Born in Milan on October 5, 1937, Grazia Varisco attended the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in the second half of the fifties, where she studied painting with Achille Funi as a teacher. In 1960 she approached the arte programmata movement and was among the leaders of the Gruppo T, together with Giovanni Anceschi, Davide Boriani, Gianni Colombo and Gabriele De Vecchi. Within the group, she participates at various exhibitions, including those of the international movement Nouvelle Tendance. Following these path the researches of Grazia Varisco continued with great consistency, even after the dissolution of the group, until today. The artist always works to fully investigate the possibilities of perception that a work of art can offer, often entering directly in dialogue with the surrounding space and always leaving an active role to the viewer, which certainly never remains at the level of contemplation. In this direction goes also the teaching activitiy of Varisco, who has been professor of Theory of Perception at the Brera Academy from 1981 to 2007. Since 1960, the exhibitions of the artist are also frequent: she has been present at major festivals in Italy and abroad, from the Venice Biennale, and also the protagonist of many personal shows since the mid-sixties.
Arciteatro is a simple and clear project – although very well articulated - that Varisco prepared when she was invited to participate in the competition organized by the Municipality of Milan for the construction of a sculpture intended to be located…
- Grazia Varisco