Bio

Maria Pina Bentivenga

Maria Pina Bentivenga was born in Stigliano (Italy) in 1973.
In 1991 she moved to Rome where she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1995.
Since 1999 she has participated in numerous art exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
She is a founding member of the Insigna Association, which is committed to the production
and dissemination of printmaking and original editions.
In 2014 the Albertina in Vienna has acquired its own graphics Deux , and the National Institute for
Graphics in Rome , has acquired seven prints , four drawings and one Artist’s book.
His works are in many public collections in Italy and abroad:
National Institute for Graphics in Rome ; Collection of the Albertina Gallery in Vienna;
Cabinet of Ancient and Modern of the City of Bagnacavallo ( Ravenna ) ; Collection of Prints
Alberto Sartori – Mantova ; Museum of Contemporary Art Villa Croce – Genova ; Museum of
the Cultural Foundation The Pelican Trasanni – Urbino ; Bertarelli Civic Collection of Milan ;
Municipal collection of Modern Art of the municipality of Cavaion Veronese ; Collection of
Prints of Caixanova , Ourense – Spain ; Collection of prints of Acqui Terme (AL ) . She is a
member of the Incisori Contemporanei Association. Since 2000 she teaches Graphic
Techniques and Special Art Print at RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts) – University of Fine
Arts in Rome, Laboratory of Engraving and Painting Disciplines at the Art Institutes and art
schools of Rome. Furthermore, since 2010, she teaches engraving at the “San Giacomo”
School of Ornamental Arts of the City of Rome.
She organizes workshops of engraving and letterpress in Italy and abroad and she has
participated in artist residencies and international symposia.
An archive of Maria Pina Bentivenga’s shows and exhibitions

2012

  • II Artist’s Books Biennial
    Castel dell’Ovo, Napoli
  • Sette, Artist’s Books and engravings
    La LIneaartecontemporanea, Roma
  • Coincidenze
    Casa degli Stampatori, Soncino (CR)
  • XI  Biennial of engraving and arts
    città di Castelleone (CR)
  • VII  Biennial of contemporary italian engraving
    Campobasso
  • VII International Graphik Tiennial
    Bitola – Macedonia
  • 150 Noise
    291 Es Galley, Roma
  • Libriste
    Classense Librery, Ravenna
  • Carte 2012
    ideas, progects, works  TRART Gallery – Trieste
  • Naturalia Animalia
    International exibition of Artis’s Books – Sannicola (LE)

2011

  • Limen Arte Internazional Prize 2011
    Enrico Gagliardi’s Bilding – Vibovalentia
  • Third Engraving Prize Maria Pina Bentivenga XV MASSENZIO ARTE Prize
    ISA Istituto Superiore Antincendi – Rome
  • XXXVIII edition International exibition of contemporary art – Sulmona
    Museum complex – Sulmona
  • Attraversamenti
    Lombardi Gallery – Rome

2010

  • “20 x 20″
    La Tartaruga Gallery – Rome
  • A.R.G.A.M. I Maestri e le Margherite
    Venanzo Crocetti Fondation Museum – Roma
  • Altri Luoghi
    Ercoli Contemporary Art – Rome
  • IV National Biennial of engraving G. Polanschi
    Space Gallery Corte Torcolo, via Vittorio Veneto, 1 – Cavaion Veronese
  • Pittura e Fotografia (segno e scatto)
    Venanzo Crocetti Fondation Museum – Roma
  • Oltre le mura
    Cappella Orsini – Roma
  • IX International Biennial of engraving
    Acqui Terme (Alessandria) – Italy

2008

  • VIII Annuale of Engraving
    Agello – Perugia, Italy
  • V International Biennial of Mini Prints
    Tetovo – Macedonia

2007

  • Incisioni
    Music House – Trieste – Italy
  • Superfici, Personal Peinting Exibition
    Trart Gallery – Trieste – Italy
  • 7e Triennale Mondial de L’Estampe et de la Gravure Originale
    AMAC – Chamalieres (Francia)
  • Generarte, Painting Exibition
    Clinica Sant’Anna – Lugano
  • Signum V – International Exhibition of Contemporary Engraving
    Cittadella dell’Oasi, – Troina (Italy)
  • L’arte e il torchio – 5th International small engraving exhibition
    Museum “Ala Ponzone” – Cremona (Italy)
  • Biennal of Contemporary Italian Engravings
    Villa Giustiniani Morosini – Mirano (Italy)
  • Generarte
    Clinica Sant’Anna – Lugano (Switzerland)

