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DokfestForum – Rosa Aiello: Hope for the Best

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2023, 6.30 pm – 8 pm

In her films, Rosa Aiello works in a variety of genres – from animation and documentary collage to filmic narration. Taking an experimental approach as her point of departure, she collects material that she finds in her domestic environment, in her relationships or on her habitually used streets. She is interested in the observation of structures, both in social constructs like the family and in the actual constructed world of architecture and urban infrastructure. For the DokfestForum she has put together a selection of her experimental documentary works, which explore forms of human interaction – from attention to control, exchange to fantasy. Her themes include several suburbs in the Canadian province of Alberta, neighbors’ fruit and vegetable crops, a personal voice note, a moment at a wedding, and an intersection in Berlin.

Rosa Aiello (*1987 in Hamilton, Canada, lives and works in Berlin) studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main, Oxford University and McGill University in Montreal. Her works have featured in numerous solo exhibitions and screenings, for instance at Kevin Space in Vienna (2022), Schirn Kunsthalle in Frankfurt am Main (2019), Galerie Drei in Köln (2023) or the Southern Alberta Art Gallery in Lethbridge (2018). Furthermore, she has also participated in group exhibitions and screenings at the Kölnischer Kunstverein (2022), at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan (2017), at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London (2017), at Stadtgalerie Bern (2020), on the High Line in New York (2016) and at the SculptureCenter in New York (2015), among others.

Screening and subsequent artist talk
Host: Julia Schleis (Curator, Fridericianum)
Free Admission
Language: English