- Ilaria Abbiento
Ilaria Abbiento is an artist who lives and works in Naples. Since the encounter with master Antonio Biasiucci and his “LAB \ for an irregular laboratory”, Ilaria took a research path of author photography She has exhibited in various contemporary art galleries such as Al Blu di Prussia in Naples, Le Quadrilatère in Beauvais in France, L’Art Pur Gallery in Riyadh and Hafez Gallery in Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the Modern Art Gallery in Catania, and in museums such as the Macro Museum in Rome, the Madre Museum and the Villa Pignatelli Museum in Naples. Her works are part of many art collections such as Imago Mundi Art, the Archive of the Malerba Fund for photography, the Mediterraneum Collection, and the Vallicelliana Library in Rome. She has participated in various artist residences including BoCs Art in Cosenza, The Photosolstice at Asinara in Sardinia and Plaza Art Residency on the island of Capraia in Tuscany. She has won several awards including, recently, an artist residence in Corsica with the Photolux Festival of Lucca in collaboration with the Center Méditerranéen de la Photographie in Bastia and she was a finalist in the tenth edition of the Francesco Fabbri Prize for contemporary arts. She is represented by Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space & Gallery since 2019. Her research, centered on the theme of the sea, starts from a deep introspective immersion aimed at constructing a poetic narrative that investigates her inner ocean. Ilaria Abbiento is a visual artist who works with photography, installation and video to build poetic narratives that investigate her inner landscape and her memories. Starting from a deep search of the self, she explores the places of memory creating ideal geographies and images of cartographies of thought often studded with material elements, traces and tangible signs of her research, gathered in the atlas of her path, become indispensable elements for her works, together with the poetic and literary texts of which her work is constantly nourished. Her photographic images, colored with soft colors, evoke the temporal suspension and give back the vision of a lyrical gaze on the external world. Practice art as an essential cure to immerse herself in her inner ocean and melt the tangles of its core. For some years she has dedicated his artistic research to the theme of the sea, fluid matter rich in memory, constant element of many of her artistic works that observe its shape, change and temperature in which she is continually lost to find herself.