Viola Arduini (b.1987, Italy)

Viola Arduini is an Italian artist, researcher, and educator who exploresthe relationship between humans, the ecosphere, andtechnology. She uses a variety of media, from photography to computer science,from biology to writing, to create paths that connect art to science, and thehuman to the more-than-human.  

Viola received a Bachelor of Arts from NABA New Academy of Fine Arts, Milano, (Italy),a Master of Arts in Documentary Photography from the University of South Wales,Newport (United Kingdom), and a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology fromthe University of New Mexico in 2019.  She is also a current student in the Biotechnologyprogram at Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque (USA). 

Her work has been included in group exhibitions in the US andEurope. She received numerous grants and scholarships, as theMaryann Evans Scholarship for Graduate Students in Art Studio, the AndrewMellon Foundation for Art & Ecology Fellowship, and a Research Grant from the Culture and Animal Foundation. Recentlyshe has been an artist in residence for the Revolution Residency at the SantaFe Art institute in 2022 and she is currently a Shared.Futures 2023 fellow atUNM. Viola works as an art educator and administrator in New Mexico andcollaborates with national and international networks to expand dialoguesengaging art and science.

Solo and Two-artists Exhibitions


The Chimera Manifesto, Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque NM


[AC]2 Gallery, two-artists exhibition with lauraCarlson, Albuquerque NM (Catalogue)  [*POSTPONED FOR COVID-19]

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


Museum of Southwestern Biology, Albuquerque, NM

Chippendale Studio, Milan, IT

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