Eduarda Emilia Maino, known publicly as Dadamaino (2 October 1930 – 13 April 2004) was an Italian painter. She was a member of the Milanese avant-garde of the 1960s.
Dadamaino first completed a medical degree before taking up art at the end of the 1950s. She frequented a group of young artists who followed Lucio Fontana and the spatialism movement. Members of the group included: Piero Manzoni, Gianni Colombo, Enrico Castellani and Agostino Bonalumi.
In 1958, Dadamaino produced a series of works called Volumi, which were exhibited in her first solo show at the Galleria dei Bossi in Milan the same year. Shortly after, Dadamaino joined Azimuth, a group funded by Piero Manzoni, and the Germany-based Group Zero formed by Heinz Mack, Otto Piene and Günther Uecker. Dadamaino counted Lucio Fontana and Yves Klein as major influences.
Dadamaino’s works can be seen in collections such as the Tate in London, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in Venice and the Foundation of Concrete Art in Reutlingen, Germany.
Dadamaino had two solo shows at the Venice Biennale in 1980 and in 1990.
1983 : Retrospective, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
2000 : Retrospective, Bochum museum, Bochum, Germany
2011 : "Volumes 1958-60", The Major Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2013 : Dadamaino, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
2013 : Dadamaino, Tornabuoni Art, Paris, France