Marina Sagona

"I work in a wide variety of media on concepts such as control and codependency"
Roma, 1967

Marina Sagona (1967) is an Italian and American multimedia conceptual artist and experimental filmmaker. Her practice explores family ties and communication in interpersonal relationships. The international artist has shown in solo and group exhibitions since 1999. The most recent solo exhibition of her series Couscous took place at Chiquita Room Gallery within the frame of the Loop Festival in Barcelona in 2021. Between 2016 and 2022, her publication of The Comedy of Women was presented at Ierimonti Gallery in New York, Palazzo Doria Pamphilj in Rome, and Villa San Michele, Anacapri in Italy. Sagona has diverse experiences across the arts. Early in her career, she studied Art History at the University La Sapienza in Rome and was the postmodern artist Mario Schifano’s studio assistant. After arriving in New York in 1995, she illustrated for The New Yorker and the New York Times. From 2006 to 2008, she directed the Contemporary Department of the Foundation for Italian Art and Culture (FIAC). Her curatorial practice includes a collaboration with Alanna Heiss on the exhibition “Senso Unico” at MoMA PS1 in 2008 and the exhibition Dante Ferretti: Design and Construction for the Cinema at MoMA in 2014. In 2022, she was nominated for the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Sagona is also the recipient of the 2019 Domus Artist Residency in Galatina, Italy, and the 2021 Chiquita Room Residency in Barcelona, Spain. Chiquita Room has represented Sagona since 2021.