Catalogue presentation “Sandra Tomboloni. La Bad Girl italiana”



The Biagiotti Progetto Arte Foundation is pleased to present the catalog “Sandra Tomboloni. La Bad Girl italiana”. The book, edited by Stefania Gori, was presented last July 11th at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbertide (PG) and it will be presented again to the public on September 12th, in Pontassieve (FI).
Thanks to Stefania Gori’s vision and extraordinary work, the catalog collects a wonderful selection of images of the works by Sandra Tomboloni, in addition to contribution of critics and curators who have worked with the artist. The volume thus succeeds in the exceptional task of describing not only the artist, but also her great talent and incredible creativity.

Sandra Tomboloni believes in the value of “waste”, everything that is on the edge of society. The book traces her artistic history, her commitment to the people in need, her passion for the “street”, her struggles that have driven her away from any social rule and an ordinary life. The book offers an ex cursus on Sandra Tomboloni’s career. It investigates both the artistic and biographical aspects and traces the salient phases with focus and testimonies by various people in the Italian contemporary art world. The artist, starting from a series of words that characterize her life, has created a biography through images that stand as a summa of her artistic career.

Stefania Gori
SANDRA TOMBOLONI. La Bad Girl italiana

contributions by Carole Biagiotti, Saretto Cincinelli, Colomba d’Apolito, Giovanna Uzzani and Daria Ballerini
Edition: Gli Ori, Pistoia 2018
Language: italiano
Format: 24×28, pp. 160
ISBN: 978-88-7336-707-9
Price: 38,00 euro

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Civitella Ranieri Foundation
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The artist

Sandra Tomboloni was born in Pelago in 1961. She received degrees in Florence from the school of Sartoria Tornabuoni with costume designer Anna Anni, and then at the Accademia delle Belle Arti. She lives and works in Pontassieve (Florence).
The artist has exhibited in museums and public spaces in Europe and the United States, including: homeless#2013 – homeless objects, Casa Rossa exhibition center, Pontassieve (2013); Trasmigrazioni, Biagiotti Progetto Arte Foundation, Florence (2011); Contrasted: materia instabile, collaboration between Sandra Tombolini / Virginia Lopez, curated by Matilde Puleo (2010); Lost and Found (oggetti smarriti), Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York (2004); Exhibition Laboratory, Contemporary art center Luigi Pecci, Prato (2000).
She has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, including: 2014 homeless# on tour, which traveled to the Library of Lastra a Signa (Florence), the Library of San Giorgio (Pistoia) and the Library Bartolomeo della Fonte in Montemurlo (Prato) (2014); Borderline – Artists between normality and madness, from Bosh to Dalì, from L’Art Brut to Basquiat, Museum of the City of Ravenna (2014); Italian genius, Now, traveling exhibition organized by the Contemporary art center Luigi Pecci that on display in various museums in Asia, including the Museum of Fine Art in Hanoi, the White House Emily Hill House in Singapore, and the Korean Design Center in Seoul (2007-2008); Revenge, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, New York (2007-2008); Futurama: art in Italy 2000, Contemporary art center Luigi Pecci, Prato (2003).
Sandra was a Civitella Ranieri Director’s Guest in 2008.