Pia was born on 4 June 1945 in Negrar, near Verona.
She trained in Milan, at ICART in Paris, at the Istituto Centrale del Restauro in Rome and then in Vienna where she moved in 1974 and lived for over thirty years with her two sons working as a restorer at the laboratories of Austria’s Superintendency of Museums. The experience she gained there profoundly marked her very personal artistic journey, already from 1986, the year in which she decided to “break her silence” and begin to make her own works. Her artistic vision is closely related to the themes of the “book” and in particular to the silent expressive form of nature, traces, signs, and the inquiry into the different “qualities of time”. The artist’s book, installations, photography and substantial large-scale experimental projects form an integral part of her work and artistic research.
She returned to Italy in 2004 and settled definitively at San Ciriaco in the Valpolicella near Verona.
From 2005 to 2014 she held courses in Italy and abroad with university students of The Cooper Union and New York University and, as visiting lecturer, for the Summer Studio in Otranto on the theme: Advanced architecture laboratory. Moreover, for the CEU San Pablo University of Madrid, she has held a workshop and lectured on the subject: The language of matter and the traces of time: transferences and transformations at the Palacio de Cristal, an exhibition space of the Museo Reina Sofia in the Parque del Retiro. At the Kunst und Ausstellungshalle in Bonn, she presented her wide-ranging project Capire al volo. In Verona she has held courses on the subject of the “artist’s book” at the G.B. Cignaroli-Scuola Brenzoni Fine Arts Academy, as an active academic fellow.
Her works are included in both Italian and international collections.

Solo shows

2018
“sorvolo”
Studio la Città, Verona

2013
“segni di segni”
Ivorypress Space, Madrid
Catalogo con testo di Juan Navarro Baldeweg

2002
“museum in progress”, Vienna
Weekly “Rondo” STANDARD (daily newspaper)
Published Project: “Keine Geduld”

“museum in progress”, Vienna
Weekly “Rondo” STANDARD (daily newspaper)
Published Project: Series “auch die Blumenmachen Sex“

“museum in progress”, Vienna
International Project: “TransActs”

2000
“capire al volo”
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
Atelierhaus – Semper DepotVienna
Speakers: Prof. Carl Prusha, Rektor der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste, Wolfgang Kos

2000
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien: Atelierhaus – Semper Depot, Vienna
Videopresentation and Book presentation of the Project
“capire al volo /im fluf versthen”

1996
“Fossili – Seiten/Steine”
Galerie Semina Rerum – Irene Preiswerk, Zürich

1994
Galeria Ferran Cano, Palma de Mallorca

1993
Galerie Bienenstein, Vienna

1990
“dinge als Komplizen / le cose complici”
Galeria Karin Schorm, Vienna
Catalogue con testi di Georg Schöllhammer, Jacqueline
Burckhardt, Philippe Duboy.

1988
Galleria Fioretto, Padova
Catalogo con testi di Ferdinand Schmatz, Alessandro
Mozzambani.

Group exhibitions

2012
“Book in the Box” Seconda Edizione
A cura del Direttivo MAC
Archivio di Stato, Mantova
Ottavo appuntamento con la “Giornata del Contemporaneo”

2011
Art Foundation Rodriguez-Acosta, Granada
Residenza artistica

2007
“Carta e pensiero: il libro”
A cura di Gino Castiglioni
Biblioteca Civica, Verona

2006
”Le Opere e i Giorni” 2002-2004
a cura di Achille Bonito Oliva
Museo della Certosa di S. Lorenzo, Padula-Salerno
Catalogo Skira

2003
“LUFT“, Bonn
Schriftenreihen Forum/ Band 12 Elemente des
Naturhaushalts IV
Wissenschftliche Redaktion: Bernd Busch
Essay: Brieftauben-Projekt
“capire al volo“ Verona-Wien-Berlin (1998/2002)
Publisher: WIENAND, Bonn

1999
“PhotoTalk”
a cura di Monika Schwarzler
T.K. Lang Gallery / Webster University Vienna

1997
“Premio”
Trevi Flash Art Museum, Perugia
Catalogo:Trevi Flash Art Museum n.20, con testi di Paolo Nardone
Editore Giancarlo Politi, Milano

1995
Basel Art 26
Galerie Karin Schorm, Vienna

1987
Marktl (AT)
Forum, Art Foundation Neuman-Krupp

Installations

2004
“Reliquie di tempo”
A cura di Achille Bonito Oliva
Museo della Certosa di S. Lorenzo, Padula-Salerno

2003
“Retrovie e Avanguardie”
A cura di Giobatta Meneguzzo
Museo Casabianca, Malo-Vicenza
Catalogo Casablanca

“Brieftauben-Projekt“
Museum Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
Video: “capire al volo”, video: “Luft” video “colori al volo”

1998
“Time Sculpture”- Progetto “capire al volo”
Humboldt–Universität zu Berlin in collaborazione con The Institute of Cultural Science

“Time Sculpture”: “Columba” staged parallel to “capire al volo”Linz (AT)
Festival for Art Technology and Society Ars Electronica
Center – Museum of the Future
Catalogo: Ars  Electronica 98

1997-2001
Progetto internazionale: “capire al volo”
“progetto sul tempo / via colombi viaggiatori /via satellite”
“project on time / via carrying pigeons / via satellite”

1997
”vierblättrig zupfen”
Sargfabrik Faundation, Vienna

1996
”Meridiana”
Fahnenfestival, Krems (AT)