Originally from Salento (born in Casarano in 1973 and brought up in Bitetto, the "City of the Termite Olive"), Cinzia is a painter, a performer of the "pizzica" traditional dance and a researcherof her origins, which are rooted in a dark and primordial relationship with life and with the mostmysterious forces of human nature. She constantly sways between the desire to live different realities and the urgency to returnto her roots, to the grandparents' old house, in which, among vineyards and olive groves, she usedto ran barefoot in the red soil and on the wild cliff of the ionic coast, with the sea that the windwould move to the rhythm of a sweet melancholy. She lives in many different cities and travels to different continents immersing herself in the reality of the places she visits, with a view that is always projected towards the new on one end, and the constant and necessary return to her roots and her land on the other. Her artistic career was born from the figurative, with the use of oil painting and watercolors techniques, which then progressively leads her to the acrylics and the to the use of sand, stones, plaster, glue, paper, recycled materials and objects that were firstly used in theirordinary use and then given a symbolically new and permanent life, and finally resin and pigments. Her art is representative, sometimes of this elsewhere, with a provocative but indulgent vision of the future, sometimes of strong and indissoluble ties with distant worlds in time and space. She participate in many exhibitions in New York, London, Barcelona, Venice, Florence, Rome and she won some international awards.