La monografia: "Nenne sanguineti poggi, un'artista senza confini", Savona 2023
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The monograph, "Nenne sanguineti poggi, an artist without borders," Savona 2023

April 27, 2023
Red Room - City of Savona

Following the opening of the exhibition in Finale Ligure in which the monographic volume by Nenne Sanguineti Poggi was previewed, the official presentation of the Savona artist's monograph, was held on Thursday, April 27, at the Sala Rossa of the Savona City Hall, where Nicoletta Negro, councilor for culture of the City of Savona, Magda Tassinari and Monica Brondi, ceditors of the volume and Francesco Parisi, president of the NSP Art Italy association, made valuable contributions.

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - An artist without borders, Finale Ligure 2023

April 15 to May 28, 2023
Oratorio De' Disciplinanti, Finale Ligure

In Finale Ligure, the artist's hometown, the exhibition “Nenne Sanguineti Poggi, an artist without borders” was inaugurated on Saturday, April 15, in which, with the occasion, the monograph tracing Nenne Sanguineti's life and artistic journey in its entirety was also previewed.

An exhibition strongly desired by the artist's son, Vincenzo Sanguineti, to remember and exhibit his mother's artistic talent in the very town where she was born.


March 3 to 13, 2022
Grand Café L'Aquila, Philadelphia

On March 3, 2022, the inauguration of an out-of-the-ordinary initiative was held!
To enhance and introduce the world to Western Liguria, the project Riviera di Ponente was born: Italian West Coast, which presents through a series of videos the most attractive locations of this little-known coast full of wonders to be discovered, where Nenne Sanguineti Poggi was born and raised. Thanks to the support of the Italian Consulate of Philadelphia, it was possible the two projects, territorial and artistic, from which Nenne West Coast was born. On the premises of Gran Caffè L'Aquila, some of Nenne's works were exhibited and through themed dinners it was possible to taste traditional Ligurian dishes, the artist's home region.
From March 3 to March 13, the menu was inspired by Nenne Sanguineti Poggi's recipes (taken from her autobiography "Di che colore dipingersi?") made with ingredients from Ligurian producers of excellence.

Cristiana Mele, Consul General of Italy in Filadelfia, spoke at the event on the values of Italianness, still and always very present in U.S. culture.

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - From Italy to Africa, out of the clichés, Mantua 2021

October 16 to 28, 2021
Arianna Sartori Art Gallery, Mantua

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, the inauguration of the new exhibition “Nenne Sanguineti Poggi, from Italy to Africa out of the commonplace” was held in Mantua, tracing all phases of Nenne's life: a selection of paintings and drawings covering almost 90 years of her artistic life.
A journey intended to bring out the portrait of an unconventional artist and woman, free from the box, who has the courage to experiment and challenge herself through new trends and new techniques.

Another great success held in the presence of the artist's son and granddaughter, Vincenzo and Deborah Sanguineti, at which Magda Tassinari, art historian, Monica Brondi, art historian and NSP Art Italia communications curator, and Arianna Sartori, gallery owner, spoke.

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - Eritrea seen through the eyes of an artist, Milan 2019

November 13-27, 2019
Spazio Kryptos, Via Panfilo Castaldi 26, Milan

A conference on Savona artist Nenne Sanguineti Poggi, on the 110th anniversary of his birth, was held on Tuesday, November 12, at the Museo Studio Francesco Messina. In addition to valuable contributions by Nelly Cattaneo of Politecnico of Milan, Jacopo Galli of the IUAV University of Venice and Laura Callea of the University of Sassari, and Marilena Dolce of Eritrea Live, critic Vittorio Sgarbi gave an imaginative and documented talk on Nenne Sanguineti in reference to the artistic and historical value that the city of Asmara, now a UNESCO heritage site, has taken on thanks to the mosaics and decorations that this brilliant Italian artist created for the most important buildings of the Eritrean capital.
The critic visited the exhibition in a confidential preview.

Large crowd at the opening on Wednesday 13, attended by Eritrea's Ambassador to Italy, the artist's son and grandchildren.

