about – ian de santis

Ian De Santis (b. 1996). Graduated with a B.A. in film studies at the DAMS (faculty of Arts, Music, and Drama) of Roma Tre University (2019), then attended the department of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts of Frosinone (2021), obtaining an M.A. with distinction.
In the previous years also trained in the documentary field, learning the crafts of filmmaking between Rome and Sucre (Bolivia, 2016).

– 2019-2021 – Master of Fine Arts in Media Art cum laude (2nd cycle degree, 120 credits, 2 years), Accademia di Belle Arti di Frosinone, Italy;
– 2020 – Erasmus Programme, 2nd semester, Escola Superior Disseny i d’Arts Plàstiques de Catalunya, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain;
– 2015-2019 – Bachelor of Arts in DAMS – Arts, Music and Drama (1st cycle degree 180 credits, 3 years), Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Rome, Italy;
– 2016 – Escuela de Cine Documental de los Derechos Humanos y de la Naturaleza, Sucre, Bolivia.

short films
witch’s prayer, 2’50”, 2021;
between heaven and earth, 4’00”, 2020;
ghosted rhymes, 3’42”, 2020;
the bolivian tapes, 4’16”, 2017;
Boy x Mother x Death, 1’30”, 2017.

exhibitions and screenings
– solo exhibition – Dust and Water, curated by Carmela Albanese, Fonte Bonifacio VIII, Fiuggi, 13th August – 4th September 2022;
– collective exhibition – Artefici del nostro tempo – Creators of our time, Comune of Venice, Venice Pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale, April 23rd – November 27th, 2022;
– collective exhibition – Queer Infection Lab – GendErotica, Rome, September 28th – 30th, 2018;
– film festival – XXIII Medfilm Festival, Cinema Savoy, Roma, November 11th, 2017.

awards and acknowledgments
– First Prize – Photography – Artefici del nostro tempo – Creators of our time, Comune of Venice, 2022;

Artefici del nostro tempo, in G. Zabotti (a cura di), Padiglione Venezia. Alloro, Silvana, Milano 2022, p. 85.

Dust and Water (Fiuggi, 2022):
magazine – L. Buerti, Liberi e libres, in Flash Magazine Communication, XXXIII, September 2022, pp. 56-57;
art news – Artribune, Exibart, online, August, 2022;
local press – Anagnia, Frosinone Today, Lazio Eventi, online, August 12th – 16th, 2022;
Artefici del nostro tempo (Venice, 2022):
local tv – TG Universo, live tv, 20:25, April 26th, 2022;
local tv – TG Universo, live tv, 13:45 – 20:25, April 16th, 2022;
local press – Extra Tv, Frosinone Web, Frosinone Today, Teleuniverso, TuNews24, IoWebbo, TG24, Area C – Quotidiano, online, April 15th – 18th, 2022.