Rä di Martino – Lio Capital Art Prize

Rä di Martino – Lio Capital Art Prize

We are pleased to announce that Rä di Martino has just become the first artist to win the Lio Capital Art Prize. She also recently opened a new exhibition at the Monica De Cardenas Gallery in Milan, on display from 15 October to 28 November 2020. 

Rä di Martino, allunati #18, 2020. Gold leaf on Archival Pigment Print on cotton paper, 55.5 x 54 x 3.5cm. Image courtesy of the Artist.

The show, featured in Vogue Italia, features her new allunati series from 2020, with each work incorporating gold leaf within an Archival Pigment Print.

This new body of work continues the Italian artist’s longstanding interest in space, travel and cosmology. The protagonists of the works – the Allunati – are gold figures who carry out banal activities in space, bridging the gap between unfamiliar and foreign realms, and the spaces of our everyday lives. Her images often allude to a stage or film set, which reveal di Martino’s fascination in the overlaps between reality and fiction. 

Rä di Martino, allunati #1, 2020. Gold leaf on Archival Pigment Print on cotton paper, 54.0cm x 54.0cm x 1.5cm. Image courtesy of Monica De Cardenas Gallery.

Rä di Martino (b.1975, Rome) is a contemporary filmmaker and visual artist. She has previously exhibited at Moma-PS1, New York; Tate Modern, London; MCA Chicago; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; the Busan Biennial; Manifesta; the Turin Triennal; and the Locarno and Torino International Film Festival. She is a graduate of Chelsea College of Art and holds an MA from the Slade School of Art.

Contact us for a portfolio or more information on di Martino and her work. 

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