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Maria D. Rapicavoli
MDR (Maria D. Rapicavoli) was born in Catania (Italy) and lives and works in New York. She was a fellow in the Whitney Independent Study Program in 2012 and she received her Master In Fine Arts from Goldsmiths University of London in 2005. In 2001 she received her B.A. from the Academy of Fine Arts in Catania. She was granted the nctm e l’arte award (2013) and the DE.MO/Movin’UP grant (2011) in Italy. In 2008 she won the Renaissance Prize Award at the Italian Cultural Institute in London and in 2004 she achieved a Postgraduate award in Arts and Humanities by AHRB in London. In 2015 she won the AIRspace residency program at the Abrons Arts Center in New York. She was a 2014 resident at the International Study and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn and a 2013 resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residency Program in NY. She has exhibited in several group shows including at Whitechapel Gallery, London; Yerba Buena Center For The Arts, San Francisco; Parsons New School, New York; Museo di Villa Croce, Genoa; Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Museo di Villa Croce, Genova (Italy); Palazzo Reale, Milan; Guest Projects, London; Riso, Museum for Contemporary Art, Palermo, Italy; Strozzina, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence; Sala Rekalde Bilbao; Italian Cultural Institute London and New York.
Currently she is Artist Member at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York.
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