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Reserch:
Everything starts with a sacrifice

In my research I find inspiration in everyday life and in everything that catches my
attention.
The concepts I want to convey are revised through an abstraction process and a
personal coding. I use silk combined sometimes with other materials.
This expressive medium holds a great conceptual value because, in order to be
produced, the silkworm is killed before it completes its metamorphosis from
chrysalis to butterfly, towards life.
All my work is divided into cycles.



Bio:
  • Born in Turin in 1971
  • Lives and works in the province of Udine.
  • Education:
  • 1990 High school Diploma in Applied Art, Section Textile, at the Art School "G. Sello" in Udine, Italy.
  • 1995 Degree in Jewellery Designer at the "Callegari Institute" of Vicenza, Italy.
  • 2008 Bachelor's Degree in Visual and Performing Arts, Course of Study in Painting at the "Academy of Fine Arts" of Venice, Italy (Chair of Prof. E. Comencini and Prof. A. Grazzi).
  • 2010 Master's Degree in Visual and Performing Arts, Course of Study in Painting at the "Academy of Fine Arts" of Venice, Italy (Chair of Prof. C. Di Raco).
  • 2011 Second Level of Professional Diploma in Supplemented Graphics.



  • Solo exhibitions:
  • 2017, "Il decifrabile languore della trasparenza" - Villa Contemporanea Gallery, Monza. Italy. Curated by Matteo Galbiati
  • 2016, "Rose e Spine", part of the "Assaggi ad Arte",Literary Cafe of Villa Varda, (PN). Curators: Elisabetta Di Sopra and Chiara Tavella
  • 2016, “Attraverso la mia pelle”, Aldo Moro Cultural Center , Cordenons (PN), Italy. Organized by the Cultural Association Medianaonis (PN). Curator: Chiara Tavella.
  • 2014, "Memento Vivere", at Le Radici e le Ali, (formerly St. Mary's Church in Braida) Via San Rocco 48, Cuggiono (MI), Italy organized by the Cultural Association Laboratorio Alchemico in collaboration with Ecoistituto della Valle del Ticino, AmaMi partners and Mauro Mariani.
  • 2014, "Deep White", solo exhibition, Sala della Torretta, Municipal Center for Art and Culture "Exmà" , Cagliari, Italy. Curator: Roberta Vanali.

