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Bice Lazzari - Rome 1972

BICE LAZZARI - Venice 1900 - Rome 1981

Bice Lazzari (1900 – 1981) was one of the protagonists of the twentieth century, an independent woman who was far ahead of her time. She devoted her entire life to art, succeeding in establishing herself in a field that was not considered appropriate for a woman at the time. She began to attend decoration courses at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice in 1916, although she preferred painting courses, which were barred to her because of the nude lessons considered unsuitable for a young lady from a good family. A forerunner of abstract, conceptual and very contemporary painting, from a young age she worked in the field of applied art, considered more suitable for a female artist, working with the most fashionable architects of the 1930s and 1940s.

Over the course of her life, Bice Lazzari produced an important body of works on canvas and paper, ranging from the figurative works of her youth to the informal experiments of the 1950s – 1960s, to the perfect geometric abstraction that she practised from the mid–1960s to the early 1980s.

  • 15 Nov 1900

Beatrice (Bice) Lazzari is born in Venice to Luciano Lazzari and Francesca Rinaldo. She is the second of the family’s three daughters, her sisters being Luigia (Gina) and Onorina (Nini).

  • 1916

After studying music at the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory, she enrolls at the Academy of Fine Arts, where she is taught life drawing by Ettore Tito and decorative art by her maternal uncle, Vincenzo Rinaldo.

  • 1918

Between late 1917 and early 1918, due to the First World War, Lazzari’s father decides to relocate his family to Florence.
Bice is enrolled on the first course dedicated to decorative art at the city’s Academy, where Galileo Chini is a teacher, as part of an exchange programme.

  • 1925

National Exhibition of Brera (Biennial Fine Art Exposition), Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Oct – Dec.

  • 1927

Lazzari meets Virgilio Guidi and begins to associate with him and his circle. She befriends Venetian intellectuals, Carlo Izzo, Aldo Camerino, Maria Luisa Belleli, Gigi and Carlo Scarpa.
XVIII Exhibition of the Opera Bevilacqua La Masa, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Venice Lido, 6 Jul – 30 Sep. Lazzari displays Flowers (Fiori) and Landscape (Paesaggio).
III International Biennale of Decorative Arts, Villa Reale, Monza, 31 May – 16 Oct. Lazzari exhibits panels and cushions based on her abstract drawings.

  • 1930

IV International Triennale of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts, Villa Reale, Monza, 11 May – 2 Nov. Lazzari exhibits a tapestry.

  • 1931

Exhibition of Italian Modern Art, Glass, Ceramic and Lacework, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, 7 Mar – 7 Apr. Lazzari exhibits her drawing for an embroidery titled Abstraction of a Line No. 2 (Astrazione di una linea n. 2), now recognised as her first abstract work.
International Exhibition of Modern Christian Sacred Art, Padua.

  • 1933

V Triennale, Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts and Modern Architecture, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan, 10 May – 31 Oct.

  • 1934

IV National Artisans’ Fair, Florence, 17 – 31 Mar.
XIX International Biennale, Giardini di Castello, Venice, May – Oct.

  • 1936

The beginning of a collaboration in Rome with architect Ernesto (Bruno) Lapadula’s studio. Lazzari works as a decorative panel maker for the halls and pavilions of the most important exhibitions.
VI Triennale, Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts and Modern Architecture, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan, 31 May – 1 Nov.
I National Exhibition of Technical Instruction, Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, 16 Dec 1936 – 28 Feb 1937.

  • 1939

In collaboration with Lapadula’s studio, Lazzari exhibits two panels at the New York World’s Fair for the vestibule of the E 42. They are displayed in the Italian Pavilion curated by Giovanni Guerrini and designed by the architect Michele Busiri Vici.

  • 1940

VII Triennale, Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts and Modern Architecture, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan, 6 Apr – 30 Jun.
I Triennale of the Overseas Territories, Naples, 9 May – 15 Oct.

  • 1943

Barcelona International Exhibition, Barcelona.
A decorative panel 18 meters in length is created in accordance with one of Lazzari’s drawings, illustrating national monuments and the actions of famous Italians.

  • 1944-45

During the war, Lazzari and her husband, the architect Diego Rosa, move first to Venice and then to Milan where they work in Gio Ponti’s studio.

