Lives and works in London and Rome
Antonella Romano (1986) holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in Law and Economics from LUISS University in Rome.
She has pursued studies in visual arts, with a specialisation course in Painting from RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts). Currently, she is studying Fine Art (GradDip) at 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.
In using archive and found material, I explore the intricacies of uncertainty in the multi-layered contemporary context by combining different artistic techniques, primarily painting and drawing, but also print, assemblage and collage techniques. By adopting an epistemological perspective, I am intrigued by the possibility of what representation can do, twisting its languages and working with them.
Finding connections with the work of William Kentridge, Kara Walker and Marlene Dumas, my practice lies in political art: an art -and politics- in which reality perceptions are deconstructed and the dynamics of power are understood through the lens of history, iconic representations and stereotypes.
2023 | ACROSS & OVER, curated by Dr. Kyung Hwa Shon, Daniel Lancaster, 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
Premio Arte in Arte e Mestieri, 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
Cuccurucucu - What motivates a human being to move forward? , Sabino Maria Frassà, 2019, Cramum
Why we must be proud of being Italian: thirty-five experts analyze our national identity, Prof. Pierluigi Cascioli, 2016, published by Aracne Editrice
2022 | 2020 | 2019 | 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)