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Francesco Arecco

1977 Gavi, Italy

5 Works exhibited

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Bibliography
  • Awards

Born 1977 in Gavi, Italy; lives and works in Gavi and Milano.

Arecco studied Law in Genova, Science in Pavia, Art in Ovada and Milano. His most important Masters were Giancarlo Soldi, Mirco Marchelli, Balthazar Brennenstuhl, Luciano Fabro.

SOLO SHOWS

Waiting for you, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, IAGA Contemporary Art, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2019 (with catalogue).

Francesco Arecco 1, 2, 3, curated by Mariacristina Maccarinelli and Kevin McManus, Leonesio Foundation, Puegnago del Garda, July 2017.

Il privilegio del fulmine, curated by Liborio Palmeri, Carla Ricevuto, Eleonora Tardia and Alessio Genovese, Contemporary Art Museum in San Rocco, Trapani, February 2017, Mimesis Catalogue.

Mina. Collezione distesa di ordigni, San Fedele Space, S. Fedele Cultural Centre, Milan, November 2014, curated by Giorgia Salerno, texts written by Giacomo D. Ghidelli.

Nascondimento, special-specific installation, anti-aerial galleries, Kranj, Slovenia, November 2013, curated by Matteo Galbiati.

Arca e Nascondimento, permanent spatial-specific installation, Orestiadi Foundation, Gibellina (TP), inaugurated in 13 May 2013, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Matteo Galbiati, Giorgia Salerno, with texts written by Francesca Corrao, Enzo Fiammetta, Giorgio Massarotto, Giuseppina Panza di Biumo.

Arca e Nascondimento, spatial-specific installation, Sf. Agata and Carlo Church, Reggio nell’Emilia, 10 - 25 November 2012, curated by Matteo Galbiati.

Arca e Naviglio, spatial-specific installation, Giureconsulti Palace, Milan, Communication Week Opening, 1 - 7 October 2012, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Matteo Galbiati, Kevin McManus.

Nascondimento, spatial-specific installation, Sf. Giuseppe and Burella Church, casa Piazzoni, Comodamente Festival, Vittorio Veneto (TV), 8-10 September 2012, curated by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Matteo Galbiati.

Arca, installation and performance, Cappuccini woods, Gubbio, 7-8 June 2012, curated by Matteo Galbiati.

Arca, installation and performance, Artei Vii Park, Torino, 19 May 2012, curated by Ilaria Bignotti and Michele Tavola.

 

GROUP SHOWS

Pan hormos, Palermo the port city, Banca d’Italia, Palermo, within the project Palermo Italian cultural capital, May 2018, with Manfredi Beninati, Marco Ferri, Saccardi Laboratory, curator Giorgia Salerno. 

L’Arte della Sostenibilià (Sustainability Art), Bocconi e Lombardini22 University, Milan, November 2017, curated by Chiara Gatti and Susanna Vallebona, created by Giacomo D. Ghidelli.

Istante gesto vibrazione, with Kaori Miyayama and Pierpaolo Curti, curated by Maria Chiara Cardini, February-April 2017, Gattafame Art Gallery, Bernareggio (MB), Mimesis Catalogue.

Times and Genesis, Art Museum from Cluj-Napoca, Romania, November 2016, curator Olimpia Sera.

Tutto ho posto sotto i tuoi piedi, Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University, Monumental Ensemble – Vatican Pavilion at Expo 2015, Milan, October 2015, curated by P. Enzo Viscardi, Cecilia De Carli, Elena Di Raddo.

Giornata del Contemporaneo AMACI (Day of AMACI Contemporary), Orestiadi Foundation, Gibellina (TP), October 2015.

Indipendents, Artverona, Art Fair of Verona, October 2014, curator Irene Finiguerra – BI-BOx Art Space.

Reti di resilienza (Resistance Recipes), Contemporary Art Museum of Sicily, Belmonte Riso Palace, Palermo, November 2014, curated by Enzo Fiammetta and Ilaria Bignotti; vernissage subsequently transferred at the Orestiadi Foundation from Gibellina (TP), and then to the Contemporary Art Museum in Alcamo (TP).

#nuovicodici, Left Palace, Cremona, August 2015, curated by Matteo Galbiati, Ilaria Bignotti, Davide Quadrio, Milena Becci and Valeria Carnevali, Chiara Canali, Niccolò Bonechi, Giovanna Giannini Guazzugli, Alice Zannoni, Stefano Verri.

Abbey Contemporary Art, San Remigio Monastery, Parodi Ligure (AL), July 2015, curator Michele Dall’Aria.

Enogastroartistica, Spazio MACSI, Roma, April 2015, curator Fabrizio Savigni (Master in Art and Cultural Assets Management, and Master in Enogastronomy Management at Business School del Sole 24 Ore).

En plen art, Brescia, reproduction of two works on Fastweb cabins, permanent vernissage inaugurated on 11 December 2014, curated by Paolo Bolpagni and Cristina Muccioli.

Notazioni, McArturGlen Design Outlet, Serravalle Scrivia (AL), curated by Carlo Pesce.

Immagini d’io (Images of the ego), Tam Tam –Milan Triennale, December 2013.

Riflessioni sul corpo e sul sacro (Reflections on body and sacred), Sf. Fedele Gallery, Milan, December 2013, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J., Ilaria Bignotti and others.

