Ornella Orlandini


Mixed media on plaster
42 x 30 x 1,5 cm


30×25 cm



As Far As The Eye Can See #1

Mixed media on plaster
64 x 48 x 2 cm



Mixed media on plaster
40 x 50 x 3,5 cm



Ornella Orlandini is born 1980 in Turin, Italy and she lives and works in Berlin.


Berlin (DE) – Kunst am Spreeknie Art Festival. Zentralstation – Memorabilia #1
Berlin (De) – Funkhaus – Open Studios

Berlin (DE) (2nd June 2015 – 9th January 2017) – Museum Europäischer Kulturen (MEK) -Erfüllbare
Träume? Italienerinnen in Berlin. Sogni realizzabili? Italiane a Berlino curated by Rete Donne and MEK
/‘RÜBER FRAUEN. Segni di una recente emigrazione femminile a Berlino, made in collaboration with Elena Giampaoli / collective
Turin (IT) – Bookstock Village / Turin Book Fair – Ti mando una cartolina
Berlin (DE) – HO Berlin – Peripher / Lifeshape / collective

Berlin (DE) – Joachim Rongs Galerie fuer Moderne Kunst / duo Rimondi&Orlandini
Savignano sul Rubicone (IT) – SI Fest / Adriatic Project coast to coast / collective
London (GB) – Lisa Norris Gallery / Worder Women / collective with the project What Remains by
Turin (IT) – Bookstock Village / Turin Book Fair – In Bianco e Nero

London (GB) – Lisa Norris Gallery / collective with the project Simulacrum of reality – Portrait of Katharina by Rimondi&Orlandini
Berlin (DE) – Temporary Gallery Laika / 48Stunden Neukolln – Wasser Project
Turin (IT) – Bookstock Village / Turin Book Fair – #tag

Turin (IT)– OGR The Photography interprets Italia150 /collective, with personal project Here Innovation
Turin (IT) – Bookstock Village / Turin Book Fair – SMS in bottiglia

Turin(IT) –Artissima The Photography interprets Italia 150 / collective, with personal project Here Innovation
Turin (IT) – Museo della Resistenza – Turin Heart / collective with personal project New Families

Savignano sul Rubicone, Rimini (IT) – SI Fest Project Moleskine / collective with personal project Orizzonte

Turin (IT) – Gam (Galleria di arte Moderna) Torino, città in trasformazione / collective


My search as an artist is concerned with themes of identity, of people, of objects and space. In their reciprocal relationship and the resulting processes of change, I find the content of my works. I studied Pedagogy and Anthropology and I have worked as a photographer for many years. My constant question is “What is identity?”
It concerns your past, your family, your culture, the place you live. What is the role of memory? How much does memory influence our present actions and attitude, how much do remembrances distort the reality? How to deal with them? Currently, I‘m focused on the incessant transition process of identity, through fragility and empowerment, as a constant conflict between order and chaos. Plaster, dust, soil, ash, lead and other remains are what I‘m using to create original surfaces, on which I transfer and I integrate my photographs. The accidental side of the process is symbolic and at the same time an integral part of the artworks.

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