Beatrice Pediconi is an Italian-born visual artist based in New York.
Her research investigates the fragile, precarious, and transitory nature of existence by originating subtle and fluctuating imagery through a chance-based process that transforms matter.
The final works are the result of different techniques (painting, drawing, video and photography) applied sequentially in unconventional ways and often involving water as an agent of chaos.
The main themes addressed in the work are the transitions between stillness and movement, creation and destruction, permanence and transience, past and present, embodied by a continuous flow of ephemeral images. They reflect our vulnerable condition and explore our inevitable push towards renewal and regeneration.
In 1995, Pediconi was awarded an Erasmus Scholarship to the National School of Architecture-La Villette in Paris, where she studied painting and art history. Pediconi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Art and Architecture from La Sapienza University, Rome in 1999.
In 2008, she was invited to participate in the VII Biennial of Experimental Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia. She was also a recipient of the 2015 Videoinsight® prize for Italian artists.
Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions including Cinema Ephemera, Central Brooklyn Public Library, NY, (2020); NUCLEUS/Imagining Science, Noorderlicht International Photography Festival, Groningen, The Netherlands (2017); The Other View: Italian Women 1965-2015, La Triennale di Milano, Italy (2016-17); Sequences VII, Real Time Art Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland (2015); Ensembles, La Photographie, Quand La Maison Européenne de la Photographie Collectionne, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France (2015); The Polaroid Years: Instant Photography and Experimentation, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College, New York (2013); The Edge of Vision: Abstraction in Contemporary Photography, Schneider Museum of Art, Ashland, Oregon (2012).
Pediconi’s work has been acquired by numerous public and private institutions, such as La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris; Macro Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; and Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia, Italy (2013), among others. Her work has been published and reviewed in international magazines, including Il Giornale dell’Arte; Artforum; Harper’s Magazine; Art in America; and Photograph Magazine.
Pediconi has completed residencies at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program (Woodside, California) (2019); Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, New York) (2018); and the Lucid Art Residency Program (Inverness, California) (2010).
Her monographs include RED (De Luca Editori D’Arte, Rome, 2011); No Trace (Contrasto, Rome, 2011); 9’/ Unlimited, Collezione Maramotti (2014); and Beatrice Pediconi: Something Alien (Danilo Montanari Editore, 2016).