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Wilma Kun

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Sao Paulo- Brazil

Lives in
Milan- Italy

Works in
Sculpture - Installation

sculpture, conceptual, figurative, photography, video-art, installation



The artistic work that I have been developing for several years is based on the idea of identity.

In order to focus better this concept, I have ideally subdivided it in three areas of research.

First of all, I concentrated on the elements which form the idea of personal identity.

There are plenty of aspects that I have been considering since I started, such as:

  • the sexsual identity and its connections
  • the capacity of perception of ourselves and the reconstruction of identity's idea. 
  • the racial and cultural identity
  • the physical changes, in the long run, which modify the perception of ourselves
  • the memory as reconstruction of ourselves. In relation to this I have made use of some photos of my family to create material's dolls which represent them. 

At this point I started to work at the second area of research, that is ,the use of masks and material's dolls.

The mask is used as element of representation of a symbolic identity. He who wears the mask, assumes an other identity and on the contrary the mask takes possession of of the identity of the person who wears it.

The idea of identity at this level is connected with the representation of the subject and it isn't connected any more with one's own indivivduality.

The last one area of research is connected with the influence of some aspects of contemporary culture, such as: the social contaminations, the influence of media on social behaviours, the changes in the capacity to recognize ourselves or to belong to social models. 

About technical issues, first of all, I have to say that all my works start from the realization of a tracing of my body.

This tracing is periodically realized, just to record the changes of my body , in the long run.

Most of my works are realized with a rubber which is poured inside the tracing. In this way I obtain a skin which reproduces the image of myself.

Usually these rubber's bodies are sewn each other or on the material's dolls that I create. As you can see in the previous images.

I don't use only installations but also other ways. I have realized some works using the photograpy and I have just ended my first video.

However I always use my image in all my works, indipendently by the techniques..


9th June- Fitax500 - Nest gallery - Den Hague -NL

 2011 – Residence – Kunst & Complex – Rotterdam (Feb./Jun 11)


2001 Diploma of Painting - Fine Arts Academy Brera, Milan, (IT)

1989 Bachelor Degree of Visual Art, specialization in Sculpture - Faculty of Art Saint Marcellina, Saint Paul, (BR).



 - Kunst & Complex – Rotterdam (Nov. 09/April 10)

- Kaus Australis- Rotterdam (Jan./April 09)

 Selected Group Exhibitions


"Verlicht" - Arte sin Limites Gallery - Den Hague,NL

" Hooctij#25" - Arte sin Limites Gallery - Den Hague,NL

"Struktura" - MAVV -Rotterdam, NL


"Freedom" – Arte sin Limites Gallery – Den Hague, NL

"Miocinesia nell’arte d’oggi" curator Antonello Tolve – Quadriportico della Pia casa di Salerno – Salerno,IT*

" Crtl + Alt+ B" – Dagmar De Pooter Gallery- Antwerp - B

"Shaved or Natural (all girls show)"- curator Abner Preis- Gallery 182A –Rotterdam, (NL).


"Dangerous Liaisons" – with Anke Land , Robin Kolleman and Wilma Kun -Presentation Albert Van Der Weide, Kunstenlab, Deventer, (NL).

"Rair #2" – Rotterdam, (NL).

"Italian Restyle" – cutaror: Barbara Fragogna, Arthouse Tacheles New Gallery, Berlin, (D).*

"Don’t touch me" curators Elena Privitera, Michele Bramante, Gallery En Plein Air ,Contemporary Art, Pinerolo - To, (IT) .*

"Godart 2009" Museum Laboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo (Pescara), (IT).

"HEP- Australia"- Alison Williams: Director of HEP - Guildford Lane Gallery,, Melbourne, (Aus).


"Summer Kisses" curators Maurizio Coccia e Enzo De Leonibus, Palazzo Lucarini (Trevi) and Museo Laboratorio Ex Manufattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara, (IT)


"Godart 2007" Museum Laboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo -Pescara, (IT).

"Plastica d’artista" curator Matteo Galbiati and Maria Rosa Pividori, San Vito al Tagliamento, (IT).*

"Plastica d’artista" curator Matteo Galbiati and Maria Rosa Pividori, Pordenone, (IT).*


"Migra-Azione" curator Maria Rosa Pividori and Pino Diecidue, Palazzo Broletto, Novara, (IT).*

" Donne fuori dal limite" curator Maria Rosa Pividori, Museum Malandra, Vespolate, Novara, (IT).*

"Il proprio Luogo" curator Maria Rosa Pividori, Castello Borromeo, Trucazzano, (IT).*

"Godart 2006", Museum Laboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara, (IT).


" Il Corpo, l’Abito, la Mente" curator Maria Campitelli - Trieste, (IT).*

"Godart 2005", Museum Laboratorio Ex Manifattura Tabacchi, Città Sant’Angelo, Pescara, (IT).


