Carol Rama

- Selected Works
- Biography

Olga Carolina Rama, known as Carol Rama (17 April 1918 – 24 September 2015) is an Italian self-taught artist whose unconventional painting encompasses an erotic, and often sexually aggressive universe populated by characters who present themes of sexual identity with specific references to female sensuality. Her work was relatively little known until curator Lea Virgine included several pieces in a 1980 exhibition, prompting Rama to revisit her earlier watercolour style. Her first exhibition in 1945 at Galleria Faber was shut down by the Turin police. Her early works were watercolour paintings and beginning in the 1950s she began incorporating objects such as hypodermic syringes and small mechanical parts into her art. In the 1960s, her primary material became strips of rubber from tyres.

- Exhibitions
  • 2019

    Carol Rama: Eye of Eyes - Lévy Gorvy, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Carol Rama - Repetto Gallery, London.

  • 2017

    Carol Rama: Antibodies - New Museum, New York City, NY
    Carol Rama. The lacerations of the world - De Primi Fine Art, Lugano
    Carol Rama: Spazio anche più che tempo - Palazzo Canova, Venezia

  • 2016

    Carol Rama - Galerie Haas AG, Zurich
    Passion According to Carol Rama - Galleria Civica d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (GAM), Turin
    Carol Rama - Fergus McCaffrey, New York City, NY
    The Passion According to Carol Rama - Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), Dublin
    Carol Rama - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

  • 2015

    Passion According To Carol Rama - EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo
    La Passion selon Carol Rama - Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - MAM/ARC, Paris

  • 2014

    The Passion According To Carol Rama - Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
    Carol Rama: Prints - CRG Gallery, New York City, NY

  • 2013

    Carol Rama - Oltre L'opera Grafica - Museo Comunale d'Arte Moderna Ascona, Ascona

  • 2012

    Spazia Anche Piu Che Tempo - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin
    Carol Rama - Böse Zungen - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
    Carol Rama - Cadeau & Idilli - Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf

  • 2010

    Carol Rama - Appassionata - Ex Chiesa Anglicana, Alassio, SV

  • 2009

    Autorattristatrice - Galerie Isabella Bortolozzi, Berlin

  • 2008

    Good Manners - Maccarone Gallery, New York City, NY
    Carol Rama. L'occhio degli occhi - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
    Carol Rama, works on paper - Galerie West, The Hague
    Eroica - Galerie Steinek, Vienna

  • 2007

    Carol Rama - Galleria Franco Masoero, Turin
    Carol Rama - Galleria Balmelli Arte Contemporanea, Bellinzona
    Carol Rama - Galerie Karin Sachs, Munich
    Carol Rama - Antologica. Opere su carta 1939-2005 - MMMAC - Museo Materiali Minimi D´arte Contemporanea, Capaccio, SA

  • 2006

    Carol Rama - La coda della cometa - Galleria dell'Incisione, Brescia
    Carol Rama l’opera incisa 1944-2005 - Ca’ Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice
    Carol Rama - Seduzioni - Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf

  • 2005

    CAROL RAMA - "FA VISSUTO" - MAM Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art Salzburg, Salzburg
    Carol Rama - Galerie Steinek, Vienna
    Carol Rama - BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead

  • 2004

    Carol Rama - Appassionata - Galerie im Taxispalais, Innsbruck
    Carol Rama - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
    Carol Rama - Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin

  • 1998

    Carolrama - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam

  • 1994

    Carol Rama - Monica De Cardenas - Milano, Milan

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