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.
Three Ab Ovo works were featured at the interactive exhibition “Bimbumbam” in the portico-cloister of the Palermo Chiaramonte-Steri Palace.