Alessandra Casciotti was born in Rome where she lives and works. Her passion for art and painting, which arose prominently while still in her early youth, is a fantastic conglomerate rich in both symbolism and classical aesthetics, which helped form her personality as an artist; these characteristics found fertile ground in her sensitive perception and ‘modern’ outlook on life, able to convey the meaning of existence itself through art. In the realm of myth and tradition, of symbols and images that recall the aforementioned subjects, therein her art focuses on strengthening the deeper concepts, bringing to light the aesthetic ideals and highlighting the vital principles that art must communicate.
Alessandra Casciotti’s painting style, which comes across strikingly refined both in her choice of painting materials, as well as in the meticulous execution of the former, is in itself a metaphor of aspiration towards beauty and towards perfection; in this sense it is an abstraction which through marked lines and strokes, incorporates life’s aspects of both concreteness and vitality, together with the mental and spiritual side which compose the essence of being human. As a result, alongside her more markedly figurative works, she has always produced geometric compositions, or rather, “energetic” ones, where the strength of the heat, the rigour of her more syntactic and modular approach, together with the complementary choice palette colours, evoke the immaterial substance of the human psyche and emotion. Thus, representation and visual impression fluctuate in coherent symbiosis in her artwork.
Exhibitions have seen Alessandra Casciotti’s work exhibited on numerous occasions, which paved a rich artistic pathway filled with flattering consensus and new creative stimuli. Attaining oneself to the more recent years of work, one ought to highlight the more significant exhibitions she’s displayed her work at, those of Rome, Salerno, Orvieto, Florence, Milan, Venice, Assisi, Berlin, Paris, and Tirana.
After her personal exhibition IL MITO NARRANTE, in 2016 inside the “Torre de Guevara” on the island of Ischia, in 2017 her most thoroughly articulated exhibition IL LINGUAGGIO DEL SIMBOLO – FASCINO E MISTERO NEL MITO E NEL CONCETTO was held in the gallery of the Angelica Library in Rome. In 2018 other two important personal exhibitions took place, in Rome and in Naples: the first titled VIS SYMBOLICA – IL FASCINO DEI SIGNIFICATI, was held in the gallery named La Pigna in the Vicariato Palace Maffei- Marescotti at the Holy See; whereas the second was held in the Circolo Artistico Politecnico di Napoli, it was called FORMA MENTIS – FIGURE E GEOMETRIE, VISIONI E CONCETTI.
More recently, in 2019, she was invited to participate in the prestigious 58th edition of the Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia in the Dominican Republic Pavilion. With such experience, Alessandra Casciotti’s language has made large leaps forward, developing both materially and three dimensionally, also through the use of new materials.
Remarkable is list of prizes she has been awarded throughout her career, in recognition of her artwork. A special mention must go to the painting Opportunità in the exhibition Figurative and Plastic Arts Contest – Art Hug, held in Rome in May 2015; and furthermore she received a prize in the selection of her work Le Metamorfosi displayed by the renowned professor Vittorio Sgarbi during the international exhibition of Arte Salerno 2016; as too for the certificate of merit on behalf of the Selection Committee chaired by professor Philippe Daverio of the international exhibition Arte Milano – The Factory in 2018 for her work known as Ciclicità della Vita. Tantamount works of art of hers are part of prestigious public and private collections. A painting of hers is permanently displayed, as part of the art collection, in the museum of the Fondazione Circolo Artistico Politecnico di Napoli.
She participated to the Cultural Event TORRI IN FESTA – TORRI IN LUCE – VI edition year 2016, 19-26 June 2016, in Ischia (NA) with the Personal exhibition IL MITO NARRANTE (The Narrating Myth) in the suggestive rooms of the Torre di Guevara (XVI sec.).
Personal exhibition THE LANGUAGE OF THE SYMBOL – Charm and Mystery in the Myth and the Concept – at the Gallery and the Hall Monumental Angelica Library located in Rome on 13 – 17 February 2017. The catalogue was published.
Personal exhibition VIS SYMBOLICA – The Charm of the Meanings – at the La Pigna Gallery – Vicariato Palace Maffei Marescotti at the Holy See on October 9 – 13, 2018. The catalogue was published.
Personal exhibition FORMA MENTIS – shapes and geometries, visions and concepts – organized in the expositive rooms of Circolo Artistico Politecnico located in Naples on November 17 – 30, 2018. The catalogue was published.
INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED EXHIBITIONS
International Contemporary Art Festival L’ARTE COME ENERGIA CREATIVA (Art as a Creative Force) 16-23 October, 2015 organized in the exposition rooms of the Teatro dei Dioscuri in the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The catalogue was published.
International Prize for Contemporary Art – ARTE SALERNO 2016, 2 – 5 June 2016, the event was organized in Salerno in the exposition rooms of Fruscione Palace. The catalogue was published.
International Contemporary Art exhibition PUNTI DI VISTA TOUR, 9 – 17 July 2016, organized in the exposition rooms of the dei Sette Palace in Orvieto (TR). The catalogue was published.
