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Marina Sagona is an Italian and American artist working in a variety of media whose practice explores familial and interpersonal relationships.
In Rome she was assistent to postmodern artist Mario Schifano and studied Art History at the University La Sapienza. In New York she started her career drawing for The New Yorker and the New York Times
Marina Sagona is the recipient of the 2017 Strategic 50 Award, the 2019 Domus Artist Residency in Galatina, Italy and the 2021 Chiquita Gallery Residency in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2022 she was awarded the Cadence Video Poetry Festival Prize for her film Stabat Mater.
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).
In 2008 she collaborated with Alanna Heiss on the exhibition Senso Unico at MoMA PS1.
She is represented by Chiquita Room Gallery.










→ Select solo exhibitions include:

2022

COUSCOUS
Official selection
On Art Film Festival, Warsaw (upcoming)


2022

COUSCOUS
Official selection
London Rocks Film Festival, London (upcoming)


2022

Stabat Mater
Official selection
London Rocks Film Festival, London (upcoming)


2022

The Comedy of Women
Texts by Colum McCann, Martino Marzzi, Judith Thurman, Sophie Gee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nicole Krauss, Carol Muske-Dukes, Alice Sebold, Leslie Jamison, Claire Messud, Anna Funder.
Villa San Michele, Axel Munthe House Museum, Anacapri


2022

Stabat Mater
Official selection
Cadence Video Poetry Film Festival, Seattle


2021

COUSCOUS
Essay by Kosme de Barañano
Food performance by Oreste Sagona
Chiquita Room Gallery/Loop Festival, Barcelona



2021

COUSCOUS
Official selection
Prague International Indie Film Festival, Prague 



2021

The Comedy of Women
Texts by Colum McCann, Martino Marzzi, Judith Thurman, Sophie Gee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nicole Krauss, Carol Muske-Dukes, Alice Sebold, Leslie Jamison, Claire Messud, Anna Funder.
Palazzo Doria Pamphili, Rome



2021

The Comedy of Women
Texts by Colum McCann, Martino Marazzi, Judith Thurman, Sophie Gee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Nicole Krauss, Carol Muske-Dukes, Alice Sebold, Leslie Jamison, Claire Messud, Anna Funder.
Ravenna Festival, Cervia



2021

Ubi Consistam
Essay by Kosme de Barañano
Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Madrid



2021

Ubi Consistam
Essay by Kosme de Barañano
Chiquita Room Gallery, Barcelona


2020

Self-Portrait

Curated by Laura Gonzales Palacio
Loop Festival/Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Barcelona


2019

Self-Portrait

Curated by Elena Salza
Palazzo della Cultura, Galatina


2019

Self-Portrait
Curated by Giorgio De Finis

MACRO Museum, Rome


2018

La Prigioniera/The Prisoner
Essay by Claire Messud

Fondaco Gallery, Rome


2017

Eden

Ierimonti Gallery, New York


2016    

Eden
La Nuova Pesa Gallery, Rome


2016

The Comedy of Women

Essay by Colum McCann

Ierimonti Gallery, New York


2012

Less and More

Curated by Paola Quintavalle

Generation Gallery, New York


2011  

Amour Fou
Essays by Olga Gambari and Mario Desiati
Tricromia Gallery, Rome


2009

Coincidence
Curated by 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






→ Select group exhibitions include:

2022

Daria Irincheeva Marina Sagona Noa Charuvi UNSETTLED
Curated by Sibilla Maiarelli

New Collectors Gallery, New York 



2021

Dreamers
Curated by Maurita Cardone and Laura Mega

Urban spaces around NYC, New York


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




→ Select books include:

2021

The Comedy of Women


Texts by Colum McCann, Martino Marazzi, Judith Thurman, Sophie Gee, Jhumpa Lahiri, Carol Muske-Dukes, Nicole Krauss, Alice Sebold, Leslie Jamison, Claire Messud, Anna Funder 

published by Longo Editore in collaboration with Ravenna Festival



2021

Ubi Consistam

Text by Kosme de Barañano 

published by Chiquita Ediciones


2013

My Inner Witch

Text by Giovanna Calvino

published by Mondadori


2011

Amour Fou

Texts by Mario Desiati, Olga Gambari 

published by Italic Arte




2010

Frida Kahlo

Text by Vanna Cercenà 

published by Einaudi


2008
 

At Home
Texts by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Giovanna Calvino, Antonio Monda, Lea Mattarella
published by Orecchio Acerbo