Romina de Novellis is an Italian performer, living in Paris since 2008.
After several years dedicated to dance and theatre, she lands in the performing art scene cutting off both speech and choreography from her artistic research, deciding to focus on the language of gestures, overall replacing the body in an urban environment.
Her body is the center of her questioning, it is both the object of her work and the subject of her research. She creates living pictures to share with the audience through her body. Her performances are very long and her gesture is repetitive.
Traces of her work are collected as photos and videos.
In 1999, Romina De Novellis graduated from the Royal Academy of Dance of London. In 2008 she obtained a Master Degree and continues her studies at the DAMS of the University of Rome. In Paris, she studies anthropology (PhD) at the EHESS.
Recent performances include: Something Else at OFF Biennale Cairo 2018, FELICIT-À at Ca' Pesaro, 2018, HOPSCOTCH in Palermo,2018, recto/verso #2 at Fondation Louis Vuitton, 2018, Gradiva, 2017, curated by L. Bismuth, Pompeii, Italy; La Gabbia, 2016, Opening VIP The Armory Show, 2016, Alberta Pane gallery in collaboration with KREEMART; "Inferno", 2015, curated by Raphael Castoriano, on the occasion of the Les Amis du Palais de Tokyo's dinner and the Tokyo Art Club, Paris, France; "Uno", 2015, performance live commissioned by Mehdi Brit, Espace Louis Vuitton, Paris, France; "La Pecora", 2015, curated by Moataz Nasr, Something Else Off Biennale Cairo, Cairo, Egypt; "La Sacra Famiglia", 2015, in collaboration with Le Toboggan, Dafna gallery, Museo Archeologico Napoli, MADRE, Alberta Pane gallery, Naples, Italy. La Pecora, 2013, curated by Mehdi Brit, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Nuit des Musées, Paris; Auguri, 2014, FIAC Hors-les-murs, Jardin des plantes, Paris.