Born 1985 in Venice, Italy.
Lives and works in Paris, France.

Painting with watercolour and acrylic, and in Payne’s grey only, Giulia Andreani conjures forgotten histories, buried narratives and invisibilised people. As a “memory worker”, she composes her pictures from various sources – archival documents, vintage photographs and screen grabs of auteur films – to craft possible new ways of reading history. At Lugdunum, she shows a set of pictures that echo the museum’s archaeological collections. This new work, entitled Genitæ Manæ in reference to pre-Roman Italian myths involving the “Gena Manita”, responds to Primilla’s epitaph, one of the few non-allegorical, individual, sculpted portraits of a woman produced during Antiquity evokes female effigies with power that is both protective and threatening, like so many obscure goddesses called-in during childbirth in Antiquity.

Also on view at the Fagor factories and in The many lives and deaths of Louise Brunet at the macLYON.

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