Nicola Rotiroti

Resident artist

Nicola Rotiroti was born in 1973 in Catanzaro, lives and works in Rome. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Catanzaro, directed by Tony Ferro, attending Luigi Magli's school of painting and Salvatore Brancato's graphic design courses. In 1992, during his academy years, together with a group of young Calabrian artists, he founded the group "Senzà," recovering debris found on the beaches of the Calabrian coast and transforming them into a series of sculptures placed on the beaches themselves.
 In 1998 he moved to Rome. Driven by Rome's creative vibrancy, he decided in 2006 to found "Studio 54," a laboratory of artistic experiences in which artists discuss their own research. Studio 54 still proposes and hosts projects by artists from the national territory. In 2014 with other artists (Paolo Assenza, Arianna Bonamore and Germano Serafini) he opened "Spazio Y" in Rome, an independent exhibition center for contemporary art in the Roman suburbs, where artistic work is experimented as an intervention in the territory. 

In 1996 he won the Critic's Award, painting section, at the Fiera del Levante in Bari. The work is currently in the "Collection of the Chamber of Commerce of Bari." From 2004 is Watercolor, a pictorial cycle drawn from photographic images taken underwater depicting subjects related to the artist's personal life, from friends to family members. In 2011 he participated in the 54. Venice Biennale and also during the same year his work Figurati became part of the "Farnesina Collection" of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2013, however, his work Untitled was selected for the collection of the Magi '900 Museum in Pieve di Cento . Later, however, in 2016, he produces the work LO RE, for which he enters Roman Baroque churches with the intention of capturing the essence of visual ecstasy.

Artist updated on December, 22 2022 - 17:36