LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
Marina Gasparini was born in Gabicce Mare (Pesaro and Urbino, Italy). Graduated at the Academy of Fine Art in Ravenna, she lives and works in Bologna. The use of writing and visual emblems coupled with the application of textile are elements with which she has a privileged and constant relationship, although this is subject to continuous reformulation. Her work is mainly based on site-specific installations, often starting from the reformulation of iconographies from different eras and cultures in dialogue with the architectural space. She has participated in artist residency programmes in Rajasthan, Japan, the United States, and Finland. She has been teaching Graphic Design at the Academy of Fine Arts of Venice and Bologna . She has also held workshops on the theme of cartography in art at the University of Salamanca; at the Universitade de Lisboa; at Mimar Sinan Universitesi in Istanbul and at PXL Mad University in Hasselt, Belgium; the Oulun Taidemuseo, Oulu, Finland; the Civic Art Center in Galesburg, Illinois; the Rinovation Pro Art Center in Shinano-Omachi, Japan; the Merano Children's Book Archive, and in Festival letteratura Mantova.
She has exhibited in galleries and museums in solo shows: 2021: Transiti (five Installation in the landscape of Quattro Castella, Reggio Emilia, (Italy)t: 2019: The dodder in duo with Serena Piccinini, Bagni di Mario, Bologna Art City 019; 2018: Chora Park Fondazione Collegio San Carlo, Modena; 2016: The Fox and the Jewels, RinoProject Art- space, Shinano-Omachi, Japan; 2014: Il denaro è un bene comune, Musei Civici , Modena; 2013: Open Studio Residency Midwest Studios Art Civic Center, Galesburg, Illinois; 2012: Open Residency Kulttuurikauppila Art Center presso Ii, Finlandia; 2011: Elegia, Galleria Maria Cilena, Milano; 2011: Spaesaggio Galleria D406 Modena; 2009: Walking words Galleria Corraini, Mantova; 2005: La muta, Galleria Vanna Casati, Bergamo.
She has also participated in group exhibitions and international exhibitions of textile-art. B-Archive Biennale del Disegno di Rimini, Rimini Museo della Città, 2019; Oggetto libro, Biblioteca Braidense La Cavallerizza, e Triennale di Milano, 2017; Teatro dei Prodigi, with Silvia Urbini e Serena Piccinini, Museo di Palazzo Poggi, Bologna 2016; Triennale Design Museum, W Women in Italian Design, Triennale di Milano, 2016; Proifili del Mondo, FAR Fabbrica delle Arti di Rimini, 2016; 15th International Triennial of Tapestry, Central Museum of Textiles in Łódź, Poland, 2016; Hestia 5 artiste e una divinità, Associazione Culturale Abc curator Maura Pozzati, Bologna 2015; Non di solo pane, Spazio Oberdan, curated by Susanna Vallebona, Milano, 2013; Contextile, Trienal de Arte Têxtil Contemporânea, Casa da Memória, Guimarães, Portugal, 2012. Siamo tutti greci, Museo Benaki, Atene, 2012. Miniartextil, Salon de l’Hotel de la Ville, Montrouge (Paris) 2008: Filare il tempo, curated by Luciano Caramel, S.Francesco Church, Como, 2007.
WHO I AM
My works are installations where iconographies from different eras and cultures recast the space
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