Lisa Borgiani has exhibited her installations and photography in both private and public institutions worldwide. Some of her most recent installations include “The Unexpected Meets Rationalism”, which was chosen by the Fondazione Comacina and the Art Academy in Milan to be displayed in a house designed by famous architect and member of the Italian rationalism movement, Pietro Lingeri. Most recently, in 2020, another installation by Borgiani was featured at the Masters House, an integral space with a long history in the Bauhaus movement, the dominating avant-garde movement that swept across Europe in the 1920s, characterized by its distinctive approach to art, design and architecture.
The key theme in both of these installations lies within creating a new dialogue between art and architecture. The three dimensional installations are constructed using nets, and thus rely on mobility and the use of tension points to maintain their structure. The nets are all waste material, sourced from manufacturers who were ready to simply throw them away. One of the most important concepts in these works is the idea of giving things new life, whether it be the space where Borgiani’s works are installed, or the materials being used. Here, Borgiani is altering the nets’ architecture by creating different shapes, giving these previously unwanted materials a new life.