Apr 9 2017
Jul 30 2017
With a practice that includes video, installation, performance, photography, and drawing, Marinella Senatore fosters the creative power of crowds to produce works that initiate a dialogue between history, culture, and social structures. Senatore has had solo exhibitions at numerous art spaces internationally, including Mot International, London; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, California; Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy; and Mendes Wood, São Paulo. Selected awards include the MAXXI Prize, Maxxi Museum, Rome; Fellowship for Young Artist of Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Affiliated Fellowship, American Academy in Rome; and Gotham Prize, New York.
At the Queens Museum, in an exhibition curated by Matteo Lucchetti, Senatore will present a selection of previous works and a new performance.
Matteo Lucchetti is an art historian, independent curator, and critic based in Brussels, Belgium. He holds an MA in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies from the NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, with a thesis entitled Enacting a Community, about the relationship between collaborative artistic practices and the idea of community. His main projects include: Don’t Embarrass the Bureau, Lund Konsthall (2014); Enacting Populism in its Mediascape, AIR and Kadist Foundation (2011–2012); Practicing Memory, Fondazione Pistoletto (2010). Lucchetti lectures regularly at Piet Zwart Institute and is a visiting lecturer at Brera Art Academy and St. Lucas University College of Art. He has written for Manifesta Blog, Art-Agenda, and This is Tomorrow, among others.
Image: Marinella Senatore, Modica Street Musical: The Past, The Present and The Possible, 2016. Performance view, Modica, Sicily
Major programming support for the Queens Museum is provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by Ford Foundation, Lambent Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, the Charina Endowment Fund, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.