Romina De Novellis is a performer, visual artist and researcher, born in Naples and grown up in Rome, active in Paris since 2008.
After several years dedicated to dance and theater, Romina De Novellis has approached performing arts, studying the body both from an anthropological viewpoint and from the perspective of Mediterranean cultures.
The artist uses ecofeminist theories as a parameter to analyze and denounce the oppressive realities of our societies, as well as the dichotomies nature-humanity, femininity-masculinity, North-South, scientific-intuitive, power-bodies and establishment-cultures. Traces of her performances are collected in form of polaroids, photos and videos. Romina De Novellis also pursues her anthropological research academically, with a PhD in anthropological studies at the EHESS in Paris.
She regularly exhibits in international museums, foundations and galleries. Her recent performances and shows include: Amami Alfredə, solo show, 2023 (Galerie Alberta Pane, Paris); Bella Ciao, performance, 2023 (Jeu de Paume, Paris, France); Volare oh oh, cantare oh oh oh oh, performance, 2022 (Jeu de Paume, Paris, France); Il gioco della campana, performance, 2022 (Jeu de Paume, Paris, France); Del maiale non si butta via niente, performance, 2022 (Jeu de Paume, Paris, France); Tales from the South, solo show, 2022 (Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, UK); Tou.te.s sorcières, performance, 2022 (MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, Ivry-sur-Seine, France); Moleskine Retour 2.0, group show, 2022 (Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France); Eurydice, performance/installation, 2021 (Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France); Dialoghi sul Mediterraneo/The Last Supper Project, 2021 (Domus Artist Residency and Lo.Ft, Galatina, Italy); The Last Supper Project - Second study, performance, 2021 (Festival Les Nuits des Forets, Fontainebleau, France); The Last Supper Project - First study, installation/performance, 2021 (Institut Culturel Italien de Paris, France); Dialoghi sul Mediterraneo / The Last Supper Project, 2021 (Research residency in collaboration with Mauro Bordin and Pauline Rossignol, Fondation Camargo, Cassis, France); Materiche, group show, 2020 (Museum M9, Mestre, Venice); #ChezMaddalena, 2020 (video-projections during the quarantine period in Paris); Inferno, group show, 2019 (Kulturzentrum Faust, Hannover, Germany); Felicit-à, solo show, 2018 (Ca’ Pesaro, Venice, Italy); HOPSCOTCH, group show, 2018 (Palermo, Italy); recto/verso #2, group show, 2018, (Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, France); Gradiva, group show, 2017 (curated by Léa Bismuth, Pompeii, Italy); La Gabbia, performance for VIP Opening of The Armony Show, 2016 (Alberta Pane Gallery, Venice, in collaboration with Kreëmart, New York, USA); Inferno, on the occasion of the Les Amis du Palais de Tokyo's dinner and the Tokyo Art Club, 2015 (curated by Raphael Castoriano, Paris, France); Uno, performance commissioned by Mehdi Brit, 2015 (Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France); La Pecora, performance, 2015 (curated by Moataz Nasr, Something Else Off Biennale Cairo, Cairo, Egypt); La Sacra Famiglia, performance, 2015 (in collaboration with Le Toboggan, Dafna gallery, Museo Archeologico Napoli, MADRE and Alberta Pane Gallery, Naples, Italy); Augurii, performance, 2014 (FIAC Art Fair Hors-les-Murs, Jardin des Plantes, Paris); La Pecora, performance, 2013 (curated by Mehdi Brit, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Nuit des Musées, Paris, France).