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.

 

 

Recent talks and workshops in artistic field

2023 Talk and workshop HDEMIA di Belle Arti 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. Monica Gorini author.

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

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 author, Vanillaedizioni 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 group exhibitions

2022 Arteam Cup_group exhibition_ Déconstruction en rose. 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
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. 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

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

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 Monteneri

 

selected solo exhibitions

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

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

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 with Università Bicoccca. Milan

2011   The other view. Photography. Bi-personal. Project with blind people. In collaboration with Blind Institute Milan

 

fairs

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

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

 

prizes

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

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://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/

 

International jury panel

CROSS Project | LIS LAB Performing Arts

 

collections

Foto Nostrum Gallery, Barcelona

Private collections

About | Monica Gorini
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