I’m a visual, socially engaged, cultural worker, busy with a continuous process of research, feminist approach to rurality, and the perception of distopic realities at large.
I’m based between the city of Turin and the province of Biella, below the northen west Italian Alps, places that became my projects’ subjects and inspiration. Throughout a cross-media approach, I focus on rural environments and their social structures, a feminist approach in the meeting with non-human forms of life, the gaps between folcklor and the contemporary, post-industrialism and distopian realities, and the act of field-researching (field-learning) as a valuable form of cultural production in itself.
I hold an MA in critical studies and art practice at the Dutch Art Institute (2019, ArtEZ, Arnhem, NL) and a BFA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in the audio-visual department (2014, Amsterdam, NL).
Currently, I’m co-curator of the residency program CROSS Residence and referent for territorial relationships at CROSS Project: residency program and festival for performing arts and dance in the Lake Orta area, Piedmont (Novara).
And with the collective Isterika Istorika I’m bringing on a collaborative, open and horizontal bookclub on transfeminist narratives.
I worked as tutor for residency programs (Accademia UNIDEE Fondazione Pistoletto, with ArtEZ, AIR residency program, Biella, (IT) ), as assistant of production and facilitator (Fondazione Pistoletto, UNIDEE and Accademia (IT); Hotel Maria Kapel (NL); viadellafucina16 (IT) ), and as research assistant for projects on industrial and post-industrial history.
Art work is work and it’s collaborative!
I’m part of the shared studio Ventunesimo, in Turin, and I have been part of community projects such as the independent organization Better Places aps at space HYDRO, Biella (IT).
My MA thesis is a research on the relationship between land property and semi-nomadic shepherds’ work of maintenance on natural resources. It resonates in materialist and eco-feminist theories, leading to a series of interviews with shephers I staged in the performance Maintenance of What (Dutch Art Institute, Berlin, 2019).