Paola Epifani, alias Rabarama, was born in Rome in 1969. She lives and works in Padova. As the daughter of an artist, from her early childhood, she showed a natural talent for sculpture. She started her artistic education at the Arts High School in Treviso and continued later at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts. She graduated with top marks in 1991 and immediately started taking part in a large number of national and international sculpture competitions, earning growing acclaim with both the critics and the general public alike.
Rabarama creates sculptures and paintings with men, women or hybrid creatures, often passing for the eccentric. The skin of the subject is always decorated with symbols, letters, hieroglyphics and other figures in a variety of forms. This “membrane” or “cloak” that seems to envelop these figures is constantly changing, always adding new signs, symbols and metaphors.