In 2017, Ancilotto began experimenting with modular polychrome works inspired by the Tangram, the ancient Chinese puzzle.
Camilla Ancilotto was born in Rome, Italy in 1970. She obtained her MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 1999. Her early painting and sculpture focused on multiple interactive figurations, realized by way of rotating parallelepipeds.
In 2012, her monumental work Original Sin became part of the Wolfson Campus sculpture permanent collection (Miami Dade College).
In 2013, she was featured among the artists selected for the 55th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennale with Deposizione (Deposition).
In 2017, Ancilotto began experimenting with modular polychrome works inspired by the Tangram, the ancient Chinese puzzle. This new cycle, entitled Ab Ovo, was in the limelight at the internationally known Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi with a big solo exhibition, “Mutaforma” (Shapeshifting) at Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive - Museo Carandente.
In 2018, she took part in both BIAS – Manifesta 12, Palermo, and the "Premio Van Gogh - International Art Exhibition”, Monreale, where her work Katharsis received “the most innovative” work of art award.
That same year, Ancilotto was invited to participate in the 45th edition of the contemporary art prize “Premio Sulmona” 2018. Her work Nigredo was awarded third prize.
In January, 2019 the work of Ancilotto joined the international art circuit again and was featured at the Los Angeles Art Show. In April, her Ab Ovo works were exhibited at the Milan Design Week in the prestigious venue of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
During the summer months, she took part in the Contemporary Art International Competition held at Palazzo Rospigliosi, Zagarolo, winning the “Toy Museum” prize, as well as in the exhibition “EMOZIONI IN MOSTRA - Armenia meets the World” at Castel dell’Ovo in Naples.
In the fall, three Ab Ovo works were featured at the interactive exhibition “Bimbumbam” in the porticoed cloister of the Palermo Chiaramonte-Steri Palace.
In October, she was among the artists invited to take part in the innovative project “MACRO ASILO Atelier” organized at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.
During the same month, the Premio Sulmona “Gaetano Pallozzi” renewed its invitation at the Polo Museale Civico Diocesano di S. Chiara, where the work Ab Ovo (missile configuration, steel) won the Special Prize.
The year 2020 was inaugurated with Ancilotto’s polychrome, steel-frame Ab Ovo works being exhibited at the Museo Carlo Bilotti at the Orangery of Villa Borghese on the occasion of the show “Unforgettable Childhood” curated by Ermanno Tedeschi and promoted by Roma Capitale, the Cultural Growth Council Department, and the Culture Department of the Embassy of Israel in Italy.
In December 2020 the artist will be involved at the Triennale and in 2021, the travelling exhibition “Bimbumbam” – including the three Ab Ovo sculptures – is scheduled to feature at the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.