Rä di Martino (b.1975 Rome) deals principally with our perception of reality and fiction, drawing attention to the absurdity of representing either. The artist’s background in theatre and her passion for film emerge not just in her videos, but in photographic and installation work. Sets, actors and props are used variously to pick apart subjects as diverse as human relationships, cinematographic traditions, the theatre of war, and the fabrication of history.
She studied at Chelsea College of Art and Slade School of Art in London, before moving to New York from 2005 to 2010, while she now lives in Turin. She has shown work in institutions like Tate Modern in London, MOMA-PS1 and Artists Space in New York, Palazzo Grassi in Venice , Quadriennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, or GAM and Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, among many others. With the medium length documentary The Show MAS Go On she participated to the Venice Film Festival 2014, winning the SIAE award and the Gillo Pontecorvo award. In 2017 di Martino participated again at the Venice Film Festival with her first feature film CONTROFIGURA.