orn in Milan, Italy, 1975. After having studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera in Milan (1996-1999), she graduated from the Städelschule-Staatliche Hochschule Für Bildende Künste in Frankfurt. “Seeing through hands”, this is how she describes her work. In her practice there is actually something connected to the magic value of primitive art, that emerges even from the materials she uses – ropes, jute, textile and cardboard – which are somehow tribal. Her objects are animated by people during performances, which are then documented through photographs. However, the deeper meaning of her work is in the almost sacred and ritual appearance of usage and handling, which are activators of energy.
Paola’s work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Galleria d’arte Moderna in Turin (2012); at the Fondazione Pier Luigi and Natalina Remotti in Camogli (Genoa, 2012); at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (2010): at Careof in Milan (2009); at Placentia Arte gallery in Piacenza (2007). Among her group exhibitions: “Autoritratti. Iscrizioni del femminile nell’arte italiana contemporanea” (Museo d’arte Moderna, Bologna, 2013); “Kama. Sesso e Design” (Triennale di Milano, Milan, 2013); “Evolution de l’Art” (Frigoriferi Milanesi, Milan, 2012); “ArteSera Live” (Fondazione Merz, Turin, 2012).