  • 1948

Lazzari takes part in a competition organised by ENAPI (National Association of Artisans and Small Businesses) and wins first prize. During the final months of the year she works with the sculptor Leoncillo on the decoration of the Pizzeria Capri, renovated by the architect Attilio Lapadula.

  • 1949

Lazzari’s collaboration with the Lapadula studio continues. She produces a study of a mosaic pavement for the hall of Marcello Piacentini’s Cineclub Fiammetta.
Exhibition of Italian female painters, organised by the Unione Donne Italiane (Union of Italian Women), Florence, Sep.

  • 1950

XXV International Biennale, Giardini di Castello, Venice, 8 Jun – 15 Oct. Lazzari displays the mosaic Vanity (La vanità ) in the Venice pavilion, winning one of the five prizes. The work now belongs to the collection of the Museo Civico Veneziano di Ca’ Pesaro – Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice.

  • 1951

Lazzari meets the sculptor Lorenzo Guerrini. IX Triennale, Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts and Modern Architecture, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan, 12 May – 30 Sep. For this exhibition, works are commissioned from Lazzari by ENAPI, Gio Ponti and Elio Palazzo, while Renato Angeli invites her to design jewellery that is subsequently realised by the Triennale’s artisans.
VI National Quadriennale of Art, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 13 Dec 1951 – 15 May 1952.
Lazzari’s first solo exhibition is held in the Roman Gallery La Cassapanca, 2 – 15 Dec.
During the same year she plans and executes the wooden false ceiling of Caffè Aragno’s historical ‘saletta’ in Rome.

  • 1954

National Exhibition of Abstract Art, Circolo Artistico, Macerata.
X Triennale, Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts and Modern Architecture, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan, 28 Aug – 15 Nov.
Bice Lazzari, Schneider Gallery, Rome, 7 – 18 Dec.

  • 1956-57

VI Graziano Prize 1956, Galleria del Naviglio, Milan, 10 – 20 Dec 1956. The fifty artists chosen by the jury show their works in the three galleries directed by Carlo Cardazzo.
Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, 12 – 20 Jan 1957; Galleria Selecta, Rome, 28 Jan – 5 Feb 1957.
XI Triennale, Exhibition of Decorative and Modern Industrial Arts and Modern Architecture, Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan, 27 Jul – 4 Nov.

  • 1958

Lazzari executes a large painting for the RAI centre in Via Teulada, Rome, and is asked to work as a consultant on its decoration.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria del Cavallino, Venice, 22 – 31 Jan.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria la Salita, Rome, 20 Apr – 20 May, in concurrence with this exhibition, the first monograph on Bice Lazzari is published by Editalia with a preface by Antonello Venturi and a text by Enrico Crispolti.

  • 1959

VIII National Quadriennale of Art, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Dec 1959 – Apr 1960.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria la Salita, Rome (from 22 Oct).

  • 1960

Bice Lazzari, Galleria la Salita, Rome (from 22 Oct).

  • 1961

The International Exhibition of the Association of Painters and Art Lovers of Tunisia, Tunisi, Mar – Apr. Lazzari is invited to participate by Palma Bucarelli and exhibits a painting.
Bice Lazzari 1960 – 1961, Galleria Pater, Milan, 11 – 20 Mar.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria Il Cancello, Bologna, 22 Apr – 5 May.

  • 1963

IV Rome and Latium’s Figurative Arts Review, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Apr – May. Rome’s National Gallery of Modern Art purchases one of Lazzari’s paintings.
VIII National Painting Prize, ‘Castello Svevo’, Palazzo del Comune, Termoli, 1 – 31 Aug. Lazzari is awarded the Banco di Napoli’s ‘purchase prize’.

  • 1964

Lazzari executes decorative designs for the ocean liner Raffaello.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria il Cancello, Bologna, 31 Oct – 13 Nov.

  • 1968

VI Biennale, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 27 Feb – 10 Apr. Lazzari receives the ‘purchase prize’ for her work Soundtrack (Colonna sonora) a triptych that now belongs to the collection of Macro, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome.

  • 1970

Bice Lazzari: Paintings, Tempera and Drawings, 1925 – 1970, Palazzo Sturm, Bassano del Grappa, 24 May – 21 Jun.
Bice Lazzari, Fondazione Querini-Stampalia, Venice, 23 Jun – 8 Jul.
Bice Lazzari, SM 13, Studio d’Arte Moderna, Rome, 26 Oct – 16 Nov.

