Lucas Artists Fellow

Fiamma Montezemolo is both an artist (MFA, San Francisco Art Institute) and a Cultural Anthropologist (Ph.D, University Orientale of Naples). She is an established scholar in border studies and a faculty member of the Department of Cinema & Digital Media at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of La Mia Storia Non La Tua: La Dinamica Della Costruzione Dell’identita’ Chicana Tra Etero- e Autorappresentazioni (Guerini, 2004) and Senza volto: L’etnicità e il genere nel Movimento Zapatista (Liguori, 1999). She is also a co-author of Here is Tijuana (Blackdog Publishing, 2006) and co-editor of Tijuana Dreaming: Life & Art at the Global Border (Duke UP, 2012). As an artist, she situates her work as a critical extension of the ethnographic turn in contemporary art. She works with various media, mainly installation and video. Her artwork has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally.

She is represented by the Magazzino Dell’Arte Moderna gallery in Rome.