Alessandra

I was born in 1987 in Mestre, have a Master Degree in Philology and Italian Literature at Ca’ Foscari University (Venice), and am finishing my PhD in Italian Studies at Ca’ Foscari University. Before starting my research career, I worked as press officer, promoter and social media copywriter in the humanities trying to bring my personal interests into this jobs, especially my passion for literature, writing, music, singing and experimental music.
My artistic and research interests are in the 20th century and the contemporary time through multiple ways; I have always been fascinated by the intersection of different artistic languages. I put my experience into practice to generate new spaces of freedom for affecting both my own way and the public reception.
Alessandra Trevisan, foto di Enzo Lattanzio

Arts Cultures

My background is the ‘Spritz Letterario’, an activist cultural collective of Liceo Scientifico U. Morin in Mestre, the Festivaletteratura of Mantova and Radio Ca’ Foscari. There, I was radio speaker and co-curator of programmes. Since 2011, I have been part of the editorial staff of the lit-blog ‘Poetarum Silva’. Since 2015, I have been in charge of communication in the cultural association Live Arts Cultures, which focuses on performative arts (dance, experimental music and performance art).

Lyricist

As lyricist, improviser, experimental vocalist and performer, I’ve been part of The Expanding Universe with Johann Merrich and Aldo Aliprandi (a project by netlabel Electronicgirls). I also work in duo with Solar Plex, with Aldo Aliprandi and in an ensemble of variable-geometry together with Enrico Coniglio, and I collaborate with Vertical Waves Project), which plays in-between vertical dance and sound.
I established a trio together with poet Silvia Salvagnini and musician Nico De Giosa. Silvia’s poetry, Nico’s electric music and my own more-than-songs converge.
I am working on a project of original music in solo, where I sing my texts and play the loop station. This is a project that I developed after meeting Irene Brazzolotto and the formation of our duo TW/Two Women.Alessandra Trevisan

Awards

In 2017, I won the ‘Premio Città di Como’ first prize for the essay section with my Goliarda Sapienza: una voce intertestuale (1996-2016) (La Vita Felice 2016).
One of my poetry collections has been published in Secondo repertorio di poesia contemporanea(2018), a volume which gathers all the winners of the III National Poetry Prize Arcipelago Itaca Edizioni (2017).
Together with other authors, I am part of a project Secret Garden conceived by the photographer and installation artist Alessandra Calò, published in a volume by Danilo Montanari editore (2018).
I curate the series Literature Biographies (‘Biografie Letterarie’) of Pellicanolibri press by Beppe Costa.
I currently collaborate with quarantaduelinee | circolazione culturale, the author Chiara Pini and the poet Viviana Fiorentino.Premio Città di Como, Arcipelago Itaca editore