“Connection” as her core theme; “either with textile or neon threads, I want to sew the invisible entanglement in between entities, theories, feelings, atoms in the universe; merging in a single point for you to take a break, breath and feel part of it All”.
Marina Zumi is an Argentinian multi-interdisciplinary artist with a beginning in South American Neo-Muralism, painting Intuitive Nature themes in contraposition to the polluted streets.
Followed by textile experimentation at the studio, she developed a self taught hand-embroidery technique over art canvas, where mathematical and sacred geometry sink and flow in a subtle way.
Based in Berlin since 2018, decides to finally combine both styles, the outdoor and in-studio practices. Generating subemersive site specific Light Installations, crafting this time, with threads of neon wire to hand embroider new big scale perspectives, where the VIEWER becomes part of a new reality been able not only to see, more likely to touch and feel light.
“Everything is interconnected” she says, after many years practicing Buddhism and studying the Quantum theory evolution. Bioluminescence painted over walls all around the world, now becomes tangible reality as the artist continues to explore analog as digital media, new technologies and artistic collaborations.
Marina Zumi born in Argentina’s capital Buenos Aires, in 1983. Became Sao Paulo’s citizen for 9 years and currently she is based in Berlin from 2018.
Although never finished the academic degree at the Fashion Design university UBA, at the age of 20 already occupied a chair in the main desk of the well recognized argentinian brand, Complot. Became a self-taught artist around 2003 with the introduction to Neo-Muralism , while still working and studying in parallel, the production of hand-embroidery artworks.
Once she moved to Sao Paulo, made part of the art collective called ‘Colectivo 132’, that after a great performance, became A7MA art gallery, of which Marina is formal founder and participant, where she also explored geometrical site specific installations. (the gallery runs open till nowadays)
Following her Neo muralist career, she painted walls in more than 20 countries and 4 continents, taking her from Argentina to Russia, United States of America, China, Kazakhstan and many more countries, painting intuitive bioluminescent Nature themes, with tints of sacred geometry and the ‘connection’ as core inspiration.
Her latest body of work are the Site Specific Light Installations, evolving in temporary Public Art pieces and in-studio new sculptures and bi-dimensional sculptural artworks. Where this time she embroiders with neon wires, generating a new crossover between this antique technique and new digital media, technologies and artistic collaborations in the video mapping and music areas.
Her art has participated in exhibitions at the Fine Art Academy of Vienna, Saatchi Gallery London, is part of the Pirelli’s collection once exhibited at Hangar Bicocca, Milan.
Painted the facade of the Museum of street art Urban Nation in Berlin, exhibited at Mana Contemporary Miami in December 2019, just to name a few; there is no limit for the embrazing evolution of Zumi’s art spirit, who at the moment find, as she says… ‘In an Amorous moment’.
In 2020 she moved her studio and founded Studio33 in the heart of Berlin by the feet of Viktoria Park, where she produce till the date and give space to other artists.
Pop Show at Mana Contemporary, Miami Basel week - Miami - EE.UUDecember 2019
Solo show at Urban Spree, Berlin - Germany.September 2019
Solo show at Urban Spree, Berlin - Germany.December 2018
Un lugar en el mundo, Bs. As. - Argentina.February 2018
II Gallery, Berlin - Germany.April 2017
Nicoli Gallery. Sao Paulo - Brazil.October 2016
A7MA Gallery. Sao Paulo - Brazil.March 2015
King Caps gallery. Sao Paulo - Brazil.December 2013
Casa ao Cubo- Vila Mariana, Sao Paulo - Brazil.February 2011
Tag and Juice – Vila Madalena, Sao Paulo - Brazil.September 2010
Name: Maria Josefovic
Address: Lobeckstrasse 66, 10969, Berlín – Germany