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 thesis research ‘spending free time’ at KASK (Ghent, Belgium), where she developed the Vacation Spot project. In 2017 he was selected for Mediterranea 18 Young Artists Biennale and the following became part of Spazio In Situ, where she works as an artist and web designer. She has exhibited in several spaces including Las Palmas (Lisbon), Una Vetrina (Rome) and The Gallery Apart (Rome). From 2018 the collaboration with Andrea Frosolini gives life to ISIT.magazine (Contemporary Art Magazine), Webby Agency (Web Agency focused on design and development of web services for artists and art professionals) and the artistic couple AFFDP. In 2020 she has been nominated has best young emergent artist by Artribune. Her research focuses on relationships and processes that develop from simulated or virtual realities and social platforms.

Federica Di Pietrantonio’s artistic research focuses on relations and processes born through simulated/virtual realities, social platforms and videogames. Through the daily use of digital devices, we are constantly thrown into a space that gets increasignly virtual, untouchable, limitless and out of time. Our reality could 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. The antidote that humanity injects into the society is the collectivization of the privacy, an oximoronic operation aimed at transforming the private space into a public one; an attitude that she interprets not through voyeuristic or narcissistic and self-referential mechanisms, but through the emergence of a narration that makes stories a means not an end, a product that crystallizes experiences and not a story that feeds on itself. 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.

since 2020 artist at The Gallery Apart, Rome


> ISIT.magazine

> Webby Agency


> Spazio In Situ


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

experiences and residencies

2021 – SUPERBLAST, residency, NAM – Not a Museaum, Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence, Italy
2021 – search what you see, Il Crepaccio, curated by Caroline Corbetta, IG
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]


2021 – Finalist at Matteo Olivero Prize (from advisor Domenico Quaranta)
2021 – Lazio Contemporaneo by Lazio Innova / Regione Lazio
2020 – Best Young Emergent Artist by Artribune
2020 – Talent Prize 2020 Special Award by Fondazione Cultura e Arte

solo exhibitions

2020 – my life as yours, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2019 – OPENCALL.online, Una Vetrina, Rome, Italy
2019 – Vacation Spot in Gent, Gouvernement, Ghent, Belgium
2019 – Vacation Spot in Gent (Back to Rome), Rufa Space, Pastificio Cerere, Rome, Italy

group exhibitions

2021 – SOTTOSOPRA. La lettura del reale tra le crete di questa realtà, curated by Alessandra Ioalè, Cretecon Festival, online
2021 – Made in Italy, curated by Porter Ducrist, Tilt, Renens, Switzerland
2021 – Subterranean Virtualscapes, Virginia Bianchi Gallery, online
2020 – <=/SPAC3, curated by Porter Ducrist, Spazio In Situ, Rome, Italy
2020 – 10cents project – Zero Edition, curated by Giuseppina Giordano, Mazara del Vallo, Italy
2019 – What kind of perversion i’m showing off, curated by Porter Ducrist, Spazio In Situ, Rome, Italy
2019 – Reality Check, Las Palmas Project, Lisbon
2019 – Internet Yami-Ichi, curated by Metoché and Sofia Braga, DAS – Dispositivo Arti Sperimentali, Bologne, Italy
2019 – All’interno del barattolo, curated by Porter Ducrist, Temple Gallery, Rome, Italy
2019 – Chilometro 0, curated by Porter Ducrist, The Gallery Apart, 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]


2021 – ISIT.exhi#001, curated by ISIT, Spazio In Situ, Rome, Italy
2018/ongoing – ISIT.magazine, Contemporary Art Magazine, co-founder and co-editor


> The Walkman Magazine, interview by Carlo Settimio Battisti, 2021

> StudioChat, interview by Saverio Verini / ArtVerona 2020

> Inside Art n.120, interview by Francesca Torre (FONDAZIONE CULTURA E ARTE SPECIAL AWARD / Talent Prize 2020)

> La Repubblica, exhibition review by Lorenzo Madaro

> ARTSLIFE, Habbo Time!, interview by Dario Moalli

> ARTSLIFE, interview by Dario Moalli

> FORMEUNICHE, interview by Marco Marelli