Natura, femminile plurale • Elena Mazzi & Raffaella Crispino

31.08.2023-23.09.2023, 12:00-20:00

Podroom Gallery, Cultural center of Belgrade, Trg Republike 5/-1
31. 8 – 24. 9. 2023
Opening: 31st August at 19:00


Natura, femminile plurale

Additional programme:
After the opening on 31st August at 20:00
A guided tour through the exhibition with the curator and the artists
Free entrance • In English


The project Natura, femminile plurale by Italian curator Adriana Rispoli examines the social meaning of the relationship between women’s experience and nature through a selection of multimedia works by Elena Mazzi and Rafaela Crispino. Although of different poetics, both artists use art as an instrument of research to suggest alternatives for the post-Anthropocene world. Whether based on intimate experiences or involving community participation, Maci and Crispino’s projects take a unique and gender-aware look at science, new technologies, and anthropology, while at the same time inviting audiences to better understand the challenges both women and nature face in the contemporary moment defined by the climate crisis and the accompanying geopolitical and economic transformations.

The exhibition is realized with the support of Instituto Italiano di Cultura di Belgrado, Commune Reggio Emmilia, Building gallery Milano


Elena Mazzi studied at the University of Siena and IUAV in Venice, after which she trained at the Royal Institute of Art (Konsthogskolan) in Stockholm. Her practice is based on the reinterpretation of cultural and natural heritage with different toponyms, which the artist carries out by interweaving stories, facts, and fantasies of local communities to suggest possible solutions to the conflict between man-nature-culture. So far, Maci has held several solo and participated in several group exhibitions, including large events such as the Istanbul and Mediterranean Biennials. The artist is currently doing doctoral studies at the Villa Arson in Nice.
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Raffaella Crispino is a multimedia artist living in Brussels. Her research moves on the major themes of the historical-political debate of recent decades: migratory phenomena, the legacy of colonialism, and gender issues. Raffaella Crispino participated to Transit3 project, the collaboration between MADRE Museum in Naples and CCA Tel Aviv. Her work is part of the collection of KANAL Centre Pompidou in Brussels. She recently had a solo exhibition at the Tournai Museum of Fine Arts/ EUROPALIA and a monographic exhibition at the MMSU museum in Rijeka, Croatia. Further information at



Adriana Rispoli is an art historian and independent curator who is currently preparing her doctoral thesis in the field of art and sustainability at the University of Salerno. During her twenty years of work, she has collaborated with numerous private, public, Italian, and international institutions by curating solo and group exhibitions, artist residencies, site-specific works, and editorial projects, including the Biennale in Venice, the Madre Museum, and the Fondazione Morra in Naples, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy, Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, CCA in Tel Aviv, etc. She is the curator of the artistic activities of the Quartierre Intelligente, an independent urban space for regeneration in the historic center of Naples.