Fine Arts

Fine Arts Masterclass with Rä di Martino

From 12 to 15 December, students from the Fine Arts biennial will be the protagonists of a new masterclass held by video artist Rä di Martino.

The masterclass will introduce students to iconic works of video art, but above all expose Ra Di Martino’s practice as a visual/video artist and filmmaker. Ogni studente ideerà un concept, svilupperà la propria idea e la porterà a compimento nell’ambito della masterclass. Attraverso un intenso lavoro individuale e di squadra saranno finalizzati i lavori video, e proiettati l’ultimo giorno per la critica finale e l’esposizione.
During the meetings, Mauro Remiddi, the artist’s collaborator, will provide assistance with sound design and music.

Rä di Martino

Rä di Martino (Rome, 1975) is primarily concerned with our perception of reality and fiction, drawing attention to the absurdity of the representation of both. The artist’s theatrical training and his passion for cinema emerge not only in his videos, but also in his photographic and installation work. Set designs, actors and props are used in various ways to analyse themes as diverse as human relationships, film traditions, war theatre and the construction of history.

He studied at Chelsea College of Art and the Slade School of Art in London, then lived in New York from 2005 to 2010; he now lives and works in Rome.
He has exhibited in institutions such as Tate Modern in London, MoMA PS1 in New York, Palazzo Grassi in Venice, GAM and Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo in Turin, MACRO and MAXXI in Rome, Museion in Bolzano, MCA in Chicago, Hangar Bicocca and PAC in Milan. He has participated in international film festivals such as Festival del film Locarno, Torino Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival, winning the SIAE Award in 2014, the Gillo Pontecorvo Award and a special mention at the Nastri d’Argento with the film The Show MAS Go On (2014). His first feature film Controfigura (2017) premiered at the last Venice Film Festival. During the summer of 2022, he inaugurated a solo exhibition at Forte Belvedere in Florence and a solo exhibition dedicated to Carmelo Bene’s archive (Museo Castromediano, Lecce and Torre Matta, Otranto).
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