Born in Mantova, Italy, 1958. Lives and works in Milan.
Ever since Chiara started in the early 1990s, her research has followed two main directions, both relating to a single way of confronting what is real: identifying the presence and significance of abnormalities or variants in the world and its forms, those “thresholds” that allow the mind to pass from the human dimension to an almost metaphysical one. To achieve this she uses seemingly eclectic materials that range from light to glass, to mirrors, ceramics, fusions and textiles, to video and photography. Chiara Dynys has had numerous solo as well as group exhibitions in many important museums and cultural spaces, both public and private, throughout Italy and worldwide. Recent solo exhibitions include: Archivio Centrale di Stato, Rome (2010); ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe (2012); Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan (2013); Galerie Hollenbach, Stuttgart (2014); Museo Carlo Bilotti, Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Rome (2015); 7th Biennale of Moscow, Arkhangelskoye Museum, Moscow (2017). During the past decade her work has been presented in several important exhibitions, such as “Percorsi riscoperti dell’arte italiana” at MART Museum in Rovereto (2011); “La scultura italiana del XXI secolo” at Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milan (2011); “Tecnica mista”, Museo del Novecento in Milan (2012); “Noi e il Masi. Donazione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati”, MASI, Lugan (2018).
Photo by and image courtesy of the Studio Chiara Dynys.