About

Monica Gorini  (Domodossola 1967). Dopo aver soggiornato a San Francisco, Londra, Parigi e New York, vive e lavora tra Milano e il Lago d’Orta. Diplomata all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera a Milano, ha da sempre affiancato all’attività artistica la formazione in ambito pedagogico didattico collaborando con Università e con Accademie di Belle Arti. Università Bicocca di Milano, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, U.I.C. Unione Italiana Ciechi e Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano, Triennale Design Museum, Comune di Milano, Art Beyond Sight di New York, sono alcune tra le Istituzioni di riferimento per collaborazioni e ricerche. Monica Gorini è esperta di linguaggi para-verbali grazie agli studi, ma soprattutto per l’esperienza maturata in molti anni di lavoro con persone non vedenti e ipovedenti (ha insegnato teatro, scultura, tenuto laboratori per lo sviluppo della creatività artistica e poetica, per la comprensione di opere d’arte attraverso la multisensorialità e l’emozione). Ha sviluppato una forma di espressione che si avvale di diversi linguaggi: pittura, scultura, fotografia, video e installazioni. Nel suo approccio cross-modale alla Natura, ossia con una interconnessione tra i sensi, molto vicinai alla sinenstesia, il suo pensiero è olistico, c’è il riconoscimento  di una intelligenza dell’Universo che unifica il Tutto e che coinvolge molti aspetti del sapere: matematici, botanici, filosofici, estetici, scientifici, poetici, persino spirituali. Sensibilmente legata al mondo della natura e dei diritti è alla ricerca di un’estetica che stimoli anche riflessioni attuali ed intime, finalizzate allo sviluppo di una coscienza sociale e di una nuova ecologia spirituale del mondo. La sua produzione artistica si distingue per il suo carattere esperienziale.

 

 

Member of the Color Group. Italian Color Association

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Monica Gorini (Domodossola 1967). After spent periods in San Francisco, London, Paris and New York, she lives and works in Milan and Lake Orta. A graduate of the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan, she has always combined her artistic activity with teaching in the pedagogical and educational field, collaborating with universities and Fine Arts Academies. The Università Bicocca in Milan, Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, U.I.C. Italian Union of the Blind and Institute of the Blind of Milan, Triennale Design Museum, Municipality of Milan and Art Beyond Sight in New York are some of her reference institutions for collaborations and research. Monica Gorini is an expert in para-verbal languages through her studies, but above all the experience gained in many years of working with blind and visually impaired people (she has taught theatre and sculpture, and held workshops for the development of artistic and poetic creativity, for the understanding of artworks through multi-sensoriality and emotion). She has developed a form of expression that makes use of different languages: painting, sculpture, photography, video and installations. In her cross-modal approach to Nature, i.e. with an interconnection between the senses, very close to synaesthesia, her thought is holistic, with the recognition of an intelligence of the Universe that unifies the Whole and involves many aspects of knowledge: mathematical, botanical, philosophical, aesthetic, scientific, poetic and even spiritual. Sensitively close to the world of nature and rights, she is in search of an aesthetic that also stimulates current and intimate reflections, aimed at the development of a social conscience and a new spiritual ecology of the world. Her artistic production stands out by its experiential character.

 

 

Recent talks and workshops in artistic field

2024  Talks and workshops Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Milano. Beyond sight: new dimensions of knowledge related to an integrated use of the senses. Multimodality and multisensoriality as an approach to learning, creativity and communication. Monica Gorini’s Accessible Art; an interweaving of contemporary artistic languages

2023  Talk, Polytechnic University of Lecco, XVIII  edition of the International Conference on Color. September 15 – 16.  Organized by the Gruppo del Colore – Italian Color Association. Multimodality and multisensoriality in the color study of nature.  Personal research

2023  Talk, Galleria Gilda Contemporary art, in conversation with Cristina Gilda Artese, Claudia Beltramo Ceppi

2023  Talk, Casa Badanelli Donati. Presentation of the research: Synthèse visuelle. Breaking down the moment into frames. In conversation with the curator Lorella Giudici

2023  Talks and workshops Academy of Fine Arts Brera, Milano. Experience, new dimensions of knowledge related to the senses. Multimodal and multisensory approach to learning, creativity and communication. The integrated use of artistic languages ​​according to my personal experience of artistic and theatrical work related to blind and visually impaired people. Presentation of the book: Synthèse visuelle. Breaking down the moment into frames, the diary of a quest

