Rabarama, alias Paola Epifani, was born in Rome in 1969. She currently lives
and works in Padua.
Daughter of an artist, from her early childhood she showed an innate talent for
sculpture. She started her artistic education at the Arts High School in Treviso,
followed by the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated with top marks in 1991
and immediately started taking part in a large number of national and international
sculpture competitions, earning growing acclaim with both the critics and the
general public alike.
Her work focuses on a particular vision of the world and life, based primarily
on the denial of free will, the predestination of events and the reduction of man to a
mere biological computer. The artist’s subjects generally have absent gazes, blanked out by crystallized research which is conditioned by a world governed purely by cause-effect relationships, whose common denominator is the standardized programming of the species. The universe is therefore conceived as an interwoven puzzle, a metaphor for a jigsaw where each part has its proper place in a determined (or, more correctly, predetermined) space and time.
Over the last decade, Rabarama’s sculpture has been drawing crowds internationally in Milan, Rome, Paris, Cannes, Beijing, Shanghai, Venice, Reggio Calabria, Caracas, Geneva, Mexico City and Miami, with many acquisition made by international institution and museums.Click here to download Rabarama's Brochure