Grazia Inserillo


My role is twofold in the act of weaving: DRAW the skeins to see clearly and KNOT so as not to lose, not to forget.


I was born in Sicily in 1988, in Palermo, where I trained as a sculptress attending the Academy of Fine Arts. I lived in Isola delle Femmine, among the fishing nets and embroideries of my family: the knots and intertwining are all origin of my existence and with the thread I investigate the anthropological aspect of the concept of existing and inhabiting.

Today I am a teacher of plastic disciplines, of art and image and I deal with textile installations in the context of contemporary art.

I have participated in several group exhibitions in Palermo and Sicily, in Milan, Turin, Dusseldorf and  New York.

I have received several awards including the FAM Award – Young Sicilian Artists and the BID Award – International Biennial Woman.

Among the permanent collections of the Palazzo Riso Museum of Contemporary Art in Palermo, the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Church of San Rocco in Trapani, the Museum of Salemi and the Polytechnic University of Valencia there are some of my textile installations.


Trade shows





(fe) male , curated by Liborio Palmeri and Carla Ricevuto, San Rocco Museum of Contemporary Art, Trapani



Micro and Macro visions ,  by the AABB Observatory and the Riso Contemporary Art Museum, Coronation Chapel, Palermo





White stories,   curated by Antonio Sarnari, Quam Gallery, Scicli

Still (,) Life , curated by Kalun Leung, Ibeam space, Brooklyn, New York



Going … , curated by Robin King and Carla Ricevuto, George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, New York

The other end of the line , curated by Giulia Giglio, Ex Accademia Artigliera, Turin


Alone Together,  curated by Robin King and Carla Ricevuto, George Billis Gallery, Chelsea, New York


WonderTime – The treasure of Eros , Palace of Culture, Catania



BIAS | International Biennial of Contemporary Sacred Art, curated by WISH | World International Sicilian Heritage, Archaeological Park, Selinunte

Mistica, curated by Carla Ricevuto and Vittorio Rappa Project Room, Palazzo Speciale Raffadali, Palermo

Re: Re: Patterns, La Botega Gallery, Brooklyn, New York



I have nothing with me , curated by Giusi Affronti, Drago Contemporary Art Gallery, Bagheria

Mitdenhändenge macht – hand made , curated by Alessandro Pinto and Michel Kortlander, Düsseldorf

International Biennial Woman , curated by Barbara Fornasir, Magazzino 26, Trieste

N 38 ° 43’N 13 ° 11’E – West Ustica / Punta Spalmatore , curated by Chiara Modica Donà delle Rose, Museum of Contemporary Art Rice, Palermo


Second edition of the FAM youth award for the visual arts , Chiaramontane factories, Agrigento

Haus der kunst # 1 , curated by Verein Düsseldorf / Palermo Alessandro Pinto and Michael Kortlander, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo

Divine Love. The enigma of Love in contemporary art , curated by Alba Romano Pace, Palazzo Bonocore, Palermo



Self-portraits,  curated by Andrea del Guercio, former Church of San Carpoforo in Brera, Milan



First edition of the “Liliana Nocera” competition Young sculptors at the Permanente , curated by Giulio Gallera and Alberto Ghizzani, Museo della Permanente, Milan

Stigma , curated by Tiziana Pantaleo, Spazio Alloro, Palermo

Relativity, curated by Chiara Alia Tortomaci and Salvo Sorci, Palazzo Branciforte, Palermo





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Youtube Links

Il Dono – Museo San Rocco


Verso Sud


Somewhere ( Grazia Inserillo, Alix Tucou, Carla Ricevuto) Museo San Rocco



Dimensions. Micro and macro visions.

Author: Grazia Inserillo

Urban Apnea Editions – 2017


Peppi lost around the world

Author: Amelia Crisantino

Dragon Editions – 2017

HETEROTOPOS (LUOGHI ALTRI – Other places) 2014 Wool on nylon, zinc , Diameter 100 cm