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: 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: 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).
For her most recent solo exhibition with the gallery please click here