Tatiana Trouvé

Tatiana Trouvé was born in 1968 in Cosenza, Italy. In the 1990s, she moved to Paris where she still lives. Her work explores the confines between past and future, memory and possibilities, presence and absence, reality and fiction. She is particularly interested in the anonymous, usually forgotten, events, that stud our personal stories and which influence the course of events. For example, Paris, 27.8.94, una sconosciuta, is a work in the form of a title, telling the story of a casual encounter during a journey on the underground. For Trouvé, the artistic process is similar: the viewer is never aware of the mini-events connected to the life of a work of art. Relating to this idea, Trouvé came up with a work conceived specifically for Punta della Dogana: she marked the height of absent works on the walls, making their non-presence tangible in other ways too, so literally giving form to moments of possibility.

Exhibitions dedicated to her work have been held at König Galerie, Berlin (2016), the Lyon Biennale, France (2015), Mamco, Geneva (2014). Her work was shown at Punta della Dogana in the exhibition “In Praise of Doubt” (2011-13).