About

Monica Gorini nasce a Domodossola nel 1967, vive e lavora tra Milano e il Lago d’Orta. Diplomata all’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera a Milano, con docenti eccellenti come Elena Pontiggia e Paolo Minoli, ha da sempre affiancato all’attività artistica la formazione in ambito pedagogico didattico collaborando con l‘Università Bicocca di Milano e con  l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia, 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, inoltre, alcune tra le Istituzioni di riferimento per collaborazioni e ricerche in campo didattico e artistico.

Nel 2006 entra in contatto con Gioia Aloisi, artista formatasi a fianco di personaggi di spicco della scena artistica internazionale come Bruno Munari, Silvio Coppola, Cruz Diez, Denise Rene, Fausta Squatriti e Luigi Veronesi, da cui trae preziosi insegnamenti e competenze. Con Aloisi gestirà, fino al 2017, Edu-art, Associazione culturale fondata con lo scopo di diffondere arte e cultura ed esporrà al Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art di New York, 2007-2009, due sculture nell’ambito di un pubblico di artisti-ricercatori, riuniti  nella conferenza intitolata Multi-modal approaches to learning, creativity and communication.

La ricerca artistica di Monica Gorini, che attinge all’esperienza vissuta per molti anni con persone non vedenti, si basa sulla contaminazione tra diversi linguaggi con una spiccata propensione alla sperimentazione. Le sue opere, infatti, si caratterizzano per un rimando costante al multi-sensoriale e sono accompagnate da testi poetici che l’artista compone in prima persona.
Autodidatta in ambito fotografico, combina spesso riferimenti e materiali personali del proprio mondo poetico e onirico con teorie scientifiche e filosofiche, riunendoli in un’unica forma di narrazione. 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.

 

 

Monica Gorini was born in Domodossola in 1967. She lives and works between Milan and Lake Orta. Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera in Milan, with excellent professors such as Elena Pontiggia and Paolo Minoli, she has always combined her training in the field of teaching and pedagogy with the artistic activity, in cooperation with the University of Milano-Bicocca and the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, U.I.C. Unione Italiana Ciechi (Italian Union of Blind People) and Istituto dei Ciechi di Milano (Institute of Blind People of Milan), Triennale Design Museum, the Municipality of Milan, and Art Beyond Sight in New York are other entities of reference for her collaborations and research in art and education.

In 2006, she became acquainted with artist Gioia Aloisi, who studied alongside prominent personalities from the international art scene such as Bruno Munari, Silvio Coppola, Cruz Diez, Denise Rene, Fausta Squatriti, and Luigi Veronesi, whose lessons and skills were invaluable. Until 2017, they co-managed Edu-art, a cultural association founded with the aim of spreading art and culture, displaying two sculptures in 2007-2009 at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York, as part of the conference ‘Multi-modal approaches to learning, creativity and communication’ involving an audience of artists-researchers.

Monica Gorini’s artistic research, inspired by the long-time experience with blind people, is based on the blend of different languages and a marked disposition to experimentation. Her works always include a reference to multi-sensoriality and are accompanied by the poems composed by the artist herself.

She is a self-taught photographer and often combines personal references and materials from her own poetic and oneiric world with scientific and philosophical theories, bringing them together in a single form of narration. Particularly close to the world of nature and rights, she is in search of an aesthetic purpose stimulating also current and intimate thoughts, aimed at developing social consciousness and a new spiritual ecology of the world.

 

 

selected group exhibitions

2021   DIALOGHI SICILIANI. Dimensione astratta, un orizzonte sensibile
Palazzo Duchi di Santo Stefano, Taormina (ME) Catania Art Gallery in collaboration with Accademia di Belle Arti di Brescia SantaGiulia. Under the Patronage of: Assessorato Regionale alla Cultura e Identità Siciliana, Città di Taormina, Accademia di Belle Arti di Catania.
2021   La porta, installation, Land art, Finalist Arte Laguna Prize, Arsenale di Venezia.

2020  Exhibition finalists Arteam cup 6th edition. La porta, installation, Land Art, Fondazione Dino Zoli, Forlì. – VIDEO

2019   Photography Gala Awards Exhibition. Finalists and winning works. Galeria Valid Foto,Barcelona.

BIPA, Barcelona International Photography Awards. Photography and painting. Screening finalists

works. Galeria Valid Foto, Barcelona.

2018   International 5th Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. The wrong body.

Space Nau Bostik, Barcelona.

Towards the sky. Photographic exhibition. Chiostri dell’Umanitaria, Milan.

