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

Studio la Città, Verona

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

“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”

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

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

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

Galeria Ferran Cano, Palma de Mallorca

Galerie Bienenstein, Vienna

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

Galleria Fioretto, Padova
Catalogo con testi di Ferdinand Schmatz, Alessandro

Group exhibitions

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

Art Foundation Rodriguez-Acosta, Granada
Residenza artistica

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

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

“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

a cura di Monika Schwarzler
T.K. Lang Gallery / Webster University Vienna

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

Basel Art 26
Galerie Karin Schorm, Vienna

Marktl (AT)
Forum, Art Foundation Neuman-Krupp


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

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

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

“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

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

”vierblättrig zupfen”
Sargfabrik Faundation, Vienna

Fahnenfestival, Krems (AT)