2023  Talk and workshop HDEMIA Academy of Fine Arts SantaGiulia, Brescia. Colors as an expression of experiential and direct knowledge. Understanding nature through the senses. Presentation of the book: Synthèse visuelle. Breaking down the moment into frames, the diary of a quest

2022  Talk, Libreria Internazionale Hoepli. Presentation of the book: Synthèse visuelle. Breaking down the moment into frames, the diary of a quest

2022  Talk, Galleria Studio Rossetti, Genova. Presentation of the book: Synthèse visuelle. Breaking down the moment into frames, the diary of a quest.  Monica Gorini in conversation with Lorella Giudici. Vannillaedizioni editor

2019  Talk and workshops, Libreria Internazionale Hoepli, Milan. The photographic project

2018  Talk, 5th International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. Space Nau Bostik, Barcelona. The role of Photography in contemporary art

 

selected solo exhibitions

2023   Decodificare la natura. Interconnessioni sensoriali. Installations, sculptures, photography and multisensory experiences. Galleria Vico Spinola, Savona. Curated by Livia Savorelli

2023   I codici del giardino. Installations, sculptures, photography, poetry,  opera video, multisensory experiences. Casa Badanelli Donati, Armeno. Project curated by the artist and Lorella Giudici

2023   Synthèse visuelle. Sculptures and installations, photography, video. Gilda Contemporary art. Via San Maurilio, 14, Milan

2021   Variations sensibles. Sculpture. Ditta Cesare Crespi. Via Brera 28, Milan. Milan Design Week. Fuorisalone

2020   Chromatic harmonies. Sculptures, design and paintings. 5 Vie D’N’A. Design for a better world. Milano design city curated by 5 Vie

2019   Only strips, only colors. Photography. Spazio Espositivo Secondopiano, Libreria Hoepli, Milan

2018   Water and matters. Painting and installations. Bi-personal with Gorini Lorenzo. Sala della Gran Guardia, Portoferraio, Elba Island

2012   Dreams from Karim to Lin. Photographic exhibition. Bi-personal. Triennale Design Museum, Milan. In collaboration and curated by Università Bicoccca. Milan

2011   The other view. Photography. Bi-personal. Project with blind people. In collaboration with Blind Institute Milan, curated by the artists and Erica Monteneri, President UIC Union Italian Blind, Milan

2008  Le corps et la poésie. Photography exhibition. Bi-personal. Galerie Corrado Bortone. Paris

 

selected group exhibitions

2024  CONNEXXION. Festival Diffuso di Arte Contemporanea. Il Giardino dentro. Poetica della libertà. Ex carcere di Sant’Agostino, Savona

2023  Arteam Cup_group exhibition_ Sine Fine. Installation. Palazzo del Commissario,
Fortezza del Priamar, Savona.Curated by Matteo Galbiati, Livia Savorelli 

2023  Painting and photography_ finalist exhibitions, Libreria Bocca, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan

2022  Arteam Cup_group exhibition_ Déconstruction en rose. Sculpture. Palazzo del Commissario,
Fortezza del Priamar, Savona.Curated by Matteo Galbiati, Livia Savorelli

2022   Prototyping Utopias / Design in Transition. Synthèse visuelle. The diary of a quest. 5VIE Design Week, part of Milan Design Week. With the contribution of Regione Lombardia Official. Curated by 5Vie Design District
2022   Metropolitan Jungle_group exhibition_ Synthèse visuelle. Breaking down the momet into frames. The diary of a quest. Sartoria Bassani. Milan  5Vie Design District
2021   DIALOGHI SICILIANI. Dimensione astratta, un orizzonte sensibile. Sculpture. Palace Duchi di Santo Stefano, Taormina (ME) Catania Art Gallery in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts SantaGiulia, Brescia. Under the Patronage of: Assessorato Regionale alla Cultura e Identità Siciliana, City of Taormina, Academy of Fine Arts Catania. A cura di Matteo Galbiati, Serena Filippini e Alice Vangelisti.

