Biography

“I’m transparent, I want to see beyond what I’m looking at.”

Samanta Malavasi



Samanta Malavasi was born in Carpi (MO), Italy.


She lives and works through Italy/Germany.


In 1996 she obtained her High School Diploma at the State Institute for Art “A. Venturi” in Modena with a specialization in Ceramics.
She graduated in 2001 with a Master Degree in Painting, chair of Professor Franco Marrocco.
Since 2009 she has obtained many certifications in various courses of illustration and writing for publishing and she graduated as Atelierista at: “Reggio Children” in Reggio, Emilia Romagna, Italy.
In 2015 after having published many children’s books throughout Europe as a writer and illustrator, she returned to painting in diversi modi e forme. Samanta doesn’t want to be defined, catalogued, chained to a style, a line, a methodology,she would like her painting to be free from schemes, free from time, free from judgement, and go beyond all this to be free to modify this path, as he has always done through his strange life path.
Her language is the result of a constant search for new materials, such as plastic, PVC, trasparent plexiglass and strong colors. The color together with the sign component are the essential points of her art. Looking beyond the work made of signs and color she wants to involve the surrounding environment through the transparency of materials because in this way her work changes while remaining always the same.
The Full and the Void that is created in his work, allows us to dwell initially on the Full,but instinctively the gaze goes beyond to place itself on the Void, as a spacing of thought, search for the beyond, forced filling,flow of the mind without necessarily understanding what is in that full.
Painting on the ground for Samantha is a way for her to become part of the work, maybe that’s why there are voids and Floods.
The thick material, sometimes sculptural, represents only that Full which serves to fill the Void.To understand Samantha’s painting we need to look beyond what we expect, be it figurative or abstract,to read between the lines of transparency to discover another world that awaits us.


Exhibitions

  • 2000 – June: Academy of Fine Arts; Bologna Italy. Installation of Arte Povera, group exhibition, Bologna, Italy.
  • 2001 – July: Art Expo, group exhibition. Installation: “Between Nature and Artifice”, Betta Frigeri Contemporary Art, Sassuolo. (Mo) Italy.
  • 2013 – April: Prize Italian Illustrators Annual, Venice 2013, Italy
  • 2015 – May: project “8 boxes for 8 artists” for Podere Francesco Winery, group exhibition, European Photography in Reggio Emila, Italy.
  • 2016 – September: ”Vedere Oltre” solo exhibition, Pienza, Fabbriceria della Cattedrale, Tuscany, Italy
    2016 – October – “Art Project”,  group exhibition “Mentana Gallery” Florence, Tuscany , Italy.
    2016 – December – “The charm of the Image” group exhibition, Merlino Art Gallery,Tuscany, Italy.
  • 2017 – January – “Sign, Action, Matter” group exhibition, Merlino Art Gallery, Tuscany, Italy.
    2017 – April – “The sweet life”solo exhibition, International Art Expo, Flyer Art Gallery, Rome, Italy.
    2017 – April -” The Art Ways” group exhibition, The Crypt Gallery, London, UK.
    2017 – May – “Vedere Oltre”, Solo Exhibition, Oro Nero Creazioni, Modena , Italy.
    2017 – June – “World Wide Art Show” group exhibition, Caelum Gallery, New York City.
    2017 – September – “Black and White”, solo Exhibition, Oro Nero Creazioni, Modena , Italy.
    2017 – September – “Vedere Oltre”, solo Exhibition, Green Go Kitchen, Sassuolo , Italy.
  • 2018 – September – “Who are you today ?”, solo Exhibition, Oro Nero Creazioni, Modena, Italy.
    2018 – November – “See Beyond”, solo Exhibition, Fabbrica del Vapore , of the “Think Pink” , project against violence against women, by Francesca Penzo, Fattoria Vittadini, Milano, Italy.
  • 2019 – February – “Art city  White night” , solo exhibition,Market, Bologna, Italy.
    2019 – April – “Design week”, solo Exhibition, Market, Milan, Italy.
    2019 – September – “L’Arteincorpo”,National Women’s Union Milan, Milan, Italy.
    2019 – October –  Airswap&Massama: A BOOK pilot project of relational art for prison realities by Arianna Callegaro with GianVito Distefano
    session # 4_postproduction, (Samanta Malavasi 2019″Who are you today?”), group exhibition, Pinacoteca Carlo Contini, Oristano, Sicily, Italy.2019 – October –  Airswap&Massama: A BOOK pilot project of relational art for prison realities by Arianna Callegaro with GianVito Distefano
    session # 4_postproduction, (Samanta Malavasi, “Who are you today?”), group exhibition, Cittadella dei Musei, Cagliari, Sicily, Italy.2019 – November – Airswap&Massama: A BOOK pilot project of relational art for prison realities by Arianna Callegaro with GianVito Distefano
    session # 4_postproduction, (Samanta Malavasi “Who are you today?”), group exhibition, Macro Asilo,Roma, Italy.2019 – November – “Body”, group Exhibition, Cantieri Meticci, of the “Think Pink“ , project against violence against women, by Francesca Penzo, (Fattoria Vittadini),  Bologna, Italy.
  • 2020 – March – Airswap&Massama: A BOOK pilot project of relational art for prison realities by Arianna Callegaro with GianVito Distefano
    session # 4_postproduction (Samanta Malavasi / “Who are you today?”), group exhibition, École d’Art Grand Angouleme, France.