Gira il cellulare in verticale per un’esperienza migliore.

anna maria maiolino

biography

Born in Scalea, Italy, 1942. Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Drawing from the everyday female consciousness and from an oppressive, censorial dictatorship – as experienced in 1970s and 1980s Brazil – Italian-born Anna Maria Maiolino has produced works steeped in vital force, in a wide range of languages and media throughout her artistic career: from performance to sculpture, from videos to photography, installation and drawing.

Maiolino was involved in Brazil’s 1960s New Figuration movement: her representational prints and drawings from these years were acts of resistance to the national military regime, rising urban inequalities, and culturally ingrained patriarchy. She would later cultivate an interest in spatial and existential issues with a shift towards Minimalism and Conceptualism, creating installations that coaxed interaction between viewer and object. Since 1989, Maiolino has started working with clay, crafting impermanent labor-intensive installations that foreground her physical handling of the material, references to the unconscious and recurrent gestures of everyday life.

read more

Born in Scalea, Italy, 1942. Lives and works in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Drawing from the everyday female consciousness and from an oppressive, censorial dictatorship – as experienced in 1970s and 1980s Brazil – Italian-born Anna Maria Maiolino has produced works steeped in vital force, in a wide range of languages and media throughout her artistic career: from performance to sculpture, from videos to photography, installation and drawing.

Maiolino was involved in Brazil’s 1960s New Figuration movement: her representational prints and drawings from these years were acts of resistance to the national military regime, rising urban inequalities, and culturally ingrained patriarchy. She would later cultivate an interest in spatial and existential issues with a shift towards Minimalism and Conceptualism, creating installations that coaxed interaction between viewer and object. Since 1989, Maiolino has started working with clay, crafting impermanent labor-intensive installations that foreground her physical handling of the material, references to the unconscious and recurrent gestures of everyday life.

Maiolino’s works are based on processes of creation necessarily paired with destruction, and almost constantly on matters of identity, from the subjective and universal point of view. Developing a dialogue between opposing and complementary categories, her artistic practice dissolves between dichotomies between the inside and the outside, between emptiness and matter, ancient and contemporary.

Maiolino has presented solo shows in numerous international institutions, among which: Whitechapel Gallery, London (2019); PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan (2019); MOCA, Los Angeles (2017); Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2014); Malmo Kunsthalle (2011); Centro Galego de Arte Contemporânea, Santiago de Compostela (2011); Fundació Antoní Tàpies, Barcelona (2010); Camden Arts Centre, London (2010): Pharos Centre for Contemporary art, Cipro (2007).

Recent group shows include: Pop América, 1965–1975, Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, North Carolina (2019); A Tale of Two Worlds, Museum of Modern Art Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires (2018); Radical Women: Latin American Art 1960-1985, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2017); Delirious: Art at the Limits of Reason, The Met Breuer, New York (2017); Acervo em Transformação and Histórias da Infáncia, MASP, Sao Paulo (2016); La Grande Madre, Palazzo Reale, Milan (2015); The World Goes Pop, Tate Modern, London (2015). Maiolino has been invited to several international biennials such as La Biennale de Lyon (2017), 10th Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju (2014) and Documenta 13, Kassel (2012).

read less

images

Sem título, da série Incompletude, 2019

Acrylic ink on paper

100 × 70 cm

Photo: Nicola Morittu

Sem título, da série Interações, 2019

Acrylic ink on paper

100 × 70 cm

Photo: Nicola Morittu

Sem titulo, da série Codificações Matéricas, 1994

Acrylic ink on paper

70 × 100 cm; 78 × 108 × 4 cm framed

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Corpo/Paisagem - Fotopoemação (from Body/Landscape - Photopoemaction series), 2018

Photo in b/w, digital print

60 × 90 cm; 61.5 × 91.5 cm framed, each

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Corpo/Paisagem - Fotopoemação (from Body/Landscape - Photopoemaction series), 2018

Photo in b/w, digital print

60 × 90 cm; 61.5 × 91.5 cm framed, each

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Corpo/Paisagem - Fotopoemação (from Body/Landscape - Photopoemaction series), 2018

