Camilla Ancilotto

Camilla Ancilotto was born in 1970 in Rome, where she lives and works.
In 1999 she earned her Masters’ degree of Fine Arts, specializing in painting, at the New York Academy of Art. Her first pitto-sculptural production is characterized by a research on multiple interactive figurations, realized thanks to rotating parallelepipeds mounted on a steel frame that allows them to rotate on their axis.
Her first solo exhibition was at the Ca ‘d’Oro Gallery in Rome (2003), followed by many other shows in prestigious locations such as the Cloister of Bramante in Rome (2010), the Ca’ d’Oro Art Gallery of Miami (2011), the Freedom Tower of Miami Dade College (2012), the Camera dei Deputati in Rome (2012) and Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts of Spoleto (2017).
In the decade 2006-2016, Ancilotto took part in several group exhibitions including “Bestiario” (Galleria Ca’ d’Oro, Rome, 2006) and “He Was Lost and is Found” (Museum of the Cathedral Treasury of Vigevano).
In 2013 she was among the artists selected for the 55th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale with her work “Deposition”.
In 2012 her monumental work “Original Sin” became part of the permanent collection of sculptures of the Wolfson Campus (Miami Dade College). In 2016 her work “The Prodigal Son” found a permanent place among the works housed in the Museum of the Cathedral Treasury of Vigevano.
2017 was the year in which Ancilotto came to realize her multi-colored polychrome works inspired by the ancient Chinese puzzle “Tangram”. With the new cycle, entitled “Ab Ovo”, she becames a protagonist of the renowned Festival dei Due Mondi of Spoleto with her great solo show “Mutaforma” ehibited in the main floor of Palazzo Collicola Visual Arts – Museo Carandente (Spoleto), curated by Gianluca Marziani.
The year ends with her participation in the important group exhibition entitled ‘Io sono qui – Art and the right to both material and immaterial communication’, hosted by the MACRO Museum in Rome and curated by Lorenzo Bruni.
In January 2018 her installation Ab Ovo overcomes the selections for the prestigious international contest of contemporary art Artrooms Fair Rome.
From 14 April to 14 July she is taking part in the 2018 edition of BIAS, (International Biennial of Contemporary Sacred Art), as a side event at the 57th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennial, exposing a significant selection of works at Palazzo Belmonte Riso of Palermo.
In 2018 a new corpus of Ancilotto’s works takes shape from the refined Japanese erotic practice of Kinbaku: the core of these works will be on display in the summer months (13 June – 31 July) at the aristocratic nineteenth-century Villa Malfitano – Fondazione Whitaker in a double solo entitled “Senso”, in dialogue with the pitto-photographic creations of Andrea Pacanowski.