Roberta Pugno

Roberta Pugno was born in Bolzano, she graduated in Literature and Philosophy with Carlo Ginzburg. Her exhibition activity began in the mid-1980s. You have to your credit over sixty personal, more than one hundred and fifty collective and fourteen catalogs. Since 2010 she has been the artistic director of the Ipazia Immaginepensiero Odv Association. You are among the editors of the publication of the six PSYC and ART conferences (2013-2019).

Main solo shows: Il Moro Art Studio, Florence 1989, Italian Cultural Institute, Monaco (Germany) 1989, Canossa Castle, Canossa (RE) 1993, Museum of the Aurelian Walls, Rome 1996, Palazzetto dell'Arte, Foggia 1997, Palazzo Chigi-Zondadari, S. Quirico d'Orcia (SI) 1998, Palazzo Barberini, Rome 1999, Il Mauriziano Casa dell'Ariosto, Reggio Emilia 2000, Castello Aragonese, L'Aquila 2003, American Academy, Rome 2003, Villa Piccolomini, Rome 2005, Palazzo Altieri, Oriolo Romano (VT) 2006, Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza, Rome 2006, Arab Embassy of Egypt, Rome 2007, Palazzo Valentini, Rome 2008, Palazzo Venezia, Rome 2009, Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome 2009 , Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Latina 2010, Bilotti Museum, Rome 2012, Palazzo Sforza-Cesarini, Genzano di Roma, 2014, Cascina Farsetti, Rome 2014, Angelica Library Gallery, Rome 2016, Roman Houses of Celio, Rome 2018 , Virus Art Gallery, Rome 2019.

You have collaborated with the galleries: Eralov, EdiEuropa and Andrè in Rome; Helga Wicher Gallery, Wuppertal (Germany); Kontraste Gallery, Pietrasanta; Galleria Zammarchi, Milan; Granelli Gallery, Livorno; Astuni Gallery, Fano; Urs Aebi Kunstgalerie, Lucerne (Switzerland). Collectives outside Italy: Sofia (Bulgaria), Schwelm (Germany), Melbourne (Australia), Gent (Belgium), Barcelona (Spain).

Catalogs (1993-2018): The woman and the stranger, Gilgamesh king of Uruk, Matter and breath, "The audacious enterprises I sing", The earth the water the man, The voices of rejection Giordano Bruno, "The universe all infinite ”, Internal Thought, Infinite Man Woman, Matter Energy Thought, Born from within, Infinite Matter, Terrafuoco, The revolt of thought, Image word.

Among others, Fulvio Abbate, M. Pia Ammirati, Raffaella Bozzini, Gianni Bulian, Silvia Chiodi, Michele Ciliberto, Rosa Cipollone, Mario De Candia, Fabio D'Achille, Cinzia Folcarelli, Hilary Gatti, Hussein Mahmoud, Claudio have written about her. Marra, Tommaso Paloscia, Giovanni Pettinato, Sergio Rispoli, Ingrid Rowland, Claudio Strinati, Marcello Venturoli.

"For philosophical training and personal research I turn to non-material realities, to the invisible that moves people, in particular to the expressions of" thought through images ". I love the history of thought and my presumption is to give matter, shape and color to creative thought, to that of shamans, witches, heroes, heretics, poets, geniuses ... over ten years to give images to Giordano Bruno's philosophy. Now I would like to paint the wisdom of images and the "movements" of the material origin of the human being. My reference is the "Theory of birth" by the psychiatrist Massimo Fagioli and with it research on the unconscious reality lived in the collective analysis seminars "(from the catalog" The revolt of thought ", Biblioteca Angelica, Rome 2016).

"I would like to tell you about a work (Materiamatrice, 2013) by Roberta Pugno that I liked very much, because, in a certain sense, I see it as a rescue of art. After Andy Warhold's rational reset, she evokes the famous can, but saves it from violence with a feminine and absolutely original creation, redeeming the imagination, warmth and color of the image. Certainly Roberta was not thinking of Warhold, a reference if we want to be insignificant, but the power of the image shows how creative research can start again, despite him ", Simona Maggiorelli, Historical-artistic considerations from cave art to postmodern, in PSICHE e ARTE I (Ass .ne Ipazia Edizioni).

"In the research on Massimo Fagioli's twenty-one words (see Left 2016-2017, L’Asino d’oro editions), Roberta Pugno finds a challenge, new stimuli. She focuses on the sound: “I am taking this great leap of moving from the stimuli of perceptive reality to sensations. It is not a memory, a gesture that makes me paint a painting, they are more biological things, more sound, more feel. The six volumes of PSICHE and ARTE just published propose precisely the challenge of relating to a new idea of ​​the human being and of art and, thanks also to these conferences, the turning point I am making is all-encompassing: moving from an art that " it makes the invisible visible ”to an art that makes visible“ what is not there, but will be there ”. Because just as Massimo Fagioli's "new words" give life to mental realities never seen and thought of, so artists have always tried to give images to non-material realities, often considered unknowable.", Amarilda Dhrami, There is a common thread in my painting, in left, 3/10 September 2021.


"Artist and philosopher, Roberta Pugno is called a painter of the invisible. Always fascinated by irrational thinking, she loves to investigate the human psyche and its manifestations. In all her works, matter, earth, air, fire, sound, time, sun, energy, mental and physical, triumph. Those that the artist materializes on the canvas are nuclei of thought; turning ideas and thoughts into images is very difficult. She manages to do this by creating works that are strongly present, dense and engaging. Color invades the canvas through layers and glazes painted by skilled and confident hands. The union, then, of color and light makes the shapes and symbols chosen to be the protagonists emerge from the background ", Cinzia Folcarelli, from the presentation of Roberta Pugno's solo show Those two red signs, Cartiera Latina, Rome 2021.





Thursday 28 October 2021 at 6.00 pm


Canvases and tables - historical and recent -

and the new cycle on paper “Nella grotta”.


Friday 29 October 2021 at 6.00 pm


Reading of the works together with the artist.

“From seeing to hearing” a journey of images and words.


Saturday 30 October 2021 at 6.00 pm



Antonio Di Micco president of IPAZIA,

Sonia Marzetti researcher of history

and curator of PSICHE and ART IV,

Giulia Paciotti actress and singer.


They will be available in the studio

the box set of the six volumes of PSICHE and ARTE

and the IMMAGINEPAROLA catalog.

A new collective research on art and the human from its origins to today.


Via Girolamo Benzoni, 26 - Rome (between Piramide and Garbatella)

Booking for the event on Saturday 30 October: Antonio cell. 333.2525407.

Live streaming on the IPAZIA Facebook page is foreseen.

The green pass is required.

“Quei due segni rossi” 2021 t. m. su tela 70x70
“La voce diversa” 2021 t. m. su tela 70x70

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