About / CV

Visual artist Eva Frapiccini lives and works in the United Kingdom and Italy. Her practice experiments a variety of media and methodologies: slide projections, video & sound installations, film, photography, narrative fictions staged, performance. Her works are included in a number of institutional collections such as the Castello di Rivoli, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation; MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, Fondazione Fotografia di Modena, the Monza Civic Collections. From 2011, she is Associate Lecturer at the Fine Art Academy of Bologna, Fine Art Academy of Ravenna. From October 2015, she is attending to the practice-based Ph.D. in Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS 

2018

Il pensiero che non diventa Azione avvelena l’Anima, curated by A. Detheridge and C. Meli, Palermo city Archive, Palermo, Italy (June 2018) / Italian Institute of Culture, Brussels, Belgium (September 2018) / Modern Museum of Photography, Senigallia, Italy (November 2018)

2017

Dancing in the Memory Palace, MA*GA Gallarate, 3rd December 2017 – 22nd April 2018 (upcoming)

2016

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

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

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

Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Alexandra Helen MacGilp, Sikka Art Fair, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Alexandra Helen MacGilp, Al Qasbah, Maraya Art Centre, Sharjah, UAE

2015

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

2013

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

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

Dreams’ Time Capsule, curated by Alexandra Stock, Ania Szremski, Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

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

2011

Museum Caneira | the physics of the possible, curated by E. Tosoni, Alberto Peola Gallery, Torino

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.]

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

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2017

Deposito d’Arte Italiana Presente,  curated by I. Bonacossa and V. Martini, Artissima Art Fair, Torino, Italy (upcoming)

2016

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

A Trilogy, curated by Francesca Comisso, Alberto Peola Gallery

2015

Talent Prize – Inside Art, Museo Canonica (Villa Borghese), Roma, Italy

Com’è viva la città. Art & the City 1913-2014, curated by G. 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

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

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

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

2013

La Grande Magia. Opere scelte dalla collezione UniCredit, curated by G. Maraniello and Walter Guadagnini, in collaboration with Bärbel Kopplin , MAMbo Modern Art Museum of Bologna, Italy

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

Angry, Young and Radical, curated by I. Sikking / Paradox, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, Holland

2010

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

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.]

Eppur si muove, curated by I. Guerrero, J. Klaring, P. Vermootel, Palazzo Ducale, Genova / Palazzo Rebaudengo, Guarene, Italy

Il racconto di un luogo, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Cinisello Balsamo, Milano, Italy

2008

Focus on Contemporary Italian art, curated by G. Maraniello, W. Guadagnini, MAMbo Modern Museum of Bologna, Italy

2007

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

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

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.]

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

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

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

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.]

SCREENINGS

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

Lys I Gamle Hus, Dale, organized by NKD, Nordic Artists’ Centre Dale (NO)

2012

Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany, curated by Ljudmilla Socci

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt, curated by Alexandra Stock

2011

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

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

AWARDS / BURSARIES / RESIDENCIES

2017

Italian Council Bursary / 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

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

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

2013

Moroso Award for Contemporary Art, nominated

Rottapharm Madaus Prize, Monza

2012

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

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

PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea

UniCredit & Art Collection

Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation

Monza Civic Collections

Fondazione Torino Musei GAM Galleria Civica d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Turin Museums Foundation)

Fondazione Fotografia Cassa di Risparmio di Modena

SELECTED TALKS / TEACHING

2018

Associate Lecturer at the Fine Art Academy of Bologna, Itay (since 2011)

Associate Lecturer at the Fine Art Academy of Ravenna, Italy (since 2016)

Teacher assistant at the University of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, Leeds, UK

2017

Pricing the Priceless, University of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies, Leeds, UK

Women in collection, organized by Contemporary Art Society, London, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK

2016

Eva Frapiccini Artist Talk, Carmine Monastery, Bergamo, Italy

Visiting professor at the UAL Master of Fine Art Photography, London, UK

Public spaces as social glue, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Eva Frapiccini Artist Talk: Dreams’ and Systems of MemorySharjah, United Arab Emirates

2015

Collecting People | L’arte di pensare, Diogene Bivacco Urbano, Turin, Italy

Associate lecturer at the IED European Institute of Design (since 2012), Turin, Italy

2014

Al Riwaq Contemporary Art Space, Manama, Bahrain

2013

ADEPAC Association, Bogotà, Colombia

2012

Townhouse Gallery, Cairo, Egypt

2011

Visiting Artist at the Workshop Palestra d’Arte Pubblica, Bologna, Italy

Fittja Open, upon invitation of Botkyrka Konsthall, Fittja, Sweden

2010

Italian Senate Library, Rome, Italy

2009

MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art Bologna

Eva Frapiccini Artist talk, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, Italy