Marina Gasparini was born in Gabicce Mare (Pesaro, Urbino) and lives in Bologna, Italy. After graduation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ravenna, she started her artistic activity in Bologna in the ’80s.  She has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and more recently in Bologna. She has created workshops, including : Atlante di classe (2008), Children’s Book Archive, Library Public, Merano. Mappe cucite ( (2009) Literature Festival, Mantova, 2009; Mapping Salamanca (2010), Universidad de Salamanca; Archiscapes (2012), Oulun Taidemuseo, Oulu (Finland); String potrait of Galesburg, (2013) Civic Art Center, Galesburg, Illinois; Alfabetlante, PXL-MAD School of Arts, Hasselt, Belgium (2018); University of Lisbon (2015), and Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul (2013).  Self portrait as Otafuku, (2016) Asahi AIR Residence Shinano Omachi (Japan).  Her work focuses on places for living and on signs as a practices of invention of everyday life. Since 2001, the employment of textiles has been constant. in her works. She has exhibited her works in collective and personal exhibitions.

SOLO  EXHIBITIONS
2019
THE DODDER ( site specific project with Serena Piccinini), BAGNI DI MARIO, BOLOGNA curated by Leonardo Regano.
2018
CHORA PARK, FONDAZIONE COLLEGIO SAN CARLO; MODENA, ITALY, curated by Antonella Battilani.
2017
FROM JAPAN (performance and exhibition) Abc ART SPACE, BOLOGNA.
WALK AND WORDS, CORRAINI MAMbo ARTBOOKSHOP, MAMBO MUSEUM BOLOGNA.
2016
THE FOX AND THE JEWELS, RINOVATION PROJECT ART GALLERY, OMACHI, JAPAN curated by Sosei Sato.
2014
IL DENARO È UN BENE COMUNE (MONEY IS A COMMON GOOD)  MODENA CIVIC ART MUSEUM curated by Cristina Stefani.
2013
RESIDENCY OPEN STUDIO. MIDWEST STUDIOS, BONDI BUILDING, BY ART CIVIC CENTER GALESBURG (ILLINOIS).
2012
OPEN STUDIO IN KULTTUURIKAUPPILA RESIDENCE, II, OULU (FINLAND).
2011/12
ELEGIA, GALLERIA MARIA CILENA, MILAN (I).
2011
SPAESAGGIO, GALLERIA D406, MODENA (ITALY).
2009
WALKING WORDS, GALLERIA CORRAINI, MANTUA (ITALY).
2005
LA MUTA, VANNA GALLERIA CASATI, BERGAMO (ITALY).
2004
QUADERNO ROSA GALLERIA 42, MODENA (ITALY) curator MAURA POZZATI.
2003
LIBROBIANCO, IL FIORILE, BOLOGNA, curated by VALERIO DEHÒ.
2002
DRAMMA ROMANZO, CURATED BY D’ORAZIO, EXPOART, VILLA SERENA, BOLOGNA.
2000
PROTAGONISTE, GALLERIA IL FIORILE, BOLOGNA, curator EDOARDO DI MAURO.
1998
DIS\UP, ZOO GALLERY OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, BOLOGNA, BY SILVIA GRANDI.
1996
JE TE SALUE MÈMOIRE, STUDIO CRISTOFORI GALLERY, BOLOGNA.
1994
WINDOWS, ITALIAN-FRENCH CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, BOLOGNA, BY DANIELLE LONDEI.
1993,
IL GRIMALDELLO DELLO STILE, CURATED BY DARIO TRENTO, TEATRI DI VITA, BOLOGNA
1990
MARCHI REGISTRATI CURATED BY DARIO TRENTO, IL CASSERO, CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, BOLOGNA.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2019
DONNE CHE FANNO LIBRI  A selection of artist’s book by women  and a poetry reading curated by Elisa Pellacani and Daniela Rossi. Millenium Gallery, Bologna (I)
2018
TUTTE! MAGI MUSEUM, PIEVE DI CENTO, CURATED BY VALERIA TASSINARI.
NO PLACE4, EX_CERAMICA VACCARI, SANTO STEFANO DI MAGRA, ITALY.
Art Residence, October-November, Rajasthan (India).
2017
CONTAMINAZIONI DI ENERGIE MLB HOME GALLERY PORTO CERVO SARDINIA.
2016
15TH INTERNATIONAL TRIENNIAL OF TAPESTRY, ŁÓDŹ 2016, CENTRAL MUSEUM OF TEXTILES, IN ŁÓDŹ, POLAND.
BIENNALE DEL DISEGNO DI RIMINI 2016 CANTIERE DISEGNO. MUSEO DELLA CITTÀ DI RIMINI, CURATED BY MASSIMO PULINI.
