(1993, Antwerp, Belgium)
Florinda Ciucio is an artist working with film, video and installation working between Brussels and Paris. In 2018, she graduated from LUCA School of Arts in Brussels with a Master‚s degree in Audiovisual Arts. Since then, her work travels between the exhibition space and cinema.
In 2021 she was selected as one of 10 laureates for promising emerging visual artists in Belgium through the national ArtContest competition. The same year she was selected for a development lab of the Flemish Audiovisual Fund, for experimenting with children's documentary film, afterwards being one of 5 recipients of the production grant.
In 2022 she was selected for an artist residency at Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris, supported by the Department of Culture of Flanders. In 2023 she was the recipient of the VOCATIO award for young artists and researchers in Belgium in the category ’performing arts’ as a film director and audiovisual artist, sponsored by the Ministery of Foreign Affairs of Belgium.
While being formally trained in cinema, she‚s slowly has been more evolving into a visual arts practice with video and installation work. Her werk has been shown in Beursschouwburg Brussels, Z33 Centre for contemporary art, IDFA Film festival, Dokleipzig film festival, National museum of contemporary art of Estonia, Italian Cultural Insitute of Amsterdam, Centro Luigi di Sarro in Rome, a.o.
In both her films and installations, She often centers the element of time and contemplation, working with concepts as cycles, rhythm, repetition and routines. She aims to create an immersive, sensorial and meditative space with image and sound, a place submerging you into your own subconsciousness, with a strong focus on landscapes and the framing of nature.
Working with the audiovisual medium finds its origin in her growing up with many languages and different cultural references, with a Belgian mother and an Argentinian father, discovering the universal language of image. Nowadays, working with moving image is becoming increasingly relevant as it is often the tool we use to communicate. It becomes a necessity to invest in the questioning of this medium, as it has a severe influence on our everyday life. Florinda‚s artistic practice explores this in different ways: the sensorial and immersive qualities of the audiovisual apparatus, as well as the narrative aspect and its diversity of interpretation and narrative symbolism.
2017- 2018 Master‚s degree in Audiovisual Arts, LUCA School of Arts Brussels
2014-2017 Bachelor‚s degree in Audiovisual Arts, LUCA School of Arts Brussels
VOCATIO AWARD laureate 2023
ENSORS Part of nomination ’Best Docuseries‚ 2023
ARTCONTEST Laureate of 2021
VLAAMS AUDIOVISUEEL FONDS Production Grant 2021
BREEDBEELD Grant for audiovisual project development 2020
SABAM Grant for audiovisual development 2018
OFFICINA STAMPERIA DEL NOTTAIO Artist in Residence 2023
CENTRO LUIGI DI SARRO Artist in residence 2022
CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS PARIS 2022 Granted residency by the Department of Culture of Belgium
HET BOS Art residency 2021
VLAAMS AUDIOVISUEEL FONDS Ket&Doc Development Lab 2020-2021
UNITED NATIONS Flanders trainee program at the Audiovisual Department of UN in Madrid 2019
2023 Beholder Film festival
2023 Cut to Gent Film Festival
2023 Group exhibition at Pôle Culturel et Scientifique de Rochebelle sur Alès, France
2023 Film Fest Dresden
2023 Olympia film festival
2023 Go Short film festival, Nijmegen
2023 Contemporary Art Fair Ruhr, Zolverrein
2022 IDFA film festival, Amsterdam
2022 Group exhibition at Instituto di Cultura de Italia, Amsterdam
2022 Group exhibition at Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome
2022 Cinekid film festival, Amsterdam
2022 DOKleipzig film festival, Leipzig
2022 Group exhibition at Edward Lear gallery, Albania
2022 Group exhibition at Consulate General de Italia, Valona, Albania
2022 Open studio exhibition ’let‚s all slow down time together‚ at Cité internationale des Arts, Paris
2022 Open studio exhibition at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2022 Group exhibition ’Blue Rain‚ at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2022 Docville documentary festival, Leuven
2022 JEF Film Festival, Antwerp
2021 Screening at Beursschouwburg Brussels
2021 Group exhibition ’Artcontest 2021‚, Vanderborght Espace Brussels
2021 Group Exhibition ’Vruchtbare Grond‚ at Het Bos, Antwerp
2021 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
2020 Group exhibition ’Inside out‚ by Breedbeeld, Bosland
2018 Group exhibition ’seasonalneighbours‚ by Z33 centre of contemporary art, Hasselt.
2018 Masters LUCA at Beursschouwburg, Brussels
2018 London international documentary festival
2018 World film festival, Maalm
2018 Szczecin European film festival
2018 Trento film festival
2018 International documentary festival, Ierapetra
2018 Roma Cinema Doc
2018 Caminhos film festival, Coimbra
2018 National Museum of Contemporary Art, Estonia
2017 VISITE film program, Het Bos art centre
2017 CEME doc film festival, Madrid
2017 Back_up Media and Arts Festival, Weimar
2017 Dokumentart, Brandenburg
2016 CEME doc film festival, Mexico City
2022 Panel speaker at 'Shifting the gaze - webinar' by Kids Kino Industry co-production forum in cooperation with WANDA — Belgian collective of female film creatives & youth film organization JEF.
2019 Womancinemakers magazine feature with a 15 pages spread in the 2019 issue of the biannual magazine womencinemakers, as one of 10 directors to talk about ’14:26 CEST‚ and the importance of female presence in cinema.