Text written for the exhibition at the Taylor Foundation by art historian Veronica Bianchi and translated by Rosella Di Niola. Vera Di Bianca began her artistic training in the very prestigious Artistic High School located in Via Ripetta where she... Read More
Text written for the exhibition at the Taylor Foundation by art historian Veronica Bianchi and
translated by Rosella Di Niola.
Vera Di Bianca began her artistic training in the very prestigious Artistic High School located in Via
Ripetta where she was a student of the teacher and artist of the Italian pop-art movement Cesare
Tacchi. The teacher immediately became a referent in artistic matters and helped her in her creative
journey. During this period when she was pushed towards autonomy and towards the search for a
personal artistic identity, she directed her gaze towards painting and costume; In accordance with
her choices as a teenager and the studies pursued at the Academy of Fine Arts, she is interested not
only in painting but also in visual art and crafts.
In 2005 she trained in weaving and followed Marcella Polloni's courses and goldsmith's courses
directed by Carla Yanez in Santiago de Chile where Vera specialized in these techniques also having
as an interest the study of the Mapuche civilization, Amerindian inhabitants originally from central
and southern Chile. Also in 2005 she made drawings of this tribe and organized an exhibition
entitled; “La mirada inquieta” in the premises of the Catholic University of Santiago de Chile
thanks to the interest shown by its work on the part of the photographer and historian of
photography Mr. Juan Domingo Marinello Kairath. This meeting with the Mapuche people and the
exhibition that will follow are an interesting experience from both an anthropological and pictorial
point of view.In parallel with these studies, she continued painting now rich in bright colors, the
same that she used in fabrics. Weft and brushstroke, wool and acrylic, two apparently distant worlds
but Vera Di Bianca manages to match them with her own process based on the harmonization of
colors. Photography is for her the essential tool that allows her to explore reality and to marry the
suggestions that led her to love weaving, drawing, color according to the inspiration that is at the
service of several forms of art. that intermingle.
Established since 2009 in Paris, she is currently at the Maison des Artistes and is represented in
Paris by the Béatrice Béllat gallery. She is part of the Parisian artistic group "Les Evasionnsites"
with which exhibits in several prestigious places in Paris such as the Town Hall of the 5th
arrondissement and continues her work around the subject of anthropology mixing several
techniques such as Engraving, Painting, Drawing, Weaving and Photography. Since the 2019 Vera Di Bianca has obtained an artist rating from Akoun.
I am a visual artist. My work is inspired by anthropology and the Mapuche indigenous of Chile.