Federica Cogo

The video represents the struggle of two oxen in a race. Animals are numbered and supported by fans. The fight is so public and documented by spectators and photographers. The work shows the animals as objects of fun and it does show the movement of their bodies accompanied by piano music and their supporters. The artist has chosen in this video do not use the original sound of the video, to season it with a romantic tone to the rhythm of the movements of the animals. In fact, the music was composed by a pianist who played without hearing the music and simply watch the movement of the horse.

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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