The tenuous balance between chaos and order and a reference to the body underpin much of the work. This manifests itself as an interest in the pivotal moment when objects disappear or dissolve, thus encouraging the dehiscence of the object, allowing entropy to become the strength of the work.
Taking the form of traces of events, evocatively and with a sense of memory, Emanuele's work transforms emotions into physical form, shifting between material forms and experimentation with media. Her current research focuses on the role of materiality and its relationship to movement, liquidity and language. This area of enquiry has subsequently become the subject for a funded practice-based PhD investigation, which she has undertaken at the University for the Creative Arts.
 
Additionally Emanuele works as Lecturer in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and at the University of the Arts London (UAL).
 
 

 

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions * (indicates catalogue or publication)
   
2015* Residency and exhibition at the Centre for Recent Drawing, London, project funded by ACE, Arts Council England research and development grant and UCA research funds. (UK)
2013 Solo Show at Casole d'Elsa Contemporary Art Centre, Chiostro Collegiata, Siena, IT.
2010
Articulating Change, Solo Show at Stone Squid, Experimental Art Space, Hastings, East Sussex, curated by Tim Riley & Georgia Elizey, UK
   
Group Exhibitions * (indicates catalogue or publication)
   
2016 Immateriality: Possibilities and Experiences, Symposium and exhibition Herbert Read Gallery UCA Canterbury (UK)
2015 Drawing/Drawn Conversations Symposium and exhibition, The Institute for Creative Enterprise, Coventry University, UK
2014 ALL - art:language:location, Cambridge, UK
2014 SPACE INTERRUPTED - Electro Studios Project Space, curated by Clare Sheppeard, Coastal Current Arts Festival 2014, St Leonard on Sea, UK
2014 ACTS RE-ACTS,WIMBLEDON space, London, UK
2014 On Drawing, Symposium and Show, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
2014 Performing the book, AMBruno project for The Tetley, Contemporary Artists’ Book Fair 2014, Leeds, UK
2012* W.ART 2012 - AWARD FOR ART final show at Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, IT
2012 Meliterraneo Festarte at Chiostro Collegiata, Casole d'Elsa, Siena, IT.
2012* OrtoGraphie, selected group show at Res Nova - Contemporary Art, Turin, IT.
2010*
W.A.V.E. 2010, Borders & Edges, WIMBLEDON space, London, UK.
2009*
Uncharted Stories, Exhibition & Events, The Triangle Space, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London, (UK)
2009
Buddha Mind, Creative Mind? - Symposium and exhibition organised by The Institute of Oriental Philosophy - Taplow Court, Berkshire, (UK).
2008
Open Studios, Parkhall Trading Estate , Martell Raod, London, (UK).
2008
AA2A Final Show, University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, (UK)
2007
Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, October 2007; Painting, Sculpture, Time Based Media. At the Candid Arts Trust, London, (UK)
2007
Working Together, Surface Gallery, Nottingham, (UK).
2007*
Florence Trust 2007, Summer Show. London, (UK)
2007
Arts Unwrapped Open Studios, Florence Trust , 2007. London, (UK)
2007
Florence Trust 07, Winter Exhibition of current artists in residence. London, (UK)
2006
N5 Show, Florence Trust Studios, in association with Rollo Contemporary Art and Estorick Collection of Modern Art. London, (UK)
2005*
Bigmakesmefeelgood, Chelsea College, curator Clare Goodwin. London. (UK)
2005
36 Craven Street, site-specific work for Benjamin Franklin House. London, (UK)
2004
A little flat in Kensington, curator Maria Walsh. London, (UK)
2003
Trinity Buoy Wharf Gallery. Group Show. London, (UK)
2002
Trinity Buoy Wharf Gallery. Group Show. London, (UK)
2002
Sculptors at Millbank, at the Former Royal Army Hospital, London, (UK)
2002
Choose Life, Holland Park, London; Charity SGI-UK, (UK)
2001
Text for the catalogue of the XI Biennale of Photography. Turin, Italy.
   
Awards/Residencies  
   
2015 Arts Council England (ACE) Research and Development Grant and UCA reserch funding for WhiteNoise residenc and exhibition at the Centre for Recent Drawing (C4RD), London, (UK)
2014 Scholarship Award for practice based PhD at the University for the Creative Arts - UCA, (UK)
2014 art:language:location, residency and exhibition at Mill Lane Library in the Land Economy Department of the University of Cambridge.
2014 Redeeming the everyday, masterclass and research project at YARAT Contemporary Art Organization, Baku, Azerbaijan.
2014 ACTS RE-ACTS, Festival of Fine Art and Performance, Wimbledon Space, London (UK)  
2012 Artist in residence in the scientific department for conservation and restoration La Venaria Reale, University of Turin, IT.
2012 Winner W.ART 2012 - AWARD FOR ART - Photography and Media Section, Florence, IT.
2012 Associate Membership Royal British Society of Sculptors, London, UK
2011 Tino Seghal, selected workshop, Tate Modern, London, UK.
2009
Short-listed for Turin Photo Festival 2009 , Turin, ITy.
2008
Residency at Assembly , St Just, Cornwall, artists led space set up by Abigail Reynolds and Andy Harper.
2007-2008
Artist in Residence at University Campus Suffolk, AA2A programme.
2007-2008
Artquest Forum, peers critique group with FT07 artists, funded by University of the Arts London.
2006-2007
Scholarship Award for Art and Design, Institute of Education , London.
2006-2007
Artist in Residence on The Florence Trust Studio Award Scheme, London.
2003
Short-listed for the Wandle river cycling path, Public Art project with Chelsea College of Art, Sustran Charity. London.
   
