LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Valentina Musmeci lives in Trento (Italy). She started her artistic path with land art, paintings and pottery. As soon as she studied photography, as a freelance journalist and photographer she has traveled to Europe, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Oman, Qatar, Cyprus, India, Malaysia, Burma, Laos, Thailand, China, United States and South America. In 2014 she conducted an important photographic research on sheep transhumance in Italy, from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, National Geographic has dedicated a gallery to it. She completed a photographic research carried out with the University of Trento, about the dreams of the Primary school children in the UE, focusing on how stereotypes are working in the wishes of realization of children, through the project "When I grow up I want to be ". The pictures of this research were exhibited in Trento, May 2018, and in Lausanne, December 2018. Actually she's focused on a photographic research for a book and some multimedia productions on Climate Change with an Italian climatologist.
From 2001 to 2005 she was the Art Director of the Land Art Exibition "Arte nel verde" at Maso Spilzi in Folgaria (TN). She is founder and president of the Falenablu association (2013), which supports the annual implementation of activities for women victims of violence, in collaboration with the MART, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rovereto (TN), leading an autobiographical course of ceramics. In september 2019 Falenablu will exibit in a theatral event about neolithic Goddesses, focusing on the "Venere del Gaban", an important symbol of the matrifocal cultures in the area during the neolitic, with the purpose to sensitise society on inequalitiesbetween women and men and unhealthy relations.
Her pictorial research began in the early 2000s, through the symbolism of the blue moth "Falenablu". Valentina Musmeci investigates the difficulties of expression of women in contemporary Italian society, skilled in external communication, but fragile in interpreting the inner signals and unable in recognizing the conditioning of a patriarchal structure. Musmeci indicates in the metaphor of the cocoon that necessary moment of transformation in which the woman, from being a "crawling creature", will learn to fly and comunicate in an more effective way. In 2017 and 2018 she collaborated with Kurt Zeltner, a Swiss painter, on the '333' performance, held in Italy and in Swiss, about male and female roles in the contemporary society.
From 2019 she is the Art Director of the land art path "Pèire que préiquen", based in Grana Valley, Piedmont Italy, that is operating on the natural restoration and cultural revaluation of the stone quarries historical site of La Louziere.
WHO I AM
I am a scrittofotopittora, or in other words an artist, a writer, a photographer.
CONTACT THE ARTIST