medina zabo (b.1979, arezzo) is an italian interdisciplinary artist currently based between etruria and london.
former journalist and video reporter (member of the national corporation ordine dei giornalisti) interested mostly in enviromental and social issues, quits her job in 2012 and decides on pursuing exclusively her art path as a career. after an early period of self-education, she begins to exhibit in institutional art venues in 2016 just enrolled at the fine arts academy.
2005_ MA in corporate communication at università degli studi di perugia, degree dissertation in semiotics
2010_ undergraduate course in web communication & new media at ied_european institute of design (rome campus)
2015-2019_ BA programme in painting _ alumna of accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci perugia (awarded with the chen ming merit scholarship); alumna of accademia di belle arti di roma
moved to london in january 2020, medina currently shuttles between the capital city of england and perugia to pursue her investigation into methods and modes across pop art, land art and renaissance painting.
artist in residence pilotenkueche international program_leipzig qII /2021
award-winning o.r.a prize 2018 for artistic research selected by curva pura+roots
shortlisted finalist at 13th international arte laguna prize, land art section
phantasmagoria award- winning curators’selection, artrepreneur_arts org. new york
testimonial about emerging artists at IAF international author forum 2018
permanent installation, procura della repubblica, palazzo martorelli orsini, spoleto, perugia, 2017, curated by accademia di belle arti di perugia
member artist of the international collective sciame-project
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 2018
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