Valentina D'Amaro
biography

Valentina D'Amaro was born in Massa in 1966, she lives and works in Milan.

After having graduated in painting from the Brera Academy, she continued to study and experiment with pictorial processes even by copying various paintings from the past. This technical aspect is fundamental for conferring on the works their particular depth and vibration. Already in this period there emerged her interest in what was to become her favourite theme for almost all of her output: landscape.

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biography

 

Valentina D'Amaro was born in Massa in 1966, she lives and works in Milan.

After having graduated in painting from the Brera Academy, she continued to study and experiment with pictorial processes even by copying various paintings from the past. This technical aspect is fundamental for conferring on the works their particular depth and vibration. Already in this period there emerged her interest in what was to become her favourite theme for almost all of her output: landscape.

Over time the works, all untitled, have passed from a more analytical cycle (until 2014) to other series of collateral researches, denominated SwitzerlandVespro, Viridis and England. 

In 1998 she began to collaborate with the Studio d’Arte Cannaviello. In 1999 she was invited to take part in the group show Memorie italiane, at the Guang Dong Museum of Art, Canton. In 2000 she participated in the show curated by Alessandro Riva, Sui Generis, at PAC, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, in Milan. Since then her work has been seen in various solo and group shows in public and private galleries; among them mention should be made of Prague Biennale2, Expanded Painting (2005), Karlin Hall, Prague, curated by G. Politi and H. Kontova; Premio Cairo (2005), sixth edition, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, where she was the first female winner of the prize; Nuovi Pittori della Realtà (2007), PAC, Milan and Nuovi Realismi, (2007), 58° Premio Michetti, Palazzo San Domenico, Museo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, both curated by M. Sciaccaluga; Una forza del passato, (2009) HangART-7, 13th edition, Hangar-7, Salzburg, Austria, curated by Lioba Reddeker and Basis-Wien; Sovereign European Art Prize, (2010) Barbican Centre, London, UK; Lo stato dell’arte – Regione Lombardia, 54th Venice Biennale (2011), Padiglione Italia, and Palazzo Te, Mantua; Biennale Italia-Cina (2012), Villa Reale Monza, curated by I. Quaroni, M. Bu, W. Chuncen; Landina (2013), Palazzotto di Orta S.Giulio and CARS Omegna, curated by L. Boisi and CARS; Upward Positive Leaders + Drawings From Lightnings (2014), Kunstverein Neukolln, Berlin, Learning from Lascaux (2016), Museo Paolo Graziosi, Florence, curated by F. Carnaghi; Viridis – Variazioni in Verde (solo show 2016), Yellow, Varese, with essays by R. Moratto and A. Lacarpia; Locus Amoenus (2017), Museo Tornielli, Ameno, curated by F.Carnaghi and CARS. 

In 2016 her work was included in the prestigious book Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting, published by the Phaidon Press.

 

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exhibitions

2016

Varese, Yellow, Viridis - Variazioni in Verde


2015

Milano, Dimora Artica, Vespro

 

2014

Cannobio (VB), Palazzo Parasi, Naturale Irrealtà

 

2013

Barcelona, N2 Galería, Diàlogo entre paisajes

Verona, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea, Oltre il paesaggio

 

2012

Ortisei (BZ), Galleria Ghetta, Borgomanero (NO), Eventinove; Monza, Marcorossi Artecontemporanea, Oltre il paesaggio

 

2011

Milano, Mars

 

2010

Pietrasanta (LU), Galleria Astuni, Tree Bushes and Fields


2006

Milano, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Shizen

 

2005

Lisboa, Galeria Jorge Shirley, Landscape

 

2004

Milano, Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Senza titolo

 

2002

Frankfurt am Main, Kunstadapter Galerie

 

2001

Legnano, Galleria De March - Solbiati

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