Rä di Martino (b.1975 Rome) deals principally with our perception of reality and fiction, drawing attention to the absurdity of representing either. The artist’s background in theatre and her passion for film emerge not just in her videos, but in photographic and installation work. Sets, actors and props are used variously to pick apart subjects as diverse as human relationships, cinematographic traditions, the theatre of war, and the fabrication of history.
Di Martino is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and holds an MA from the Slade School of Art. Her recent solo exhibitions include: Rä di Martino, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rom (2018); Poor Poor Jerry, Copperfield Gallery, London (2018); Premino Acacia, Museo Del 900, Milan (2018); The Day He Swims Thru Marrakech, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan (2017); Rä di Martino, Monica de Cardenas Gallery, Milan (2017); Rä di Martino, Marselleria, Milan (2017); Certo e ch-io nacqui, Istituto Nazionale della Grafica, Rome (2015); On Making a Circle to Swim Under Water, Collicaligreggi Gallery, Catania (2015); Rä di Martino, Museion, Bolzano (2014); Rä di Martino, MAXX Project, Sierre (CH) (2014); Marilyn, Galleria Il Capricorno, Venice (2014); Rä di Martino - Greater Torino, Fondazione Sandretto, Turin (2012); La controfigura – The Stand-In, Monitor Gallery, Rome (2011); Rä di Martino (Artscape at) Vartaj Gallery (2010); Rä di Martino, Artissima, Turin (2010); The Night Walker and Other Works, CAV, Coimbra (2009); Rä di Martino, Espaces Doll – Les Urbaines Festival, Lausanne (2008).
Her group exhibitions include: Arabesques, Terme Di Diocleziano, Rome (2018); Please Come Back, Maxxi, Rome (2017); Anatomia del Paesaggio, Chiostro di San Nicola Anacapri, Festival del Paesaggio, Capri (2017); Les Recontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Le Gaîté Lyrique, Paris (2017); From Generation to Generation, Jewish Museum of Cont. Art, San Francisco (2016); XVI Quadriennale, a occhi chiusi, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2016); 3rd Nanjing International Art Festival, Nanjing China (2016); High Line Channel 14, The High Line, New York (2016); Time and Detail, Ca’ Foscari, Venice (2016); L’astronauta caduto, Galleria A+A, Venice (2016); Levitate, Quarter 21, Vienna (2015); Reverse Inequality, Patrick Ebensberger Galerie, Berlin (2015); Concrete, MUMA, Melbourne, Australia (2014); Worlds In Collision, Samstaag Museum, Adelaide (2014); Ruins in Reverse, Tate Modern, London & MALI, Lima (2013); Mardin Biennale, Mardin, Turkey (2013); Mission Afterviews, Victoria Theatre, San Francisco (2012). Rä di Martino is the winner of the Eurimages Lab Project Award (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival) for her first full-legnth film La Controfigura (The Stand-in).
For her most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here