Biography

Pina Santoro is an artist who’s practice is mainly ceramics and sculpture based, but still maintains her strong links with painting, print, textiles, sound and socially engaged performance. Her concerns lie in culture, identity, tradition and the ritual. She brings to light the frustrations and lived experiences of placement and displacement as a second generation immigrant female born in the UK.

In recent work she created a character to perform at festivals in the UK and Sicily questioning stereotypes and gender equality in community settings.

In 2011, Pina was awarded honours from the Louvre, Paris for her “Petit Dammes” collages. 

She is founder of ICAP project, receiving Arts Council Awards in 2014,15 and 16.

Currently associate lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge and teaches in Peterborough schools and colleges.