Carla Accardi





Trapani, 1924 – Rome, 2014
Among the greatest exponents of abstract art, Carla Accardi moved to Rome in 1946, married in 1949 with Antonio Sanfilippo, who introduced her to the artistic world by introducing her to colleagues such as Consagra and Turcato. She also gets in touch with Dorazio, Guerrini, Maugeri and Perilli. She quickly captures the attention of important art critics and becomes part of the group known as Forma 1. with whom she realizes many group exhibitions, in Italy and abroad.
Her beginnings are mainly directed towards constructivist art, but since 1954 her works begin to consist of white segments on black backgrounds. In 1964, 1976 and 1978 she had a space entirely of her own at the Venice Biennale. With her solo and group exhibitions from the late seventies she will be considered one of the most important figures of the Forma 1 group and of the Italian avant-gardes of the fifties. In 1996 she became a member of the Brera Academy, and later advisor to the Commission of the Venice Biennale.