Photo in b/w, digital print

60 × 90 cm; 61.5 × 91.5 cm framed, each

Na Horizontal (On the Horizontal), 2014

Metal structure with raku ceramic and shielded copper wire

240 × 120 × 20 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Untitled, 2015

Raku ceramic pieces

48 × 55 × 9 cm

7 + 1, serie Objeto Escultórico (from Sculptural/Object series), 1999

Molded metal

15 × 210 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Untitled, serie Pequenos Ausentes III (from series Little Absent III series), 1996

Molded cement with pigment

26 × 22 × 8 cm

Untitled, serie Entre o Dentro e o Fora (from Between Inside and Outside series), 2014

Molded cement on metal table

42 × 32 × 40 cm, table: 31x36x45 cm

Untitled, from Filogenéticos [Phylogenetic] series, 2014

Acrylic ink on paper

45,5 × 30,5 cm

Untitled, serie Cobrinhas (from Little Snakes series), 2015

Molded cement (finishing: acrylic resin varnish on water based)

62 × 33 × 40 cm, table: 65 (h) x 35 (w) x 35 (l) cm

Sou um em Oito (I am One in Eight) – (white), 2012

Ceramic piece in cement base on metal table

Base: 62,5 x 38,5 x 23 cm Element: 58 (l) x 28 (w) x 27,5 (h) cm Metal table: 54,6 x 33,6 x 76,6 cm

Untitled, from De Volta series, 2014

Acrylic ink on paper

45,5 × 30,5 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Sou um Múltiplo de Oito (I am a Multiple of Eight) – (Black/raku), 2012

Raku ceramic piece in cement base on metal table

Base: 70 (l) x 40 (w) x 24 (h) cm Element: 58 (l) x 28 (w) x 28 (h) cm Metal table: 54,6 x 33,6 x 76,6 (h) cm

Untitled, from Codificações Matericas series, 1995

Acrylic on paper

51,5 × 41 cm

Untitled, from Codificações Matericas series, 1995

Acrylic on paper

50 × 64,5 cm

Untitled, 2008

Pen on paper

32 × 24 cm

Untitled, 2014

Acrylic ink on paper

71,5 × 46,5 cm

Untitled, from Meandro series, 2014

Acrylic ink on paper

45,5 × 30,5 cm

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Untitled, from series Elaborações, 2012

Photos in color, wooden frame, metal

72 × 148,5 × 77,2 cm overall

Untitled, from series Elaborações, 2012

Photos in color, wooden frame, metal

72 × 148,5 × 77,2 cm overall

Untitled, from series Elaborações, 2012

Photos in color, wooden frame, metal

72 × 143 × 76,1 cm overall

Untitled, from series Elaborações, 2012

Photos in color, wooden frame, metal

72 × 143 × 76,1 cm overall

De: Para: (From: To:), serie Fotopoemação (from Photo-poem-action series ) , 1974-2016

Black and white photograph, digital print

75 × 48 cm

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Vida Afora - Fotopoemação (from Vida Afora - Photo-poem-action series), 2006/2012

Black and white photograph, digital print

35,5 × 29,5 cm

High Tension, serie Fotopoemação (from Photo-poem-action series), 1976-2010

Black and white photograph, digital print

34 × 47 cm

X II Untitled, serie Vida Afora - Fotopoemação (from Vida Afora - Photo-poem-action series), 1974/2010

Black and white photograph, analogue print

34 × 49 cm

Sem Título (Untitled), serie A Flor De Pele - Fotopoemação (from A Flor De Pele - Photo-poem-action series), 2009

7 color photographs, digital print

29,5 × 23,5 cm (each)

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Alice - Fotopoemação (from Alice - Photo-poem-action series), 2007

Color photograph, digital print

37 × 51,5 cm framed

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Alice - Fotopoemação (from Alice - Photo-poem-action series) - Anna the mirror, 2007

Black and white photograph, digital print

31 × 46 cm

Sem Título (Untitled), serie Leonardo Engenho-Fotopoemação (from series Leonardo Engenho - Photo-poem-action series), 2007

Color photograph, digital print

110 × 79 cm

Ela foi (She went), serie Aqui & Lá (from Here and There series), 2007

Color photograph, digital print

50 × 35 cm

public exhibitions

Whitechapel Gallery

London

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary

25.9.2019 – 12.1.2020

Photo: Stephen White, Courtesy: Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

