Daria Tommasi - Art, etc

Daria Tommasi (Trieste, 1984) is an italian artist currently based in Trieste, Italy. Daria studied for a B.A. in History of Cinema at the University of Trieste (2004-2007) and then specialised in Graphic Design at the International School of Graphics in Venice (2008-2010). Here she developed a vivid interest in self-publishing, poised as it is at the intersection between editing and design, visual arts and craftsmanship. In 2018 her work was selected by ZineVitrine, the program of Dobravaga Gallery (Ljubljana) focused on self- published publications and fanzines.

Alongside her graphic work, Daria works with mixed media including ceramics, risograph printing, screenprinting and stop-motion animation. Her experimental art practice engages with the contemporary and seeks to express it through a variety of languages.

Her work has been exhibited in Italy and abroad in solo exhibitions, collective shows, book fairs and film festivals.


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2019 - Studi festival, Galleria SUDO, Milano (IT)
2019 - Seasons at Tinta Festival, Dobravaga Art Gallery, Ljubljana (Slo) 
2017 - Pollaio, curated by Elisa Vladilo, Casa Internazionale delle Donne - International House of Women, Trieste (IT) 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS 
2020 - Replica. Archivio italiano del libro d'artista, curated by Simona Squadrito, Martina De Rosa and Lisa Andreani, Villa Vertua Masolo (IT)

2019 - Night of Fanzines, Gigantic, Milano (IT) 
2019 - AIR4, Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana (Slo) 
2019 -Night of Fanzines, Comodo 64, Torino (IT) 
2019 -appointMENT #3_music Poster Exhibition, Dobravaga Art Gallery, Ljubljana (Slo)
2018 - Night of Fanzines, Gigantic, Milano (IT) 
2018 - Il cielo in una stanza, curated by Elisa Vladilo, Sala Ada Cattonar, Trieste (IT) 
2018 - Kino Otok Film Festival, Izola (Slo)
2017 - Night of Fanzines, Gigantic, Milano (IT)  
2017 - Varcare la frontiera, curated by Massimo Premuda, Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (IT)
2016 - Night of Fanzines, Gigantic, Milano (IT)
2015 - Focvs on Italy – Italian Book Art exhibition curated by Bolo Paper – Volumes, Independent Publishing Fair, Zürich (CH) 
2015 - Night of Fanzines, Gigantic, Milano (IT) 
2015 - Piña riot, Puntocroce, Venezia (IT), 2015

FESTIVALS
2020 - Zinefest Berlin, Berlin (DE)
2019 - PawChewGo, BASE, Milano (IT)
2018 - ELCaF - East London Comic art Fair, Round Chapel, London (Uk) 
2017 - Caffeine Hour Book Fair, Tovarna Rog, Ljubljana (Slo) 
2016 - Fahrenheit 39 Book Fair, Artificerie Almagià, Ravenna (IT)
2016 - Fruits Exhibition Book Fair, Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna (IT), 2016
2014 - Fahrenheit 39 Book Fair, Artificerie Almagià, Ravenna (IT)
2013 - Fahrenheit 39 Book Fair, Artificerie Almagià, Ravenna (IT)
2012 - Fahrenheit 39 Book Fair, Artificerie Almagià, Ravenna (IT)

RESIDENCES / GRANTS / PRIZES
2018 - Selected for Zine-Vitrine#4 award, Dobravaga Art Gallery, Ljubljana (Slo) 
2015 - Ludiko art residency, CARS, Omegna (IT)

Photo courtesy Alba Morassutti

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