Publications  
   
   
2017 upcoming - The temporality of drawing in WhiteNoise
in Drawing Conversations, Cambridge Scholars Publishers
2016 upcoming - WhiteNoise, published by Marmalade Visual Theory, distributed by Central Books, text by Joe Graham out in Summer 2016 (UK)
2016 Drawing/Drawn Conversations, digital publication, Coventry University
2015 WhiteNoise review on Drawing Research Theory and Practice Intellect Journal, Ulster University, (UK)
2012 Catalogue W.ART 2012
2012 Ortographie, Provini d’autore, Exhibition Catalogue.
2010
W.A.V.E. 2010, Borders and Edges, Exhibition Catalogue.
2007
Florence Trust, 2007 , Catalogue. Texts by Kathy Battista.
2006
Gutter Dreams, MA Fine Art 2005, Chelsea College of Art, texts by Lisa Le Feuvre, John Cussans and Shelagh Cluett.
   
Artist Talks  
   
2016 Yale University Radio interview, USA
2016 Immateriality: Possibilities and Experiences, UCA - Canterbury, UK
2015 School of Film and Media Research Forum, UCA Farnham
2012 Accademia di Belle Arti, Turin, IT.
2010
Stone Squid, Experimental Art Space, Hastings
2008
University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich, Suffolk
2007
The Florence Trust, London
2006
Wimbledon College of Art, London
   
Teaching
   
2012-ongoing Visiting Practitioner on the BA Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London. (UK)
2011-ongoing CCW Progression Centre, Foundation in Art & Design, University of the Arts London.
2007- 2011 Associate Lecturer for Sculpture and Drawing at Camberwell College of Art, Foundation Studies, University of the Arts London.
2013 -2015 Lecturer in Fine Art at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA),
teaching on the International Pathway Programmes
Graduate Diploma: Art & Design and Foundation in Art & Design.
2007- 2015 Associate Lecturer at The University of The Arts London, Summer Schools. (UK)
2012- 2013 DIAL Coordinator (Digital Integration into Arts Learning) at University of The Arts London. (UK)
2011- 2012
Visiting Lecturer on BTEC Level 3 Photography at Kingston College, School of Art & Design. (UK)
2010-2011
Digital Media Teachnician at Wimbledon Colle of Art & Design, Foundation Studies, University of the Arts London.
2009 -2012
Working Men's College, Visiting Tutor in Historical and Critical Studies, FdA Professional Practice in Art & Design.
2008
Research symposium at UCS, Ipswich, AA2A programme.
2008
Artists' open lecture series and Mentoring for Fine Art at University Campus Suffolk, Ipswich (Undergraduate); AA2A residency programme.
2007-2008
Visiting Lecturer for Foundation Studies, Art & Design Diploma, at Hammersmith & West London College, London
2007
Associate Lecturer for Fine Arts at Wimbledon College of Art, School of Foundation, University of the Arts London; IoE Art and Design teacher training.
2006
Art Teacher at The Phoenix High School, Secondary School, London, IoE Art and Design teacher training.
2001-2003
Lecturer at Hammersmith and Fulham Borough.London.
1988-2001
Organisation and running of Art, Dance and Theatre workshops for Primary, Secondary Schools and Further Education. Italy and UK.
   
Selected Performances
   
2001
Performed with the company Fragments and Monuments, in Di Midsummer Night Party, directed by Anna Birch. For the Clissold Festival at Clissold House, Stoke Newington, London.
1993-1995
Performed in Grigio Respiro with the contemporary Dance company Fuori Scena. Turin, Italy.
1992
Performed in Scintille, with Anna Redi. Bologna, Italy.
1988-1992
Performed for the artist Vector Pisani, texts by Mimma Bruno. Rome, Italy.
1985-1990
Performed in Visual theatre and Dance companies:
Le desir pris per la queue inspired by P. Picasso with the company Falso Movimento, directed by Mario Martone. Winner of Youth Section, Venice Biennale, 1992, Naples, Italy.
Wuthering heights by Emily Bronte with the company Il Teatro, directed by Laura Angiulli, Naples, Italy.
Circus by L. Angiulli with the company Il Teatro. Naples, Italy.
Zar Saltan
by Rimskij Korsakov, production directed by Luca Ronconi. Teatro Valli, Reggio Emilia. Italy.
Belle Epoque by V. Castagneto. (Radio programme, RAI) Italy.
 
Selected Workshops
   
1994-1995
Theatre du Soleil directed by Ariane Mouchkine, France.
1993
Claudio Morganti, (experimental theatre), Italy.
1993
Leo De Berardinis, (experimental theatre), Italy.
1992
Pina Baush, (contemporary dance), Germany.
1992
Giorgio Barberio Corsetti Company, (visual theatre), Italy.
1991
Sosta Palmizi (dance company) with Raffaella Giordano and Roberto Castello, (Carolyn Carlson and Merce Cunningham training), Italy.
   
Education
   
2006-2007
Postgraduate Certificate in Art and Design, (PGCE - Secondary and Higher Education); Institute of Education, University of London, UK.
2005
Master of Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK.
2004
Bachelor of Fine Art, Sculpture, Chelsea College of Art and Design, University of the Arts London, UK.
1999
Foundation of Art and Design, BTEC, London, UK.
1997
Proficiency in English; UCLES, London, UK.
1990-1994
Dance training, Mark De Beuys, from Opera`de Paris. Turin, Italy.
1982-1985
Drama School, Studio Fersen; Rome, Italy.
1975-1982
Dance Academies: Loredana Furno and Susanna Egri. Turin, Italy.
 
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