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Paola Ugolini

Paola Ugolini

Paola Ugolini lives and works in Rome.
She is an Art critic and independent curator. She writes regularly for Exibart. Since the late eighties she has been curating various shows and artistic projects based mostly on the work of female artists, Video-Art, Body Art, Performance Art and the relationship between Art and Feminism.
In 1990 she was assistant curator for the group show Ubi Motus Ubi Fluxus for the XLIV Venice Biennial; in 1993 assistant curator for the group show Machine for Peace in the former Yugoslavian Pavilion for the XLV Venice Biennale. In 2006 she was assistant curator for the Gino de Dominicis retrospective at the PS1 and MoMA in New York. In 2014 she curated with Cristiana Perrella the video-art group show Beyond limits and boundaries at the MAXXI Museum of Rome. Since 2015 she has been guest curator at Richard Saltoun Gallery in London with the group shows: The Body as Language, Women look at Women, Vocalizing (Greta Shödl and Tomaso Binga) and Feminism in Italian Contemporary Art: Silvia Giambrone and Marinella Senatore. In 2017 she curated the group show Corpo a Corpo (Body to Body) at the Galleria Nazionale di Arte Moderna in Rome, a comparison between Italian radical feminist artists born after the mid-seventies and the female artists who have done performance and body art in Italy in the sixties and the seventies. Paola Ugolini is screening curator at CortoArteCircuito. Since 2018 she has been Art Advisor at the Museo 900 in Florence, since 2015 on the scientific board of AlbumArte, an independent project space based in Rome, and since 2019 curator for the InbetweenArtFim Foundation.

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Il calice e la spada. La Civiltà della Grande Dea dal Neolitico ad oggi

Riane Eisler
Il calice e la spada. La Civiltà della Grande Dea dal Neolitico ad oggi
Forum edizioni, Udine 2011

A theory of cultural evolution that seeks an alternative to the androcratic model to construct an impartial society in terms of ethnos and gender.
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L'arte non è faccenda di persone per bene. Conversazione con Chiara Gatti

Lea Vergine
L'arte non è faccenda di persone per bene. Conversazione con Chiara Gatti
Rizzoli, Roma 2016

Lea Vergine talks about her life and her relationship with art, from her childhood to her decision to become a critic and curator.
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L'arte non è faccenda di persone per bene. Conversazione con Chiara Gatti
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Controcorrente. I grandi solitari dell'arte italiana

Laura Cherubini
Controcorrente. I grandi solitari dell'arte italiana
Christian Marinotti Edizioni, Milano 2020

A look at some of the greatest Italian artists who can’t be labelled or assigned to groups, each one “bucking the trend” in their own way.
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Controcorrente. I grandi solitari dell'arte italiana
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Francesca Woodman. Gli anni romani fra pelle e pellicola

Isabella Pedicini
Francesca Woodman. Gli anni romani fra pelle e pellicola
Contrasto books, Roma 2012

Francesca Woodman, artist on the border between American and Italian culture, explores the topos of metamorphosis by means of the body and photography.
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Francesca Woodman. Gli anni romani fra pelle e pellicola
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Un Margine che sfugge. Carla Lonzi e l'arte in Italia 1955-1970

Laura Iamurri
Un Margine che sfugge. Carla Lonzi e l'arte in Italia 1955-1970
Quodlibet Studio, Macerata 2016

The work of Carla Lonzi, central figure in post-war Italian culture in the fields of art, criticism, and feminism.
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Un Margine che sfugge. Carla Lonzi e l'arte in Italia 1955-1970
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