Elisa Filomena

Turin, b. 1976. Graduated in Painting at Turin Academy of Fine Arts. She lives and works in Turin.


On 4th June 2021, the Inventario Varoli, della copia e dell’ombra group exhibition has been inaugurated at Luigi Varoli Public Museum in Cotignola, curated by Massimiliano Fabbri.

Her first site specific solo exhibition, Eden, has been inaugurated on 15th May at Casa Vuota in Rome, curated by Francesco Paolo Del Re and Sabino De Nichilo.

She inaugurated the Fisiognomica solo exhibition at the A-Zeta Bookshop in Turin, curated by Liletta Fornasari.

Short-listed by the London Paint Club for the Together Through Painting online exhibition, curated by Kelly Foster.

She has recently exhibited the Rocaille Coulisses two person exhibition together with Emilia Faro at White Lands Art Gallery in Turin, curated by Federica Maria Giallombardo.

She took part in Prossimamente [Upcoming], a cinema hosted widespread exhibition that crossed the Apulia region, designed and curated by Pierluca Cetera, Maurizio Di Feo and Jasmine Pignatelli.


The Moth Magazine published one of her paintings as the cover of the 10th anniversary edition in 2020.

In 2019, she has exhibited the Diario Notturno [Nocturnal diary] solo exhibition at Circoloquadro Contemporary Art Gallery in Milan, curated by Arianna Beretta, and in 2020 took part in the 60x60x60 – sixty artists by sixty wall paintings group exhibition.

In 2018 she took part in the Selvatico (XIII edition) nationwide group exhibition curated by Massimiliano Fabbri, at Luigi Varoli Museum of Cotignola.

In June 2017, she took part in Landina, an en plein air painting experience curated by Lorenza Boisi.

Over the past few years, her works have been exhibited in several galleries, museums and cultural venues in both in Italy and abroad, and of the main solo and group exhibitions, a short-list follows: Palazzo Sforza in Cotignola (2020), Affordable Art Fair – Superstudio Più in Milan (2020), Palazzo Coluccia in Specchia (2019), Ferrovie Creative in Carpi (2019), Ridotto del Cinema De Seta at Cantieri Culturali della Zisa in Palermo (2019), Zaion Gallery in Biella (2019), Palazzo ducale in Pavullo nel Frignano (2018), Kommunale Galerie [City Gallery] of Mörfelden-Walldorf – Frankfurt (2018), Tornielli Museum in Ameno (2018), MARS in Milan (2018), Tino Ghelfi Gallery & L’Officina arte contemporanea in Vicenza, Bocca Bookshop in Milan (2017), De Chirico Contemporary Art Gallery in Turin (2013), Palazzo Mathis in Bra (2013), Amleto Bertoni Foundation in Saluzzo (2012), 54° Edition of the Venice Biennale – Piedmont Region (2011) and Davico Gallery in Turin (2009).

She received several awards throughout her career including the Matteo Olivero Painting Prize in 2008 and the Alida Epremian scholarship in 2003.

Selected in many national and international art contests among which are: The Moth Prize (2020 finalist), Exibart Prize (2020 finalist), O.R.A. Prize (2019 honourable mention), Combat Prize (2019 & 2018 finalist), Vittorio Viviani Prize (2018), Carlo Bonatto Minella Prize (2011), Cesare Pavese Painting Prize (2008) and Carlo Dalla Zorza Prize in 2004, 2006, 2008 at the Ponte Rosso Gallery in Milan.

Some of her artworks belong to public and private collections, including: the Permanent Collection of the Cassa di Risparmio Foundation in Cuneo, the Civica Raccolta del Disegno (Public Drawings Collection) of the Salò Museum in Salò and the Luigi Varoli Museum in Cotignola.

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Elisa Filomena – Curriculum Vitae