I explore connections in things, words, spirituality. I think there are subtle but strong links behind what we see and that’s the building ground of the world that we live in. This could be true in an existential as well as in a pragmatic manner: the inside and the outside are always connected, always interdependent, that’s what we experience everyday when witnessing how our thoughts and reactions open the path for the next moment, both in positives or negative ways. Simply put, our reaction to life creates our life.

The ocean in front of the city I live in influences my dreams and my art. Thoughts and books, phrases gathered casually in the streets are still swinging in my mind when I go back to the studio. Something I’m working on now might the concretization of an idea I had five years ago, consciously or otherwise.

I believe that everything is triggered by connections. I find them so fascinating that I’m always thinking about them, in every subject that I paint: abstraction, nature or human figure (in my almost abstract way). When I’m working at one of my Kisses paintings, I’m trying to capture the connection between two souls.

Artist bio

Italian artist Federica Aiello Pini is best known for her delicate and colorful paintings, where strong and fragile lines meet, dancing together in an elegant, evocative atmosphere. 

Federica lives and works in Panama. She studied art at Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna and Illustration in Florence. She was featured in the Saatchi Gallery Top 10 in 2007 and won the Italian national contest Artefatta in 2008.

Over the course of her career, the artist has explored and developed her research through live performances, which led her to be invited as visitor professor to the ESAD (Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático) in 2013.

She exhibits in Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Panama and Colombia. 

Simultaneously Federica collaborates with interior designers and illustrates books, magazines, packaging and textile design. 



Art Couture, Ariana Lima Atelier, Panama City, Panama 2017

Boom, Jeronimo Gallery, Panama City, Panama, 2016

Aiellopini, PSdesign, Panama City, Panama, 2016

Arquetipas, Jeronimo Gallery, Panama City, Panama, 2015

Falling in love, Home Gallery 1 Stile, Mantua, Italy, 2014

And then all life comes crowding into one single hour, Amstel 41 Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland, 2013.

L'unico legame fra silenzio e parola, Sala delle Colonne, Ponti sul Mincio, Mantua, Italy, 2012

Ri-tratti, Palazzo del Mago, Mantua, Italy, 2011

Digressione, Castello degli Agolanti, Riccione, Italy, 2008

Nel vuoto, Atelier777 Contemporary Art, Pescara, Italy, 2008

Uscire dal vuoto, UGC Cité Parco Leonardo, Roma, Italy, 2006





WBAI, Chesterfield Gallery, Manhattan, New York City


IX Biennale d'arte Giovani, MAM, Mantua, Italy

Retrospectiva, Jeronimo Gallery, Panama City, Panama

GAM, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua, Italy


Pop-UP Art Show Macrofest, Panama City, Panama


Recortar Palavras,  Galeria Almedina, Coimbra, Portugal

Polirone luogo di pace, Polirone, San Benedetto Po, Mantua, Italy

Expo Diaspora, Galerie B, Bocholt, Germany

Mantegna Cercasi, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua, Italy

Xarirabam, Museu Municipal, Coimbra, Portugal


Book in the box, Archivio di Stato, Mantua, Italy

Mantegna Cercasi - Orientalmente, Centro storico, Mantua, Italy


I Giovani del Premio Ricoh, Spazio Idroart, Milano, Italy

Tracce d’arte, Palazzo della Ragione, Mantua, Italy

Premio Ricoh, Idroscalo, Milan, Italy


Premio Ricoh, Spazio Oberdan, Milan, Italy

Arte a Mantova 2000-2010, Casa del Mantegna, Mantua, Italy


Tra le illustrazioni, Premio Cinema e Narrativa dedicato a Sandra Braibanti, Castello dell'Imperatore, Prato, Italy


Alchimia, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, San Benedetto Po, Mantua, Italy


Il mio letto è una nave, ENSAD, Paris, France

Il visibile e l’invisibile, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, San Benedetto Po, Mantua, Italy

Premio Samp, Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologne, Italy


Whipart, Parco Lambro, Milan, Italy


Matrix, Warner Village, Florence, Italy

Performance of live painting by Federica Aiello Pini and live music by Emiliano Paterlini, opening Aiello Pini's solo exhibition "Falling in love" at 1 Stile Home Gallery in Mantua, Italy (2014) www.aiellopini.com



Italian National Art Contest, First Prize, 2008

Premio Ricoh

Italian National Art Contest, Finalist, 2011

Premio Ricoh 

Italian National Art Contest, Finalist, 2012

Mantegna Cercasi 

Italian National Art Contest, Finalist artist, 2013

Mantegna Cercasi 

Italian National Art Contest, Finalist artist, 2014

Co.Co.Co Como Contemporary Contest 

Italian National Art Contest, Special Mention, 2009

Concorso Gino Perrone, XIII Edizione 

Italian National Illustration Contest, Finalist, 2008


Aves France

Bau Institute of New York

Castellaro Buskers Festival


Teatro all’Improvviso


Schio Hotel



A bassa voce

Ferrara Edizioni


Edison Square Magazine

La voce


Bonini Fiori

Segni D’Infanzia


Radio Pico

Chiado Editora

Il Rio Edizioni



Recortar Palavras

WBAI Radio New York City


Artist Federica Aiello Pini



Apartment Therapy

Saatchi Gallery Top 10

Mister Dress-Up

La nuova cronaca

Giphy - Artists section

La Voce Magazine


Nothing is ordinary


Violet Roots


Megportrait Review


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