lavinia.x@live.it / +31 619702457 / instagram

+ Italian + media artist + in Rotterdam +

Fascinated by the idea that history repeats itself along a phenomenological timeline, my work aims to examine the current events (such as migrations, social integration, religious and cultural identity) and pinpoint recurring symbols and icons that have already been experienced by the humankind in the past - so as to give a new perspective on present occurrences, creating new patterns of meaning that would contribute to a better understanding of ourselves and our behaviour in the present, for the future. 

Sifting through all kinds of media, from photography to news reports, from found footage to archive material, essays, moving images, narratives, I put together visual artworks combining new and old media to analyze social events and situations, looking underneath the daily noise to seek recurring patterns and symbols, linking past and present events, reframing the present in the light of ancient archetypes, classic symbols and icons that are well established in the collective memory of Western society. 


2015 - 2017 | MA, Photography, AKV | St. Joost, The Netherlands
2014 | BA Erasmus in Art and Media studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2011 - 2015 | BA in Visual culture and media studies (Cum Laude), Bologna, Italy
2012 | Certificate, Digital Photography, Spazio Labò, Bologna, Italy





2016 | Who the heck is Benjamin?, St. Oberlholz Ballroom, Berlin, Germany


2018 | Open Doek Festival, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018 | Hubbub le Scope, Elektro Arts festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2018 | Testival, Time Window, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 | Hubbub Le Scope, Rotterdam
2017 | Really Real, Organ Vida, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 | Really Real, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2016 | There is something about my family - Research Lab, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
2015 | Replay, AKV St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands


Residencies and grants

2017 | Foundation B.A.D., Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 | 168H Project, Web, The Netherlands
2016 | Derivé, Beius Foundation, Berlin, Germany



2018 | Catalogue Open Studio Borgerstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018 | Conversas Rotterdam, Series 101-110, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018 | Conversas Rotterdam, Issue #1, Berlin, Germany 


2018 | Unlimited struggles, Feedback sessions organizer, Time Window, Rotterdam
2018 | Member of Time Window Collective, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 | Volunteer at V2, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 
2017 | Photographer video-maker at Worm, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 | Artist talk, Conversas, Rotterdam
2017 | Artist talk, Frontline club, Tbilisi, Georgia
2016 | Artist talk, Conversas, Berlin
2016 | Moderator at Philip Toledano’s presentation, Fotodok, Utrecht, The Netherland
2015 | Co-organizer Vertigo performance in Charlois, Rotterdam, The Netherlands