Most often producing and exhibiting work in cycles, Falke Pisano’s process is heavily research-based. Through installation and performance art comprised of sculpture, drawing, and diagram -- Pisano is an intellectual artist that has historically focused on language’s capacity to enable individuals to express their place and themselves within the world, while also exploring its inadequacies and downfalls.
Concerned with all forms of language: oral, written, gestural, graphical; Falke Pisano challenges universalist, absolutist approaches to the language while encouraging thoughtful scientific engagement with objectivity and neutrality. By observing language processes in different socio-cultural contexts, she is able to bring to light the ways in which Western conceptions of space and time are disassociated from other contexts and can be linked to colonial legacies. In past exhibitions Falke Pisano has also explored the intersection between speech and agency, as well as the body in crisis.
Born 1978 in the Netherlands, Pisano studied at the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. She now lives and works in Berlin.
Her work has been performed and exhibited in venues such as the Venice Bienniale, Istanbul Biennial, Berlin Biennial, and the Bienniale of Sydney as well as the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid; De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam; and Lisson Gallery, London. She was awarded the Prix de Rome in 2013.