2021   La porta. Installation, Land art. Finalist at Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale di Venezia. Curated by Bénedicte Alliot, Nathalie Anglès, Matteo Galbiati, Lorenzo Balbi, Beate Reifenscheid, Sophie Goltz

2020   Essences chromatiques. Sculpture. Finalist’s exhibition Arteam cup, Fondazione Dino Zoli, Forlí. Curated by Matteo Galbiati, Livia Savorelli, Nadia Stefanel

2019   Photography  Gala Awards Exhibition. Finalists and winning works. Galeria Valid Foto,Barcelona.  Curated by Julio Hirsh Hardy

2019   BIPA, Barcelona International Photography Awards. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona. Curated by Julio Hirsh Hardy

2019   La porta. Installation. Land art. Finalist’s exhibition Arteam Cup 2019. Villa Nobel, Sanremo. Curated by Matteo Galbiati, Livia Savorelli

2019   12th Pollux Awards and 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers. Gallery Valid Foto, Barcelona. Curated by Julio Hirsh Hardy

2018    5th International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. Space Nau Bostik, Barcelona. Curated by Julio Hirsh Hardy

2018   Towards the sky. Photographic exhibition. Chiostri dell’Umanitaria, Milan. Curated by the artist

2017   Photography Gala Awards Exhibition. Finalists and winning works. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona. Curated by Julio Hirsh Hardy

2017   Reflecting on war. Installation of white books,  for  Woman’s essence. Espace Comminees, Paris

2016   Berlin Foto Biennal. 4th Biennal of fine art & Documentary Photography. Palazzo Italia, Berlin. Curated by Julio Hirsh Hardy

2016   Dreams from Karim to Lin. Photographic exhibition. Villa Forno, Milan. By invitation and in collaboration with Università Bicocca of Milan

2016   Dreamland. Photographic exhibition. The Se Center for Photography, Greenville, South Carolina, USA. Curated by Michael Pannier

2014   The Way and Touchsenses. Multisensory sculptures. By invitation and in collaboration with Università Bicocca of Milan and Municipality of Milan

2013   The places of imaginary. Photographic exhibition. Space O.C.A, Officine Creative Ansaldo, Milan. Curated by the artist

2012   European mosaic.  Paintings, Cultural contact IV, Galerie Espace Montréal , Canada

2012   Paintings.  Carrousel du Louvre, Salon Art Shopping, Paris

2011   The other view. Photographic exhibition. Project with blind people and in collaboration with Blind Institute, Milan.

2011   Art in mind. Digital art. Brick Lane Art Gallery, London. Curated by the Gallerist

2007   Discovery the invisible. Sculptures. Multi-modal approaches to learning, creativity and communication. Poster session. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Curated by Art Beyond Sight, NY

2009   The way. Multisensory sculpture. Multi-modal approaches to learning, creativity and communication. Poster session. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Curated by Art Beyond Sight, NY

2009   Signs. Photographic exhibition. Superstudio 13, via Forcella 13, Milan. Curated by Spazio 81

2008   Kaleidoscopio, performance and multisensory works for blind and not blind people. Blind Institute, Milan. Curated by the artist

2008   Multisensory performance. U.I.C. Union Italian blind, Milan. Curatet by Erica Montener

 

fairs

2023  Fiera di Montichiari, Brescia

2022  BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera, Bergamo

2018  Paratissima Art Fair, Caserma La  Marmora, Turin

2018  THROUGH THE BLACK MIRROR. Paratissima Art Fair, Spazio_Base, Milan

2015  Ordine o Caos? Paratissima, XI ,Turin

2012  Carrousel du Louvre, Salon Art Shopiing, Paris

 

performance, installations

2023    I codici del giardino, Outdoor performance with dancers and poets, Casa Badanelli Donati, Armeno

2019    La porta, Land Art, Outdoor installation Mottarone, Piemonte, Italy

2019    La porta, Land Art, Outdoor installation Villa Nobel, finalists exhibition prize. Sanremo. Curated by  Matteo Galbiati, Livia Savorelli

https://www.arteamcup.it/arteam-cup-2019-i-finalisti/

2017    Non una di meno, shared work and performance. Building a great Mandala of colored salt.

With the participation of 100 female artists. In occasion of Internazional women’s day. Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan. Curated by Tiziana Tacconi

