Mariateresa Sartori (Venezia,1961)
She graduated in German studies with a thesis on Freud and the psychology of art. Her work is strongly influenced by an interest in the scientific approach as a whole and specifically for neuroscience and music often in relation to language. She is interested in the human inclination to identify the general principles that explain individual events subjectively experienced. Her research is nurtured by the tension between objective and subjective, between the uniqueness of events and general theory. It is significant that the artist often feels the need to collaraborate with experts in the disciplines in which she is venturing. Thus musicologists and linguists, as in the case of Il Suono della lingua, acquired by the Museum of the Querini Stampalia Foundation in Venice, where language is deprived of significance in order to become pure sound, pure melody and rhythm. While for the cycle on pedestrian flows in St Mark’s Square, was crucial the collaboration with the theoretical physicist Bruno Giorgini and his Laboratorio di Fisica della Città, since it led to the creation of drawings and videos which were brought together in the exhibition Movimenti e situazioni, at the Michela Rizzo gallery in Venice, with Antoni Muntadas, organised by Marco Ferraris. Among her solo shows we remember: Linea Katie Holten Mariateresa Sartori, New York, Bosi Contemporary, curated by Kathy Battista; Omaggio a Chopin, Serra dei Giardini della Biennale, Microclima project in collaboration with Galleria Michela Rizzo by Paolo Rosso; Vivere è molto pericoloso, Palazzetto Tito, Bevilacqua La Masa, at the invitation of Angela Vettese; Visto da qui, Careof Milan, curated by Angela Madesani. Since 2000 she has been teaching drawing to complete beginners by applying the Betty Edwards method that is based on same neuroscientific assumptions which influence her artistic research. She run several workshops in Italy, Germany, France and Norway.