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Marina Sagona (b. 1967) is an Italian and American artist working in a variety of media whose practice often explores the concept of control. 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:

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
Italian Institute of Culture, 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
Curated by Simona Marchini
La Nuova Pesa Gallery, Rome


2016

The Comedy of Women

Essays by Colum McCann, Alice Sebold and Anna Funder

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



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:

2021

Ubi Consistam

published by Chiquita Ediciones


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






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 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 and produced the show Senso Unico at MoMA PS1, curated by Alanna Heiss.