2017    Reflecting on war, installation of artist books, Woman’s essence. Espace Comminees, Paris. Curated by Laura Francesca Di Trapani

2016    White books, installation of artist books, Rooms of Bramante, Rome

2016    War to war, installation of artist books. Finalist Arte Laguna Prize. The Arsenal of Venice. Curated by Igor Zanti

2015    The tree of life, performance with the participation of blind people. Chiostri della Società Umanitaria, Milan. Curated by the artist

2015    White books, installation of artist books, finalist selected by Paratissima, Hit Parade, Mauto, Museo dell’Automobile, Turin. Curated by Francesca Canfora

2014    Travelers all together, performance. Event for 3rd intercultural Day “MOVING TOWARDS”. Places of the city, intercultural dialogues. By invitation of Università Bicocca, Milan

2013    Star’s Labyrinth, performance. Creating  installations of artists books and photography. Space O.C.A, Officine Creative Ansaldo, Milan. Curated by the artist

2013    Con-ta-ci, Performance. Creating a big mandala of colored salt. Tibet Pavilion. Collateral event to the 55th Biennal of Venice, in collaboration with Academy of Fine Arts, Brera. Curated by Ruggero Maggi e Tiziana Tacconi

2008    Discovering the Invisible. Installation. Reconstruction of a work of art in the dark. Center of art and creativity, Edu- art, MiIan

2008   Kaleidoscopio.  Performance, theatrical and multisensory work with Blind people and visually impared people. Center of art and creativity, Edu- art, MiIan

 

prizes

2023    Finalist Arteam cup 8th edition

2023    Finalist Comel Prize.

2022    Finalist Arteam cup 7th edition

2020    Finalist Arte Laguna Prize. The Arsenal of Venice

2020    First selection. COCA Center of Contemporary Artists

2020    Finalist Arteam cup 6th edition

2019    Finalist Arteam cup 5th edition

Special Prize Vanillaedizioni, Arteamcup 2019

2019    Winner, Gutemberg Edition, contest

 

photographic awards (selection)

2018   Winner Contemporary Photography Award, Barcelona Foto Biennale.

2017   Winner 11th Edition JMCA, Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers,

with Diana Nicholette Jeon, United States and Isabela Pacini, Brazil.

2016    Finalist Arte Laguna Prize. The Arsenal of Venice

Other prizes and mentions: write to the artist

 

In educational field (selected)

2022   Teaching. Tecniche espressive integrate. ACME Academy of Fine Arts, Novara

2013   Workshops “Enter the painting” and “Fotograficamente”. Event organized by Bicocca University, Milan. Invitation by “Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la formazione Riccardo Massa”

2012   Workshop  “Enter the painting” for blind, not blind and visually impaired people. Project in collaboration with Art Beyond sight Awareness month, New York. CAM, corso Garibaldi, Milan. Under the patronage of the city of Milan

2012   Workshop and performance “Energy dreams”. Inside the Festival “The right to be children”. Event organized by Bicocca University, Milan. Invitation by “Dipartimento di Scienze Umane per la formazione Riccardo Massa”. Triennale Design Museum, Milan

2011   Workshop “The light insight the objects”. Workshop in the dark. Dedicated to blind, not blind and visually impaired people. Project in collaboration with Art Beyond sight, Awareness month, New York. CAM, corso Garibaldi, Milan. Under the patronage of the city of Milan

2006   Workshop “Kaleidoscopio” integrated theatre course for sighted and blind people. Project in collaboration with Art Beyond sight, Awareness month, New York. CAM, corso Garibaldi, Milan. Under the patronage of the city of Milan

2009 and 2007 Conference : MULTI-MODAL APPROACHES TO LEARNING, CREATIVITY AND COMMUNICATION. Sponsored by Art Education for the Blind and the Teachers College Columbia University. Workshop with the sculptures “The way ” and “ Touchsenses ” multimodal and multisensory art Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY

 

International sites and magazines

https://www.lensculture.com/monica-gorini

https://www.dodho.com

https://artelaguna.world/artist/monica-gorini/

https://artsandculture.google.com/asset/la-porta-monica-gorini/

 

International jury panel

CROSS Project | LIS LAB Performing Arts

 

collections

Foto Nostrum Gallery, Barcelona

Private collections

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