Aminta Pierri. Taranto, 1983
Devoted in particular to the concept of mould as a matrix, her artistic research focuses on this device as in reference to a gesture which is a trace of the sensitive void between form and representation and which acts in the present.
The imprint, as well as in a territorial exploration, serving to choose where to go rather than to represent a sort of nostalgia, is used to shift the reflection on how much individual and social memory influences the perception of identity.
By undermining the idea of a photographic series and a visual correspondence with something that can be classified in a univocal way, the use of different narrative levels and the introduction of contrasting materials tend to the reconstruction of a minimal circus of meaning, of a place that became a condition.
After academic studies in semiology and intersemiotic translation, she trained in photography by building a practice that intersects the use of the medium with the manipulation of archive images,
objet trouvé, Hermetic and Orphic poetry, and audio elements.
In 2014 she published the work L’unghia del Leone with Witty Books publishing house in Turin, starting from then a production that flows, both in the form of the art book and exhibition, into the return of small 'memory theatres' in which time represents an event and photography an emotional and intimate state.
She lives and works in Rome and Apulia.
2021 L'unghia del leone, exhibition Magazzini Fotografici, Napoli
2021 A. eccetera, art residence and exhibition Fonderia 20.9, Verona, Visiting Artist Program #1
2017 I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, exhibition JEST, Torino
2023 A. eccetera, winner Isola Madre EYELAND, Taranto
2022 L'unghia del leone, Prague Photo, Praga
2021 A. eccetera, show inQuiete festival, Roma
2018 I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, show Les Rencontre d'Arles, Cosmos for The Family of No Man project, Arles
2017 L'unghia del leone, show Fotografia Europea OFF, Reggio Emilia
2015 I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, show at SIFestOFF Savignano
2015 L'unghia del leone, book exihibition Bitume PhotoFest, Gallipoli (Lecce)
2014 Nessuna Elegia, exhibition AUS+Galerie, Latina (Roma)
2013 Nessuna Elegia, exhibition Spazio Comel, Latina (Roma)
2012 L’unghia del leone dummy book, La Pelanda MACRO Testaccio, Festival Fotografia Internazionale di Roma, Roma
2016 I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, in DER GREIF n.8
2016 L'unghia del leone, II ed. Witty Books, Torino
2014 L'unghia del leone, Witty Books, Torino
2017 Artistic residency - San Fedele Arte, Milano
2015 Visual Narrative - Luz Agency, Milano
2013 Master III Fotografia - S.R.F. Roma
2010 Bachelor's degree in Media studies- Università degli studi di Bari Aldo Moro