  • 1976

Thanks to Palma Bucarelli, in Salsomaggiore Terme, Lazzari receives ‘Il Centauro d’Oro’ prize in acknowledgment of her artistic research, 8 Dec.

  • 1979

Bice Lazzari From 1925 to Date, Museo di Milano, Milan, 7 – 28 Feb.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria Weber, Turin (from 19 Apr).

  • 1980

The Other Half of the Avant Garde 1910 – 1940: Female Painters and Sculptors in the Historical Avant-garde Movements, curated by Lea Vergine, Palazzo Reale, Milan, 15 Feb – 18 May; Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Jul – Aug. This is the exhibition which begins the historicization of Lazzari’s work.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria Weber, Turin (from 30 Jan). In concurrence with the exhibition, Guido Montana’s monograph Bice Lazzari. I valori del segno, is published.
Bice Lazzari, Galleria Civica, Modena, 20 Sep – 2 Nov.

  • 1981

The Other Half of the Avant Garde, 1910 – 1940, Stockholm, 14 Feb – 3 May. This is the Swedish presentation of the exhibition L’altra metà dell’Avanguardia.
Bice Lazzari, Centro Comunale di Cultura, Valenza Po, 21 Nov – 6 Dec.

On 13 November 1981, Bice Lazzari dies in Rome.

  • 1982

Gli anni ‘30 di Bice Lazzari (The ‘30s of Bice Lazzari), Galleria Arte Centro, Milan, 21 Apr – 15 May.

  • 1983

L’informale in Italia (Art Informel in Italy), Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, 18 Jun – 26 Sep.
Disegno italiano fra le due guerre (Italian Drawing Between the Wars), Galleria Civica, Modena, 28 Jul – 15 Oct.
Il segno della pittura e della scultura (The Sign of Painting and Sculpture), Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, 20 Sep – 23 Oct.

  • 1984

Bice Lazzari. Opere dal 1939 al 1979 (Bice Lazzari: Works from 1939 to 1979), Accademia di Brera, Milan, 4 Oct – 4 Nov. This exhibition was held on the occasion of the Archivio Lazzari’s donation of eleven drawings to the Accademia.

  • 1985

III National Biennale of Contemporary Art ‘Generazione 1° decennio’ (‘Generation 1st Decade’), Palazzo Vescovile, Rieti, 14 Apr – 19 May.
The Rieti Biennale dedicates a section to Lazzari.

  • 1987

Bice Lazzari. Bilder, Zeichnungen 1950 – 70, Frankfurter Westend Galerie, Frankfurt, 7 Feb – 29 May.
Bice Lazzari. Opere dal 1921 al 1981 (Bice Lazzari: Works from 1921 to 1981), Palazzo Venezia, Rome, 20 Oct – 22 Nov.

  • 1988

Carta per Carta – rassegna di opere in carta di 80 artiste europee (Paper x Paper: A Selection of Paper Works by 80 European Women Artists), curated by Simona Weller, Comune di Narni, Terni.

  • 1989

Bice Lazzari. Due stagioni (Bice Lazzari: Two Seasons), Casa del Mantegna, Mantova, 11 Mar – 9 Apr.

  • 1991

Maestri del Moderno dalle Collezioni di Ca’ Pesaro (Masters of Modernity from the Collections of Ca’ Pesaro), curated by Flavia Scotton, Istituto di Cultura Santa Maria delle Grazie, Mestre, 25 Jan – 10 Mar.

  • 1992

Bice Lazzari, Galleria Arte Centro, Milan, 9 Dec 1992 – 9 Feb 1993.

  • 1995-96

Venezia e la Biennale. I percorsi del gusto (Venice and the Biennale: The Paths of Taste), Ca’ Pesaro, Venice, 9 Jun – 12 Nov.
Bice Lazzari. Per filo e per segno (Bice Lazzari by Thread and by Sign), Galleria Riviere, Mirano, Venice, 29 Oct – 29 Nov.
Art and Power: Europe under the Dictators 1930 – 1945, Hayward Gallery, London, 26 Oct 1995 – 21 Jan 1996; Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Barcelona, 26 Feb – 6 May 1996; Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin, 7 Jun – 20 Aug 1996.

