Eleonora Agostini, whose work was selected last year for the inaugural Paper Journal Annual, has been chosen as one of this year’s Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019. Her recent series, A Blurry Aftertaste exists at the intersection between photography, performance and sculpture and focuses on the objects, activities and surfaces that belong to the domestic space, portrayed as an absurd and uncanny theatre defined by the creation of structures and the repetition of labour. The house becomes a place where memories can be reconstructed, where intimacy and claustrophobia exist simultaneously, a space to investigate how our familiar domestic existence can be reconsidered and redefined, and a platform where she can translate the gestures of everyday memories into new scenarios performed for the camera.
Eleonora Agostini is an Italian artist based in London and a recent graduate from the Royal College of Art. Agostini’s practice encompasses photography, performance and sculpture and is driven by her interest in the reconsideration and redefinition of the every-day and the unexceptional. Agostini has exhibited in Britain, Italy and the United States. Her recent body of work, A Blurry Aftertaste, has been exhibited as part of Premio Francesco Fabbri 2018, Not The Final Major Project 2018, Beyond The Camera 2018, and Royal College Of Art Degree Show 2018.
On Friday 6 December, Agostini’s work will be shown at the South London Gallery as part of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019, with the exhibition continuing until the 23rd of February 2020.