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About

BIOGRAPHY AND POETIC
Margherita Paoletti is an artist and illustrator. She was born in Fabriano in 1990. She graduated at the European Institute of Design of Rome in Illustration and Animation in 2013. Also, she attended courses at Central Saint Martins and  BTK in Berlin.
In 2016 she has been doing Artistic Residencies in Estonia and Japan, focusing on personal projects and exhibitions. In 2017 she moved to London where she has worked as a creative designer for an ethical brand called Bex Rox Studio. In 2018 Margherita went back to Italy and started working as an artist and as a freelance illustrator. In 2019 she begins her artistic career with her participation at SetUp Contemporary art fair in Bologna, also at Lunetta festival in Mantua and in a group exhibition called Fandango, curated by Camilla Nacci together with the art gallery Cellar Contemporary in Trento. Also, Margherita was selected  by Danielle Krysa (The Jealous curator) for the only women art fair The Ladies Room in San Francisco. In 2020 Margherita is invited to conceive her first solo show in the prestigious Palazzo Boncompagni in Bologna, in collaboration with Cellar Contemporary and Simona Gavioli. Recently, Margherita’s work has been selected for the 2020 catalog of the Society of Illustrators in New York city.
Margherita’s poetics is based on the central theme of the body, conceived as an organic container holding life, dreams, desires, memories and experiences. Margherita tries to translate into a visual expression the new organic physiognomy of the body, made of narration, visual metaphors, colors and nature.
EXHIBITIONS
• 2020. Selection for the 62 Society of Illustrator catalogue, New York.
• 2020. Il giardino abitato. Personal exhibition curated by Camilla Nacci (Cellar Contemporary). Palazzo Boncompagni, Bologna.
• 2019. The Ladies Room. Art fair curated by Danielle Krysa. Group exhibirion. San Francisco. USA.
• 2019. FANDANGO. Curated by Camilla Nacci in collaboration with Cellar Contemporary and Studio d’arte Raffaelli. Personal exhibition with artist Enrica Borghi. Trento. Italy.
2019. Lunetta Without Frontiers, Festival. Mantova, Italy.
• 2019. SetUp Contemporary Art fair, Bologna, Italy.
2018. Factory Grisù, Ferrara, Italy.Dreams that money can’t buy, a group exhibition made in collaboration with the curator Sara Ricci and Cellar Contemporary art gallery.
• 2016. AIRY, Artist in Residence Yamanashi, Kofu, Japan. Group exhibition of drawings, paper installation and painted textiles.
• 2016. Trykkimuuseum and Grusbeke Tower, Tartu and Tallin, Estonia.
Personal exhibition of etchings created during the artistic residency at the Printing Museum in Tartu, Estonia.
• 2016. Bibliotecha Wittockiana, Bruxelles, Belgio.
Selection of two drypoint prints for the group exhibition René Carcan.
• 2015/16. International Print Centre New York. Selection of two drypoint prints for the contest Commedia: new prints 2015/Autumn.

ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES
Artistic residence DICIOTTOCCHI, Lago Film Festival. Italy, 2019.
Trykimuuseum, Printing and Paper Museum. Tartu, Estonia. February – April 2016.
AIR_Y. Kofu, Japan. July – August 2016.