NUVOLA RAVERA

Nuvola Ravera was born in Genoa in February 1984. She studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Genoa, photography at the cfp Bauer in Milan, then at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in the department of New Technologies and at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. After taking part in the final stage with Armin Linke in Berlin she started focusing on her personal research while working on commission as an assistant and photographer for various artists. She has participated in several collective and individual exhibitions and residency projects both in Italy and abroad. She lives and works in Venice, where she finished a residency program at the Bevilacqua La Masa foundation in early 2017, and is currently enrolled in the visual arts course at the IUAV university. Her course of study, focused on visual arts, is intertwined with her life, made up of long periods of travel in self-managed communes that concealed a strong conservative spirit of superstitions, traditions and oral narratives. This has enabled her to develop a wide field of interests that passes through the reconstruction of forgotten things, the narrative of folklores and habits of specific groups of people. Arising from this is the desire to find new symbols to use in a shared present through which the ancient history of each and every person can be reshaped. Part of her research, thus inspired by the experiential system that biography refers to, focuses on subject matters connected to the psyche, the perception, the study of a dreamlike dimension and of non-ordinary states through a dialogue with other disciplines in a constant conflict and re-balance between the parties and the distress of different languages.

Ravera is one of the artists in residence selected for the project “Until the end of the sea”, produced thanks to the support of  “Sillumina – Copia privata per i giovani, per la cultura”, Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo e SIAE .