Researcher in literature and visual arts, Giuliana Prucca founded in 2012 the independent publishing house Avarie in Paris, specializing in art books that explore, with a transversal approach, the relationship between writing and image.
Since her first publications, Position(s) by photographer Antoine d’Agata and I do not want to disappear silently into the night by collagiste Katrien de Blauwer, she aims at deepening the concept of emptiness and its visibility, showing the artistic process as a form of body’s resistance and as a trace of disappearance.
Author of the essay Antonin Artaud. Evocations picturales plastiques et dans les années écrits des Vingt, she edited and translated books on Artaud and d’Agata, writings by Yves Klein and the catalogue Gina Pane.
Professor of image analysis and butoh performer, she writes for magazines about photography and contemporary art (The Eyes and Nafas) and she collaborated with multimedia festival Exit in Créteil and with ICS Tre and Sicilia Queer Festival in Palermo for the event Visioni e percorsi in Antoine d’Agata.
She curated the exhibitions: I do not want to disappear / silently into the night adapted from the book with Katrien de Blauwer for the festival Fotoleggendo 2015, organized by Officine Fotografiche in collaboration with Lina Pallotta, and Noctiluca for the gallery NOPX which aimed at establishing a dialogue between the artists published by Avarie and was included in the framework of The Others Fair 2015 at the former prisons Le Nuove during Artissima, the international contemporary art fair in Turin.
She held presentations and projections at the Museo d’Arte in Lugano, the Triennale di Milano, the festivals Obiettivo Donna, Fotoleggendo and Visioni fuori Raccodo in Rome, the bookshops and art spaces Monte-en-l’air in Paris, Amantes and Spazio B in Turin, Officine Fotografiche in Rome. She took part in several art or photo book festivals and independent publishing fairs, such as Paris Photo, Les Rencontres d’Arles, Unseen Amsterdam, Wiels Art Book Fair in Brussels, MIA in Milan, Lisbon’s Photobook Fair, Bitume FotoFest in Lecce, Volumes Independent Art Publishing Fair in Zurich.
Avarie’s publications were exhibited at PhotoIreland/The Library Project, Zine of the Zone, Athens Photo Festival, Archipelago London, Umbria World Fest, Photobookshow in Kiev, The Smell of Dust in Arles, whereas I do not want to disappear / silently into the night by Katrien de Blauwer was shortlisted for the Author Book Award at the festival Les Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.
She lives and does research between Paris and Berlin.