Rustica, Giuditta

Fascinated and curious to explore the ambiguous, the paradox, the mind faculties, hallucinations, nightmares, the human and its dark face…
I create most of my artworks by using graphite and mixed techniques on cardboard. Drawing inspiration from the Avant-garde’s Expressionism, New Figuration by Francis Bacon, cinema (thriller-horror), contemporary photography, videogames, as well as from crimes’ archives.
The artworks are generally created in a black white (pencils-support). Only little particulars are underlined, in each artwork, by evident and colored glitters, shiny spangles and little objects, emerging drastically or with difficulty, from each representation: small details that shine in the obscurity, bright jewels, hamlets, lucky charms, indicating hope for a future of consciousness. These bright elements symbolize the eyes of conscience, giving light to darkness.”


Drops of Madness IX imprisoned, 2014 Graphite and mixed on cardboard, 70×100 cm



Born in Messina, Italy, Giuditta is now living and working between Berlin and Copenhagen


2003-2008 Bachelor degree and Master with First Class Honours, Academy of Fine Art – Catania, Italy


Art Lab – international group exhibition – Heike Arndt Gallery – Kettinge, DK – 1st may – 27th august 2016

International group exhibition Le Dame Art Gallery – London, UK – 15th june – 15th september 2016

Human Rights/Diversity – international group exhibition curated by Roberto Ronca, Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti di Rovereto (Trento), IT – 21st may – 21st september 2016

Publication on Lazagne Art Magazine issue#10 – pag.119 to 124, pag.126 to 128 (fashion project with Keisuke Hirose) and pag. 140

Solo exhibition – Palacultura, Messina – IT (september/october 2016)

Solo Exhibitions

Private exhibition at Danmarks Nationalbank – Copenhagen, DK

Vittorio Emanuele Theare, curated by Saverio Pugliatti – Messina, IT

“Our shadows will dance” Palazzo Monte di Pietá – Messina, IT

“Vanessa’s Room” Oxholm Gallery, Copenhagen
sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute CPH

“Our shadows will dance” Villa R Artists Residence Atelier – Messina, IT

“Treasures” Heike Arndt Gallery, Berlin – GE

“Drops of Madness” Oxholm Gallery, Copenhagen – DK

“Drops of Madness” Damp Gallery, Copenhagen – DK

“Drops of Madness” Sala Dogana, Palazzo Ducale, Institute of Contemporary Art, Genoa – IT

“Tre Verdens” SAK Kunstforening, Centre of Contemporary Art, Svendborg – DK


Selected Group Exhibitions

Armory Week M1-5, organized by Conception Events, New York – USA

International exhibition – Le Dame Art Gallery, London – UK

Eastern Front/Eastern Meridian, Casarsa della Delizia – IT

Art Lab – international exhibition – Heike Arndt Gallery, Kettinge – DK

Ricoh Prize 2016, Spazio Oberdan, Milan – IT

Sergio Fadriani Prize 2016, award exhibition at Palazzo Ducale, Genova – IT

Human Rights/Diversity, curated by Roberto Ronca, Fondazione Opera Campana dei Caduti di Rovereto (Trento) – IT

“Backtaloget”, Gallery Oxholm, Copenhagen – DK

“Art-Lab” Gallery Heike Arndt, Kettinge – DK

“La Realtá e la Materia”, Scalvini Museum, Milan – IT

“Nuova generazione”, Museo dell’Argilla (Cley Museum), Messina – IT

“Opdagelser” Heike Arndt Gallery Kettinge – DK

Copenhagen Art Fair – Oxholm Gallery – DK

“Fresh legs”, Heike Arndt Gallery, Berlin – GE

“Pretty-Ugly” Uamo Festival, Munich – GE

“What a wonderful world” Nees Udstilling – Old school of Nees – DK

“Psychogram” – curated by Uwe Goldenstein, Oxholm Gallery – Copenhagen – DK

UAMO Festival 2013, Munich – GE

“Eye can draw”, Tijana Miskovic Show Room, Copenhagen – DK

Biennale JCE – Jeune Création Européenne 2011-2013, international itinerant show, Paris, Klaïpeda – Lithuania, Hamburg – Germany, Batislava – Slovachia, Pecs – Hungery, Salzburg – Austria, Amarante – Portugal

“Spejlinger”, Museum Lolland Falster – DK

“Lys over Lolland”, yearly international, Museum Lolland Falster – DK

Herning Art Fair – Damp Gallery – DK

IMAFestival, National Museum of Science and Technology, Milan – IT

“De dødes dag” Damp Gallery – Copenhagen, DK

“Generous Gestures” Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (Centre of Contemporay Art) – Copenhagen – DK

“Christmas Sales”, Freies Museum, Berlin – GE

“Fata Morgana”, Gallery Meno Parkas, Kaunas – LT

“Start – Mail Art Project”, Gallery of Art and Design Patricia Muñoz – Barcelona – ES

“Christmas Palm” unique urban art project. Freies Museum and other locations, Berlin – GE

“Fairy Tales” Antonio Battaglia Gallery, Milan – IT

“Summer time” Christoffer Egelund Gallery – Copenhagen – DK

“Present Art” curated by Lucio Barbera, Vittorio Emanuele Theatre, Messina – IT