Art for Nature

Art for Nature

Officinadïdue is a project by Vera Bonaventura and Roberto Mainardi.

Through their language ( installation, video-art, performance, painting, sculpture, photography) the artists deal with the Defense of Nature. 


Their modus operandi draws inspiration from the natural world and at the same time gives it a new (aest-) ethic and attention supported by the languages of Land Art, Arte Povera and Minimalism reinterpreted throu the light of new environmental scenarios. 


"Working with biology, observing natural life and the botanical aspects of species, often bring to unexpected answers and new compositional criterias. Nature is a very creative assistant. Everything is out there: we just need to sit and contemplate it. "

 
Roberto Mainardi and Vera Bonaventura have exhibited their works at Arte Sella, the Trauttsmandorf Gardens of Merano, the Botanical Garden of Padua, the Museum of Feltre, the Milan Design Film Festival with Antonio Perazzi, the Tiny Winter Film Festival as well as in numerous Museums and Foundations individually. 


They work with commettes who want to develop artistic projects related to environment, climate, ecology...

Recent exhibits & events 

Trauttsmandorf Botanical Gardens, Merano - Seed Bombing

River Po Delta Natural Park / Albarella Island -  Evolutions

Arte Sella, The contemporary Mountain - Land Art MuseumVaia's Scream, Padua Botanical Garden, Orazione civile a 3 voci

Milan Design Film Festival, Section: Bloom by Studio Antonio Perazzi

The Tiny Winter Film Festival, Treviso 

Premio Allegrini della Torre, L'arte di Mostrare l'arte, Verona

City of Feltre, Invisible artwork, Jan-Feb 2019

Museum of Feltre, Aegritudo naturae 2019

Roberto Mainardi: degree in Painting at Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna with M. Concetto Pozzati and Master Degree in Design and Production of Visual Arts, IUAV University of Venice.

Most relevant exhibits:
Esplorazioni (curated by H.U. Obrist, Galeria Bevilacqua la Masa, Venice, 2005)
Transmission (curated by  J. Kosuth, 2004)
Guardarsintorno (curated by C. Pietroiusti, Galleria A+A , Venice 2004)
Laboratorio 3 giovani artisti, Galleria S. Fedele (Milan 1990)
La Vernice, Modern Art Museum Cà Pesaro (Venice 1982)
Sculture, Centro attività visive, Palazzo Diamanti Ferrara (1980)

Written texts by:

Roberto Daolio, Tommaso Trini, Concetto Pozzati, Franco Solmi, Cesare Pietroiusti, Giulio Alessandri, Franco Farina, Giorgio Cortenova, Gilberto Pellizzola, Antonio Romagnolo, Giorgio Segato.

Vera Bonaventura: painter and photographer. Degree in Education (UniPd), Perfectioning in International Cooperation (UniPd). Fullbright Assistant Professor at Wheaton College, MA. Studies in Anthropology, Venice University. Grants: FULLBRIGHT; UNESCO; LEONARDO.

Most relevant exhibits:
Tree stories (Cultural City Centre S Gaetano, Padua 2018)
Motherhood of the forests 
 (Modern Art Museum Rimoldi, Casa delle Regole, Cortina 2018)
The Landscape Festival for FAI (Villa Vescovi, Padua, 2018)
Tre-escape (Fuori Salone Milan, Hortensia, 2018)
39 giri e 6 minuti (Hortensia, Fuori Salone, Milan, 2017)
Gardens (Museo Callegari, Arquà Petrarca, Padua 2016)
Trees (Art Gallery l'Occhio Venezia 2016)
Il richiamo della Foresta (Villa Pisani Museum, Stra-Venezia, 2015)

AAM Art Gallery PARIS 

AAM Gallery S. Paul de Vence

Written texts  by: Tiziano Fratus, Lucia Mayer, Ottorino del Lucchi, Matteo Melchiorre. 

Video interview by: Pierantonio Tanzola

 © 2020 by Officinadïdue

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