  • 2000

Artemisia. Dialoghi in case d’Arte (Artemisia: Dialogues in Art Houses), curated by Vittoria Surian, Museo Gipsoteca di Canova, Possagno, Treviso, 17 Sep – 7 Oct.
Bice Lazzari. Opere dal 1925 al 1981. Omaggio nel centenario della nascita (Bice Lazzari: Works from 1925 to 1981 – A Tribute on the Centenary of her Birth), Galleria Edieuropa, Rome, 15 Oct – 16 Nov.
Bice Lazzari. Materia, segno, misura. Da Venezia a Roma. Bice Lazzari a cento anni dalla nascita. (Bice Lazzari: Matter, Sign, Measure – From Venice to Rome. Bice Lazzari One Hundred Years from her Birth), Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea, Università di Roma, La Sapienza, 13 Nov.

  • 2002

Bice Lazzari. Temi e Variazioni (Bice Lazzari: Themes and Variations), Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice (from 6 Apr). One of her works is acquired by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.
Dal Futurismo all’Astrattismo (From Futurism to Abstraction), curated by Enrico Crispolti, Museo del Corso, Rome, 13 Apr – 7 Jul.

  • 2003

Kandinsky e l’avventura astratta (Kandinksy and the Quest for Abstraction), curated by Susan Davidson, organised by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Villa Manin, Passariano, Udine, 29 Mar – 27 Jul.
Le carte di Artemisia (Artemisia’s Papers), curated by Mirella Bentivoglio, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, 6 – 30 Mar.
Fiamma Vigo e Numero. Una vita per l’Arte (Fiamma Vigo and Numero: A Life for Art), Archivio di Stato, Florence, 7 Oct – 20 Dec.

  • 2004

Da Balla alla Transavanguardia, cento anni di Arte italiana alla Farnesina, (From Balla to Transavanguardia, a Hundred Years of Italian Art at the Farnesina) on the occasion of the MIART art fair, organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Triennale di Milano, 11 – 30 May.
Ori d’artista, il gioiello nell’arte italiana 1900 – 2004 (Artist’s Gold: Jewellery in Italian Art 1900 – 2004), curated by Francesca Romana Morelli, Museo del Corso, Rome, 30 Mar – 27 Jun.
Artiste in Italia nel ventesimo secolo (Women Artists in Italy in the Twentieth Century), curated by Elena Lazzarini and Pier Paolo Pancotto, Galleria d’Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti, Seravezza, Lucca, 10 Jul – 10 Oct.
Still life in 20th Century Italy, curated by Renato Miracco, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, 30 Sep – 19 Dec.
Geometrie liquide. Quattro artiste nella storia di Felicita Bevilacqua la Masa (Liquid Geometries: Four Female Artists in the History of Felicita Bevilacqua la Masa), curated by Vittoria Surian, Assessorato alla Cultura, Venice, 10 – 31 Oct.
Bice Lazzari. L’alba dell’astrattismo (Bice Lazzari: The Dawn of Abstraction), Galleria Edieuropa, Rome, 24 Oct – 30 Nov.
One of Lazzari’s works is acquired by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C.

  • 2005

Morandi et la nature morte en Italie (Morandi and Still Life in Italy), curated by Renato Miracco, Musée National d’Histoire et d’Art, Luxembourg, 4 Feb – 13 Mar.
Bice Lazzari. Antologica 1925 – 1980 (Bice Lazzari: Anthology 1925 – 1980), Galleria Arte Centro, Milan, Mar.
Filoluce da Balla a Boetti, da Fontana a Flavin (Trails of Light from Balla to Boetti, from Fontana to Flavin), curated by Lorella Giudici and Rachele Ferrario, Museo della Permanente, Milan, 12 May – 3 Jul.
Bice Lazzari, l’Emozione Astratta (Bice Lazzari, the Abstract Emotion), curated by Renato Miracco, Cà Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice, 6 Aug – 18 Sep.
Informale, Jean Dubuffet e l’Arte Europea 1945 – 1970 (Art Informel, Jean Dubuffet and the European Art 1945 – 1970), curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Foro Boario, Modena, 18 Dec 2005 – 9 Apr 2006.

  • 2006

Italian Abstraction 1940 – 1960, curated by Renato Miracco, Italian Cultural Institute and Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, 28 Jun – 24 Sep.
One of her works is acquired by the Vatican Museums, Rome.

