Biography

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Milena Barberis
 (1947) was born in Monza, and lives and works in Milan.

She graduated in Art at Brera Academy, in Milan. Her masters were Domenico Cantatore, Pietro Diana, Luigi Veronesi, Raffaele De Grada, Roberto Sanesi

She attended a course of installaction by Anne and Patrick Poirier at the Sommerakademie in Salzburg, and  a course of Digital Art at the School of Visual Art in New York by Chris McCormack.

Her works find their place in public and private collections: Palazzo Forti, Verona; Magi 900, Museum of artistic and Historical excellences, Pieve di Cento, Bologna; Museum of contemporary art, Moncalvo, Asti; Museum of contemporary art, Castle San Pietro in Cerro, Piacenza; Museum G. Caproni, Trento;  Villa Reale, Civic Museums, Monza; MUSINF, Museum of photographic self, Senigallia; Museum Erosmart Collection, Salerno; Museum of contemporary art, Marzi, Cosenza

She writes about herself

Since 2000 I have been using the digital technique, managing to maintain a very close relationship with the past – the past of a painter who used brushes and colors. The change has not been radical though. I look at files as if they were a canvas, tools as if they were brushes, pencils and tubes of color, and mouse as if it was an additional hand. I consider my work pictorial, even though it is based on photography. 

Solo Exhibitions

Nuova Europa Art Gallery, introduction by Gino Traversi , Milano1980

Gallery 14, introduction by Franca Nesi, Florence 1981

"Fantasy in the Space", City Gallery, introduction by Pedrazzini, Monza 1982

"The Sensitive Space", Galleria dell'immagine, introduction by Franca Nesi, Florence 1994

Il Tempio Gallery, by Franca Nesi, Pistoia 1994

Milena Barberis, Ferrari Art Gallery, introduction by Giorgio Seveso Treviglio (BG) 1995

"The doors of Art", International Contemporary Art meetings, Campagna (SA) 1996

Mirabell Castle, Salzburg (Austria) Bratislava, Prague, Budapest, introduction by Valentina Piredda, 1996

"The thread and the seed", introduction by  Riccardo Barletta, Lunardon Space, Milan 1997

Milena Barberis, Former Church of the Angel, introduction by  Rossana BoscagliaLodi 2001

"A dear friend", Guicciardini Space, introduction by  Luciano Caramel , Milano 2001

"The honest simulation", Fondazione Mudima,  introduction by Achille Bonito Oliva , text of F. Gualdoni e C. Gatti)   Milena Barberis on Vimeo                            Milena Barberis - "La simulazione onesta" - Fondazione Mudima … .   www.exibart.com/profilo/eventiV2.asp?idelemento=7698                                                     Milena Barberis.   La simulazione onesta | Irma Bianchi Comunicazione … Milano 2003

"The Neruda Archipelago", Palazzo Piccolomini, Siena, reading with Neruda's poems, Siena, 2004

"Metropolitan city pictures", Church of San Pietro in Atrio, with poems of: Patrizia Cavalli, Giuseppe Conte, Maurizio Cucchi, Milo De Angelis, Sebastiano Grasso, Ermanno Krumm, Vivian Lamarque, Valerio Magrelli, Tiziano Rossi, Valentino Zeichen, introduction by Gianluca Marziani, Como 2004 Irma Bianchi  

"Me, Oliva Gessi, Montrasio Art Gallery, introduction by Flaminio Gualdoni with text of Vivian Lamarque, Monza, 2005

"Portraits", Film clip made for Sky Leonardo  VIDEO  2005

"An image of power", Paparazzi Art Gallery, Crema. 2005  

"Metropolitan", 13° international poetry festival: Palazzo Ducale, Salone del Maggior Consiglio, video projection and reading  with Maurizio Cucchi, Milo De Angelis, Sebastiano Grasso, Vivian Lamarque, Tiziano Rossi)  Naviga.asp Genova 2007 Palazzo Ducale  Palazzo Ducale

"Hour of light",  Art and project laboratory, introduction by Maurizio Cucchi, Milo De Angelis, Sebastiano Grasso, Vivian Lamarque, Tiziano Rossi, Vercelli 2008

Sangiorgi Art Gallery, Laigueglia (SV) reading Ermanno Krumm's poems, introduction by:  Maurizio Cucchi, Milo De Angelis, Sebastiano Grasso,                  Vivian Lamarque, Tiziano Rossi  SuperevaTesto Repubblica  Undo  Friends of the arte Laigueglia (SV) 2008

