Biography

Paola Epifani, alias Rabarama, was born in Rome in 1969. She lives and works in Padova. The daughter of an artist, from her early childhood she showed an inborn talent for sculpture. She started her artistic education at the Arts High School in Treviso, and continued later at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts.  She graduated with top marks in 1991 and immediately started taking part in a large number of national and international sculpture competitions, earning growing acclaim with both the critics and the general public alike. Rabarama creates sculptures and paintings with men, women or hybrid creatures, often passing for the eccentric. The skin of the subject created by the artist is always decorated with symbols, letters, hieroglyphics and other figures in a variety of forms.

Painting works

Despite been known as a sculptor, Rabarama manages to express her original vision of the world even on paintings and works on paper, proving to be a true all-round artist.

Sculpture works

Rabarama creates sculptures and paintings with men, women or hybrid creatures, often passing for the eccentric. The skin of the subject created by the artist is always decorated with symbols, letters, hieroglyphics and other figures in a variety of forms. The \\\\"membrane\\\\", the \\\\"cloak\\\\" that seems to envelop these figures is constantly changing, always adding new signs, symbols and metaphors. The alphabet indicates the internal restriction of language and our singular-plural entity (according to the conception of the philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy): hieroglyphics, puzzles and honeycombs are the visualization of the genome, the infinite combinations and possible varieties inherent in humanity, displayed in the mental mazes where is materialized the multifaceted complexity of the ego.


Exhibitions
Exhibitions
2018
Avatar Fondazione Mazzoleni Onlus, Alzano Lombardo (Italy)
​First Art Fair, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
​Contempo Galerie Hegemann, Munich (Germany)
Artexpo, New York (USA)
​Reiki Miart Gallery, Milan (Italy)
Miscelanea Ibiza (Spain)
​Beautiful People Van Loon Galleries, Vught (The Netherlands)

2017
Skin Art Festival, Merano (Italy)
Rabarama Expositie, Van Loon Galleries, Vught (The Netherlands)
Biennale Brabant, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

2016
Italian Fine Art Gallery Positano (Italy)
​Biennale d\'arte di Asolo, Asolo (Italy)
​Biennale di Vught, Van Loon Galleries, Vught (The Netherlands)
​Narayana SimonBart Gallery, Porto Cervo (Italiy)
Manni Art Gallery, Venezia Cinema Festival, Venezia (Italy)
​Skin Art Festival, Merano (Italy)
​Biennale d\'Arte Contemporanea, Salerno (Italy)

​2015
Artist-IQ Beurs Van Berlage, Van Loon Galleries, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
One Night for One Drop Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas (USA)
Rabarama Expositie Van Loon Galleries, Vught (The Netherlands)
Biennale Brabant, Tilburg (The Netherlands)

2014
CI Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul (Turkey)
Biennale d\'arte contemporanea, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno (Italy)
SkinArt Festival Merano (Italy)
Rabarama Bartoux Galleries, La Croisette, Cannes (France)
Henley Festival (London)
Rabarama Cafmeyer Gallery, Knokke (Belgium)
Rabarama Bel Air Gallery, Zurich (Switzerland)

2013
One Night for One Drop Cirque du Soleil, Las Vegas (USA)
Metamorfosi Cafmeyer Gallery, Bruxelles (Belgium)

2012
Rabarama Van Loon & Simons Galeryand Mary Church, Vught (The Netherlands)
Galery Wild, Zurigo (Switzerland)
Galerie Bel-Air, Ginevra (Switzerland)
Galleria Il Novecento, Poltu Quatu (Italy)
Biennale Brabant, Vught (The Netherlands)

2011
54°Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte della Biennale di Venezia (Italy)
ANTICOnforme, Piazza Pitti- Giardino di Boboli-Giardino delle Scuderie Reali- Complesso Le Pagliere, Firenze (Italy)

2010
Moorhouse, London (UK)
Italian Cultural Institute, London (UK)