Margherita Levo Rosenberg, was born in Ponti in 1958, she lives and works in Genoa, Italy.
Psychiatrist and art therapist paints she starts to paint since the adolescence.
From 1992 she exposes in public and private spaces, in Italy and to the foreign countries.
Attracted by the transparencies of the glass, of the silicone and of the films but also from the colors of the plastics, from the advertising and popular material, from the daily paper and from the magazines, it realizes installations and performance which it subtends titles that sometimes they become poetic compositions.
She builds pictures, objects and sculptures that investigate the complexity of the languages analyzing the relationship among thought, verb, action, emotion and medium through which you/they become representable. Her creations, loaded of meanings complexes and inclusive iper, manifold readings are lent to on plain different; humorous and attractive, scenografiches, subtend sometimes social values of ample breath; of possible conceptual post-pop ancestry, its art hardly stays referable to an encoded kind
Since the beginning, the artist has developed her research “on the link between thoughts, words, and actions …together with the need to try different media” (Luisa Castellini 2006). “Actually, her artistic expression expands across different linguistic modes: writing…, symbolic…, graphic…, pictorial…To project her written or painted images, she uses different screens: chessboards or fields with horizontal and vertical bands, thus opting for a geometric-graphic solution of her idea” (Viana Conti 1994) “Following the thread of a mobile meaning that visually flows from the object to the words that defines it and the image it represents, Margherita Levo Rosenberg creates a conceptual place where vision, memory, and refractions of thought intersect” (Germano Beringheli 1998). “Such artistic practice highlights the limitations of our linguistic constructs, thus extending the debate to the creation of thought, the proliferation of meanings, with a review of human communication terms (Marinella Paderni 1998). “…The problem of Existence - or, in philosophical terms, of Being- is the deepest issue in Levo Rosenberg’s poetics. In its representation, she moves freely resorting to both irony and drama, and employing different techniques and materials.” (Giorgio Bonomi 2003). “Hence, the subject Levo Rosenberg chooses is not important, but rather the way she filters it through her own vision, the way she attaches a symbolic value to it, and renders it in her representation (Enrico Debandi 2003). “The becoming of soul: this is what ideas are; this is where art meets life. Its philosophy makes no distinction anymore between cause and effect, since they both belong to a circular dimension where emotions acquire a shape - just like any other material - which, fused with other materials, organizes other shapes that in turn will become other things …” (Maria Costigliolo Galasso 2006)
“Levo Rosenberg besieges emotions forcing them to morph into those materials she has selected out of all the wide range of possibilities provided by modern technology… between the fascination of seriality and Michelangelo’s grandeur: lattice-spaced inventions with the classic regularity of commotion” (Ettore Bonessio Di Terzet 2006). “Her creations, rich in complex and hyper-inclusive meanings” (Elisabetta Rota 2010) are structured through reuse, cuttings, accurately curled materials.
“The Artist, working on the intersections of various representation realities - verbal, scriptural, formal, graphic, but also resorting to advertising material, X-ray films, pictorial materials, 2-D as well as 3-D objects – moves meanings across different fields …that merge into a transcoding domain of both real and rhetorical device. Her complex references to her various linguistic modes draw the attention of historians, art critics, and semiologists ” (Viana Conti 2001).
Since 1992, her works have been on display in public and private spaces both in Italy and abroad.
Her works are held in private collections and museums.
She lives and works in Genoa (Italy).