Lorella Paleni


Lorella Paleni

Lorella Paleni holds a BFA in Painting from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia and currently studies at Columbia University New York. A number of awards grace her artistic career, alongside multiple group exhibitions in the United States, Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania, the UK and Germany. She held her first Solo-exhibition at Kunstfabrik Berlin in 2013.

Paleni’s works display the juxtaposition of human-made artificiality and nature, and portray imagined scenes beyond the constraints of linear time. Her large acrylic and oil paintings show individuals that are often in close physical proximity with animals. Natural and artificial elements blur and melt together, whereas humans and animals undertake a magnetic dialogue, constantly rejecting and attracting one another. In each work, the situation presented remains outside of linear time. Its occurrence compresses past and present movement onto the surface. This timelessness is closely linked to the resulting painting process itself. As the artist puts it: “The images of situations are events without real occurrence, where any error, any dripping, any brush stroke can cause an unexpected change and become a new occurrence.”

Solo Exhibitions:

2013 "Out load", Kunstalle 1, HB55 Kunstfabrik, Berlin

Group Shows:

2013 "Summer Show" – Generazione anni ottanta, Federico Rui Arte contemporanea, Milan (IT)

"Lost in Chaos", Institut français Milano | Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan (IT)

2012 Memorie, WhiteLabs, curated by Nicola Davide Angerame, Milan (IT)

"Inside Me" PulsArt, Palazzo Fogazzaro, curated by Anna Zerbaro, Schio (IT)

"I", No Title Gallery’s project, A+A – Slovenian Exhibition Centre, Venice (IT)

Cloud Nine, Front Room Gallery, curated by Larry Walczak, Brooklyn, NY (USA)

UP_nea ’12 – FABULA, Anteprima sezione arti visive, Fabbrica Borroni, Bollate, Milan (IT)

Colori D’Italia, Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of the city of Silistra, (BG)

2011 Premio Internazionale d’arte Citta’ di Bozzolo, biennale Don PRIMO MAZZOLARI, Bozzolo (IT)

Il Mercante di sogni, Primopiano gallery, Lecce (IT)

2010 Archiviarti 2010, Fabbrica Borroni, project by Fabbrica Borroni, Milan (IT)

Arts Tale 2010 - TvTalents, Environmental Park, Castelfranco Veneto (IT)

MUSAE collective 2010, permanent establishment via Meroncelli in Milan (IT)

Locus Animae-5, curated by Stefano Momentè, tourism palace, Jesolo (IT)

Il mito del vero_il ritratto, il volto, Arcadia Association, palazzo Guidobono, Tortona (IT)

Il mito del vero _ il ritratto,il volto, Arcadia Association, palazzo Durini, Milan (IT)

2009 Atelier F, concomitantly with the 53rd International Art Biennale of Venice, "New Figures 3", Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia, Venice (IT)

2008 Spaces of post-modernity, contemporary mutation, project Accade 2008, Galleria Ravagnan, Venice (IT)

Premio Carlo della Zorza, 7th edition, Ponterosso gallery, Milan (IT)

2007 Premio Celeste 2007, curated by Gianluca Marziani, ISA in Rome (IT)

Made in Italy, curated by Gerald Klebacz, gallery Am Roten Hof, Vienna (AU)