Dr Angela Viora is an Italian artist and scholar currently based in Naarm, Australia. Formally trained in painting and art history, Angela’s core practice is performance art, alongside with drawing, video, and installation. Angela has performed, exhibited, and presented her work internationally, including at BOAA – Biennale of Australian Art, Daegu Art Factory (SK), Performance Studies International Conference, the MAXXI Museum in Rome (IT), and the 12th Istanbul Biennial (TK). Her participatory performances are personal responses to global issues in which the audience is invited to intervene and create a shared experience. Angela has published on performance and public art, documentation, and audience reception. She is proudly of working-class origins and passionate about making art accessible to anybody. She has indeed worked extensively in community art-based projects across Europe and Australia, and currently sits in the Brimbank Arts Advisory Committee (Sunshine). She’s also a member of Performance Studies International and AIAPI UNESCO – Associazione Internazionale Arti Plastiche Italia. Being her background in the humanities as well, Angela has been teaching Italian language, culture, and arts for over 15 years from primary to tertiary education, both in Italy and Australia. She loves teaching, and currently lectures at Monash University (European Languages, Italian Studies), where she integrates the study of language, literature, and history with the study of popular cultures, media, visual and performing arts. Angela is very happy to share her passion about art and Italian culture with the Segmento community!
Segmento - Unapologetically Italian spoke with artist and physicist Matteo Volpi about his exhibition "Back to the Mould" which is a breaking down borders between art and science.