GIUDITTA, Visual Artist & Residency Director

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Villa R is an amazing residency for artists, one of the first international point of reference for contemporary art in the city of Messina, Sicily.

It was designed in 1990 by the two owners, Iolanda Vacalebre and Nicola Rustica, whom have over the years used the villa for artistic and musical productions, poetry, performance etc.

Since April 2013, Iolanda and Nicola decided to open most of the spaces of the villa for intercultural and interdisciplinary exchange with professionals (both foreign and Italian). These activities aim especially to the creation of new projects and artworks in a stimulating environment, in contact with other artists and with nature.

This is an exclusive opportunity to develop new ideas in a wide, beautiful and meditative location, far from the distracting vibes of the big city. The residence has wide space for artistic production of any size and media. 

Villa R offers a great view on the sea, valley and Eolie Islands. Artists have the possibility to work both in an atelier of 80 square meters, with big windows, or outside with a space of about 2000 square meters, directly in contact with the earth, without limits of dimentions and media of work.

There is space to accommodate all artists in comfortable and spacious rooms (single or double). There is a distance of about 4km from the villa to a very popular seaside. The villa is on accessible distance from popular touristic destinations such as Milazzo, Taormina, Etna volcano and direct transports to Eolie Islands.



✓ Clothes washer
✓ No pets allowed
✓ No smoking allowed




I have been exploring the meaning of human identity through pencils (graphite) and mixed media on paper since completing my Fine Art Master in Italy in 2008.
My drawings are magnetic representations of characters of indecipherable age, they are powerful figures with a strong psychological charge that is restless and seduces the viewer. Images that "look" rather than be looked at. Several times I observed how the international audience was moved, impressed and fascinated by these representations.