To Dream, to Collect


Cristiano Tassinari

1980 Forlì, Italy

1 Works exhibited

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Cristiano Tassinari weaves an organic relation among his political vision, life experiences and concept of artistic theory. Moving through sculpture, video art and installation, Tassinari joins the “traditional” painting with an anonymous and generic sign production: he leads a process of deconstruction and reduction of the artistic creation, playing with conventions and mistakes. “Since the beginning of my work, I have passed through such schemes, aimed by the intentions to negotiate the reciprocal relations. Shifting from photo-paintings to some more conceptual pieces, I try to call the praxis of artistic creation into question.”

Tassinari’s work reconfigure ideas about stark severity of modernist architecture just as much as by art history and reflect the discussions surrounding identity politics, the work also captured the fragility of human life and the profound beauty of everyday objects.  But while appropriating and challenging these art-historical categories, Tassinari also maintained a curiosity and innocence about the creation of objects, undermines the classical notions of sculpture, re-inventing these well-known genres with new energy.

The work reveals ambiguous relations and answers, shows the documentation of its self-generation, brings to attention simple daily wares like a reflecting surface, a neon light or sculptures. The (apparently) different paths bring to the same end, the intention of transferring private emotions to a public area, of spreading the awareness of the universal value of some topics, like death or human frailty.

Solo Exhibitions


1800 kcal, SOEHT 7 Former Women’s Prison, Berlin, Germany


55M2 It’s our home!, MAR, Ravenna Art Museum, Ravenna, Italy

Vor Meiner Haut Beginnt Das Fremde, Werkstatt Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Plastytipe, Van Der Gallery, Turin, Italy


Be Clear!, Opificio delle Idee, Rovereto, Italy


Lichtraum, First Gallery, Rome, Italy


Mnemosyne, Spazio 8, Milan, Italy

Selected Group Exhibitions and Projects



Eine Reise nach Kythera, Am Tempelhofer Berg, Berlin, Germany

Wonderland, Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin, Germany



Stream Flow, Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Mixed Realities, Bernheimer Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

Periscope: Beyond Photography, Ncontemporary, Milan, Italy


Cum Grano Salis, Arte Picena, Ascoli Piceno, Italy


Macrocosmi , Ordnungen anderer Art, Berlin, Germany

CsO, Operativa Arte Contemporanea, Rome, Italy


Vertical Depth, Mars, Milan, Italy

Why have female hurricanes killed more people than male ones?, Studio Firmitas, Faenza, Italy

Priere de toucher, Mars, Milan, Italy

Crossing distances, SeMA Nanji Residency, Seoul, South Korea


Hotel, Castello di Rivara, Turin, Italy

The Others, Turin, Italy

Cheap Festival, Bologna, Italy


N°2, Spazio Sintesi, Turin, Italy


Disappearing, Centro Candiani, Mestre, Italy

Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Emilia-Romagna, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Premio della Ceramica d’Arte di Faenza 57a edizione, Faenza, Italy

Premio Cairo, Milan, Italy


Cross Painting, Milan, Italy


Untitled Gallery – Project Space, Berlin, Germany


Giardini Valentini, Eterotopie Project, Mantua, Italy

Ottavo Clima, Milan, Italy

Eterotopie Festival, Altri Luoghi, Palazzo Te, Mantua, Italy

Arte e Potere, Galleria San Fedele, Milan, Italy


Set Up Prize, Bologna, Italy


Honor Award, Premio Della Ceramica, Faenza, Italy


Third Prize San Fedele, Milan, Italy


First Prize 58° Premio Michetti, Italy


First Prize Italian Factory, Milan, Italy


First Prize Giorgio Morandi, Bologna, Italy


First Prize Concorso Nazionale di Incisione Carnello Carte ad Arte, Sora, Italy

First Prize 13°concorso nazionale di Calcografia, Gorlago, Italy

Residencies (Public institutions only)

Sema Nanji Residency, Seoul, South Korea

49th Campigna Prize, Galleria Vero Stoppioni, Santa Sofia, Italy

Collections (Public institutions only)

Pinacoteca Comunale e Musei Civici di San Domenico, Forlì, Italy

Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla Mare, Italy

Fondazione Malvina Menegaz, Castelbasso (TE), Italy

MAR, Ravenna Art Museum, Ravenna, Italy

Works by Cristiano Tassinari

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