Annalisa Filippi was born in Trento in 1976. She graduated from Alessandro Vittoria Art Institute in Trento. Student of Riccardo Guarneri and Ennio Finzi in 2001 she graduated with honors in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice.In 2000 she attended the International Academy of Art in Salzburg with Giulio Paolini and lived in the Lanesateliers artist residence in Künstlerhaus in Salzburg.She became part of the Association of Venetian. Engravers and took part in specialization courses in artistic engraving at KAUS in Urbino with Mario Guadagnino and Giovanni Turria and “Architecture and artistic and iconographic composition at the service of the liturgy” by Archbishop’s Curia of Trento, C.E.I., I.U.A.V. and the Brera Academy of Fine Arts.In 2013 she obtained a three-year degree in Opera Singing at the Bonporti Conservatory in Trento with Mattia Nicolini.

Annalisa Filippi expresses herself through an abstract, informal, objective painting; her research investigates the human body built through tangles of signs that spread in space and come to life through the contrast of monochrome backgrounds.Her works are part of private and public collections in Italy and abroad. She has been selected and awarded in several competitions: 2021 DeSidera International Art Festival, LYNX 2019 International Prize of Contemporary Art, in 2018 is Artist of the year Comune Pergine Valsugana TN, in 2014 exhibited at MART (Museum of Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto) within the project “IN RESONANCE” curated by Francesca Bacci. She lives and works in Trento.

Artist statement

My work is an exploration of human relationships through a pictorial language in the reflected mirror of a liquid society where the humans are looking for their identity.Human beings and Nature, listening to Hearth and its shapes, the breath inside and outside of us, in an attempt to overcome our tidy human borders; these are the focus of my research. 

The pictorial surface is to me a place of propulsion tension between the physical limit of the body and the immaterial lightness of dreams.Anatomical vestiges are filled of a dynamic empty, like a cavity ready to welcome and to preserve its strength in fluid movements made of colour and background masses which sculpt these presences – absences, in an incessant game between fortuity and willpower.



Bachelor degree in Opera Singing with professor Mattia Nicolini at Conservatory Bonporti in Trento

Painting degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice, classes with Riccardo Guarneri and Ennio Finzi

Master of Arts degree at the Arts State Institute A. Vittoria in Trento


International Artistic residency at Fontys Academy, Tilburg, The Netherlands

Advanced course in artistic engraving at KAUS in Urbino with Mario Guadagnino and Giovanni Turria

Obtains the qualification for teaching History of Art and Drawing and Art Education at the Cà Foscari University of Venice.


Trieste, The direction of my staying Tivarnella Art Consulting Gallery, curated by Enea Chersicola, catalog

Pergine TN, Silent Dialogue, CONTEMPO Gallery curated by Francesca Rizzo Dora Bulart

Pergine TN, Sala Maier, Perpetual Red, curated by Dora Bulart

Trento Sala Thun Torre Mirana, solo exhibition THE ROOM OF IMPRISONED THOUGHTS by Giardino delle Arti

Trento, Palazzo Trentini, Trento Bi-exhibition Venus versus Venus, curated by Giuseppe Calliari and Danilo Curti-Feininger catalogue

Isera TN Evening with the artist THE FRAMEWORK OF LAW, edited by Lawyer. Carlo Chelodi catalogue

Vicenza, Palazzo Valmarana Braga, Solo show Storyteller, curated by Maria Lucia Ferraguti

Villa Lagarina TN, De Umana Proportion solo exhibition, Palazzo Libera, edited by Romano Perusini catalogue

Lazise VR, solo exhibition Border Human being , Exhibition space by the municipality of Lazise

Milan, MAC Gallery – Miradoli Contemporary Art, Ash-colored Alabaster edited by Daniele Miradoli catalogue

Sandrigo, VI solo exhibition In The Sign, La Colombara, curated by Francesca Rizzo

Milan, MAC Gallery – Miradoli Contemporary Art solo exhibition In white and round shapes, edited by Daniele Miradoli catalogue

