Ambra Pittoni is a performance artist and researcher whose work focuses on the articulation of collective critical thinking practices taking place within the realm of the arts. The therm “thinking” is understood as a metabolic process of transformation enacted through a multiplicity of corporeal and sensitive intelligences. Collective practice of critical thinking always emerge in and from the body, understood as a territory of affectivity and as a vehicle of unexplored epistemological potentialities. To that extent she uses choreography, somatic practices, installation, sound and writing to explore and produce fictional bodies, epistemological circumstances, collective bodily practices.
Together with Paul-Flavien Enriquez-Sarano and Lucrezia Calabrò Visconti she found The School of the End of Time, a nomadic institution that in 2018 curated the Educational Program of the 6th Moscow Biennale for Young Art. In 2018 she joined the board of the Workspace Ricerca X. She graduated at the University Paris 8 with a thesis on The end of art and since 2021 she a PhD candidate at the Linz University of the Arts with the project The promise of the abyss. Body practices and new spaces of knowledge, where she is also a Fellow of the VALIEEXPORT center. Among others she performed and exhibited her works at Fondazione Baruchello (Rome), Crédac (Ivry sur Seine), De Appel (Amsterdam), OGR (Turin), Maga Museum of art (Milan), CCA Zamek Ujazdowski (Warsaw), Ashkal Alwan (Beyrut), Roberta (Frankfurt), Sophiensaele (Berlin), CLOG (Turin), Pergine Spettacolo Aperto (Trento), PAV (Turin).
She has been visiting professor at NABA (Milan) and ENSAPC (Cergy) and she collaborated with different independent institutions, art centers and artist-run projects (everybodystoolbox, Mastronauta, CARS, Performing Knowledge).