Artist, born in 1988, lives in Milan. Co-founder of FIORIARTIFICIALI and EXT. ANGST.

Mara Palena (1988) lives and works in Milan. Her research focuses on themes such as memory, remembrance and identity. The artist’s aesthetic, clearly influenced by the field of fashion where she worked for several years, is combined with an intimate and poetic vision. Using photography, video and sound, her work aims to involve the viewer in sensory experiences. Using and reworking archival material, she seeks a link between personal and collective, between introspection and connection. Her work, represented by the Twenty14 gallery, has been exhibited in various international festivals, spaces and galleries such as: Art Society, London; Marsèll Paradise, Milan; LA Photomonth; Nowhere Gallery, Milan; Pananti Atelier, Milan; Etherea Gallery, Genoa; Recontemporary, Turin, SAC, Livorno. In 2021 she was a finalist of the Etherea Art Prize, Combat Prize, in 2022 at We Art Open and Arte Laguna Prize. Her work got special mention at Cramum Prize 2022 and it will be published in the exhibition catalogue. Her short film “Fermasi Umani” is the winner in the Vesuvio Film Festival 2021. Her work is reported in Exibart’s publication 222 emerging artists to invest in 2021.

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