Autoritratti at The Showroom, London

Laura Leuzzi (Curator), Adam Lockhart (Contributing member), Elaine Shemilt (Artist), Stephen Partridge (Contributing member)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


Autoritratti is a performative screening. It employs different methodological tools, including dialogue, autobiography, cross-genre and fragmented narratives. The approach is inspired by Italian feminist thinker Carla Lonzi and her book Autoritratto [Self-portrait] (1969), which was her farewell to the art world.
Curated by Laura Leuzzi and Giulia Casalini. With the participation of artists Cinzia Cremona, Catherine Elwes, Tina Keane, Maria Teresa Sartori and Elaine Shemilt. Readings by Diana Georgiou.

Ketty La Rocca, Appendice per una supplica, 1972; Anna Valeria Borsari, Autoritratto in una stanza, documentario [Selfportrait in a Room, Documentary], 1977; Catherine Elwes, Postcard, 1986; Elisabetta di Sopra, Dust Grains, 2014; Elaine Shemilt, Doppelgänger, 1979-81; Maria Teresa Sartori, The Drawers, 2013; Federica Marangoni, The Box of Life, 1979; Tina Keane, Clapping Songs, 1979; Cinzia Cremona, Before You Now, 2013.

In collaboration with the AHRC funded project ‘EWVA European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s’ (DJCAD, University of Dundee).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherThe Showroom
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2015


  • Video art
  • Feminism
  • performance


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