valeria caflisch
Valeria Caflisch
is a visual artist, born in Catania, Italy, who has been working in the United States these last few years. She recently moved to Switzerland, where she works as teaching artist in museums, while exhibiting her social critical art. Her goal is to work on the visual sensitivity of a public and to fill the gap between artwork and public, by the means of attraction/repulsion and critical engagement.
Statement March 2012
I believe that art can serve to help us understand better who we are or how we operate in the world.
My work is primarily representational with a focus on what is not directly visible, what is aluded. On the other hand physicality of the medium is primary to my work, I translate my ideas into drawings, paintings or objects. I associate these with contrasting images and objects from memory and imagination. I like to play with visual expectations and to create controversy or bizarre associations. Intimacy, bizarre, ludic and irony are essential tools in my working process; they serve as a communicative function of sharpening or highlighting certain discordant features of reality.
Exhibitions
2014
-Musée du Papier Peint de Mézière *Vis-à-vis Visarte" (Jan-May)

2013
- December become member of VISARTE Switzerland
- May31-June22 Groupshow EYE OF THE BEHOLDER,Annapolis, MD,Circle Gallery,Reception: June 9, 3-6pm.Juror:A.R.Bitterbaum
- April 6th-7th Group Exhibition, Duke Ellington School for the Arts, Washington DC
- January 23nd-February1st Group Exhibition at Gallery102@ GW University, Washington DC


2012
- December 6th-13th 2012 Group Exhibition at CorcoranCollegeofArt and Design, White Hall, Washington DC
- September 7th-28th 2012 Personal Show at Hillyer's Nin9 Gallery, Washington DC
- July 25th-2nd August 2012 Juried Group Exhibition @ Gallery 31 Corcoran CollegeofArtandDesign, Washington DC
- May 20th 2012 Juried Show "Soul of Italy" Festival in R. Reagan Convention Center, Washington DC
- May 18-June 23 2012 Exhibition at Artomatic@ Cristal City, Virginia
- April -May 2012 Group Exhibition at Batista Fine Art Size Doesn't Matter!, Washington DC


2011
- Dec 2011 Group Exhibition at CorcoranCollegeofArtandDesign, White Hall, Washington DC
- Sept 2011 Group Exhibition at Scrap DC, Green House for 9/11, Washington DC
- Jan 2011 Group Exhibition at Stanford-Bing Gallery, Washington DC
Workexperience
2013- Teaching Artist @ Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Fribourg, CH
2009-13 CE @ Corcoran College of Art and Design
2009-13 Teaching Artist @ Kreeger Museum, Washington DC
2005-09 Teaching Artist @ Musee d'Art et d'Histoire, Fribourg, CH
2002-05 Lived in Berlin
1999-02 Teaching Artist @ Indonesian National Museum, Jakarta, ID
1995-99 Teaching Artist @ Kunstmuseum Bern CH
1994-95 CE in Wallpainting Conservation, Atelier ACR, Fribourg, CH
1990-94 Sculpture Degree from the Fine Art Accademy, Catania, Italy