  • 2009

Futurismo Moda e Design (Futurism Fashion and Design), curated by Carla Cerutti and Raffaella Sgubin, Musei Provinciali, Borgo Castello, Gorizia, 18 Dec 2009 – 1 May 2010.

  • 2011

Il Palazzo della Farnesina e le sue Collezioni (Palazzo della Farnesina and its Collections), curated by Roberto Luciani, Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Rome, 20 May – 3 Jul.
Bice Lazzari. L’equilibrio dello spazio (Bice Lazzari: The Equilibrium of Space), curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Museo Macro, Rome, 25 Jun – 30 Oct.
Temi e Variazioni – Scrittura e Spazio (Themes and Variations – Scripture and Space), curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 15 Oct 2011 – 1 Jan 2012.
Le donne che hanno fatto l’Italia (The Women who Made Italy), curated by Alessandro Nicosia, Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome, 6 Dec 2011 – 15 Jan 2012.

  • 2012

Arte Europea 1949 – 1979 (European Art 1949 – 1979), curated by Philip Rylands, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 29 Feb – 6 May.
Terra Madre (Mother Earth), curated by Vittoria Surian, Museo del Paesaggio di Torre di Mosto, Venice, 21 Apr – 16 Jun

  • 2013

Bice Lazzari: Signature Line, curated by Renato Miracco, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington D.C., 10 May – 22 Sep.

  • 2014

Design Italiano oltre la crisi (Italian Design beyond the Crisis), curated by Beppe Finessi, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 4 Apr 2014 – 22 Feb 2015.

  • 2016

Post War Era: una storia recente (Post War Era: A Recent History), curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, 22 Jan – 4 Apr.
Tra Arte e Moda (Between Art and Fashion), curated by Stefania Ricci, Museo Ferragamo, Florence, 19 May 2016 – 7 Apr 2017; Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Florence, 20 May – 15 Oct.
W.Women in Italian Design (W.Women in Italian Design), curated by Silvana Annichiarico, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 2 Apr 2016 – 19 Feb 2017.
Vo(L)to di Donna (Woman’s Face / Vote), curated by Silvia Pegoraro, Camera dei Deputati, Palazzo Montecitorio, Rome, 1 Dec 2016 – 18 Jan 2017.

  • 2017

Intrecci del Novecento – Arazzi e Tappeti di Artisti e Manifatture Italiane (Twentieth-century Weaving – Tapestries and Carpets by Italian Artists and Manufactures), curated by Moshe Tabibnia and Virginia Giuliano, Triennale Design Museum, Milan, 12 Sep – 8 Oct.

  • 2018

Bice Lazzari, S2 – Sotheby’s, London, 15 Feb – 29 Mar.
L’Elica e la Luce. Le Futuriste 1912 – 1944 (Propeller and Light: Futurist Women 1912 – 1944), curated by Raffaella Resch and Chiara Gatti, MAN – Museo d’Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Nuoro, 9 Mar – 10 Jun.
Bice Lazzari at Frieze, New York, May.
Abstracta – da Balla alla Street Art (Abstracta – From Balla to Street Art), curated by Giuseppe Stagnitta, Giancarlo Carpi and Raffaella Bozzini, Museo Gagliardi, Noto, 16 Jun – 30 Sep.
100% Italia – Cent’anni di capolavori (100% Italy – One Hundred Years of Masterpieces), curated by Andrea Busto, Museo Ettore Fico, Turin, 21 Sep 2018 – 10 Feb 2019.
PAD LONDON, London, 1 – 7 Oct. Lazzari’s works are presented at the Contemporary Design Pavilion in collaboration with the Achille Salvagni Atelier.
Bice Lazzari – The Poetry of Mark-Making, curated by Renato Miracco, The Phillips Collection, Washington D.C., 23 Oct 2018 – 24 Feb 2019. Four of the artist’s works are acquired by The Phillips Collection.

