About / CV

Eva Frapiccini’s works revolve largely around language and its invisible ways of expression. Directly informed by historic events, material significance, her subject matter deals with sociopolitical circumstances where power relations are unbalanced. Her projects have been shown in a series of international institutions such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom; the Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm; MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, and festivals such as the XII International Exhibition of Architecture in Venice. Frapiccini’s works are included in a number of institutional collections in Italy, such as the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, MAXXI collections, Museum Castello di Rivoli, as well as private collections.
In 2017, she won the first edition of the Italian Ministry Bursary “Italian Council”. In 2019
, she concluded her practice-led Ph.D. at the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.


2019  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 

2019  Inciampo 01 – Eva Frapiccini, curated by Paola Tognon, City Museum of Livorno, Livorno, Italy / 14.03 – 20.07.2019  

2018  Il Pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l’Anima / Words without Action poison the Soul, curated by Connecting Cultures and Isole Palermo, IIC, Cultural Italian Institute, Brussels, Belgium / 08.11.2018 – 24.11.2018 

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

2018  Scratched Surfaces, text by Anna Musini, IIC Cultural Italian Institute, London, The United Kingdom / 09.02. – 02.03.2018

2017  Dancing in the Memory Palace, MA*GA Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallarate, Italy / 03.12.2017 – 22.04.2018

2016  Contemporary Locus XI. Eva Frapiccini, curated by Paola Tognon, Carmine Monastery, Bergamo, Italy

2016  Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Damon Waldock, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, The United Kingdom

2016  Eva Frapiccini, Golden Jail | Discovering Subjection / Pasqua Vorgia, Traces, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium (duo solo show)

2016  Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Alexandra Helen MacGilp, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, United Arab Emirate, and Al Qasbah, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE

2015  Eva Frapiccini. Selective Memory | Selective Amnesia, text by Cristina Baldacci, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino, Italy

2013  Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Dr. Catalina Quijano, University of Art & Design, Bogotà, Colombia

2013  Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Zane Onckule, Kim? Contemporary Art Space, Riga, Latvia

2012  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  Essere deboli è umano e perciò deve cessare, Goethe Institute, Torino, Italy (duo solo show)

2011  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

2008  Muri di Piombo (Walls of Lead), curated by Walter Guadagnini, UniCredit project room, Milano (IT) [cat.]

2008  Muri di Piombo (Walls of Lead), The diffused Museum of resistance, war, rights and Freedom, Torino, Italy

GROUP SHOWS (selected)

2020  REAL_Italy, curated by E. Farina and M. Piccioni, MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy |  19.02. – 26.07.2020 [cat.]

2020  Resistance and Sensibility. Collezione Donata Pizzi: Women Photographers in ItalyFotografie Forum, Frankfurt | 01.02 – 26.04.2020  

2018  L’ Altro Sguardo. Donne fotografe 1965 – 2018curated by R. Perna, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma [cat]

2017  Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente,  curated by Ilaria Bonacossa and Vittoria Martini, Artissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy 

2016  L’ altro Sguardo. Fotografe Italiane 1965-2015, curated by Raffaella Perna, Triennale di Milano, Italy [cat]

2016  A Trilogy, curated by Francesca Comisso, Alberto Peola Gallery

2015  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 [cat.]

2014  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

2014  Altro dalle immagini, curated by Filippo Maggia, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Torino, Italy [cat.]  

2014  Alwan 338. Foundation, curated by Alexandra Stock, Al Riwaq Contemporary Art Space, Bahrain

2014  Science & Fiction: New Death, FACT, Liverpool, The United Kingdom

2013  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

2013  Biennal of Young artists, Palazzo Reale, Monza, Italy

2012  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

2011  ON. Luci di Pubblica Piazza, curated by M. Angelotti e A. De Manincor, public project, Bologna, Italy

2011  Angry, Young and Radical, curated by Iris Sikking / Paradox, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Holland

2010  The 12th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice (IT), Italian Pavillion, curated by Luca Molinari [cat.]

2010  Tre, curated by F. Maggia, Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Modena, Italy

2009  GE09, Da Guarene all’ Etna, 1999-2009, curated by F. Maggia, Palazzo Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy [cat.]

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

2008  Focus on Contemporary Italian art, curated by Gianfranco Maraniello, Walter Guadagnini, MAMbo Modern Museum of Bologna, Italy

2007  Mutation I, European Month of PhotographyMUSA Museum auf Abruf, Wien, Austria [cat.]

2007  Mutation I, European Month of Photography, Museo Bilotti, Roma, Italy [cat.]

2007  Mutation I, European Month of Photography, House of Photography, Moskva, Russia [cat.]

2006  Mutation I, European Month of PhotographyMEP Maison de la Photographie, Paris, France [cat.]

2006  Mutation IEuropean Month of Photography, Museu Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany [cat.]

2006  Mutation I, European Month of Photography, Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg [cat.]

2006  Ge06 Da Guarene All’ Etna, curated by F. Maggia, Palazzo Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba, Italy [cat.]

2006  Festival Internazionale di Fotografia di Roma, curated by Marco Delogu, Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Roma, Italy [cat.]

2005  Nuovi Arrivi 11, curated by Olga Gambari, Albertina Academy of Fine Arts, Torino, Italy [cat.]


2014  Al Riwaq Contemporary Art Space, Manama, Bahrain, curated by Alexandra Stock

2013  [.Box] Video Art project Space, Milano, Italy, curated by Maria Cristina Ferraioli

2012  Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany, curated by Ljudmilla Socci

2012  Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, curated by Alexandra Stock

2011  kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia, curated by Simone Menegoi

2011  Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex, Yerevan, Armenia curated by Aria Spinelli


2017  Italian Council Bursary / Mibact upon invitation of Connecting Cultures, Milano and Isole Association, Palermo

2016  Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE, Sharjah, (UAE) – Artist in residence in collaboration with FARE, Milano

2016  Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena, Premio Fotografia Italiana Under40 / Italian Photography Award Under40, finalist

2015  INSIDE ART – Talent Prize, finalist

2014  International Award of Public Art, Hong Kong, nominated  

2014  Al Riwaq contemporary art space, Manama, Bahrain – Artist in residence

2013  Moroso Award for Contemporary Art, nominated

2013  Rottapharm Madaus Prize, Monza

2012  Reso’ program, by the Piedmont and CRT Foundation (IT)

2012  Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt – Artist in residence

2011  NAC Foundation, Rotterdam, Holland – Artist in residence

2010  Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena – Special Italia Prize

2009  FOAM – Paul Huf Award, nominated

2006  SI FEST, Savignano, Italy – Pesaresi / Contrasto Prize

2005  UniCredit & Art – Passport for Art Prize


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, Rome 

Monza Civic Collections

Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation

UniCredit & Art Collection