Fondazione Antonio Ratti

Liliana Moro

Are we really free?

Artists' Research Laboratory (XVIII CSAV)
2–25 July 2012

Living a common experience together signifies sharing a space, a time, but above all dividing with the others one's though and daily actions. Public space is constructed through dialogue and "doing things together". Public space/time is nothing more than thinking about what we do.

"The treasure of the freedom of action is impossible to pass on in a world that does not assign meaning to action in public"
(Hannah Arendt)

Annie Ratti
Andrea Lissoni
Angela Maderna

Invited artist

Liliana Moro (b. 1961, Milan, Italia) lives and works in Milan. She graduated from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, where she studied with Luciano Fabro. In 1989 she founded, together with other artists, the Spazio Autogestito in Via Lazzaro Palazzi in Milan which remained active until 1993. Sound, words, sculptures, objects and performance, compose a world that "stages" a reality which is simultaneously raw and poetic. Her works are reduced to the essential, she creates environmental installation using existent materials and objects of everyday use. A fundamental aspect of Liliana Moro’s work is the public engagement, she encourages the viewer to participate actively in the work by changing their point of view and questioning their certainties.

Liliana Moro has shown in major international group exhibitions including Documenta 9, Kassel (1992); Venice Biennale (1993); Castello di Rivoli, Turin (1994); Quadriennale, Rome (1996/2008); Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1998); PS1, New York (1999); De Appel, Amsterdam (1999), and the Bienal de Valencia (2001). She held several solo shows at Galleria Emi Fontana, Milan; Greta Meert, Brussels; MUHKA, Antwerp, and Fondazione Ambrosetti, Brescia. She has shown her work at the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles (2008), and Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2008), and has participated in important group exhibitions, including Italics, Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2008); Focus on Contemporary Italian Art, Mambo, Bologna (2008); Save Venice, Magazzini del Sale, side event of the 53. Venice Biennale (2009), and Celebration, Institution, Critique, Galleria Civica di Trento (2009); All'Aperto, permanent work, Zegna Foundation, Trivero (2015); Ennesima, Triennale, Milan (2015). He was among the artists of the Italian Pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale.

He teaches at the Carrara Academy in Bergamo and the IUAV in Venice.

Participant artists

Franco Ariaudo
Béatrice Bailet
Filippo Berta
Roberta Busechian
Giulia Cenci
Delphine Chapuis Schmitz
Eleonora Di Marino
Alessandro Di Pietro
Kevin Gallagher
Martino Genchi
Helena Hladilová
Eduardo Navarro
Serena Porrati
Luca Pucci
Carlo Spiga
Cosimo Veneziano
Ninni Wager
Matthew Wilson
Reece York//Ben Rodin


Liliana Moro


6 July–12 September 2012

Corso Aperto

19 July 2012


Liliana Moro


5 July 2012

Toni Negri

Are We Really Free?

10 July 2012

Arto Lindsay

Proud Beggars

12 July 2012


Liliana Moro


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