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VS

 

Born in Rome (IT) 1983.
Lives and works between Rome (Italy) and Sofia (Bulgaria)

for any further information, feel free to contact  :

info@sciarravalentina.com

studio : Belka studio for sound and form 

ul. "Mitropolit Panaret" 9 , Sofia

Structura Gallery, Sofia

contact@structura.gallery

ROMINA 

Via Placido Zurla, 118-120 Roma 

Education

2016 - 2018 Master in sculpture - shape and movement - at National Art Academy of Sofia (BG) 

2009- 2013 Diploma with honor (BA) at the National Art Academy of Rome (IT)

2011-2012 Villa Arson, National Art Academy Nice (FR)

2008 Master Mec Arti, Universita' Cattolica Milano (IT)

2007 Master Degree in Law, Universita' degli Studi di Roma TRE

2006-2007 Photography at RUFA, Roma (IT)

 

 

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS / SITE-SPECIFIC WORKS and PERMANENT INSTALLATIONS

 

2024

The Feathered Ones, collaboration with Voin de Voin, pre-opening days Venice Biennale 

with the support of The Singer-Zahariev Foundation 

2023

Organic Formula,  Structura Gallery Sofia Nov-Jun 2024

Post-industrial butchery, Collect Gallery Istanbul 

771/2  (collaboration with Iskra Blagoeva) Toplocentrala Топлоцентрала Art Center Sofia 

2022

771/2  - Performance with Iskra Blagoeva for SAW - Sofia Art Week 2022 

The Divorce Goethe-Institute Sofia  - curator Stefka Tsaneva

site-specific installation for Ritual Gatherings Festival - curator Martina Yordanova

2021

Salt free tears, Structura Gallery Sofia - curator Maria Vassileva

Culture of care, site-specific installation, Raiko Alexiev Gallery Sofia 

2020

енергeтиkа / energy site-specific video installation, facade of the Ministry of Energy Sofia  - SAW 2020

Man, Woman and In-between, Galeriya Vaska Emanuilova- Sofia City Art Gallery, Sofia 

2019

Ego-Istoire Italian Culture Institute, Sofia for XV Edition della Giornata del Contemporaneo 

Spelonca site-specific video projection, at Structura Gallery's Vetrine  curated by Zoia Petrova, for SAW - Sofia Art Week 

Site-specific permanent work Acqua Non Potabile, commissioned by the Bulgarian Fund for Women for European Capital of Culture Plovdiv 2019 - curated by The Fridge 

2018 

The Stone King - first video screening at National Natural Museum of Natural History, Sofia

The path of the oscillating stones, Land Art Work at Rock Formation Lukovit 

AFSD - Æther Sofia (BG)

Kамък Texture - Una Vetrina, Operativa Arte Contemporanea Roma 

2017 

Valentina Sciarra - Serie 0, AROSITA Gallery Sofia - curated by Zoia Petrova

 

2016

Vita land art installation, Cassano delle Murge (IT)

Homeless artist site-specific installation, Arosita Gallery Sofia, 

2014  

In Volo Villa Breda, Padova Italia

Crescere, toccare terra per poi rinascere, temporary installation
Piazza del Municipio, Camigliano Italy 

2013 Entre terre et ciel, permanent installation entrée Archet Hospital 
             Nice France  - with the support of CHU Nice and MACSF
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2022 

Self-splaining (a Triumph of Empathy) curated by Institute of Contemporary Art Sofia for Manifesta Biennial 14 Pristina - Kossovo

Re-spirit/ Trans-spirit Collective Exhibition for SAW 2022 - Sofia Art Week at Doza Gallery Sofia 

As long you stay by me, Regional Center for Contemporary Arts ‘Toplocentrala’ / White Cube,  Sofia (BG) curator Vladiya Mihaylova

Ritual Gatherings Festival - Kamchia Beach (BG) curator Martina Yordanova 

2021

»War, bin, werde sein« Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart 

Harvest, Arosita Gallery Sofia, curator Vera Mlechevska

Akademie Schloss Solitude Annual Festival 2021 

Жътва Arosita Gallery, Vera Mlechevska - curator

Roots, Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art - National Gallery Sofia

Allusion Habitat / The Pric/ze is Right at Vraćar Municipal Gallery Belgrade, curator Voin de Voin, Organised by DOMA Art Fondation Sofia

Poetics of Space, Bankya Art Center, Bankya (BG) curator Genadi Ganev

Border situation: The drawing in contemporary art, Uni Art Gallery, New Bulgarian University, Sofia 

2020 

Liminoid Encounters, Akademie Solitude Stuttgart - curator Berit Fisher

 

