Valentina Vetturi (Reggio Calabria, Italy, 1979) is a researcher and visual and performative artist.

On the border between presence and absence

She works on the relationship between performance, writing and memory, beyond the personal dimension and seeking unexpected visual possibilities. A long preparation process is at the origin of the works of Valentina Vetturi, whose final form, either a theatrical scene to a daily performance on a commuter train, from the sound narrative to writing as a sign, excludes any given linguistic frame. The voices and characters that populate his performances and installations are vehicles of fragments of reality apparently very distant from each other. Hackers, ghostwriters, conductors (in the absence of an orchestra), the sonic memories of Alzheimer’s patients, they move on the border between presence and absence, invisible interpreters of the world around us.

Most important exhibtions

Her works have been shown in collective and solo exhibitions in spaces, including: Orchestra. Studio # 3, Municipal Theater of Bologna, Italy (2020); Noorlandsoperan, Umea, Sweden (2018); ALL’APERTO, Zegna Foundation, Turin, Italy (2017); Quadrennial 16, Rome, Italy; Point Perf, Geneva, Switzerland (2016); MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy (2015); MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy; Tranzit.ro, Bucharest, Romania (2014); Swiss Institute of Rome, Rome (2013); Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin, Italy; Viafarini, Milan, Italy (2012).