Biography

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Anna VivanteItalian, born in Lugano Switzerland, she lived in Milano and Rome where she took a Master’s Degree in Middle Eastern Archeology and Art History. She currently works and live between Italy and Paris.

Rome University “La Sapienza”.
Master’s Degree (Hons), in Middle Eastern Archaeology and History of Arts.
Master’s Thesis: Cult Furnishings of Mesopotamia from Ubaid to the End of Early Dynastic Periods.
Specialized Studies:
Gregoriana University, Rome, Italy: Assyriology

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Archeology

1995-1998 – University of Paris I Art and Archaeology Institute, France.
Treasurer of the Association Orient-Express, Oriental Archaeology.
1995-1996 – Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey.
Supervisor of the Archaeological dig in Kinet Höyük Kazisi, Turkey, (Scientific Director: M.-H. Gates).
1987-1994 – Rome University “La Sapienza”, Italy.
Supervisor of the Archaeological dig in Tell Mardikh/Ebla, Syria, (Scientific Director: P. Matthiae).

Solo Exibitions

2017 – Deauville. Laisses de mer. Festival de créations photographiques.
2017 –
Paris. Atelier Visconti, giardini.
2016 – Paris. Galerie Lumières. Ombres et lumière, dômes et statues.
2014 – Paris. Atelier Visconti, Vanitas.
2012 – Milan Galleria S. Fedele, Ciels d’Architecture
2011 – Paris. Galerie Italienne, Ciels d’Architecture.
2010/11 – Paris. Galerie Italienne, Royaume déserts avec dômes.
2007 – New York City. The Graduate Center, Vanitas.

Group Exibitions and Arts Fairs

2017 – Paris. Galerie Italienne, Spazio tattile. Maison d’un collectionneur.
Deauville. Planche(s) Contact. Festival de créations photographiques, Laisses de mer.
2016 – 2017 – Dinard. Galerie Bernard, Lumière.
2015 – Paris. Fotofever, GalleriaSpazioFarini6, Milan.
2013 – Paris. Galerie Italienne, Crazy for Italian Style II.
Milan. SpazioFarini6, And they Call it Winter.
Milan. SpazioFarini6, Holidays Dreams.
Marciac, Les granges de la Mairie, Take Five
2011 – Venice. ILLUMInations The 54th International Art exibition. Italian Pavillion.
Paris. Galerie Italienne, Crazy for Italian Style.
2010 – Limassol. Galerie Morfi, France through a European look.
2008 – Dublin, European Union House. A European Glance at France.
2006 – Paris. Galerie Bénédicte Siroux. Indian summer.
Portofino – Milan. Telecom Progetto Italia.
L’arte in Piazzetta Ommage to de Chirico.
2005 – Paris. Galerie Bénédicte Siroux. Ciel.
Paris. Galerie Bénédicte Siroux. Printemps à Paris.
2004 – Paris. Galerie Bénédicte Siroux. Mariano Fortuny &Vanités.
2003 – Paris Galeri Bénédicte Siroux. Italie.
1993 – Rome. Galleria Alessandra Bonomo. Roma d’oriente.
1992 – New York. College of Staten Island. America / Italy: a Visual Dialogue That Continues.

Photography Publications

2011 – Vanitas, Lucini Libri, Milan. Texts of Emmanuel de Waresquiel, Françoise Heibrun and Alain Richert.
Ciels d’Architecture, SilvanaEditoriale, Milan. Textes of Claude Arnaud and Philippe Duboÿ.
2007 – One Photography whit a poem of Patrizia Cavalli. Edizione Pulcinoelefante
Libro d’arte Edizione in 35 Esemplari. Osnago.
1999 – Parigi. L’Ile-de-France: Versailles and Fontainebleau. Chartres,
Chantilly and Compiègne”. Touring Club, Milan: Project Editor and Author
1995 – “Patrimoine & Beni Culturali” : Mezzavoce 3-4 (1995). Italian Cultural Institute, Paris: Editor.
1995 – Italian Elle, October, (1995), « Syria ».
1992 – Nuovi Argomenti, 44 (1992), « Uomini e marmi ».
1991 – Italian Elle, December, (1991), « Il Cairo ».
1989 – Italian Elle, February, (1989), « Navigare nel passato ».

