Mariella BETTINESCHI Italian, b. 1948 -

Feminist artist Mariella BETTINESCHI stands out in the international panorama for the continuous research on feminist languages able to illustrate, through painting, sculpture, drawing, collage, photography and digital painting, women’s capabilities to bring life into the world.


Born in Brescia, Italy, after completing art school in 1970, she graduated from the Giacomo Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo. In 1988 she participated in the 43rd Edition of the Venice Biennale, and one year later she moved to Berlin, where she worked until 1995. She currently lives and works in Bergamo, Italy. Bettineschi has been included in various solo and group exhibitions, including most recently ‘TI BERGAMO’, GAMEC, Bergamo (2020); ‘Perceptions 1’, Fondazione Volume, Rome (2019); ‘ART UP’, UBI BANCA, Bergamo, (2019); ‘The next era’, NOAM, Bergamo (2017); and ‘Works from 1980 to 1986’, The Piper Gallery, London (2014), amongst others. She is featured in various publications, including a monograph on the artist titled ‘The Next Era’, with texts by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Paola Ugolini and Attilia Fattori Franchini. The artist’s first monograph was published by Electa in 1990, edited by Achille Bonito Oliva.