International Prize for Contemporary Art – ARTE SALERNO 2017 4 – 11 June 2017, the event was organized in Salerno in the exposition rooms of Fruscione Palace. The catalogue was published.
International Contemporary Art exhibition VIVA ARTE VENEZIA 2017, 14 – 21 October in the exposition rooms of Albrizzi – Capello Palace site of the 57th Venice Biennale for the Guatemala National Pavillon. The catalogue was published.
International Art Prize ARTE MILANO – THE FACTORY October 19 – 21, 2018 organized in the exposition rooms of the Fabbrica del Vapore – Milano. The catalogue was published.
Art project la solitudine dell’ANGELO exhibition at SALA PINACOTECA, ASSISI 10 March – 7 April 2019. The catalogue was published by Giorgio Mondadori
58th International Art exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 11 May – 24 November 2019 Dominican Republic Pavilion in the exhibition halls of Palazzo Albrizzi Capello. The catalogue was published.
Review of contemporary art MATER MEDITERRANEA on 13 – 30 June 2019 in the exhibition rooms of the International Islamic Center of Rome. The catalogue was published.
Art project la solitudine dell’ANGELO in the gallery LACKE & FARBEN, Berlin September 1st – October 31st 2019. The catalog has been published.
International exhibition Arte Paris 2019 – Picasso Award at Espace Thorigny – Le Marais, Paris 6 – 8 September 2019. The catalog has been published.
Art project la solitudine dell’ANGELO exhibition in the NATIONAL HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF ALBANIA, TIRANA 19 October – 3 November 2019. The catalog has been published.
INTERNATIONAL COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS
International Event JUBILAEUM EXHIBITION, 20 selected artists, 6-11 September 2016 which was held in the exposition rooms of Palazzo Ferrajoli in Rome.
Contemporary Art exhibition ARTE FIRENZE 2016 International Prize for Contemporary Art Sandro Botticelli, 18 – 20 novembre 2016, held in the exposition rooms of the Arsenale della Fortezza da Basso in Florence. The catalogue was published.
Exhibit – Figurative and Plastic Arts Contest ART HUG, 20-22 May 2015, organized at the Cultural Centre of the Egyptian Embassy in Rome.
Contemporary Art exhibition – 28th edition of the PREMIO URBIS ET ARTIS, 20-30 July 2015, organized in the exposition rooms of the Teatro dei Dioscuri in the Quirinale Palace in Rome .
Contemporary Art exhibition GOOD VIBRATIONS, 14-30 September 2015, organized in the exposition rooms of the Teatro dei Dioscuri in the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The catalogue was published.
Collective Art exhibition JUBILEUM, LET ART SPEAK, 25 October to 5 November 2015, organized at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of San Bonaventura – Seraphicum in Rome. The catalogue was published.
Collective Art exhibition FEMMINISSAGE, 23 February to 13 March 2016, in the exposition rooms of the Teatro dei Dioscuri at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. The catalogue and the exhibition was published.
Collective Art exhibition EIDOS, All the descriptive forms of Beauty, 10 to 18 May 2016, organised at the Pontifical Theological Faculty of San Bonaventura – Seraphicum in Rome. The catalogue was published.
Contemporary Art exhibition CAPUT MUNDI ARTE – ROMA, 24 to 27 June 2016, organized in the exposition rooms of Ferrajoli Palace in Rome. The catalogue was published.
29th Edition of the Contemporary Art exhibition PREMIO URBIS ET ARTIS, 8 to 17 July 2016, organized in the exposition rooms of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of San Bonaventura – Seraphicum in Rome. The catalogue was published.
Itinerant Contemporary Art exhibition ITINERARIO D’ARTE LUNGO IL MIGLIO D’ORO, the Itinerary includes 5 Vesuvian Villas (Naples province): Fernandez Villa in Portici (15/10- 30/10/2016); Campolieto Villa / Favorita Villa Scuderie in Ercolano (05/11 – 13/11/2016); Bruno Villa in San Giorgio a Cremano (26/11 – 11/12/2016); Macrina Villa in Torre del Greco (18/12/2016 – 07/01/2017) and Signorini Villa in Ercolano (21/01 – 29/01/2017). The catalogue was published.
Contemporary Art exhibition STELLE DI NATALE, 10 December – 8 January 2017, in the exposition rooms of the Pulcherrima Gallery in Rome. The catalogue was published.
Contemporary Art exhibition LA SELEZIONE OF VITTORIO SGARBI, 17 February 2017 at Conforti Palace in Salerno. The catalogue was published.
Exhibition of MAGISTER ARTIS – Digital exhibition – December 7, 2017 – December 10, 2017 at the San Giovanni Battista Museum Complex in Cava de’ Tirreni (SA).
Exhibition ICONART AWARD 2019 – 14 December 2019 at the Maritime Station of Salerno with awarding of the first 20 selected artists. With publication of the general catalog and the catalog only with the selected artists.