medina zabo (arezzo *79, lives and works between etruria and london) is a cross-disciplinary artist whose investigation finds expression and spans methods from pop art, land art and renaissance painting. central to their practice are issues and dynamics of colonisation/domestication and metamorphosis mutually in human communities and natural environments, as a sociological metaphor. much of zabo’s work stems from a pivotal experience of a six months cohabitation with a honeybee colony in the house (link).  after an early career as a journalist and video reporter focused in environmental and social topics, in 2012 medina quit to pursue exclusively their path to becoming an artist.  

2005_ MA in communication, università degli studi di perugia, degree dissertation in semiotics 

2010_ PGCert in new media, IED istituto europeo di design, rome campus

2015-2019_ BFA painting program, alumna  of accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci, perugia (awarded chen ming fellowship); alumna of accademia di belle arti di roma

residenze sense, artist in residence mabos museo d’arte del bosco della sila, catanzaro 09*21

artist in residence pilotenkueche international program leipzig  quarter II *21 

award-winning o.r.a prize 2018 for artistic research selected by curva pura+roots

finalist at 13th international arte laguna prize, land art section

artrepreneur_org NY curators’ selection: phantasmagoria, award winner 2020; shortlisted people’s choice award 2021 (printmaking section)

orange book 2022 top artrepreneur’s 100 artists NY


member of ACAVA community (association for cultural advancement through visual art) *22

playing performer for __andreco _”the end of anthropocene era”, contemporary art center luigi pecci, prato, february *17 __ eliza soroga _re-enactment of “women in agony”, arsenale of venice, march *17 __ aram bartholl _weeping angels, 57th venice biennale, hyper pavilion, may-september *17

artist residencies at beverly pepper’s studio sponsored by fondazione progetti beverly pepper _ (january 2017) (november 2018); opera pr1ma off/beverly featuring accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci; set up of the exhibition “beverly pepper tra todi e il mondo” curated by massimo mattioli, sponsored by bp foundation

hdemia de rooms, delollis underground art collective, rome, october *18; sciame-project artist collective

creative writing&drawing lecturer, jobel group, rome, autumn *18 

workshop lemniscate – the art of infinity curated by petia knebel– from augsburg university, sponsored by fine arts academy pietro vannucci, perugia, april *16

private collector, maastricht, netherlands

private collector, florence, italy

private collector, rome, italy

urphänomen, procura della repubblica, palazzo martorelli orsini, spoleto, perugia, italy curated accademia di belle arti di perugia *17 

con_tratto di simultaneità, mabos museo d’arte del bosco della sila, catanzaro, italy *21  

esercizio di decenza _ VOLUME 1/ 2/ 3_ site specific project in diverse actions, curated studio A’87/ opus&light, critical texts valeria de siero, michela becchis, chiesa madonna del pozzo, spoleto, november-january
contemporary abstraction, curated bob swearengin, group show, hilliard gallery, kansas city, october- november 
nuovi reperti, brooks-laplante-zabo, curated by franco troiani/studio A’87, MuST museo delle scienze e della terra del comune di spoleto, june-august
genetica della forma, group show, curated davide silvioli, palazzo collicola arti visive, spoleto, april 
fuori fuoco_ angrisani, tancredi, tosti, zabo curated by davide silvioli, studio attilio quintili, deruta, feb  (catalogue);
il paesaggio futuro _rappresentazione/immaginazione, festival internazionale castelnuovo fotografia ed.IX, site specific installation curated by michela becchis, rocca colonna, rome, october (catalogue);
oltre cenere_ mabos museo d’arte del bosco della sila_ sense-residency, co-curated kristel masiello, franciele morrone, catanzaro, september 
language gaps, curated by joanna glinkowska, galerie kub, pilotenkueche international art program, leipzig DE june 
play deep play, contextual experiment around pk47 air program, curated by joanna glinkowska, on going;
reimagining hope_ MOP month of photography denver, curated by samantha johnston_ CPAC colorado photographic arts center, daniel &fischer clock tower, denver, march 
human perception, group show, cogalleries, berlin, october
international b_video art festival, extreme form of video art worldwide, curated by natalia monakhova and andrey slaschilin, khodynka gallery, moscow october  
#tempofermo, group show in two parts, curated by christian ciampoli, text by chiara scarlato, 16 civico, pescara, may 
paratissima art in the city (selected artist), by simonetta pavanello, art week turin 
natura naturans, curated by valeria guglielmi, sponsored by municipality of cortemiliachiesa conventuale di san francesco in cortemilia, cuneo august  
diversioni, curated by davide silvioli, centro della documentazione e ricerca artistica luigi di sarro, rome, june  
materia prima, curated by michela becchis, curva pura gallery + boccanera gallery, castello aliprandini laifenthurn, trento, june_july (catalogue); 
arte laguna prize, arsenale of venice, march-april  (catalogue); 
f-u-t-u-r-a 3018 experimental arts festival curated by subsculture, patronised rete dei festival di treviso, municipality of treviso, site specific performance, porta santi quaranta, treviso, october  
dentro e fuori, land art group show, patronised by municipality of perugia and accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci, park of civitella d’arna castle, perugia, august 
in buono stato, solo show, curva pura gallery, rome, june_ september  
brana_altri mondi, omaggio a brajo fuso curated by andrea baffoni, group show, fuseum contemporary art center, perugia, feb-april (catalogue); 
raw-rome art week, group show, medina roma art gallery, october 
l’accordo quadro si usa solo per le manutenzioni– duo solo show zabo moroni, palazzo moretti, pozzuolo_ perugia, august-september 
premio nazionale antonio ranocchia (honorable mention)museo dinamico del laterizio, marsciano june 
mimmo paladino and the young artistscurated museo tattile omero, tactus contemporary art center, with the patronage of ministero dei beni culturali e ministero dell’istruzione, mole vanvitelliana, ancona, june_july (catalogue);
opera pr1ma, various curators, sponsored by sistema museo, regione umbria &aba, *spello pinacotheque, july-november  (catalogue);
anopticon_panopticonaudiovisual and performing arts _ international festival segnali, sponsored by institutional partners& accademia belle arti pietro vannucci, group show, trebisonda contemporary art center perugi

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