Federica Di Pietrantonio Federicadipiet was born in 1996 in Rome, where she works and study.
In 2014 she starts studying Painting at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts, where she graduated in 2019. In 2017 she took part at Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale. The year ahead she has been selected for V_AIR 2018 artist in residence and moved her studio at Spazio In Situ, where she work as artist and web designer. In 2018 she moved to Ghent (Belgium) to develop her thesis project, shown afterwards in Rome at Rufa Space and in Ghent at Gouvernement. In that occasion was born the collaboration project with the artist Andrea Frosolini, they togheter run ISIT.magazine.
Her artistic research focuses on the verge between virtual reality and actual reality, always referring to the world of art’s iconographic dynamics. Federica Di Pietrantonio experiments different mediums, from painting to installation to web design.
Federica Di Pietrantonio’s artistic research focuses on the verge between virtual reality and actual reality, always referring to the world of art’s iconographic dynamics.
Through our daily use of digital devices, we are constantly thrown into a space that gets increasignly virtual, untouchable, limitless and out of time. I believe that our reality might somehow be considered the screen through which most of our knowledge and experiences get to us.
The image, when coming from a screen, acquires a new form of sovereignty that substitutes our sensory mode, making the blind contemporary spectator fall into a state of deep ambuguity. The artist makes an attempt to shift the art market dynamics towards a virtual container, overboarding the truth’s confinement, and suggesting both paintings and situations that brings whithin themselves strongly art related values.
Di Pietrantonio mainly uses oil painting and media art installations as her medium. The goals are respectively to create an imitation of reality through painting, and to reach a theatrical fictional level through her installations.
Her work often fluctuates between the perceived reality ad the fictional quality of the virtual devices, stubbornly trying to break the frail securities our contemporary society offers.
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Sep 2018 / Jan 2019 – thesis research at KASK, Ghent, Belgium
2016 / 2018 – Painting bachelor, RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts
2013 / 2015 – Painting class, RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts
2019 – Play Date / Vacation Spot in Gent, atelier residency, Gouvernement, Ghent, Belgium
2018 – V_AIR artist in residence, curated by Martina Corgnati, MUST Museo del territorio, Vimerate (MB), Italy [catalogue]
2017 – painting assistant for Michael Lin at ENJOY, curated by Danilo Eccher, Chiostro del Bramante, Rome, Italy
2019 – Vacation Spot in Gent, Gouvernement, Ghent, Belgium
2019 – Vacation Spot in Gent (Back to Rome), Rufa Space, Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy
2019 - Chilometro 0, curated by Porter Ducrist, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2019 - OPENCALL.online, Una Vetrina, Rome, Italy
2018 – Digital video wall x Generazione Critica #6, curated by Metronom, ex Centrale AEM Modena, Italy
2018 – Out of space, curated by Porter Ducrist, Spazio In Situ, Rome, Italy
2017 – Anticamera, curated by Elena Castiglia, Rufa Space, Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy
2017 – Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale, Former Embassy of Ex Yugoslavia, Tirana, Albany [catalogue]
2016 – Pozzo dei Goti in Arte, curated by Collettivo Flock, Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (Messina, Italy)