About / CV

Eva Frapiccini’s works revolve largely around language and its invisible ways of expression. Directly informed by historic events, her subject matter deals with sociopolitical circumstances where power relations are unbalanced. Awarded as a Ph.D. practice-led at the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom, she holds a position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Genoa, Italy.
In 2017, Frapiccini has been awarded for the first edition of the funding Italian Council by the Italian Ministry of Culture. Frapiccini’s projects had been included in international exhibitions at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK; Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm; BOZAR – Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; Maison de la Photographie, Paris; and festivals such as the XII International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice. Her works are included in museum collections, such as the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Museum Castello di Rivoli, MAXXI Rome, as well as private collections.

EDUCATION
University of Leeds, UK PhD practice-led in Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies
IED – European Institute of Design in Turin Research course of Photography
University of Bologna  MA in Arts, Humanities, and Cultural Heritage

AWARDS / BURSARIES / RESIDENCIES
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship  University of Genoa 2020-2021
 I Edition Italian Council Funding  Italian Ministry of Culture 2017
Maraya Art Centre Sharjah UAE  Sharjah UAE – Artist in residence supported by  FARE, Milano / 2016
Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena Premio Fotografia Italiana Under40  Italian Photography Award Under40, finalist / 2016
INSIDE ART – Talent Prize, finalist / 2015
International Award of Public Art Hong Kong  artist nominated  / 2014
Al Riwaq contemporary art space Bahrain artist in residence / 2014
Moroso Award for Contemporary Art  artist nominated / 2013
Rottapharm Madaus Prize  Monza / 2013
Reso’ program by the Piedmont and CRT Foundation (IT) / 2012
Townhouse Gallery Cairo Artist in residence / May – June 2012
NAC Foundation Rotterdam Artist in residence / January – June 2011
Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena  Special Italia Prize / 2010
FOAM – Paul Huf Award  artist nominated / 2009
European Month of Photography Artist representing Italy 2007-2006
Premio Pesaresi / Contrasto SI FEST Savignano, Italy  2006
UniCredit & Art – Passport for Art Prize  2005

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Eva Frapiccini | The Art of Memory, Project Space, Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, The United Kingdom / 5.09 – 18.09.2019
Inciampo 01 – Eva Frapiccini, curated by Paola Tognon, City Museum of Livorno, Livorno, Italy / 14.03 – 20.07.2019
Il Pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l’Anima / Words without Action poison the Soul, curated by Connecting Cultures and Isole Palermo, ICI – Italian Cultural Institute, Brussels, Belgium / 08.11.2018 – 24.11.2018 
Il Pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l’Anima / Words without Action poison the Soul, curated by Connecting Cultures and Isole Palermo, Municipal Historical Archive, Palermo / 15.06 – 30.08.2018
Scratched Surfaces, text by Anna Musini, ICI – Italian Cultural Institute, London, UK / 09.02. – 02.03.2018
Dancing in the Memory Palace MA*GA Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallarate, Italy / 03.12.2017 – 22.04.2018
Contemporary Locus XI. Eva Frapiccini curated by Paola Tognon, Carmine Monastery, Bergamo, Italy / 09.09 – 18.09.2016
Eva Frapiccini, Golden Jail | Discovering Subjection / Pasqua Vorgia, Traces BOZAR, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (duo solo exhibition) / 2016
Eva Frapiccini. Selective Memory | Selective Amnesia text by Cristina Baldacci, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino, Italy / 17.04 – 20.06.2015
Essere deboli è umano e perciò deve cessare Goethe Institute, Torino, Italy (duo solo exhibition) / 2012
Museum Caneira | the physics of the possible curated by E. Tosoni, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino / 2011
Thank you for coming! curated by Teresa Iannotta, Nac Foundation, Rotterdam, The Netherlands / 2011
Muri di Piombo (Walls of Lead) curated by Walter Guadagnini, UniCredit project room, Milano (IT) / 2008
Muri di Piombo (Walls of Lead) The diffused Museum of Resistance, Torino, Italy / 2008

