Eduarda Emilia Maino born in Milan (1930-2004).
She began painting in the early 1950s after completing a medical degree.
In the Sixties Dadamaino took part in numerous national and international exhibitions: Netherlands, Belgium, England, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland. It was during this period that Dada Maino became Dadamaino: in 1961 the artist took part in a show in the Netherlands, where her name was mistakenly spelt as one word (Dada as a diminutive of Eduarda). In 1962 her work was featured in the major Nul group exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. This same year she joined the newly founded Nouvelle Tendence movement whose members included Getulio Alviani, Bruno Munari, Raphael Soto and Enzo Mari.
Dadamaino’s artistic production of the first half of the decade was characterized by the idea of movement. In 1961 she created the Optical-Dynamic Objects, aluminum plates glued to a board that generate optical effects, giving the impression of a dynamic flow. In 1966 she created the Componibili series, small cut-out squares that, flowing along a nylon thread, create new combinations. In the second half of the sixties she began the Ricerca del colore in which she undertook a scrupulous analysis of the solar spectrum’s chromatic combinations.