Born in Catania, Italy. Lives and works in New York.

Current shows

“Intimacies (Mediterranean Civilization)”, solo show curated by G.Iovane, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy

“The Ocean After Nature”, curated by A.C.Feldman, The Huge Lane, Dublin City Gallery, Dublin

Solo shows and screenings
“Memorandus”, as part of Wunderkammer Project, curated by Gabi Scardi, Riccardo Crespi Gallery, Milan
“A cielo aperto”, International Studio and Curatorial Program, curated by Kari Conte, New York
“Disrupted Accounts”, curated by A. Ferlito, BOCS, Catania, Italy
“My name is…MDR”, screening curated by M. Ferraioli, [.BOX] Videoart Project Space, Milan
“IF YOU SAW WHAT I SAW#repetition”, curated by G.Iovane, Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy
“Zero Gradi di Separazione”, curated by C. Cravero, Artegiovane, Turin, Italy
“Passage”, with Janne Shafer, Italian Cultural Institute, Wolfsburg, Germany
“Partners in Crime”, with Anna Friedel, RAUM500 Gallery, Munich, Germany
“Sono Come Tu Mi Vuoi?”, ABADIR, Catania, Italy

Selected group shows and screenings
The Ocean After Nature”, curated by A.C.Feldman, SMFA at Tufts, Boston
“The Ocean After Nature”, curated by A.C.Feldman, Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, Australia
“AIRSPACE 2015-16”, Abrons Arts Center, New York
“The Ocean After Nature”, curated by A.C.Feldman, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco
“No Fly Zone”, curated by R.Pagani, Ncontemporary Gallery, London
“It occurs to me that I am America”, curated by L. Capobianco, A.Facente, G. Trabaldo Togna, V. Santi, Italian Cultural Institute, New York
“Italies – Flussi D’autore”, curated by M. De Stefano, Macro Museum, Rome
“OXIMORON”, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, Italy
“Peekskill Project 6”, Hudson Valley for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY
VX30/Chaotic Passion”, curated by Anna Lovecchio and CHAN, Museo di Villa Croce, Genova, Italy
“LIVING TOGETHER IS EASY”, curated by Jessie English for Standard Practice Gallery, Room Service Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“In Plain Sight”, curated by Sarah Lookofsky, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY
“Prove it to me”, curated by Nathasa Marie Llorens, REVERSE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Talent Prize 2013”, curated by V.Forconi and M.Maccaferri, Casa dell’Architettura, Rome
“A Love Meal, Collection Sandretto Re Rebaudengo”, Whitechapel Gallery, London
“The 833 Hour Cineclub, curated by R.Doubal, A.Steadman, E.Vincent, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
“Shifting Gazes”, curated by C.Takengny and G.Tedone, Guest Projects, London
“Videorover Season 5”, screening curated by R. Steinberg, NURTUREart, New York
“Rotta di Collisione”, curated by Gaia Tedone, Artopia, Milan
“8th International Digital Moving Image Festival”, screening, Cuchifritos Gallery+ Project Space, New York
“Cinema Reset” screening curated by B.Bertuccelli, Antenna Gallery, New Orleans
“Whitney Independent Study Program-Studio show”,  161 Bowery, New York
“Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize”,  curated by L. Barreca and M. Smarrelli, Palazzo Reale, Milan
“Archive Fever”, curated by G. Iovane, Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan
“PPS Paesaggio e Popolo della Sicilia”, curated by G.Iovane, Palazzo Riso, Palermo, Italy
“ABLO”, curated by F. Bonami, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Rotonda di Via Besana, Milan
“VideoReport Italia 2008_09”, curated by Andrea Bruciati, GC. AC, Monfalcone, Italy
“IMAGO, Premio Termoli 2010”, curated by M.Mirolla, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Termoli, Italy
“Premio Razzano, BIENNALE DI BENEVENTO”, ARCOS Museo d’arte Contemporanea, Benevento, Italy
“SCREEN PLAY”, James Taylor Gallery, London
“Emerging Talents-New Italian Art”, Strozzina- Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Miart, Art Fair, Galleria Gianluca Collica, Milan
“DA QUI # 01.09”, Galleria Gianluca Collica, Catania, Italy
“VIDEO TRONY”, TRONY stores, Catania, Italy
“Kataunas”, BOCS, Catania, Italy and Meno Parkas Gallery, Kaunas, Lithuania
“Kaleidoshorts III- 2008”, screening, Italian Cultural Institute, London
“Calypso”, curated by Haizea Barcenilla, Sala Rekalde, Bilbao, Spain
“Here Come the Rolling Bones”, curated by P. Pala e B. di Loreto, Studio Matteo Boetti, Rome
“ 08”, curated by F. Bernardelli, M. Gorni, S.Lacagnina, F. Poli, Accademia Albertina, Turin, Italy
“Renaissance Prize”, Italian Cultural Institute, London
“Asta in valigia”, 1:1 Projects Gallery, Rome
“Who’s that girl?”, curated by 317 (Ferraioli, Liotti, Meazza), Kinà Art Cafè, Rome
“PARIS PHOTO 2007”, curated by Francesca Di Nardo, Dena Foundation, Paris
“PREMIO MANARA, Mondo e Terra”, curated by Elisa del Prete, Castel S.Pietro Terme, Italy
“GEMINE MUSE, Nutrimenti”, curated by A.Stazzone, Università di Catania, Italy
“2VIDEO”, curated by Francesca Di Nardo,
“New Work UK 2: Disconnect”, curated by Cylena Simonds, Whitechapel Gallery, London
“National Psyche”, curated by Elliot Lessing, The LAB, San Francisco, USA
“VideoREPORT ITALIA 2004_05”, curated by Andrea Bruciati, GC. AC, Monfalcone, Italy
“Video Calendar”,
“Arte & Sud: Obiettivo Contemporaneo”, curated by Antonio Arevalo, Museo Civico, Catania, Italy
“Azione collettiva-Resistere per esistere”, Galleria Artecontemporanea, Catania, Italy
“MA Degree Show”, Goldsmiths College, London
“East International – Exhibiting as part of “Making Things Better”, Norwich Art Gallery, UK
“VibratOMSK”, Limehouse, London
Portobello Film Festival, London
“Ad Occhi Aperti”, curated by Paolo di Capua, Hyunnart Studio Gallery, Rome
“It’s Wonderful”, curated by S. Lacagnina, MONTEVERGINI Galleria Civica, Siracusa, Italy
“Cosmos Jonica – XI Biennale dei Giovani Artisti dell’Europa e del Mediterraneo ATENE 2003”
ARTE FIERA, Bologna, Galleria Gianluca Collica
“Smaller Works”, curated by B.Dillon e S. Takkides, Fields Gallery, London
“Multimedial Project for Virtual Gallery website”,
“Angelus Novus”, curated by Daria Filardo, Museo Emilio Greco, Catania, Italy

