Barbara De Vivi (Venezia, 1992), ha frequentato il triennio all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia seguendo l’indirizzo Pittura, dopo l’esperienza Erasmus+ in Spagna, sta concludendo il percorso specialistico sempre all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia.
Nel 2017 ottiene uno studio d’artista presso la Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia. Nel 2018 vince la dodicesima edizione del Premio Euromobil Under 30.
Vive, lavora e studia a Venezia.
Barbara De Vivi (Venice, 1992) graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice where in 2018 she obtains her Master's Degree. During her studies she took part in the Erasmus+ project studying at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. In 2017 she won an artist studio at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, the Combat Prize, painting section, and in 2018 the Euromobil Under 30 Prize. She lives and works in Venice.
The focus of her research is the change and re-introduction of iconographic themes, the interweaving of traditions and variations that connects the ancient to the contemporary. The artist finds her references in paintings and stories related to mythology, ancient legends and photographs related to her own life. Through the drawing she appropriates these images by compiling a personal archive from which analogies emerge between distant themes that De Vivi makes visible through painting. On the canvas, as well as in his memory, some stories overlap, others become blurred, while, of others, only a detail remains. The image operates a slight deviation from the initial project, finding for itself a new, familiar and at the same time indecipherable story.
Exhibitions include:La scintilla latente, Ca' dei Ricchi, Treviso, curated by Carlo Sala; Altipiani Barbara De Vivi|Karin Welponer, Bolzano, curated by Roberto Farneti and Stefano Riba; Il disegno politico italiano, A+A gallery, Venezia, curated by Aurora Fonda; Selvatico|13, Palazzo Pezzi, Cotignola (RA), curata by Massimiliano Fabbri; Brain Tooling, Forte di Monte Ricco, Pieve di Cadore (BL), curated by Gianluca D'Incà Levis,Petra Cason and Riccardo Caldura; 10 little indians, MLAC, Roma, curated by Silvia Giambrone and Fabrizio Pizzuto; Mottenwelt, galleria Marcolini, Forlì ,curated by Roberto Farneti; Mostra di fine residenza Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia, curated by Stefano Coletto; 101-esima collettiva Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia, curated by Stefano Coletto; Combat Prize, Museo Fattori, Livorno, curated by Paolo Batoni; Avviso di garanzia, Fuori uso project, Pescara, curated by Cesare Manzo.
10 March – 28 April 2018