Isabella Mara, Seregno (I), 1977.
Lives and works in Milano.
Isabella Mara studied at Università degli Studi, Faculty of Arts, Milan, at Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn, and graduated at Brera Fine Arts Academy, Milan.
Her artistic research is a set of little narrations in which she explores places, memory, time, architecture. Her interventions are developed with installations, collages, books, and public or partecipatory projects. Through these methods she reorganizes and rearranges the visible world around us.
The artworks ranges from small works on paper to large compositions.
2006 Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan
2004-05 Academic Year, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia, Tallinn (EST)
1997-00 Università degli Studi di Milano - Lettere moderne e spettacolo
WORKSHOP / RESIDENCE PROGRAMS
2016 Artist in Residence, AR.VI.MA - Arti Visive Marabelli, Pavia
2012-13 “EU-PA - European Public Art project” curated by City of Jesolo (IT), CSM - Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts of London (UK)
2012 "Mapping the future" workshop curated by BJCEM, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
2011 “La Ville Ouverte” workshop curated by Cantieri d'Arte, Viterbo
2011 Studio Azzurro, workshop, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano
2009-10 Advanced Course "La Squola", Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto & Città di Biella
2008 Artist in Residence, Hotel MariaKapel, Hoorn (NL)
2008 Artist in Residence, Oostereiland Prison, Hoorn (NL)
2007 Residence-workshop, “Colore&Disegno”, Fondazione Archivio Meloni, Arsenale di Verona
2006 Takla Improving Group, workshop, Spazio USI, Milano
2006 Artist in Residence “Art of the invisible”, with C. Schmidt, Halle Saale (D)
GRANTS / AWARDS
2016 Fellowship AR.VI.MA, City of Pavia
2014 Lighting Moods – Atmosfere di Luce, Bergamo, 1st Award
2013 Premio Arti Visive San Fedele, Milano, 2nd Award
2012 Humus Art. Biennale di Arte Pubblica, Carugate-Milano, 1st Award
2012 Centro-Periferia, International Federculture Call, Roma, Finalist
2011 Prize Autofocus 3, Young Artist International Competition, by GAI, Vanni, Torino, 2nd Award
2011 Biennial of Europe and Mediterranean, Quotidiana11, Padova, 1st Award
2007 Fellowship Fondazione Cariverona
2007 Premio Morlotti, Milano, finalist
2005 Scholarship Academy of Fine Arts of Brera
Public: City of Pavia
Private: Italy, Netherlands and Germany