Milan Bertolt Brecht cultural circle, solo exhibition Becoming World curated by Vera Maria Carminati

Trento, Full Black Engraving Staff, Galleria Fogolino edited by Adriano Fracalossi catalogue

Pergine Valsugana (Tn) Sala Maier, Icaro and other stories, solo exhibition


Trento, Fogolino modern and contemporary art gallery curated by Mariano Fracalossi, solo exhibition

Group exhibition

Biella, Zaion Gallery I dream or I am awake with Foto Marvellini and Florine Offergelt curated by Zaira Beretta

Milan, SAC Spazio Arte Contemporanea PROFILES edited by Nicoletta Candiani

Trieste, Camera Sexstas Desidera International Contemporary Art Award curated by Enea Chersicola

Altopiano della Vigolana TN, Large format engraving, Palazzo Bortolazzi

Altopiano della Vigolana TN, 20×20, Palazzo Bortolazzi, curated by Silvio Cattani

Pergine Valsugana, deeply Into, ContempoLab, Contempo Gallery curated by Dora Bulart

Trieste, Turin and Ajdovščina (Slovenia) International Contemporary Art Prize LYNX 2019, curated by Enea Chersicola and Riccardo Tripodi catalogue

Pergine Valsugana, TN Municipal Art Collection Through time, shape, sign, by Dora Bulart

Ala TN, Collective of Painting in Painting with Luca Coser curated by Silvio Cattani

Baselga di Pinè ANOMALIA il diritto di essere anomalo a cura di Avv. Carlo Chelodi Baselga di Pinè ANOMALY the right to be anomalous by Lawyer Carlo Chelodi

Caldonazzo TN Collective Chromatic 12 curated by Renzo Francescotti

Trento Palazzo Trentini, RenART collective, edited by Alessandro Goio catalogue

Trento Torre Mirana, Artèresidence Collective. The colours of freedom, catalogue

Praso TN Collective Women in War, Forte Corno, catalogue

70 new profiles of painters and sculptors Renzo Francescotti catalogue

Castelvetro MO, Castello di Levizzano, Biennial collective of drawing and watercolour, catalogue

Rovereto, collective MART In Resonance. Snapshots of brain creativity. catalogue

Trento Torre Mirana, RenArt Collective, Sala Thun curated by Alessandro Goio, catalogue

TRENTO Collective The  work, Palazzo della Regione, curated by UCAI artists, catalogue

Povo (Tn) Collective Circa Diem, Microsoft research centre, Cosbi curated by Francesca Quadrelli

ROME Collective Focus on Italian Art, Rosso Cinabro

Rome, Federculture collective of young artists

Giovo TN, Collective Femina Domina Femina curated by Marco Arman

Trento, ARTinMOTION collective and performance curated by Universidanza

Andalo (Tn) Collective The enchanted mountain, curated by Alunni delle Muse

Pergine Valsugana TN, 40th Canezza choir collective, Sala Maier curated by Canezza choir

Verona, Young artists collective, Galleria Village Bussolengo

Trento Palazzo Trentini, Collective The human face of the Republic

Torre Mirana, Trento Collective Artists for European Utopia

Collective Mimose and thorns at the Guido Polo room in Borgo Valsugana (Tn)

Collective Trentino 2005, Visual arts with the Alunni delle Muse group at Palazzo Trentini, Trento

Collective The journey to the bishopric of Trento, curated by UCAI artists

Trento, Palazzo della Regione Author’s white pages with Stefano Cagol edited by Luca Beatrice

Collective More union for Europe – among fertile utopias and reality in Sarajevo curated by Othmar Winkler

Exhibits at the Magnificat collective at the Diocesan Museum of Trento UCAI 2003

Collective exhibition Aspects of engraving today in Gaiarine (TV)

Collaborates on the performance of the artist Solacow at the Italian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

Works with the American artist Flora Viale in educational workshops as part of the Midsummer Magic Events in Sarnonico (TN)

Enigmi collective engraving of the Mirano matrix (VE)

Exhibits at the collective exhibition of young artists Bevilacqua the Masa of Venice 


Awards and selections

Desidera Festival Award, solo exhibition Trieste curated by Samantha Benedetti and Enea Chersicola, catalogue

International Contemporary Art Award, personal exhibition LYNX 2019, Trieste curated by Enea Chersicola and Riccardo Tripodi catalogue

First prize in the competition for the Rovereto TN school complex with the work Guarda!

