About the artist:
Savina Tarsitano, Italian visual artist, was born in Calabria. Her research hinges on the concept of “approdo” landing-place. She has spent creative periods in “theme-sites” like islands, abbeys, castles. Her works, executed using varied techniques, are incarnate – ingrown visions arising from perceived relation with the place, the environment, conceived itself as a visual space.
She obtained scholarships and artistic residencies in Europe, Asia and the USA. It was selected by: the Bogliasco Foundation, the European project Et in Arcadia Ego, the Greenland Upernavik Museum. She obtained the Odyssey Program set up by ACCR Paris and financed by the French Ministry for culture and communication for artistic residencies at the: “Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art of Suomenlinna (NIFCA)” in cooperation with the “Governing Body of Suomenlinna, Finland”; “Cultural Association Hopital Caroline” on the island of Frioul, France; the “Caribbean Art Center Fonds Saint-Jacques on the island of Martinique; the “Centre Culturel de Rencontre Ambronay”, France, on the occasion of the international baroque music festival. Savina realized emotional architecture installations – in the Castle of Coswig, Germany, in the Abbey of Ambronay, France, in Martinique, Caribbean. Her photographic work on emotional architecture has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2011) she participated in the Biennial of Havana, Cuba.
She collaborates with the Romanian poet Dinu Flamand and they founded the project “the lights of the stones” a dialogue between poetry and photography by publishing poetry anthologies inspired by Savina’s work entitled the “Icons of the Chaos”.
Her works have been widely exhibited in Europe, Asia and the USA and they are part of private and public collections as museums, foundations, city hall. She also made collaborations for the cover pages of the books: “Social Rights in Europe” published by the Oxford University and the book on the European Constitution.
She is member of the European Cultural Parliament. He founded the “creativity in motion” project for the social integration of art. Savina is an ambassador for the Rebirth project by Michelangelo Pistoletto and Cittadellarte.