Claudia Petraroli

(Teramo, IT, 1987) is a Milan-based visual artist. She holds a BA in Art History from La Sapienza University of Rome and an MA in Photography from Brera Fine Arts Academy, Milan. Her multilayered approach crosses photography manipulation, ceramic, installation, painting, video and curating.

Petraroli’s job as a photo retoucher in the fashion industry reverberates into her artistic practice, which focuses on the collective behaviour of consumer society, the persistence and evolutions of social rituals, and the processes of subjectivity production and identity.

Stemming from her personal experience as a woman and precarious worker, she aims to observe social issues as well as the psychological and emotional aspects involved with Late Capitalism.

Her work explores the metaphysical sphere inhabiting commodities and its impact on the collective mental sphere. She examines how the immaterial side of industrial objects is constantly constructed and mediated by a solid process of staging and post-production, conveyed towards a pervasive digital experience.

1- Santuario, 30 pieces of glazed ceramics, wood and framed photography, installation view, Viafarini, Milan (2020)
2- Santuario, detail, glazed ceramic, 20 x 10 x 5 cm
3- La Pregunta de sus ojos, digital printing on fabric, 140 x 165 cm each. Installation view, Fotopub Festival, Ljubjana, SLO (2017)
4- Paesaggio #2, from the series La Pregunta de sus ojos, MPJ 3D printing, 13 x 10 x 3 cm (2017)
5- La femminilità è una secrezione delle ovaie o sta congelata sullo sfondo di un cielo platonico?, Framed giclée printing, 35 x 25 cm (2020)
6- Processione, installation view at the beach, glazed ceramic, 20 x 10 x 5 cm (2021)