medina zabo (b.1979, arezzo) is an italian  interdisciplinary artist  currently based between etruria and east london; her investigation seeks to intersect methods and modes across pop art, land art and renaissance painting.

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_ painting BA programme _ alumna  of accademia di belle arti pietro vannucci, perugia (awarded with the chen ming merit scholarship); alumna of accademia di belle arti di roma

oltre cenere _ artist in residence, mabos museo del bosco della sila, catanzaro 09/21

artist in residence pilotenkueche international program leipzig  quarter II /2021 

phantasmagoria award- winning curators’selection 2020, artrepreneur_arts org. new york

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

testimonial about emerging artists at IAF international author forum 2018

exhibition record 2016-2021
i paesaggi futuri _ rappresentazione/immaginazione, castelnuovo fotografia ed.IX, site specific installation curated by michela becchis, rocca colonna, rome, october 2021 (catalogue); language gaps, curated by joanna glinkowska, pilotenkueche air program, kub gallery, leipzig, june 2021; reimagining hope_ MOP month of photography denver, curated by samantha johnston and colorado photographic arts center, daniel &fischer clock tower, denver, march 2021; human perception, curated by anna isopo, group show, cogalleries, berlin, october 2020 (catalogue); international b_video art festival, extreme form of video art worldwide, curated by natalia monakhova and andrey slaschilin, khodynka gallery, moscow october 2020;  #tempofermo, group show in two parts, curated by christian ciampoli, text by chiara scarlato, 16 civico, pescara, may 2020;  paratissima art in the city (selected artist), by simonetta pavanello, art week turin 2019;  natura naturans, curated by valeria guglielmi, sponsored by municipality of cortemiliachiesa conventuale di san francesco, cuneo august 2019;  diversioni, curated by davide silvioli, centro della documentazione e ricerca artistica luigi di sarro, rome, june 2019; materia prima, curated by michela becchis, curva pura gallery + boccanera gallery, castello aliprandini laifenthurn, trento, june_july 2019 (catalogue); arte laguna  prize, arsenale of venice, march-april 2019 (catalogue);  f-u-t-u-r-a 3018 experimental arts festival curated by subsculture, sponsored by municipality of treviso, site specific performance, porta santi quaranta, treviso, october 2018;  dentro e fuorigroup show, sponsored by municipality of perugia, park of civitella d’arna castle, perugia, august 2018; *in buono stato*, solo show, curva pura gallery, rome, june_ september 2018; 
brana _ altri mondi omaggio a brajo fuso curated by andrea baffoni, group show, fuseum contemporary art center, perugia, feb-april 2018 (catalogue); raw event_ rome art week, group show, medina studio gallery, rome october 2017; *l’accordo quadro si usa solo per le manutenzioni*– duo solo show zabo_moroni, palazzo moretti, perugia, august-september 2017; premio nazionale antonio ranocchia (honourable mention) sponsored by institutional partners, museo dinamico del laterizio marsciano perugia, may 2017; mimmo paladino and the young artists, curated by museo tattile omero, sponsored by mibact and tactus contemporary art center, mole vanvitelliana, ancona, june_july 2017 (catalogue); opera pr1ma, various curators, artistic coordination by lucilla ragni, sponsored by sistema museo, regione umbria &aba, umbrian  museums_ spello pinacotheca, july-november 2016 (catalogue); anopticon_panopticon, audiovisual and performing arts _ international festival segnali, sponsored by institutional partners, group show, trebisonda contemporary art center perugia may 2016

permanent installations_ urpahmenon, procura della repubblica, palazzo martorelli orsini, spoleto, perugia, 2017, curated by accademia di belle arti di perugia; con_tratto di simultaneità, museo del bosco della sila, catanzaro.  

workshops/ collaborating 

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