Residency Period: July 2015
Alice Miceli utilizes formal experimentation, investigative travel, and archival research to chart the visual, physical, and cultural manifestations of trauma inflicted on social and natural landscapes. In photographs, videos, and installations, her projects explore not only their depicted subjects, but the history of their representation in different media formats. Maceli’s projects rely on organizational systems that are intuitively conceived but rigorously designed. Recent projects include 88 from 14,000, which makes use of the photo archive from Cambodia’s infamous S21 Prison, and Chernobyl Project, which documents the exclusion zone around the site of Chernobyl’s nuclear disaster using specially developed photographic processes. Her current research focuses on photographic representations of landscapes, in particular those relating to landline fields.
Miceli was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and studied film at the Ecole Superieure d’Etudes Cinematographiques in Paris. She returned to Brazil to pursue degrees in the History of Art and Architecture at the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and in Studio Practice at the Parque Lage Visual Arts School. Her work has been featured in the Sao Paulo Biennial, the Sydney Film Festival, Max Protech Gallery in New York, Transmediale in Berlin, ZKM Center in Karlsruhe, and Documenta 12 in Kassel, Germany. She is the recipient of several Residency awards, including the MacDowell, Bogliasco, Bemis, Djerassi, and the Dora Maar House. A book of her photographs, Chernobyl Project, is available through Several Pursuits, Berlin.