Angelica Bergamini

Exhibition “2021”

Angelica Bergamini is an Italian born artist based in New York City. She spent academic years in Spain at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Granada and the Museo National Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, graduating with honors in Painting from the Fine Arts Academy of Florence (Italy).

In 2012 the Hyatt Union Square in New York commissioned her first site-specific art project, and in 2015 her collaboration with Italian writer Chicca Gagliardo was presented at the Turin International Book Fair. She has shown in collective and solo shows in New York (C24 Gallery; Tanja Grunert; Ivy Brown; White Box; BRIC Arts Media; Photo New York), Los Angeles (Torrance Art Museum), London (Chelsea Space), Paris (Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre), Stockholm (Färgfabriken), Milan (Pari&Dispari) and in Hong Kong (Kwai Fung Hin Art Gallery). And her work is part of private collections in the US, Europe, China, and Israel. She is currently working on a video series based on the animation of her mixed media on paper. Her latest video was presented at the 55th Pesaro International Film Festival in Italy, in the selection ‘Best in Short – Contemporary Italian Animation.’ She lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


My work is a meditation on the search for balance between the inner and outer world; a reflection on what brings universality to the human experience and on the necessity for a radical reverence of life. Questioning what’s beyond the conscious mind, my artistic research is a free-form exploration of the pool of knowledge that the unconscious represents, inspired by the process of individuation as described by Carl Jung. Through studying the interplay of my inner world and identity—the two ever developing— while investigating the relationship between the personal and collective unconscious, I then base my work in feelings rather than ideas, living art as a cathartic and therapeutic practice. I rely more on imagery and practice than theory in order to create a bridge between the unconscious and the conscious mind, ultimately in search of a more holistic view of the self and the world.

From the subjective to the universal, each series of work represents a voyage through a specific landscape: from journeys of self-discovery in Know Thyself and Freedom to representations of our universal roots in Fons et Origo and Originem. Going beyond the distinctions of borders, cultures, and religions, I contemplate the Cosmos—the primordial landscape and original place of birth – rediscovering and worshiping our oneness, while expanding my individual experience of the world to an awakened sense of interdependence


Year: 2009

Materials: mixed media on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl paper

Size: 13 x 19 in | 17.25 x 23.25 1.50 in (framed)

Exhibition “2021”

As a celebration that 2020 has ended and that a new year is here, FLATFILE has launched a new online program title, simply: “2021.”

We invited artists to participate through a rolling open call, which remains open for the entirety of this year. From these submissions, our jury panel carefully selects new works to present on FLATFILE, with new works added throughout all of 2021.

Sonomi Kobayashi
Michelle Farro
Yvette Cohen