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



Born in 1976, lives and works in Trivignano Udinese (Italy). First-class honours arts degree _ PhD, University of Udine _ Compared Literatures. Visual artist and activist, she works with different media (drawing, painting, perfomance, video, installation) on the relationship between human and nonhuman animals, and on the connections among different forms of dominion and discrimination. She collaborates on a continuous basis with zoologists, scientists, zooanthropologists and philosophers.

Co-founder and art director of RAVE East Village Artist Residency  www.raveresidency.com. 

RAVE 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 dialogue with artists, critics, philosophers, curators,  architects, poets, biologists, zoologists and activists. 

RAVE takes place in the Friuli countryside, in a rural place inhabited by animals rescued from the slaughterhouse by the means of Tiziana’s project Art_History, and now cared for in a more natural environment. The artists hosted are Adrian Paci (2011), Ivan Moudov (2013), Regina Josè Galindo (2014), Diego Perrone (2015), Tomàs Saraceno (2016), Igor Grubić (2017) and Giuseppe Stampone. Tiziana is also the project creator and art director of the first festival of biocentrism Gaia@menTe.

Collaborated with philosophers, scientists and art historians in different pubblications, philosophical essays and researches. Between the others: Animot 1: Jackie D, dedicated to Jacques Derrida, curated by Leonardo Caffo and Maurizio Ferraris, Margini dell’umanità. Animalità e ontologia sociale. L. Caffo, Un art pour l’autre. L’animal dans la philosophie et dans l’art, V. Sonzogni and L. Caffo, I Cercaluna with the poet Pierluigi Cappello and Elephant Woman Song, with the poetess Natalia Molebatsi.

Held conferences about her work and the relationship human animals / non-human animals and contemporary art and philosophy in different Universities, international festivals and institutions. Among the others: NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, seminar ABC Diary, Phenomenology of Contemporary Visual Arts of prof. Leonardo Caffo (2020) and seminar on Visual Arts and Communication of prof. Leonardo Caffo and prof. Roberto Maria Clemente; Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milano, course by prof. Laura Cherubini (2019); Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, course of Daniela Bigi; course Multimedia Communication and Information Technologies by Marco Rossitti, Università di Udine; course Multimedia sciences and technologies by Marco Rossitti, (2018);  École nationale supérieure d’arts de Paris-Cergy, Philosophy of Art course by prof. Federico Nicolao (2017); Università degli Studi di Udine, international conference The real wealth of Nations, prof. Antonella Riem (2016) and international conference Living together on this earth. eco-sustainable narratives and environmental concerns (2017); PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano (2015 and 2017); Politecnico di Milano, Urbanism and Urban Design course by prof. Stefano Boeri and Michele Brunello, seminars Animal City. Down from the stand (2015) and Milano Animal City (2016); Trieste Contemporanea; Dolomiti Contemporanee; University of Trieste; MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI Secolo di Roma (2015).

In 2008 her project Vesuvian Raphsody (realized by Persisters at MADRE Museum in Naples) has been presented at imagine art after: Satellite Talk, E:vent, East End London, with Breda Beban, curator of the exhibition image art after at TATE Britain.


Solo shows and performances


CAPUT CAPITIS I, curated by Gabriela Galati with a text by Gabi Scardi, aA29 project Room, Milan

CAPUT CAPITIS II, curated by Pietro Gaglianò and Gabriela Galati, aA29 project Room,Caserta


EX WUNDERKAMMERN, double solo show together with Regina Josè Galindo, curated by Mylène Ferrand and Robert Baramov, National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (BG)

ART HISTORY _ VUCCIRIA, performance realized for Memoria Collettiva. Casa Spazio ospita Casa Sponge, curated by Lorenzo Calamia and Serena Ribaudo / Border Crossing, collateral event Manifesta12 Il Giardino Planetario, Palermo


ELEPHANT SONG, exhibition and video screening within the international conference Living Together on this Earth, Udine University 


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 TriesteContemporanea. Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Trieste

CARING VOICES_ Elephant Song, 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


VIDEOSPRITZ®EST#4, curated by Laura Spolaore, Trieste Contemporanea, Trieste 

PANDORA_2: The First Supper, KROSSING, collateral event of the 53rd International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, Venezia


