MARINELLA SENATORE (Italy, 1977)

Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Italy and abroad, including:

Bienal of Sao Paulo; Manifesta 12; Centre Pompidou; Kunsthaus Zurich; MAXXI Museum; Castello di Rivoli; Palais de Tokyo; Schirn Kunsthalle; Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago; High Line, NY; Kunsthalle Sankt Gallen; Faena Art Forum; Bozar, BXL; Queens Museum; Petach Tikva Museum; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation; Serpentine Gallery; CCA Tel Aviv; Madre Museum; Musée d’art Contemporain de Montréal; ICA, Richmond; BAK Utrecht; Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo; Palazzo Grassi; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen; Moderna Museet; UABB Bi Shenzhen; Biennale de Lyon; Thessaloniki Biennale; Liverpool Biennale; Momentum Biennale; Athens Biennale; Havana Biennale; Göteborg Biennial; Bienal de Cuenca; 54th Venice Biennale «ILLUMinations».

Senatore is the winner of the 4th and 7th editions of Italian Council Award; Acacia Prize; Cantica21 International Italian Art; Cinello Unlimited Award, Art Grant, Dresden; MAXXI Prize; Castello di Rivoli, Fellowship; The American Academy in Rome Fellowship; The New York Prize; Dena Foundation Fellowship among others.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2023
Marinella Senatore. We Rise by Lifting Others, Museum der Moderne, Salzburg
Marinella Senatore. We Rise by Lifting Others, Museum VILLA STUCK, Munich
We Rise by Lifting Others, Galleria Cracco, Milan (commission)
Italian Cultural Institute, Abu Dhabi

2022
Bodies in Alliance. Festival. Carte blanche to Marinella Senatore, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Marinella Senatore. Remember the first time you saw your name, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover
Marinella Senatore: Art meets city, Baden Baden (Germany)
Marinella Senatore. Afterglow, Mazzoleni, London
Marinella Senatore, Embassy of Italian, Bucarest (Special Project)
Something about you, Blitz, Malta

2021
Make it Shine, Mazzoleni Turin
Invito 2021, Museo del Novecento, Milan
The School of Narrative Dance, Amsterdam, Taak, Amsterdam
Marinella Senatore | A salir a le stelle | To Climb to the Stars, Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia

2020
We Rise by Lifting Others, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence
Un corpo unico/Un cuerpo único, IIC Madrid, Madrid
I’m going to make everything beautiful around me, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon

2019
The School of Narrative Dance, Johannesburg, The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg, South Africa
The School of Narrative Dance, Magazzino Italian Art, NY
Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London
The School of Narrative Dance, Napoli, Palazzo Sessa, Naples
A Performance Affair – re:production, Vanderborght Building, Brussels
Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration – Public opinion descends upon the demonstrators, Nctm Studio Legale, Milan
Post-Water, Museo Nazionale della Montagna CAI, Turin,
Bodies in Alliance / Politics of the Street, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

2018
ZIGZAGZEGZUG, a solo show by Gruppo operaio E’ Zezi and Marinella Senatore, Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica, Italy
The School of Narrative Dance, The National Theater Mannheim and Kunsthalle Mannheim
London Procession, curated by Hayward Gallery, Art Night, London
WE the KIDS public project, in collaboration with OVS and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Protest forms: memory and celebration (featuring Giacomo Leopardi), Villa Medici, Rome

2017
Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration Part I, Teatro Garibaldi, Modica
Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration sonic version, BAK Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht
York Symphony, York Museum, York, UK
Zurich Parade, Kunsthaus Zurich
The School of Narrative Dance Paris, as part of MOVE, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Procession, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon
Piazza Universale/Social Stages, Queens Museum, New York
Art Date: Do You Need More Proof That We Are United?, The Blank, Bergamo, Italy

2016
The School of Narrative Dance, Miami Procession, Faena Forum, Miami
Modica Street Musical, Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica, Italy
Le Jardin essentiel, Brussels
MétallOpérette, Les Laboratoires d‘Aubervilliers, Paris
Marinella Senatore: The School of Narrative Dance and other surprising things, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK

2015
Scenografia Cut Out, Peres Projects, Berlin

2014       
Facing Circles. The Word Community feels good,
MOT International, London
Estman Radio, INSITU, Berlin
Public Secrets, Kunst Halle St. Gallen, Switzerland

2013
Marinella Senatore. Building Communities, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Turin – travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara, California
Gotham Prize, Italian Institute of Culture, NY