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi A Retrospective, New York 2019

March 2019
One Art Space, 23 Warren St, New York

Art Versus Cancer & Violence - Group Show, Philadelphia 2019

March 7-16, 2019
Jefferson Hospital, 111 S 11th St, Philadelphia

Great attendance on Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia at the opening of the “Art vs Cancer&violence” event-exhibition.
These were the themes of the event-exhibition: “How do women experience and cope with grief? Why is female violence and illness often experienced in shame, loneliness, and isolation? Can creativity and art help women in the acquisition of greater self-awareness and self-worth, even in times of pain and difficulty?”
The Art Versus Cancer & Violence exhibition was conceived and promoted by the communication agency Punto a capo in collaboration with Associazione Visioni and Qui Arte Association, with the national patronage of LILT Lega Italiana per la Lotta ai Tumori, the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, the Province of Savona, the City of Savona, Telefono Donna, SIULP and numerous other partners.

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - An artist without borders, Genoa 2018

Dal 26 novembre al 4 dicembre 2018
Villa Imperiale, Sala Cambiaso
Biblioteca Civica Lercari, via San Fruttuoso 74, Genova

Si è tenuta martedì 26 novembre alla Biblioteca Lercari di Villa Imperiale l'inaugurazione della mostra "Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - Un'artista senza confini".
Sono intervenuti Arianna Cesarone, assessore alla cultura del Municipio 3 Genova, Nelly Cattaneo, ricercatrice del Politecnico di Milano, il critico Luca Pietro Nicoletti, la grafologa Maria Teresa Morasso, Vincenzo Sanguineti.
A seguire si è svolta la presentazione del film "Nenne Sanguineti Poggi. Artista e intellettuale oltre i confini del suo tempo”

NENNE SANGUINETI POGGI - Un artista senza frontiere, New York 2018

May 17 to June 3, 2018
El Barrio's Art Space PS109 - An Artspace Project for East Harlem 215 E. 99th Street, New York

The latest exhibition on Italian artist Nenne Sanguineti Poggi opened Thursday, May 17, at El Barrio's Artspace PS109 in New York. Born in Savona into a noble family of intellectuals and historians (like her paternal grandfather Vittorio Poggi, an Etruscologist and superintendent of the Archaeological Museum in Florence), she was a talented painter, mosaicist, portraitist and draftsman, as well as a writer and journalist, a special envoy to the UN.

“A well-rounded woman,” emphasizes Deborah Sanguineti, the artist's granddaughter and curator of the exhibition, “who was born in 1909 and lived over 100 years, between Africa and Italy, outside the stereotypes and social conventions of her time. This exhibition has been an opportunity to weld collaborations with important institutions that have recognized the value of this artist,” she adds, ‘we thank and are honored by the sponsorships of NOIAW, Wolfsoniana, Rye art Centre, Milan Polytechnic and Mezzedimi Architect's Archive, with whom Nenne Sanguineti created several works.’

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - An artist without borders, New York 2017

May 2017
Rye Arts Center, 51 Milton Rd, Rye, NY

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - An artist without borders, Philadelphia 2016

April 7 through May 31, 2016
America - Italy Society, 1420 Walnut Street, Suite 310, Philadelphia

Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - An artist without boundaries, Quiliano 2013

May 4 through May 26, 2013
Horse Art Gallery, Via F.lli Cervi 1, Valleggia di Quiliano (SV)
The exhibition, organized by the Horse Art Gallery in collaboration with the Quiliano Association, offers a retrospective of the work of Nenne Sanguineti Poggi just over a year after her death.
Strongly desired and overseen by Nenne's son Vincenzo Sanguineti, it was curated by Monica Brondi of Punto a capo studio. It bears the patronage of numerous organizations and institutions, including Embassy of the State of Eritrea, Embassy of Ethiopia, Region of Liguria, Province of Savona, City of Savona, and Municipality of Quiliano.

40 years of Africa in my 100, Quiliano 2009

Sept. 12 to Sept. 27, 2009
Horse Art Gallery, Via F.lli Cervi 1, Valleggia di Quiliano (SV)

“Nenne Sanguineti Poggi is one of those treasures we often don't know we possess. An artist with a long adventurous life, a sensitive interpreter of religious art in a country of great charm, a discreet and refined Savonese.”
Ferdinando Molteni, councilor for culture of the City of Savona

