Dariya Kanti starts her artist residency at Villa Romana, Florence

The residence, co-founded by ERIAC and Villa Romana, Florence, will last from 25 August to 25 September 2022. The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) joined forces with the Villa Romana (Florence) residency programme to offer artistic residencies for two Roma contemporary artists in 2020. This exciting initiative drew upon the ground-breaking work, expertise, and vision of both institutions to realise a unique opportunity for young Roma artists and marks a significant step in recognition of the importance of Roma contemporary art practice today. Through the cooperation of Villa Romana and ERIAC, the residence offers artists the opportunity to concentrate on their work, to seek an exchange with other artists in the house and in the regional environment, and to deal with the history of art on site. Every year, the program promotes two selected artists and gives visibility to Roma contemporary arts. The artists selected for the residency in 2022 are Dariya Kanti and LdRosa, who will start her stay in Florence later in a year.


Dariya Kanti (1991, Uzbekistan) studied at the National Institute of Arts and Design K. Behzod (Tashkent) in the Faculty of Fine Arts, at the Department of Easel and Book Graphics, and then at the St. Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design in the Faculty of Monumental – Decorative Art, at the Department of Art Textiles (2012-18), where she received the red diploma and certificate for Best Senior Project of 2018.Kanti has participated in municipal, regional and international exhibitions. Since 2018, her work has been published in such international art publications as Voice of Artists (Issue 10, Artit Publisher & Online Art Gallery, London), and Negromundo magazine (Spain), among others.