Mona Lisa Tina

Nato/a a: Francavilla Fontana (BR), Italia
Residente a: Bologna, Italia
Tecnica: Performance
Website / Blog: http://www.monalisatina.it

Mona Lisa Tina is an artist, performer and art therapist based in Bologna. Born in Francavilla Fontana (BR) in 1997, she graduated in 2005 in Painting at the Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna [Academy of Fine Art of Bologna] and she mastered in Art Therapy in 2012. Since 2014 she’s activated a formative project on identity at the GAM of Turin in collaboration with the psychoanalyst Giovanni Castaldi. The artist’s work centres on reflections on the body as the site of constant processes of psychic and physical transformation. Her actions are rituals in which the artist’s body is coherently proposed as asexual, always changing and contaminated and where the place of action is often modified in its spatial coordinates. Her performances promote moments of ancestral auto-conscience and of real identity reappropriation so as to introduce an alternative physicality that frees itself from beauty standards.