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Alberto Biasi

1937 Padua, Italy

10 Works exhibited

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Padua, Italy

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Alberto Biasi  is one of the protagonists of Italian art in the postwar period, as well as one of the founders of the historic Gruppo N. After the loss of his mother, he passed part of his childhood with his paternal grandmother in Carrara San Giorgio, a small town in the Province of Padua. Only at the end of World War II did Biasi return to his hometown where he attended classical high school. He later enrolled in the Department of Architecture at the University of Venice as well as in a top-level industrial design course. Upon the completion of his studies, in 1958 he began teaching drawing and art history at a public school.

From 1969 to 1988, Biasi served as professor of advertising graphic arts at the Professional Institute in Padua. In 1959, he participated in various artistic youth events and, with his architectural student peers, he formed the Gruppo Enne-A. In 1960, he exhibited together with Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Agostino Bonalumi and other European artists at the Galleria Azimut in Milan. Also in 1960, during a period characterized by the spirit of innovation and experimentation, in close collaboration with Manfredo Massironi, he formed Gruppo N. The following year, he joined the movement “Nuove tendenze” (“New Trends”). In 1962, as Gruppo N, he exhibited with Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari and Milan’s Gruppo T in the first Programmed Art exhibition at the Negozio Olivetti in Milan.

In this period, especially between 1959 and 1960, Biasi created Trame, rectangular and permeable objects, where the modularity has optical-kinetic implications in the relationship between light and the shifting of a person’s gaze. Soon after realization of the Trame series came another important work: namely, Rilievi ottico-dinamici, overlapping lamellar structures in contrasting colors that spark special visual effects. Later in the 1960s, he produced the Torsioni series – featuring the use of mostly bicolor lamelle to generate optical dynamism through different observer viewpoints – and his Ambienti pieces. He also realized Light prisms, which he designed in 1962 and transferred to environmental dimensions in 1969.

After his Gruppo N experience, Biasi continued his investigation on the interaction between the spectator and the work of art. In the 1970s, he began elaborating Politipi, a cycle to which he devoted himself until the 1990s (when small color inserts appear): characterized by the layering and interweaving of fine strips, it thus alludes to the third dimension. In the late 1990s, Biasi did Assemblaggi, combinations of different, possibly monochrome surfaces – also in diptych and triptych arrangements – where the tridimensional effect takes on greater force. In the last decade, this latter feature has emerged in the form of several vertical sculptures made from steel.

In the span of his more than fifty-year career, Alberto Biasi has participated in many international exhibitions including the XXXII e XLII Biennale of Venice, the X, XI and XIV Quadriennale of Rome, and the XI Biennale of São Paulo. He has exhibited in various graphic design Biennales, earning important recognitions including the World Print Competition ’73 of the California College of Arts and Crafts in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has held numerous solo exhibitions in private and public spaces such as the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, Poland, the Museo Civico agli Eremitani in Padua, the Museu Diocesà in Barcelona,

Palazzo Ducale in Urbino, Palazzo dei Priori in Perugia, the MACBA in Buenos Aires, the MAC in Santiago, Chile, the MARCA in Catanzaro, Palazzo Reale in Genova and Palazzo Pretorio in Cittadella (Padua).His works are part of prestigious public collections and museums in Italy and abroad, including the MoMA in New York, the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna in Rome, the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and the Ministero degli Affari Esteri in Rome.

Personal exhibitions

2019
Venezia, Palazzo Ferro Fini, Alberto Biasi. Tra realtà e immaginazione
Paris, TornabuoniArt, Alberto Biasi

2018
Knokke, MDZ Gallery, Alberto Biasi
Honolulu, Ravizza Brownfield Gallery, Alberto Biasi. Op Art

2017
London, Tornabuoni Art, Alberto Biasi

2016
Milano, Galleria Dep Art, LIGHT VISIONS. Visioni leggere – visioni di luce
Cittadella, Palazzo Pretorio, Alberto Biasi: gli ambienti
New York, Studio GR

2015
Knokke, MDZ Art Gallery
Catanzaro, MARCA
Lugano, Galleria Allegra Ravizza
Santiago del Cile, AMS Malborough Gallery
Parigi, Galerie Tornabuoni Art
New York, De Buck Gallery
Santiago del Cile, MAC 

2014
Milano, MAAB Gallery
London, Mayor Gallery
Chiari, Galleria d'arte L'incontro
Buenos Aires, MACBA
Ravenna, Museo Nazionale di Ravenna e Mausoleo di Teodorico
Knokke, MDZ Art Gallery

