Yara Piras
Artist / Photographer

Yara Piras is a visual artist who develops her research around the concept of image closely linked to film / photographic material exploring range of possibilities and the limits of projection as an artistic medium.

Particularly attracted to a more intimate cinematic experience, the artist suggests the viewer to approach the image – fixed or moving – to interact with the narrative. The works find their dimension in an installation / sculptural context that dialogues with space and time.

Yara Piras works both with personal archival films and with new original shots that reflect on physical gesture and performative action. The material used is mostly transparent, solid and in motion. The testimony turns out to be a narrative key for all fields of investigation in which the artist operates.

Yara Piras was born and raised with particular attention to photography as a form of contemporary art. Over time, evolving her practice and personal taste, she shifts her attention in particular to the art of installation. The humanistic studies, carried out in the early years formation, made it possible to know the importance of analytical thinking and to subsequently deny it. She consciously chose a didactic path linked to the most heartfelt interests that led to analyze issues related to her beliefs which, in the visual arts, have allowed the personal enrichment of her path.

Yara Piras
Artist / Photographer

Yara Piras is a visual artist who develops her research around the concept of image closely linked to film / photographic material exploring range of possibilities and the limits of projection as an artistic medium.

Particularly attracted to a more intimate cinematic experience, the artist suggests the viewer to approach the image – fixed or moving – to interact with the narrative. The works find their dimension in an installation / sculptural context that dialogues with space and time.

Yara Piras works both with personal archival films and with new original shots that reflect on physical gesture and performative action. The material used is mostly transparent, solid and in motion. The testimony turns out to be a narrative key for all fields of investigation in which the artist operates.

Yara Piras was born and raised with particular attention to photography as a form of contemporary art. Over time, evolving her practice and personal taste, she shifts her attention in particular to the art of installation. The humanistic studies, carried out in the early years formation, made it possible to know the importance of analytical thinking and to subsequently deny it. She consciously chose a didactic path linked to the most heartfelt interests that led to analyze issues related to her beliefs which, in the visual arts, have allowed the personal enrichment of her path.

  • Hannah Villiger
    Apr 3 – Jul 22, 2024
    Centre Pompidou
    Paris, France
    Bringing together around 100 works and documents from the collections of the Musée National d’Art Moderne and the Estate of Hannah Villiger foundation, this monographic exhibition dedicated to Swiss artist Hannah Villiger is the first of its kind in France. It pays homage to an artistic practice that oscillated between sculpture, photography and spatial architecture, beginning in the early 1970s and evolving until the mid-1990s. (more…)
  • Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Primitive
    Mar 8 – Jun 2, 2024
    M+
    Hong Kong
    Marking the first time the work is displayed in Hong Kong, Primitive (2009) by Thai artist and filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul (b. 1970) is a multi-channel video installation that also incorporates two other short films and an artist’s book. It represents a pivotal moment in the artist’s career when the bridging of visual art, moving image, and cinema became a defining aspect of his practice. (more…)