2017   Photography Gala Awards Exhibition. Finalists and winning works. Galeria Valid Foto,

Barcelona.

The other view. Photographic exhibition. Società Umanitaria, Chiostro dei Glicini, Milan.

2016   Berlin Foto Biennal.4th Biennal of fine art & Documentary Photography. Palazzo Italia,

Berlin.

Dreams from Karim to Lin. Photographic exhibition. Villa Forno, Milan. By invitation and

in collaboration with Università Bicocca of Milan.

Dreamland. Photographic exhibition. The Se Center for Photography, Greenville, South

Carolina, USA.

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.

2012   Screening of works. Painting.Time Square, New York.

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

2009   The way. Multisensory sculpture. Multi-modal approaches to learning, creativity and

communication. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Signs. Photographic exhibition. Superstudio 13, via Forcella 13, Milan.

2008   Kaleidoscopio, performance and multisensory works for blind and not blind people. Blind

Institute Milan.

2007  Discovery the invisible. Sculptures. Multi-modal approaches to learning, creativity and

communication. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Multisensory performance. Photographic and sculptures. Circolo culturale P. Bentivoglio,

U.I.C.Union Italian blind, Milan.

Photographic exhibition. Winning and finalists. Paris Photo Prize, Px3 Prix de la

Photographie, Paris.

selected solo exhibitions

2020  Sculptures, design and paintings. Chromatic harmonies. 5 Vie D’N’A. Design for a better

world. Milano design city. Atelier Maura Coscia.

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

Milan.

2018  Water and matters. Painting and installations. Bi-personal with Gorini Lorenzo, father. Sala

della Gran Guardia, Portoferraio, Elba Island.

2012  Dreams from Karim to Lin, bi-personal. Photographic exhibition. Triennale Design Museum,

Milan.

2011  The other view, bi-personal. Project with blind people. Blind Institute Milan.

 

fairs

2018  Paratissima Art Fair, Caserma La  Marmora, Turin.

Paratissima Art Fair, Spazio_Base, Milan.

2015  Ordine o Caos? Paratissima, XI ,Turin Expositions.

2012  Carrousel du Louvre, Salon Art Shopping, Paris.

 

performance, istallations

2019    Land Art, Outdoor installation “La porta”, Mottarone, Piemonte, Italy.

Land Art, Outdoor installation “La porta”, Villa Nobel, finalists exhibition prize. Sanremo,

Italy. 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.

2017    Reflecting on war, installation of artist books, Woman’s essence. Espace Comminees, Paris.

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

War to war, installation of artist books. Finalist Arte Laguna Prize. The Arsenal of

Venice.

2015   The tree of life, performance with the participation of blind people. Chiostri della Società

Umanitaria, Milan.

White books, installation of artist books, finalist selected by Paratissima, Hit Parade, Mauto,

Museo dell’Automobile, Turin.

2014   Travelers all together, performance. Event for 3rd intercultural Day “MOVING

TOWARDS”. Places of the city, intercultural dialogues. By invitation of Università Bicocca

of Milan.

2013   Star’s Labyrinth, performance. Creating  installations of artists books and photography. Space O.C.A,

Officine Creative Ansaldo, Milan.

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”.

White books, installation of artist books, Space O.C.A, Officine Creative Ansaldo, Milan.

2008    Discovering the Invisible, installation. Reconstruction of a work of art in the dark. Center

of art and creativity, Edu- art, Milan.

 

prizes

2020    Finalist Arte Laguna Prize. The Arsenal of Venice.

2020    First selection. COCA Center of Contemporary Artists, project.

2020    Finalist Arteam cup 6th edition.

2019    Finalist Arteam cup 5th edition.

Special Prize Vanillaedizioni, Arteamcup 2019.

2019    Winner, Gutemberg Edition, contest.

2016    Finalist Arte Laguna Prize. The Arsenal of Venice.

 

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.

https://www.thegalaawards.com/

 

Other prizes and mentions: write to the artist

Recent talks and workshops in artistic field

2019  Talk and workshop, Libreria Hoepli, Milan.

2018  Talk 5th International Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography. Space Nau Bostik,

Barcelona, Spain. Director: Julio Hirsh Hardy 

 

International sites and magazines

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

https://cocaproject.art/artists/monica-gorini-coca20/

https://www.dodho.com

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

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

 

educational field

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 art. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NY

 

International jury panel

CROSS Project | LIS LAB Performing Arts

 

collections

Foto Nostrum Gallery, Barcelona

Private collections

 

 

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