Yuri Pirondi is a filmmaker and visual artist who lives and works between London and Bologna. His work has been shown in several galleries including Gulag State Musem (Moscow), Mother Studios (Hackney Wick), Biagiotti Gallery (Florence) and Espacio Islandia (Madrid), the Barbican Centre, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Victoria & Albert Museum (London).
His work reflects on the relationship between visual art and the cinematic experience. His lens-based works explore notions of identity, form, and boundaries in society, treading the boundaries between what is perceived as ‘fake’ or ‘real’. His practice follows a multi-disciplinary and transversal artistic direction, and engages in prolific collaborations with composers, writers, performers, experimental theatre and dance practitioners. In 2011 Yuri founded MAGMA, a London based cross-media art collective.
Something Human project: From East to the Barbican