ITAS Podcast Season 6, Ep.1
I’m so excited to begin this season with this particular conversation! Vittoria Colonna is a free spirit, an unstoppable inspiration, and an artist of all mediums. She paints, works with textiles, and directs beautiful films! For her, art is what’s inside you, and artists are free to use any medium to express what they want to express.
Listen to this episode, get inspired, and get to work, artists!
About Vittoria Colonna
Named after her renaissance ancestor, poetess, and muse to Michelangelo Buonarroti, VITTORIA COLONNA carries a strong lineage in the world of art.
Growing up between Ireland and Italy, Vittoria studied painting in Rome’s L’Accademia di Belle Arti, trained as an Opera singer in Tuscany, and then continued in the performing arts at Dublin’s world-famous Gaiety School of Acting.
Afterward, she decided to focus her multiple talents within the genres of writing and directing, winning international acclaim for her feature documentary Identities focused on gender identity, of which the performance art pieces were selected as part of the Worldwide Italian Pavilion at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale in 2011. Her personal dramatic memoir Sandboy qualified for an Oscar nomination and her wicked dark comedy, 4 Bhanríon (4 Queens) swept international festivals.
Amongst her body of work, Vittoria has directed numerous award-winning music videos picking up an Irish Music Television Award and winning The Las Vegas International Award as well as The Golden Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival.
Continuing to combine her love of art and film, Vittoria is currently based in Florence, Italy.
A strong advocate for women in the arts globally, Vittoria became a World Women Hour 2020 honouree #Shesmyhero for empowering change through her work in the arts and entertainment.
Artwork by Vittoria Colonna
Links and references
Official website: colonnavittoria.com