Born in Trieste on November 12, 1940, she studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice, formed by Giuseppe Santomaso. In the 1960s, Apollonio began to create illusionist visual experiences. By choosing primary forms such as the circle, in this exhibition, the artist studies her structural possibilities to be able to make the work active.
Along with other members of kinetic art, Marina Apollonio shares the desire for depersonalized art, in opposition to the concept of expressive abstraction. She uses modern industrial materials to create structures calculated in such a way that they transform into space.
In many of the works exhibited in this exhibition, the viewer has to rotate a circular plan alternately painted with black and white stripes. This movement causes a strong optical effect and plays with the viewer’s gaze.
Marina Apollonio is one of the most important kinetic artists with works exhibited in the world’s greatest collections such as the Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the Hermes Foundation, the Museum of Modern Art in Turin, the New Museum in New York, the MACBA of Buenos Aires and the Villa Datris Foundation in France. In addition, the interest in her work continues to grow as attested by her participation in group exhibitions such as Dynamo at the Grand Palais in Paris, or more recently Vertigo, at Mumok in Austria. The society Artefacts also highlights this growth, thus accompanying the other women artists enjoying these times a valuation of their work.