Rosa Aiello

Rosa Aiello’s work draws from cinema, literature, popular psychology, and online databases to form her visual, sound and imaginary repertoire. She builds narratives by exploring the fundamental ambiguities—both comforting and oppressive—of social and familial structures. Conditioned rituals apply to domestic and emotional cycles and habits, as well as to the performance of work and maintenance; meanwhile they intersect with the rhythms of nature, the repetition of seasons, the succession of days. Devices such as the alphabet, chronologies, syntaxes, and refrains overlap with highly personal content, to reveal the intimate, arbitrary, and perverse mechanisms at play in these structures.