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Rinomina : About




Rinomina is an artist-run-space located in Paris, initiated in 2015 by Daniela Baldelli and Markus Lichti.

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.

Rinomina conceives its programming and curatorial practice as strongly rooted in our own artistic activity. Since its creation, this space has exhibited many artists from the contemporary French and international scene, in a heterogeneous and dynamic program, such as: Felicia Atkinson, Louise Drulhe, Raphaël Bastide, Cécile Bicler, Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Vanessa Dziuba, Martin Chramosta, Victoire Barbot, Jean-Philippe Bretin, Noemie Vulpian, Dominique Koch, Ambra Pittoni, Thomas Geiger, Claudia de La Torre Ana Navas and many others. Rinomina tries to act coherently in a flexible, conceptual and collaborative process, aiming to maintain a divergent perspective on what an exhibition space can be.

About the founder

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 recently awarded by the Centre national des art plastiques, but also Landesstipendium Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Cité International des Arts, Paris and Chrisoph 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, selected solo and group exhibition includes: Arratia Beer, Berlin; Castillo/corrales, Paris; Couloir, Hamburg; Thomas Dane gallery, London; Été 78, Bruxelles.


Website: Raphaël Bastide