Eva Lia Pedriglieri
Eva Lia Pedriglieri is an interdisciplinary artist, art director, cultural researcher, and educator currently based in Italy. Her work investigates and represents Afro-Latine and European heritage by delving into the complexities of personal and community identity. She connects concepts of memory, family, and cultural tradition with new media and technology through performance, video, social practice and site-specific installation. She engages actively with her audiences through interactive experiences and community involvement in an effort to reimagine the definition of "fine art" within our culture. Her work advocates for socialization and bonding practices, like eating a delicious meal or dancing with a loved one, as an art practice.
Eva holds a BFA in Fine Arts from Parsons the New School for Design and a BA in Culture & Media Studies from Eugene Lang the New School for Liberal Arts. She has exhibited artwork and screened her short films in galleries and festivals in New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Miami, and Dominican Republic. She has also developed, directed and produced several public events including "Lost in Translation Art and Music Festival," an international live streamed festival blending visual arts, music, film, poetry, DJ sets, and dance for a virtual audience, and "Fifty Five +", a group art exhibition with local artists and friends from her hometown.
Along with her work as an independent artist, she is currently a Fulbright Scholar working in southern Italian high schools as a US cultural ambassador and English teacher. In her free time she is a freelance video editor and loves to dance salsa, listen to jazz, and eat pasta.