Biography

Ambra Castagnetti was born in 1993 in Genova and she now lives and works in Milan.
She is a visual artist that works with sculpture, video, and installation.
After the bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, she graduated in Visual Arts at NABA (Milan) with a short film curated by Adrian Paci.

“Through different mediums such as sculpture, painting, installation, and video, Ambra Castagnetti explores the complex relations between the body and physical and political environment, through a political glance never lacking an implicit dimension of criticism. The evocative power of the images helps to penetrate the complex relation between poetic and political, between reality and fiction, creating a fluid imaginary. The attraction for the body always comes with a wider attraction for the living, where the animal, the mountain, water, desert, earth and sky are called to participate in a unitary narration full of intimacy” (Adrian Paci).

In her work, Castagnetti attempts to dispel and release the feelings of disquiet that arise from dealing with everyday life. Focused on natural, feminine, and animal forms, the artist redraws her feelings towards reality: the body and the mind, and the relationship between the two, become central elements. Ceramic and metal shield a soft, fragile material that would otherwise be destined to dissipate and is unrecognizable in their reflection.

Selected recent shows and projects: La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2022), Renata Fabbri Gallery, Milan (2021), Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence (2021), Eastcontemporary, Entrevaux (2021), Rolando Anselmi Galerie, Rome (2021), Palazzo Monti, Brescia (2021), Mana Contemporary, New York (2020), Art Drive In, Brescia (2020), Casa Testori, Milan (2019), Villa Necchi, Milano (2019). In 2020 she joined the residency programmes in Palazzo Monti, Brescia and Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence.

Ambra Castagnetti was born in 1993 in Genova and she now lives and works in Milan.
She is a visual artist that works with sculpture, video, and installation.
After the bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, she graduated in Visual Arts at NABA (Milan) with a short film curated by Adrian Paci.

“Through different mediums such as sculpture, painting, installation, and video, Ambra Castagnetti explores the complex relations between the body and physical and political environment, through a political glance never lacking an implicit dimension of criticism. The evocative power of the images helps to penetrate the complex relation between poetic and political, between reality and fiction, creating a fluid imaginary. The attraction for the body always comes with a wider attraction for the living, where the animal, the mountain, water, desert, earth and sky are called to participate in a unitary narration full of intimacy” (Adrian Paci).

In her work, Castagnetti attempts to dispel and release the feelings of disquiet that arise from dealing with everyday life. Focused on natural, feminine, and animal forms, the artist redraws her feelings towards reality: the body and the mind, and the relationship between the two, become central elements. Ceramic and metal shield a soft, fragile material that would otherwise be destined to dissipate and is unrecognizable in their reflection.

Selected recent shows and projects: La Biennale di Venezia, Venice (2022), Renata Fabbri Gallery, Milan (2021), Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence (2021), Eastcontemporary, Entrevaux (2021), Rolando Anselmi Galerie, Rome (2021), Palazzo Monti, Brescia (2021), Mana Contemporary, New York (2020), Art Drive In, Brescia (2020), Casa Testori, Milan (2019), Villa Necchi, Milano (2019). In 2020 she joined the residency programmes in Palazzo Monti, Brescia and Manifattura Tabacchi, Florence.

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