Carol Rama (b. 1918) was born in Turin where she currently lives and works. She is an Italian self-taught artist whose unconventional painting encompasses an erotic, and often sexually aggressive universe populated by characters who present themes of sexual identity with specific references to female sensuality. At the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, Rama was presented with the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement. Rama’s work has been the focus of surveys at Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK (2014), MACBA, Barcelona, Spain (2014), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2012), Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany (2012), Castello di San Giorgio, Legnano (2007), Castello di San Giorgio, Legnano, Italy (2007), Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna di Ca' Pesaro, Venice, Italy (2006), Fondazione Achille Marazza, Borgomanero, Italy (2005), Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy (2003), Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France (2002), GAM, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Turin, Italy (1999) and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1998). Forthcoming exhibitions include Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria (2016) and Musée de la Ville de Paris, Paris (2015).
Last updated: 16.09.2014