Rossella Biscotti was born in 1978 in Molfetta, Italy. She currently lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.
Rossella Biscotti uses montage as a gesture to reveal individual narratives and their relation to society. In her cross-media practice, cutting across filmmaking, performance and sculpture, she explores and reconstructs obscured moments from recent times, often against the backdrop of state institutions. In the process of composing her personal encounters and oral interrogations into new stories, the site of investigation tends to leave its mark on her sculptures and installations. By examining the relevance of the recovered material from a contemporary perspective, Biscotti sensibly weaves a link to the present.
Biscotti has taken part in major international exhibitions including the 8th Contour Biennale (2017); the 55th Venice Biennale and 13th Istanbul Biennale (2013), documenta13 (2012), and Manifesta 9 (2012).
Her work has been presented in solo exhibitions at Kunsthaus Baselland and Protocinema Istanbul (2018), V-A-C foundation at GULAG History State Mudeum in Moscow (2016-2017),Museion in Bolzano (2015), Haus Lange Haus Esters in Krefeld (D), Wiels in Brussels, Sculpture Center in New York (2014) Secession in Vienna and e-flux in New York (2013) CAC Vilnius (2012).
Her work has been exhibited in group exhibitions at Kunstmuseum StGallen (2018), Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven and the Swiss Institute New York, Portikus (2016), IMMA Dublin (2015), ICA London, Pinchuk Arte Center, Kiev (2014), MAXXI, Rome (2010–11), the Museu Serralves, Porto (2010), Smart Art Project Space (2005), Rotterdam Centre for the Arts (2006).
Biscotti has been the recipient of diverse awards including the Milan Contemporary Art Collectors Association award (2017); Premio della 16e Quadriennale d’Arte di Roma (2016), the Mies van der Rohe Stipendium (2013), Premio Italia, Maxxi Museum in Rome (2010), the Second Prix de Rome in the Netherlands (2009), The City of Geneva Grand Prize at the 12th Biennial of Moving Images (2007) and the Premio NY, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the italian Academy and the Columbia University in New York(2006).