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


A casa tutti bene, curated by Espoarte (online project / website and Facebook)

emergencyexit_artinquarantine, curated by Adriana Rispoli (online project / Instagram)

Ti do la mia parola, curated by Butik Collective (online project / Instagram, Facebook and website)

#iorestoacasa, curated by Federica La Paglia (online project / Instagram and Facebook)

It’s Gonna Be #Viral, Five Art Gallery curated by Rosa Cascone with aA29 project room (online project / Instagram)

Art Resistence Kit, curated by That’s contemporary (online project / Instagram and website)

Artefiera _ Bologna, Fotografia e immagini in movimento, section curated by FANTOM (Selva Barni, Ilaria Speri, Massimo Torrigiani, Francesco Zanot), aA29 project room


Screening Afternoon at NYU. Sustainable Art Projects Caught on Video, EDRA50 Brooklyn, NYU New York University Tandon, New York City, in collaborazione con Ca’ Foscari Università di Venezia

Nestx@TheIndependent, MAXXI Museo delle Arti del XXI secolo di Roma, a cura di Elena Motisi e Nesxt


The Broken Line, project for Drawing Madrid, aA29 Art Project gallery, Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid 

THE INDEPENDENT (RAVE project) curated by Elena Motisi and NESXT, MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma

Domande sul vivente, curated by Gabriela Galati, aA29 Art Project, Milano 

Rave Around, curated by Bridge Art, c.e. MANIFESTA 12, Spazio Y Palazzo Savona, Palermo

Livingbodies@blurringrealities, project for Conoscenza in Festa, University of Udine

Museo del Somaro, a cura di Nello Teodori, Gualdo Tadino 

Meat is Murder, performance for RAID, Manumission Motel , curated by FatStudio, Bologna

Arterija 9, curated by Jerica Ziherl, Muzej Lapidarium, Novigrad, Croatia


Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism Imminent Commons, project RAVE around Seoul within the Architecture of Intelligence of Giuseppe Stampone, curated by Helen Hejung Choi, Seoul

VIDEO FOREVER 33_ ANIMAL DEATH, video screening curated by Barbara Polla and Paul Ardenne, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

RAVE, One Night Stand Gallery, curated by Ivan Moudov, Sofia

GuilmiArtProject 2017, site specific project for Nuova Didattica Popolare curated by Pietro Gaglianò, Guilmi

Casa Sponge 10. Arte e sperimentazione nel segno della collettività, curated by Serena Ribaudo, Pergola


I VARCHI DEL POI, texts by Daniele Capra and Leonardo Caffo, aA29 project room, Milan

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, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino

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


ALTER, Pieces and Worlds curated by Martina Cavallarin and Sasha Vinci, Chiaramonte Gulfi, Ragusa 

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

MADRI, curated by Eleonora Raspi, Palazzo Pretorio, VolterraVegan, Volterra, Pisa

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

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


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 

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


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

SGUARDI POGLEDI,  Slovenski Etnografski Muzej, Ljubljana


AZANIA SPEAKS Visions of Partnership in today’s Africa, International Conference and Visual Art exhibition, University of Udine 

PRIX PICTET, Bagamoyo, video slide show, Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC), Dubai

PRIX PICTET_ WATER, Bagamoyo, video slide show, Palais De Tokyo, Paris 

N.EST, Art Project Museo MADRE,  curated by Gigiotto Del Vecchio e Stefania Palumbo, Napoli 

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



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

MUSEUMS IN SHORT, finalist, 2017

TWO CALLS FOR VAJONT _ finalist ‘A call for a line’, Dolomiti Contemporanee, 2015

PREMIO MARIO RAZZANO, exhibition Museum of Sannio, Benevento, 2006

PREMIO CELESTE, finalist, exhibition curated by Gianluca Marziani, S. Gimignano, 2004

PAVIA GIOVANE ARTE EUROPEA, exhibition Castello Visconteo, Pavia, 2001

PREMIO MORLOTTI-IMBERSAGO, finalist, Imbersago, Como, 2000