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Over the past five years, the Italian artist Beatrice Pediconi—an architect by training—has produced works that bring together painting, video and photography.
Pediconi is drawn to the gravity-defying world of water, in which forms are always in flux. Her practice consists of “painting” on the surface of water and then capturing the quickly changing images photographically. Both chance and control contribute to the results, recalling late 19th century experiments in which photography was used to re- cord movement. Her works have been published in national and international reviews like ‘Ad Italia’, ‘Flash Art’, ‘Arte’, ‘Il Corriere della Sera’, ‘Il Giornale dell’Arte’, ‘Harper’s Magazine’ and ‘Art in America’.
Her works have been shown in solo exhibitions at the Valentina Bonomo Gallery in Bari (2005) and Rome (2009), at Photo & Contemporary in Turin (2007 e 2008) and at the Italian Academy in New York (2011). In 2011 her works has been presented at MACRO Museum in Rome in a solo show with Roberto De Paolis entitled No Trace; later the same exhibition was presented at Maison Européenne de la Photographie and at the Italian Institute of Culture in Paris (2011). She has also taken part in a number of group exhibitions, including, in 2008, Una Storia Privata. Fotografia
e arte contemporanea nella collezione Cotroneo at the Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome (2009) and at PhotoEspaña. In 2009 came La Fotografia Italiana at Palazzo Sant’Elia in Palermo (curated by Achille Bonito Oliva). Since 2010 her works have been shown in group exhibitions in museums in the US, including The Edge of Vision curated by Lyle Rexer at the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona and at the Cornell Fine Art Museum, Winter Park, Florida. In 2008 she won the prize for Best Artist at the 7th Biennial of Experimental Art in St Petersburg. In 2009 she won the Lucid Art Foundation’s artist residency in San Francisco. In 2011 her video “Untitled 2009” is added by MACRO Museum’s permanent collec