AIRspace Residency, The Abrons Arts Center, New York City
ISCP, Brooklyn New York
LMCC’s Swing Space, New York
DENA Foundation For Contemporary Art, Paris
NOSADELLA.DUE, Bologna, Italy
Selected for an artistic exchange between Sicily and Malta for ISIDEM project, Malta

2006     “” held by Artur Żmijewski , MONTEVERGINI Galleria Civica, Siracusa, Italy
2000     “Il Paesaggio Interiore” held by Antonio Biasiucci, Catania, Italy

Awards and Grants
AIRspace Award, The Abrons Arts Center, NYC
Shortlisted “Talent Prize 2013”, Italy
Received a grant from NCTM e l’Arte, Italy
Received a grant from DE.MO./Movin’Up – Giovani Artisti Italiani, Italy
Winner of the Renaissance Prize Awards BEST ITALIAN ARTIST IN LONDON, London
Selected for MAP2008/2009, Karosta Centre, Liepaja, Latvia
Selected for Kaleidoshorts III 2008 Award, Italian Cultural Institute, London
Received a grant from ‘AHRB Postgraduate Award in The Arts and Humanities’, London
First Prize at Prima Parete in Concerto Award, International Lion’s Club, Catania, Italy

2011-2012      Whitney Independent Study Program-Studio Program, New York
2004-2005     MA in Fine Art, Goldsmiths College, London
2001                 Associate student on BA Fine Art Media, Chelsea College, London
1996-2001     BA Fine Art, Accademia di Belle Arti, Catania, Italy


Maria Rapicavoli: A Cielo Aperto, review by Liz Park, Afterimage, the Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism, vol.42, n°2;
Italiani a New York, Maria Domenica Rapicavoli, interview by Katiuscia Pompili on Artribune, 8 December 2014;
Le verità nascoste di Maria Domenica Rapicavoli, review by Massimo Mattioli on Artribune, 15 May 2013;
-Intervista a Maria Domenica Rapicavoli, by Valentina Lucia Barbagallo – Balloon – Februry 2013;
Disrupted Accounts Maria Domenica Rapicavoli al BOCS, by Eleonora Fichera, – SUDlook – February 2013;
New York New York, interview by Amalia Piccinini – Flash Art online– 31 August 2012;
InMobility#1, by Alessandra Ferlito – Arte e Critica online –  August 2012;
From Passage to the Radicant, review by Chennie Huang – – 24 July 2012;
Un’installazioe racconta Corleone vista dagli altri, by Paola Nicita – La Repubblica Palermo – Anno 35 n°219 – 16 September 2010;
-Contro l’osceno d’Italia, by Serena Danna Il Sole 24 Ore DomenicaAnno 146 n°168 – 20 June 2010;
-L’arte antimafia di Maria Domenica, by Olga Gambari La Repubblica Torino–26 March 2010;
-Cosa Nostra e Stereotipi, Cartoline da Corleone, by Paola Nicita La Repubblica Palermo – 12 March 2010;
ARTE Consigli per gli acquisti, by Marina Giordano -I love Sicilia-  Anno 7 n° 51 – February 2010;
-Maria Domenica Rapicavoli , by Rocco Rossitto – I love Sicilia – Anno 6 n°43 – May 2009;
-Sotto il Vulcano, by Cristiana Perrella – Arte Mondadori– n° 428 – April 2009;
-Nuove aperture e network per l’arte contemporanea a Catania by Anita Tania Giuga–– published on 28.10.2008;
–– published on 04.10.2008;
-L’Apparenza inganna, by Stefania Meazza www.lifeproof.frpubhished on 21st November 2007;
– Masticare Lentamente, by Mariacristina Ferraioli– www.317.it2007;
– Nasce l’associazione dei collezionisti siciliani – arte e critica Anno XIV n° 50 – marzo/maggio 2007;
– Goldlockchen und die drei Baren di Dorthe Baumer – in munchen- Das Programm- Magazin, Nr. 3 – 25.1.-7.2.2007;
Partners in Crime #2 – myspy muniqueJanuary 07;
Speciale GAI Catania: intervista a Maria Domenica Rapicavoli by Federica Tammarazio www.teknemedia.netArt Magazine, published on 20.10.2006
Report Italia – Flash Art Italia – Anno XXXIX n° 260 – October/November 2006.