Paola Marzano was born in Gallipoli (Lecce) in 1975, lives and works between Rome and Salento.
She is an artist of Visual Arts and a teacher of Drawing and Art History.
In 1998 she graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lecce.
In 2000 she moved to Rome, alternating her stay in the capital with periods of stay in Cortina d’Ampezzo (Bl) where until 2009 she collaborated with the Municipality of Cortina establishing artistic training courses and alternating school-work projects.
In 2010 she curated television sets for Magnolia Fiction. Starting from the same year she is Dean of the "Artistic Events" section of the "Norman Academy" USA. With the Norman Academy, Paola Marzano directs and promotes events and artistic projects - such as the study "Rationalist Architecture in the 1930s in Rome" presented in 2011 in the spaces of the historic Galleria Eleuteri in Rome - in collaboration with public and private bodies between which: Mediolanum Group, Generali Group, Museum System, Lazio Region, Province of Rome and Rome Capital.
In 2012 Lorenzo Canova takes care of her personal "The Veil of Maya", presented in Syracuse in the Montevergini Gallery and then proposed again in Montefalco (Pg) in the Museum Complex of San Francesco.
Sensitive to solidarity operations and safeguarding of artistic and cultural heritage, Marzano supports initiatives such as "AEmilia ARTquake" and "ARTquake Centro Italia" following the earthquakes of 2012 and 2016, "Cento Artisti per Carditello", for the reopening of Real Carditello (Ce) site, further supported by Philippe Daverio.
Also in 2012, she established and edited the "Art" section of Anci Rivista for the National Association of Italian Municipalities.
From 2013 to 2016 Paola Marzano also promoted various twinning and artistic exchange initiatives as President of the La Pigna gallery in Rome, with whom she had previously exhibited on various occasions including the "VII European Pictorial Art Exhibition" in Bruges (Belgium) and the "Word Expo Shanghai 2010", Shanghai (China).
In 2014 she collaborated with the Archaeological Superintendency of Lazio and Southern Etruria and with AMACI (Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums) for an itinerant project of studies on the Etruscan Sarcophagus of the Spouses, giving life to the installation "The Secret Language of Gesture” presented in Rome in the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia, in Cerveteri in multiple locations including the Cerite National Museum and the Banditaccia Necropolis, and subsequently in Gallipoli in the Castello Angioino. This project has also been supported by: Archaeological Superintendency of Puglia, International Archaeological Film Festival of Rovereto, Province of Lecce, City of Gallipoli, Municipality of Cerveteri and Live Archeology.
In 2017 she plans "Pre-Choice", performance and installation of a report on arranged and forced marriages, presented
at MACRO in Rome and at PAN in Naples.