Born in Rome in 1974, she graduated in 2001 in Stage Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and in 2002 in Photography at the E. Rolli regional school. She lived in London for 10 years where she graduated Master in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2009.
Chiara Mu works mainly in the context of site-specific and/or situation-specific interventions, using installations, performances and video as main medium. She defines herself a ‘time-based artist’ who inhabits spaces and topics, creating relational strategies between the place, the objects and the body’s presence, both hers and of the viewers. Her goal is to define intimately – and sometimes provocatively – the quality of the time that viewers spend in perceiving the work, questioning the very essence of the spectatorship’s role.
She has collaborated over the years with different nonprofit English and Italian organizations such as “Cambridge Artworks Gallery” in Cambridge (UK), “Five Years Gallery” and Yinka Shonibare “Guest Space Projects” in London and “Condotto C” in Rome. She also collaborated with the “Edieuropa-Qui Arte Contemporanea” Gallery in Rome and “CIAC” Museum of Contemporary Art in Genazzano (Rome). She produced site-specific performances for Venice Council, Milan Council and she was resident artist in China (Yunnan Studio 493) in 2011, exhibiting her work both in Beijing and Kunming. She is currently running the “Installations & Performance. A Site-Specific practice” workshop at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna; she also lectured on her work and on the history of Performance and Installation Art – both in Italian and in English language- for several Universities and Academies such as Royal College in London, Yunnan Art University in China, John Cabot University in Rome, RUFA Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and the University of Milan Bicocca in Milan.
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