Tiziana Pers

White Shores (Read info)

Butcher’s Shop Of Life

I see You (Read info)

Ahimsa (Read info)

Photo & Performance

Bagamoyo (Read info)

Art History (Read info)

September Baroque (Read info)

aA29 Projects


Tiziana Pers research is focused on biocentrism and antiespeciesism. Pers oeuvre is multidisciplinary, currently she is working mostly with drawing and painting, although she has also often used photography and video. The two main ongoing projects that define her whole practice are Art_History and RAVE East Village Residency. Art_History consists in exchanging a painting for a sentient being that is going to be slaughtered: a horse, a donkey, a rabbit, a lamb, a chicken, a pig, a goat, a cow, it depends on the circumstances. The painting has the same height of the animal she is saving, and she never chooses the animal: the butcher, or the breeder does it. A contract certifies the exchange. It is a real act that allows to save a life by the means of art, without the use of money, at the same time, it opens different questions: Is it possible to give an economic value to a living being? And to a piece of art? And finally: Can art save a life? This approach and these questions ground all the artist’s practice, and lead to the second part of her research: RAVE East Village Residency is an artistic project that deals with the role and responsibility of contemporary art in relation to the otherness represented by animals, and with the need to rethink ourselves through biocentrism and antispeciesism. It supports artistic research and production, and promotes dialogues with artists, critics, philosophers, architects, poets, biologists, zoologists and activists. RAVE is a residency that takes place in a small village in the Friuli countryside inhabited by animals, all rescued from the slaughterhouse with the project Art_History, and now cared for in a more natural environment. The artists hosted by RAVE so far are Adrian Paci (2011), Ivan Moudov (2013), Regina Josè Galindo (2014), Diego Perrone (2015), Tomàs Saraceno (2016), Igor Grubić (2017) and Giuseppe Stampone (2018). The project has been co-founded by Pers together with her sister Isabella.


Solo shows and performances


ELEPHANT SONG, curated by Leonardo Caffo and Martina Peruch, in collaboration with ALL, University of Udine, Vicino/lontano- Premio Terzani, Waiting Posthuman research group and Trieste Contemporanea. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Trieste

CARING VOICES, curated by Leonardo Caffo e Martina Peruch, in collaboration with ALL, Premio Terzani, Waiting Posthuman and Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Trieste, Palazzo Manin, Udine


ALTRI SGUARDI. TIZIANA PERS PER ANIMOT, Artissima 2014 / ZONARTE OFF, curated by Labont Università di Torino, Animot, Gallinae in Fabula, Rivista di Estetica and Vulcano, in collaboration with Opera Barolo and Dipartimento Educazione Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Castello di Rivoli, Palazzo Barolo, Torino

PRIMA DEL VERBO / BEFORE WORDS, curated by Valentina Sonzogni, Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra, Pisa


I SEE YOU, performance, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, in range of the exhibition Marinella Senatore / Building Communities, in collaboration with Vulcano and the Educational Department of Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli, Torino

TRIVIGNANO DREAMS by Persisters, Targovishte City Art Gallery, IIC Sofia, Bulgaria,

AHIMSA, curated by Arsprima, text Silvia Bottani, Chiesa di Santa Cristina, Chiesa di Sant’Antonio e Istituto d’Arte Toschi, Parma TRIVIGNANO DREAMS, by Persisters, Plovdiv City Art Gallery, IIC Sofia, Bulgaria


TRIVIGNANO DREAMS, public installation by Persisters, NDK Lovers Bridge @National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria AT THE END OF THE MIRROR, in collaboration con the Munipality of Padova and Arsprima, Cattedrale ex-Macello, Padova PANDORA_2: The First Supper, Vicino/lontano Premio Terzani, in collaboration with Arsprima, Udine


BUTCHER’S SHOP OF LIFE, Arsprima-Nur gallery, curated by Cristina Gilda Artese, Milano


MACELLERIA DI VITA, performance, Corte di Palazzo Morpurgo, Udine


PANDORA_2: The First Supper, KROSSING, collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venezia VIDEOSPRITZ®EST#4, curated by Laura Spolaore, Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste


TAKE AWAY FLAT ART, performance Pio Pio_ Cous Cous, Udine

MARAVEE_RECYCLE, Pandora_Uno, curated by Sabrina Zannier, Villa Ottelio-Savorgnan, Ariis, Udine SPILIMBERGO FOTOGRAFIA 08, The Play, CRAF, curated by Antonio Giusa and Roberto Del Grande, Spilimbergo


MARAVEE_ECO, Pandora_Zero, performance, curated by S.Zannier, L.Danieli Scientific Park, Udine University, Udine


