Virginia Russolo

Virginia Russolo (1995, Italy) is an Italian artist based in Greece. Virginia Russolo’s practice is led by an interest in the dynamics of ritual, the fetish object and the proximity of play and the sacred. Her work is ordered around a heightened sensitivity to materials, focused both on their physical properties and their symbolic meaning. Animal materials such as bee glue, beeswax and wool grease often simultaneously embody impulses of attraction and repulsion, and the instability of this contradiction is critical to her practice.

Her work has been shown at Mediterranea 19 Young Artist Biennale (Republic of San Marino), t293 gallery (Italy), Fondazione Spinola Banna (Italy), 7th Thessaloniki Biennale (Greece), Modern Art Oxford (UK), Tate Modern (UK), Pitt Rivers Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography (UK). She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Oxford.