Originally from the New York metro area, Gina DeCagna is a London-based cultural producer, creating interdisciplinary installations inspired by language and literature, semiotics, and philosophy to engage with time, space, and consciousness. Through research-driven methodologies and cultural investigations, she creates and curates cross-genre writing, intertextual media, and interdisciplinary publications or exhibitions in and beyond gallery spaces.
She is pursuing her MFA at Goldsmiths, University of London and is a 2019 Venice Biennale Fellow under the British Council, serving as a representative of both Goldsmiths and the UK. DeCagna has shown in solo and group exhibitions in London, New York, and Philadelphia. She holds an Honors BA in English, Creative Writing and Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, where she had founded, edited, and directed a publication and community of over four hundred collaborating artists and writers known as Symbiosis (2012–2016), based at the Kelly Writers House. From 2017 to 2018, she served as the inaugural Van Doren Engagement Fellow of Penn’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing (CPCW) as well as on the steering committee of the Philadelphia Avant-Garde Studies Consortium (PASC).