 PROFILI DEL MONDO. FAR, FABBRICA DELLE ARTI, RIMINI, CURATED BY MASSIMO PULINI, MARINELLA PADERNI, ALESSANDRA BIGI IOTTI,  GIULIO ZAVATTA.
TRIENNALE DESIGN MUSEUM 9, W. WOMEN IN ITALIAN DESIGN. PALAZZO DELLA TRIENNALE, MILANO (I).
TEATRO DEI PRODIGI, MARINA GASPARINI, SILVIA URBINI, SERENA PICCININI. MUSEODI PALAZZO POGGI, BOLOGNA.
2015
BOCCONI AMARI CURATED BY FRANCESCA BABONI, STEFANO  TADDEI, GIANFRANCO FERLISI MAM MUSEO DELL’ALTO MANTOVANO, GAZOLDO DEGGLI IPPOLITI, MANTUA
DISSEMINAZIONI CURATED BY GINO GIANNUIZZI ANTEO REDOVAN CASABIANCA ASSOCIATION, BOLOGNA;
HESTIA LA DIMORA, 5 ARTISTE E UNA DIVINIÀ. SPAZIO ABC GALLERY, BOLOGNA; curated by Maura Pozzati
2014
IL MUCCHIO SELVAGGIO, SET UP FAIR IN BOLOGNA;
IL MUCCHIO SELVAGGIO 2, D406 GALLERY IN MODENA;
DA UNA CREPA, LOCUS SOLUS ASSOCIATION, REPUBBLICA DI SAN MARINO by Luca Morgani e Gilberto Giovagnoli .
2013
NON DI SOLO PANE, SPAZIO OBERDAN, MILAN ;
IL SEGNO DELLA CROCE, MIES GALLERY, MODENA;
TECNOMEDIOEVO, CURATED BY M. PECCHIOLI. REGIONAL MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, TURIN, ITALY;
TAITEEN MAAT, STUDIO VANNA CASATI GALLERY, BERGAMO, ITALY;
ARTE FIERA, INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR IN BOLOGNA, WITH CORRAINI GALLERY .
2012
SIAMO TUTTI GRECI  BENAKIS MUSEUM, ATHENS, GREECE;
CONTEXTILE-TRIENAL DE ARTE TÊXTIL CONTEMPORÂNEA, CASA DA MEMÓRIA, GUIMARÃES, PORTUGAL;
LE VISIONI BARBARICHE, EX MACELLO, RUSSI (RA) CURATED BY BRUNO BANDINI BEATRICE BUSCAROLI.
2011
ART FAIR OF BOLOGNA ;
CASA NOVELLA GUERRA, ART ASSOCIATION, IMOLA (I).
2010
ART FAIR OF BOLOGNA, WITH GALLERIA CORRAINI;
DI FILO IN FILO, A CURATED BY MATTEO GALBIATI; STUDIO TUFANO 25, MILAN;
C’È UNA CERTA INCLINAZIONE DELLA LUCE CURATED BY ELISA BIAGINI, CASA GUIDI, FLORENCE;
PIATTI, PIATTINI, OGGETTI COMUNI FUORI DAL COMUNE, CORRAINI GALLERY, MANTUA;
PLEASE ME FASHION, BY ISABELLA FALBO, PALAZZO DUCALE, SABBIONETA, (MN).
GLOBAL ART PERSPECTIVES: ART 2010 ANNUAL PREVIEW EXHIBITION, BROADWAY GALLERY, NYC, CURATED BY NY ARTS MAGAZINE.
2009
ART FAIR OF BOLOGNA, WITH CORRAINI GALLERY ; WORKS ON PAPER, THE NY ARTS VENICE PAVILION. VENICE
2008
ART FAIR OF BOLOGNA, WITH  GALLERIA CORRAINI;
MINIARTEXTIL, FILARE IL TEMPO, SALON DE L’HOTEL DE LA VILLE, MONTROUGE (PARIS );
PANORAMA, CORRAINI GALLERY, MANTUA;
MINIARTEXTIL, FILARE IL TEMPO, GOCEANO CIVIC CENTER OF ARTS, NULE;
PUNTI DI VISTA, S-BLU SPAZIOLBELLO ART ASSOCIATION, 2008 MILAN;
FIL ROUGE, THE SEWING AND THE EMBROIDERY IN THE CONTEMPORARY ART, CULTURAL ASSOCIATION START, FERRARA, AND FORTRESS MUSEUM OF CENTO (I).
2007
MIART ART FAIR IN MILAN, WITH  GALLERIA VANNA CASATI;
PRIZE OF POETRY ANTONIO DELFINI ILLUSTRATIONS IN SERIE DEL RITORNO POEM BY STEFANO MASSARI, EDITED BY MAZZOLI GALLERY ,CURATED BY EMILIO MAZZOLI, NANNI BALESTRINI, ACHILLE BONITO OLIVA.
