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Piero Gilardi

1942 Torino, Italy

2 Works exhibited

Current location

Turin, Italy

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  • About the Artist
  • Curriculum Vitae

Piero Gilardi was born in Turin in 1942, where he lives and works.

In 1963, he made his first solo show, Machines for the future. Two years later he realizes the first works in expanded polyurethane, the Carpets-nature exhibiting in Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam and New York. Starting from 1968 he interrupted the production of works to take part in the elaboration of the new artistic trends of the late 1960s: Arte Povera, Land Art, Antiform Art. and at the Kunsthalle in Bern.

In 1969, he began a long transcultural experience directed at the theoretical analysis and the practice of the conjunction "Arte Vita". As a political militant and animator of youth culture he leads various experiences of collective creativity in the urban suburbs and in the "world": Nicaragua, Indian Reserves in the USA and Africa.
In 1981 he resumed his activity in the artistic world, exhibiting in installations galleries accompanied by creative workshops with the public. Beginning in 1985 he began an artistic research with new technologies through the elaboration of the IXIANA Project which, presented at the Parc de la Villette in Paris, prefigures a technological park in which the general public has experimented digital technologies in an artistic sense. During the 1990s he developed a series of interactive multimedia installations with an intense international activity. Together with Claude Faure and Piotr Kowalski, he established the international association Ars Technica. As manager of the Italian section of Ars Technica he promotes the Arslab international exhibitions in Turin. Methods and Emotions (1992), Arslab. The Senses of the Virtual (1995), Arslab. The labyrinths of the body in play (1999).

He has published two books of theoretical reflection on his various research: From art to life, from life to art (La Salamandra, Milan 1981) and Not for Sale (Mazzotta, Milano 2000 and Les Presses du réel, Dijon 2003). He writes articles for various art magazines such as Juliet and Flash Art.
He promoted the PAV project - Parco Arte Vivente, which opened in Turin in 2008, in which he summarizes all his experiences related to the dialectic Nature / Culture.

SOLO EXHIBITION 

2018  – La tempesta perfetta, Galleria Giraldi, Livorno
2017 – Estetiche dell’antropocene, Accademia di Belle Arti, Carrara
2017 – Nature Forever, Museo MAXXI, Roma
2017 – Tappeti Natura, Galleria Biasutti&Biasutti, Torino
2016 – Natura espansa, Galleria Poleschi Arte, Milano
2014 – Mezzo secolo di ecologia della mente, Galleria Guido Costa Project, Torino
2013 – Piero Gilardi. Recent work 2008-2013, PAV – Parco Arte Vivente ,Torino
2013 – Effetti Collaborativi, Nottingham Contemporary Art, Nottingham
2012 – Effetti Collaborativi, Van Abbemuséum, Eindhoven
2012 – Effetti Collaborativi, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
2010 – Centre Creation Contemporaine de Tours
2006 – Interdipendenze, Galleria Civica di Modena
1999 – Loggetta Lombardesca, Ravenna.
1998 – Gallery Massimo Minini, Brescia
1991 – Gallery Sperone Westeater, New York
1967 – Gallery Fischbach, New York
1967 – Gallery Sperone, Milan
1967 – Gallery Zwirner, Koln.
1967 – Gallery Ileana Sonnabend, Paris.

 

GROUP EXHIBITION

2018 – No Man’s Land, natural spaces, testing grounds, MUDAM, Luxembourg
2018 – The God-Trick, PAV Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
2018 – The Szechwan Tale: China, Theatre and History, FM Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Milano
2017 – The Szechwan Tale: Theatre and History, 1st Anren Biennale – Cina
2017 – Il Teatro Subalterno, Prometeo Gallery, Milano
2017 – La macchina estrattiva, PAV  Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
2015 – Earthrise, PAV  Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
2014 – Vegetation as a political agent, PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
2013 – Internaturalità, PAV  Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
2013 – Noise, Biennale di Venezia, Magazzini S.Cassian
2013 – Disobedience, Castello di Rivoli – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea
2011 – Collector, Oeuvres du Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Lille
2010 – Arte Povera. Che fare?, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Vaduz
2008 – Ecosoft Art, PAV  Parco Arte Vivente, Torino
2008 – 1968-1988, Pecci Museum, Prato
2008 – Installation open-air, Verein Symposium, Lindabrunn
2003 – Biennale d’Art Contemporain de Lyon
2003 – Fragments d’un discours italien, MAMCO, Geneve
2001 – Media Connection, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma
2001-2002 – Zero to infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, Tate Modern, London / Walker Art Center, Minneapolis / Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles / Hirshhorn Museum and Sculture Garden, Washington
2000 – There is no spirit in painting, Le Consortium, Dijon
2000 – Il sentimento del 2000, Triennale, Milan
1995 – Multimediale 4, Karlsruhe
1993 – 45° Biennale di Venezia
1993 – Artec 93, Nagoya
1992 – Artifices II, Paris
1990 – La otra scultura Palacio de Cristallo, Madrid
1988 – Seoul Olympic Park, Seoul
1987 – Terrae Motus Grand Palais, Paris
1968 – Group Exhibition, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Works by Piero Gilardi

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1994

100 x 200 cm

15000,00 €

1999

100 x 100 x 25 cm

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