Rita Casdia, was born in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto (ME) in 1977. She graduated Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Palermo in the 2000. Afterwards she moved to Milan, where she continued her study at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera and achieved a specialization in Art and New Technologies (2006) and Academic second level degree in the teaching of Painting (2009).

Festival and Video Review: 17.KURZFILMFESTIVAL, backup selection by Felipe César, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, 39˚Festival du Nouveau Cinéma di Montreal, Il MOUSE E LA MATITA, curated by Bruno Di Marino, Pescara Film Festival, LOOP- Video Art Festival & Fair, Barcelona, Filmmaker Festival 35, Spazio Oberdan, Milano. XIII International Image Festival, Manizales, Colombia (special mention), VIDEOFORMES.2019, curated by VisualContainer, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Crosstalk ed7 Video Art Festival Budapest, 4th Athens Digital Arts Festival, VideoYearArtBook XIV Edition, Bologna, Cà Foscari Short Film Festival 10, The suspended glance, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia.

Solo Shows: Ferite come fessure, Show Case, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Be Loved, Nuvole Incontri d’Arte, Palermo; Life Instinct, Muratcentoventidue, Bari.

Group Shows: Premio Ariane de Rothschild, Palazzo Reale, Milano, 14° Premio Cairo, Museo della Permanente, Milano, Video.it, Fondazione Merz, Torino, Suspended territories and other italian stories, MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Under the Stars, Museo Unicaja de Artes y Costumbres, Malaga, Solo gli inquieti sanno come è difficile sopravvivere alla tempesta e non poter vivere senza, Accademia di Belle Arti – Palazzo Ziino, Palermo.

Awards: Nutrimenti celesti, nutrimenti terrestri, Filmmaker – Fondazione Cariplo, Milano, XIII International Image Festival, Manizales, Colombia ( special mention for the video Stangliro), Movin’Up, GAI, Torino.

Residencies: PRIM Centre, Montréal, Québec, Canada, Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes, Okuparte arte_ y _ ciudad, Huesca, Spain, “Sarajevo Some Other City” International Sarajevo Winter Festival, AQB, Budapest, Hungary.

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