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Marina Sagona (b. 1967) is an Italian and American artist working in a variety of media whose practice explores the concepts of control and codependency. She studied Art History in Rome and also worked for many years as an illustrator for publications such as The New Yorker and the New York Times. In 1995 she moved to New York City where she lives and works. 









→ Select solo exhibitions include:

2019

Self-Portrait

Curated by Romina De Novellis and Elena Salza
Palazzo dell Cultura, Galatina


2019

Self-Portrait
Curated by Giorgio De Finis

MACRO Museum, Rome


2018

La Prigioniera/The Prisoner

Fondaco Gallery, Rome


2017

Eden

Ierimonti Gallery, New York


2016    

Eden
La Nuova Pesa Gallery, Rome


2016

The Comedy of Women

Ierimonti Gallery, New York


2012

Less and More

Generation Gallery, New York


2011  

Amour Fou
Curated by Giuseppina Frassino
Tricromia Gallery, Rome


2009

Coincidence
Curated by Lea Mattarella and Olga Gambari
41artecontemporanea, Turin


2008   

At Home
Curated by Lea Mattarella and Nicoletta Leonardi
Marte Gallery, Rome


2007

Punti Fermi
Curated by Lea Mattarella
Le Nuvole Gallery, Palermo



1999

Marina Sagona
Curated by Paola Vassalli
Teatro Valle, Roma






→ Select group exhibitions include:

2020

#chezmaddalena
Curated by Romina De Novellis

179 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris


2019

Red and Reds
Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin

The Hub Center for the Arts, New York


2019

L’infinito Presente: 29 Poeti e 29 Artisti per il Bicentenario de l’Infinito di Leopardi
Curated by Simona Marchini and Arnaldo Colasanti

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome


2018

L’infinito Presente: 29 Poeti e 29 Artisti per il Bicentenario de l’Infinito di Leopardi
Curated by Simona Marchini

WeGil, Rome


2017

Trame d’Autore—47 Years 1 Month 3 Days: Pizzi Cannella, Nagasawa, Pietrosanti, Sagona, Salvatori, Kounellis
Curated by Simona Marchini

Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome


2015

Premio Fabbri Quinta Edizione
Curated by Lea Mattarella

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna


2011

La Recherche
Curated by Michele von Buren

RvB Arts, Rome


2009

Lungara 18
Curated by Lucianella Cafagna

Stanze Segrete, Rome


2009

Le parole per dirlo: Gregorio Botta, Denis Pondruel, Sylvie Romieu, Marina Sagona
Curated by Lea Mattarella

Marte Gallery, Rome


2007    

Bratislava Biennial
Curated by Barbara Brathová
Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava


2000

Videotrip 01
Curated by Caudio Di Biagio

Teatro Vascello, Rome


2000

I Live Here
Curated by Owen Phillips

California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco


1997  

Hands Off Cain
Caffè Benetton, New York


1993

Amnesty International
Curated by Paola Vassalli
Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome






→ Select books include:

2013

My Inner Witch

published by Mondadori


2011

Amour Fou

published by Italic Arte


2010

Frida Kahlo

published by Einaudi




2008  

At Home
published by Orecchio Acerbo


2007

Punti Fermi
published by Le Nuvole





Marina Sagona is the recipient of the 2017 Strategic 50 Award and of the 2019 Domus Artist Residency in Galatina, Italy.

In 2014 she co-curated the exhibition “Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema” at MoMA.

From 2006 to 2008 she directed the contemporary department of Fiac Foundation for Italian Art and Culture producing the show Senso Unico at MoMA PS1, curated by Alanna Heiss.