Antonella Romano
 
Lives and works in Rome 

Antonella Romano (1986) started studying painting in 2006 with the artist Alberto Parres. She graduated in International Relations and Law and Economics in Rome (LUISS Guido Carli University) and studied visual art at the Rome University of Fine Arts - RUFA with particular attention to figurative art.

 

Her work is marked by a strong interest in social studies, focusing on the individual/context relationship and on the development of society around the subject.

The research stems from the need to explore the fragile boundary between presence and absence, familiar and unfamiliar, introspectively dwelling on the concept of home in its different dimensions: real, imaginary and symbolic. Furthermore, her interest is placed on the definition of identity and how it is influenced by social, political and economic context.

In her paintings and installations, she chooses to combine different techniques and materials, in order to express the peculiar emotional nature of the composition, passing through the logic of decomposition, both real and symbolic.

The subjects are reinterpreted in the light of their relationships, symbolically woven also with light, background and matter.

Exhibitions

2019

Cramum Prize 2019, Finalists Exhibition curated by Sabino Maria Frassà, Villa Bagatti Valsecchi, Varedo (IT)

Arte in Arte e Mestieri Award, Finalists Exhibition, “F. Bertazzoni” Suzzara Foundation, Mantova (IT)

2018

Virtual Art Museum VAM, Group Exhibition curated by Mauro Carrera

Arte in Arte e Mestieri Award, Finalists Exhibition, “F. Bertazzoni” Suzzara Foundation, Mantova (IT)

Salerno Biennale of Contemporary Art, Group Exhibition, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno (IT)

2017

LYNX International Contemporary Art Award, Finalists Exhibition, Lokarjeva Galerija– Ajdovščina (SL)

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)

International Biennial of Art and Culture 2015, RomART, International Group Exhibition, Rome (IT)

Rome Cavalieri, Solo Exhibition curated by Franco Maria Ricci, Rome Cavalieri, Rome (IT)

Rigenerazioni, Group Exhibition curated by Viviana Vannucci, Contemporary Art Museum MACRO Factory Rome (IT)

2014

Materia e Visioni, Micro EXPO Group Exhibition curated by Paola Valori, Plus Arte Puls Gallery, Rome (IT)

Publications

Magazine

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

Catalogue        

Arte in Arte e Mestieri Award - Suzzara, 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      

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

Awards

2019

Finalist of the Cramum Prize 2019, Varedo (IT)

Special Jury Mention - Arte in Arte e Mestieri Award 2019, Fondazione “F. Bertazzoni ”Suzzara, Mantova (IT)

2018

Special Jury Mention - Arte in Arte e Mestieri Award 2018, “F. Bertazzoni ”Suzzara, Mantova (IT)

2017

Finalist International Prize for Contemporary Art LYNX, A.C.I.S., Trieste (IT)

Selected Premio Arte, Cairo Editore, Milan (IT)

2015

Winner of the Medusa Aurea XXXVIII Award, AIAM, International Academy of Modern Art (A.I.A.M.), Rome (IT)

Finalist Award - Rigenerazioni, Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO Factory), Rome (IT)

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