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Chiara Dynys

Chiara Dynys was born in Mantua in 1958, she lives and works in Milan. From the beginning of her activity at the beginning of the 90s, she acted on two main strands, both attributable to a single attitude towards the real: identifying in the world and in the forms the presence and the sense of the anomaly, of the variant, of the “threshold” that allows the mind to pass from human reality to an almost metaphysical scenario. To do this she uses apparently eclectic materials, ranging from light to glass, mirrors, ceramics, fusions, fabric, video and photography. The artist rejects any concept of style and number, to allow herself the widest freedom of choice of themes and ways of intervention in the language of art. The contact with the observer, in her works, is so desired and urged that she often transforms into an actor, emotionally involved and projected into the space of creation.

Chiara Dynys has participated in numerous personal and collective exhibitions in prestigious institutions, among the personal: Galleria Civica San Zenone, Campione d’Italia (2017), National Gallery of Palazzo Arnone, Cosenza (2015), Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan and National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2013), ZKM-Museum fur Neue Kunst (2012, 2009), CIAC, Foligno (2010), Villa Panza, Varese (2009), Palazzo Reale, Milan (2007), Chiesa del Santo Volto di Gesù, Rome (2006), Kunstmuseum, Bonn (2004), Museum Bochum, Bochum (2003), Cantonal Museum, Lugano (2001), Städtische Galerie, Stuttgart (1999), Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva (1996) , Städtischen Galerie, Göppingen (1993).

Among the collectives in the most important institutions: MASI, Lugano (2018), Arkhangelskoye Museum, Moscow (2017), National Gallery of Modern Art, Rome (2014), Museo del Novecento, Milan (2012), MART, Rovereto (2011, 2005), ZKM-Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe (2009), La Triennale, Milan (2007), Cantonal Museum, Lugano and Museo della Permanente (2006), Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt (2003), Kunstsammlungen zu Weimar, Weimar (2002), Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome (2000), Palazzo Reale, Milan (1999), PAC, Milan (1998), Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, Bologna (1997), Centre International d’Art Contemporain, Montréal (1994), Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint’Etienne (1992), Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro (1989). Chiara Dynys has also participated in three editions of the Rome Quadriennale (2005, 1996, 1986).

Her relationship with Galleria Fumagalli began in 1999 with the setting up of a personal exhibition in the gallery spaces that also includes a performance by the dancer Luciana Savignano. His second personal exhibition “Defragmentation” was held in 2002, during which a conference was organized on the work of the artist held by Dieter Ronte, director of the Kunstmuseum in Bonn. In 2005 she exhibited in the show “VISIONI, 20 artists in Sant’Agostino”. Two other solo exhibitions of the artist were organized in 2008 and 2011 in the gallery in Bergamo. In 2013, in collaboration with Museo Pecci Milano and Galleria Fumagalli, the personal “Duale” was set up at Spazioborgogno in Milan.