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Biography

Biography

Born in San Severo (Apulia) 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 thenhas presented her works in Venice, Rome, Paris, Florence, New York, Hong Kong, Amsterdam, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Toronto, Stuttgart, Perth, Kuala Lumpur, Porto, Jakarta, Milan, Helsinki, Ljubljana, Singapore, Bangkok, Miami.

From 1996 to 2008 Keziat creates 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 a collaboration with Violipiano Visual, creating and producing interdisciplinary performances of music, dance, theater and visual artsVisionaria, her first cycle of works, starts in 2009 with several black & white ink drawings on big sheet 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.In 2016 Hybrids, her second international cycle, begins with a solo exhibition at MAT - Alto Tavoliere Museum of San Severo (Foggia, Italy) followed by Dante Alighieri Society (Miami, Usa), Scuderie Aldobrandini of Frascati (Rome, Italy) and the Chulalongkorn University Museum of Bangkok.