Tomaso Binga was born in 1931 in Salerno (IT). She currently lives in Rome (IT).
Tomaso Binga (aka Bianca Pucciarelli Menna) is the artist's pseudonym, used to challenge the privileges of the male world with irony and displacement.
She was a Professor of Theory and Method of Mass Media at the Academy of Fine Arts in Frosinone. An active cultural organizer, she has directed since 1974 the cultural association "Lavatoio Contumaciale" in Rome, and since 1992 has taken part, as vice president, in the management of the "Filiberto Menna" Foundation in Salerno.
Her practice involves collage, typewriting, painting, performance. She deals with verbal-visual writing and is among the leading figures of Italian phonetic-sound-performance poetry.
Tomaso Binga'exhibitions at GalleraTiziana Di Caro
The first collaboration between Tiziana Di Caro and Tomaso Binga was in 2014, on the occasion of the group show Viaggio al termine della parola, curated by Antonello Tolve.
Tomaso Binga first solo show, entitled Scrivere non è descrivere, took place at Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in Napoli in 2015. The show included a selection of few of her most important works of the Seventies, such as Alfabeto Pop, Mater, and a wide selection of Typecodes. The artwork “Ti scrivo solo di domenica” was installed all over the room. This installation made of sentences typewritten on Amalfitan paper is consider the most poetic work of her production. Among the selection of Typecodes there were nine samples of the series already shown in 1978 at Materializzazione del Linguaggio, the prominent show curated by Mirella Bentivoglio at the Biennale di Venezia.
Polistirolo e Ritratti Analogici is the title of the second solo show, whose title has been borrowed from an exhibition held in 1972 in Napoli at Diagramma 32 gallery. The artworks selected for the exhibition at Galleria Tiziana Di Caro were very rare collage – sculptures, made recycling polystyrene packaging. Such a large selection of “Polistiroli” exhibited all together had not been seen since the 1970s. The same goes for the “Ritratti analogici” (Analogue Portraits)
The third exhibition featuring works by Tomaso Binga has been held at Galleria Tiziana Di Caro in 2020. The solo exhibition spans a creative period that ranges from 1972 to 2017, with three different creative moments.
This was the occasion to show a photographic triptych never shown before, which is the formalization of Tomaso Binga's first performance, “Vista Zero”, conceived in 1972. It represents few moments of that performative act which was a “metaphor of a world that was open to the thousand glances of the new media, potential tools for quiescence of brains”. An extremely current topic now as it was then.
This exhibition has been also the occasion to show an environmental installation made in 1995, “Diario Romano”, which has been rebuilt following a precise philological process.
“Lacrime di sirena”, one of the most recent series made by Tomaso Binga was even showed in this exhibition, completing a creative time period of over fifty years.
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