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Lisa Borginani Lisa Borginani Lisa Borginani Lisa Borginani Lisa Borginani Lisa Borginani Lisa Borginani
b. Verona, 1979. I live and work in Milan.

In the last 15 years, my installations and photography have been exhibited in both private and public Institutions worldwide. My work has been displayed at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C., the European Parliament in Brussels, and The Italian Cultural Institutes in London, Singapore, San Francisco, and Vienna and more. 

Since October 2017 my work “Waves of Light” has been permanently installed at the Hospital San Raffaele in Milan. 
My focus embraces contemporary artistic interpretations of photography, in addition to conceptual “mobile installations” created on a large scale, to interact within the existing architecture. 

The conceptual aspect combines a focus on installation within its environment (according to its architecture and history) and developing an on-going dialogue with the space that surrounds it, offering new ways for the public to observe and enjoy their installation. 

My latest work 'The Unexpected meets Rationalism’ was selected by  the Committee of the Art Academy in Milan ‘Accademia di Brera’ and Fondazione Comacina for their international annual context. I won the art residency at A house built on Comacina Island by the famous architect Pietro Lingeri in 1939. He was a prominent member of the Italian rationalism movement. 'The Unexpected meets Rationalism’ is focused on the interaction between the existing architecture and contemporary artistic creation. It is a mobile and flexible installation made of nets.
The idea hinges upon the creation of a threedimensional installation made of nets; it also relies on mobility, that is, on the constant physical transformation of the structure in space through the use of tension points. 

The concept of moving tension points derives from the infinite ways in which the forms and drawings of nets can be transformed by vertexes and curves when nets are anchored in different points and are kept in constant tension. These points are studied in relation to the environment that surrounds them and to the way they interact with it (also leading the observer to interact with them).

In May 2019 the paper “The rational space of artPietro Lingeri and the Installations of Lisa Borgiani” written by the Architect Alessandro Colombo has been approved by the American Research Institute for Policy Development - publication on the International Journal of Art and Art History Vol. 7 No. 1, 2019

The Art of Nets_Decalogue

1_The Art of the Net defines the artistic activities that take place in space in search of the net shape.

2_The shape of the net is defined by the forces that space and the restraining conditions define through the artist's action

3_The search is carried out using the net, an industrial material that has no connection with the artistic sphere and has no shape per se; rather, it takes shape when it is subjected to forces that, by inducing states of tension in the material, compel it to find a balance, by assuming in fact a unique, unexpected and unpredictable shape.

4_The forces are induced by the net through tension points, which are defined by the space in which one operates and they are sought in this space.

5_The art of the net expresses itself in relation to the architectural space, defined as the space resulting from the human design of the space of living, of the city, of the landscape and, therefore, of the man-made environment too (the product of human work).

6_The artist does not design the form a priori; rather she carries out a research, using a working method that is based on a few, simple rules.

7_The space, whatever it is, is examined to look for the points of attachment of the network, which will become the tension points, inducing the forces that will shape the network. The points constitute a spatial matrix that the artist will use for the installation.

8_The search takes place through a real-time action, the outcome of which is not certain beforehand, but only after the action itself has occurred. In this sense, the action that generates the installation is site specific and time specific, in that it depends on a given time and place.

9_ As a consequence of the above, the installation is unexpected and unpredictable, at least as far as its final shape and details are concerned, and it is however always exposed to external agents such as light, sun, wind, rain and also human action and interaction that can and must intervene to change its shape over time.

10_The installation always has its double in the shadow of the net, which is projected onto the surrounding surfaces by natural and artificial light.

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2019  L`arte della rete, installazione  Micromuseo Monza (MB)

  • 2019  L'imprevisto incontra il razionalismo, installazione,   Villa Leoni, Ossuccio (CO)

  • 2019  L`arte della rete,  Studio R&P Legal, Milano

  • 2019  L`arte della rete,  Galleria Gare 82, Brescia

  • 2018  The Unexpected meets Rationalism, art residency at A house, installation  Isola Comacina, Ossuccio, Como, Italy

  • 2018  Light sculptures,  showroom Bel boutique, Milano Design Week 2018

  • 2017 - 2018  Suspension, installation  Marmi Due Ci, Rivoli Veronese, Verona

  • 2017  Onde di luce,  Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano

  • 2016 - 2017  be-molle,  Due Ci, Rivoli Veronese, Verona

  • 2016  Homage to the American Flag,  Palazzo Bovara, Milano

  • 2016  Il cerchio e l'ascesa,  Palazzo dei Giureconsulti, Milano

  • 2016  Studio (di) molle, galleria Poleschi,  Pietrasanta, Lucca

  • 2015 - 2016  Studio (di) molle, Toro Arte Contemporanea,  Sessa Aurunca, Caserta

  • 2015  Treccia di Giulietta,  Balcone di Giulietta, Verona

  • 2015  Memories and Light,  Haus der Wannsee- Konferenz, Berlin, Germany

  • 2014  Memoria e Luce  Biblioteca Civica, Verona

  • 2014  Memories and Light,  Museo Ebraico, Bologna

  • 2014  Memories and Light,  Casa di Giulietta, Verona

  • 2014  Memories and Light,  Istituto Italiano di Cultura di San Francisco, CA

  • 2014  Memories and Light,  Roxburgh Place, Edimburgh

  • 2014  Memories and Light,  Ambasciata di Italia, Washington D.C.

