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Sabrina Mezzaqui

Autobiografia del rosso, 2017, 33 woven and decorated books, wooden desk, stool (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Fare fiori, 2017, 500 drawings on woven and cut paper, wooden furniture, (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), video no sound 28 min (took by Paolo Carraro), 305 x 350 ø cm, Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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E disse, 2014, hand-carved book (Erri De Luca, E disse, ed. Feltrinelli), thousand scraps of printed paper, embroidery, beads, glue, variable dimensions (book h. 19,5 cm), Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Il mantello della Regina delle Nevi, 2014, paper, pearls, thread, Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Il mantello della Regina delle Nevi, 2014, paper, pearls, thread, Ph Ela Bialkowska

Sabrina Mezzaqui

E disse, 2014, hand-carved book (Erri De Luca, E disse, ed. Feltrinelli), thousand scraps of printed paper, embroidery, beads, glue, variable dimensions (book h. 19,5 cm), Ph Ela Bialkowska

Sabrina Mezzaqui

E disse, 2014, hand-carved book (Erri De Luca, E disse, ed. Feltrinelli), thousand scraps of printed paper, embroidery, beads, glue, variable dimensions (book h. 19,5 cm), Ph Ela Bialkowska

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ciò che la primavera fa con i ciliegi2011
, Inkjet printing on paper, cut paper, 
130 x 180 cm (framed: 168 x 226 x 15 cm), Ph Ela Bialkowska

Sabrina Mezzaqui

ciò che la primavera fa con i ciliegi2011
, Inkjet printing on paper, cut paper, 
130 x 180 cm (framed: 168 x 226 x 15 cm), Ph Ela Bialkowska

Sabrina Mezzaqui

ciò che la primavera fa con i ciliegi2011
, Inkjet printing on paper, cut paper, 
130 x 180 cm (framed: 168 x 226 x 15 cm), Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Leggerezza (I.C.), 2011, embroidery on fabric, glass case (from Italo Calvino, 'Lezioni americane', ed. Garzanti), 28 x 34 x 5 cm, Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Leggerezza (I.C.), 2011, embroidery on fabric, glass case (from Italo Calvino, 'Lezioni americane', ed. Garzanti), 28 x 34 x 5 cm, Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Mettere a dimora, 2008, An italian dictionary (Lo Zingarelli, ed. Zanichelli, 2005) open on page 'pianta - piantare - ...' 25 x 42 cm, 100 pieces of paper

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Mettere a dimora, 2008, An italian dictionary (Lo Zingarelli, ed. Zanichelli, 2005) open on page 'pianta - piantare - ...' 25 x 42 cm, 100 pieces of paper

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Mettere a dimora, 2008, An italian dictionary (Lo Zingarelli, ed. Zanichelli, 2005) open on page 'pianta - piantare - ...' 25 x 42 cm, 100 pieces of paper

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Senza Titolo (I), 2006, hand-carved paper, diptych: 150 x 150 cm each, Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Senza Titolo (I), 2006, hand-carved paper, diptych: 150 x 150 cm each, Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Senza Titolo (I), 2006, hand-carved paper, diptych: 150 x 150 cm each, Ph Ela Bialkowska

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Diciassette haiku, 2017, origami, cellulose words and numbers, thread, glass display case, 45 x 30 x 5 cm each, (excerpt form Jorge Luis Borges, La Cifra, in Tutte le opere, Meridiani Mondadori, vol. II), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Diciassette haiku, 2017, origami, cellulose words and numbers, thread, glass display case, 45 x 30 x 5 cm, (excerpt form Jorge Luis Borges, La Cifra, in Tutte le opere, Meridiani Mondadori, vol. II), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Bianco naturale, 2017, paper, marble powder, beads, wire (9000 cm long) white clay box (made by Maria Cristina Navacchia - 51 x 60 x 53 cm), Photo projection by Paolo Carraro from Laboratorio Meditazione delle mani, Cesena, October 2016, Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

Bianco naturale, 2017, paper, marble powder, beads, wire (9000 cm long) white clay box (made by Maria Cristina Navacchia - 51 x 60 x 53 cm), Photo projection by Paolo Carraro from Laboratorio Meditazione delle mani, Cesena, October 2016, Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Autobiografia del rosso, 2017, 33 woven and decorated books, wooden desk, stool (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Autobiografia del rosso, 2017, 33 woven and decorated books, wooden desk, stool (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Autobiografia del rosso, 2017, 33 woven and decorated books, wooden desk, stool (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

