Born in 1978, Manuela Ferrè begins to study art from the age of fourteen, in  Italy, at the  Istituto d'Arte Duccio of Boninsegna in Siena.                                                                                                              
She then enrolled at the Accademia delle Belle Arti in Carrara, city ​​famous for its marble quarries.
In 2001, she studied engraving at the Ecole Superieure des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.

 

Since 2006 she has undertaken work on the ”Holders” series, self-portraits masks, encrusting in the interior of the resin, memories of her childhood. As fossils, these images - photos, flowers, drawings, letters - are based in this area with a project: "Mnemonica."

In parallel, the artist produces an introspective work,  an intimate show, where sculptures, engravings and lithographs mingle together. The lithography in particular, has been chosen to implement a series of drawings which complement the sculptures dedicated to the stoning ritual.

Very sensitive to this theme – she started to approach this subject in 2001, with her sculpture Saphya , name of a young Nigerian woman sentenced to be stoned and finally pardoned of her criminal conviction following protests and International condemnation.
 

Always looking for a link between the subjects and media used, she has chosen to address the lithography stoning in order to confer a ritual dimension to the creation in this case, using the stone as a mean to divulgate the voices of the victims, while it serves as a weapon to torture and kill.
 

She has already participated in numerous exhibitions since 1996, in Italy, France, Belgium and Japan.
 

In 2005 she received the Prix Georges Coulon awarded by the Fine Arts Institute of France in Paris.