Marinella Senatore was born in Cava dei Tirreni (Italy) in 1977. She lives in Berlin. She works with video, photography, drawing, installation and sound.
Many of her works, often developed in collaboration with institutions such as museums and universities, involve entire communities in the creative process: the audience participates as co-writer, actor, set designer, cameramen. In the encounter between personal events and collective processes, reality and fiction, her projects describe a complex series of relationships, enabling the construction of an archive of shared narratives, capable of creating a sense of community.
Selected solo shows:I’m going to make everything beautiful around me, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, 2020; The School of Narrative Dance, Johannesburg, The Centre for the Less Good Idea, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2019;The School of Narrative Dance, Magazzino Italian Art, NY, 2019; Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, 2019;The School of Narrative Dance, Napoli, Palazzo Sessa, Naples, 2019; A Performance Affair – re:production, Vanderborght Building, Brussels, 2019;Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration – Public opinion descends upon the demonstrators, Nctm Studio Legale, Milan, 2019; Post-Water, Museo Nazionale della Montagna CAI, Turin,2019; Bodies in Alliance / Politics of the Street, SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa, 2019; ZIGZAGZEGZUG, a solo show by Gruppo operaio E’ Zezi and Marinella Senatore, Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica, Italy, 2018; The School of Narrative Dance, The National Theater Mannheim and Kunsthalle Mannheim, 2018; London Procession, curated by Hayward Gallery, Art Night, London, 2018;WE the KIDS public project, in collaboration with OVS and Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 2018; Protest forms: memory and celebration (featuring Giacomo Leopardi), Villa Medici, Rome, 2018; Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration Part I, Teatro Garibaldi, Modica, 2017; Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration sonic version, BAK Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht, 2017;York Symphony, York Museum, York, UK, 2017; Zurich Parade, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2017;The School of Narrative Dance Paris, as part of MOVE, Centre Pompidou, Paris,2017; Procession, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, 2017;Piazza Universale/Social Stages, Queens Museum, New York, 2017;Art Date: Do You Need More Proof That We Are United?, The Blank, Bergamo, Italy, 2017;The School of Narrative Dance, Miami Procession, Faena Forum, Miami, 2016; Modica Street Musical, Laveronica arte contemporanea, Modica, Italy, 2016; Le Jardin essentiel, Brussels, 2016;MétallOpérette, Les Laboratoires d‘Aubervilliers, Paris, 2016;Marinella Senatore: The School of Narrative Dance and other surprising things, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales, UK, 2016; Scenografia Cut Out, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2015; Facing Circles. The Word Community feels good, MOT International, London, 2014; Estman Radio, INSITU, Berlin, 2014; Public Secrets, Kunst Halle St. Gallen, Switzerland, 2014; Marinella Senatore. Building Communities, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rivoli, Turin – travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Barbara, California, 2013; Gotham Prize, Italian Institute of Culture, NY, 2013;Rosas, Peres Project Gallery, Berlin, DE, 2012; Rosas: The Attic, Quad, Derby, UK, 2012; Abierto por Obras, Matadero, Madrid, ES, 2012; Perfect Lives, Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, DE, 2012; Rosas: The Trilogy, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Naples, IT, 2012; Furla Art Award, Palazzo Pepoli, Bologna, IT, 2011; Featuring, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Naples, IT, 2010; Roommates, MACRO Museo d’arte contemporanea, Rome, IT, 2009.
