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Marina Sagona is an Italian and American artist working in a variety of media whose practice is concerned with exploring family ties and communication in 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
She is represented by Chiquita Room Gallery.












→ Select film festivals and screenings

2023
Stabat Mater Award Winner, Sunworld International Film Festival, Sirkazhi, India 


Stabat Mater Semi-finalist, New York International Women Festival, New York US

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

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

2022
Stabat Mater Semi-finalist, Philadelphia Arthouse Film Festival, Philadelphia, US

Stabat Mater Semi-finalist, International Cosmopolitan Film Festival of Tokyo, Tokyo Japan

Stabat Mater Semi-finalist, Dublin World Film Festival, Dublin Ireland

Stabat Mater Semi-finalist, Rio de Janeiro World Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro Brazil

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

Stabat Mater Official selection, London Rocks Film Festival, London UK

COUSCOUS Official selection, London Rocks Film Festival, London UK

Stabat Mater Honorable Mention, Art Film Awards, Skopje Macedonia

Stabat Mater Official selection, Experimental Film Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico

Stabat Mater
Official selection, Desenzano Film Festival, Desenzano sul Garda Italy

Stabat Mater
Semi-finalist, BIDEODROMO Experimental Film and Video Festival, Bilbao Spain

Stabat Mater
Nominee, LA Indipendent Women Film Awards, Los Angeles US

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

COUSCOUS
Official selection, On Art Film Festival, Warsaw Poland

2021
COUSCOUS
Official selection, Prague International Indie Film Festival, Prague Czech Republic

COUSCOUS
Official selection, Non-Syntax Experimental Image festival, Taipei Taiwan

COUSCOUS
Loop Festival, Barcelona Spain

2020
Self-Portrait
Loop Festival/Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Barcelona Spain

2019
Self-Portrait
Palazzo della Cultura, Galatina Italy

Self-Portrait
MACRO Museum, Rome Italy






→ Select solo exhibitions


2023

Stabat Mater
Curated by Sophia Ma (upcoming)
Chiquita Room Gallery, Barcelona Spain


2021

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



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

Ierimonti Gallery, New York US


2016

 

Eden
La Nuova Pesa Gallery, Rome Italy


2016


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
Essays by Olga Gambari and Mario Desiati
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



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 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


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 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


2009

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


2000

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



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

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



→ Awards/Residencies/Nominations

2023
Sunworld International Film Festival Award Winner, Sarkazhi, India

2022
Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award Nomination, New York US

2022
Cadence Video Poetry Film Festival Award Winner, Seattle US

2021
Chiquita Room Gallery Artist Residency, Barcelona Spain

2019
Domus Artist Residency, Galatina Italy