Marinella Senatore (Italy, 1977) lives and works between Berlin and Madrid. She teaches at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and the University Complutense of Madrid, (Spain). She attended the National Film School in Rome, the Fine Art School in Naples, and is graduated with a degree in Art also at the University of
Castilla-La Mancha where she also is working on a PHD in Public Art.
Marinella Senatore works with photography, drawing, video, installation and sound; in her projects, often developed in collaboration with institutions as museums and universities, she involves entire communities in the creative process (i.e. a community of retired miners from Sicily, 2010; a group of rappers from Harlem, NYC, 2009; mora than 200 Lower East Side residents, NYC, and more). The viewer becomes participant, and the hierarchy between the artist as author and the public as recipient can be questioned and rewritten. The public is involved as co-writer, actor, set designer, camera operator, director…sharing time, experiences and skills, acquiring new knowledges in an atmosphere of ongoing laboratory, in contact with the contents they find in their environment and according to the level of involvement they want.
Her work has been exhibited widely throughout the Italy and abroad, incuding ILLUMINATIONS, 54th International Art Exhibition, Venice; DUBLIN CONTEMPORARY, Dublin; MACRO Museum, Rome; Riso Museum, Palermo; MADRE Museum, Naples; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockolm; The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and more.
In 2011 she has won the fellowship of American Academy in Rome; in 2010 the New York Prize, the XXI Bellisario Award and Terna Prize; in 2009 she won the scholarship of Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris for the ArtOmi International Artists Residency, NY ; in 2011 she was a finalist of Furla Art Award.