Alessandro Piangiamore
Born in 1976 in Enna (IT)
Lives and works in Rome (IT)

 

Alessandro Piangiamore pushes artistic creation up against the most technical wall, but also the most poetic. In works such as his panels made with candle wax or his classification of all the wind in the world in the form of sculpture, Alessandro Piangiamore confers a conceptual and poetic dimension to his work. The artist uses time as a factor to summon the viewer’s imaginary and perception.

The serie La cera di Roma – panels coated in wax from votive candles collected in the churches of Rome – is questioning the meaning of a secular ritual. Starting from a highly symbolic element, Piangiamore starts a transformation process which entails the loss of control over the changing matter. The result is a sculptural form, but maintains a very strong pictorial value.

Ieri Ikebana is a serie of sculptures realized pouring concrete on an arrangement of fresh flowers. The final result, always unpredictable, highlights a contrast between the fragile and ephemeral nature of flowers and the hardness and persistence of concrete.

 

In my research, I often try to crystallize everything which is ephemeral and fleeting through a practical approach to the matter, which allows me to cleave to reality and grasp it. Between the physical and the abstract, nature and the artificial, my research aims – rather than creating single objects – to make their inside shape and images emerge. Rather than being static or frontal, their features are accomplished through evocations and semantic and visual shifts.

– Alessandro Piangiamore –

SOLO SHOW

2018

Casa Zerilli / Marimò NYU, New York (USA)

2016

Quaranta, Magazzino, Rome (IT)

2015

Attorno ad una conchiglia vuota (Around an empty shell), performance at Italian Institute of Culture, Paris (FR)

2014

Primavera Piangiamore, cur. by Daria de Beauvais, Modules – Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint-Laurent, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (FR)

2013

Tutto il vento che c’è (All the wind that blows), cur. by Federico Mazzonelli, Denis Isaia, Federica Caciolli, in collaboration with Museo dell’Alto Garda and Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, at Galleria Civica Giovanni Segantini, Arco, Trento (IT)

2011

Tutto il vento che c’è (All the wind that blows), GAMeC, Bergamo (IT)

Testimone di fatti ordinari (Witness of ordinary facts), Magazzino, Rome (IT)

2010

When the today’s outside was inside and the inside was outside, Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, in collaboration with Palazzo Riso Museum of Contemporary Art, Palermo (IT)

2008

Commonplace, a double solo show with Stanislao di Giugno, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno (IT)

2007

Una questione privata (A Private Matter), Magazzino, Rome (IT)

2006

Sfidando la verità con la gravità (Challenging truth through gravity), Paolo Bonzano Gallery, Rome (IT)

2005

L’osso è sacro, cur. by Marianna Vecellio, Angelo Mai Institute, Rome (IT)

GROUP SHOW

2017

Da io a noi, curated by Anna Mattirolo, Palazzo del Quirinale, Rome (IT)

2016

Time is out of Joint, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome (IT)

Par Tibi Roma Nihil, cur. by Raffaella Frascarelli, Colle Palatino, Rome (IT)

The Lasting – L’intervallo e la durata, cur. by Saretto Cincinelli, La Galleria Nazionale, Rome (IT)

Quai, cur. by Federico Mazzonelli, Galleria Giovanni Bonelli, Milan (IT)

Cosa rimane, cur. by Davide Ferri, Evento Ipercorpo 2016, Forlì (IT)

Not really really, Frédéric de Goldschmidt collection, Brussels (BE)

2015

Tutta l’Italia è silenziosa, cur. by Davide Ferri, Spanish Academy and Polish Institute, Rome (IT)

Milk Revolution, compiled by CURA, American Academy in Rome (IT)

2014

There is no place like home, private house in Rome (IT)

Meteorite in giardino, Fondazione Merz, Turin (IT)

2013

Sletto & Corso), cur. by Marc Bembekoff and Julien Fronsacq, 20th Sélestat Biennale of Contemporary Art, Sélestat (FR)

The Naturalists, cur. by Peter Benson Miller, La Foce, Castelluccio di Pienza, Siena (IT)

