I was born in Germany and raised in Italy.
My cultural formation developed at the University of Genoa in Italy, at the London Metropolitan University in the UK, and at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. But my academic experience could not be complete without the knowledge gathered from nature and from an itinerant lifestyle that took me from rural to urban environments, crossing beaches, seas, mountains, countryside and the streets of villages, provinces and metropolises in the pursue of art and love.
For years I worked with recycled plastic bags creatively interacting with different landscapes, indoors and outdoors, forming a large body of work that has been exhibited and awarded internationally. I am a proud recipient of the Joan Mitchell Grant, the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner Grant, the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award and the Pritzker Foundation Endowed Fellowship Award. Voted the Public Speaks Winner for the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize I was also short-listed for the BBC2 documentary School of Saatchi and commended for the British Women Artist’s Prize.
Since graduating from Otis’ Public Practice MFA program, my work has taken a radical eco-feminist turn and become more media and performance based. But I love using my hands, making by repurposing recycled materials, planting and gardening, feel the soil and play with water.
I express my deep love for Mother Earth by choosing to live and make art in a responsible and ethical way as a resistance to mainstream consumerist culture.
In my new works, I imaginatively explore my feminist-eco-femininity by using the body with all its senses to creatively disrupt and reeducate myself away from patriarchal inculcations.