  • 2013  MULTIPLICITY,  Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Stoccarda, Germania

  • 2012  MULTIPLICITY,  Istituto di Cultura, Wolfsburg, Germania

  • 2012  MULTIPLICITY, omaggio a Massimo Nidini,  Centro Internazionale di Fotografia Scavi Scaligeri, Verona

  • 2010  DynamiCities  European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

  • 2010  Stadte in Bewegung,  Belgium House, Koln, Germany

  • 2010  Dynamic Cities  Italian Cultural Institute in London, UK

  • 2009  Collages di Viaggio,  Universita` di Architettura di Firenze

  • 2009  Slanci Urbani,  Isola di San Servolo, Venezia

  • 2009  Incontro e dialogo tra fotografia e pittura,  Universita di Verona, facolta` di Economia

  • 2009  Collages di Viaggio,  Palazzo della Corgna, Castiglione del Lago, Perugia

  • 2008 - 2009  Wenn Fotografie und Malerei sich begegnen,  Italian Cultural Institute in Koln, Germany

  • 2008  Collages,  Ghaf Gallery, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Group Exhibitions

  • 2019  Polytechne, a cura di Valerio Deho',  Universita` Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona

  • 2018  enne punti di tensione  Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano, Progetto Speciale Step Art Fair 2018

  • 2018  Artrooms, guest artist, International Contemporary Art Fair for Independent Artists  Meliá White House, Londra, Regno Unito

  • 2015  On one Belt and one Road,  Ningbo Exhibition Center, China

  • 2010  Dreaming Crystals on Duisburg,  Ruhr, Germany

  • 2010  Cités en mouvance,  Galerie Sens Intérieur, Saint Tropez

  • 2010  Visionaire Architektur,  Italian Cultural Institute, Vienna

  • 2010  20|21 London Art Fair,  Royal College of Art

  • 2009  LONDON AFFORDABLE ART FAIR  Battersea Park, London, UK

  • 2009  Extension,  Art Present, Paris, France

  • 2008  collective exposition,  Virgin Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

  • 2008  collective expo,  Salon des Artistes du 8ème, Paris


  • Marzo 2019  VOGUE: Villa Leoni. L'imprevisto incontra il razionalismo


  • Gennaio 2019  Le mille dimensioni create dalla rete di Lisa Borgiani

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  • Ottobre 2018  Lo spazio razionale dell arte, L'altra copertina, ARTEiN, settembre-ottobre 2018


  • Ottobre 2018  Quando il razionalismo incontra l'imprevisto


  • Aprile 2018  Lisa, la molleggiata - IMORE, di Sonia Sbolzani


  • Dicembre 2017  Dicembre 2017: Intervista a Lisa Borgiani: la -stilista- delle molle di Beatrice Rossi,, 15 dicembre 2017


  • Novembre 2017  Le spirali danzanti di Lisa Borgiani, ARTEiN, a cura di Paolo Magri, L'altra copertina

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  • Settembre 2017  Le molle di Lisa Borgiani per l'ospedale San Raffaele, a cura di Elena Cardinali, L'Arena, 23 settembre 2017

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  • Maggio 2017  Quando l'arte significa inserire un gesto nello spazio, a cura della redazione


  • Agosto 2016  Studio (di) molle, ARTEiN, a cura di Melania Gazzotti, L'altra copertina


  • Aprile 2016  ARTEiN, a cura di Chiara Gattamelata, L'altra copertina

  • Dicembre 2013  La Luce che ripara il mondo, a cura della redazione EXCELLENCE BOOK


  • Febbraio 2012  Intervista a Lisa Borgiani, QUAZART


  • Febbraio 2011  The naked mile, ARTEiN, a cura di Melania Gazzotti

  • Febbraio 2011  Il silenzio della pittura, KYOS



  • Universita' Politecnica delle Marche, Ancona, Italy - Facolta' di Ingegneria

  • Ospedale San Raffaele, Milano, Italy

  • Foundation Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin

  • House of the Wannsee Conference/Villa de la Conferenza di Wannsee, Berlin

  • Gruppo Industriale Cooperativo CCPL

  • Museo Ebraico di Bologna, Italy

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