Florinda Ciucio is an artist working with installation, video and film based in Brussels. Born and raised in Belgium with a Belgian mother and Argentinian father, she quickly discovered the unIversal language of image. Her work often revolves around societal issues and the element of time, with concepts based on cycles, rhythm, repetition and routines. There’s a strong focus as well on landscapes and nature as a way to escape the uncertainty of the state of the world, what parallels can we draw to regain some sense and security? In both her films and installations, she tries to create an immersive and meditative space with image and sound, a place open for communal contemplation.
In 2018 she graduated from LUCA School of Arts Brussels with a Master’s degree in Audiovisual Arts, since then her work travels in between the exhibition space and cinema. Often in her installations she works with black surfaces and objects to redefine the immersion of the cinematic experience by abstracting and recreating it in other spaces.
In 2020 she was selected to start develop a short documentary film for the Belgian national children's television channel KETNET, as part of an initiative to involve young authors into the children's film industry. In 2021 she was selected as one of 10 promising artists in Belgium through the ArtContest competition, followed by an exhibition in Vanderborght-complex in Brussels. In 2022 she was selected through the Belgian department of Culture and Arts for a granted artist residency at Cité Internationale des Arts de Paris.
ARP RESIDENCY PROJECT 2022 Centro Arte Contemporano di Luigi Di Sarro, Rome
CITE INTERNATIONALE DES ARTS PARIS Granted artist residency of 2022 by the Department of Culture and Arts of Belgium
ARTCONTEST Selected artist 2021
VLAAMS AUDIOVISUEEL FONDS Production Grant 2021
HET BOS Art residency 2021
VLAAMS AUDIOVISUEEL FONDS Ket&Doc Atelier 2020-2021
BREEDBEELD for audiovisual project development 2020
BREEDBEELD for photographic project development 2020
UN Flanders trainee program 2019
SABAM for culture grant for audiovisual development 2018
2022 IDFA, Amsterdam
2022 Group exhibition 'ARP' in Instituto di Cultura de Italia, Amsterdam
2022 Group exhibition 'ARP' Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome
2022 Group exhibition 'ARP' Edward Lear gallery, Berat, Albania
2022 Group exhibition 'ARP' at Consulate General de Italia, Albania
2022 Open studio exhibition 'let's all slow down time together' at cité internationale des Arts, Paris
2022 Cinekid film festival, Amsterdam
2022 Dokleipzig film festival, Leipzig
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
2022 Broadcast on tv channel KETNET
2022 JEF Film Festival
2021 Screening at Beursschouwburg Brussels
2021 Group exhibition ‘Artcontest 2021’, Vanderborght-complex Brussels
2021 Group Exhibition ‘Vruchtbare Grond’ at Het Bos, Antwerp
2021 Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin
2020 Group exhibition ‘Inside out’ by Breedbeeld
2018 Group exhibition ‘seasonalneighbours’ at Borgloon
in cooperation with Z33 center of contemporary art Hasselt.
2018 Masters LUCA at Beursschouwburg, Brussels
2018 Wijnfavorieten met beelden, Antwerp
2018 London international documentary festival
2018 World film festival
2018 Szczecin European film festival
2018 Trento film festival
2018 International documentary festival Ierapetra
2018 Roma Cinema Doc
2018 Caminhos film festival
2018 ‘14:26 CEST’ screened at the National Museum of Contemporary Art, Estonia
2017 VISITE film program, Het Bos
2017 CEME doc Madrid
2017 Installation of ‘where there is no point’ at Back_up Media and Arts Festival
2017 International student film festival Belgrado
2016 CEME doc Mexico City
MA in Audiovisual Arts, LUCA School of Arts Brussels
BA in Audiovisual Arts, LUCA School of Arts Brussels
-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.
-Interview for the premiere of "GOALS" in Gazet Van Antwerpen.
-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.