Romina de Novellis
Romina De Novellis is a performer, visual artist and researcher, who was born in Naples, grew up in Rome and has been active in Paris since 2008. With a background in dance (Royal Academy of Dance of London), she studies the body from an anthropological perspective (EHESS Paris) and through the lens of the Mediterranean cultures.
The artist uses eco-feminist theories as a parameter to analyze and denounce the oppressive realities of our societies and the dichotomies nature-humanity, femininity-masculinity, north-south, scientific-intuitive, power-bodies, establishment-cultures. Her intention is to highlight the re-appropriation of the feminine features for both women and men, in order to question the dominant models.
Her works have been presented in many contexts, including MAC – VAL Contemporary Art Museum, Ca’ Pesaro International Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Venice, MADRE Museum in Naples, Poznan Biennale in Poland, the Armory Show in New York, Villa Datris Foundation, Espace Vuitton, Palais de Tokyo, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris, among others.
In 2019 Romina De Novellis launched a residency project for artists and curators called Domus Artist Residency, based in Galatina, Italy.