2019

FINALE Exhibition Gaudenz B. Ruf Award - Structura Gallery Sofia curated by Maria Vassileva 

Natural Data, City Art Gallery - Blagoevgrad (BG) curator Martina Stefanova (DOMA Art Foundation)

SAW - Sofia Art Week - site-specific video projection Spelonca, at Structura Gallery's Vetrine  curated by Zoia Petrova 

Sense of a City - Site-specific permanent work commissioned by the Bulgarian Fund for Women for European Capital of Culture Plovdiv 2019 curated by The Fridge 

2018

Self-guide Becoming the Other - 250 pg / .published by Æther Sofia

Water Tower Art Fest Sofia 

Pazardžik Festival 2018 

The 4th International Exhibition on New Media Art, CICA Museum Sud Korea 

Project “Visions and Reflections” , Resonance Gallery Plodviv 

PAPERCHASE Santo Stefano Gallery, Sofia 

2017

Transform, ALFA Gallery, Miami (USA)

From project to object - Bulgarian Culture Institute, Berlin 

Kvartal Festival Sofia 2017 (BG) curated by Nadia Timova

Collective exhibition for Bernard Magrez Prize, Bordeaux  

From project to object - SCHNHAUSER ALLEE 26 Berlin 

2016  

3 Cervenata Tocka Gallery - Sofia (BG) 

Hard on the Heels of - No.2 Studios, National Academy of Art Sofia 

Apulia Land Art Festival, Bari  

Vladimir Dimitrov Maestora Museum, Kustendil 
Oltre i libri  collective exhibition at Biblioteca Angelica Roma 
Vitosha at Cervenata Tocka Gallery - Sofia  
 

Selection before :

Exhibition finalists "Giardino di Irene Bin Prize", Sasso di Bordighiera

Exhibition finalists Land art competition, Villa Breda, Padova 
ROMAnce 2, Temple University in Roma (IT) Curated by Tiziana Musi
TRACE Site-specific installation  Giardino del Museo Civico Sartorio, Trieste 
Landscape Festival, Auditorium's garden,Rome 
C'est pas grave mais c'est sans ciel , Atelier d'artistes, Nice 

DER HIMMEL UBER BERLIN Video and sound installation (with Diana Sirianni) 
with the support GAI  - MIBAC Ministery of Culture Italy
         

GRANTS / RESIDENCES / EXTERNAL PROJECTS

2023 (collaboration with) Sebastian Klawiter, Fanti Baum, Valerie Rehle - Stadtlücken Collective  - site-specific project at St. Maria Church Stuttgart 

2022 Contribution for the publication Solitude Journal 4 »Time After Time« 

2022-2021

Come2Art Project (with  ActionAid Hellas, Greece; Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; Culture Action Europe, Belgium

Melting Pro, Italy; Clube Intercultural, Portugal; IoDeposito, Italy; Creativity Platform, Greece) 

2021

School of Kindness, by Migrating Voices Amsterdam and Æther Sofia 

Mentor RESET 2021 Kyustendil (BG)

2020 

Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart Germany - Fellowship East European exchange program

ROMA NUDA, book published by Miniera curated by Giuseppe Armogida e Marco Folco 

2019

Gaudenz B. Ruf Award 

2018 

Gaudenz B. Ruf Award

Water Tower Art Fest Grant

Selected from ALFA Gallery Miami - one year rapresented artist artsy.com

2017

SCULTURA SYMPOSIUM - Lukovik (BG)

Selected from ALFA Gallery Miami - one year rapresented artist artsy.com

Selected for Bernard Magrez Prize, Bordeaux (FR)


2016 

Apulian Land Art Festival 2016
Oltre i libri Biblioteca Angelica competition  (section photography) 
Atelier Astumarka AIR Residency, Astumarka Norway
Workshop LightParasites of the German group RaumZeitPiraten, during the International digital arts festival DA Fest Sofia (BG)

2015 
Finalist Roberto Zambelli Prize

2014 
Finalist, national competition "Irene Bin Garden" 

Finalist Land art international competition "Villa Breda" Padova

Selection by DIVAG Committee - Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Roma 

2013
Young Talent, AAF Roma (IT)  
Residency at Komplot, centre of contemporary art, Bruxelles

2011-2012 
Scholarship exchange student at Villa Arson Fine art Academy of Nice (FR)

2009

Nouveau Commanditaires support (www.nouveauxcommanditaires.eu)     
Muvinup grant, sponsored by GAI-Italian Artists association and PARC (Contemporary art departement of Italian Culture Ministry 

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