Laura Federici lives and works in Rome. However, she traveled often to Syria, where she participated in exhibitions and workshops held in Damascus and Aleppo. In 1999 she created 12 animated sequences for the film "Un Amore" by Gianluca Tavarelli, which won the Nice- New York-San Francisco Film Festival. She has exhibited widely internationally, and recently, at the Macro Museum of Rome and in Vietnam with her new project, "Mekong's Diary".
Laura Federici's, body of work debates the reality of urban lives and the relations which connect us to the environment showing how space affects our memories, creating a new language of forms and colours. Federici's blissful canvases draw the viewer in whether they depict the elevated highway running through Rome or the courtyards of the mosques in Damascus, effectively gripping our minds.Objects shown in detail or close-ups become anchors to hold on to, lest we get caught in contemporary ‘mobility’ and fall ill with disorientation. They are rafts to get on to, when the fluidity of things make us all strangers, with no space to occupy.” – (from the article by art critic Arianna di Genova). Suddenly we are transformed and immersed in sunny seasides, the eternal beauty of Rome or exotic landscapes.
My work is about time. A work about the repetition of the moment, about the creation of a new history. It is not a picture that I paint, it is a frame, a lightning of time