Ida Barbarigo

Born in 1920 in Venice, Italy.
Lives and works in Venice (Palazzo Balbi Valier), Italy.

1920 
Ida Cadorin Barbarigo is born in Venice in a family of artists, sculptors, architects come down from the mountains of Cadore. The Cadorins had been one of the first art workshops to be officialised by the Serenissima Repubblica of Venice even before the first Renaissance.
 
1942 
Enrolled in the Fine Arts Academy of Venice  she attends the courses of her father, Guido Cadorin, and the sculptor Arturo Martini. After a contest for young artists one of her canvases is shown at the Biennale di Venezia.
 
1944  
In Trieste, where she temporarily seeks shelter from the war with her family, she meets the painter Zoran Music.
 
1948 
During a visit in Switzerland she discovers modern painting.
 
1949  
She marries Zoran Music.
 
1952  
They settle in Paris. She comes in contact with the painters Léon Gischia, Viera da Silva, Germaine Richier, Hartung, Veno Pilon,  the critics René de Solier, Jean Leymarie, Jack Lassaigne, Pierre Francastel and Jean Bouret among others.
 
1955  
Shows at the Salon de Mai.        
 
1957 
Travels to Belgium, Holland, and London. The bleak landscapes of the North Sea coasts leave a deep impression.
 
1958-1959 
Léon and Odile Degand  put her in touch with Jacques Seletti who opens a gallery in New York, solo show at the Seletti Gallery, New York.
 
1960  
Solo show at the Museum of Modern Art of Rijeka (Fiume) curated by Boris Vizintin; the show travels to Ljubljana and Zagreb.
 
1964  
Solo show at the Kunsthalle in Nuremberg:  6 Pariser Maler. Solo show at the Galleria Il Traghetto in Venice where she meets Lucio Fontana.
 
1965  
Paris, solo show at the Galerie Paul Facchetti. Her painting is championed by a narrow circle of critics and collectors including Madame de Gavardie and Jean Bouret.
 
1966  
Basel, solo show at the Handschin Gallery. The beginning of the series of the Commandeur et Chaises-Arbres series.
 
1967 
Oslo, Holst Halvorsen Gallery, group show. Marseille, Italian Institute: Pittori Italiani di Parigi.
 
1968 
Nuremberg, Kunsthalle; wins a prize at the Menton Biennial for the triptych Histoire de Caïn.
 
1969  
Eric Estorick is interested in her work and becomes one of her main collectors. Beginning of her collaboration with the Grosvenor Gallery in London: Season of Italian Art.
 
1971 
Solo show in London, Grosvenor Gallery.
 
1972 
Retrospective (1964-1972) at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
 
1974 
Travelling show in the Museums of Modern Art in Linz and Vienna.
 
1975 
Solo show at the Fondazione Querini  Stampalia, Venice. Works on the I Giudici series.
 
1976  
Solo show at the Galerie de France, Paris.
 
1977
Solo show at the  Istituto di cultura  italiano, Helsinki. The American art patron Patti Cadby  Birch begins to  collect her works.
 
1978
Shows at the Biennale di Venezia with her own room: I Persecutori  curated by Carluccio.
 
1982  
Shows at the Haus der Kunst in Munich.
 
1983  
Nudi
series. Solo show at the Gallery Manus Presse, Stuttgart.
 
1986-1988 
Le Spiagge
series. The French Presidency commissions her to paint the portrait of President Mitterand that will be exhibited at the Elysée.
 
1989-1990  
Shows at the Museo d’Arte Moderna Rimoldi,Cortina d’Ampezzo;  Museo Diocesano di S.Apollonia, Venice; Galleria Contini, exhibition Tancredi-Barbarigo 1950-1960.
 
1991  
Shows at the Gallery Krugier-Ditesheim, Geneva.
 
1995 
Her own room at the Biennale di Venezia curated by Jean Clair.
 
1996-1998  
Solo shows in Neuchâtel and Venice.
 
1999 
Ikona Gallery, Magazzini del Sale, Venice:  La cerchia di Saturno e la dimora di Dioniso.
 
2000  
Solo show at the BBK Foundation, Bilbao.
 
2001 
Ikona Gallery, Magazzini del Sale, Venice: Guardando guardando.
 
2002
Solo show Ida Cadorin Barbarigo. Opere recenti at Palazzo Te, Mantova curated by Živa Kraus.
 
2004 
Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in Valencia (IVAM) curated by Kosme de Barañano.
 
2005
Death on 25 May of  Zoran Music at the age of 96.
 
2006
Exhibition I terrestri  at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice.
 
2009 
Several of her works are shown in the exhibition In-finitum at Palazzo Fortuny curated by Axel Vervoordt.
 
2011 
The book Doppio Ritratto. Ida Barbarigo- Zoran Music (Giovanna Dal Bon, Ed. Johan & Levi 2008)  inspires the exhibition Doppio Ritratto at the Estorick Collection in London curated by G. Dal Bon. Several of her works are shown in the exhibition Tra at Palazzo Fortuny curated by Axel Vervoordt who begins to collect her works. Her Lady Macbeth series is shown in the group exhibition Anti-corpi at the Fortezza Massimiliana of the Island of Sant’Erasmo in the Venice lagoon, curated by G. Bianchi and G. Dal Bon.
 
2013
Solo exhibition Unity in the Depth at Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp. On the occasion of the exhibition the book Ida Barbarigo is published by the Axel and May Vervoordt Foundation.

2015
Solo exhibition Herms and Saturns at the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice. On the same location she later showed an early work in PROPORTIO.