"in this hour of the evening from this point of the world"

Liliana Moro

Black & Birds is the title that briefly describes the artwork created by Liliana Moro for CARTEdition.
A flock of bee-eaters, brightly-coloured migratory birds, stands out on the wall, a black background that manifests itself in full force.
The flight of birds takes us back to an aerial dimension, opening up to the wonders of the sky and an unusual perspective.

Liliana Moro‘s research ranges from sound to installations, performances and objects; everything is a tool for reaching the essence of things, treating artistic material in a direct, rigorous and equally poetic way.

Stimulated by experimentation with a new medium, the artist carries out a disruptive action: she eliminates the wall, transforming it into a black sky whose depth seems infinite. She brings emptiness into closed spaces. It is in the contrast that the beauty lies, the choice of a figuration symbolising flight, open air and freedom transposed onto an element that has traditionally been used to decorate interiors.

Black & Birds is a work whose static nature evokes movement. It is the flock moving, fast approaching. In the silence you can almost hear its wing beats.


Liliana Moro (Milan,1961) lives and works in Milan. She graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. In 1989, together with other artists, she founded the Spazio di Via Lazzaro Palazzi in Milan, which closed in 1993. She has had her work displayed in major group exhibitions such as: Documenta IX Kassel; Aperto XLV Biennale di Venezia; Castello di Rivoli; Quadriennale di Roma; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; PS1 New York; De Appel Amsterdam; Palazzo Grassi Venezia; MAMbo Bologna; MART Rovereto; Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna Roma; MAXXI Roma; Triennale Milano; 58th Biennale d’Arte Venezia; 58th Biennale d’Arte Padiglione Italia Venezia. She has held numerous solo exhibitions in international galleries and museums.