The artistic practice of Lea Mugnaini explores the relationship between structures and forms and how it determines the human perception of an environment. Her artistic effort strives to capture the formal development of natural and artificial objects. By deconstructing elements into essential and primal shapes, and reassembling them in an altered form, the artist forges a new abstract -but substantial- interaction with the surrounding environment. Shifting between drawing and sculpture, Lea’s work establishes a novel vocabulary of archetypal shapes.

Education

2022

UDK Berlin, Meisterschüler degree Fine Arts, class Monica Bonvicini

2019

UDK Berlin, Absolvent degree Fine Arts, class Monica Bonvicini

2018-2019

UDK Berlin, Fine Arts, class of Burkhard Held

2018

State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart (ABK) – guest semester class of Christian Jankowski

2015-2018

Weißensee Academy of Fine Arts Berlin (KHB) – class of Friederike Feldmann

2012-2015

Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie Berlin (OKS) – class of Werner Mahler

Solo Exhibitions

2023

La Turchese volante, KWADRAT Gallery, Berlin, GE
Of sleep and dreams, le specie del sonno, HOTO, Berlin, GE

Group Exhibitions

2023

Schnitt, ETAGE Gallery, Museum Reinickendorf, Berlin, GE
Am Elvirasteig, KWADRAT Gallery, Schlachtensee, Berlin, GE
Perspektive n.I, HOTO, Berlin, GE
UdK Art Award, UdK, Berlin, GE
Grüne Soße, Luisa Catucci gallery, Berlin, GE

2022

Elvira steigt, KWADRAT Gallery, Berlin, GE
Am Elvirasteig, KWADRAT Gallery, Schlachtensee, Berlin, GE
Kunst kaufen! Karl Hofer Gesellschaft, UDK, Berlin, GE
A never ending story, homage to Julia, Final Degree show, UDK, Berlin, GE

2021

Outsight_landscape II, Cartavetra, Florence, IT

Domino III, Salve, Berlin, GE
Ubiquity, 48 Stunden Neukölln, Ceramic Kingdom, Berlin, GE
Feldmalerei, Margaretenhof, GE

2020

Online Rungang, Digital Physical- An intimate Distance, Class Bonvicini, Berlin, GE

2019

A un passo, Peninsula C/O The Others Art Fair, Turin, IT

I like it real, Schaufenster, Berlin, GE

2018

Asynoros, Ionion Center for the Arts and culture, Kefalonia, GR

Where Plato taught, Youth art Biennale, Franzenfeste, Bolzano, IT
Junction, Bar Babette, Berlin, GE

Side-Effects, Bayer Erholungshaus, Leverkusen, GE

Art Residencies

2024

Lagos, artists in residence program, Mexico City, MX

2023

HOTO, artists in residence program, Berlin, GE

2021

IN/SU/LA, Project between Florence and Ventotene, IT

2018

Asynoros, Ionion Center for the Arts and culture, Kefalonia, GR