Federica Zianni (Rome, 1993). In 2012 she moved to Milan in order to attend the triennium of Sculpture at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Her sculptural works, initially representational, have evolved into organic and abstract artworks.
She achieved her Bachelor of Arts degree in sculpture in 2015 cum laude. In the same year, she exhibits at the Science and Technology Museum in Milan with Arnaldo Pomodoro, in an exhibition curated by Marco Meneguzzo. She attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste of Dresden, Germany, until 2017. She has attended her Master’s Degree programme of the Scuola di Scultura with professor Vittorio Corsini at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. She got her Master of Arts in sculpture in 2018 cum laude.
During 2018 she participates in art awards of international relevance as Combat Prize, Vittorio Viviani Prize, and Comel Prize for which she receives an honourable mention.
In 2019 she wins the Prs Talent Prize and the Rospigliosi Prize for the category under 30. In June, she exhibits at the GIFA (International Foundry Trade Fair) in Düsseldorf, and shows her sculptures at the Swiss Art Expo in Zurigo for the first time.
Federica Zianni is interested in silence as a contact form, not in the very strict sense of a tactile experience but for its communication lever through participation in the work. Her artistic production is based on listening, understanding, not as a physical action focused on relationship but as an inner self-introspective necessity. Federica Zianni believes that “communicating” is not strictly related to specch but essentially to the listening capacity. Listening allows us to build qualitative relationships.
Silence is the common and eternal language of the universe, the most suitable to communicate the deepest feelings and to exorcise the deepest fears. The artist deals with the theme of identity and mourning. Her mute sculptures are born this way, perfect mechanisms that refer to nothing but themselves, to a closing circuit to the outside from which no sound derives. In her latest production, the artist also deals with the theme of self-introspection, creating moving and shiny surfaces that do not refer to a clear portrait of those who are mirrored.