Anna Oberto

Anna Oberto (Ajaccio, Italy, 1934). Martino Oberto’s wife with whom she has collaborated since 1958 (when «Ana Eccetera» interlinguistic analysis magazine was founded), she is a leading exponent of the Visual Scripture Movement, carrying a theoretical-operative argument on the feminine theme. In this context she publishes the first International Anthology of Visual Workers in 1975, and writes the “Visual Poetry” for the encyclopedia “Political Lexical of Women” in 1979. Since the Sixties, her works are shown in important national and international exhibitions. In Italy she exhibited at the Venice Biennale in 1972 and 1978, and took part in the following exhibitions: Linee della Ricerca Artistica in Italia 1960-1980, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 1981; Anna Oberto. Mostra antologica 1963-1993, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Genova, 1993; Post Scriptum. Artiste in Italia tra linguaggio e immagine 1969-1970, Palazzo Massari, Ferrara, 1998; Sguardo periferico & corpo collettivo, Museion, Bolzano, 2008. She then participates in several international exhibitions including Italian Visual Poetry 1912-1972 at the Finch College Museum of New York and the GAM of Turin in 1973; Identité italienne. L’art en Italie depuis 1959, Beaubourg, Paris 1981 and Italian art 1960-1982, Hayward Gallery, London 1981.