Selected group shows:Bodies–Cities Collections and Excursions, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, 2019; EMERGE, Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 2019;Non-Places and the Spaces in Between, Italian Institute of Culture, NY, 2019; The Quest of Happiness, Serlachius Museums, Mänttä, 2019;Hotel Europa: Their Past, Your Present, Our Future, Open Space of Experimental Art, Tbilisi, 2019;L’ultimo Espaliú, Real Academia de España en Roma, 2019;Art Club 27 #VillaMedicimylove, French Academy in Rome, 2019;The Social Ecosphere: Ecologies of Work and Migration, Oulu Museum and Valve Cultural Center, 2019; Wall-Eyes. Looking at Italy and Africa, Italian Institute of Culture of South Africa as part of Keyes Art Mile, Johannesburg, 2019; Guerrilla of Enlightenment, < rotor > Association for Contemporary Art, Graz ACT, Q18, Cologne, 2019; Cabinet Pique-Nique, Villa Cameline, Nice, 2019; THE STREET. Where the world is made, MAXXI, Rome, 2018; Conversation Piece | Part V, Fondazione Memmo, Rome, 2018; The Missing Image: Video, photography, performance, La Rada, Locarno Manifesta 12 Palermo, Palermo, 2018;Ver as vozes dos artistas | Seeing artists voices, Metro Porto, 2018; First Person. Plural Empathy, Intimacy, Irony and Anger. Proposition #5: First Person Plural, INSAS, Brussels, 2018; Declaration, ICA, Richmond, Virginia, 2018; Agora, Highline, NY, 2018;Power to people political art now, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, 2018;In Addition, MOSTYN, Llandudno, 2018; Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen Action!, Kunsthaus Zurich, 2017; Proposition #1: What we mean, BAK Basis voor Actuele Kunst, Utrecht Extra-Citizen, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, 2017; Copenhagen Symphony, Code Art Fair, Copenaghen, 2017; I Plan to Stay a Believer, Andrew Kreps, NY, 2017; Good luck with your natural, combined, attractive and truthful attempts in two exhibitions, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, 2017; Notes on Italia Videoarte, Palazzo Valmarana, Vicenza, 2017; Due South 2017, The Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington Habit-co-habit, Pune Biennial, 2017; Writing about music, dancing, about architecture, Waterside Contemporary, London, 2017;Quadriennale di Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2016;Hotel des Arts, Toulon, 2016; The Big Other, Galerie Tanja Wagner, Berlin, 2016;Long Night of Ideas: Unlearning the Given, SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin, 2016; 13e Biennale de Lyon “La Vie Moderne”, Lyon, 2015; 5th Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art Between “Pessimism of the Intellect and the Optimism of the Will”, The State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 2015;Good Luck with your Natural, Combined, Attractive and Truthful Attempts in Two Exhibitions, Crac Alsace, Altkirch, 2015;Do D!sturb, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2015;The School of Narrative Dance, New York Procession, High Line, NY, 2015;The School of Narrative Dance: Die Große Parade, Festival of Regions, Ebensee, 2015;Community Symphony, Stockholm, 2015; Re:Verb | At:Sain, Llandudno, 2015;The School of Narrative Dance, Venice, within the framework of “The Night Art Made the Future Visible” Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum, Venice, 2015;Open Museum, Open City, “Narrazioni”, MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2014;The Yellow Side of Sociality. Italian Artists in Europe, Bozar Palais des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 2014;Leisure, Discipline and Punishment as Part of Liverpool Biennial, Fact (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Liverpool, 2014;Glitch, Pac, Milan, 2014; Making Room (Spaces of Anticipation), Ar/Ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, 2014;Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo) Man, Castello di Rivoli, Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin, 2014; MAXXI Prize 2014, MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2014;Set in Motion, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, 2014;Performative Resistance, as part of “Arena”, Coca-Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun, 2014;12ª Bienal de Cuenca “Ir para Volver / Leaving to Return”, Cuenca, Ecuador, 2014;The School of Narrative Dance, Roma, MAXXI Museum, Rome, 2014;The Third Paradise of M. Pistoletto (performance orchestrated by Marinella Senatore), Bozar, Brussels, 2014; 4th Athens Biennial “Agora”, National Bank of Greece Building and Camp Contemporary Art Meeting Point, Athens, 2013;7th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art “Leisure, Discipline and Punishment as Part of: Play! Recapturing the Radical Imagination”, Röda Sten Konsthall, Göteborg, 2013; 6th Biennial of the Moving Image “Contour 2013”, Mechelen, 2013; 7th Shiryaevo Biennial “Screen Between Europe and Asia”, Victoria Gallery, Samara, 2013; Open Form, Art-Athina, International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens, 2013The 338 Hour Cineclub, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin, 2013;4th Maretti Prize, Pan, Naples, 2013;Benzine,La Triennale,Milan,2013;How to Tell a Story, Depo, Istanbul, 2013;The School of Narrative Dance: Little Chaos, Teatro Lirico and Teatro Massimo, Cagliari, 2013;A Theatre Cycle: Common Archive School, Teatro Valle Occupato, Rome, 2013; Offen Auf Aeg, Nürnberg, Nürnberg, 2012;Where is the here if the here is in there?, Pallas Projects-Studios, Dublin, 2012; 3rd Moscow International Biennial for Young Art “Under a Tinsel Sun”, Moscow, 2012; La Ciudad como Conflicto, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid, 2012;XI Biennale de la Habana, Art Practices and Social Imaginaries, La Habana, Cuba, 2012; Visible Award, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, 2012; Where is the Here if the Here is in There?, Pallas Projects/Studios, Dublin, IE, 2012; What You Think You See, You See Not, Galleria Umberto Di Marino, Napoli, IT, 2012; Gotham Prize, Italian Institute, New York, USA, 2102; Moscow Biennial, RU, 2011; Illuminazioni, Venice Biennale 54th International Art Exhibition, IT, 2011; SI Sindrome Italiana, Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, FR, 2010.
Screening and festivals: ¿En qué estás?, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, ES, 2012; 98weeks project, Beirut, Lebanon, 2011; Milano Film Festival, Milan, IT, 2010.