Giulia Cairone’s work circulates around femininity, touch and emotions. The key driving force is the tension between disgust and beauty, fantasy and reality. Soft, perishable materials such as sugar, wax and perfume are combined with cosmetic latex and kiss stains, in the search for restructuring both the raw and the refined.
The objects linger in between the finished and the unfinished, between beauty and ugliness, cleanliness and impurity; pushing their materials towards new borders.
Giulia inspects what can be perceived as ‘bad taste’ within feminine aesthetics. Portraying excessive emotional reactions – being too sensitive or erratic – all too often related to femininity. The displayed objects are sensual, sexy and desirable, wanting to be wanted. The language used is intentionally overloaded with romantic, albeit harshly presented gestures, aiming for both directness and intimacy with the viewer. Swaying in the air in their semi-transparent existence, there are latex drapes kiss-marked in neon tones of pink, violet, red, cyan and yellow.
Giulia Cairone is an artist based in Stockholm. She is interested in making frank and sensual objects, celebrating femininity.
Master in Fine Art, Konstfack, University of Art, Craft and Design 2016-2018
Bachelor in Fine Art, Konstfack, University of Art, Craft and Design 2012-2015
Higher Photographic Education, HFU Kulturama 2009-2010
Artist in Residency Yamanashi, Japan 2016
Nora Schultz, Terminal + (course), Salzburg Summer Academy, Austria 2015
Stockholm city culture grant for the project ”Exchange Stories”, 2018
Stiftelsen Sigurd och Elsa Goljes Minne, 2017
Stiftelsen Petersenska hemmet, 2017
Ulla Fröberg-Cramér Scholarship Fund, 2016
AAA Stiftelsen, 2016
Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa foundation, 2016
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse, 2016
Gustav och Ida Unmans donationsfond 2015
Ett hjärta, två stegar Melanders Fisk Östermalms Saluhall, Stockholm 2020
Con Affetto, Master degree show, Vita Havet Konstfack, Stockholm 2017
Soft sculptures for beds, Kofu Japan 2016
Mystic Caress, Bachelor degree show, Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm 2015
Lonely Hearts Club, with artist Hannah Clarkson Kungstensgatan 27, Stockholm 2019
Nav, collaboration with artist Marika Markström, curated by Antoine & Amanda Studio Stockholm 2017
Rising Action, show curated by Klimax, Stockholm, 2019
That Summer Feeling, Bångska Våningen, Stockholm, 2019
Experimentet Kludd, Stockholm 2019
Moving out exhibition in my apartment in Bredäng Stockholm, 2019
木漏れ日/Mångata, part of the project exchange stories, Bångska Våningen, Stockholm 2018
Konstfack, Spring exhibition, Stockholm 2018
Mångata / 木漏れ日, part of the project exchange stories, Art Akiba Lab Tokyo, Tokyo 2017
Let go Let us go, Bångska våningen, Stockholm 2017
Crum Heaven, Stockholm 2017
Plan B art festival, Borgarnes Island 2017