Pupil of Mario Di Girolamo, aka Gimar, Lindo Fiore and Rita Mele, Roberta Maola studied and trained at the Institute of Art "A. Valente ”of Sora (Fr). In 1993 she enrolled in the department of psychology at “La Sapienza” University in Rome, where she could expand her knowledge in that domain. After her degree, she worked for the non-profit sector and as advertising designer for public sector and NGOs. In 2010 she made the national campaign for the Month of Psychological Well-Being, event organized by the Sipap (Italian society of professional psychologists). In 2013 she decided to fully dedicate herself to art. Roberta’s work is a reflection about art and psychology as idiosyncratic languages, opposite angles of a single exploratory process of the same entity: the processes of thought and the human soul in its intimate subjectivity. She took part in many solo and selected group exhibitions, collaborating with many important artists. Her works have been published in catalogues, magazines, newspapers and book covers. Many critics and artists wrote about her work. Among them: Annarita Borrelli, Daniela Cocco, Giulia Del Papa, Massimiliano Ferraggina, Roberto Gramiccia, Araxi Ipekjian, Beatriz Leal Riesco, Michela Lardieri, Sarah Palermo, Alessandra Rinaldi, Raffaella Rinaldi and Andrea Ungheri.
Solo Exhibitions: 2016, "Nobody dreams of what does not concern him" (catalogue by A. Ungheri, with essays by S. Palermo, A. Ungheri, with the patronage of First Municipality of Rome), Gallery “Polmone Pulsante”, Rome; 2015, "Fifty-three years seven months and eleven days, nights included" (catalogue by G. Del Papa, with texts by R. Rinaldi, G. Del Papa, with the patronage of the Municipality of Casalvieri), Casalvieri (FR); 2015, "Dissonances" (catalogue by Mauro Rubini, texts by Beatriz Leal Riesco), Abc Art Gallery, Rome.
Selected Group Exhibitions and Artistic Projects: 2019, "Network of Memories - Project for the memory of the Tucci museum" (organized and curated by R. Melasecca for “Interno 14 next”, S. Stucky, M. Marinaccio), Macro Asilo - Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; 2019, “Maratona Metropoliz | The half-breed city is ten years old", installation named “Open the door and turn on the light”, Asilo Macro - Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome; 2019, "Arts in Rome 2019 Prize” (organized and curated by Artists Rome), Margutta Home, Rome; 2019, Book cover for "Divers-abilità: invenzioni per rendersi felici" (by L. Bizzarri, ilmiolibro.it), Rome; 2018, "Una festa dell’arte. Opera come progetto” (curated by A. Nassisi), Casa della Cultura, Caprarola; 2018, "Pesanti come coriandoli" (curated by R. Gramiccia), Castello dei Conti de Ceccano (Fr); 2018, "Empatia" (curated by Maria Laura Perilli), Galleria Triphè, Rome; 2018, "Umanità Dispersa" (curated by R. Gramiccia), Menna-Binga Archive, Rome; 2018, "Arte da Macello" (organized and edited by ignorarte.it, with essays by A. Borrelli), permanent installation at MAAM - Museo dell'Altro e dell'Altrove Metropoliz Città Metticcia, Rome; 2018, "Dimensione fragile" (edited by P. Paesano, J. Pignatelli), Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome; 2017, "Natura Bianca" (edited by D. Perego, V. Biasi), Interno 14, Rome; 2016, "... il tentativo di una via, l’accenno di un sentiero” at Mario Mieli Center for Homosexual Culture, Rome; 2015, "Luce, degrado e speranze delle nostre città e della nostra società moderna” (edited by T. Masoero), Sala dei Chierici - Berio Civic Library, Genoa; 2014, "Contestualmente" (curated by G. Morabito), Contemporary Art Monogram Gallery, Rome; 2014, “Casa mia casa mia” Sala del Carroccio - Campidoglio, Rome; 2013-14, "Espressioni”, traveling exhibit in La Spezia, Taranto, Benevento, Naples; 2013, "Comunicazione urgente" (organized by Arte PerOGGI), Teatro dei Dioscuri - Complesso del Quirinale, Rome.
Vernissage Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 | 17:00