Riccarda Montenero

She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce and in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Turin. In the gardens of Turin’s Royal Palace there are two of her large-scale works: Centenary of Cinema and Centenary of Jazz. She exhibits in Italy and abroad. In 2011, she took part in the 54th International Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. She creates photographic, sculptural and 3D animated pieces of art. She has a humanistic approach, through which she tries to bring out the invisible and to make us confront with the same violence she is confronted with. She collaborates with Mémoire de l’Avenir- Arts and Society in Paris. She has published: Eros Pathos Thanatos, “disegno diverso” series, (1998); Intorno a Thanatos. Divagazioni, Ed. F. Pozzo (1999); Clandestini, 3D animation, F. Féneon (2009); La mattanza, 3D animation, F. Féneon (2009); Libre circulation, SilvanaEditoriale (2011); Rue de l’espérance, Ed.Prinp (2020); Habités par la peur, Impremix Edizioni (2021).



The project Habités par la peur (2019-2021) is divided into series (71 works) – Gestes de la peur, Désir qui se brise, Mutisme du mot, Panique du corps, Loi du poing – in response to the need to represent fear in its different aspects. In these works the theatricality of the bodies, the exaltation of gestures, the gaze and the essentiality of the scene as well as the narrative time (number of sequences for each series) aspire to capture the viewer’s attention, and – why not – reflect on his own fears? The series are characterized by the predominance of black, white and color. Bodies are represented in movement. The number of sequences corresponds to the narrative time of each series