Il fascino discreto dell’oggetto, Figura 2: natura morta, cur. by Cecilia Canziani and Ilaria Gianni, GNAM, Rome (IT)

Moroso Art Award, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (IT)

2012

Encore, Magazzino, Rome (IT)

Reality Show, cur. by Stanislao di Giugno, Galleria Tiziana Di Caro, Salerno (IT)

Re-Generation, cur. by Ilaria Gianni and Maria Alicata, MACRO, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome (IT)

Smeared with the Gold of the Opulent Sun, cur. by Chris Sharp, NOMAS Foundation, Rome (IT)

Dormitorio Pubblico, cur. by Marianna Vecellio, Campoli Presti Gallery, London (EN)

Take the Leap. Peep-Hole Annual Benefit, Peep-Hole, Milan (IT)

2011

Never talk to stranger, cur. by Charlotte Artus, Edel Assanti, London (UK)

When In Rome, cur. by Luca Lo Pinto and Valerio Mannucci, Hammer Museum, LA><AR, Italian Institute Of Culture, Los Angeles (US)

2010

Landscape and People of Sicily, , cur. by Giovanni Iovane, Palazzo Riso Museum of Contemporary Art, Palermo (IT)

Italian sculpture of the XXIth century, cur. by Marco Meneguzzo, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan (IT)

Mutinity seemed a probability, cur. by Adrienne Drake, Giuliani Foundation, Rome (IT)

Artist in residence show, cur. by Angela Vettese and Milovan Farronato, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milan (IT)

2009

The sky into a room, cur. by Andrea Bruciati, Galleria Comunale d’Arte, Monfalcone (IT)

Lum Prize, cur. by Francesco Stocchi, Luca Cerizza and Antonella Marino, Teatro Santa Margherita, Bari (IT)

Let’s forget about today until tomorrow, cur. By Marco Tagliafierro, Brown Space, Milan (IT)

Emerging Talents, cur. by Andrea Bellini, Luca Cerizza, Caroline Corbetta, Andrea Lissoni and Paolo Parisi, Center for Contemporary Culture Strozzina, Florence (IT)

2008

T2, The 50th moons of Saturn, cur. by Daniel Birnbaum, Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art, Turin (IT)

Out of Place, public project for parallel events of MANIFESTA 7, cur. by Federico Mazzonelli, Trento (IT)

Beware of The Wolf, cur. by Lorenzo Benedetti and Lexi Eberspacher, American Academy in Rome (IT)

Contemporay art through posters, cur. by Lorenzo Benedetti, Palazzo Lantieri, Gorizia (IT)

3500cm², cur. by Lorenzo Benedetti, Uqbar, Berlin (DE)

Aller à Ouessant – Vidéo sur l’île, cur. by Celia Cretien and Marcel Dinahet, Ouessant (FR)

2007

PAN HOST, cur. by Laura Barreca, Palazzo delle Arti, Naples (IT)

International Association of Corpotate Collections of Contemporary Art, cur. by Cordula Von Keller, Congress Centre Basel, Basel Art Fair (CH)

Inscriptions, cur. by Jimena Acosta, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Guarene d’Alba (IT)

…ma come mai?, Paolo Bonzano Gallery, Rome (IT)

2006

Cur. by Gail Cocranne, Guido Costa and Mario Airò, Spinola Banna Foundation, Torino (IT)

3500cm², curated by Lorenzo Benedetti, Assab One, Milan and American Academy, Rome (IT)

Private, cur. by Benedetta di Loreto, house of Athena Panni, Rome (IT)

1.60insurgentspage, cur. by Stefano Romano, Tirana (IT)

PRIZE

2015

Winner of the 16th Cairo Prize, Milan (IT)

2010

Winner of Global Art Programme, Khoj Studio, New Delhi, in collaboration with Artegiovane Turin (IND)

2008

Winner of Pagine Bianche d’Autoure 2007/2008 , Sicily (IT)

2007

Passport Prize – Centre International d’Accueil et d’Echanges des Récollets, Paris, with DENA Foundation for Contemporary Art (FR)

FAIR

2018

Art Brussels, Brussels (BE)