Viola Arduini is an Italian, interdisciplinary artist currently based in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In her work, she investigates the relationships formed by humans, nature, and technology. Arduini specifically addresses ideas of ecologies through stories of embodiment. These stories are told through the use of empathy and her approach to visual language while utilizing appropriated and reconceptualized scientific concepts, structures, and procedures.
Arduini received a Bachelor of Arts from NABA New Academy of Fine Arts, Milano, Italy in 2010 and a Master of Arts in Documentary Photography from University of South Wales, Newport, UK in 2015. She recently received a Master of Fine Arts in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico. She has exhibited in solo shows and her work has been included in group exhibitions in the US and Europe, including Santa Fe Art Institute (NM), Ffotogallery in Cardiff (UK), and Centrale Fotografia (IT). She has received numerous grants and scholarships, such as the Maryann Evans Scholarship for Graduate Students in Art Studio and the Andrew Mellon Foundation for Art & Ecology Fellowship. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Southwestern Biology at the University of New Mexico.
Arduini is currently Education and Outreach Coordinator for 516 ARTS in Albuquerque, NM.
Albuquerque NM USA