FABULA, curated by Sabrina Zannier, 3g arte contemporanea, Udine

Selected collective exhibitions


MILANO ANIMAL CITY, curated by Stefano Boeri and Michele Brunello / Urbanism and Urban design_ coordinated by Azzurra Muzzonigro, Politecnico di Milano/ Sino-European Innovation Center, Milano

IMMAGINARIO OLTRE LA CRISI #2, curated by Massimo Premuda, Palazzo Costanzi / Casa dell’Arte di Trieste WAITING FOR RAVE_ANTICIPATIONS OF A POSTHUMAN TIME, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Villa Manin, Udine TEATRUM BOTANICUM, curated by Giulia Mengozzi and Marco Scotini

POLITIC(S), curated by Jernej Forbici and Marika Vicari, selected by Antonio Arevalo, Art Stays Festival, Ptuj, Slovenja


MILANO ANIMAL CITY, curated by Stefano Boeri and Michele Brunello / Urbanism and Urban design_ Politecnico di Milano/Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Milano

LIAISONS, curated by C. G. Artese and A. Trabucco, in occasion of the 11th Day of the Contemporary organized by AMACI, arsprima/Punto ENEL, Milano TI MANGIO CON GLI OCCHI, curated by Massimo Premuda, Double Room, Trieste
M’ARTE, curated by Eleonora Raspi, Montegemoli, Pisa

ALTER, Pieces and Worlds curated by Martina Cavallarin and Sasha Vinci, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Ragusa MADRI, curated by Eleonora Raspi, VolterraVegan, Volterra, Pisa

NOW I CAN LOOK AT YOU IN PEACE, Maravee Therapy, curated by Sabrina Zannier, Castello di Susans, Majano, Udine


I SEE YOU, curated by Valentina Sonzogni, Nuvole project, Scicli, Ragusa VERNICE, curated by Donatella Giordano and Katiuscia Pompili, Favara, Agrigento


ITALIAN MARKET_Friulian Reels Collective, Happy Valley Racecourse, Hong Kong, by Camera di commercio italiana di Hong Kong e Macao


PANDORA_3: The Commensal, Corpiscomodi, Cantù, Milano MORE OR LESS POSITIVE @MMC Luka, Pula

CROSSING OVER _ spazio CLANG, Scicli, Ragusa


H-OUR ZERO, ex slaughterhouse, Padova


WALLS OF AUTHORITY, Old Police Station, London

BLICKE. SGUARDI. POGLEDI, curated by CRAF, Landesarchiv, Klagenfurt SGUARDI POGLEDI, curated by CRAF, Chiesa di San Antonio, Udine,

THE BERLIN WALL, curated by Artan Shabani, Promenade gallery, Vlore, Albania


SGUARDI POGLEDI, Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, Ljubljana

NEW DIGITAL AGE Russian Biennal of Photography, Novosibirsk State Art Museum, curated by Andrey Martynov, Novosibirsk, Russia


PRIX PICTET, Bagamoyo, video slide show, Palais De Tokyo, Parigi
AZANIA SPEAKS Visions of Partnership in today’s Africa, International Conference and Visual Art exhibition, Università degli Studi di Udine PRIX PICTET, Bagamoyo, video slide show, Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Dubai

N.EST, Project Room Museo MADRE, curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio e Stefania Palumbo, Napoli BAU A.U.S., curated by Viviana Siviero, Como


I CERCALUNA, with and by Pierluigi Cappello, theatre performance (different places)

Stazione di Topolò, 13° edition, ‘Lettere al Direttore’, progetto postale per Piermario Ciani, Topolò, Udine


ARTISTE-TEPPISTE, GAMC Museum of Contemporary Art, Bondeno, Ferrara 2005

NEW HORIZONS IN CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN PAINTING, Miami-Dade Public Library, Miami NORTH EAST-FAR EAST, Far East Film Festival, 3g arte contemporanea, Udine

HIC ET NUNC, curated by Angelo Bertani, S.Vito al Tagliamento, Pordenone


MARAVEE, CLOROFILLA, Villa Ottelio -Savorgnan, curated by S. Zannier, Ariis di Rivignano, Udine MILANO FLASH ART FAIR, ‘La stanza del collezionista’, a cura di Sabrina Zannier, 3g-arte, Milano

Awards and highlightings:

TWO CALLS FOR VAJONT _ finalist ‘A call for a line’, Dolomiti Contemporanee, 2015 PREMIO MARIO RAZZANO, exhibition Museum of Sannio, Benevento, 2006 PREMIO CELESTE, exhibition curated by Gianluca Marziani, S. Gimignano, 2004 PAVIA GIOVANE ARTE EUROPEA, exhibition Castello Visconteo, Pavia, 2001 PREMIO MORLOTTI-IMBERSAGO, finalist, Imbersago, Como, 2000