Lilla Von Puttkamer
16.9 – 14.10.2018

Opening 16th Sept, 6pm



First solo show at Yellow of Berlin based painter Lilla Von Puttkamer.
Lilla presents a new series of paintings, combining the themes of identity and sleep.
These paintings are portraits of people, revealed by their clothes from which they move out before laying down for the night, in a world that keeps becoming more and more efficient, pushing us to never stop thinking, even when we sleep.
Quoting the artist: “It is about sleep, let go off things and insomnia”.





A selection of available drawings and limited edition artworks from the Yellow collective and other contributors.



Catalogue in edition of 300 copies.
108 pag. images + Italian/English texts of all exhibitions curated by Yellow in 2014/2015.


Artists: Pierluigi Antonucci, Alessia Armeni, Michael Bartlett, Giovanni Blanco, Lorenza Boisi, Lindsey Bull, Jacopo Casadei, Luca De Angelis, Lorenzo Di Lucido, Elia Gobbi, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Kate Hiley, Sigrid Holmwood, Michael Lawton, Cathy Lomax, Enzo Marra, Luigi Massari, Jill Mulleady, Vera Portatadino, Marco Salvetti, Patrizia Emma Scialpi, Davide Serpetti, Corinna Spencer, Enrico Tealdi, Michele Tocca, Lucia Veronesi.


Texts: Veronica Liotti, Cathy Lomax, Carlos Seabra, Vera Portatadino, Simona Squadrito
Publisher: Yellow
Graphic design: Chiara Vanini.


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Catalogue in edition of 200 copies.
108 pag. images + Italian/English texts of all exhibitions curated by Yellow in 2016/2017.



Artists: Alessia Armeni, Stephan Balleux, Cesare Biratoni, Lorenza Boisi, Thomas Braida, Lindsey Bull, Jacopo Casadei, Manuele Cerutti, Gianluca Codeghini, Marta Dal Sasso, Valentina D’Amaro, Katja Davar, Luca De Angelis, Adelheid De Witte, Lorenzo Di Lucido, Gianluca Di Pasquale, Benoit Félix, Cosimo Filippini, Archie Franks, Elia Gobbi, Agnese Guido, Adi Haxhiaj, Harald Hofmann, Sebastiano Impellizzeri, Gabriele Jardini, Aida Kazarian, Sue Kennington, Rossano Tiziano Mainieri, Marta Mancini, Francesco Maluta, Gianluca Marinelli, Angelo Mosca, Bruno Muzzolini, Christian Niccoli, Andrea Panarelli, Stefano W. Pasquini, Thomas Pohler, Vera Portatadino, Luca Resta, Marco Salvetti, Claudio Salvi, Alessandro Scarabello, Mario Scudeletti, Natan Sinigaglia, Diego Soldà, Attilio Tono, Kristof van Heeschvelde, Lucia Veronesi.


Texts: Alessia Armeni, Daniele Astrologo Abadal, Francesco Bozzi, Claudia Contu, Francesca D’Aria, Natacha De Mol, Archie Franks, Florian Kiniques, Andrea Lacarpia, Veronica Liotti, Rossella Moratto, Veronica Perrucci, Vera Portatadino, Simona Squadrito


Publisher: Yellow
Graphic design: Chiara Vanini.


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2014, 60 pag. + postcard of Isola Madre on Lake Maggiore by artist Cathy Lomax.

Images + Italian/English texts of Elswhere-Altrove exhibition by Yellow and Transition Gallery of London and some creative texts inspired by the Lake Maggiore region!



Artists and texts: Cesare Biratoni, Archie Franks, Cathy Lomax, Freya Douglas-Morris, Vera Portatadino, Alli Sharma, Sofia Silva
Publisher: Yellow
Graphic Design: Chiara Vanini


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—THE FINEST BUBBLE. Text by Lisa Klosterkötte

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—OSSERVATORIO NON PROFIT. Yellow. Published on Artribune

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—NOI X SEMPRE. Text by Simone Ciglia

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— SOTTO LA TAZZA BLU. Text by Giulia Gelmini

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— SUPERSYMMETRY. Text by Giulia Gelmini

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— ASLEEP. Vera Portatadino in conversation with Lilla Von Puttkamer

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— NEOBIOTA. Vera Portatadino in conversation with Sigrid Holmwood

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— SPAZI 2017 at Edicola Radetzky. ATP Diary

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— Rapporto “Io sono cultura 2016” realizzato da Fondazione Symbola e Unioncamere, un lavoro che annualmente fa il punto sullo stato dell’industria culturale e creativa nel nostro Paese. Il rapporto è stato presentato giovedì 23 giugno 2016 presso il MiBact, alla presenza del ministro Dario Franceschini.

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— Valentina D’Amaro, Viridis variazioni in verde. ATP Diary

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— Valentina D’Amaro, Why I paint. Interview for Phaidon, after the release of Vitamin P3 New Perspectives in Painting

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— Flash Art. Recensione Diorama del Nuovo Mondo, personale di Marco Salvetti

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— ATP Diary. Vera Portatadino in conversazione con Lucia Veronesi

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— PAINT! http://www.paintdiary.com/exhibit/jacopo-casadei-at-yellow-varese


— Intervista a Vera Portatadino, by Simona Squadrito per la rubrica Hideout di That’s Contemporary

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— Beauty and Sadness. Lindsey Bull solo show. Reviewed by Rossella Moratto for ATP Diary

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— Controcanto. Palinodie e Contaminazioni. Review by Dario Giovanni Alì, published on Exhibart

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— Trenta per Venticinque. A conversation with Michael Lawton. Vera Portatadino, published on ATP Diary

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— Da riss(e) a Zentrum. Tre mostre. by Rossella Moratto, published on ATP Diary

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— Nuovo artist-run space, a Varese. Nasce Yellow, con la guida di Vera Portatadino, tutto dedicato alla pittura. Un altro tassello della piattaforma Zentrum. Helga Marsala, published on Artribune

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— L’Altrove è in ogni dove. Una mostra a Varese. review di Sofia Silva, published on Artribune

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— ELSEWHERE – ALTROVE. Review by Andrea Lacarpia published on Cerchio Magazine

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About / Contact


Yellow is a vibrant scenario for painting.

It’s a research project and a non-profit space focused on contemporary painting, where Italian and international artists are invited to meet, interact, experiment, present and discuss their own work.


Contributors:  Vera Portatadino,  Luca De Angelis, Lucia Veronesi, Marco Salvetti, Lorenzo Di Lucido.


Founded in 2014 by artist Vera Portatadino, Yellow is part of Zentrum – a platform for contemporary art based in Varese – together with Surplace, Riss(e) and Anonima Kunsthalle.




Announced public openings and by appointment


c/o Zentrum
via San Pedrino 4, Varese,


via Motta d’Oro 10,
Comerio VA