Rinomina : About


Rinomina is an artist-run-space located in Paris. Initiated in 2015 by Daniela Baldelli and Markus Lichti. The organisation aims to develop a close dialogue between artists and the audience with a focus on the exchange of artistic practices between French and international artists. Rinomina’s program focuses on emerging artists, mostly not yet represented in commercial gallery. The curatorial practice of Baldelli and Lichti is rooted in their own activity as artists.

The name ‘Rinomina’ comes from the Italian expression for renaming a file on a computer. It is a transitive verb {consists of ‘re’ and ‘name’} and means to name again, to rename or to change a name ; in particular, in the IT world, assign a file or document a different title from the previous one. The fascinating possibility of literally renaming everything is one of the main inspiration for this exhibition space.

Daniela Baldelli was born 1977 in Asmara, Eritrea. She worked as a fashion designer before completing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in Germany in 2009. She was awarded by Landesstipendium Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Cité International des Arts, Paris and Chris- toph-Merian-Foundation, Switzerland. Her installations and performances has been exhibited in various galleries and institutions in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Milan and Paris.

Markus Lichti was born 1980 in Speyer, Germany. He graduated from his Master at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe in Germany in 2010. His work has been exhibited internationally, se- lected solo and group exhibition includes: Arratia Beer, Berlin; Castillo/corrales, Paris; Couloir, Hamburg; Thomas Dane gallery, London; Été 78, Bruxelles.

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