list of some exhibitions

  • 1924 - Nativity Exhibition, Savona
  • 1934 - Mostra sindacale, Genoa (Palazzo Rosso)
  • 1935 - Mostra sindacale, Genoa (Palazzo Rosso)
  • 1937 - Triennale collettiva, Milan
  • 1940 - Collettiva Internazionale d’Arte Agip, Asmara
  • 1940 - Mostra Collettiva d’Oltremare, Naples
  • 1947 - Mostra del Mare, Genoa
  • 1948 - Mostra Galleria dell’Annunziata, Milan
  • 1949 - Mostra Circolo Ellenico, Asmara
  • 1951 - Mostra personale, Keren
  • 1951 - International Exhibition, Addis Ababa
  • 1951 - Exhibition of two Italian Painters, Khartoum
  • 1952 - Mostra Centenario Leonardo da Vinci, Asmara
  • 1952 - Mostra personale Circolo Italiano, Asmara
  • 1952 - International African Art Exhibition, Mogadiscio, Somalia
  • 1953 - Mostra personale, Ethiopian Officers Club, Asmara
  • 1953 - Mostra personale, The Gallery, Johannesburg
  • 1953 - Mostra personale, Palazzo Falletta, Asmara
  • 1954 - International Art Exhibition, Mogadiscio
  • 1955 - Exhibition at the Crescent Hotel, Aden
  • 1960 - Personale, Casa degli Italiani, Asmara
  • 1962 - Italian Cultural Institute, Addis Ababa
  • 1964 - Personale, Circolo Italiano, Asmara
  • 1965 - Personale, Biblioteca Italiana, Asmara
  • 1966 - Personale, British Council, Aden
  • 1967 - Silver Jubilee, collective exhibition, Addis Ababa
  • 1967 - Personale Alliance Francaise, Asmara
  • 1968 - Collettiva Panathlon, Florence
  • 1970 - Personale Istituto di Cultura Italiana, Addis Ababa
  • 1972 - Galerie Hupel, Paris
  • 1973 - Collettiva Assicurazioni Venezia, Trieste
  • 1978 - Collettiva Istituto di Cultura, Madrid
  • 1982 - Collettiva Centro d’Arte e Cultura Liguria, Genoa
  • 1983 - Mostra Premio citta’ di S. Maria Avico
  • 1984 - Galleria Nove Colonne, Bologna
  • 1984 - Collettiva Biennale d’Incisione e Grafica, Livorno
  • 1985 - Galleria I Platani, Montecatini Terme
  • 1986 - Galleria I Platani, Montecatini Terme
  • 1990 - Collettiva Muheilman der Ruhr, Dusseldorf
  • 1991 - Personale Chiostri di Santa Caterina, Finale Ligure
  • 1991 - Personale Istituto di Cultura, Varigotti
  • 1992 - Personale La Casa del Console, Calice Ligure
  • 1993 - Personale At the Small Space, Council of Greater New Haven
  • 1994 - Natale d’Arte, Circolo Degli Artisti, Noli
  • 1994 - Personale “Gli Angeli di Lalibela”, Galleria l’Oleandro, Noli
  • 1995 - Personale Allen James Gallery, New Haven
  • 1995 - Personale Galleria l’Oleandro, Noli
  • 1996 - Personale The Sunny Side Library, San Diego
  • 2000 - Collettiva “Il Garda e il Giubileo” Rassegna d’Arte Nazionale
  • 2001 - Personale “Trent’Anni d’Africa dentro una Vita di 92” Fortezza Castelfranco, Finale Ligure
  • 2006 - Personale Galleria The New Ars Italica, Milano
  • 2008 - Personale Galleria Ghiglieri, Finale Ligure
  • 2009 - Personale “Quarant’anni d’Africa nei miei Cento”, Galleria d’Arte del Cavallo, Savona
  • 2013 - Personale “Un’ Artista Senza Confini”, Galleria d’Arte del Cavallo, Savona
  • 2013 - “Memorial”, Pinacoteca, Savona (Un’opera nella collezione permanente del Museo)
  • 2016 - Collettiva At the Chestnut Hill Gallery, Philadelphia
  • 2016 - Personale America Italy Society, Philadelphia
  • 2016 - Collettiva Galleria del Cavallo, Quiliano: Gli Angeli
  • 2017 - Personale Rye Art Center, Rye, NY
  • 2017 - Museo di Ceramica a Santo Stefano di Camasta in Sicilia (Un’opera nella collezione permanente del Museo)
  • 2018 - Personale El Barrio Art Space, NYC
  • 2018 - Wolfsoniana-Palazzo Ducale Fondazione per la Cultura (Genova): Donazione “I figli di Nettin”
  • 2019 - Collettiva "Art Versus Cancer & Violence", Philadelphia
  • 2019 - Personale "Nenne Sanguineti Poggi A Retrospective", New York
  • 2019 - Personale "Nenne Sanguineti Poggi - L'Eritrea vista con gli occhi di un'artista", Milano