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lives and works in London and Rome

Antonella Romano holds a BA in Political Science and an MA in Law and Economics from LUISS University in Rome.

After completing a specialisation course in Pictorial Disciplines from RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts), she graduated in Fine Art (GradDip) with distinction from the Royal College of Art (London).


S T A T E M E N T 


As an interdisciplinary artist coming from a background in political studies, I rely on visual cues to recognise ambiguity in forms, languages and ethics of representation.

Creating functional redundancies and repetitions as elements of endless analysis, I question the structures of dominance by combining different artistic techniques, primarily painting and drawing, but also printing techniques and stop-motion animation. Presenting the art process as an act of resistance against established structures of meaning, I investigate the relationship between social and political dynamics of power and the creation of cliché. 

Finding connections with the work of William Kentridge and Marlene Dumas, my practice lies in political art: an art -and politics- in which Knowledge is deconstructed and the dynamics of power are understood through the lens of history, iconic representations and stereotypes.


2023 - 2024 | ACROSS & OVER, group exhibition curated by Dr. Kyung Hwa Shon, Daniel Lancaster and Gary Clough, HSBC HQ, London (UK)

2023, 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)



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



ACROSS & OVER, Royal College of Art, 2023

Premio Arte in Arte e Mestieri, Bertazzoni Foundation, 2023/ 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, Cramum,2019

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


2023 | Critics Award - Premio Arte in Arte e Mestieri, Bertazzoni Suzzara Foundation, Mantova (IT)

2022 | 2020 | 2018 | Special Mention - Premio Arte in Arte e Mestieri, Bertazzoni Suzzara Foundation, 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 | 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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