In her films and performances, Bianca Baldi searches for hidden power structures and the way they have shaped history and society. How were the great stories created and what are possible alternatives to these stories? What exactly does history say and how did this narrative originate? It is not only the form, or the appearance, that is considered here, but also the mechanism that is guiding, though perhaps not directly apparent. She appropriates stories and reshapes them. A strong sense of injustice gives her projects direction. She unerringly dissects institutional injustices that are taken for granted, but on closer inspection are not. In her recent work, she interweaves personal stories and literary figures in an exploration of radical transgressions, camouflage, unspoken grief and survival. Once the narrative has been dissected or deconstructed, it can be reconstructed. She does this by drawing on the history and methods of narrative film, studio photography and the trompe l'oeil effect. She thus uses existing mechanisms that are used to tell a story according to their own laws. Baldi's role in this is that of a surgeon, or perhaps a shaman, since both the ailment and the remedy are stories and the patient is the community.
Bianca Baldi has exhibited at the Biennale Africaine de La Photographie (Bamako Mali), Shanghai Biennale (China), Power Station of Art (Shanghai, CN), Berlin Biennale (Berlin, DE), KW Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin, DE), Videobrasil (Sao Paulo, BR), Extra City Kunsthal, (Antwerp), Kunstverein Frankfurt (DE), Kunstverein Harburger Bahnhof (Hamburg, DE), and others. In the spring of 2021 she has an exhibition in Netwerk Aalst and in the Grazer Kunstverein (Graz, Austria).
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