2006
MACHO FREE ZONESAFE AND THE CITY, ART FESTIVAL, VAG 61, BOLOGNA (ITALY);
BAU BAU, CURATED BY MARCO MANGO, GALLERY42, MODENA (I).
2007
FILARE IL TEMPO, CURATED BY LUCIANO CARAMEL, S. FRANCESCO CHURCH, COMO.(I)
2005
MIART ART FAIR IN MILAN, WITH GALLERIA VANNA CASATI.
2004
CELEBRATION, 291 GALLERY, LONDON, BY LOUIS BENASSI;
BENVENUTO IN MIA CASA, BY VALENTINA COSTA, VANNA CASATI GALLERY, BERGAMO (I);
MIART, ART FAIR, WITH VANNA CASATI GALLERY, MILAN (I);
CANDIDATO DISEGNATO, BY M. MANGO, GALLERIA 42, MODENA (I);
INTRECCIANO, FORO BOARIO, MODENA, (I).
SECRET GARDEN, CURATED BY EDOARDO DI MAURO, GIARDINO DEL BARACCANO, BOLOGNA.
2003
CALENDAR, STUDIO TOMMASEO GALLERY, TRIESTE.
2002
SELECTED, EXPO ART VILLA SERENA ART ASSOCIATION, BOLOGNA.
2001
EXIT, NEON GALLERY, BOLOGNA.
1999/2000
ARTE IN APNEA MULTIMEDIALE, SALARA ART CENTER, BOLOGNA BY DARIO TRENTO.
1998
BELLARIA- A.R.T.E., PERMANENT INSTALLATION OF ART WORKS IN BELLARIA HOSPITAL IN BOLOGNA;
TRASH!, CAMPO DELLE FRAGOLE, BOLOGNA.
1997
UNDER-OVER, ART IN THE SUBWAY, BY FABIOLA NALDI, BOLOGNA (I).
1996
ART FAIR BOLOGNA 1996,  WITH GALLERIA CRISTOFORI, BOLOGNA.
1995
LA LUNA, LA STELLA, LA CROCE, PALAZZO FIZZAROTTI, BARI, BY ROSALBA BRANÀ.
1994
360 E-VENTI ROMA NEW-YORK, GALLERY PINO MOLICA, ROME AND NEW YORK, BY PAOLO BALMAS.
1991
EMILIA. DOC,  ITALIAN –FRENCH CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, BOLOGNA.
1990
VIA COL VENTO, PALAZZO RE ENZO, BOLOGNA, BY M. LUISA FRISA AND D. TRENTO.
1989
OHSESSO, CASSERO DI PORTA SARAGOZZA, BOLOGNA, BY DARIO TRENTO.
MOSAICO, FRANCO ANTONICELLI CULTURAL ASSOCIATION, TURIN.
PRESÉNCE DE DOUZE ARTISTES ITALIENS, CONSEIL DÉPARTEMENTAL DE LA CULTURE, BORDEAUX.
1988
TENDENCIAS, S. TERESA DEI MASCHI CURCH, BARI.
1987
INDAGINE87, PALAZZO RE ENZO, BOLOGNA.
1986
MOSAICO. ARTIST’ BOOKS, MARTANO GALLERY, TURIN
BIENNALE DEL MEDITERRANEO,
SALONICCO (GREECE), GALLERY OF MODERN ART.
1985 BIENNALE GIOVANI,
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, BOLOGNA, BY C. CERRITELLI.
1984
BIENNALE GIOVANI, PALAZZO DELLE ESPOSIZIONI, FAENZA, BY C. CERRITELLI.
MUSEO E TERRITORIO, MODERN ART  MUSEUM, RIMINI (I).
BIBLIOGRAPHY:
2018 LO SPAZIO POLITICO DELLA BELLEZZA, ELIO FRANZINI IN CHORA PARK; CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION , FONDAZIONE COLLEGIO SAN CARLO, MODENA, ITALY
 2014 WORDS, OBJECT, THREADS: A PILOSOPHICAL READING OF MARINA GASPARINI’S ARTWORK, FRANCESCA RIGOTTI IN IL DENARO È UN BENE COMUNE, CATALOGUE OF EXHIBITION.
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2013 LA RIVOLUZIONE BIANCA DI MARINA GASPARINI, DARIO TRENTO; LIBROBIANCO VALERIO DEHÒ, BENVENUTO IN MIA CASA, VALENTINA COSTA, DRAMMA ROMANZO ANTONIO DORAZIO, IN MARINA GASPARINI ED. GALLERIA MAZZOLI, MODENA.
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2012 CONTEXTILE CATALOGO DELLA MOSTRA ED GUIMARAES .
2012 TERNA PRIZE 04, CATALOGUE, SILVANA EDITRICE.
2011 SPAESAGGIO CATALOGUE OF THE EXHIBITION, WITH A POEM BY DI ELISA BIAGINI, D406, MODENA (I).
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