Giordano Angeletti

Art, Teaching, & Curating

Featured Work

 New Venus Series

Artist’s Statement

I seek to be a researcher, a technician of visual language on one hand and a “straight” photographer on the other.   At times I take photographs to document the world, at other times I create work to elicit the rediscovery of the ordinary. One embodiment of my practice as an artist is that of a documentarian with an agenda, I react to the world around me and try to make sense of it by breaking it up into small morsels within the frame of the viewfinder.  The second persona is that of the tinkerer who is fascinated with incongruence and dysfunction. When tackling these themes, I produce objects and images that puzzle the viewer and offer no immediate resolution to stimulate discussion and discovery. Yet these two souls are are tied together by my desire to see and understand what surrounds me. Learn More

Curatorial Statement

Working as a curator is a multifaceted job. You have different constituencies to answer to (the institution you work for, the artists you collaborate with, and the public you are presenting the art to). These constituencies often have overlapping interests yet often their priorities do not line up as seamlessly. As a curator, serving such different masters means working constantly to balance different interests into an organic and coherent practice. Exhibitions thus produced should challenge the viewer, educate the public, represent what is produced by artists, and create a following that is engaged and willing to support you. Learn More

Exhibition View: Handle With Care – Senior Exhibition

Image by Zaire McPhearson Personal Portfolio Project 

Teaching Philosophy

On the first day of orientation of my foundation year in London, one of the faculty members said to the students “I am here to render myself superfluous,” paused for a moment, and then continued “I am here to teach you how to learn without me.” That has stayed with me ever since, and it has become the bedrock of my teaching philosophy. Their interests, the skills necessary to succeed, and the students themselves evolve continuously after leaving the classroom. There is no way for us to teach them everything they will need to know in their lives. If we aim to just teach them a skill or two they will fail and, by proxy, we will fail too. If we teach them how to learn independently from us they can retool their skills and knowledge for an ever-changing environment and continue succeeding. Learn More

Bio

Giordano Angeletti was born in Rome, Italy and now resides in Columbia, South Carolina. His education and art practice spans four cultures and three continents. He grew up in the historical center of Rome surrounded by Baroque and Renaissance masterpieces which inspired his love of art and art history.  Learn More


Giordano Angeletti è nato a Roma e attualmente risiede a Columbia, nella Carolina del Sud. La sua formazione e la sua attività artistica abbracciano quattro culture e tre continenti. È cresciuto nel centro storico di Roma, circondato da capolavori barocchi e rinascimentali che hanno ispirato il suo amore per l’arte e la storia dell’arte. Continua a leggere

 

 

Giordano Angeletti