2012
Rosas, Viafarini DOCVA Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
Rosas, Part one – Part two, Peres Projects, Berlin
Rosas: The Attic, QUAD, Derby, UK
Abierto por obras, Matadero Centro de Creación Contemporánea, Madrid
Perfect Lives, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2011
Roommates, Macro Museum, Rome
8. Furla Prize “Pleure Qui Peut, Rit Qui Veu”, Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna

2007
Manuale per i viaggiatori, Madre Museum, Naples
Marinella Senatore, Museo Fundación Antonio Pérez, Cuenca, ES

2006
All the things I need, Adriano Olivetti Foundation, Rome

2003
Marinella Senatore, T293, Naples

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2024
ITALIA 70 – I NUOVI MOSTRI, Milan (commission)
Lichtparcours, Braunschweig (Germany)
Ensemble, Pré Catelan, Casa Italia, Paris
UCCA, China

2023
Chronic desire – Sete cronică, Corneliu Mikloși Public Transport Museum, Timisoara (Romania) (commission)
Tungsteno. Memorie e falsi ricordi dall’Archivio Video di Careof, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan
Experience, Domaine Pommery, Reims (commission)
KAPPA FUTUR FESTIVAL, Turin (commission)
FORMAT Festival, Betonville, Arkansas (USA) (commission)
Winter Festival, Hayward Gallery / Southbank Center (commission)
NOOR, Riyadh (commission)
Collezione MAXXI. Fuori tutto, MAXXI, Rome

2022
Aria di Capri, Festival del Paesaggio, Anacapri 2022, Capri (Italy)
BAG – Bocconi Art Gallery, Università Bocconi, Milan
Format Festival, Bentoville, Arkansas (USA)
Colomboscope. Language is migrant, Colombo
Rosa Alchemico, Villa Olmo, Como (Italy)
MANIFEST yourself!, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
Il video rende felici. Videoarte in Italia, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome

2021
Di tutti i colori, Galleria Continua, Rome
LUCREZIA. Omaggio per un’antieroina, Palazzo Fontanelli Sacrati, Reggio Emilia
Cantinca 21, Pearl Art Museum, Shanghai
Statements, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo
34th Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo
Flying on the raven’s wing, Horst, Vilvoorde
PANORAMA – an island wide exhibition, ITALICS, Procida
Sonsbeek 20-24, Sonsbeek
Italian Twist, Fondazione Imago Mundi, Treviso
The Way Out – Steirischer Herbst ’21, Graz
Never cross the same river twice, Space 52, Athens
Park Platz, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin
Back to Nature 2021, Parco dei Daini, Villa Borghese, Rome
Claire Fontaine, Pasquarosa, Marinella Senatore, Museo Diego Aragona Pignatelli Cortes, Naples Breaking the Monument (Images of Resistance), CGAC, Santiago de Compostela
I Say I, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome
Dante nell’arte contemporanea italiana, ex teatro Piermarini, Foligno

2020
Bangkok Biennial, Bangkok
Protext!, Pecci Museum, Prato
Europe’s Kitchen, Artists’ Perspectives on Europe, Ljubljana
Claire Fontaine, Pasquarosa, Marinella Senatore, La Fondazione, Rome Biennale Gherdëina, Sudtirol
The School of Narrative Dance, La Commun, Genève

2019
Bodies–Cities Collections and Excursions, Museum der Moderne Salzburg
EMERGE, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal
Non-Places and the Spaces in Between, Italian Institute of Culture, NY
The Quest of Happiness, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä
Hotel Europa: Their Past, Your Present, Our Future, Open Space of Experimental Art, Tbilisi
L’ultimo Espaliú, Real Academia de España en Roma
Art Club 27 #VillaMedicimylove, French Academy in Rome
The Social Ecosphere: Ecologies of Work and Migration, Oulu Museum and Valve Cultural Center
Wall-Eyes. Looking at Italy and Africa, Italian Institute of Culture of South Africa as part of Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg
Guerrilla of Enlightenment, < rotor > Association for Contemporary Art, Graz
ACT, Q18, Cologne
Cabinet Pique-Nique, Villa Cameline, Nice

2018
THE STREET. Where the world is made, MAXXI, Rome
Conversation Piece | Part V, Fondazione Memmo, Rome
The Missing Image: Video, photography, performance, La Rada, Locarno
Manifesta 12 Palermo, Palermo
Ver as vozes dos artistas | Seeing artists voices, Metro Porto
First Person. Plural Empathy, Intimacy, Irony and Anger. Proposition #5: First Person Plural, INSAS, Brussels
Declaration, ICA, Richmond, Virginia
Agora,  Highline, NY
Power to people political art now, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt
In Addition, MOSTYN, Llandudno

