Chiara Fumai’s practice was centered on performance and its tradition of female psychics, seeing the artist dealing with radical feminism, media culture, language and repression. Performance was always a starting point for Fumai, but it would frequently develop into installations, videos, collages and performative displays.

Chiara Fumai
Chiara Fumai
Rome, 1978-2017

Current Exhibitions

Our friend, Valerie Solanas

Signal - Center for Contemporary Art

20 Sep — 15 Dec
Gathering works by Ellen Cantor, Chiara Fumai, Pauline Oliveros, Carole Roussopoulos & Delphine Seyrig, “Our...

Past Exhibitions

Chiara Fumai: Less Light

ISCP, 1040 Metropolitan Ave, New York 11211 12/02/2019 — 17/05/2019

Nico Fumai: being remixed

Guido Costa Projects
04/11/2017 — 10/02/2018

To Repel Ghosts

Guido Costa Projects
17/02/2017 — 21/04/2017

Punk. Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo

Museo Universitario del Chopo
26/11/2016 — 26/03/2017

Growing Roots: Celebrating 15 years of the Furla Art Award

Palazzo Reale
05/03/2015 — 12/04/2015

Solo Shows

Chiara Fumai, Galería Rosa Santos, Valencia
Chiara Fumai, The Book of Evil Spirit, waterside contemporary, London

Chiara Fumai, MUSEION – Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst, Bolzano

Chiara Fumai, Victoria Art Gallery, Samara

With Love from $inister, Apalazzogallery, Brescia
I Did Not Say or Mean “Warning”, Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS, Venice
Follow This You Bitches, Futura, Prague

Chiara Fumai, With Love from $inister, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia
Valerie Solanas non è nata ieri, Muratcentoventidue, Bari

Group Shows

Summer Hang, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent
Corpo a corpo | Body To Body, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna (GNAM), Rome
To repel ghosts, Guido Costa Projects, Turin
Other Oracles, HORSEANDPONY Fine Arts, Berlin


Punk. Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City
Primavera 5, Galerie Claudine Papillon, Paris
VII. Premio Fondazione VAF Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz
VII. Premio Fondazione VAF, Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst, Museum Gunzenhauser, Chemnitz
XVI Quadriennale di Roma, Altri tempi, altri miti, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
16th Art Quadriennale, Altri tempi, altri miti,, Rome
Survival Kit 8: Acupuncture of Society, Survival Kit, International Contemporary Art Festival, Riga
VII. Premio Fondazione VAF. Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Kiel
Prediction, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo
Punk, Its Traces In Contemporary Art, Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA, Barcelona
VII. Premio Fondazione VAF. Aktuelle Positionen Italienischer Kunst, MACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), Rome
Premio Fondazione VAF (VII edizione), MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
Arte Fiera 40. Storia Di Una Collezione, MAMbo, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, Bologna


Waiting for the Accident to Happen, Screenspace, Melbourne, VIC
Punk, Sus rastros en el arte contemporáneo / Sala Norte, ARTIUM, Basque Museum Center of Contemporary Art, Vitoria,Gasteiz
Suite Rivolta: O Feminismo Radical De Carla Lonzi E A Arte Da Revolta, Fundação EDP, Lisbon
Hemera Collective: Secret Agent, Cable Factory, Helsinki
Contour 7, Contour, Mechelen vzw, Mechelen
Towards the Object, MMSU, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rijeka, Rijeka
Nascent States, waterside contemporary, London
Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits, MUMA, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, VIC
Punk. Its Traces In Contemporary Art, CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
Growing Roots, Palazzo Reale, Milan
The Rose Has Teeth In The Mouth Of The Beast, A Palazzo Gallery, Brescia

Open Museum Open City, MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
The Yellow Side Of Sociality, Italian Artists In Europe, BOZAR, Palais des Beaux,Arts / Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels
When Elephants Come Marching In, de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam
Italy in SongEun : We Have Never Been Modern , SongEun ArtSpace, Seoul
PER/FORM. How to do things with[out] words, CA2M, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, Madrid
‘semiotics Of The Kitchen’, What Happened After, Stigter van Doesburg, Amsterdam


Conferencia Performativa: nuevos formatos, lugares, prácticas y comportamientos artísticos, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León (MUSAC), Léon
Lecture Performance – Between Art and Academia, Overgaden, Institut for Samtidskunst, Copenhagen
Arimortis, Museo del Novecento, Civici Musei di Milano, Milan
Add Fire. Furla Art Award IX edition, Former Ospedale degli Innocenti, Bologna


Documenta (13), Documenta, Kassel
Io, Tu, Lui, Lei, La Galleria di Piazza San Marco, Venice

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Rome Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1978-2017