Giulia Cacciuttolo (born in 1991) is an artist based in London, originally from Rome. She works across sculpture, installation and photography, between theoretical and practical research. Her practice is focused on investigating memory and, more specifically, on contemporary archives and archival forms and how we relate to them in order to hand down our histories to the next generations. She is interested in understanding the dynamics and tensions between individuals, communities and the relationship with their past, in particular with the people in charge of the selection of what will be ‘officially’ remembered.
How many histories have been discarded from this selection and then forgotten? Are we condemned to analyse and present the past from just a single point of view? Is there a more ‘sustainable’ way of relating to the past? Have we ever really taken the time to question what – or whose – version of the past we carry with us?
Her theoretical research has always been accompanied by a strong technical and visual practice interested in exploring the role of images and sculpture around these themes. Having analogue photography as a thread that runs beneath her whole practice and through the use of different printing techniques on various supports – latex, silk and wax among others – and different casting techniques with jesmonite and plaster, she investigated the physical relationship between memory, space and landscape.