Susanna Strati is an Object & Installation artist whose work explores expressions of personal identity through a vocabulary of grief and mourning. Strati's work takes on a commemorative or memorial format to memorialise lost traditions. Her art practice is increasingly concerned with recognising ways objects combined with gestures can function to fill the empty spaces left by the disappearance of traditional Southern Italian mourning practices. Many of her installation-performances have developed from researching Catholic ritual, in combination with funereal and devotional objects.
Strati has participated in both international and national exhibitions and has been granted awards and residencies. Including an Australia Council Residency at the British School at Rome, an Australia Council research grant for independent study in central and southern Italy, and an Australian Post Graduate Award for research. Her work has been exhibited at galleries such as The British School at Rome Gallery, Object Australian Design Centre, The Macleay Museum, Annandale Galleries, Brenda May Gallery and Mop Projects in Sydney as well selected as a Finalist in the inaugural Paramor Prize: ART + INNOVATION (where she was Winner of the Mayoral Award), the Blake Prize, Fishers Ghost and Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.