Artist Statement

Chiara Dellerba is an artist, curator and facilitator based in UK.  Her work focuses on ecology, slow down and collective-care practices and their civic impact on society. She makes installations, interactive performances, collaborative-based works and books as toolkits to investigate the city, the environment and the future of our society. In 2017 she co-founded F-L-A-T-5, an interdisciplinary research space which explores domestic narratives and place making dynamics.

In 2019, she founded Zona Planetaria, a research-based residency programme which promotes slowing down and contemplation as practices in which caring, resting, suspending can be reclaimed as political acts by and for everyone.

Her work has been exhibited across different countries: Marilena Bonomo (Bari), Macro Museum (Rome), Alessandra Bonomo (Rome), Sara Zanin (Rome), Onetwentyeight gallery (New York), Kiyomiyamagishi (Nagano, Japan), Attenborough Arts Centre (Leicester), Mac (Birmingham), NAE (Nottingham), 58th Venice Biennale (Venice).

Her current work is focused on the development of the Chimera Plantarium, a multidisciplinary investigation program on urban spontaneous plants and their contribution in rethinking and redesign public places.

Chiara Dellerba

 Bari, 1984

Lives and works between Italy and UK


Selected exhibitions and performances

2022 (upcoming) The Chimera Plantarium, P.E.N, Zagabria, CR

2021 The Chimera Plantarium weekend,Primary, Nottingham, UK

2019 The Chimera Plantarium (Public Art Commission), We are Primary, Nottingham, UK

2019 No one belongs here more you, UK Young Artist & So Festival, Skegness, UK

2019 Bored on Mars, New Art Exchange, UKNA e BJCEM (Biennale des jeunes créateurs de   

        l’Europe et de la Méditerranée), Nottingham City Takeover, Nottingham, UK

2018 Here is always somewhere else ( following their mysterious disappearance at the sea),    

           Porthmorth Studios e UKNA, St.Ives, UK

2017 Noi vogliamo l’Utopia, Centro per le Arti Contemporanee, Lamezia Terme, IT

2015 Who are we? and should it matter in the 21st Century?, New art Exchange, Nottingham,              UK

2015 What we know and what we believe, Surface gallery, Nottingham, UK

2015 Drawings, Z2O Sara Zanin gallery, Rome, IT

2015 Entre Nous, Muga gallery, Rome, IT

2014 Naturaerutanen Project room, Surface gallery, Nottingham, UK

2012 Project room drawings, Alessandra Bonomo gallery, Rome, IT

2009 Ti vengo a cercare, Spazio 3R, Bari, IT

2007 H2O, Marilena Bonomo, Bari, IT


Selected group exhibitions

2020 Making Place, We are Primary, Nottingham, UK

2019 Re-imagine Citizenship, European Cultural Centre, 58th Biennale di Venezia, Venezia, IT

2019 Re-imagine Citizenship, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK

2019 NAE Open, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2019 Should I stay or should I go?, Radar Art Space, Loughborough, UK; Institut Supérieur des

       Beaux-Arts of Besançon, FR

2017 For and Against, Charnwood Museum and Radar Artspace, Loughborough, IT

2017 Natura+arte+Natura, Bluorg, Bari, IT

2017 Crazy like Machine, N_SPace, Nottingham, IT

2016 Summersalt, Onetwintyeight gallery, New York, USA

2016 Dissonance, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK

2016 Freedom project, Mac, Birmingham,UK

2014 La grande illusione, Museum of Tample University, Roma, IT

2014 Postcards, Surface gallery, Nottingham, UK

2013 Up patriots to art, Castello di Barletta, Barletta, IT

2013 CRAC, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lamezia Terme, IT

2012 Spam, Pastificio Cerere, Roma, IT

2012 Give me five, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome, IT

2011 Textile, Kiyomiyamagishi gallery, Nagano, Giappone

2011  Bazar, Onetwintyeight gallery, New York, USA

2011 25, Alessandra Bonomo gallery, Rome, IT

2010 Take 5,Valentina Bonomo gallery, Rome, IT

2008 GAP Giovani Artisti Pugliesi, Sala Murat, Bari, IT



 2020 Art in emergency, Art Council England UK

2019 A-N artist Bursary, UK



2021 The Chimera Plantarium, Phytology, Londra, UK

2019 Kaipo Che!, Reliance Art Centre e M.S Fine Art University of Baroda, Baroda, INDIA

2018 Decompressing Camp, curated da Steve Lambert e Radical Intention, IT

2017 Crazy like Machine, N_ Space, Nottingham, UK

2016 The Freedom Project, curated by Anna Smith and Rachel Young, New Art Exchange,                     Nottingham UK; Mac, Birmingham, UK

2014 Surface Gallery, Nottingham, UK

2014 (Un)touched residency, Lace Market gallery, Nottingham, UK


Curatorial projects and collaborations

  2021  Autonomous Care Unit

-2017 F-L-A-T-5 (Co-founder), Nottingham, UK

-2019 Zona Planetaria, Residency programme, Locorotondo, IT

 2019 Terrain Vague residency weekender, in partnership with UK Young Artists, UK

 2019 The Institute of Reminiscence in partenership with Format Festival, Artcore, Derby, UK

 2019 The Artists housing Prototype Show co-curated in partership with East Side                                     Projects, Birminghm, UK

2018 Kaipo che!, in partnership with University of Derby and M.S. University of Baroda, India

2017 Re- Imagine the City,in partnership with University of Derby, Artcore, UK

2017  On being an artist, in partnership with CVAN East Midlands, Artcore, UK

2017 In Real Life, Artcore, UK



 -2017  Visiting artist, Politicised Practise research group, School of Arts, English           and Drama,Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK

2020  Guest Lecturer, XYZ Supernova, La scuola Open Source, Bari/Novara

2019 Visiting Artist, The School of Civic Imagination, CCA, Glasgow, UK

2019 Guest Lecturer, Fine Art University, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK

2017 Guest Lecturer, Chelsea College of Art, Londra, UK

2017 Guest Lecturer, Queen Mary University, Londra, UK

2017 Guest Lecturer, School of Arts, English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK


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