Tomaso Binga

Tomaso Binga is the artistic name for Bianca Pucciarelli in Menna (Salerno, 1931). The artist decided to change her name into a male one as a provocative act pointing out the countless privileges which characterised the male world, at a time when women were largely discriminated and feminists movements started. The gesture of hand-writing and reflecting on language from diverse points of view is combined with an association of female nudes to words, suggesting a thought-provoking meaning. Hand-writing, painting, drawing and installation are amongst the media used by Tomaso Binga, but one of the media she prefers is her own body. Through the physical action of declaiming and interpreting poems, Tomaso Binga has always been interested in the changes of language and in performing using the variations in her voice.

The artist has participated to many solo and collective exhibitions, such as  the Venice Biennale, São Paulo Biennial, Festival International d’Art Vivant in Lyon, Quadriennale of Rome and J. Klemm Foundation in Buenos Aires. Some of the most recent exhibitions the artists has taken part into are: Corpo a corpo at La Galleria Nazionale in 2017, Giornata Mondiale per la Poesia, Accademia d’Ungheria e Casa delle Letterature, Rome (Italy) and Zitta Tu …non parlare, Sala Santa Rita, Rome (Italy) in 2014, Per-formare una collezione,  Museo Madre, Naples (Italy) and Anni ‘70/Arte a Roma, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (Italy)  in 2013.