Viola Arduini (b.1987, Italy)

Viola Arduini is an Italian artist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, animals, and technology. 

Graduated in Documentary Photography (MA) from University of South Wales (UK) in 2015, she’s currently a MFA candidate in Art & Ecology at University of New Mexico.


SoloExhibitions

2019           

Ananke, Sanitary Tortilla Factory,Albuquerque NM (Catalogue)


SelectedGroup Exhibitions

2019           

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

Yuma Art Symposium Student Show,Yuma Art Center, Yuma AZ

2018           

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

This Beautiful Earth, PopejoyHall, Albuquerque, NM (videoprojection in collaboration with Kaitlin Bryson and Nicholas Jacobsen)

2017         

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

SFAI140,Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, NM (video projection and performative reading in collaboration with Issy Arnold, Paul Ross, and MikalaSterling) 

TheArt Chapter - Milano ArtBook Fair, Base,Milano, IT

BURST,Capodilucca Creative Hub, Bologna, IT

2016          

At First Sight,CFA Downtown, Albuquerque, NM

ChippendaleStudio - Dummy photobook travelling exhibition

 CentraleFotografia, Fano, Italy;

Festivaldi Fotografia Contemporanea, Gonzaga, Italy;

F4,Pieve di Soligno, Italy

Comfort-zoo, ShuffleProject Art Residency Final Show, 4Bid Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland

2015          

Visualising theAnimal travelling exhibition

CarlislePhoto Festival, United Kingdom

DurhamBotanic Garden, Durham, United Kingdom

2014         

Seventeen SecondsMA Group Show, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, United Kingdom

2013          

UnseenBristol, Parlour Showrooms, Bristol, United Kingdom


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 andpublications

Article, Amy Hulshoff and Viola Arduini, Artist Spotlight,Hemisphere: Visual Cultures of the Americas issue XI, Fall 2018

Article, Viola Arduini, The Pedagogy of Place: ArtisticNarratives for the Anthropocene, Digimag issue 77, Winter 2017, pages 26-35http://www.digicult.it/wp-content/uploads/digimag77.pdf

Images credits, Stile Italiano magazine, several issues,2012

Images credits, Milan Architecture Guide 1945-2015: Thearchitecture of Milan from the postwar period until today in 100 selectedbuildings, Hoepli, 2015


Lectures andworkshops

2018                     

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

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

2017                      

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

2015                      

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

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


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