(1994 - Putignano, Italy)
Originally from Monopoli, Anna has now been living in Lecce for six years, completing her studies in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts there in 2019. In 2015 she won first prize in the ‘Arte Contemporanea Cibo per la Mente’ competition in Turin organised by Piazza dei Mestieri with the collaboration of the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation and Albertina Academy. In 2018 she was a finalist in the tenth edition of the Premio Nocivelli at the Chiesa della Disciplina di Verolanuova. Amongst her most important exhibitions are: In sei atti, with Cesare Pietroiusti, at Casa Morra, Napoli (2019); Hortus Conclusus, at Fondazione Lac O Le Mon, San Cesario di Lecce (2019); Ruins and Reflexes, curated by Mariagrazia De Giorgi at il box di Kunstschau_Contemporary Place, Lecce (2018); Papers and Signes, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara at Tbilisi State Academy in Georgia (2018).
Her research is aimed at the manipulation of surfaces and the identities of objects and bodies. Through the combination of various artistic techniques, mainly painting and photography, she takes fragments, scraps, short texts, forgotten or lost notes, and old photographs, to which she adds her own touches, or from which slow and continuous accumulations are able to reconfigure their identity and regenerate their meaning. An affective and semantic action which re-elaborates small events originating from randomness, loss or abandonment.