I am an artist with a degree in Architecture. I live and work in a small village by the woods located in the Alps, in the Province of Biella, North of Italy. I grew up in a city where Mother... Read More
I am an artist with a degree in Architecture.
I live and work in a small village by the woods located in the Alps, in the Province of Biella, North of Italy.
I grew up in a city where Mother Nature and textile industry shaped my life and the vision I have of the world today.
After the study in art and architecture in 2009 I founded the weaving workshop “ArsalitArtes” inspired by the pioneer of textile design Anni Albers and I started to work with natural fibers and dyes.
In 2015 I leaved my country and I moved to Indonesia. There my research in textile and work started to assume a more spiritual meaning thanks to the new connections and inspirations I got there. Live and meet people in South East Asia for almost 4 years helped me to integrate this life experience in my work, this changed forever my whole way to think.
In 2022 after the covid isolation I started to work with a group of women from Morocco and Nigeria and today I try to build a sense of community in my city for people that are still in a corner, doing this using the language of art, handmade, tradition and the challenge of our delicate environment.
My works speak about the time, and the action the time has on us, on the materials. I am always searching new ways to use and manipulate fibers. I am interested in using natural materials that change with the action of the time, atmosphere, and interacting with them (woods, natural fibers, colors that may change with the sunlight). Everything is subjected to a change in life, so also my work must be. We aren’t infinite, we are in constant movement and metamorphosis.
Today my research is directed also to the following areas of interest:
the search of meaning of “to be here and now/who I am” connected to the topic of immigrant people/ women and how to re-build a community. What is the meaning of home, inhabit.
This help me to understand my past and recognize who I am due to my ancestors, the place where I live. It also speak about my family, birth, cycle of life, and even if not explicit, the female work in the textile factories (of my grandmother and mother).
Somehow this topic from my personal life is connected to other work I'm doing with fragile people from different cultural backgrounds, such as women's groups I'm working with and building a body of textile work.