The desire to intercept the material consistency of time takes concrete form in the search for and collection of its traces, and in making them visible in the writing of calendars or in the red thread links of objects, materials and spaces. Through this process of identification and re-stitching, she rebuilds connections and relationships otherwise lost. From trees to teapots, from cups to photographs, his mark crosses everyday things to materialise time in a perceptible form. As of June 9 2022, following the awakening of her identity, she assumed the stage name of LETIA.
Letizia Cariello (Letia) was born into a family of Neapolitan origin dedicated to sculpture for more than 300 years. Today he lives and works in Milan. He graduated in art history from the University of Milan with Pierluigi De Vecchi and-after working in the film industry-he graduated in painting from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.
Professor of Artistic Anatomy at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan – School of Sculpture, during the Barroso presidency, Letizia Cariello (Letia) was selected by the EU to participate together with 14 other European artists, intellectuals and men of science in the project “a New Narrative for Europe.” Guest Curator of the Milano Design Film Festival with a project on Architecture and Music, won the BNL-BNP Paribas Prize for Photography at MIA. Invited by the ICA Foundation for the Aria Italiana project, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Farnesina Collection, Rome.
Her works belong to numerous public and private collections such as, among others, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC (US); Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina (US); Farnesina Collection – Experimenta, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome; Certosa di San Lorenzo, Padula; Museion / Ar-Ge Kunst, Bolzano; Rocca di Montestaffoli, San Giminiano; Artrust Collection, Lugano (CH); Borromeo Collection, Milan; Hangar 2173/Monte Bianco – Skyway, Courmayeur (AO); BAG – Uni L. Bocconi; Trussardi Foundation; AssabOne Milan and many others.
She exhibits in Italy and abroad; recent exhibitions include Calendario-Nous, 2022, curated by Annette Hofmann, Buldingbox, Milan; Fuso Orario, 2021, curated by Leonardo Regano, Galleria Studio G7, Bologna; Il tuo cielo è verde, 2021, curated by Olga Gambari, Filatoio Rosso, Caraglio. She has participated in group exhibitions promoted by authoritative museum institutions, such as La Triennale di Milano, MART in Rovereto, Kunstverein Ludvigsburg, VIDEO SOUND ART FESTIVAL, Milan, San Moritz Art Master, San Moritz. In 2019 she is among the speakers at TEDx Busto Arsizio. In 2020 she was selected within the Level 0 award of ArtVerona by M9 – Museo del ‘900, Mestre (VE).
The first dissertation on her research, completed by undergraduate Marta Raffa, was discussed in 2022 at the Università Cattolica di Milano, supervisor prof Francesco Tedeschi.
In Italy she is represented by the Massimo Minini gallery in Brescia.