Federica Di Pietrantonio  federicadipiet was born in 1996 in Rome, where she currently lives and works. She studied Painting at RUFA – Rome University of Fine Arts graduating in 2019, and carried out her research-thesis spending free time at KASK (Ghent, Belgium). In 2017 she was selected for Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale and the following year she joined the artist-run space Spazio In Situ (Rome) where she worked untill 2024. In 2020 she won the special Emerging prize of the Fondazione Cultura e Arte, in occasion of the XIII edition of the Talent Prize promoted by Inside Art magazine, an award that sees her among the finalists also in the subsequent editions of 2021 and 2022. In 2021 she’s been selected by NAM – Not a Museum for the Superblast residency at Manifattura Tabacchi (Florence). In 2022 she participated in VRAL #49 as part of the Milan Machinima Festival and was invited to present her work at the MEET – Digital Culture Center in Milan on the occasion of the international conference The New Atlas of Digital Art. From 2018 the collaboration with Andrea Frosolini gives life to ISIT (independent editorial project and curatorial platform) and the artistic couple AFFDP. In 2024 she co-founded Studio Kāma (Rome) where she actually works.

Di Pietrantonio has exhibited in private and institutional spaces, including Manifattura Tabacchi (Florence), Las Palmas (Lisbon), Una Vetrina (Rome), Temple University Gallery (Rome), The Gallery Apart (Rome), Spazio In Situ (Rome) , TILT (Renens, Switzerland), GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Roma Capitale (Rome), Virginia Bianchi Gallery (online), Adiacenze (Bologna, IT), ADI Design Museum (Milan), FMAV – Fondazione Modena Arti Visive (Modena, IT). Among the personal exhibitions, highlight in particular everynight i try to find the light but sometimes it’s too cold at the smART Foundation – Polo per l’Arte in Rome (2022), the duo show with Andrea Frosolini dumpster love youself at Adiacenze in Bologna, lost in myst project in Celleno (VT) (2021) and my life as yours at The Gallery Apart Rome (2020).

Federica Di Pietrantonio’s artistic research focuses on relations and processes born through simulated/virtual realities, social platforms and videogames.
The videogame draws the limits of the artistic process, where standardization of personality and the illusion of our individuality take simultaneously place into free modalities of relation and interaction. The virtual experience is nowadays a verified builder of our memory, it has an active role, though part of it lead on by melancholy, in the
individual/collective construction of the present.
The body is a recognition device able to identify yourself and the virtual alter-egos; a device no longer permanently defined but involved in a continuous process of creation and destruction. Assuming the correspondence between avatar and alter-ego, ad absurdum the avatar is ego itself. The sublime act of finding ourselves into others appears as a closed cyclic structure, hopeless.
Her work often fluctuates between the perceived reality and the fictional quality of the virtual devices, stubbornly trying to break the frail securities our contemporary society offers.
Though illusion is a paradise to wander, the experience brutally faces reality. A foregone crash. My freedom ends as an offer to the spectator.

since 2020 artist at The Gallery Apart, Rome

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