APOTROPIA is an artist duo based in Rome, Italy formed by dancer/media artist Antonella Mignone and artist/composer Cristiano Panepuccia. Their work explores the intersections of dance, performing arts and live audiovisual production. Using light, sound, motion, bodies and time, APOTROPIA create works that explore the philosophical, anthropological, and scientific elements of human culture. Mignone was trained at Teatro Nuovo Ballet Academy of Turin and in 2001 was admitted into Academy Isola Danza directed by Carolyn Carlson during the 49th Venice Biennale. She graduated from La Sapienza University of Rome with a degree in Art and Performing Arts in 2010. Panepuccia is a self-taught artist and works as a painter, cartoonist, photographer, cinematographer and soundtrack composer.
APOTROPIA’s works have been exhibited internationally at Japan Media Arts Festival, The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2015; Digiark - National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, 2015; WRO Media Art Biennale, Poland, 2015; Ars Electronica, Linz, 2015; Microwave International New Media Arts Festival, Hong Kong, 2016; BLOOOM Award by Warsteiner, Germany, 2014; MAXXI – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, 2016; Directors Lounge at C.A.R. Contemporary Art Ruhr - Media Art Fair, Germany, 2014/2016; Bienal Videofest, Mexico, 2014; Folkestone Triennial, UK, 2014; Festival Internacional de la Imagen, Colombia, 2016; among others.