Born in Salerno, Enrica Capone lives and works in Rome. After graduating in architecture, she started her activity in the ‘70s.
Her research evolved towards experimentation of the expressive possibilities of matter: kneading quartz and desert sands, venetian glassdusts, thin layers of lead and copper, threads warped on the canvas.
A plastic-pictorial world which revives myths and ancient skills.
Enrica Capone has exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale and has taken part in exhibitions in Italy and abroad.
She has been awarded the XV International Massenzio Arte prize and has won the IV contest “Il Giocattolo” (The Toy) Palazzo Rospigliosi Foundation, in the sculpture section.
I rethink Penelope no longer as a woman who searches the sea waiting for Ulysses but in search of herself. She turns her back because every woman can empathize with her, needing to look inside herself to choose her role in life.
We all are Penelope.