LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
Marilena Ramadori, aka Zizza, was born in 1965 in Montegiorgio (FM). After completing her scientific studies, she graduated in Architecture at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" and subsequently attended the specialization course in "History of Architectural Design". In 2003 she obtained a European master's degree in "History of Architecture" at the "Roma Tre" University and completed the studies with an internship at the Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e per il Paesaggio in Rome. She collaborated with the publishing house Orienta Edizioni as scientific consultant and commercial curator for the “Costruire” series and for the creation of the volumes “Il Cemento: Manuale del dettaglio architettonico” and “Forma: metodo pratico per la progettazione architettonica”. In 2011 she published as author the volume called "Manuale dei Solai". In 2014 she approaches painting and at the same time also experiments with sculpture. In 2017 and 2018 she attended the painting courses held by Prof. Fabrizio dell’Arno at the RUFA (Rome University of Fine Art), which were crucial for continuing her artistic career with greater awareness and knowledge. She participated in various national and international exhibitions of painting and sculpture, obtaining various prizes and awards. Lives and works in Velletri.
In her works, the traits of her education emerge, in fact the center of her research is architecture. Buildings have always accompanied humanity and investigating their expressive language becomes a need that the artist does not want to give up on. Her attention initially focused on important buildings, which have made the history of architecture, and then moved on to observe the city of Rome. Here the artist finds great inspiration in the architectures of the Palazzine (apartment buildings) that have made an incisive contribution to the urban plan of Rome, transforming it into a modern city. Architecture continues to inspire her art with a new project aimed at researching Italian concrete architecture built at the turn of the 50s and 70s, highlighting its great expressive power capable of giving an unprecedented and original image to our country. Her art is a reflection on the human dynamics expressed through the dialectic of architectural forms.
During the pandemic, the balcony has become very often the place where people can socialize and evade the loneliness of the quarantine. This is where the artists’ research began, from the importance of the role of inclusiveness that the balcony plays in our new daily routines, focusing on a bottom-up perspective that brings us to look up at the sky and contemplate its immensity.
WHO I AM
Urban traveler, I made architectural iconography the center of my interest
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