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ANTONELLA ROMANO
Lives and works in Rome 

Antonella Romano (1986) started painting studies in 2006 with the abstract artist Alberto Parres. She holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in Law and Economics from LUISS University in Rome. She continued her art training, attending the Academy of Arts coordinated by Prof. Carla Subrizi for GNAM (Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome) and Fondazione Scuola Alta Formazione Donne di Governo project. She studied  Painting at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts) and printmaking techniques at InSigna Atelier in Rome.

 S T A T E M E N T

I constantly look at definitions and labels with doubt, paying attention to themes such as heritage, power and fear, and how they have been managed within society over time. More generally, my interest is focused on forms, language and ethics of representation.

Using an interdisciplinary approach, my art practice investigates the role of visual representation in cultural memory, identity and power dynamics. Through painting, drawings, print techniques and installations, I explore the fluidity of reality perception in the multi-layered contemporary context, deliberately mixing historical and iconic or stereotypical images with anonymous and private ones carefully chosen from different sources like magazines, newspapers, or the web (especially social media).

I am interested in what representation can do, twisting the language and working with it. For me, one of the most crucial things is creating a psychologically charged space where viewers can make their narrative, exploring figures' ambiguity and representation's fluidity.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2022, 2020 | Premio Arte e Mestieri Exhibition, curated by Mauro Carrera, Bertazzoni Suzzara Foundation, Mantova (IT)

2019 | Toys, Solo Exhibition curated by Emiliano Coletta, Teatro di Tordinona, Roma (IT)

2019 | Cramum Prize 2019, Finalists Exhibition curated by Sabino Maria Frassà, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Varedo (IT)

2019 | Arte in Arte e Mestieri Award, Finalists Exhibition,  Bertazzoni Suzzara Foundation, Mantova (IT)

2018 | Virtual Art Museum VAM, Group Exhibition curated by Mauro Carrera

2018 | Salerno Biennale of Contemporary Art, Group Exhibition, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno (IT)

2017 | LYNX International Contemporary Art Award, Finalists Exhibition, Lokarjeva Galerija– Ajdovščina (SL)

2017 | LYNX Award, Finalists Exhibition, Lux Art Gallery - Trieste (IT)

2015 | Medusa Aurea Award XXXVIII, International Academy of Modern Art (A.I.A.M.), Winners Exhibition, Rome (IT)

2015 | International Biennial of Art and Culture 2015, RomART, International Group Exhibition, Rome (IT)

2015 | Rome Cavalieri, Solo Exhibition curated by Franco Maria Ricci, Rome Cavalieri, Rome (IT)

2015 | Rigenerazioni, Group Exhibition curated by Viviana Vannucci, Contemporary Art Museum MACRO, Rome (IT)

2014 | Materia e Visioni, Micro EXPO Group Exhibition curated by Paola Valori, Plus Arte Puls Gallery, Rome (IT)

PUBLICATIONS

Magazine

 

Article "Premio Arte 2017" on Arte magazine N. 528, 2017, published by Giorgio Mondadori-Cairo Editore

 

Catalogue        

Premio Arte in Arte e Mestieri, 2022/ 2020/ 2019/ 2018

LYNX, published by Franco Rosso Editore, 2017

International Biennial of Art and Culture of Rome, 2015

Materia e Visioni, Micro EXPO Gallery, 2014

 

Published Book      

Cuccurucucu - What motivates a human being to move forward? , Sabino Maria Frassà, 2019, Cramum

Why we must be proud of being Italian: thirty-five experts analyze our national identity, Prof. Pierluigi Cascioli, 2016, published by Aracne Editrice

AWARDS

2022 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | Special Mention - Premio Arte in Arte e Mestieri, “F. Bertazzoni ”Suzzara, Mantova (IT)

2019 | Finalist of the Cramum Prize 2019, Varedo (IT)

2017 | Finalist International Prize for Contemporary Art LYNX, A.C.I.S., Trieste (IT)

2017 | Selected Premio Arte, Cairo Editore, Milan (IT)

2015 | Winner of the Medusa Aurea XXXVIII Award, AIAM, International Academy of Modern Art (A.I.A.M.), Rome (IT)

2015 | Finalist Award - Rigenerazioni, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO Factory), Rome (IT)

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