"Painting is a transformational act,
it allows reality and imagination to merge,
creates a space in which emotions and symbols can freely flow"
Antonella Quacchia was born in Gorizia, Italy, in 1957; from the age of three to twelve she lived in São Paulo, Brazil, where she absorbed the colors, music, exuberant nature and liveliness of that land. She completed her studies in Italy where she lived between Ivrea and Turin. She graduated in Computer science in Turin.
Since childhood, she has nurtured a passion for art that, over time, pushed her to experiment with different techniques and languages in addition to attending various art schools in Italy, Switzerland, France and Austria.
She spent most of her life in Geneva where she worked for CERN - the European Center for Nuclear Research - and married historian of science Gerhard Jean-Marie Krige by whom she had two children. After living in Florence for a year, she returned to Geneva where she worked for several years for the United Nations within the ILO - International Labor Organization - which is responsible for defining international legislation concerning the world of work and promoting technical cooperation projects aimed at social justice and the defense of human rights.
Antonella Quacchia exhibits in public and private spaces in several capitals of Europe including Geneva, Madrid, Vienna, Paris, London and in important Italian cities in particular we remember Rome, Milan, Venice and Genoa. Several publications accompany her artistic activity.
Since 2020 she lives and works in Vienna.