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Rosa Panaro

Exhibitions

Sep 12 - Oct 31, 2020
Rosa Panaro, Alex Vivian
Various Others 2020
DEBORAH SCHAMONI, Munich
Sep 03 - Oct 31, 2020
Rosa Panaro
Reliquiarium
SANDY BROWN, Berlin
Apr 28 - Jun 16, 2018
Beatrice Marchi, Rosa Panaro
Curated by Francesca Lacatena
SANDY BROWN, Berlin

Biography

Rosa Panaro (b.1934, Italy) works with materials such as concrete, papier-mâché, clay, and resins. By the late fifties, she had begun to manipulate the techniques learned from her maestro, the sculptor Antonio Venditti, and deviate from post-war abstractionism to find a more whimsical treatment of material and form. Panaro’s use of papier-mâché in particular anticipates the emergence of artistic experiments dealing with the art object and commodification – as later became significant to Pop Art and Nouveau Réalisme. In 1977 Panaro began a series of collaborative activities with feminist collectives such as Gruppo XX and Gruppo Donne / Immagine / Creatività, which produced numerous itinerant actions including “Vaso di Pandora” and “Lavoro Nero – Lavoro Creativo”. During these years she also contributed to the subversive magazine Effe. The first international exhibition of sculptural work by Panaro is currently on view at SANDY BROWN in Berlin.

Panaro’s work is included in the collections of Museo Davia Bargellini, Palazzo Bargellini, Pieve di Cento, Bologna; Museo MADRE, Naples; Museo del Novecento, Castel Sant ́Elmo, Naples; ARCA, Museo d Á rte Religiosa Contemporanea, Naples.