Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist (MFA 2011) and a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D, Universita’ degli Studi Orientali di Napoli).
She is an established scholar in border studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema & Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She works mainly with installation and video. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, and she is represented by the Magazzino gallery in Rome. She authored and co-authored several articles and books, among them: Tijuana Dreaming: Life and Art at the global Border (Duke University Press), Here is Tijuana (Black Dog Publishing), andSenza Volto: l’etnicita’ e il genere nel movimento Zapatista (Liguori).
You can see Fiamma’s work on view in her Project Space Exhibition at the Headlands Center for the Arts through November 15. According to Headlands Center for the Arts, the exhibition “comprises four distinct projects that explore modes of existence between self and others. Each collaborative project inspired a second solo project by the artist, resulting in eight distinct new works. All are developed originally for what the artist calls a ‘collaborative solo,’ with contributions from and/or relations to others.” Her collaborators include Sami Elhaik, José Parral, Rebecca Solnit, and Alejandro Zacarias.