Bibliography

2011 – Rosita Lappi, « La porta del tempo. Lo scavo fotografico di Anna Vivante », ARACNE Rivista d’Arte.
2008 – The World of Interiors, (July), Marie-France Boyer, « Shelf Life ».
Corriere della Sera, (21/05/2008), «Artisti e celebrities insieme contro le leucemie».
Gente, (29/05/2008), «Dateci una mano anti-leucemia».
2007 – Panorama, (18/10/2007), Marco Di Capua, «Anna Vivante, scatti con il silenziatore».

Organisations

2001-2002 – RAI, Rome : Scientific Consultant.
Ulisse: il piacere della scoperta, by A. Angela.
1998-2000 – Association Dante Alighieri, Comité de Paris. General Secretary.
– Headmistress of the School of Languages
– Organisation of conferences and colloquia
Organisation for the promotion of the Italian Language in all colleges and a selection of primary schools in Paris and the Ile-de-France.
1995 Italian Cultural Institute, Paris. Scientific Consultant.
Organisation of the conference: “Ebla. Aux origines de la civilisation urbaine”. Trente années de fouilles en Syrie de l’Université de Rome “La Sapienza”. Presentation of the exhibition at Palazzo Venezia, Rome.
– Organisation of the symposium: “Faut-il brûler les collectionneurs  ?”
1994 – Organisation of the symposium: “Les assyriens : lieux et signes du pouvoir”.
1988-1989 – Rome University “La Sapienza”.
Organisation of the International Colloquium : “Anathema, Offerings to Deities and the Economic Life of Sanctuaries in the Ancient Mediterranean”.
1989 – Idlib Museum, Syria.
Consultation and creation of the galleries concerning the site of Ebla.
1988 – Film Service, Rome : Scientific Consultant.
« In cerca del tempo », 9 documentary films about Italian Archaeology in the Middle East.
1986 – RAI (Italian Television), Rome : Scientific Consultant
“Education Department”: “Le donne delle donne”.

Scientifics Publications

2002 – « Le temple de Ishtar Asshuritu à Assur : un hilani ? » : 3ICAANE,
Troisième Congrès International sur l’Archéologie du Proche-Orient Ancien.
1998 – “Un aspetto simbolico dei podi nei templi mesopotamici”: Orient-Express 1998/1.
1996 – “Cult Furnishings of Mesopotamia from Ubaid to the End of Early Dynastic Periods”: Contributi e Materiali di Archeologia Orientale VI (1996).
1994 – “The Sacrificial Altar in Assyrian Temples (a suggested new interpretation of the term mashkittu)”: Revue d’assyriologie 88 (1994).
1989 – “Ex voto dai Santuari Mesopotamici Protodinastici”:  Scienze dell’Antichità 3-4 (1989-90).
1985 – “La Fertile Mezzaluna, Archeologia Italiana in Medio Oriente”: Mondo Operaio 1-2 (1995).

Books

1999 – “Parigi. L’Ile-de-France: Versailles e Fontainebleau. Chartres, Chantilly e Compiègne”. Touring Club, Milan: Project Editor and Author
1995 – “Patrimoine & Beni Culturali” : Mezzavoce 3-4 (1995). Italian Cultural Institute, Paris: Editor.
1995 – “Assiri. L’arte, la guerra, il potere”. Guerini e Associati Editore, Milan: Author of the Introduction and Editor.
1995 – “Ebla. Alle origini della civilltà urbana”. (Editors: P. Matthiae, F. Pinnock, G. Scandone). Electa, Milan: Contributor.