London

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary

25.9.2019 – 12.1.2020

Photo: Stephen White, Courtesy: Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

London

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary

25.9.2019 – 12.1.2020

Photo: Stephen White, Courtesy: Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery

London

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary

25.9.2019 – 12.1.2020

Photo: Stephen White, Courtesy: Whitechapel Gallery

PAC

Milan

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

29.3 – 1.9.2019

Curated by Diego Sileo. Photo: Nico Covre

PAC

Milan

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

29.3 – 1.9.2019

Curated by Diego Sileo. Photo: Nico Covre

PAC

Milan

2019-03-29

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

1.9.2019

Curated by Diego Sileo. Photo: Nico Covre

PAC

Milan

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

29.3 – 1.9.2019

Curated by Diego Sileo. Photo: Nico Covre

PAC

Milan

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

29.3 – 1.9.2019

Curated by Diego Sileo. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

PAC

Milan

2019-03-29

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

29.3 – 1.9.2019

Curated by Diego Sileo. Photo: Nico Covre

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

PAC

Milan

Performance: Al di là di

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

PAC

Milan

Performance: Al di là di

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

PAC

Milan

Performance: Al di là di

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

PAC

Milan

Performance: Al di là di

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

Anna Maria Maiolino - O AMOR SE FAZ REVOLUCIONÁRIO

PAC

Milan

Performance: Al di là di

Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

MOCA

Los Angeles

Anna Maria Maiolino

4.8.2017 – 22.1.2018

Photo: Brian Forrest

MOCA

Los Angeles

Anna Maria Maiolino

4.8.2017 – 22.1.2018

Photo: Brian Forrest

MOCA

Los Angeles

Anna Maria Maiolino

4.8.2017 – 22.1.2018

Photo: Brian Forrest

MOCA

Los Angeles

Anna Maria Maiolino

4.8.2017 – 22.1.2018

Photo: Brian Forrest

MOCA

Los Angeles

Anna Maria Maiolino

4.8.2017 – 22.1.2018

Photo: Brian Forrest

dOCUMENTA (13)

Kassel

Anna Maria Maiolino: Here & There

9.6 – 16.9.2012

dOCUMENTA (13)

Kassel

Anna Maria Maiolino: Here & There

9.6 – 16.9.2012

press

Anna Maria Maiolino and Ana Mendieta Take The Stage at Galleria Raffaella Cortese

Balasz Takac

Widewalls

8 December, 2019

Anna Maria Maiolino: ‘I’m not an artist you can pigeonhole’

As a six-decade survey opens at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, the Brazilian artist looks back on a many-faceted career

Gareth Harris

Financial Times

3 October, 2019

‘I Allowed Myself to Be Eaten’: Anna Maria Maiolino on the Cultural Cannibalism of Brazil

Ahead of her retrospective at London’s Whitechapel Gallery, the artist speaks to contributing editor Fernanda Brenner about the themes of hunger and hybridity in her work

Fernanda Brenner

Frieze

18 August, 2019

La Rivoluzione di Anna Maria Maiolino

Eugenio Viola

Arte

April 2019

Due Esperienze

Maria Adelaide Marchesoni

La Ceramica

September 2015

publications

Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary

Edited by Trinidad Fombella and Lydia Yee

Whitechapel Gallery

London

2019

Anna Maria Maiolino: O amor se faz revolucionário

Diego Sileo

Silvana Editoriale

Milan

2019

Anna Maria Maiolino

Edited by Helen Molesworth and Bryan Barcena

Prestel

Munich

2017

Ana Maria Maiolino : Anna's skin

Daniel Lins

Cosac & Naify Edições

São Paulo

2016

Anna Maria Maiolino

Edited by Helena Tatay

König Books

London

2010

Vida Afora / a Life Line

Anna Maria Maiolino; M Catherine de Zegher; Drawing Center (New York, N.Y.); Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.; Paço Imperial do Rio de Janeiro.

Drawing Center

New York

2002

video


In Atto

2015

Anna Maria Maiolino with Sandra Lessa, performance at Galleria Raffaella Cortese, via Stradella 1, Milan. April 30, 2015. Video by Alessandro Lentati.