Title: Il Verbo Si E' Fatto Carne
Medium: Oil on canvas
Size: 160 x 120 cm
Passalacqua was born in Sant' Eufemia D'Aspromonte (Reggio Calabria) and since she was little she demonstrated an artistic inclination. Her modest parents, once emigrated to Genoa, sent her to technical schools. During her studies she also attended the Genoa's avant-garde theatre (Borsa di Arlecchino) where she performed plays by Eugène Ionesco, Samuel Beckett, Euripide, Goldoni, Bassano, and Betti. Once finished studying, she ran away from home and accepted work at The Little Theatre of Bolzen. While touring Italy with the company, Passalacqua went to the museums where she studied and drew works of the Old Masters. She attended the studio of a famous painter and engraver, Carlo Alberto Petrucci who had a determining influence on her style. Later, she left the Theatre of Genoa and settled in Rome to obtain a teaching diploma while contributing portraits to the theatrical review, Maschere. Her portraiture and teaching continued after her move to Anagni in the country. Wherever she moves, her interest in art and teaching art continues. Her new interests include scenography and costumes for TV and cinema.
Her selected solo exhibitions include: From Word to Sign, State Museum and the Cultural Ministry of the Republic of San Marino, 1993; Anthological Exhibition, St. Louse De France Centre, Rome, 1992; Lina Passalacqua: a Portrait, Municipality of Acquaviva Picena, 1991; Anthological Exhibition (1967 - 1989), St. Paul Church, the Picture Gallery and the Municipal Museum of Macerata, 1989; and Pantheon Gallery, 1972.
Her selected group exhibitions include: Artists' Palms, New Palm Museum, Palermo, 1998; and XXIIIrd edition of Sulmona Prize, Carlo Fabrizio Carli, 1996.