Lea Culetto is a feminist artist whos practise in mainly focused on personal experience. She uses embroidery, assemblage and mixed media to create objects and installations that challenge notions of »femininity« and feminism through the prisms of fashion, the gaze and the body.
Lea Culetto (b. 12. 1. 1995, Trbovlje) uses embroidery, assemblage and mixed media to create objects and installations that challenge notions of femininity and feminism through the prisms of fashion, the gaze and the body. In 2019, she completed a postgraduate study of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana (UL ALUO) with a master’s thesis “Too much, too little, never exactly right” and other tales about the female body. She is the recipient of the recognition (2015) and the award (2018) for special achievements awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Her early group exhibitions include Into the Space, objects (Bežigrad Gallery I, Ljubljana, 2015) and DSU ROG (Zelenica Gallery, 2015). Future exhibitions have already given her the opportunity to present abroad: her graduation project was presented at the Transformation of Image exhibition (Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, 2016) together with an exhibition in Greece entitled ROOMS 2017 (Kappatos Gallery, Athens, 2017). In Slovenia, she participated in the exhibitions PREMIERA 2018 – 4th Triennial of Young Artists. Cultural Body, Space, Placements (Gallery of Contemporary Art, Celje, 2018), Hey, where are you now? (UGM studio, Maribor 2020) and 40 Years of Art(istic) Love by Vlasta Delimar (Škuc Gallery, 2020). Her solo exhibitions were presented at the Miklova hiša Gallery (Ribnica 2019), at the Aksioma Gallery (U30 +, Ljubljana 2019), at the Ravnikar Gallery Space (Ljubljana 2019) and at the Alkatraz Gallery (Mentorstvo +, Ljubljana 2019). She has participated and exhibited with various international festivals, Red Dawns (Ljubljana 2018, 2019), Deuje babe (Cerkno 2019), Lesbian Quarter Festival (Škuc Gallery, 2020), Račka Festival (Celje, 2020) and the City of Women Festival (Ljubljana 2020). ), any of which was carried out as part of the exhibition by the workshop Za nohte (nam) gre! for female students of the High School of Design and Photography. In December 2020, in cooperation with the Free Online Entry project, the workshop was conducted with students from the Celje-Center Grammar School, art and fine arts department. The works were presented to the public in the form of posters in public space.
2019 graduated with MA thesis,“Too Much, Too Little, Never Exactly Right and other tales about female body
2016 graduated with BA thesis
2021 Kalupi vsakdana, Gallery Božidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia
2019, babje leto / “indian summer”, Gallery Alkatraz, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2019, deflowered by Lea, Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana, Slovenia