Simona Uberto
biography

Simona Uberto was born in Savona on 12 July 1965. She graduated in painting in October 1990 from the Brera Academy in Milan where, since 2012, she has been professor of painting. Since 1989 she has exhibited in group shows where she has presented sculptures, installations, and works made with the use of photography.

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biography

Simona Uberto was born in Savona on 12 July 1965. She graduated in painting in October 1990 from the Brera Academy in Milan where, since 2012, she has been professor of painting. Since 1989 she has exhibited in group shows where she has presented sculptures, installations, and works made with the use of photography.

Immediately after university, Simona Ubrto began to collaborate with many Italian galleries. Her artistic research is characterized by a border survey, understood as personal, social and territorial. A continually changing relationship between inside and out, which defines different spaces, new imaginations to explore.

In 1991 she began to take part in art competitions, starting with “Clio Genius ‘91” where she was selected and awarded a prize at the Spazio Arte Renault, Rome. In the same year she conceived and realised in Final Borgo an external scenography with decorative panels for the occasion of the procession in honour of the Marchesi del Carretto.

In 1995 she began to plan works for public spaces and she installed a permanent one in the gardens of the former Paolo Pini psychiatric hospital in Milan, during the “Giardino aperto” exhibition curated by C. Palvarini.

In 1997 Simona Uberto, an artist receptive to various experiences, planned and realised an artist’s table, which was presented at the Cologne design fair by the Cidue firm.

In 1998, on the invitation of the Spotorno city council, she installed another permanent public sculpture in Taastrup square. In the same year she was selected for the “Arti visivi 2” national competition, and exhibited at Palazzo Ducale, Genoa. In 1999 she was selected to show at the “Torino incontra l’arte 1999” national competition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Turin.

In 2002 she was one of those who took part in the prestigious “Accademia San Luca” prize competition, for which she made an installation for the Rampa del Borromini at the San Luca national academy.

In 2004, invited by Giorgio Bonomo, she exhibited some sculptures in the show “All’ombra del Bramante” in the park in Todi. Bonomo invited her to take part in the XXIV sculpture biennale in the town of Gubbio, also curated by Bonomo.

In 2006 she was chosen by the Artefiera board to exhibit an installation at Art First, in the medieval museum of Bologna. Two years later she exhibited at the “900” show, curated by G. Beringheli and R. Zelatore, in the important Fortezza del Priamar, Savona, and in 2009 she was among the finalists of the ICONA ’09 competition, part of the ArtVerona art fair. At the same time she exhibited in the fair itself with the Galleria Melesi, Lecco, her reference gallery. Other galleries she has held solo shows at include the Galleria Romberg, Rome, in 2008, and the Galleria Fioretto, Padua, in 2003.

In 2010 Egidio Fiorin’s Casa Editrice Colophonarte, Belluno, published her artist’s book “Ombre senza voce, senza ali”, which she had created together with the poet Serena Dal Borgo; it was presented by Alberto Fiz at the Milan polytechnic’s Lecco branch, Campus Point. In 2012 she published a second artist’s book with the “Quaderni di Orfeo” publishing house run by Roberto Dossi and Marco Rota.

In 2013 she held a solo show, under the aegis of the Galleria Melesi, Lecco, at the “Flash Art Event 01 2013”, Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Milan, and in a group show for the Maab Gallery at BAF, the Bergamo art fair.

In 2014 there was a new publication: the catalogue-book “Simona Uberto”, with essays by Giorgio Bonomo, Alberto Fiz, Maria Laura Gelmini, and Serena Dal Borgo, published by the Rubbettino publishing house in Catanzaro.

Simona Uberto is often referred to in the main specialised newspapers and magazines, including Art in Italy, Rome, 2009; Il Giornale dell’Arte, Turin, 2004; and Flash Art, Milan, 1994 – 1999 – 2001.

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exhibitions

2016

Milano, Gruppo Censeo per l'Arte, RP Cave, Simona Uberto

Milano, Studio R&P Legal, Street

 

2014 

Padova, Maab Gallery, Incontri

Lecco, Galleria Melesi, Time out

 

2011

Lecco, Galleria Melesi, Aggregazioni

 

2010

Lecco, Campus Point, sede del Politecnico di Milano, Simona Uberto

 

2008

Roma, Galleria Romberg, Masse

Como, Villa Mondolfo, Simona Uberto

 

2006

Bologna, Museo Civico Medioevale

 

2005

Lecco, Galleria Melesi, People

 

2004 

Spotorno (SV), Spazio Vintage, Inquadratura

 

2003 

Lecco, Galleria Melesi, Confini

Padova, Galleria Fioretti, Interferenze

 

2000

Lecco, Galleria EFFE, Bolle di sapone

 

1998

Lecco, Galleria EFFE, Tu per sempre

 

1997

Maio, Galleria Daniele Romere, Simona Uberto e Clara Bonfiglio

Lecco, Galleria EFFE, Incontri ravvicinati

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