2006

  • International Biennal of Engraving – “Nespereira Prize”
    Caixanova Banca de Galicia – Ourense (Spain)
  • Pittura per quattro
    Rufa Art Gallery – Rome (Italy)
  • Art for Africa
    Sant’Antonio portughese institut – Rome (Italy)
  • Artisti Emergenti Italiani
    Opera Theatre Gallery – Cairo (Egypt)

2005

  • Generazionalmente, Contemporary Art Exhibition
    Le Terrazze – Velletri (Italy)
  • XII Biennale Internationale de la Gravure et des Nouvelles Images
    Ville de Sarcelles (France)
  • Painting and Etching personal exhibition
    Stigliano (Italy)
  • Confini, Painting and Etching personal exhibition
    BluOrg Gallery – Bari (Italy)
  • Signum IV International engraving exibition
    Troina (Italy)
  • Personal Exhibition “Incisioni”
    Galleria La Scaletta – Matera (Italy)

2004

  • International Biennal of Engraving
    Caixanova Banca de Galicia – Ourense (Spain)
  • Repertorio degli Incisori Italiani – 4th Edition
    Gabinetto Stampe Antiche e Moderne – Bagnacavallo – Ravenna (Italy)

2003

  • 2nd Engraving Biennial “Giuseppe Polanschi”
    Cavaion Veronese (Italy)
  • XI Biennale Internationale de la Gravure et des Nuvelles Images
    Sarcelles (France)
  • VI International Biennial of Engraving “Premio Acqui”
    Acqui Terme (Italy)

2002

  • Honorable Mention at “VII Biennal Internacional de Grabado Julio Preito Nespereira”
    Caixanova – Ourense (Spain)
  • 8th Edition of Graphical Biennal “Aspetti dell’incisione oggi in Italia”
    Gaiarine (Italy)
  • II Biennal of Contemporary Italian Engravings
    Campobasso (Italy)

2001

  • “Fragmenta”, personal Etching and Painting exhibition
    Centro di Documentazione d’Arte Contemporanea “L. Di Sarro” – Rome
  • 1st Engraving Biennial “Giuseppe Polanschi”
    Cavaion Veronese (Italy)
  • Repertorio degli Incisori Italiani
    Gabinetto delle Stampe Antiche e Moderne – Bagnacavallo (Italy)
  • “Segni incisi – Accademie di Roma” (as artist and organizer)
    RUFA Art Gallery – Rome
  • Collective Engraving touring Exhibition “Nel Segno dell’Incisione”
    Rome, Madrid, Lisbon, Mexico City
  • Selection of the International Water Painting Prize “Sinaide ghi”
    San Luca Academy – Rome

2000

  • Pictorial Panel in “Gli Artisti la strada, il Giubileo”
    City of Marino, Rome
  • Printmaking Exhibition “La cultura dell’Apparire”
    Galleria Linati, Milano – Galleria Il Quadrato, Torino

1999

  • 1st Italian Contemporary Art Exhibition “Itinerari del Senso”
    Trasanni – Urbino
  • Collective Engraving Exhibition “Segni di Roma”
    S. Giacomo in Augusta – Rome
  • Recommendation in 3rd edition of “Giovani Incisori Italiani” Engraving Triennal
    Contemporary Art Museum of Villa Croce – Genova (Italy)
  • Personal Exhibition of Engravings
    Atrio del Pio IX all’Aventino – Rome
  • “Premio Giovani, Biella for Engraving”
    Biella (Italy)
  • “I Trofei del Colore”
    Lefranc e Bourgeois – Paris

1998

  • Collective Engraving Exhibition “Una pietra per Assisi”
    Palazzo Vellamani – Assisi (Italy)
  • Contemporary Italian Engraving Biennial
    City of Mirano, Venice (Italy)
  • I Graphics Triennial Exhibition “City of Brescia”
    Brescia (Italy)
  • Collective Painting Exhibition “Premio la Portella”
    Carsoli (Italy)
  • 1st prize extemporaneous painting exhibition “Art’estate”
    City of Castro dei Volsci (Italy)

1997

  • Collective Painting Exhibition “Artimmagine” – Italia Nostra
    Palazzo del Monte – Stigliano (Italy)

1995

  • Graphic Projects in “Cammin di nostra vita” review, Year 1, n.1 Ed. Martina Grasso
  • 5th National Graphics competition “Ugonia-Morselli”
    Brisighella (RA)
  • 4th Chalcography competition
    city of Gorlago (Bg)

1993

  • Students Exhibition “L’uomo e il lavoro”
    Art Centre S. Giuseppe Artigiano – Rome