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Marina Sagona is an Italian and American multimedia conceptual artist. Her practice is concerned with exploring shared identity and dynamics of communication and control.
Her projects are cycles based on several different works, each conveyed through a different medium, including video, sculpture and sound.
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
She is represented by Chiquita Room Gallery.












→ Select film festivals and screenings

2024
Your Dream is My Dream Trånas at the Fringe Experimental films and Videopoems, Trånas Sweden (upcoming)

COUSCOUS  Iperfestival Mattatoio/Palaexpo, Rome Italy (upcoming)

Your Dream is My Dream Geneva International International Film Festival, Geneva Switzerland

Your Dream is My Dream Cadence Video Poetry Film Festival, Seattle US 

COUSCOUS, Ribalta Experimental Film Festival, Vignola Italy 

2023
Stabat Mater Budapest International Film Festival, Budapest Hungary

Stabat Mater LOOP Festival, Barcelona Spain 

COUSCOUS Sirene Wave, Sesto San Giovanni (Mi) Italy

Stabat Mater Lecce Film Fest, Lecce Italy 

Stabat Mater Bogotá Experimental Film Festival / CineAutopsia, Bogotà Colombia 

Stabat Mater Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo Italy

Stabat Mater Harlem Film Festival, New York US  

Stabat Mater New York Arthouse Film Festival, New York US  

Stabat Mater Fisura International Festival of Experimental Film and Video, Mexico City Mexico 

Stabat Mater Award winner, Sipontum Arthouse International Film Festival, Manfredonia Italy 

Stabat Mater Award winner, Ribalta Experimental Film Festival, Vignola Italy

Stabat Mater Award Winner, Sunworld International Film Festival, Sirkazhi, India 


Stabat Mater New York International Women Festival, New York US

Stabat Mater Blow-Up International Arthouse Filmfest, Chicago, US

Stabat Mater MoPOP Matinee Takeover, Museum of Popular Culture, Seattle US

2022
Stabat Mater Philadelphia Arthouse Film Festival, Philadelphia, US

Stabat Mater International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

Stabat Mater Dublin World Film Festival, Dublin Ireland

Stabat Mater Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

Stabat Mater Video Art and Experimental Film Festival, New York US

Stabat Mater London Rocks Film Festival, London UK

COUSCOUS London Rocks Film Festival, London UK

Stabat Mater Art Film Awards, Skopje Macedonia

Stabat Mater Experimental Film Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico

Stabat Mater 
Desenzano Film Festival, Desenzano sul Garda Italy

Stabat Mater
BIDEODROMO Experimental Film and Video Festival, Bilbao Spain

Stabat Mater
LA Indipendent Women Film Awards, Los Angeles US

Stabat Mater
Award Winner, Cadence Video Poetry Film Festival, Seattle US

COUSCOUS
Award winner, On Art Film Festival, Warsaw Poland

2021
COUSCOUS
Prague International Indie Film Festival, Prague Czech Republic

COUSCOUS
Non-Syntax Experimental Image festival, Taipei Taiwan

COUSCOUS
LOOP Festival,
Barcelona Spain

2020
Self-Portrait LOOP FestivaL,
Barcelona Spain

2019
Self-Portrait Palazzo della Cultura, Galatina Italy

Self-Portrait MACRO Museum, Rome Italy






→ Select solo exhibitions


2023

Stabat Mater/Obliterations
Curated by Sophia Ma
Chiquita Room Gallery, Barcelona Spain


2021

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



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



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


2018


La Prigioniera/The Prisoner
Essay by Claire Messud

Fondaco Gallery, Rome Italy


2017


Eden

Curated by Ierimonti gallery


Ierimonti Gallery, New York US


2016

 

Eden
Curated by Ierimonti gallery
La Nuova Pesa Gallery, Rome Italy


The Comedy of Women

Essay by Colum McCann

Ierimonti Gallery, New York US


2012


Less and More

Curated by Paola Quintavalle

Generation Gallery, New York US


2010

 

Amour Fou
Curated by Olga Gambari
Tricromia Gallery, Rome Italy


2009


Coincidence
Curated by Olga Gambari
41artecontemporanea, Turin Italy


2008

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


2007


Punti Fermi
Curated by Lea Mattarella
Le Nuvole Gallery, Palermo Italy






→ Select group exhibitions




2023
FotoNoviembre Bienal Internacional de Fotografía de Tenerife
Curated by Diana Padrón Alonso
TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes - Centro de Fotografia Isla de Tenerife, Tenerife, Spain 

Follow the Thread
Curated by Barbara Pavan and Maurita Cardone
Different venues in SoHo and the Meatpacking District, New York US 

The Art of Access
Benefit exhibition curated by Sibilla Maiarelli
New Collectors Gallery, Vision Projects, New York US 

2022
Daria Irincheeva Marina Sagona Noa Charuvi UNSETTLED
Curated by Sibilla Maiarelli
New Collectors Gallery, New York US



2021


Dreamers
Curated by Maurita Cardone and Laura Mega

Urban spaces around NYC, New York US



2020


#chezmaddalena
Curated by Romina De Novellis

179 Rue Saint-Maur, Paris France


2019


Red and Reds
Curated by Maurizio Pellegrin

The Hub Center for the Arts, New York US


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 Italy


 

2018


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

WeGil, Rome Italy


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 Italy


2015
Premio Fabbri Quinta Edizione
Curated by Lea Mattarella

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande, Bologna Italy

 

2011
La Recherche
Curated by Michele von Buren

RvB Arts, Rome Italy


2009
Lungara 18
Curated by Lucianella Cafagna

Stanze Segrete, Rome Italy


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

Marte Gallery, Rome Italy


2007
Bratislava Biennial
Curated by Barbara Brathová
Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava Slovakia


2000
Videotrip 01
Curated by Caudio Di Biagio

Teatro Vascello, Rome Italy


I Live Here
Curated by Owen Phillips

California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco US





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→ Select books and publications



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



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

2008
At Home
Texts by Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Lila Azam Zanganeh, Giovanna Calvino, Antonio Monda, Lea Mattarella
published by Orecchio Acerbo



→ Awards/Residencies/Nominations


2024
Your Dream is My Dream - best experimental film at Geneva International Film Festival, Geneva Switzerland

2023
Stabat Mater - Film of the Season at Sipontum Arthouse International Film Festival, Manfredonia Italy

Stabat Mater - Best Experimental Film at Sipontum Arthouse International Film, Festival  Manfredonia Italy

Stabat Mater - Best Concept/Script Award
at Ribalta Experimental Film Festival, Vignola Italy 

Stabat Mater - Best Experimental Film at Sunworld International Film Festival, Sirkazhi India

2022
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award Nomination, New York US

Stabat Mater - Best Experimental Video Poetry by an Artist at Cadence Video Poetry Film Festival, Seattle US

Couscous - Best Experimental Film
at On Art Film Festival, Warsaw Poland

2021
Chiquita Room Gallery Artist Residency, Barcelona Spain

2019
Domus Artist Residency, Galatina Italy