Lavinia Xausa was born in 1992 in Bassano del Grappa, Italy. She studied at the faculty of Literature and Philosophy in Bologna where she earned her bachelor's degree with honors in Visual culture and media studies in 2015. In 2017 she accomplished her master’s degree in photography at AKV St. Joost in the Netherlands.

She works, lives and pretends to learn Dutch in Rotterdam, where she is an artist in residence by the Hamburger Community of Art at Roodkapje (2020-2021).

The center of her artistic practice consists in applying semiotics and sacred art research to an ongoing, participatory art practice, by involving groups of people on self-analysis and auto-recognition of their own role in history.

In 2018 she received the Research and Development grant awarded by CBK Rotterdam foundation (NL) for her project Further than Hip Hop and in 2019 she achieved the Stipendium for emerging Artists by the Mondriaan Fund. Her works have been shown at Noorderlicht International Photography Festival, (NL), Organ Vida (HR) and Tent (NL)


Email: Lavinia.x@live.it
Instagram: lavinia_xausa

CV

Education

2015 - 2017 | MA, Photography, AKV | St. Joost, The Netherlands
2014 | BA Erasmus in Art and Media studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 2011 - 2015 | BA in Visual culture and media studies (Cum Laude), Bologna, Italy 2012 | Certificate, Digital Photography, Spazio Labò, Bologna, Italy

Selected Exhibitions

Solo

2020-2021 | Further than Hip Hop for Joined narratives, Tent, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2016 | Who the heck is Benjamin?, St. Oberlholz Ballroom, Berlin, Germany

Group

2020 | With open arms, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2020 | Generation Z, Noorderlicht Festival, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen, The Netherlands
2020 | Through the looking glass, Garage Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2020 | Blind spot, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2020 | Covid Room, Online
2020 | Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2019 | Binge at Fringe, Brakkere Ground, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2019 | Time Window Testival, Time Window, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2018 | Hubbub le Scope, Borderline, Palermo, Italy
2018 | Open Doek Festival, Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018 | Hubbub le Scope, Elektro Arts festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
2018 | Testival, Time Window, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2017 | Hubbub Le Scope, Wolf Art project space, Rotterdam 2017 | Really Real, Organ Vida, Zagreb, Croatia
2017 | Really Real, Roodkapje, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2016 | There is something about my family, EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Residencies and grants

2020 | Music Production support, Popunie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2020 | Production support, Amarte Fund, The Netherlands
2020 | Tijdelijke Werkbijdrage Productie, Presentatie en Research, CBK, Rotterdam

2019 - 2020 | One year residency at HCA, Roodkapije, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2019 | Stipendium for Emerging Artists, Mondriaan Fund, The Netherlands
2019 | Community in residency, Fringe, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2018 | Regeling Incidentele Bijdrage Buitenland, CBK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018 | Research and development grant, CBK Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2018 | Re:vive initiative, Beeld en Geluid Archief, The Netherlands

2017 | 1 month Foundation B.A.D., Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2017 | 1 week 168H Project, Remote Web, The Netherlands

2016 | 2 months Residency Derivé, Beius Foundation, Berlin, Germany

Publications

2019 | Catalogue Open Studio Borgerstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2018 | Catalogue Open Studio Borgerstraat, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2018 | Conversas Rotterdam, Series 101-110, Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2018 | Conversas Rotterdam, Issue #1, Berlin, Germany