"Milena Barberis, New York", SVA, New York city, 2008

"Nearly a different one",  Mac Art Gallery – Miradoli contemporary Art, Milan 2009

Milena Barberis, Isu Bocconi, introduction by Elena Pontiggia, Milano 2010

“Fifth of the moon” Villa of the Visconti Castle, introduction by Alberto Crespi, Trezzo sull'Adda, 2010

“An impermeable mind”, international poetry festival, Palazzo Ducale, Genova, 2011 For Ermanno Krumm

“ Milena Barberis The obsession of the beautiful mutant, Broletto of Como Arte.it   Como  Corriere Como  Corriere Como  introduction by Alberto Crespi2013

Milena Barberis - Kikoko, installaction, Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “Luigi Pigorini by Alberto Crespi Specchio RomanoRoma, 2013

"Milena Barberis for poetry, introduction by Alberto Crespi, Villa Borromeo, Nuovi argomentiArtribune Solaro, (MI) 2013

"Subtle betrayals of identity", Dieci.Due Gallery! Milano 2014, introduction by Gigliola Foschi. Video   Fotofestival

"The jorney is another", MyMicroGallery, introduction by Stefania Carrozzini, Milano 2015 Artribune  

"The Madonna of the sea", performance, piazza Sant' Eufemia, Milano. Introduction by Angela Madesani,  Hestetika   Magazine  Milan, 2015

"Memory Day 2016" introduction by Annalisa Venditti, Palazzo Valentini, 2016, Roma

"In front of  a border",  video and works, Introduction by Angela Madesani, Elena Pontiggia. Palazzo Comunale Puricelli Guerra,                                                    Sesto San Giovanni, Milano, 2016 VIDEO

Mia Photo Fear 2017 , Sangiorgi Space , Laigueglia,(SV) introduction by Gigliola Foschi, and selection for Codice Mia, Milano 2017

"Corrispondenze", Barberis-Kikoko, Bipielle Arte, Lodi,  introduction by Mario Quadraroli and Mauro Gambolò, Lodi 2017 

"Lady of the sea", performance Subway New York City, 2018 VIDEO Lady of the sea

"Amazement and Wonder" Parma 360 Festival introduction by Chiara Canali, Parma 2019



Group exhibition


Gallery Paviarte, Pavia 1980

Gallery of modern Art  Il Castello, Milano 1982

"Arte Dimensione Europa", Palazzo Geremia, introduction by Giorgio Seveso, Trento 1983

Riva Sinistra Arte, Forte Magnaguti, Borgoforte, Firenze, 1994

Carta in opera, Galleria 9 Colonne, introduction by Stefania Carrozzini, Ferrara, 1994

Roccabruma Castle, Fornace, introduction by Giorgio Seveso, Trento 1984

"L'antagonismo dell'immaginario" Arte dimensione Europa, Castel Pergine , Pergine;

Palazzo Geremia, Trento; Castello Roccabruna, Fornace,  introduction by Giorgio Seveso, 1995

"S" like Guglielmo Marconi by Michele Caldarelli, Banca Popolare di Milano and Guglielmo Marconi school in New York, 1996

"Dialoghi del Namoro" Art Gallery Severgnini, Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) 1996

Museum G.Caproni, Trento 1996

Trevi Flash Art Museum, by Giancarlo Politi, Trevi, Perugia, 1997

Artemisia's sisters, Credito Bergamasco by Riccardo Barletta, Milano, 1997

"Diciotto ventiquattro" Artistudio Gallery, Milano, 1997

"Artisti in vetrina", Dock of the Bay, by Isabella Puliafito, Milano 1998

" il luogo e il segno" Contemporary Art, introduction by Gianni Nigro, Comune di Arola  (No) 1998

"Naturarte", Lodi, 1999

Exhibition “Città di Monza”, Serrone of the Villa Reale, by Luciano Caramel, Monza 2002

13 Mostra mercato d'arte Contemporanea, Arte Padova, Galleria Il Torchio, Milano, Padova 2002 

Miart  Art Contemporary Il Torkio Gallery, 2003

"Estensioni Metamorfiche" Antico Palazzo della Pretura, introduction by Alberto Mattia Martini, Castell'Arquato,  2004

Exhibition of the Flash Art,Cà Di Frà Gallery, Milano, introduction by Gianluca Marziani, Roma 2004

Fiera d'Arte Bologna,  Art Contemporary Costantini Gallery, Bologna 2004

"Hungry images", women and food in art, from the sixteenth century to the present day, Regione Autonoma Valle d'Aosta Museo Archeologico, introduction by Martina Corgnati, Aosta, 2005; 

