Laurina Paperina – Rovereto, 1980
Laurina Paperina is an Italian artist who lives between Italy and Duckland, a small town in the Universe. She completed her studies at the ‘Institute of Art’ in Rovereto and at the ‘Fine Arts Academy’ in Verona, Italy. She paints, draws, creates installations and video animations.
Working predominantly with the imaginary of contemporary heroes, her works reference contemporary pop culture and the 1980s and ‘90s eras of her childhood. Laurina Paperina has over the past years created artwork especially inspired by the Art World that present an ironic commentary in response to current events.
Laurina Paperina has presented her work internationally, including solo and group exhibitions in Galleries, Art Foundation, Museums and Public Spaces (The Elisabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, USA; Stadtgalerie, Kiel, Germany; Triennale di Milano, Italy; Palazzo della Permanente, Milano, Italy; MART – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rovereto, Italy; CCA Kunsthalle, Majorca, Spain; Centro Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporaneo, Victoria-Gasteiz, Spain; Museo Pecci, Milano, Italy; Kunsthaus Essen, Germany; The Royal Standard – Liverpool Biennal, UK; Janco Dada Museum, Haifa, Israel; École supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Nimes, France; J. M. Kohler Art Center, Sheboygan (WI), Usa; Madre Museum, Napoli, Italy; The Pacific Design Center, Los Angeles, USA; FRAC Languedoc Roussilon, Montpellier, France; Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, USA; Kunst Merano Arte, Italy; Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone, Italy; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia, Italy; Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea di Trento, Italy). Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Italy, Usa, Germany, France, United Kingdom, China, Belgium, South Africa, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Spain, Israel, Ireland and Mexico. Publications include: Art in America, New Times Miami, SF Gate, SF WEEKLY, San Francisco Chronicles, Global Times, XL Repubblica, FAUX Q, Totally Dublin, Le Parisien, Le Figaro, Monopol, DPI publishing, Arte al Limite, Exibart on paper, Work Art In Progress, Kult, Espoarte and Arte Mondadori.