Ri-nascere, nascere e rinascere fra arte antica e contemporanea (Renaissance, naissance and renaissance between antique and contemporary art), Biella Museum (BI), November 2013, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J. and Irene Finiguerra.

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: l’approdo (And we went out to see the stars again: the docking), S. Remigio Monastery, Parodi Ligure (AL), September 2013.

IKI, Fortunago City Hall Palace (PV), July 2013, curated by Matteo Galbiati and Kevin McManus.

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: l’approdo (And we went out to see the stars again: the docking), S. Fedele Gallery, Milan, May 2013, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J., Michele Tavola and others.

Rebus naturae, Old Soave Hospital, Codogno (LO), May 2013, curated by Maria Chiara Cardini.
E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: il viaggio (And we went out to see the stars again: the voyage), S. Fedele Gallery, Milan, May 2012, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J., Michele Tavola and others.

Con gli occhi alle stelle (Lokking at the stars), Lercaro Foundation, Bologna, April 2012, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J., Ilaria Bignotti, Matteo Galbiati, Michele Tavola, Francesca Passerini and others.

Il nome segreto delle cose (Objects’ secret name), with Giancarlo Soldi, Welink, Torino, December 2011, curated by Kevin McManus.

Luoghi del sacro (Sacred Places), S. Fedele Gallery, Milan, October 2011, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J., Kevin McManus and others; awarding the Guerrieri RIzzardi prize – Canova Foundation, Barchessa Rambaldi, Bardolino (VR), September 2011.

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: dove sono? (And we went out to see the stars again: where am I?), S. Remigio Monastery, Parodi Ligure (AL), September 2011.

E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: dove sono? (And we went out to see the stars again: where am I?), S. Fedele Gallery, Milan, May 2011, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J., Kevin McManus and others.

Arte, musica e birra (Art, music and beer), Galeria Bianconi, Milan, May 2011.

Il segreto dello sguardo (The secret of the look), S. Fedele Gallery, Milan, May 2010, curated by Andrea Dall’Asta S.J. and others.

 

PUBLIC PROJECTS

I want to Be Everywhere, with Everything and Everyone, Always, Forever - I want to Listen to Everything, Everyone, Everywhere, Always, Forever, Cà Foscari University, Venice, within the For the Earth Festival, December 2018.

Omphalos – su di te poserò il mio sguardo, Aula Magna – Aula Agostino Gemelli – within the  Cattolica del Sacro Cuore University, Milan, inaugurated on 9 May 2017.

Tutti soli – fra di noi, double spatial-specific installation composed of 33 ebony coins and 3 alms of valborberino and ebony, laid down on the exterior and interior length of the façade of the Baglio di Stefano Barn, Gibellina (TP), inaugurated on 10 October 2015 within the AMACI Contemporary Day.

Testimonio e ‘Omphalos, Segreen Business Park, building Y, Segrate, Milan, inaugurated on 15 May 2014.

Nascondimento, purchased by Kranj City Hall, Slovenia, November 2013.

Nascondimento, purchased by Codogno City Hall (LO), May 2013 [destroyed in mysterious circumstances].

Arca, permanent spatial-specific installation, Orestiadi Foundation, Gibellina (TP), inaugurated on 13 May 2013.

 

INTERVENTIONS

Academy of Belles Arts from Palermo, People and objects, within a didactic project developed together with Alessandro Guerriero for Manifesta12, May 2018.

Academia Santa Giulia, Brescia, intervention on his own work, May 2013.

Department of History Studies, Centre of Religious Researches, University of Turin, Ecclesial communities in continuous transformation: which are the liturgical spaces after the Vatican II Council? – intervention with Andrea Dall’Asta S.I. within the International Seminar of studies, Religious places in urban contexts.

Triennale, Milan, Work coat of the resistance, within Tam Tam, Unusual Congress, June 2014.

Italian Resistance, Dialogues and Reflections, Mimesis, Resistances Collection, 2014, chapter 1.2.

Curatela della Collana Resilienze – together with Ilaria Bignotti, Giacomo D. Ghidelli, Matteo Reale for Mimesis Publishing House.

 

PRESA

Oltre, January 2015, The Essential Form – Francesco Arecco, by Manuela Bonadeo.

Espoarte, March2014, Is born in Milan The Italian Resistance Mouvement, interview by Valeria Barbera.

Catalogues with critics’ texts by Ilaria Bignotti, Paolo Bolpagni, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Maria Chiara Cardini, Francesca Corrao, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Enzo Fiammetta, Matteo Galbiati, Flaminio Gualdoni, Kevin McManus, Giuseppina Panza di Biumo, Francesca Passerini, Carlo Pesce, Andrea Pinotti, Giorgia Salerno, Michele Tavola.

Catalogue edited by Flaminio Gualdoni, Galeria Bianconi, Milan, 2010.

Network Prize Sculptures, within a group of six sculptures, curator Ilaria Bignotti, 2013 (München).
Rigamonti Prize, Sf. Fedele Visual Arts Centre, 2013 (Milan).

Special Mention of the Jury, Canova Foundation Prize – Guerrieri RIzzardi 2011 (Negrar, VR).

Special Mention of the Jury, Nocivelli Prize, 2011 (Brescia).

Special Mention of the Jury, Sf. Fedele Visual Arts Prize 2011 (Milan).

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