Autobiografia del rosso, 2017, 33 woven and decorated books, wooden desk, stool (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

Autobiografia del rosso, 2017, 33 woven and decorated books, wooden desk, stool (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

S.T., 2017, diptych, cellulose words, thread, 2 elements, 62 x 62 cm each,  (excerpt from Rosaspina in Jacop e Wilhelm Grimm, Fiabe, Einaudi, pages 177-178), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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S.T., 2017, diptych, cellulose words, thread, 2 elements, 62 x 62 cm each,  (excerpt from Rosaspina in Jacop e Wilhelm Grimm, Fiabe, Einaudi, pages 177-178), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

S.T., 2017, diptych, cellulose words, thread, 2 elements, 62 x 62 cm each,  (excerpt from Rosaspina in Jacop e Wilhelm Grimm, Fiabe, Einaudi, pages 177-178), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

S.T., 2017, diptych, cellulose words, thread, 2 elements, 62 x 62 cm each,  (excerpt from Rosaspina in Jacop e Wilhelm Grimm, Fiabe, Einaudi, pages 177-178), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

Fare fiori, 2017, 500 drawings on woven and cut paper, wooden furniture, (made by elefanterossoproduzioni.info), video no sound 28 min (took by Paolo Carraro), 305 x 350 ø cm, Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui

Diciassette haiku (2), 2017, origami, cellulose words and numbers, thread, glass display case, 45 x 30 x 5 cm, (excerpt form Jorge Luis Borges, La Cifra, in Tutte le opere, Meridiani Mondadori, vol. II), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Diciassette haiku (6), 2017, origami, cellulose words and numbers, thread, glass display case, 45 x 30 x 5 cm, (excerpt form Jorge Luis Borges, La Cifra, in Tutte le opere, Meridiani Mondadori, vol. II), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

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Diciassette haiku (14), 2017, origami, cellulose words and numbers, thread, glass display case, 45 x 30 x 5 cm, (excerpt form Jorge Luis Borges, La Cifra, in Tutte le opere, Meridiani Mondadori, vol. II), Ph Ela Bialkowska, OKNO Studio

Sabrina Mezzaqui was born in 1964 in Bologna. She lives and works in Marzobotto, Bologna.

In 1985, Sabrina Mezzaqui graduated from the Istituto Statale d’Arte di Bologna before graduating from the Accademia di Belle Arti Bologna in 1993.Sabrina Mezzaqui’s works come from a reflective process of a self-imposed discipline. Literature is the privileged object of her artistic research, acting both as its medium and message. In her artistic practice the artist uses the principle of distance, operating within a detachment from the necessary words, for the genesis of images and concrete objects often made of paper, sewing thread and fabric. The construction and deconstruction processes activate themselves and it’s from this that, following on from one another, intimate works spring up, works in which the relationship to the world is filtered through a literary and diaristic dimension. A strong narrative component emerges in the way Sabrina Mezzaqui works, a way that incorporates suspended, dilated, eternal time that evokes the feeling of memory while industrious hands crossover, sew, cut with an attention to the limits of rituality in the apparent simplicity of repeating a sign or a gesture. 
Amongst her most recent solo shows we mention: "La vulnerabilità delle cose preziose", Tenuta dello Scompiglio, Vorno, Italy 2019; "Autobiografia del rosso", Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy 2017; "I Quaderni di Adriano", Galleria Minini, Brescia, Italy 2016;  "La saggezza della neve", Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy 2015. Amongst her most recent group shows we mention: "Utopie Fantastiche / Fantastic Utopias", , Rocca di Angera, Angera, Italy 2020; "Vetrine di Libertà - La Libreria delle donne di Milano, ieri, oggi", curated by Francesca Pasini, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan 2019; "CLASSIC RELOADED. MEDITERRANEA", curated by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Villa Audi Mosaic Museum – Beirut, Lebanon; Bardo National Museum, Le Petit Palais – Tunisi, Tunisia 2018; "LA VITA MATERIALE otto stanze, otto storie", a project by Marina Dacci, Palazzo da Mosto, Reggio Emilia, Italia 2018; "ROBERTO DAOLIO. Vita e incontri di un critico d’arte attraverso le opere di una collezione non intenzionale”, in scientific collaboration with D. da Pieve, L. De Lena, R. Pinto and C. Sinigaglia della Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Storico Artistici dell’Università degli Studi di Bologna, MAMbo, Bologna 2017. 

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