Rä di Martino: Rome Never Seen

Roman building in ruins

Rä di Martino: Abandoned movie set (ancient Rome).

Cornell in Rome Spring 2018 Lecture Series

Rä di Martino studied in London where she graduated with an M.F.A. from the Slade School of Art. After spending a few years in New York City, she moved back to Italy. Her practice explores the passage of time, as well as the discrepancies that differentiate epic narratives from lived experiences. Her films have been shown at the Venice Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, and Torino International Film Festival, among others; and in institutions and museums such as MoMA PS1, New York City; Tate Modern, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museion, Bozen; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; and Artists Space, New York City. She won the SIAE award, the Gillo Pontecorvo award, and a Nastro d'argento for best docufilm at the 2014 Venice Film Festival. Her first feature film, CONTROFIGURA, debuted at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.