Viola Arduini is from Italy, and received an MFA in Art & Ecology from the University of New Mexico. Viola received a grant from CAF for the creation of a multidisciplinary project relating photography and sensory ecology. She writes:
My aim is to question the limits of human perception by using full spectrum images of birds and their environment. Visualizing UV signals, which are invisible to primates yet pivotal in avian life, redefines our position in the world. In general, I aim to work with both art and science to create new significance, highlight unusual and unexplored aspect of human–animal relations, and propose new awareness towards non-human animals. You can see more of my work here.
Since 2017, Viola has completed a number of exhibitions exploring different facets of the relationship between humans, animals, and other aspects of ecology. In 2021, she displayed her most recent project, “The Chimera Manifesto,” in Albuquerque, New Mexico.