Margherita Manzelli (b. 1968, Ravenna, Italy; lives and works in Milan) has had solo exhibitions of her work organized at Collezione Maramotti, Reggio Emilia (2010); the Irish Museum of Modern Art; Dublin (2004); and the Art Institute of Chicago (2004). Her work has been included in significant group shows and biennales including Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo) Man, Castello di Rivoli, Rivoli (2014); Deep Feelings, Kunsthalle Krems, Krems (2013); the 3rd Thessaloniki Biennale, Thessaloniki (2011); Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion, MCA, Chicago (2011); mémoires du futur - la collection Olbricht, La Maison Rouge, Paris (2011); Italics: Italian art between tradition and revolution,1968-2008, MCA, Chicago (2009), and Palazzo Grassi, Venice (2008); Hammer Contemporary Collection: Part II, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles (2007); Rauschenberg to Murakami, 1964-2003, Museo Correr, 50th Venice Biennale (2003); XXV Biennial of Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo (2002); Form follows Fiction, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2001); New to the Modern: Recent Acquisitions from the Department of Drawings, Museum of Modern Art, New York (2001); Studio International, Hydra Workshop, Hydra (2001); Painting at the Edge of the World, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (2001); Fatto in Italia, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; ICA, London (1997); and Tradition & Innovation. Italian Art since 1945, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul (1995). Her work is held in public and private collections, including Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Torino, Italy; Art Institute of Chicago, Collezione Maramotti; Reggio Emilia, Italy, Hammer Contemporary Collection, Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Torino, Italy, Van Tuyckom - Taets Collection, Brussels, Belgium, and The Napoleone Collection, London.