LAVERONICA

Marinella Senatore

lives and works in Paris and Cava Dei Tirreni
Trained in music, fine arts and film, her practice is characterized by public participation, initiating a dialogue between history, culture and social structures. Rethinking the role of the artist as author and the public as recipient, Senatore’s work merges forms of protest, learning theatre, oral histories, vernacular forms, protest dance and music, public ceremonies, civil rituals and mass events, reflecting on the political nature of collective formations and their impact on the social history of places and communities. Her performances, paintings and collages, installations, videos, photography and sound pieces focus on “social themes and urban issues”such as emancipation and equality, social structures, systems of aggregation and labour conditions, envisioning the stage as a social platform, articulating ideas of emancipation and common good,and highlighting several cases and causes – white supremacy, feminist movements or marching bands on strike – in which communities shaped through music, dance, spectacle or protest are able to generate a potential for social change. Working collaboratively and creating new possibilities for public involvement and modes of encounter, the localcommunities are involved in different ways: residents share their skills and expertise or achieve new ones, negotiating with the artist to determine the part each person would play in the project, which often encompassesworkshops where the participants take on the roles of non-professional scriptwriters, costume designers, camera operators, set designers, dancers and so on, based on the agreed format and investigating the possibilities of local improvement. Rosas (2012), an opera for the screen, involved 20,000 citizens from Germany, Spain and Great Britain. In 2013 the artist founded The School of Narrative Dance, a nomadic school that is free of charge and that focuses on storytelling, based on educational systems fostering the emancipation of the student and activating processes of self-cultivation. Her work has been exhibited widely throughout Italy and abroad, including: Centre Pompidou, Paris; QueensMuseum, NY; Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Paris; Faena Art Forum, Miami; Kunsthaus Zurich; Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; High Line, NY; Kunsthalle, Sankt Gallen; 54th Venice Biennale, Illuminations; MAXXI Museum, Rome; Whitechapel, London; Matadero, Madrid; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; MACRO Museum, Rome; Madre Museum, Naples; 13e Biennale de Lyon; 5th Thessaloniki Biennial; Bozar, Brussels; Liverpool Biennial 2014; Kunstverein Ar/Ge Kunst, Bolzano; Quad, Derby; ViaFarini, Milan; CRAC Alsace, Altkirch; Centre of Contemporary Art, Torun; Petach Tikva Museum of Art, Tel Aviv; Para/Site, Hong Kong; Istanbul Modern; 12th Bienal de Cuenca; 6th Biennial of the Moving Image, Mechelen; 7th Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art; 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana; 7th
Lives in Paris and Cava dei Tirreni
Shiryaevo Biennial; 4th Athens Biennial; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, Turin; 11th Havana Biennial; Visible Award, Serpentine Gallery, London; ISCP, NY; Magasin Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; 3rd Moscow International Biennial for Young Art; CCA, Tel Aviv; La Triennale, Milan; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

 

BIO
MétallOpérette

MétallOpérette, 2016

Piece in 2 two Acts and Overture, 25‘, Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle paper, framed 80 x 105

MétellOpérette_Studio

MétellOpérette_Studio, 2016

mixed media on Crystalene Prepared paper 100% rag
27,9 × 43,2 cm

Modica Street Musical

Modica Street Musical, 2016

HD 6 channel video installation

Protest Bike

Protest Bike, 2016

Chopper bike, magaphones, sounds, flags, mixed media

RE:VERB

RE:VERB, 2015

7 videos for TV broadcasting, 90’’ each

The World Community Feels Good

The World Community Feels Good, 2015

Billboard mt 5 x 4, chairs, 400 books, sound, headphones

Estman Radio

Estman Radio, 2014

free podcast radio

Rosas

Rosas, 2012

Opera in 3 Acts

Estman Radio Drama

Estman Radio Drama, 2011

Radio drama

Variations

Variations, 2011

Double HD video projection, headphones, 21‘

Variations Archive

Variations Archive, 2011

tables, drawings and mixed media on paper dim A3 and A4

Nui Simu (That’s us)

Nui Simu (That’s us), 2010

Single channel, HD video, stereo, color

How Do u Kill The Chemist

How Do u Kill The Chemist, 2009

Different media

HOW DO U KILL THE CHEMIST THE STORY

HOW DO U KILL THE CHEMIST THE STORY, 2009

Single channel video, sound color
8‘

Speak Easy - Director‘s Cut

Speak Easy - Director‘s Cut, 2009

HD video projection (color, sound, 15‘) monitor DVD player, b/w video mute, 3‘, forex, mixed media

ALL THE THINGS I NEED

ALL THE THINGS I NEED, 2006

Single channel video on DVD, sound, color
16‘