Isabelle Cornaro investigates the relationship between objects—especially decorative objects—value, and art, through the issues of representation, perceptual experience, and reproduction. She is also exploring how to translate forms and languages, for example an old master painting into a 3D installation, a film into a graphic score, or the vocabulary of Minimalism into a more emotional language. She mines ambiguity by setting up a tension between the analytical, symbolic, lyrical, and anecdotal, addressing how our way of looking constructs the world and its uses. She works with various media such as installation, painting, sculpture, video, and drawing.
Winner of the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard Prize 2010, Isabelle Cornaro has held exhibitions at Musée d’Art moderne de la Ville de Paris, at Palais de Tokyo and at the Sculpture Center in New York.