I am a multimedia artist, living in San Francisco, California, attempting to create and bring attention to relationships and communities through my art. I utilize the habits, quirks, and experiences of the people around me in an attempt to bring them together and form a connection. My artworks are artifacts, documentation of an event and perhaps an only momentary relationship between participants. The resulting work offers viewers a chance to experience this temporary community and consider the relational aesthetics between themselves and the people that surround them daily.
Being a part of Lo Studio dei Nipoti would offer me an opportunity to create works that utilize the routines and experiences of Southern Italy’s residents, and to expand what I already know of myself and my community. My techniques and approach for reaching people to be part of my projects would be pushed and tested, as would the format for my finished work. I am hoping to evolve my work to become more performative and participatory, utilizing the people in the surrounding region to create temporary and installation-based works of art. I feel this process would connect me with other young artists as well as residents from Southern Italy and to engage in a productive network of diverse peers, which is the basis for my work and the core of who I am as an artist.