Rossella Biscotti

Departing from social and political history, the work of Rossella Biscotti (b. Molfetta, Italy, 1978) transforms and modifies truth through a variety of mediums: sound, film, sculpture and textile. The artist employs a documentary-styled aesthetic to highlight the impossibility to fully account for a truth told to us and heralds a heterogeneous trans-social theory that asserts multiple realities. Her work questions how objectivity is easily given to historical documents and juridical actions and considers the past as an effective vector of possible change. Biscotti’s work reflects the active role art plays in the construction of contemporary knowledge, while questioning the legitimacy of history and of those by whom it was built.