Marinella Senatore

1977 · Italy

Artist biography

Marinella Senatore is an established mid-career contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in Italy, like other celebrated artists such as Milan Borc, Thomas Raimondi, Elisabetta Di Maggio, Marcello Maloberti, and Stanislao Di Giugno. Marinella Senatore was born in 1977.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Marinella Senatore is represented by several galleries around the world, including countries such as Italy, Portugal, and Germany. Some of those galleries are Laveronica arte contemporanea in Modica, Galeria Pedro Cera in Lisbon, as well as Peres Projects in Berlin. Marinella Senatore most recent exhibition recorded on Artland was at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London (01 October 2019 until 08 November 2019) with the exhibition FEMINISM IN ITALIAN CONTEMPORARY ART. Marinella Senatore's other most recent exhibitions listed on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galeria Pedro Cera in Portugal (10 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) with the name I Am Going To Make Everything Beautiful Around Me and SMAC | Cape Town in South Africa (28 November 2018 - 18 January 2019) with the name Wish You Were Here.

Marinella Senatore in private collections

On Artland Marinella Senatore's art can be found in the collection of Fabio Frasca, who for instance also has works by other artists including Shahnaz Aghayeva, Marie Kølbæk Iversen, and Liam Fallon.

Historical Context of Italy

Italy has been vastly rich in cultural power since the time of the Romans, this classical period has exerted a fascinating influence on the cultural development and identity of the country. Italy also embodies the realm of the Renaissance, called 'Rinascita' in Italian, meaning 'rebirth'. The Renaissance has been considered, from the early 1400s, as the first major blossoming of cultural sophistication in art, architecture, music, poetry, philosophy and politics since the Middle Ages. In the modern and contemporary period, Italy was tormented by the fascism of Mussolini but has nonetheless endured as a vital focal point for artistic expression, initiating movements such as Futurism, Arte Povera and the Minimalism related to the Zero Movement, as well as the expressive painting of the Transavanguardia. Critically acclaimed Italian artists of the twentieth and twenty first centuries include Giorgio Di Chirico, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio Morandi, Alberto Giacometti, Lucio Fontana, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Francesco Clemente and Mimmo Paladino.

Further Biographical Context for Marinella Senatore

Born in 1977, Marinella Senatore was primarily influenced by the 1990s. Art in the 1990s was defined at the start of the decade by a group of artists in the United Kingdom that came to be known as the YBAs, or Young British Artists. They were a diverse group of practitioners, affiliated loosely by their age, nationality, and their association with Goldsmiths and the Royal College of Art in London, alongside being favoured by super collector of the time Charles Saatchi. The most successful artist of the group is Damien Hirst, who was also an early organiser of group activities. Other members included Chris Ofili, Tracey Emin, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Sarah Lucas and Sam Taylor-Wood. Much of their work became famous for shock tactics and the sensationalism of both material and message. They also became known for their use of throwaway materials, wild-living, and an attitude that was simultaneously counter-culture rebellion but also entrepreneurial. They gained a large amount of media coverage and dominated British art during the decade. Their international shows in the mid-1990s included the now legendary ‘Sensation'. Conceptual photography led by German ideas and artists came to prominence. Artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans gained international recognition, and inspired other artists such as the Canadian Jeff Wall, who experimented with the kind of cinematic expansiveness associated with the German artists’ work. Painters like Albert Oehlen and Martin Kippenberger exercised a notable influence on less established artists.

Marinella Senatore

  • Artworks in Collections 1
  • Exhibitions 3

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