medina zabo (arezzo, it*79) is a post-disciplinary artist  whose investigation finds expression and spans methods from pop art, land art and renaissance painting. central to her practice are issues and dynamics of colonisation/domestication and metamorphosis mutually in human communities and natural environments, as a sociological metaphor. much of medina’s work stems from a pivotal experience of a six months cohabitation with a honeybee colony in the house (link)

after a career as a journalist and video reporter, interested mostly in environmental and social topics, in 2012 she stepped down to pursue exclusively her path to becoming an artist. after years of self-education, she studied painting at accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci in perugia and at accademia di belle arti di roma.

lives and works between etruria (it) and east london.

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

2015-2019_ BA painting program _ alumna  of accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci, perugia (awarded scholarship chen ming a.y *15/16); alumna of accademia di belle arti di roma; 

2010_ IED istituto europeo di design rome campus, specialisation course, new media

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)

 

exhibitions archive 

nuovi reperti, brooks-laplante-zabo, curated by franco troiani, MuST museo delle scienze e della terra del comune di spoleto, june *22;
genetica della forma, group show, by davide silvioli, palazzo collicola arti visive, spoleto_it, april *22
fuori fuoco_ angrisani, tancredi, tosti, zabo curated by davide silvioli, studio attilio quintili, deruta, feb *22 (catalogue);
il paesaggio futuro _rappresentazione/immaginazione, festival internazionale castelnuovo fotografia ed.IX, site specific installation curated by michela becchis, rocca colonna, rome, october *21 (catalogue);
oltre cenere_ mabos museo d’arte del bosco della sila_ sense-residence, critical texts by kristel masiello, franciele morrone, catanzaro, september *21 (upcoming catalogue)
language gaps, curated by joanna glinkowska, galerie kub, pilotenkueche international art program, leipzig june *21; 
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 and CPAC colorado photographic arts center, daniel &fischer clock tower, denver, march *21;
human perception, group show, cogalleries, berlin, october *20 (catalogue);
international b_video art festival, extreme form of video art worldwide, curated by natalia monakhova and andrey slaschilin, khodynka gallery, moscow october *20;  
#tempofermo, group show in two parts, curated by christian ciampoli, text by chiara scarlato, 16 civico, pescara, may *20;
paratissima art in the city (selected artist), by simonetta pavanello, art week turin *19; 
natura naturans, curated by valeria guglielmi, sponsored by municipality of cortemiliachiesa conventuale di san francesco in cortemilia, cuneo august *19; 
diversioni, curated by davide silvioli, centro della documentazione e ricerca artistica luigi di sarro, rome, june *19; 
materia prima, curated by michela becchis, curva pura gallery + boccanera gallery, castello aliprandini laifenthurn, trento, june_july *19 (catalogue); 
arte laguna  prize, arsenale of venice, march-april *19 (catalogue); 
f-u-t-u-r-a 3018 experimental arts festival curated by subsculture, rete dei festival di treviso, municipality of treviso, site specific performance, porta santi quaranta, treviso, october *18; 
dentro e fuori, land art group show, sponsored by municipality of perugia and accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci, park of civitella d’arna castle, perugia, august *18;
*in buono stato*, solo show, curva pura gallery, rome, june_ september *18; 
brana_altri mondi, omaggio a brajo fuso curated by andrea baffoni, group show, fuseum contemporary art center, perugia, feb-april *18 (catalogue); 
raw-rome art week, group show, medina roma contemporary art gallery, october *17
*l’accordo quadro si usa solo per le manutenzioni*– duo solo show zabo_moroni, palazzo moretti, franco rasetti onlus, perugia, august-september *17; 
premio nazionale antonio ranocchia (honourable mention) sponsored by institutional partners, museo dinamico del laterizio marsciano perugia, may *17; 
mimmo paladino and the young artists, curated by museo tattile omero, sponsored by institutional partners and tactus contemporary art center, mole vanvitelliana, ancona, june_july *17 (catalogue);
opera pr1ma, various curators, artistic coordination by lucilla ragni, sponsored by sistema museo, regione umbria &aba, *spello pinacotheque, july-november *16 (catalogue);
anopticon_panopticon, audiovisual and performing arts _ international festival segnali, sponsored by institutional partners& accademia belle arti pietro vannucci, group show, trebisonda contemporary art center perugia, may *16;
 

permanent installations_ urphänomen, procura della repubblica, palazzo martorelli orsini, spoleto, *17 perugia, curated by accademia di belle arti di perugia; con_tratto di simultaneità, mabos, catanzaro *21  

workshops/ contributions

ambassador for emerging artists at IAF international authors forum 2018;

playing performer for andreco _”the end of anthropocene era”, contemporary art center luigi pecci, prato, february 2017 __ eliza soroga _re-enactment of “women in agony”, arsenale of venice, march 2017  __ aram bartholl _weeping angels, 57th venice biennale, hyper pavilion, may-september 2017

artists 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 collective, rome, october *18; sciame-project international collective

creative writing&drawing teacher at jobel group, rome, autumn 2018

workshop lemniscate – the art of infinity curated by petia knebel– from augsburg university, sponsored by fine arts academy pietro vannucci, perugia, april 2016

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