Romina de Novellis

b. 1982, Italy

Romina De Novellis is a performance artist, born in Naples, grew up in Rome and has lived and worked in Paris since 2008.

After a few years dedicated to dance and theatre, she underwent a serious scooter accident in 2004. Subsequently, she has landed in the performing art scene cutting off both speech and choreography from her artistic research, deciding to focus on the language of gestures, replacing the body in a urban environment. 

In 1999, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance of London method (RAD certification) and continued her studies at the DAMS of the University of Rome 3, she was Luigi Squarzina's art director assistant for the Opera Theatre in Rome. In Paris, she studied anthropology (phD) at the EHESS.Traces of her work are photos and videos shot by her husband Mauro Bordin.

Her first monograph MEDITERRANEO (2019) presents a selection of works over the last ten years dedicated to the Mediterranean. (Years in which the Mediterranean’s history and cultures suffer because of the precariousness and errors of a Western political system in crisis.) 

Works by Romina De Novellis were presented in the form of live performances or exhibitions (videos, video-installations, pictures, installations) at: Kulturzentrum Faust 2019, Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea Ca’ Pesaro Venice 2018, Manifesta collateral events Palermo 2018, Fondation Villa Datris Avignon 2018, Arco Art Fair Madrid 2018, Pompeii ruins 2017, Labanque Art Center Béthune 2017, Galerie Alberta Pane Paris and Venice (solo show 2016, group show 2017 and 2018), Armory Show 2016 and 2017 and 2017, Salotto Missoni NY 2017, Poznan Biennale 2016, Artissima Fair 2016, Video Art Verona 2016, MADRE Museum Naples 2016, Cairo Biennale Something Else 2015, Espace Louis Vuitton Paris 2015, Palais de Tokyo Paris 2015, Nuit Blanche Paris (2010, 2011, 2012), FIAC Art Fair Paris 2014, Friche Belle de Mai (Marseille Cultural Capital 2013), Opening week collateral program Venice Biennale 2011, 2013 and 2017 (opening week program), Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris 2013, Zico House Beirut 2012, Le 104 Paris 2011. 

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