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about valentina

Valentina Medda is an artist, organizer, and educator who has long been part of the political Italian underground/DIY/squatting scene and who is currently part of the co-housing movement in NYC. She was born in Sardinia –IT, but she lived in several cities, 4 countries and 2 continents. She holds an MA in Philosophy from University of Bologna -Alma Mater Studiorum, a Certificate Degree in Photography from ICP -International Center of Photography –NY, and she received her Teaching Artist Degree from Community Word Project.

In the last years she has been Artist in Residence at Maison Ventidue -Bologna -IT at Flux Factory -Queens, NY; OPEN CARE/FARE -Milan; Centre International d’accueil aux Récollets – Paris, Cité des Arts -Paris; Le bains:connective –Brussels. She received the IAP Mentorship from NYFA –New York Foundation for Arts; the Master and Back’s Fellowship from Regione Sardegna, the Movin Up Award from the Italian Government and the Kodak Color Elite Prize and the TINA ART Prize.

Among her latest solo shows: home is a sick body -Maison Ventidue, Bologna –IT; Amsterdam by Night –Beeldend Gesproken Gallery, Amsterdam -NL; Inside the stairs at the edges of my body –Site Specific Intervention+ Installation and Art Salon/Reading, Flux Factory NYC, 2015; Il tuo Volto Domani, Urban Art Project –Public Art Intervention + Artist Walk, Milano, 2014; La présence –Old Postcards Manipulation, Centre International d'Accueil et d’Echange aux Récollets, Parigi, 2013; The remains of the day –Instax Films, Performative Project, SMELL Festival, Museo della Musica, Bologna, 2012.

Recent articles about her work appeared, among others, in Dude Magazine, Juliet Art Magazine, Copypastecutlure, Arte e Forma, Corriere della sera, Emergency Index.

Her essays and writings were published in the academic publications Arte e Psicologia –Psico Art Magazine, University of Bologna; and IAPh -Italian Association of Women philosopher.

Among her curatorial projects: Architecture and desire –Art Salon, Flux Factory, NY; Marginalia: On the Edges of Art, Money & Access Brunch + Art salon, Flux Factory -NYC; In Cantiere#1 and #2, with Elisa Del Prete/Nosadella2, Potluck/Art Salon, Bologna, IT. 

Currently, Valentina is working on a Bologna iteration of her “Cities by Night” project –which will be shown during the Urban Dance Festival in September– and on Untitled,  a series of tattoo that will be presented in August at the tattoo convention in Cagliari, executed by tattoo artist Inyan. 

You can contact her at vmedda@gmail.com