  • Group exhibitions:
  • 2016, "Arteam Cup 2016"- Finalists' show - Palazzo Monferrato Alessandria.
  • 2016, "La bellezza resta" - Heart Spazio Vivo - Via daniele Manin, 2 - Vimercate (MB).Curated by Simona Bartolena and Armando Fettolini.
  • 2016, "Freezer - Transumarte", Castello Malaspina Fieschi Doria, Santo Stefano d'Aveto, Genova, Italia. Curators Elisa Cella and Ivano Sossella.
  • 2016, "Il mondo numero Zero" - Artasylum Gallery, Fermo. Italia.
  • 2016, "/a.stràt.to/" - Riccardo Costantini Contemporary - Turin. Italy
  • 2016, "Innaturalismi", MUST, Museo del Territorio di Vimercate (MB). With the collaboration of "Heart cultural pulse" (Vimercate - MB). Italy. Curators Simona Bartolena and Armando Fettolini.
  • 2016, "Art in the box", Fuorisalone del Mobile 2016, inside the Project of Andrea Castrignano "Color Inside", Milan, Italy.
  • 2015, “Arteam Cup 2015”, exhibition of finalists, Officina delle Zattere, Fondamenta Nani, Dorsoduro,Venice, Italy. Curators: Antonio D'Amico, Matteo Galbiati, Luca Bochicchio, Anna Lisa Ghirardi, Livia Savorelli.
  • 2015, "Air" - last section of the project Elements, "Heart - CULTURAL PULSE". The project ELEMENTS in collaboration with the Consortium of Villa Greppi, Monticello, Brianza, Italy. Curators: Simona Bartolena and Armando Fettolini.
  • 2015, "Darkkammer" group exhibition, Sala delle Volte, Municipal Center of Art and Culture "Exmà", Cagliari, Italy. Curators: Roberta Vanali and Efisio Carbone.
  • 2014, "Contemporary Mind", group exhibition, Gallery E3 artecontemporanea, Brescia, Italy.
  • 2014, "Materials - Other materials" - new generation materials in contemporary art, Trezzo d'Adda Castle (Milan), Italy. Curator: Simona Bartolena (chairman Heart Association - via Manin, 2 Vimercate, MB)
  • 2014, "Incroci 13:14" exhibition of contemporary art - Tenth Edition - "Incrocio2 fili nodi", PArCO2, Pordenone, Italy. Curators: Francesca Agostinelli and Orietta Masin.
  • 2013, "Gallery W @ The Whit" - group exhibition, Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield MA 01201 USA. Curator: Nayana LaFond Glazier.
  • 2013, "Contemporary Landscapes" Church of Santa Maria dei Battuti, Cividale del Friuli, Udine, Italia. Curators: Alessandro Fontanini and Chiara De Santi
  • 2012, "OutArt", Piazza della Vittoria, Cordenons - (PN), Italy. Curator: Chiara Tavella
  • 2012, "Idrografie", Ex convento di San Francesco, Pordenone, Italy. Curator: Chiara Tavella
  • 2012, "Progetto Colori - Rosso". Centro Civico Sandro Pertini, Osnago, Lecco, Italy. Curator: Simona Bartolena (president of the Cultural Association “Heart”)
  • 2012, "Nel futuro presente", Barchessa Rambaldi, Bardolino, Verona, Italy. Curator: Patrizia Lovato.
  • 2012, “Temperaturambiente”. Magazzini del Sale 3, Dorsoduro 264, Venice, Italy. Curator: Prof. Aldo Grazzi.
  • 2011 , “Pavesiamo Portogruaro...e fotografiamo Portogruaro”, photography exhibition of the art installation “Pavesiamo Portogruaro”. Town Gallery of Contemporary Art “Ai Mulini”. Portogruaro, Venice, Italy. Event sponsored by the Cultural Association “Porto dei Benandanti”. Curator: Chiara Tavella.
  • 2011, “Pavesiamo Portogruaro” on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Italian State, art installations will be displayed in the centre of Portogruaro, Venice, Italy. Event sponsored by the Cultural Association “Porto dei Benandanti”. Curators: Renzo Cevro Vuckovic and Chiara Tavella.
  • 2011, Collective exhibition “Essai(y) – Giovani artisti diplomati all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia 2010/2011”. Magazzini del Sale 3, Dorsoduro 264, Venice, Italy. Curator: Prof. C. Di Raco.
  • 2011, Collective exhibition “Ma dici a me? Non ci sono che io qui!”, SPAC (Public Spaces of Contemporary Art), Udine, Italy. Curator: Paolo Toffolutti.
  • 2010, “Orchestrazione 18”, Town Gallery of Contemporary Art “Ai Mulini”. Portogruaro, Venice, Italy. Event sponsored by the Cultural Association “Porto dei Benandanti”.
  • 2010, Collective exhibition “Be’ sotto la pelle”, 15th Master of Art Exhibition Management. Gallery A + A, Slovene Public Exhibition Area. Magazzini del Sale 3, Dorsoduro 264, Venice, Italy.
  • 2010, Collective exhibition “Arte e Scienza”. Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Venice, Italy. Curator: Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2010, Collective exhibition “I Fumetti? Roba da bambini…ovvero: l’importanza del disegno nell’arte”, Gallery A + A, Slovene Public Exhibition Area. San Marco, Venice, Italy. Curator: Francesca Colasante.
  • 2009, Collective exhibition at the Palazzo della Permanente. Mondadori Art Prize. Milan, Italy.
  • 2009, Collective exhibition “Nuovi orizzonti in laguna”, sponsored by the Veneto region, by the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice and by the Biennial of Theatre. Cultural Centre Borges. Buenos Aires, Argentine. Curator: Ivana D’Agostino.
  • 2009, Collective exhibition “Libri Di-versi ‘09” during the event ”Notturni di-versi”, a little poetry and night arts festival sponsored by the Cultural Association “Porto dei Benandanti”. Town Gallery of Contemporary Art “Ai Mulini”. Portogruaro , Venice, Italy.
  • 2009, Collective exhibition “Dall’aldila’ all’aldila’” together with the group Temperatura Ambiente. Holiday farm “Ai Colonos di Villacaccia”. Lestizza, Udine, Italy. Artistic manager: Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2008, Collective exhibition "Parole al vento", a flag installation on the Villa Manin flagstaffs, together with the group Temperatura Ambiente. Villa Manin, in Passariano, Udine, Italy. Artistic manager: Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2007, Collective exhibition "Da la art da la Cjace". Holiday farm "Ai Colonos di Villacaccia". Lestizza, Udine, Italy. Curators: Prof. E. Comencini and Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2007, Collective exhibition "VI Biennale di Arte e Vino". Torino, Italy. Curators: Prof. E. Comencini and Franz Clemente.
  • 2006, Collective exhibition "Bibione Art Festival 2006". Municipal Palace in Bibione, Venice, Italy. Curator: Prof. E. Comencini
  • 2006, Collective exhibition "In Notte Placida" together with the group Temperatura Ambiente. Centre of Contemporary Art of Villa Manin. Passiariano, Udine, Italy. Artistic manager: Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2005, Permanent installation at the Pavilion Italia inside the "Giardino Scarpa" together with the group Temperatura Ambiente. 51st International Exposition of Art at the Biennial in Venice, Italy. Artistic manager: Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2005, Collective exhibition "Fat par te - L'acqua del nostro cielo", project of the group Temperatura Ambiente. Holiday farm "Ai Colonos of Villacaccia" in Lestizza, Udine, Italy. Curators: Prof. E. Comencini and Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 2005, Collective exhibition “Autoritratto” as part of the exhibition “Vivere l’Ottocento”. San Francesco Church, Udine, Italy. Curators: Prof. E. Comencini and Prof. A. Grazzi.
  • 1995, World Gold Council of Vicenza, worldwide fair of jewellery design. Vicenza, Italy.

