Arianna Carossa

Arianna Carossa is a multi-disciplinary artist born in Genoa Italy and currently lives in New York City. She uses her art as a tool to understand the journey of her life and her work.

After graduating from The Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, Italy, Arian- na won the Biennial of Mediterranean Artists award which is part of the Dostojesky Foundation at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia and in London. She then started her art career in the 90s as a painter. Repre- sented by Galleria Studio d’arte Enzo Cannaviello in Milan (one of the most important galleries at the time for painting in Italy).

After a few years, Arianna felt the need to expand from just her painting; that is when she moved her research into 3-D realm. In 2011 Arianna won an Art residency with ISCP in Brooklyn, and this was when she deci- ded to stay.


•In 2011 she had an exhibit in Mi sei mancata fino a ieri- Changing role move art gallery in Naples, Italy
•2012 Doing things going places- Galata Museum of the sea, Genoa, Italy
•2012 Lower Manhattan Council LMCC residency. New York, USA.

•2013 Argo, Nurture Gallery, Brooklyn, USA


In 2014, Arianna wrote the book ‘The aesthetic of my disappearance’ published by Blisterzine . It launched at Moma PS1 and sold out the first edition at Printed Matter. In this book, she recounts hypothetical never realized exhibitions, in accordance with her thinking of an anti-capitalism of the image, the exhibitions was only verbally described without creating images which Involved nine curators from around the world.

She began to combine performance with sculpture and painting. A series of performances on abandonment, combined with mindufullness meditation went on tour in various Italian Museums.

In 2017 Arianna was invited to the bienal international ceramics prize in Faenza with Miic museum.
She had several exhibitions around the world: Documenta 11 Kunstbalkon in Kassel, the MACRO in Rome, the Antinori Foundation, Florence, the Vittoriano in Rome, the Villa Croce Museum in Genoa, the Mining Mu- seum in Mexico City, the Italian Cultural Institute in Mexico, Wolsfonian Museum Miami. In 2020 Arianna won a prize with New York City’s NYFA for her Project entitled Wandering Desire. The project was composed of three exhibitions in different not usually art places in the city whose center is the Plaza Cultural the comunity garden of the east village.

Her interest and search are always aimed at seeking the limit of things where everything is possible. Arianna has worked with international com- panies such as Eataly and Kartell, incorporating their production into her search within herself, as if they were simple work tools.
Arianna started to create interactive works of art. From Eataly in New York, making food sculptures for the guests to eat, with a performance
art show with the Italian design company Kartell in New York using their historic pieces of the objects which no longer were of design, but pieces of art and one’s own work.
This was also presented at the Wolsfonian museum in Miami for Miami art Basel 2019.

Her most recent work lead her to create an exhibition in her hometown
of Genoa, the city where banks are born. It was a synergy between Banca San Paolo, Deloitte and a small anthropology gallery Stupendo, the three exhibitions create a triangle in the city, with a final private auction with her forty pieces, part of the money she destinated to the creation of an award fund for independent artists, called Incanto.
The prize will go to an artist who has demonstrated that they are following their own path independent of the gallery system.