VALENTINA AT BAR

While at BAR, Valentina worked on her new project S’ùltimo Attitu (Sardinian for 'The Last Lamentation'), a video piece based on the ancient tradition of the professional mourning.
Built as a collective ritual and performed by a group of local women, 'The Last Lamentation' is a performance re-enacting a collective mourning that addresses sorrow for bodies lost while migrating through The Mediterranean Sea.  
Now presented as a preliminary study, the project is meant to travel around the Mediterranean, where it will be performed live in different cities along the coasts.
S’ultimu Atittu is supported by Roberto Cimetta fund and it’s in collaboration with Creative Space Beirut.

Valentina Medda (b. 1975 in Sardinia, Italy -lives and works between NYC and Bologna) is an artist, organizer and educator who holds an MA in Philosophy from University of Bologna -IT, and a Certificate Degree in Photography from ICP- International Center of Photography, in NY. Her interdisciplinary practice, spanning from interventions to performance and photo-based projects, mainly focuses on the different ways the body relates to the space in order to build a sense of belonging and identity.

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Valentina Medda
Dates of residency: March - April 2018
Born: 1975
Hometown: Sardinia
Lives and works: Bologna
URL: www.valentinamedda.com
Education: MA in Philosophy from University of Bologna -Alma Mater Studiorum. Certificate Degree in Photography from ICP -International Center of Photography –NY.
Selected shows:
2017 Home is a sick body, Maison Ventidue, Bologna
2016 Amsterdam by Night, Beeldend Gesproken Gallery, Amsterdam
2015 En donde los dos nos encontremos, Ayzart, New York City
2015 Inside the stairs, at the edges of my body, Flux Factory NYC, New York City