Melania Toma

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Melania Toma is an Italian multi-disciplinary artist living and working in London.

At centre of her practice lies the exploration of the narrative subjectivity – intersubjective wewithin historically situated intersecting webs of gender, power hierarchies, ecological degradation.

These intersectional analyses include the often less visible ‘intimate’ scales, such as concepts of feminine, structures of domesticity, and the possibilities of the transformative power of the self.

She questions the palimpsest of colonial ideologies and narratives that are necessarily linked to them, through a research  that  highlights the  theme  of collecting as  a  practice as not only rooted in one geographical place and culture but also as an interconnected collective process around the notion of cure.

Her personal visual semantic is populated by symbols which translation is a collective act.

She creates works that serve as a transformative/transitional object, whose transformative power crosses the boundaries between ‘us’ and ‘I’, producing new ecological imaginaries and understandings of inner or “domestic” places and proposing a rite of liberation towards the recovery of a disintegrated and disconnected self.

Her latest production addresses the notions of collective healing and binge healing creating scultures, conceived as ghost-hybrid creatures, that are questioning the schisms of biomedicine proposing post-human beings that are profoundly linked with the social-environmental context and with the unseen realm of spirits.


<b>Title: </b>Forno<br /><b>Year: </b>2023 <br /><b>Medium: </b>Alpaca wool, sheep wool and skin, silk, palm leaves, clay <br /><b>Size: </b>220 x 70 x 60 cm
<b>Title: </b>Cavallo<br /><b>Year: </b>2023 <br /><b>Medium: </b>Alpaca wool, sheep wool and skin, silk, palm leaves, wood and leather <br /><b>Size: </b>240 x 140 x 120 cm (approx)
<b>Title: </b>Corpo<br /><b>Year: </b>2023⁠ <br /><b>Medium: </b>Engraved eucalyptus, sheep wool, pigments, oil paint and charcoal ⁠ <br /><b>Size: </b>90 x 35 x 10 cm ⁠
<b>Title: </b>Alfabeto II<br /><b>Year: </b>2022⁠ <br /><b>Medium: </b>Alpaca wool, silk, sheep wool on jute⁠ <br /><b>Size: </b>160 x 90 x 10 cm⁠
<b>Title: </b>Alfabeto-I<br /><b>Year: </b>2022⁠ <br /><b>Medium: </b>Alpaca wool and sheep wool on jute ⁠ <br /><b>Size: </b>145 x 110 x 10 cm⁠
<b>Title: </b>Serpente<br /><b>Year: </b>2022 <br /><b>Medium: </b>Sheep wool, oil paint, pigments charcoal, jute <br /><b>Size: </b>80 x 70 x 10 cm
<b>Title: </b>Wirhina: from Daughters of Pacha series<br /><b>Year: </b>2021<br /><b>Medium: </b>baby alpaca, camel, sheep wool, giant palm leaves<br /><b>Size: </b>350 x 75 cm
<b>Title: </b>Spring Summer Healing Process<br /><b>Year: </b>2020<br /><b>Medium: </b>concrete, iron, wax, jute, cow teeth<br /><b>Size: </b>180 x 130 x 35 cm
<b>Title: </b>Pachamit’a<br /><b>Year: </b>2021<br /><b>Medium: </b>alpaca, camel, sheep wool, silk, horse hair, giant palm leaves<br /><b>Size: </b>200 x 90 cm
<b>Title: </b>Oropendola + Belly<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>alpaca, silk, wool, palm leaves, vegetable fibers + dried pumpkin, oil pigments<br /><b>Size: </b>310 x 90 x 85 cm + 50 x45 cm
<b>Title: </b>Little Kamak<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>wool<br /><b>Size: </b>94 x 40 cm
<b>Title: </b>Kay Pacha<br /><b>Year: </b>2021<br /><b>Medium: </b>Alpaca, camel, sheep wool, silk, vegetable fibres<br /><b>Size: </b>300 x 270 cm
<b>Title: </b>Huēhuecoyōtl<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>oil painting, pigments, jute, wool<br /><b>Size: </b>200 x 140 cm
<b>Title: </b>Gentle Surgery<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>silk, wool, fur, oil painting, jute<br /><b>Size: </b>140 x 75 cm
<b>Title: </b>Donkey II<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>wool, wood, pastels<br /><b>Size: </b>107 x 56 cm
<b>Title: </b>Donkey I<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>wool, wood, pastels<br /><b>Size: </b>91 x 56 cm
<b>Title: </b>Dark Terracottas<br /><b>Year: </b>2021<br /><b>Medium: </b>glazed terracottas<br /><b>Size: </b>70 x 45 cm;  50 x 35 cm;  15 x 15 cm
<b>Title: </b>Cura Sagrada<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>alpaca, sheep, wool<br /><b>Size: </b>140 x 135 cm
<b>Title: </b>Bird<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wool<br /><b>Size: </b>200 x 60 cm
<b>Title: </b>Big Kamak<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>Wool<br /><b>Size: </b>212 x 165 cm
<b>Title: </b>Beekeeper<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>charcoal, pastels, wood, soil<br /><b>Size: </b>71 x 40 cm
<b>Title: </b>Arousal Pumpkin: from uterus Pumpkins Serie<br /><b>Year: </b>2021<br /><b>Medium: </b>pumpkin, varnish, palm leaves<br /><b>Size: </b>128 x 70 cm
<b>Title: </b>Agave II<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>alpaca and sheep wool<br /><b>Size: </b>130 x 150 x 4 cm
<b>Title: </b>Agave<br /><b>Year: </b>2022<br /><b>Medium: </b>alpaca, silk, wool, palm leaves, vegetable fibers<br /><b>Size: </b>410 x 150 x 100 cm