2017
Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen
Action!, Kunsthaus Zurich
Proposition #1: What we mean, BAK Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht
Extra-Citizen, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
Copenhagen Symphony, Code Art Fair, Copenaghen
I Plan to Stay a Believer, Andrew Kreps, NY
Good luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora
Notes on Italia Videoarte, Palazzo Valmarana, Vicenza
Due South 2017, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington
Habit-co-habit, Pune Biennial
Writing about music, dancing, about architecture, Waterside Contemporary, London

2016
Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
Hotel des Arts, Toulon
The Big Other, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin
Long Night of Ideas: Unlearning the Given, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

2015
13e Biennale de Lyon “La Vie Moderne”, Lyon
5th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art Between “Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will”, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Good Luck with your Natural, Combined, Attractive and Truthful Attempts in Two Exhibitions, Crac Alsace, Altkirch
Do D!sturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris
The School of Narrative Dance, New York Procession, High Line, NY
The School of Narrative Dance: Die Große Parade, Festival of Regions, Ebensee
Community Symphony, Stockholm
Re:Verb | At:Sain, Llandudno
The School of Narrative Dance, Venice, within the framework of “The Night Art Made the Future Visible” Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum, Venice

2014
Open Museum, Open City, “Narrazioni”, MAXXI Museum, Rome
The Yellow Side of Sociality. Italian Artists in Europe, Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles
Leisure, Discipline and Punishment as Part of Liverpool Biennial, Fact (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool
Glitch, Pac, Milan
Making Room (Spaces of Anticipation), Ar/Ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano
Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo) Man, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin
MAXXI Prize 2014, MAXXI Museum, Rome
Set in Motion, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv
Performative Resistance, as part of “Arena”, Coca-Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun
12ª Bienal de Cuenca “Ir para Volver / Leaving to Return”, Cuenca, Ecuador
The School of Narrative Dance, Roma, MAXXI Museum, Rome
The Third Paradise of M. Pistoletto (performance orchestrated by Marinella Senatore), Bozar, Brussels

2013
4th Athens Biennial “Agora”, National Bank of Greece Building and Camp Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens
7th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art “Leisure, Discipline and Punishment as Part of: Play! Recapturing the Radical Imagination”, Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg
6th Biennial of the Moving Image “Contour 2013”, Mechelen
7th Shiryaevo Biennial “Screen Between Europe and Asia”, Victoria Gallery, Samara
Open Form, Art-Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens
The 338 Hour Cineclub, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin
4th Maretti Prize, Pan, Naples
Benzine, La Triennale, Milan
How to Tell a Story, Depo, Istanbul
The School of Narrative Dance: Little Chaos, Teatro Lirico and Teatro Massimo, Cagliari
A Theatre Cycle: Common Archive School, Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome

2012
Offen Auf Aeg, Nürnberg, Nürnberg
Where is the here if the here is in there?, Pallas Projects-Studios, Dublin
3rd Moscow International Biennial for Young Art “Under a Tinsel Sun”, Moscow
La Ciudad como Conflicto, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
11th Havana Biennial “Art Practices and Social Imaginaries”, Wifredo Lam Center, Cuba
Visible Award, Serpentine Gallery, London
Rosas: Berlin Parade (public performance), Berlin

2011
Dublin Contemporary, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin
The Power to Host, Iscp – International Studio and Curatorial Program, NY
Sotto quale cielo?, Riso Museum, Palermo
54th Biennial of Venice International Art Exhibition “ILLUMInations”, Venice

2010
Sonrisas y Lágrimas, Museo Naval De Ferrol, Museo Naval De Ferrol, A Coruña
Videoreport Italia, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea Monfalcone
SI Sindrome Italiana, Le Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble
Persona in Meno, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin
Neither From, Nor Towards…, Art Pavillion, Zagreb

2009
The Italian Sight, Tea Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife
Emerging Talents, Cccs, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

2008
Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition and Revolution 1968-2008, Palazzo Grassi, Venice – travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
The Rocky Mountain People Show, Galleria Civica, Trento

2007
Carte Blanche, a project by C. Alemani, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, NY
Art Radio Live, a project by Moma Ps1 New York and Pan Naples, as Part of 52 Biennial of Venice
Guestroom, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam

2006
Vesuvius, 798 Space, Beijing, travelled to Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Neverending Cinema, Galleria Civica, Trento

