Ezia Mitolo is a qualified sculptress from Apulia Region, taught by Masters Francesco Somaini and Nicola Carrino. Between the end of the 80s and the early 90s she engaged with the great school of Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como where she studied together with Giuliano Collina, Arnulf Rainer, George Baselitz, Karel Appel and Anish Kapoor. It is awarded in both editions.

In 1998 she won the Art&Maggio Arena Puglia first prize – youth section and held her first solo exhibition in a gallery in Milan, where she moved and lived. In the early 2000s she was in Rome and took part in the XIV Quadriennale di Roma Anteprima and in subsequent national and international exhibitions in Paris, Prague, Vienna and Edinburgh among the others.

During these years, she participated in several fairs and exhibitions including a recent presentation in the National Archeological Museum of Taranto, Archeological Museum of Cisternino, Museum Metropoliz MaaM of Rome. In 2018 she signed a permanent work at MAAM-Museo dell’Altro e dell’Altrove in Metropoliz in Rome and published her first book of poems and drawings ‘FRANGE. Disegni parlati” (Edita Casa Editrice & Libraria); in 2019 she published a second edition and was subsequently hosted in Los Angeles for “Between Two Seas”, Italian Contemporary Artist from Apulia, a project of MAAAC, Museo Archeologico Medievale di Cisternino. In 2020, she was invited to Rome to participate in the Incinque Open Art Monti gallery in ‘Vita d’artista’, a month of meetings and opening calls on the theme: ‘Is it still possible to live off art today?

In 2021, ‘Il giardino dei bisbigli’ (The garden of whispers), an imposing urban intervention in the city of Taranto in the redevelopment district of Porta Napoli; in the same year, she was invited to take part in ‘No more wounds/Mai più ferite’ – International Peace Project, an artist residency and exhibition of Italian and South-East European women artists in the Rocca Malatestiana in Fano. He also realised in Bari the interactive/participatory sculpture project ‘Io tu noi’ for the 6th edition of IsolArt, which was carried out in various stages in the city’s neighbourhoods and concluded with ‘Tracce’, a solo exhibition documenting the project.

In the current year, among other participations, it joined the ‘RAP – Radici’ project for an entrepreneurial collecting route in the city of Brindisi. Multifaceted, she expresses herself in sculptural and graphic installations, photography and video, video-performances, up to interaction with the public. His entire poetics, with strong anthropological overtones, is marked by themes of the body, identity and complex psychic dynamism.

He has published drawings and poems in numerous magazines and books. Back in Apulia, she currently works in her studio-archives in Taranto.



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