Virginia Zanetti

Virginia Zanetti was born in Fiesole in 1981. She graduated in painting with lode at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence and obtained different art education masters. She exhibits and collaborates for lectures, workshops, residences or permanent works with several Italian and foreign institutions for contemporary art, such as Man in Nuoro, CCC Strozzina in Florence, Museo Pecci in Prato, Bern Kunsthalle, Bellinzona MACT, Mog Museum, Italian Culture Istitute in Delhi, Serendipity Festival in Goa, India.

She won several istitutional prizes as MOVIN’UP II session 2015 promoted byMinistry of Italian Cultural Heritage aand GAI – Association for the Circuit of the Young Italian Artists and first place in the competition for artists aimed at creating permanent artworks for the Law Courts of Florence, in 2017.

Her work is also in many articles and in several publications as A brief history of curating in collaboration with Hans Ulrich Obrist published by postmediabooks.

The work of Virginia investigates relationships, roles and principles that govern the phenomena, looking for a point of tangency between oriental and western culture.
His vision of the world implies a confidence in the potential of the human being, so he tries to transform conflicts and critical issues into a stimulus for a continuous rethinking of reality.
This is how people are invited to perform "impossible" exercises to confront their own limits and find an impulse towards others. The interest of Virginia is aimed at overcoming the boundaries between the individual, the environment, people and the system to which it belongs. It creates experiences of overcoming the duality or "union" between artist and public, between material and immaterial, between political ideology and spirituality.
The works are made with various mediums: watercolor, photography, sculpture, video, and often are the product of individual or collective performances. These are closely linked to the artist's social and political context and are born through listening, dialogue with small communities, minorities, rural places and systems.
Zanetti's main purpose is to create "visions" through images, traces, signs that become an integral part of the environment in which they are born, collectors of human dynamics rather than simple objects of contemplation.