Tiziana Pers (1976), visual artist and activist, focuses her research on the themes of animal issues and parallels between different forms of discrimination and domination. She works with different media: public performance actions, installations, sculpture, photography, video, drawing and painting.
An honors graduate, she holds a PhD in comparative literature with a research on the dialogue between visual arts and literature. Co-creator and artistic director of the RAVE East Village Artist Residency meta-project, Pers has collaborated with philosophers, poets and art historians in different publications. Among others: Animal Performance Studies, DAMS Bologna; Ecosustainable Narratives, Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Animot 1: Jackie D, curated by L. Caffo and M. Ferraris; Margini dell’umanità. Animalità e ontologia sociale. L. Caffo; Elephant Woman Song, with N. Molebatsi; and Animality in Contemporary Italian Philosophy curated by F. Cimatti.
Her works and performances have been presented in numerous museums, events and institutions. Among them: Biennale dell'Arcipelago Mediterraneo, Palermo; Artissima, Turin; Spazzapan Regional Gallery of Contemporary Art, Gradisca; Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Arkad / MANIFESTA13, Marseille; Contrappunto, Casa Cavazzini Museum, Udine; Ex Wunderkammern, double solo show with Regina Josè Galindo, National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (BG); Nestx@TheIndependent, Museo MAXXI, Rome; PAC Padiglione d'Arte Contemporanea Milan; Sustainable Art Projects Caught on Video, EDRA50 Brooklyn, NYU; BorderCrossing e. c. MANIFESTA12, Palermo; Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism; Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris; PAV Padiglione Arte Vivente, Turin; Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea; Italian Market Hong Kong; Prix-Pictet Palais De Tokyo, Paris; Old Police Station, London; 53. Venice Biennale e.c.; Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Russia; N.Est Project Room Museo MADRE, Naples.
She has given lectures and talks at numerous universities and institutions, including: MAXXI Museum Rome, Politecnico di Milano, NABA, Milan, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, École nationale supérieure d'arts de Paris-Cergy.