Gianna Bentivenga

In 1995 she moved to Rome and enrolled in the Fine Arts Academy there, graduating in Painting in 1999. In the 1998/99 academic year she won an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Academie voor Schone Kunsten of Antwerp, in Belgium, where she had the opportunity to further her studies in engraving techniques. During the same period, she was admitted as a guest student at the Frans Masereel Centrum for the graphic arts in Kasterlee (Belgium). In 2006, she won a residency at the Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin.

Since 2000, she has participated in numerous exhibitions in Italy and abroad. In 2000, she won the second prize and, in 2004, an honourable mention at the 6th International Engraving Biennial of Ourense, Spain. In 2007, she published an engraving in the Icons folder of the series “AMICI”, as a tribute to Alexsander Solzhenitsyn, which was later purchased by the Albertina in Vienna; in 2013, she received the Alvaro Becattini Award at the 18th edition of the “VACA libri mai mai visti” competition in Ravenna.

Since 2012, she has has regularly carried out projects as artist-in-residence: 2012, Un Castello per le Arti, Montefiore Conca (Rimini); 2013, Divertissement, Montefiore Conca (Rimini); 2015, Atelier Empriente, Luxembourg; 2016, Zagorie ob Savi, Slovenia.

Since 2013, she is a founding member and President of Associazione InSigna of Rome, an organisation engaged in the creation and dissemination of Artists’ Books and Print Making. Since 2016, she coordinates international projects for the Renate Herold Czaschka Foundation.

Her works can be found in numerous public collections in Italy and abroad.