  • 2019

La poetica del segno – Bice Lazzari (The Poetics of the Sign – Bice Lazzari), curated by Paola Ugolini and Sergio Risaliti, Museo del Novecento, Florence, 25 Oct 2019 – 13 Feb 2020.
Immaginaria, curated by Bruno Corà , Palazzo Montani Leoni, Terni, 20 Dec 2019 – 1 Mar 2020.
Italia moderna 1945 – 1975 (Modern Italy 1945 – 1975), curated by Marco Meneguzzo, Palazzo Buontalenti, Pistoia, 18 Apr 2019 – 6 Jan 2020. (Works from the Intesa San Paolo Collections).
La collezione Franco Farina. Arte e avanguardia a Ferrara 1963 – 1993 (The Franco Farina Collection: Art and Avant Garde in Ferrara 1963 – 1993), curated by Maria Luisa Pacelli, Ada Patrizia Fiorillo, Chiara Vorrasi, Lorenza Roversi and Massimo Marchetti, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Palazzo Massari, Ferrara, 21 Dec 2019 – 15 Mar 2020.

  • 2020

Bice Lazzari, Arte Fiera Bologna (Richard Saltoun Gallery), Bologna, 24 – 26 Jan.
A distanza ravvicinata (A close-range), curated by Cristiana Collu, La Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, 18 May – 16 Oct.

  • 2021

Women in Abstraction, curated by Christine Macel and Karolina Ziębińska-Lewandowska, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 5 May – 23 Aug; Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, 22 Oct 2021 – 27 Feb 2022. Her painting now belongs to the Collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.
Quirinale Contemporaneo 2019 – 2021, curated by Renata Cristina Mazzantini, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome. Her painting is displayed in the Napoleonic halls of the Quirinal Palace.

  • 2022

Bice Lazzari. Modernist Pioneer, curated by Renato Miracco, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art, London, 14 Jan – 24 Apr.
Astratte. Donne e Astrazione in Italia 1930 – 2000 (Abstract. Women and Abstraction in Italy 1930 – 2000), curated by Elena Di Raddo, Villa Olmo, Como, 19 Mar – 29 May.
Intertwingled. The Role of the Rug in Arts, Crafts and Design, curated by Martí Guixé and Inga Knölke, La Galleria Nazionale d’ Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Rome, 22 Mar – 4 Sep.
Bice Lazzari. Fra spazio e misura (Bice Lazzari. Between space and measure), curated by Paola Ugolini, Cà Pesaro, Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna, Venice, 22 Apr – 23 Oct.
Bice Lazzari: Modernist Pioneer, curated by Paola Ugolini, Richard Saltoun Gallery, Rome, 17 May – 30 Jul.
One of her works is acquired by the Farnesina Collection, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome.
The documentary by Tancredi Lucibello, Bice Lazzari – Rhythm and Obsession, produced by Carlo Macchitella, Piergiorgio Bellocchio and Manetti Bros is invited to the 17th edition of the Rome Film Festival, in the section Freestyle, 13 – 23 Oct.

Museums and Collections

    Galleria d’Arte Moderna
    Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna
    Museo Novecento
    Gallerie d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea – GAMC
    Pinacoteca Comunale
    Accademia di Brera
    Museo del Novecento
    Galleria civica
    Galleria d’Arte Moderna
  • PISA
    Museo Nazionale
    Centre Pompidou
  • ROMA
    Musei Vaticani
    Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea
    Museo d’Arte Contemporanea – MACRO
    Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna Ca’ Pesaro
    Peggy Guggenheim Collection
    The National Museum of Women in the Arts – NMWA
    The Phillips Collection

Bice Lazzari Archive

The Bice Lazzari Archive, founded in 1981, has catalogued more than 3000 of the artist’s works, carrying out an assiduous work of conservation and restoration and at the same time of promotion of a painter defined in the catalogue of the exhibition “Kandinsky and the Quest for Abstraction” organised by the Peggy Guggenheim Collection “…a leading protagonist of Italian abstraction beginning in the 1920s”.

The Bice Lazzari Archive was set up with the aim of collecting and cataloguing all the artist’s works, poems, letters, critical essays and the early works of applied art. In the Archive there is the direct evidence of her interests, her books, her records…, together with the memories of the many friends she met, not only painters, sculptors and art critics.

Archiving service

One of the aims of the Bice Lazzari Archive is to continue the work of cataloguing the artist’s works. Consequently, the Bice Lazzari Archive Association offers private collectors, galleries, auction houses and museums an archiving service for Bice Lazzari’s works.

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Publication of the Catalog Raisonné

The Bice Lazzari Archive is working on the publication of the catalog raisonné of the artist’s works, which will be published by 2025 and which will be edited by the Bice Lazzari Archive.

Anyone who owns a work by the artist is therefore invited to report it.



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