Eva Frapiccini is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in photography and video installation. Though visual, his art revolves largely around language and its invisible ways of expression. Directly informed by Historic events, material significance, his subject matter deals with sociopolitical circumstances where power relations are unbalanced. Eva Frapiccini’s artistic practice, aiming at questioning her own cultural identity, and that of a few generations operates through a process of systematic research and analysis of archival material as well as directly collecting testimonies. Across different fields of study and disciplines his work analyzes the concept of community, and individualism in the contemporary age. Her work has been exhibited at venues including the Casino Luxembourg, Luxebourg; Martin Gropius Bau Museum, and Maison de la Photographie Museum, Bratislavsky Hrad Museum, kim? Contemporary Art Centre Spikeri, Netherlands Fotomuseum, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Arts, as well in international exhibitions including Photo-Espana Madrid and 12th Architecture Biennale. Her works are included in a number of institutional collections in Italy, such as Castello di Rivoli, Museum, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation; MAMbo, Museum of Modern Art of Bologna, as well as in private collections. She is represented by Galleria Alberto Peola, Turin, since 2009.
She teaches at the European Institute of Design of Turin and the Art Academy of Bologna. She is tutor at the Master of Studies on Art Images at the Fondazione Fotografia of Modena.
She has been awarded many prizes, amongst which Special Italia Prize, Fondazione Fotografia Modena (2010); Passport for Art Prize, Unicredit & Art (2005); Pesaresi / Contrasto Prize (2005); Canon Prize (2004). In 2008 Skira published the bilingual monography Muri di Piombo. Eva Frapiccini. Solo exhibitions include Museo Caneira I La fisica del possibile (Museum Caneira I the Phisycs of the possible) Thank you for Coming (Around the Corner Project Space, and public space in Rotterdam, 2011); Muri di Piombo (curated by W. Guadagnini, Spazio Milano UniCredit, 2008) and Muri di Piombo (Museo Diffuso e della Resistenza, Turin, 2008).
Her work has been included in the 12th Architecture Biennale (curated by L. Molinari, Padiglione Italia, Venice); Rencontres Internationals de Photographie (Arles, 2008); PhotoEspana (Madrid, 2006); Festival Internazionale di Fotografia di Roma (Museo Trastevere, Rome, 2006) and the screenings Art of Inexperience (curated by S. Menegoi, KIM? Contemporary Art Centre Spikeri, Riga, 2011) and Invisible Blindness (curated by A. Spinelli, Mkhitar Sebastatsi Educational Complex, Yerevan, 2010).