Paola Gandolfi was born in Rome and studied in Bologna. In 1980s, she came back to Rome, where she still lives and works. Gandolfi’s paintings are about the world and the female figure, and the psycho-physical dynamics that define her identity, gleaning from the inexhaustible wealth of myth and the female figures who animate it. Her work focuses on the exploration of unintelligible worlds like female unconscious that the artist tries to analyze through her paintings and video installations. Her videos have been rewarded and presented at different festivals, including the recent Torino Film Festival, in the “short films” section with In tempo per modifiche temporali, 2016.The artist has exhibited in many exhibitions in Italy and abroad and she has presented her works at many film festivals in Italy and abroad; below is a selection of personal exhibitions and collective ones she took part in: (2018), Fuori Posto, MUSIA, Rome; (2018) Presentation of the video Macchina Madre, Studio Leander Kaiser, Vienna; (2018) Scorribanda. Sessanta anni dell’Attico di Fabio Sargentini, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome; (2017) Le storie del cinema d’artista –presentation ofMacchina Madre, MAXXI, Rome; (2017) Illuminazioni, Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Foiano del Chianti; (2017); Intime for temporal changes was presented at the Film Festival in Pesaro in the “short film” section; (2017) Paola Gandolfi, Galleria MITOBCN, Barcellona; (2017) Esplorazioni Ostinate, Galerie Elisabeth Michitisch,Wien; (2014) Presentation of La Recherche de ma mère – Festival del cinema di Pesaro “il mouse e la matita”; (2013) Immagine mutante – sperimental films – presentation of La Recherce de ma mère andMacchina Madre, MACRO Museum, Rome; (2012) Participation with Macchina Madre atRoma Europa Festival-DIGITAL LIFE, Macro Testaccio, Rome; (2010) Sindrome, Galleria Vigato, Alessandria; (2007) Paola Gandolfi, Museum of Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovacchia; (2007) Macchina Madre, Galleria Daniele Ugolini, Florence; (2006) presentation of the video La Recherce de ma mère, Casa delle Letterature Rome; (2007) Sinapsi, Galleria MITOBCN, Barcellona; in 2005 the artist was invited to the second Internation Biennal of Beijingand she was selected to take part to an exhibition dedicated to the Voiker W. Feierabend collection at MARTMuseum in Rovereto; (2003) Esercizi di equilibrio, Galleria La Vetrina di Elisabetta Giovagnoni; in 2003 with the video installation La recherche da ma mère, the artist took part to the 60th International Film Exhibition in Venice in “newterritories”section; (1999) Frammenti di Orestiade, Temple University, Rome; (1996) Paola Gandolfi, Monique Knowlton Gallery, New York, NY; in 1995 she had a solo show sectionat the Italian Pavilion of theVeniceBiennal; (1989) Solitudine Riflessa, Galleria Ausoni, Rome; (1995) Solo showat Palazzo Brancaccio –Galleria Architettura Arte Moderna; (1985) Paola Gandolfi, Pio MontiGallery, Rome; (1983) Paola Gandolfi, Pio Monti Gallery, Rome; (1981) La TartarugaGallery, Rome.
Image: Paola Gandolfi, In tempo per modiche temporali, 2016; courtesy the artist
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