(1994 - Putignano, Italy)
Originally from Monopoli (Puglia) Dormio has now been living in Lecce for six years where she completed her studies in painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti in 2019.
In 2015 she won first prize in the “Arte Contemporanea Cibo per la Mente” competition in Torino organised by Piazza dei Mestieri with the collaboration of the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and the Accademia Albertina. In 2018 Dormio was a finalist in the tenth edition of the Premio Nocivelli at the Chiesa della Disciplina di Verolanuova.
Some of her most important exhibitions include: 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 Signs, curated by Roberto Lacarbonara at the Tbilisi State Academy in Georgia (2018).
Her research focuses on the manipulation of surfaces and the identities of objects and bodies. Through combining various artistic techniques (usually 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 the objects’ original identity and regenerating its meaning. An affective and semantic action re-elaborates small events originating from randomness, loss or abandonment.