2013
Lugano, Galleria Allegra Ravizza
Motovun, Fondazione Miroslaw Sutej
Milano, Galleria Dep Art, Rilievi ottico-dinamici

2012
Molfetta, Torrione Passari e Chiesetta della Morte,  …prismi e ombre… 
Milano, Allegra Ravizza Art Project, Cinque grandi opere
Venezia, Perl’a Art Gallery, Alberto Biasi. Il senso c’è e si vede…
Milano, Fondazione Zappettini, Alberto Biasi

2011
Lubiana, Narodni Muzej Slovenije-Metelkova, Alberto Biasi - gli anni ’60 gli anni 2000
Parigi, Galerie Messine, Alberto Biasi, Opere 1959 – 2008
Graz, Galerie Leeonhard, Alberto Biasi e Jorrit Tornquist
Milano, Allegra Ravizza Art Project, Alberto Biasi - Ricerca dal gruppo Enne all'ottico-cinetico
Sacile, Studio d’Arte GR, Alberto Biasi allo Studio GR
Padova, Centro Culturale Altinate – S. Gaetano, 50° della Mostra ARTE è PANE... PANE è ARTE18 marzo 1961- 2011

2010
Milano, Galleria PoliArt, Alberto Biasi - Vedere in dubbio
Brescia, Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Alberto Biasi - Dall'arte programmata al caos

2009
Genova, Museo di Palazzo Reale, Alberto Biasi – Kaleidoscope: dalle trame agli assemblaggi
Milano, Galleria PoliArt, Alberto Biasi - Vedere in dubbio
Brescia, Galleria Colossi Arte, Dall'arte programmata al caos

2008
Milano, Galleria Dep Art, Rilievi ottico-dinamici
Legnago, libreria Ferrarin, Alberto Biasi, la forma programmata
Padova, Galleria Fioretto, Alberto Biasi scultore
Brescia, Osservatorio d'Opera, Alberto Biasi dalla collezione Prestini 
Praga, Narodni Galerie, Movement as a message – Alberto Biasi Between History and Topicality
Mel (Belluno), Palazzo delle Contesse, Alberto Biasi e l’occhio a nord est

2007
Como, Galleria Milly Pozzi Arte Contemporanea, ALBERTO BIASI la concezione dinamica
Strà – Venezia, Museo Nazionale di Villa Pisani, Alberto Biasi ! settanta!
Perugia, Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria, Palazzo dei Priori, Alberto Biasi, l’immaginazione: il movimento, lo spazio
Barcelona, Museu Diocesà, Alberto Biasi, la imaginaciò: el moviment, l’espai

2006
Ancona, Galleria Van Sent, Alberto Biasi
Palazzolo sull’Oglio, Studio F 22 Modern Art Gallery, Alberto Biasi, immagini dagli occhi
Palermo, Loggiato San Bartolomeo, Alberto Biasi, Cinetismo e arte programmata, La mostra dell’Ermitage di San Pietroburgo
Milano, Poli Art, Galleria d’arte, Alberto Biasi
Padova, Galleria Rossovermiglio, Dal costruttivismo all’arte programmata?
San Pietroburgo. Museo Hermitage, Alberto Biasi: testimonianze del cinetismo e dell’arte programmata in Italia e in Russia
Pordenone, Galleria d’arte Tarozzi, Alberto Biasi, Non solo minimi..
Caserta, Studio d’arte Gr sud, Alberto Biasi / fra percezione e immaginazione

Esposizioni con Gruppo N

1996
Bolzano, Museion; Padova, Palazzo del Monte; Repubblica di S. Marino, Galleria d'arte moderna e contemporanea, Enne & Zero, motus etc

1979
Innsbruck, Galerie Anna Saule

1967
Lodz, Muzeum Sztuki, Grupa N
Wroclaw, Muzeum Slaskiego, Grupa N

1965
Padova, Galleria La Chiocciola
Genova, Galleria La Polena, Enne '65

1964
Venezia, XXXII Biennale internazionale d'arte, sala gruppo enne

1963
Ulm, Studio F

1961
Padova, Studio Enne, Mostra del pane.
Ancona, Premio Marche, Invio di pitture nere
Padova, Biennale Triveneta, Grande pittura nera
Amsterdam, Stedeljik Museum, Bewogen-Beweging

1960
Padova, Studio Enne, Nessuno é invitato a intervenire

Works by Alberto Biasi

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1989

25 x 25 cm

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1989

45 x 65 cm

36000,00 €

2010

30 x 30 cm

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1970

42 x 48 cm

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2014

144 x 100 cm

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1997

100 x 100 cm

30000,00 €

1977

66 x 53 cm

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2003

25 x 25 cm

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