Valentina is a performer and creator of video and photo performances and interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

Her artwork is based on scientific and anthropological research into ritual, trance-like states and repetition.

She is fluent in five languages, possesses a Master degree in Philosophy/Aesthetic from the 'Université Paris VIII' and has studied drama at the prestigious French National Academy of Dramatic Arts (CNSAD) in Paris.

From 2001 onwards, her work has been focused on creating solo and collaborative performances inspired by rituals (as roots of performing arts), shamanic practices and trance.
Profound research into ritual versus performing spaces gave since 2003 a new direction to her work as an art director and a performer, ultimately resulting in physically challenging performance and an experimental video artwork that settled the base for her recognizable, unique signature.

Since 2008 she has been creating projects for both white cube and black box spaces in collaboration with musicians, steadicam expert, video-artists, sound-artists and dancers.

Her performances and video art (distributed by Heure Exquise) have been presented in museums, galleries, festivals and on extraordinary locations (see CURRICULUM).

Nowadays she lives between Amsterdam and Paris. Her main focus is the creation of contemporary art through repetition, ritualisation and immersion, mainly inspired by philosophical reflection on ritual practices and transformative performance acts. She continues her research on convergences and divergences between contemporary visions of performance, trance and enacting of rituals .

Since 2018 Valentina is coaching research and performance projects at Academy of Circus and Performance Art (Tilburg, NL).

She is a member of HDLU (Croatian Association of Artists)

 

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PRESS & PUBLICATIONS

Women Cinemakers magazine special edition - Interview

Super Sensor e-Magazine

Onda Rock recensioni With-In cd

Emergency Index volume 6

 

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