1930, Milan, Italy

Dadamaino, nom de plume of Edoarda Maino, started her research as part of the Azimuth group. She was friends with Piero Manzoni, with whom she shared the avant-gardist, unprejudiced experimentational attitude viz. materials. Maino went on in her art journey under the sign of spatialism: in her Volumes, oval-shaped tears on canvases eliminated matter to highlight an ideal of aesthetic and conceptual purity. Starting in the Sixties with her optical-dynamic creations, she grew interested in the kinetic art and visual perception phenomena, to later develop a new conceptual phase with series Alfabeto della Mente (‘alphabet of the mind’) and Costellazioni, where minimalism and geometry trace suggestive visual discourse.


  • Dadamaino. Dare tempo allo spazio, A Arte Invernizzi, Milan, Italy, 2019
  • Dadamaino. I fatti della vita, Stiftung für Konstruktive und Konkrete Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland, 1995
  • 44th Venice Biennale, Italy, 1990