  • Art shows:
  • 2017, PaviArt, Pavia, Italy.
  • 2017, Arte Cremona, Cremona, Italy.
  • 2014, "The Other art fair", in Turin, Italy.
  • 2014, "Art Verona Fair"- Verona, Italy.

  • Awards:
  • 2017, "Finalist for Arteam Cup 2017", Bonelli LAB, Canneto sull'Oglio (MN), Italy.
  • 2017, "Finalist for Nocivelli Art Prize", Verolanuova (BS), Italy.
  • 2016, "Arteam Cup 2016"- City of Alessandria Special Prize - Palazzo Monferrato, Alessandria.
  • 2016, "Finalist for Arteam Cup 2016", Palazzo Monferrato Alessandria, Italy.
  • 2016, "NoPLace 3"- 49th Suzzara Prize - Suzzara Prize Gallery, Suzzara (MN).
  • 2015, "Finalist for Arteam Cup 2015", Officina delle Zattere, Fondamenta Nani, Dorsoduro,Venice, Italy.
  • 2012, "Inner Wheel Prize for woman". Prize of Visual and Contemporary Art, Verona, Italy. Special mention to Manuela Toselli.
  • 2010, “Talent Prize 2010”. Prize of Visual and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy. Special mention to Manuela Toselli.
  • 2009, "Mondadori Art Prize", Cairo Editore Milan, Italy. First Prize of Academy, section sculpture.

  • Artist residences:
  • 2016, “I feel Blue" - Valico Terminus, curators: Nila Shabnam Bonetti and Giovanni Cervi, Ramiseto (RE), Italy.Sala Polivalente - Ramiseto. Italy . May - September
  • 2016, “Valico Terminus”, curators: Nila Shabnam Bonetti and Giovanni Cervi, Ramiseto (RE), Italy.
  • 2013, “Lijalent Artist Residency” in Maribor, Slovenia.


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