Federica Cogo

In this video, the artist chooses to analyze the relationship between man and animal, through the filter of the culinary culture of man. The work is in fact a method of cooking fish Chinese Ying Yang. The fish is fried for half body, while the head is kept alive through a cloth soaked in water. When it’s served on the plate, the animal is still alive and in agony.

Federica Cogo (b.1985) graduated in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Verona, where she had her first solo exhibition Ethic of the meat exploring gender and sexuality. In 2011, having participated in numerous group exhibitions, she began working with the gallery PHNEUTRO in Verona. The following year, she won the Second Prize at Premio Celeste, with her video Untitled#1, which was also shown as part of the Play Time exhibition in Beijing, curated by Cecilia Freschini. In 2013, the artist won the Special Prize Art Residence in Beijing, and was selected by JCE to represent her country at the Biennal of Contemporary Art, celebrating emerging artistic talent. In 2014 she has been chosen as a finalist in the contest Young Photography Italian, with the work Stars and Stripes. She currently works with the gallery The Format Gallery and lives in Verona.


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