Rossana Taormina was born in Partanna (Belice Valley) a few years after the violent earthquake of 1968.
The international cultural and artistic impulse of nearby Gibellina, which would culminate in Burri’s Great Cretto, will be a determining element in its formation.
After the classical high school diploma and a two-year period of university studies in archeology, he spent some years in Rome for work and in that period he came into contact with the artistic environment of the capital.
When she returned to Sicily she experienced her own inclination in the field of visual arts with some experiences in the field of visual communication and didactic illustration. Then he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts.
Since 2011 he has dedicated himself exclusively to his artistic research.
The dazzling encounter with the family photographic archive, recovered only in part from the rubble, the progressive loss of the configuration of the places of childhood following the post-earthquake reconstruction with the consequent redefinition of identity of the communities involved, induce in her a natural feeling of memory and nostalgia that finds a way to express itself in the reworking of the poetics of the object trouvé.
The artistic intervention, which involves authentic photos, maps, nautical charts, as well as preferring the use of thread, linked to the memory of the embroidered grandmother, has a strong inclination for the contamination of languages.
Rossana Taormina’s work has been exhibited in Europe and the United States.
His artistic research appears in several international magazines and publications, among which we remember the monograph by Charlotte Vannier “DE FIL EN AIGUILLE / LA BRODERIE DANS L’ART CONTEMPORAIN”, Pyramyd Éditions and the article “Talents aiguilles” on embroidery in the contemporary art, published in March 2019 on Beaux Arts Magazine (BAM 417).