To Dream, to Collect


Renata Boero

1936 Genoa, Italy

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(Genoa, 1936) lives and works in Milan.
She attended the Art School N. Barabino of Genoa, where she is a student of the painter Emilio Scanavino, a figure that will play a major role in her training. After her studies she focuses on the relationship between sign and color, passing from oil painting to smooth plastic. A fundamental experience of her artistic growth is the period between 1960 and 1964, when she worked as an assistant to Caterina Marcenaro, director of the Palazzo Rosso Museum in Genoa. Dedicating herself to the restoration, the artist realizes that the canvases must be free from the frame as "fragment of an infinite work". Later she began her teaching activity, first in Genoa and then in Milan, where she settled permanently in 1986 when she obtained the chair of painting at the Accademia di Brera.
Chromograms, the result of research into roots and herbs with peculiar chromatic properties, analyzed in their chemical relationships and in their modification through time, winking at alchemical processes. Precisely the relationship with the passing time gives the Chromograms their most important attribute: rhythm. In 1970 they were exhibited for the first time in Turin at the Martano Gallery. 
A variant of the first Chromogrammes are the Germinations, a project that the artist has been carrying out since 2009 and which she collects in an artist's book created on the occasion of Venezia Salva. Homage to Simone Veil , collateral event of the 53rd Art Biennial.

Among the most important exhibitions:  Boero / Acconci, ICC, Antwerpen , curated by Flor Bex (1978),  Perspective Italienne , Musée de Saint Etienne, Saint Etienne,  The rooms of the game , Pinacoteca Civica, Ravenna, Chantal Crousel Gallery, Paris ( 1979),  Biennial Van de la Kritiek , Antwerpen and Charleroi (1980),  XVI Bienal of Sao Paulo , Sao Paulo, Brazil (1981),  XL Biennial of Art , Venice, Italian Pavilion, (1982),  Landscape with ruins , Museum by Gibellina, edited by Achille Bonito Oliva (1992), Transiti, XLV Biennale d'Arte, Venice, curated by Achille Bonito Oliva (1993),  La grande scala , Gallery of Modern Art, Bergamo (1995), The large format , Mart, Rovereto, edited by Walter Guadagnini (2003), Borderline, UCSD - San Diego, California (2005), Cromogrammi , Umetnostna Galerija, Maribor, Crossings , Villa Croce Museum, Genoa, The bearable lightnessof being , XI Biennale of Architecture, Venice (2008), Venezia salva , LIII Biennale of Art, Venice, ec National Museum of Modern Art, Minsk (2009), Aragonese Castle, Ischia, curated by Marilena Pasquali (2011), Receives the BreraBicocca Prize 2016 on the occasion of the Perception-Action exhibition at the Bicocca University of Milan (2016)

Works by Renata Boero

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