2005
Thin Line, Viafarini, Milan
2nd International Video-Art Biennial in Israel “Video Zone 2”, CCA – The Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
The Aesthetics of Resistance, FAR, Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como

2004
Fuoriuso ’0 “Storytelling”, Ferrotel, Pescara

2003
Collaudi, Villa Delle Rose, Bologna

VIDEO SCREENINGS

2021
Museo Madre, Naples

2020
Magazzino Italian Art, New York

2018
Sala Cinema del Museo del 900, Florence
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien

2017
Deposito, Artissima, Turin
Code Art Fair, Copenhagen
Centre Pompidou, Paris
Whitechapel, London
MAXXI, Rome
National Gallery of Art, Vilnius
Cantiere Toscana, Livorno

2016
ICA, London

2015
Museion Museum, Bolzano
Palazzo Fabroni, Pistoia
ING, Rome
Castel Sant’Elmo, Naples
Museo Madre, Naples
Museo del Novecento Milan
Museo Macro, Rome
Gamec, Bergamo
Cesac, Milan
Mart, Rovereto
Villa delle Rose, Bologna
Llandudno Arts Weekend #3, Wales

2014
Ma*Ga Museum, Gallarate
Beursschouwbug, Brussels
Man Museum, Nuoro
Pac, Milan
Museo MAXXI, Rome
Castello di Rivoli, Turin
Songeun Artspace, Seoul

2013
Whitechapel, London
Italian Cultural Institute, Istanbul
Gamec, Bergamo
Para Site, Hong Kong
Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
Ballroom Marfa, Texas
City Gallery, Wellington
Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires
Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Belgrade Cultural Centre, Belgrade
Cinémathèque De Tanger, Tangier
New Media Center, Haifa
Nbk-Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin
Ccaa – Center for Contemporary Art Afghanistan, Kabul Centre for Art and Film, Sandnes
Quad, Derby
Primo Piano, Paris
Matadero, Madrid

2012
Künsthaus Graz, Graz
Victoria Theatre, San Francisco

2011
98 Weeks Project, Beirut
Milano Film Festival

2010
White Box, New York
CCA – Center for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv
La Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille
Internationale Kurz-Filmtage, Oberhausen
HKW – Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

2009
Espace Consultation Documentaire, Paris
La Casa Encendida, Madrid

2008
Italian Cultural Institute, New York
Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
Italian Cultural Institute, Belgrade

2004
Künsthalle Basel

2003
20. Kasseler Dokumentarfilm Und Videofest, Kassel

2001
58th Biennial of Venice International Film Festival
58° Biennale Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2022
Palais de Tokyo, Paris

2017
International Art Grant, Dresden

2016
Les Laboratoires d‘Aubervilliers, Paris

2015
Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris Spike Island, Bristol

2014
Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris

2012
American Academy, Rome
Viafarini DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan

2011
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

2010
ISCP, Brooklyn, New York

2009
ArtOmi, Ghent, New York

2005
FAR-Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como

AWARDS

2023
Lio Art Prize

2022
Premio Olivero

2021
Premio Acacia
Cinello Unlimited Award

2020
Italian Council 7th Edition
Cantica21, Italian Contemporary Art

2018
Italian Council 4th Edition

2017
Evelyn Award, York Museum
The Foundation of Arts and Music for Dresden

2015
4th Moroso Concept for Contemporary Art (finalist)
46th International Contemporary Art Prize (PIAC) – Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (nominee)
Mario Merz Prize (nominee)

2014
MAXXI Prize
AMACI – Association of Italian Museums of Contemporary Art

2013
Castello di Rivoli Fellowship for young artist
4th Maretti Prize (finalist)

2012
Affiliated Fellowship, American Academy, Rome
Gotham Prize, Italian Cultural Institute, New York
Visible Award (finalist)

2011
23rd Marisa Bellisario Prize
Furla Prize 08 (finalist)

2010
Terna Prize 03
New York Prize, The Italian Academy at Columbia University

2009
Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art Fellowship

LECTURES

Accademia di BB.AA., Florence; Goldsmiths, London; NYU, Berlin; ICA-Institute of Contemporary Arts, London; Foundation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris; Accademia delle Belle Arti di Napoli, Naples; Universidad Complutense, Madrid; University of Granada; University of Turin; Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha; NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan and Rome; Università Cattolica, Milan; IUAV, Venice; Hochschule für Gestaltung, Frankfurt; Guggenheim, New York; The Alternative Art School of Nato Thompson.

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