Isabella Pers develops her projects through the use of different artistic languages, such as painting, participatory installation and performance, video, photography, drawing. The main themes of the artist's research are the observation of social, natural and cultural ecosystems, political crises, the impact on the planet caused by anthropocentric domination, and the deep changes of contemporary times. Together with her sister Tiziana, she is co-founder and co-director of RAVE East Village Artist Residency, an artistic project that deals with the role of contemporary art in relation to otherness and the need to rethink ourselves through biocentrism and antispeciesism.

Selected solo shows and performances:

Caring Voices, Palazzo Manin, Udine, in collaboration with Udine University, curated by Leonardo Caffo and Martina Peruch
Present, video projection, festival Vicino/lontano Premio Terzani
MADRI, curated by Eleonora Raspi, VolterraVegan, Volterra, Pisa
Opening, performance, SetUp Art Fair, curated by Giovanna Giannini Guazzugli for Sponge ArteContemponaea
Trivignano Dreasm by PERSISTERS, City Art Gallery, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Opening, performance, Corpiscomodi, Cantù
Trivignano Dreams, NDK Lovers Bridge, Sofia, Bulgaria
Trivignano Dreams, Krossing, official collateral event of the 53th Venice Biennale of Art , Forte Marghera, Venice
ECHO, video installation, Palazzo Reale, Napoli
Vesuvian Rhapsody by PERSISTERS, performance, N.Est, MADRE Museum, Naples, curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio and Stefania Palumbo
ECHO, performance, PAN|Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Palazzo Reale, International Forum Fastforword on New Media Art, Naples, curated by Patrizia Di Maggio
Al di là del sonno, performance, XXIV Biennale di Scultura di Gubbio, curated by Giorgio Bonomi
I Cercaluna, theatrical performance with and by the poet Pierluigi Cappello
PERS2003, Palazzo Frangipane, Tarcento (Udine), curated by Gianluca Marziani
Juliet, Trieste, curated by Roberto Vidali
Isabella Pers, GIT Grado, Gorizia, curated by Luca Beatrice
Chiaro/SCURO by Isabella and Tiziana Pers, Spazio Juliet, Casier di Treviso, curated by Roberto Vidali
Madison Avenue. Where Fashion Meets Art, in collaboration with The Whitney
Museum of American Art, Ezair Gallery, New York

Selected group exhibitions:

Teatrum Botanicum, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
POLITIC(S), Art Stays Festival, Ptuj, Slovenja, curated by Jernej Forbici and Marika Vicari, selected by Antonio Arevalo
Waiting for RAVE. Anticipations of a Posthuman Time, Villa Manin di Passariano, Udine, curated by Pietro Gaglianò
Immaginario oltre la crisi #2, Palazzo Costanzi / Casa dell’Arte di Trieste, curated by Massimo Premuda
Maravee Therapy, Teitiota, Castello di Susans, Majano, Ud, curated by Sabrina Zannier
Alter, One and million chairs, Chiaramonte Gulfi, curated by Site Specific and Martina Cavallarin
M’Arte, Madri, Montegemoli, curated by Eleonora Raspi
BIO50 24th Biennial of Design Ljubljana, Opening, Slovenia, MAO Museum of Architecture and Design, curated by Giovanna Giannini Guazzugli and Sponge
Nuvole. Viaggio nell'Arte Indipendente, River Road, Scicli, curated by Sabrina Zannier
Crossing Over, Clang, Scicli
Italian Market, Hong Kong, curated by CCI Hong Kong and Macao
Agency of Unrealized Projects (AUP) archive, L’artista ha l’oro in bocca, project by e-flux and the Serpentine Gallery London, devised by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Julieta Aranda, Anton Vidokle and Julia Peyton-Jones
The Last Book, a project curated by Luis Kamnitzer, New York Public Library, New York
54th Venice Biennale of Art, Magazzino 26, Trieste
Nessuno è perfetto (parte prima), 3g arte contemporanea, Udine
The Berlin Wall, Promenade Gallery, Valona, Albania
The Last Book, a project curated by Luis Kamnitzer, Zentral Bibliothek, Zurich, Switzerland
Blicke Sguardi Pogledi, Landesarchiv, Klagenfurt, by CRAF/Center of Research Archiviation of Photography
Walls of Authority, Old Police Station, London
New Digital Age, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia, curated by Andrey Martynov
Videospritz®EST#4, Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste, curated by Laura Spolaore
Sguardi Pogledi, Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, Ljubljana, curated by Walter Liva e G. Ellero
TemperaturaEsterna, Sale Espositive della Provincia di Pordenone, curated by Sabrina Zannier
The Last Book, a project curated by Luis Kamnitzer, National Library Buenos Aires
SpilimbergoFotografia08, by CRAF/Center of Research and Archiviation of Photography, curated by A.Giusa e R.Del Grande
Trivignano Dreams by PERSISTERS, N.Est, MADRE Museum, Naples, curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio and Stefania Palumbo
Vicino/lontano, Premio Terzani, Udine, curated by Caterina Ferri
Art for Nothing, Mestna Galerija Nova Gorica, curated by BridA
Contatto Contemporaneo On Video, Spac and Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Udine, curated by Anna Marzona
Artiste, Teppiste, GAMC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bondeno, Ferrara
Contemporary Italian Painting, Dade-Miami Public Library, Miami
Hicetnunc, S.Vito al Tagliamento, curated by Angelo Bertani
Openscreening, Whitechapel, London
MaraveeClorofilla, Ariis Ud, Villa Ottelio-Savorgnan, curated by Sabrina Zannier
Il sogno della pittura, Palazzo dei Diamanti, Ferrara
Musica per organi caldi, 3g arte contemporanea, Udine, curated by Maurizio Sciaccaluga
Multimerijdian, Biennale Internazionale d'Arte Contemporanea, Pola, Croazia
Striis, 3g arte contemporanea, Udine, curated by Andrea Bruciati
DFN Gallery, New York
NYAD2000, DFN Gallery, New York

Awards and highlightings:

THE ART VENICE BIENNALE AWARD, curated by The Biennal Project (Boston), Venice 2015
TWO CALLS FOR VAJONT, finalist ‘A call for a wall’, Dolomiti Contemporanee, 2015
THE ART VENICE BIENNALE AWARD, curated by The Biennal Project (Boston), Venice, 2013
PREMIO CELESTE, exhibition curated by Gianluca Marziani, S. Gimignano, 2004
PREMIO MORLOTTI-IMBERSAGO, finalist, Imbersago, Como, 2000

Nohas’ Ark /  2000 / Installation / Newspapers, cardboard, watering cans, paint / variable size

Nohas’ Ark

Caution /  2009 / Oil on canvas / cm 100x120


Merlana-Casablanca / 2009 7 Lambda print / cm 75x100

Merlana - Casablanca

Teitiota / 2015 / Stampa ai pigmenti su tela / cm  30x40