Viola Arduini (b.1987, Italy)

Viola Arduini is an Italian artist and educator currently basedin Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationshipsformed by humans, nature, and technology. Her interdisciplinary work encompassphotography, poetry, installation, and sound, creating connections with biology and mythology.

Arduini received a Bachelor of Arts from NABANew Academy of Fine Arts, Milano, Italy in 2010 and a Master of Arts inDocumentary Photography from University of South Wales, Newport, UK in 2015.She has recently received a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology from theUniversity of New Mexico. Her work has been included in group exhibitions inthe US and Europe. She received numerous grants and scholarships, as theMaryann Evans Scholarship for Graduate Students in Art Studio, the AndrewMellon Foundation for Art & Ecology Fellowship and Research Grant from theCulture and Animal Foundation.

Arduini is currently Education and OutreachCoordinator for 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, NM.

Solo and Two-artists Exhibitions


[AC]2 Gallery, two-artists exhibition with lauraCarlson, Albuquerque NM (Catalogue)

Charm, UCLA  ArtSci Gallery, Los Angeles, CA [*POSTPONED FOR COVID-19]


Ananke, Sanitary Tortilla Factory,Albuquerque NM (Catalogue)

Selected Group Exhibitions


Earthstyle Concerns - Art & Ecology at UNM, Visual Art Gallery, Santa Fe Community College, NM [*POSTPONED FOR COVID-19]


UNM Juried Graduate Exhibition: UNM Art Dept 90th Anniversary, Art Annex, Albuquerque NM

It Sounds Like a RiverLeaping and Falling; It Sounds Like a Body falling Apart, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque NM

Deep Time Lab with NinaElder, UNM Art Museum, AlbuquerqueNM


Digital Disobedience – The Algorithm as saboteur, CFA Downtown, Albuquerque NM, group show curated by Amy Traylor and Cat Hulshoff

The Greater Chaco Silent Art Auction and Benefit, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa FeNM

Who Are Those Invisible Clouds,Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe NM


LandArts of the American West, John Sommers Gallery, Albuquerque, NM (Catalogue)

The Art Chapter - Milano ArtBook Fair, Base,Milano, IT

BURST,Capodilucca Creative Hub, Bologna, IT


At First Sight,CFA Downtown, Albuquerque, NM

ChippendaleStudio - Dummy photobook travelling exhibition

[CentraleFotografia, Fano, Italy; Festival di Fotografia Contemporanea, Gonzaga, Italy; F4,Pieve di Soligno, Italy]


Visualising theAnimal travelling exhibition

[CarlislePhoto Festival, United Kingdom; DurhamBotanic Garden, Durham, United Kingdom]


Seventeen SecondsMA Group Show, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom


UnseenBristol, Parlour Showrooms, Bristol, United Kingdom


2020         Nextlook Residency, The Clarice Smith Performing Center,University of Maryland, MD

2016 ShuffleProject Art Residency Final Show, 4Bid Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

Grants &Awards

2018-19      Exception Visual ArtistScholar Sanitary Tortilla Factory

2018-19      Ralph W.Douglass Scholarship Endowment

2018 Andrew MellonFoundation for Art & Ecology Fellowship

2018 MaryannEvans Scholarship for Graduate Students in Art Studio

2017-18 ClydeA. & Elizabeth R. Hill Endowed Scholarship

2017           UNM Office ofGraduate Studies Doctoral Conference Presentation Award

2017           Culture and AnimalFoundation Grant for Research

2016           Shuffle Projectresidency, 4Bid Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland (January)

2015           AnthrozoologyConference Student Bursary Award

2006-10        Regione LombardiaScholarships for College Education

Press and publications

Catalog, Viola Arduini, Amy Hulshoff, and David Parsons, ANANKE,self-published, 2019

Article, Clarke Condé, ArtMagnified: Nina’s Story Ananke by Viola Arduini, Alibi V.28 NO.15, 2019

Article, AmyHulshoff and Viola Arduini, Artist Spotlight, Hemisphere: VisualCultures of the Americas issue XI, Fall 2018

Article,Viola Arduini, The Pedagogy of Place: Artistic Narratives for theAnthropocene, Digimag issue 77, Winter 2017

Artist book, Viola Arduini, ItsFeathers Shine, self-published, 2015

Lectures and workshops


Keynote Lecture for Vision 20/20, Falmouth University, UK


Lecture/Presentation,Art in the Anthropocene, Trinity College, Dublin, IR

Artist Talk


Lecture/Presentation,Hemisphere symposium, CFA Downtown,Albuquerque, NM

Lecture/Presentation,Embodied Entanglements, This Beautiful Earth, University of NewMexico, Albuquerque, NM


Lecture/Presentation,The Human and the Other, visual technology between science and art,Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY


Lecture/Presentation,Animal perception and photography: new lights, University ofExeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

Lecture/Presentation, Animal perception and photography: new lights, University of Cumbria, Carlisle,United Kingdom


Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, NM

Chippendale Studio, Milan, IT

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