BRUNA ESPOSITO | altri venti – ostro

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Exhibitions / Projects | Bruna Esposito: Altri venti - Ostro

solo exhibition

exhibition opening:
thursday october 22th, 2020

exhibition closing:
march 31st, 2021

opening hours:
tuesday to saturday, 4–8pm
or by appointment


STUDIO STEFANIA MISCETTI is proud to present Altri Venti – Ostro by Bruna Esposito. Three years after Allegro non troppo Esposito returns with an installation that is part of a new project yet rooted in her practice’s longstanding engagement with environmental sustainability, which she has explored since the 1980s.

Ostro is the first of several variations on a theme designed to evoke the warm winds of the Mediterranean, such as the libeccio, sirocco and gregale. The installation consists of a gazebo made of natural materials such as bamboo and rope: the welcoming space is warmed by the breeze created by the blades of a solar-powered fan, and also features several ship propellers (a recurring motif in Esposito’s work). Also on display are a number of souvenir hand fans, as well as several examples of low-tech domestic appliances that offer readily available solutions for anyone interested in pursuing a more conscious use of environmentally sustainable energy.

The work is borne out of a synergy of various areas of research, bringing to life the artist’s vision – and increasingly explicit conviction – that what are commonly termed consumer ‘goods’, such as air conditioning units, must be called into question.
The work is presented as a device aiming to reinvigorate the space, imbuing it with new, possible relationships, reflections and meanings.

At a time when the subject of “meeting” is as topical as ever, the artist offers us a space to rest, a break that becomes an encounter. Ostro is a political and poetic exhortation: an invitation to take stock of the impact of our actions and consider the inevitability of other choices, as well as the power of simplicity; it is an ode to ancient, frugal alternatives.

 (…) the air has cooled itself with its own motion for millennia – let us hope that it continues to in the millennia to come.

Bruna Esposito, 2020


A number of works by Bruna Esposito tackle the complex relationship between nature and society, the conscious desire to recycle and save energy, and natural resources. Notable examples include: Two public biotoilets (1987-1988), Aureole (1999), Verso Sud (2000), Organic public toilets (2003) and Venti di rivolta o rivolta dei venti (2009).

Read and download the exhibition’s press release.


BRUNA ESPOSITO was born in Rome in 1960, where she lives and works. In 1979 she graduated from the IV Liceo Artistico in Rome, where she studied with Carmengloria Morales. In 1980 she attended the Faculty of Architecture at La Sapienza University, Rome, and later studied aerial dance in New York with Batya Zamir.

In 1984 she was selected to take part in the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Studio Program. In the late 1980s she moved to West Berlin, where she was awarded two scholarships by IBA Berlin in 1987 and 1988, for the project and feasibility study for Two public biotoilets.

She has worked with artists, poets and musicians including Paola d’Agnese, Federico Fusi, David Hammons, Enzo De Leonibus, Stefano Maria Longobardi, Kristine Lovejoy, Progetto Neola, Annie Ratti, Andries van Rossem, Barbel Rothaar, Stalker-Osservatorio Nomade and Penelope Wehrli.

Her work draws on numerous material and sensorial elements, such as our sense of smell and hearing, and tends to be made using simple materials and techniques. Her practice includes drawing, photography and collage, as well as sculpture, video, installations, live performance, artistic actions and site-specific projects.

For a more complete artist profile, see the artist page.


here below some images from BRUNA ESPOSITO’s altri venti – ostro. 


Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art gallery Rome | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari

Bruna Esposito

altri venti - ostro

exhibition catalogue
CURA., rome 2022

Studio Stefania Miscetti | Contemporary Art gallery Rome | Catalogues | Paolo Canevari


altri venti

exhibition catalogue
multiprint, rome 2020

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