Marina Cavadini is an interdisciplinary artist born in Milan, 1988. She received her BFA in Painting, from Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan, and her MA (honors) in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, NABA, Milan. Marina is currently a second year graduate student in Sculpture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown in institutions including the Sullivan Galleries (Chicago, IL) Hyde Park Center (Chicago, IL) la Triennale di Milano (Italy) Parco Arte Vivente (Turin, IT), Isola Art Center (Milan, IT), Palazzo Giureconsulti (Milan, IT), Frigoriferi Milanesi (Milan, IT), and the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection (Chicago, IL).

Personal Statement

I want to lick you. I want to peel you. My work stimulates a sensory experience. Intense details generate visual pleasure. Delicacy. Holes. Small offerings and the possibility of noticing or not noticing. You might or might not see. I respond to sites (floors, bodies). I have an urgency to animate the nocturnal side of things (behind the ears, the back of a fern’s leaf). These liminal places are proliferating, sprinkled with shiny spores. Wearable sugar balls. Fantasy accessories which draw the attention to the boundary between the inside and outside, between back and front. Above and underneath. The operations (hiding, revealing, and choreographing) to which I subject things invite awareness, suspicion and sharpness of the senses. Biology informs my practice and creeps into the sphere of the sculptural as an unpredicted logic. My work incorporates processes of decadence, of reproduction, of mimicry, and of symbiosis.


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