Marinella Senatore

Marinella Senatore

Trained in music, fine arts and film, the practice of Marinella Senatore is characterized by public participation, initiating a dialogue between history, culture and social structures. Rethinking the role of the artist as author and the public as recipient, Senatore’s work merges forms of protest, learning theatre, oral histories, vernacular forms, protest dance and music, public ceremonies, civil rituals and mass events, reflecting on the political nature of collective formations and their impact on the social history of places and communities.
Her performances, paintings and collages, installations, videos, photography and sound pieces focus on “social themes and urban issues” such as emancipation and equality, social structures, systems of aggregation and labour conditions, envisioning the stage as a social platform, articulating ideas of emancipation and common good, and highlighting several cases and causes – white supremacy, feminist movements or marching bands on strike – in which communities shaped through music, dance, spectacle or protest are able to generate a potential for social change.

The work of Marinella Senatore has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions and projects at the Kunsthaus Bregenz; Magazzino, New York; Maxxi Museum, Rome; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Queens Museum, NY; Kunsthaus Zurich; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; 54th Venice Biennale, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Matadero, Madrid; MACRO Museum, Rome; 13e Biennale de Lyon; Bozar, Brussels; 11th Havana Biennial; Visible Award, Serpentine Gallery, London; ISCP, NY; Palazzo Grassi, Venice; and Moderna Museet, Stockholm, among other.