Marinella Senatore

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Palermo Procession (2018) by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

"Marinella Senatore lives and works in Rome and Paris. She was trained in music, fine arts and cinema. Her artistic practice is intended to trigger dialogues between history, culture and social structures through involvement, sharing and the occupation of public spaces. Her work primarily consists of performances in selected places, which are turned into platforms where participants can experience the energy of community.

The School of Narrative Dance, Shenzhen. by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Senatore’s large use of music and dance underlines the sense of emancipation inherent in such disciplines and their capacity to combine individual and collective limelight.

London Procession (2018) by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Senatore conceives art as a form of resistance and a social practice to build a sense of citizenship. Through her works, she creates a space of critical thinking. Besides performances, Senatore uses video, drawing and painting, installation, photography, sound and sculpture to provide content on rights and citizenship.

The School of Narrative Dance, Shenzhen. by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

London Procession (2018) by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

In 2013 she founded "The School of Narrative Dance", a nomadic free school based on a system of horizontal learning and emancipation. Other activities are part of the cycle “Protest Dance”. Senatore’s work typically involves large numbers of people. Doing activities side by side is indeed for Senatore a way to assert the value of sharing and being together giving one’s best: walking, dancing, singing, making contact with the ground and touching others is in itself a strong assertion.

Palermo Procession (2018) by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

For example, during Manifesta 12, which took place in Palermo in summer 2018, Senatore created a collective performative project throughout the whole city, called “Palermo Procession”: streets and squares were used as theatres and Palermo was pervaded by vibrating energy coming from a crowd of children, dancers, all kinds of singers, kids doing parkour, actors reading texts by Pier Paolo Pasolini and partisans, who ended the event".

The School of Narrative Dance, Shenzhen. by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Marinella Senatore (Cava de’ Tirreni, Salerno, 1977) lives and works in Rome and Paris.

The School of Narrative Dance, Shenzhen. by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

Recent exhibitions and projects include: MANIFESTA 12 – The European Nomadic Biennale, Palermo (2018); The School of Narrative Dance Paris,Centre Pompidou, Paris (2017); 7th Shenzhen e Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture, Shenzhen (2017); Action!, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich (2017); Piazza Universale/Social Stages, Queens Museum, New York (2017); L’Ecole de Marinella Senatore, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris (2016); The School of Narrative Dance Miami Procession, Faena Art Forum, Miami (2016); The School of Narrative Dance Roma, MAXXI, Rome (2014); Marinella Senatore. Costruire Comunità, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli-Turin (2013). She was invited to participate in numerous residency programs including: Artist-in-Residence-Grant by Stiftung Kunst & Musik für Dresden, Dresda (2017); Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris (2016); Viafarini DOCVA, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (2012); Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (2011); ISCP-International Studio and Curatorial Program, Brooklyn, New York (2011); FAR-Antonio Ratti Foundation, Como (2005). In 2017, the artist was awarded with the International Art Grant in Dresden, Germany including a residency program. In 2014 Senatore won the prestigious MAXXI Prize and was the recipient of the “Museum Calls Artist” commission of AMACI, the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums. In 2013 she won the Fellowship for Young Italian Artists at Castello di Rivoli, Turin. In 2011 Senatore was an Affiliated Fellow at The American Academy in Rome and a finalist for the Furla Art Award. In 2010 she won The New York Prize, the 21stBellisario Award, the Gotham Prize and the Terna Prize. In 2009 she was the recipient of Dena Foundation Fellowship. In 2011 she was one of the italian artists invited by Bice Curiger at 54thVenice Biennale «ILLUMinations».

Palermo Procession (2018) by Marinella SenatoreTHAT'S CONTEMPORARY

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This virtual exhibition was brought together with nctm e l'arte on the occasion of the Exhibition “Protest Forms: Memory and Celebration. Public Opinion Descends Upon the Demonstrators" visitable from the 06.04.2019 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M Special graditutes to Gabi Scardi.
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