Federica Berner lives in the Brera area, where
she undertook her professional course.
Drawing on her fascination for the world that developed around
the Accademia of Belle Arti, on the many galleries, bars and
restaurants attended by the artists that disseminated the city’s
pictorial traditions, she has gathered their portraits on thin
cloths. These cloths describe the artists in a somehow unreal
and impalpable way, however retaining their substance and
It’s more about a work of synthesis than a series of
representations. Her intention is to give life to a movement
rather than to any specific character.
The biography of this world as a whole, taken from her own and
her friends’ memories, has been Berner’s way to pay homage to
the life of Brera.
The “Maestri di Brera” installation was hosted initially in
Milan, in the “Cortile della Seta” of the Commercio and
Industria Bank, then in New York, within the Artemide, Bisazza
and Natuzzi showrooms, then in the home of Carducci in
Ultimately, the installation served as an accompaniment, vessel
and background to the works of 120 Lombard artists that were
presented at the “Masters of Brera” exhibition that took place
in Shanghai in the prestigious Liu Hai-su Modern Art Museum. The
exhibition was supported by the Region of Lombardy, the Lombard
Chambers of Commerce, the Promos, the Unioncamere Lombardia,
Italianlink and Mob and received patronage from Fiera Milano
International, Accademia of Belle Arti of Brera-Milan, Italia
Cina Foundation and Enjoy Miart.
"Maestri di Brera" 2012
The installation Masters of Brera” has been presented on 2012 at the Accademia di Brera in Performance "Gala", at the final exam of the chair of history of contemporary art by Prof. Rolando Bellini, coordination by Erica Tamborini.
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In 2013 was presented in an external Biennale of Florence "Event
event Kunstkammer in progress" in a display case plexiglass and
two artists have made a performance in Piazza San Firenze.
In 2014 will go to Brussels at the European Parliament, to
conclude in 2015 with the Expo in Milan.