Viola Arduini

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Viola is from Italy, and currently studying in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Viola received a grant from CAF for the creation of “What We Cannot See,” a multidisciplinary project relating photography and sensory ecology. She writes:

My aim is to question the limits of human perception by using full spectrum images of birds and their environment. Visualizing UV signals, which are invisible to primates yet pivotal in avian life, redefines our position in the world. In general, I aim to work with both art and science to create new significance, highlight unusual and unexplored aspect of human–animal relations, and propose new awareness towards non-human animals. You can see more of my work here.

2020 Updates:

Since her project “What We Cannot See”, Viola has completed a number of exhibitions exploring different facets of the relationship between humans, animals and other aspects of ecology. One of her most recent projects explores the idea of the “chimera”. She has taken part in many solo and two-artist exhibitions, participated in group exhibitions and has also conducted lectures and art talks. Unfortunately, many of her planned exhibitions for 2020 have been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can see more of her work at the above link.