"Project Maionese- 7° edition", "Il Corpo Solitario. Ovvero la necessità dell’autorappresentazione", curator Giorgio Bonomi - Gallery En Plein Air ,Contemporary Art, Pinerolo,Torino, (IT).*


"Periscopio 2002", curator Francesco Tedeschi, Angela Madesani and Paolo Campiglio, Milan, (IT).*

"Ausstellungsreihe junger Kunstlerinnen aus Italien", "Oktober 2001/Juni 2003"; in the Kulturzentrum Alte Kaserne, Winterthur , (CH).*

"Extra Bienal", curator Sandra Bighetti and Isabela Prata, Sao Paulo-(Br).

Solo Exposition

2011 Arte sin Limites - Den Hague, (NL)

2010 Kunst&Complex –Open studio, Rotterdam, (NL)

Galerie De Aanschouw - Rotterdam – (NL)

2009 Kaus Australis – Open Studio, Rotterdam, (NL).

2005 Artra, Milan, text Gabi Scardi, (IT).*

2002 Artra, Milan, (IT).

2001 Contemporary Art Center Spazio Umano, curator Enrico R. Comi, Milan, (IT).

1999 Artra, Milan, Text Francesco Lucchini, (IT).*

Selected Biblioghaphy


-"Miocinesia nell’arte d’oggi" Text:Gillo Dorfles, Antonello Tolve – Salerno, (IT)


-"Italian Restyle" – text: Barbara Fragogna, Martin Reiter,Gabriella Pelloni and Marco Mancassola.

Arthouse Tacheles, Berlin, Germany. ISBN 978-3-9813177-1-8

-"Don’t touch me" –text: Michele Bramante, Gallery En Plein Air ,Contemporary Art, Pinerolo, Italy.

-Artkey Magazine – text by Carla Ferraris - "Wilma kun e lo studio identitario dell’essere", Italy.


-Daily paper "Il Sole 24 Ore"- ArtEconomy24 – 1st of November, Italy.

-Review of Art "Con-fine" n° 11 September – text by Carla Ferraris "The Research of the Identity", Italy.

-Internet Review-


-Review of Architecture, Design, Culture, Arts "Casa International" n° 49 – 2007/03, P. 52-55 ,



-Text " Donne fuori dal limite", text by Rossella Moratto, Museum Malandra, Vespolate (NO),Italy.

-Text "Il proprio luogo",text by Angela Madesani, Matteo Galbiati, Lorella Giudici, Roberta Ridolfi, Mirtha Paula Mazzocchi, philosophic text: Eleonora Fiorani, Castello Borromeo, Corneliano Bertario Italy.


-Review of art "Segno"n° 200 - January /February, Italy.

-Claudia Barana "Il corpo come luogo della scoperta"- Magazine fashion, design, management "Activa", n° 40 april/may, p. 36-43. Italy.


-Rocco Moliterni "You open that door is the art in one room" -Daily paper "the Press",28th March, Italy

-Alessandra Poggianti "the Archives Young Artists - FLASH ART", Italy.

-Alessandra Poggianti "La fisicità moltiplicata di Wilma Kun", Review of art "Titolo" n° 46 - 2004/2005 winter, p. 26-27, Italy


-Magazine "The newspaper of the contemporary art", Relationship 2002-2003, n° 218 of February-Italy


-Angelika Affentranger-Kirchrath "Junge Kunst im Kulturzentrum Alte Kaserne, Winterthur" Daily paper "Der Zürcher Zeitung", Körpersprachen, N° 23 of 10th October , Zurich - Switzerland

-Mimmo di Marzio "A "Periscope" on the new promised of the art" Daily paper "Il Giornale", Italy

-Martina Corgnati "Young people without frontiers. Here the artists today"- Daily paper "La Repubblica", 6th October, Italy


-Magazine Avantgarde, N° 7/8 july/August, Italy.


2011 - Talk -Rair3# - Rotterdam, NL

2006- Academy of Brera "Identità come memoria"– Curator Tiziana Tacconi – Milan, Italy.

2005- Academy of Brera "Autoritratti"– Curator Tiziana Tacconi – Milan, Italy.

- "O Corpo e a Subjetividade" Faculty Senac – Sao Paulo, Brazil.

2002- Academy of Brera – Curator Tiziana Tacconi- Milan, Italy.



*Exhibition Catalogue or Brochure


Recent Exhibits

Wilma Kun participated in these exhibits:

Apr, 2013 About a Woman
De Witte Slagerij
Jul, 2012 Interlude for a Selfportrait by Wilma Kun
Wolfart projectspace
Jun, 2012 Fragile
Atelier Tarwewijk
Apr, 2012 collective Exibition " Buurtflirt Buurtsalon"
Dec, 2011 Timely Art
Oct, 2011 Opening - " Interlude for a selfportrait" by Wilma Kun
Galeira Quarta Parede
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