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Rinomina : About


Rinomina is an artist-run-space located in Paris, initiated in 2015 by Daniela Baldelli and Markus Lichti. Gabriela Anco joined the team in 2022 as co-director.

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 inspirations for this exhibition space.

Rinomina conceives its programming and curatorial practice as strongly rooted in our own artistic activity. Since its creation, the space has exhibited many artists from the contemporary French and international scenes, 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 intends 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 team

Daniela Baldelli was born 1977 in Asmara, Eritrea. She was active as a fashion designer before completing her studies in 2009 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany. She was recently awarded prizes by the Centre national des art plastiques, Landesstipendium Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, Cité International des Arts, Paris and Chrisoph Merian Foundation, Switzerland. Her installations and performances have been exhibited in various galleries and institutions in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Copenhagen, Milan and Paris.

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

Gabriela Anco is an art curator and exhibition producer based in Paris and Berlin, focussing her research on issues of identity, questioning the contemporary societal paradigms.  
From 2016 to 2019 she was managing director at fontaine b., curating and dealing with works by established international artists, as well as contributing to various publications. From 2015 to 2017 she directed and managed projects of the artistic initiative Zona Dynamic in Berlin, together with which she was awarded the Berlin Senate Award for independent projet spaces.
She holds a MA in Cinema Theory and Aesthetics from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris and produced numerous projects and exhibitions in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Marrakech and London including part of the Marrakech Biennale and Berlin Art Week.

Website: Raphaël Bastide