SAGG NAPOLI’s work uses narration as a tool to examine a complex socio-political knot: that of the South, its historical traces and geo-political entanglements. Placing the body within a specific time and context, she reflects on notions of productivity, self-control and achievement.
Taking Naples, the city of her birth, as a starting point, the artist narrates the specific history of the city: one of domination, and of struggle, liable to absorb and react to foreign models. Through a practice of critical observation and auto-biographical, intimate immersion, SAGG Napoli’s works (which take the form of video, performance, print and sculptures) piece together fragments of a complex reality. The body – and bodywork – becomes a tool for personal as well as political action.
SAGG Napoli (acronym for Sofia Ginevra Gianni, b.1991, Naples), a graduate of Camberwell College of Arts in London, is an Artist and professional Archer, competing on a National level. She has exhibited widely across Europe with solo exhibitions including: Pride and Prejudice: new practices of dignity, Departament Obecności, Museum of Modern Art Warsaw (2018); Fake Things are Flammable, Polignano a Mare (2018); Si na bugij pi cosc lisc e o smalt ngopp all’ogn (You’re a lie with smooth thighs and painted nails), Jupiter Woods, London (2017). Group exhibitions include: Too Much (Too Little Too Late), SAGG Napoli, Nora Turato, Jeanne Tullen, Adam Christensen, Glasgow International, 2021; Radical Self Love, Sophie Tappeiner, Vienna (2019); All Small Things, Milan (2019); Unbothered and Moisturised, Eaton Workshop, Hong Kong (2019); Blade Runner, Sprint independent publishing fair, Milan (2017).