Viola Arduini (b.1987, Italy)

Viola Arduini is an Italian artist and educator currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, nature, and technology. Her interdisciplinary work encompasses photography, 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.

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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