Eva Lia Pedriglieri is an interdisciplinary artist, art director, cultural researcher, and educator based in South Florida. Her work deals with investigating and representing multiculturalism, Afro-Latinx and European heritage, and the beautiful complexities of personal and community identity. She is interested in connecting these themes with concepts of memory, family, and cultural tradition primarily through performance, video, and site-specific installation, as well as building relationships with others through interactive experiences and community involvement. She engages actively with her audiences in an effort to reimagine and advocate for socialization and bonding practices like eating a delicious meal or dancing with a loved one as an art practice.
She graduated in 2019 with dual degrees from The New School in NYC. She 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 Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Paris, and her hometown in Florida. 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 the communications director and a teaching artist for City Lore NYC, an art and culture non profit organization focused on fostering living cultural heritage through education and public programs in service of cultural equity and social justice. She is also a freelance video editor working with both non-profits, theater companies and independent directors. In 2021, she will travel to Europe to complete a Fulbright grant as an English Teaching Assistant and Cultural Ambassador for the US.