First prize in the competition for the Sant’Orsola Terme TN gym with the opera Eureka

Wins the competition for the Theatre of Pergine Valsugana TN with the opera Beyond the gaze, I look.

First prize for young Federculture artists of Rome as representative of the Trentino region

Enter the project Incontro with the artists, audiovisual catalogue of the artists who work in Trentino, curated by Julia Trolp

Winner of the national competition for young artists as representative of the Trentino region, Federculture (Rome)

Second prize in the Author’s White Pages competition, a work published by Luca Beatrice

Selected at the Biennial of Contemporary Italian Engraving, Tiepolo Prize

Wins the second prize in the National contest of graphics and humour In vino veritas of Siena.

Selected at the Musummano Terme engraving competition

Selected in the Il Bisonte engraving competition in Florence

Selected at Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice

Wins the Biennial Contemporary Engraving Award Tiepolo Mirano Award (VE).



Creates the Via Crucis for the Oratory of St. Anthony of Padua, Lazise VR Italy

Creates the scenography for the theatre – dance show BRIATA_Deos, Trento Italy

Trento, Caritro Foundation Collection, Mixed media material on canvas 70×70 cm 2013

Pergine Valsugana TN Theatre, Opera Beyond the look, I look, 164×130 cm, competition for the beautification of public buildings

Sant’Orsola Terme, TN, Eureka Installation, Competition for the beautification of public buildings

Creates the Alfa – Omega mosaic for the Baldessari park, Albiano TN Italy

Creates the mosaic work Light at the Lisignago Rest Home Italy

Creates the mosaic work Earth and Fire at the La-Vis wine cellars in Val di Cembra with artists from Trentino and Melbourne (Australia)

Creates mosaic wall for the new park in Albiano, (TN) Italy

Creates the wall mosaic Armonies at the Municipal Theatre of Albiano, TN Italy


The art collection of the Caritro Foundation in collaboration with Mart, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto, curated by Alessandra Tiddia

Camera Sexstas Desidera International Contemporary Art Award, exhibition catalogue, critical text by Enea Chersicola

We are bodies, we are lines, we are weaves in Annalisa Filippi’s atelier article by Francesca Fattinger,  Franzmagazine!

Anthropic footprint – Cosmic traces in earthly spaces by Annalisa Filippi, article edited by Barbara Cappello, Rivista Arte Trentina

The directions of my being, catalog of the personal exhibition, critical text by Enea Chersicola, Galleria Tivarnella Art Trieste

The body is landscape article by Gigi Zoppello, Il Nuovo Trentino

Silent Dialogue by Annalisa Filippi, catalog of the solo exhibition, critical text by  Dora Bulart and Francesca Rizzo, Galleria Contempo Pergine TN

The Silent Dialogues of Annalisa Filippi, article by Luigi Oss Papot, Independent newspaper L’Adige

20×20 2020, collective exhibition, exhibition catalogue, critical text by Vittorio Sgarbi and Silvio Cattani, Trento

LYNX Prize, collective catalogue, critical text by Enea Chersicola, Trieste

The framework of law, collective exhibition, catalog edited by Carlo Chelodi, ISERA TN

Venus in the mirror, Bi-personal reflected desire by Annalisa Filippi and Carla Bertoldi, exhibition catalogue, critical texts by Giuseppe Calliari and Danilo Curti-Feininger, Palazzo Trentini, TRENTO

ARTIST’S WORKSHOP, 70 new profiles of painters and sculptors, edited by Renzo Francescotti, CURCU & GENOVESE Edition

De Umana Proporzione, catalog of the personal exhibition, critical text by Romano Perusini, Villa Lagarina TN

From beauty to truth, article by Renzo Francescotti, TRENTINO MESE magazine