She was born in Milan in 1941. She is a painter, sculptor, poet and graphic designer – an anomalous figure of the Italian avant-garde. She very soon adopted drawing and sculpture. In 1959 she began her studies at the Brera Art Academy in Milan.
Her research starting out from the 1960s is articulated between the visual arts and writing: the borderline between one language and another is the fulcrum of her interest.
The artist has exhibited in Italia although more often internationally where she also carried out an intense activity as a publisher of graphics and multiples between 1964 and 1986.
She has taught at the Art Academies in Carrara, Venice and Milan. She was visiting professor at the University of Manoa, Honolulu and Mons and has held conferences treating her work together with other questions in Italy, Tel Aviv, Haifa and Paris.
In 1986 she was the curator of Arte e scienza: colore at the Venice Biennial with essays published in the catalogue.
In 2009 she won the Scrivere donna poetry prize with Filo di piombo, Edizioni Tracce, Pescara. In 2011 she exhibited at the Centre Pompidou in the exhibition titled Elles.
From among her most recent solo exhibitions we can mention Memento Mori at Weber&Weber in Turin in 2014 and at Fesel Modern Art in Cologne.