Born in Milan and grown up between Emilia and Romagna, I have always brought back the enterprise and the eclecticism of the first place, joint with the enthusiasm and the joy of living of the second ones.

I started painting when I was a child, thanking to my family teachings and I continued following the studios of some maestros and drama schools: thanking to a degree in Modern Literature and another in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, I started a new research on colour and painting and on the world of performance, installations and visual arts in general.

I am really interested in experiencing several media and materials and in proving myself with no limits to make my job increasingly meaningful and personal, so in 2017 I began the PhotoPaintingFusion, a technique in which a photograph and a painting specifically created are melted, losing concreteness and substance, in order to create the sensation of being immersed in a thick atmosphere with a different time and space thanking to their fusion: the colours are communication and magic, so we lose ourselves in their never-ending possibilities to feel every new evocation and this makes us free and give us the possibility of going out of our cages.


Samanta Airoldi, Accademia di Brera: performance dal Terzo Paradiso di Pistoletto. Interpretata da Magda Chiarelli e studenti di 12 Paesi, MilanoArteExpo, January 20, 2017

Samanta Airoldi, Magda Chiarelli performer: Identità allo specchio, MilanoArteExpo, May 23, 2016


Fondazione Lombardi e Croci, grant 2017, Milan


Kunstgalerie Prinz, 22 September – 20 October 2018, Berlin, Germany

I 4 elementi – Arte & Umanità – Identity, 15 May – 14 September 2018, Cascina Grande, Rozzano, Milan and Sisal Wincity, Milan

Gabbie – Testi. Testimoni. Testimonianze - Resilienza, 8 April – 12 July, Circuiti Dinamici, Milan

Omaggio a Emilio Tadini, 28 February – 18 March 2018, Spazio Tadini, Milano

Introspezioni – L’io e il paesaggio – Lo sguardo, 11 September – 16 December 2017, Sisal Wincity, Milano

L’arte ai tempi della 57’ Biennale di Venezia, 13 September – 13 December 2017, Armenian Pavilion, Venice

Livius Noster, 6 – 10 November 2017, Botanical Garden, Padova

Forme e Colori del Nuovo Millennio, 2 – 28 October 2017, Cerchio Cromatico, Genoa

Mostra d’arte visiva dedicata a Genova, 6 – 28 October 2017, Biblioteca Berio, Genoa

Venti Autentici Oltremare, 21 – 25 August 2017, Isola d’Elba, Livorno  

Premio Confcommercio 2017, 29 June – 14 July, Bovara Palace, Milan

Premio Arte Salerno 2017, 4 – 11 June 2017, Fruscione Palace, Salerno

Switch on your Creativity 2017, 27 May – 15 June 2017, Osaka, Japan

Osservatorio 9, 22 – 25 April 2017, Arena Po, Pavia

Magda Chiarelli, 29 January 2017, Bobino Club, Milan (solo exhibition)

Il Giorno della Memoria, 27 January – 12 February 2017, Circuiti Dinamici, Milan

Prospettive 2016, 23 October – 27 November 2016, residence Gli Ulivi – Aurisina, Trieste

Verdi OFF – Festival Verdi Parma, 23 September – 30 October 2016, Parma

Artist-In Residence

Touch, Don’t Dominate, artist-in residence, 5 – 9 June 2017, UNIDEE – University of Ideas – Fondazione Pistoletto Onlus Cittadellarte, Biella


Il profumo del mare, Premio Acqua dell’Elba, 27 – 31 August 2018, Elba Island, Livorno  

Copa Cabana, February 2017, Berimbau Sushi Samba, Milan (permanent exhibition)

Evolution, 18 June – 3 Settember 2016, Isola Comacina

Tee World, December 2015, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan

Mondi di The, June 2015, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan


FoodSophy, 3 June 2018, Comune di Bobbio, Bobbio, Piacenza –  3 May 2018, Galata81, Genova, 5 April 2018, Spazio Tadini, Milan

I’mYou, 17 November 2017, Festival Fruttariano, Centro Culturale Shaolin, Milan

Rebirth Links, 17 May 2017, V Forum Terzo Paradiso, and 21 December 2016, Rebirth Day, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan

White Evolution – Selfie, 16 December 2016, Spazio Tadini, Milan

Be Different, 10 December 2016, Be Different, Parma

Evolution, 18 June 2016, Isola Comacina, Como

Immagini di Sé, June 2014, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan


S.C.U.O.L.A., 18 January 2016, Academy of Fine Arts of Brera, Milan

Zena, 2008, Teatro del Battito, Milan

Fisicofollia, 2007, Leonardo Theater, Milan

Future events

Pocket Exhibition, Autumn/Winter 2018, Spazio Tadini, Milan (solo exhibition)

#ilfuturononcrolla, Spring/Summer 2019, Camerino, Macerata

Rebirth Links, Summer 2019, Sinigaglia (performance)