Claudia Virginia Vitari was born in Turin, Italy. She studied at Burg Giebichenstein, Hochschule fuer Kunst und Design (University for Art and Design), in Halle an der Saale, Germany, where she graduated in 2004 in painting and graphics with Prof. Ulrich Reimkasten. The artist also attended several workshops on working with glass.

Her work is focused on the analysis of the relationship between the individual and society. Claudia Vitari’s last projects are based on a study of total institutions: a graphic documentation evoking a confrontation between single stories and the institution, as part and mirror of society itself. “Percorsogalera” (2009) was realized inside Turin’s penitentiary and “Le Città Invisibili” (2012) in Barcelona in collaboration with “Radio Nikosia”, the first Spanish radio organized by people who have been diagnosed with mental diseases. Both projects have been realized with a grant of “Regione Piemonte”.

Claudia Vitari is currently working in Berlin, investigating through the artistic documentation the current issue of migration in Europe. The artist is represented by the galleries Berlinartprojects (Berlin) and Raffaella De Chirico Arte Contemporanea (Turin).

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