Born in San Severo (Apulia, Italy) in 1973, Italian artist Kezia Terracciano, alias Keziat, currently lives in Rome. She graduates at the Academy of Fine Arts in Foggia in 1998 and since then has presented her works in Venice, Rome, Paris, Florence, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Toronto, Stuttgart, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Porto, Jakarta, Milan, Helsinki, Ljubljana, Singapore, Bangkok, Miami, Johannesburg, and Washington Dc. From 1996 to 2008 Keziat has created mainly paintings on canvas. During these years, she draws numerous cartoons and illustrations for major publishing companies such as Enciclopediae Britannica (Chicago), Synergebooks (New York) and 123Publishing House (Hong Kong). In 2006, Keziat begins to collaborate with Violipiano Visual, creating and producing interdisciplinary performances of music, dance, theater and visual arts.
Visionaria, her first cycle of works, starts in 2009 with several black & white ink drawings on big sheets of paper and canvas, followed by several videos, installations and performances. In 2010, her work Memoria di un Folle wins the MAGMART, the international video art festival presented in collaboration with PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli; the video is then acquired by the public collection of CAM, the Contemporary Art Museum of Casoria (Italy). In 2012, Visionaria becomes an international exhibition project; five solo shows with different themes and curators in five different spaces such as the MAT - Museo dell’Alto Tavoliere of San Severo (Italy), the Elsa Morante Cultural Center in Rome (Italy), Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ in New York, the Sabiana Paoli Art Gallery in Singapore and the Italian Cultural Institute of Amsterdam. In 2014, she creates a video animation logo for Umano Productions, a film company based in Hollywood, California. In 2015, her work Sounds is acquired by the National Art Gallery of Kuala Lumpur, following her extraordinary exhibition at the Art Expo Malaysia, one of the most prestigious contemporary art fairs in Asia. Hybrids, her second international exhibition cycle debuts in 2016 at the MAT – Museo dell’Alto Tavoliere of San Severo, before moving to Miami (Usa) at the Società Dante Alighieri, to the Scuderie Aldobrandini of Frascati (Rome) and at the Chulalongkorn University Museum of Bangkok, on the occasion of the prestigious Italian Festival in Thailand.
In 2018, Keziat presents the performance Music For Your Eyes in Johannesburg (South Africa), at the prestigious Center for the Less Good Idea founded by William Kentridge. This is the first event of the new exhibition project, Introspective, also showing in Washington DC (USA) at Via Umbria Art Gallery (curated by Mary J. Sollway) and then in Cyprus at the Kimonos Art Center. Her latest performance In_Visible has been recently premiered at MACRO, the Contemporary Art Museum of Rome.
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