Street artist Microbo, born in Catania in 1970, is considered one of the few female pioneers of Street Art. Microbo focuses her research on the microcosm and the infinite invisible worlds. In her works Microbo uses a visual language formed by an ancestral organic alphabet; the protagonists of her works are microbes, imaginary creatures and sinuous filaments. Since the early 2000s, he has been living and working with Bo130, a Milanese street artist he met in London. Bo130 and Microbo complement each other artistically in a constant play of analogies and opposites, contrasts and references. The Sicilian urban artist has exhibited in authoritative museums such as the PAC in Milan and the MACRO in Rome.
Microbo - Works on Sale at Wunderkammern
Microbo, a street artist considered to be one of the few female pioneers of Street Art internationally, was born in 1970 in Catania, Italy. The artist had a background in graphic design and was full of chance encounters, the most important of which was in London with Bo130, a Milanese artist with whom she established a deep collaboration that continues to this day. The two currently live and work together in Milan, where they produce works of art both individually and four-handedly. Since the beginning of her career, the Sicilian artist has been investigating the microcosm and is interested in microbiology, so much so that she chose the term 'microbe' as her stage name. Over the years in her works, Microbo has changed her approach to these 'invisible' worlds: initially she presented a more scientific attitude, while later she painted her creatures using her imagination and fantasy. The search for the invisible constitutes the central focus of his production, within which he uses a visual language composed of an ancestral organic alphabet of microbiotic creatures and filaments that seem to float in a timeless space. In 2005, Microbo and Bo130 published Izastikup, a unique collection of the most iconic 'self-made' stickers. Wunderkammern dedicated a double solo exhibition, Expanded FunToMentalism, to the two in February 2023. The artist Microbo has exhibited in prestigious museum institutions, such as MACRO - Museo d'Arte Contemporanea in Rome, MART in Rovereto and PAC in Milan.