"One hand for Ail" Asta Christie's, Fondazione Metropolitan, introduction by Flaminio Gualdoni, Milano, 2005

Exhibition and acquisition of the Villa Reale Museum, Monza, 2006

"Cose d'artista" Spazio Anfossi by Milli Gandini with performer Andrea G. Pinketts, Milano 2007

"Rami di seta" Spazio Anfossi,  a cura di Milli Gandini,  Milano 2007

Exhibition and acquisition of the Palazzo Forti Museum, Verona, 2008

"Avventure dello sguardo" Ex Chiesa Anglicana di Alassio, a cura di Nicola Davide Angerame, Alassio (SV) 2008

"La favola del cibo" Spazio Anfossi a cura di Milli Gandini  Milano 2008; "Il vestito della festa" Spazio Anfossi a cura di Milli Gandini  Milano 2008

"Muri, parole e silenzio" Spazio Anfossi a cura di Milli Gandini Milano 2008;   "Al lupo" Spazio Anfossi a cura di Milli Gandini  Milano 2009

"Presences of the contemporary", Museum of Contemporary Art,  Lissone (MI),  2009

"Disegnare cancellare ridisegnare Cattedrali" con opere di Claes Oldenburg, Man Ray, Hermann Nitsch a cura di Milli Gandini  Milano 2009

"The school of Monza", Montrasio Art Gallery by Alberto Crespi, Monza, 2009

"Im-perfect portraits" Palazzo Forti Museum, by Paola Marini and Patrizia Nuzzo, Verona, 2011

"Start again Naturally" Municipality of Moncalvo, Asti 2011

"Traslochi di terra e di pensiero" Spazio Anfossi a cura di Milli Gandini  Milano 2011

"The right hand rule" , Museum Magi 900, by Cristina Curti and text of Massimo Donà, Pieve di Cento(BO) 2012

International exhibition of the artist's book, Ex S: Antonio Charch by Virginia Milici, Badoere di Morgano, Treviso 2012

Installation at the African Museum in Verona,Barberis - Kikoko Verona  2013

"Artist's bricks", Fondazione Banca popolare di Lodi, Lodi 2013

Pavia Arte, Galleria Gioielli, Pavia 2014

"X Terra", Tornare a Itaca, Communal building of Grimaldi, By Mimma Pasqua and Maria Rosa Pividori, Grimaldi, ( Cs) 2014

"X Earth", Ex Fornace Space, Milano, 2014

Museum of arts and crafts, Cosenza, 2015

"Figure water", con patrocinio Expo, Spazio Soderini, by Maria Rosa Pividori, text by Alessia Locatelli, Milano, 2015

"Figure water", Ugo Carà Museum of Modern Art, Muggia (Trieste) 2015

"The Silk Road", artist's book, traveling exhibition, by Evelina Schatz,  Mosca, Russia 2016

"Untitled", Villa Borletti, Origgio, by Pino Diecidue (VA) 2016

"Digital Frame", by Uncommom, introduction by Chiara Canali, Milano 2016

"The self-solitude", Palazzo Guidobono, introduction by Giorgio Bonomi e Lia Giachero, Tortona,(AL) 2017

Photofestival, Quintocortile, introduction by Riccardo Mutti 2018 Milano

"Tornare a Itaca XII", Grimaldi,(CS) 2018

"Woman art exhibition" by Rotarart to Endometriosi, Abazia di Morimondo, 2019




Who wrote about her

In chronological order

Gino Traversi, Gino Boccalari, Franca Nesi, Dario Salani, Stefania Carozzini, Giorgio Seveso, Valentina Piredda, Gianni Nigro, Riccardo Barletta, Isabella Puliafito, Francesca Pensa, Rossana Bossaglia, Laura Gelmini, Luciano Caramel, Elena Pontiggia, Achille Bonito Oliva, Flaminio Gualdoni, Chiara Gatti, Beatrice Mosca, Valentina Agostinis, Alberto Mattia Martini, Gianluca Marziani, Severino Colombo, Francesca Bonazzoli, Alberto Crespi, Martina Corgnati, Maurizio Cucchi, Milo De Angelis, Sebastiano Grasso, Vivian Lamarque, Tiziano Rossi, Luigi Cavadini, Cristiana Curti, Massimo Donà, , Marina Arensi, Annalisa Venditti, Gigliola Foschi, Giorgio, Bonomi, Angela Madesani, Elena Pontiggia, Chiara Canali

 

 

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