Carla Accardi

Carla Accardi

Trapani
9 ottobre 1924


Roma
23 febbraio 2014

Biography

She is one of the most important figure of abstractionism. She moves to Rome in 1946, where she lives and works. She marries in 1949 Antonio Sanfilippo, a painter who will make her know other artists such as Consagra and Turcato. She also gets in touch with Attardi, Dorazio, Guerrini, Maugeri, Perilli. Carla Accardi will quickly get the attention of important art critics and will be considered as the protagonist of the group Forma 1. With this group she realises a lot of collective exhibitions, in Italy and in other countries as well. Her beginings are more on the constructivist and concrete art line, but from 1954 her works are constituted of white segments on black backgrounds. This expressive choice relates her with Informal artists. In 1964, 1976 and 1978, she has a whole room for herself in the Biennial of Venice. With her personal and collective exhibitions of the end of the seventies she will retrospectively be considered as the main figure of Forma 1 and the Italian avant-garde of the fifties. In 1996 she becomes member of the Brera Academy, and later in 1997 she becomes the advisor of the Commission of the Venice Biennial.