EVA GIOLO (b.1991 Brussels) is an audio visual artist, her work shows a propensity to capture familial stories– of her own or of another’s. Using documentary strategies, she paints her portraits and creates a window into unseen, usually private, interior worlds.
Giolo obtained her MFA in Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts (KASK), Ghent and her BFA from the Media Arts Department at KASK and Kanazawa College of Art in Japan. She completed her music education at the Institute of Contemporary Music in London.
Recent screenings and exhibitions include: GEM, The Hague (Vordemberge-Gildewart Award 2020);Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (Folding Figures 2019); Palazzo Strozzi, Florence (VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet 2019); Arthaus Movie Theater, Havana (Arthaus Artist Residency 2019); Nona, Mechelen (Cedric Willemen Award 2019); FIDMarseille, Marseille (Expanded Trails 2019); M HKA, Antwerp (Failures of Cohabitation, 2019); Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (Antarctica. An Exhibition about Alienation 2018); Rencontres International Paris/Berlin (Haus der Kulturen der Welt 2018); Visite Film Festival, Het Bos Antwerp (Homeless Movies 2018); Imagine Science Film Festival, New York (Memory Error, 2017); TAZ#17, Ostend (On the look out, 2017); Côté court, Paris (Art vidéo #2, 2017); International Film Festival Rotterdam (Deep Focus, 2017); Blaa Galleri, Copenhagen (Unfold II, 2016); Huis Van Alijn, Ghent (Homeless movies, 2016); BOZAR, Brussels (Hommage, 2016); Courtisane Film Festival, Ghent (Notes on Cinema, 2016/2019); Ishibiki Gallery, Kanazawa (Mu, 2014); In Out Film Festival, Gdansk (II część, 2014).
Giolo won the VAF Wildcard for experimental film (2016) and the Cedric Willemen Award 2019 and the price of recognition of the Vordemberge – Gildewart Foundation Award 2020. She is a former post-grad art resident at HISK (2018-2020) and will be a WIELS art resident in summer 2020. She is a founding member of elephy.