Zeitgenössische Kunst und Design

Liana Zanfrisco | DIFFICOLTÀ INIZIALI | 2012-2013

Exhibition from the 9th of november 2012 to the 19th of january 2013

Once a year, the gallery Kissthedesign focuses on international artists, whose work, exhibited internationally, is still less known in Switzerland.

Liana Zanfrisco (*1963, Italy) understands drawing in serie, as a daily creative process. Like an archivist, she collects and classifies fragments that she produces in different media (drawing, collage, photography and video).

The questions of gender underpin the productions of the italian artist, postgraduated at the Academy of Media Art in Cologne by Valie Export and Jürgen Klauke. The environment that she reconstructs is sexually connotated, the domestic home is omnipresent as a female space and the relationship to personal belongings is showing very close.

Liana Zanfrisco’s work is expressed quirky in the narrative extracts that she draws and recomposes with gaps in the serie. The showcased bodies and pattern, randomly, are communicating, duplicating or are independant, like a vocabulary always reinvented, as a subjective memory.


Liana Zanfrisco, *1963 in  Civitavecchia Italy, lives and works in Roma. Graduated from the fine arts school Roma (1986) and Master degree from the Kunsthochschule für Medien de Cologne (2004).

Her work has been exhibiez internationally amon others Palazzo Ducale, Genova (I), Musée des Beaux-Arts, Verviers (B), Artfinder, Hamburg (D), MAMAC Musée d’Art Moderne, Liège (B), Galleria Rajatil, Tampere, Finlande, Art Cologne (D), Le Chalet de haute nuit, Bruxelles (B), Museum Asbach, Rotthalmünster (D), Kunstfilmbiennale au Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Cologne (D), Photon Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovénie, etc. She also participated to the Anonyme Zeichner project in different art spaces in Berlin, and in 2012 to the publication of a monography at the editions derrière la salle de bains, Rouens (F)