Born in 1960 in Rome, Bruna Esposito is one of the central figures of the contemporary art in Italy.
After Fine Arts High School, she attended shortly the Department of Architecture in the State University in Rome. From 1980 she lived and worked in New York where she studied dance with Batya Zamir. In 1984 she attended the Whitney Museum’s Indipendent Studio Program. From 1985 she lived and worked in West Berlin where she received a grant from the I.B.A. in support of a project for “Two Public Compost Toilets”. In 1989 she returned to Italy and in 1990 she attended the Mosaic school at C.I.S.I.M. in Ravenna. In 1994 / 95 she was advanced sculpture instructor at Temple University in Rome.
Her works were shown at several international exhibitions, among which the institutional shows: Documenta X in Kassel, the 48th and 51st Venice Biennials. Istanbul Biennale in 2003. Korean Biennial in 2004. Awarded in 1999 with the P.S.1 Italian Studio Program. Golden Lion for the national Pavillion together with four artists at Venice Biennale in 1999. Winner, as most voted by the public, of the Italian young artist National Prize in 2000. In 2006 she participated in Venice-Istanbul at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Turkey curated by Rosa Martinez.