Mariella BETTINESCHI Italian, b. 1948 -

Feminist artist Mariella BETTINESCHI stands out in the international panorama for the continuous research on feminine languages, able to tell the centrality of the woman, her infinite capacities to bring the world into the world. The artist has probed, through different methods and materials, the possible relationships with reality, focusing particular attention to women’s condition, through a multidisciplinary approach dedicated to painting, sculpture, architecture. Photography and digital image have played a crucial role for her, thanks to their possibility of manipulation.


After completing the art school in 1970, she graduated from the Giacomo Carrara Academy of Fine Arts in Bergamo. The year before moving to Berlin, where she worked until 1995, Bettineschi participated at the 43rd Edition of the Venice Biennale (1988). Bettineschi was included in various solo and group exhibition: ‘Aspekte der Biennale Venedig’ at the Munich Art Forum Blau and ‘Farbe der Ferne’, at the Kunstverein in Heidelberg (1988), European Sculpture City in Turku, Finland (1994), ‘Stolen from Time’ at the Galleria Continua in San Gimignano (1998) , ‘The Dressing of the Bride’ at the Kunstverein in Heidelberg (1999), installation N.Y.C. Groundzero at the Museum of New Art in Detroit and the IIC in New York (2002), the touring exhibition Voyager, which travelled through the United States (2006).


Recent exhibitions include: ‘TI BERGAMO’ exhibition at the GAMEC, Bergamo, (2020), ‘Perceptions 1’, Fondazione Volume, Rome (2019); ‘ART UP’, UBI BANCA, Bergamo, (2019); ‘The next era’, NOAM, Bergamo (2017); ‘Works from 1980 to 1986’, The Piper Gallery, London (2014). She published several books and was included in various publications: in 2019 Electa Mondadori published the monograph Mariella Bettineschi, ‘The next era’, with texts by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio, Paola Ugolini e Attilia Fattori Franchini; and in 1990 Electa published her first monograph, edited by Achille Bonito Oliva.