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)
REAL_Italy  curated by E. Farina and M. Piccioni, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy |  19.02. – 26.07.2020
INSIDE  Peola Simondi Gallery, Torino, Italy / 16-17.09.2020
Resistance and Sensibility. Collezione Donata Pizzi: Women Photographers in Italy  Fotografie Forum, Frankfurt, Germany / 01.02 – 26.04.2020
L’ Altro Sguardo. Donne fotografe 1965 – 2018  curated by Raffaella Perna, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, Italy / 08.06 – 02.09.2018
Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente  curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Vittoria Martini, Artissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy / 2017
L’ altro Sguardo. Fotografe Italiane 1965-2015  curated by R. Perna, Triennale di Milano, Italy / 05.10.2016 – 08.01.2017
A Trilogy  curated by Francesca Comisso Peola Simondi Gallery, Torino, Italy / 05.02. – 26.03.2016
Talent Prize – Inside Art Museo Canonica (Villa Borghese), Roma, Italy / 2015
Com’è viva la città. Art & the City 1913-2014  curated by Giacinto di Pietrantonio, Villa Olmo, Como, Italy / 2015
Ritratto dell’artista da giovane | Portrait of the artist as young (Wo)man  curated by Marcella Beccaria, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italia / 10.06. – 21.09.2014
Altro dalle immagini  curated by Filippo Maggia, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Torino, Italy / 21.05.-07.09.2014
Alwan 338. Foundation  curated by Alexandra Stock, Al Riwaq Contemporary Art Space, Bahrain / 2014
Science & Fiction: New Death  FACT, Liverpool, The United Kingdom / 2014
La Grande Magia. Opere scelte dalla collezione UniCredit  curated by G. Maraniello and W. Guadagnini, in collaboration with Bärbel Kopplin , MAMbo Modern Art Museum of Bologna, Italy/ 20.10.2013 – 16.02.2014
Meet Again  Peola Simondi Gallery, Torino, Italy / 21.06 – 19.07.2013
Biennal of Young artists  Palazzo Reale, Monza, Italy / 2013
La Storia che non ho vissuto. Testimone indiretto (The History I never lived through (indirect witness)  curated by Marcella Beccaria, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy / 16.09 – 18.11.2012
Angry, Young and Radical  curated by Iris Sikking / Paradox, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Holland / 2011
The 12th International Architecture Exhibition Venice Italian Pavillion, curated by Luca Molinari / 2010
Tre  curated by F. Maggia, Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy / 16.09 – 13.11.2010
GE09  Da Guarene all’ Etna 1999-2009  curated by F. Maggia, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy / 2009
Eppur si muove  curated by I. Guerrero, J. Klaring, P. Vermootel, Palazzo Ducale, Genova / Palazzo Rebaudengo, Guarene, Italy / 2009
Il racconto di un luogo  Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, Italy / 2009
Focus on Contemporary Italian art  curated by Gianfranco Maraniello, Walter Guadagnini, MAMbo Modern Museum of Bologna, Italy / 06.12.2008 – 10.12.2009
Mutation I, European Month of Photography  curated by Gunda Achleitner and Berthold Ecker, MUSA Museum auf Abruf, Wien, Austria / 2007
Mutation I  European Month of Photography  Museo Bilotti, Roma, Italy / 2007
Mutation I  European Month of Photography  House of Photography, Moskva, Russia / 2007
Mutation I  European Month of Photography  curated by Jean-Luc Monterosso, MEP Maison de la Photographie, Paris, France / 02.11.- 31.12.2006
Mutation I  European Month of Photography  Museu Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany / 2006
Mutation I  European Month of Photography  Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg / 2006
Ge06 Da Guarene All’ Etna  curated by F. Maggia, Palazzo Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy / 2006
Festival Internazionale di Fotografia di Roma  curated by Marco Delogu, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Roma, Italy / 2006
Nuovi Arrivi 11 curated by Olga Gambari, Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Torino, Italy / 2005

PARTICIPATORY EVENTS & PUBLIC COMMISSIONS
Dreams’ Time Capsule  curated by Damon Waldock, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, The United Kingdom / 21.07 – 31.07.2016
Eva Frapiccini, Golden Jail | Discovering Subjection / Pasqua Vorgia Traces, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (duo solo exhibition) / 2016
Dreams’ Time Capsule  curated by Alexandra Helen MacGilp, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, and Al Qasbah, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE / March 2016
Dreams’ Time Capsule  curated by Catalina Quijano, University of Art & Design, Bogotà, Colombia / 2013
Dreams’ Time Capsule  curated by Zane Onckule, Kim? Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia / 2013
Dreams’ Time Capsule  curated by E. Tosoni, M. Ericson, Arktekturmuseet, Stoccolma, Stockholm, Sweden / 2012
Dreams’ Time Capsule  curated by Alexandra Stock, Ania Szremski, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt / 2012
ON. Luci di Pubblica Piazza  curated by M. Angelotti e A. De Manincor, public project, Bologna, Italy / 2011

SCREENINGS
Al Riwaq Contemporary Art Space  Manama, Bahrain, curated by Alexandra Stock / 2014
[.Box] Video Art project Space  Milano, Italy, curated by Maria Cristina Ferraioli / 2013
Kunsthaus Tacheles Berlin, Germany, curated by Ljudmilla Socci / 2012
Townhouse Gallery  Cairo, Egypt, curated by Alexandra Stock / 2012
kim? Contemporary Art Centre Riga, Latvia, curated by Simone Menegoi / 2011
Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex Yerevan, Armenia curated by Aria Spinelli / 2011

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
Fondazione Torino Musei GAM Galleria Civica d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Turin Museums Foundation)
Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena
MAXXI, Museum of Contemporary Art
Monza Civic Collections
Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation
UniCredit & Art Collection