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MEET THE ARTIST

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Paola Epifani, alias Rabarama, was born in Rome in 1969. She lives and works in Padova. The daughter of an artist, from her early childhood she showed an inborn talent for sculpture. She started her artistic education at the Arts High School in Treviso and continued later at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts.  She graduated with top marks in 1991 and immediately started taking part in several national and international sculpture competitions, earning growing acclaim from both the critics and the general public alike.

Rabarama creates sculptures and paintings with men, women, or hybrid creatures, often passing for the eccentric. The skin of her subjects is always decorated with symbols, letters, hieroglyphics, and other figures in a variety of forms. The "membrane", the "cloak" that seems to envelop these figures is constantly changing, always adding new signs, symbols, and metaphors.

This long path, studded with successes, brought Rabarama to participate in 2011 at the 54th Venice Biennale, displaying the monumental artwork “Abbandono”, made entirely in Carrara marble.

In addition to this fundamental recognition, her works have been exhibited in major world capitals of the art scene as, among others, Paris, Florence, Cannes, Miami, and Shanghai.

Over the years her works of art have been acquired by several important public and private institutions such as the Art Museum of the Beijing Biennale, the Shanghai Sculpture Space and Copelouzos Museum of Athens, not to mention the three monumental works purchased by the Municipality of Reggio Calabria and exhibited at the Falcomatà waterfront.

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