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Born in 1967
Lives and works in Vicenza, Italy

Sassolino’s work is the result of a close dialogue between art and physics. His interest in mechanics and technology opens up new meanings and possibilities for sculpture. Speed, pressure, gravity, acceleration and heat are the core of his artistic practice, which is always aimed at pushing the ultimate limit of matter’s resistance.

Sassolino’s works usually consist of devices that generate inorganic performances. The materials involved, often industrial, come alive revealing contrasts and opposing forces. His works embody intrinsic conflicts and push us to contemplate the risk of the work’s collapse as a fundamental part of its experience.

By exploring different states of matter, Sassolino’s works manifest a level of tension, suspension, unpredictability and danger. Insofar as failure is always a concrete possibility, his works materially embed an inescapable aspect of the human condition.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Sassolino’s work has been the subject of several solo exhibitions, at Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt; Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Museo MACRO, Rome; Z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt; Académie de France - Villa Medici, Rome; Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana, Trento.

Sassolino’s work has been also featured in a number of group exhibitions, including shows at 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Malta Pavilion, Venice; Fondation Carmignac, Île de Porquerolles; Spazi Capaci, Palermo; Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn; 17th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Venice; Grand Palais, Paris; Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover; Broad Art Museum, East Lansing; Palazzo Ducale, Venice; Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Punta del Este; Le Centquatre-Paris, Paris; CCC Strozzina, Florence; Museo MART, Rovereto; Art and The City, Zurich; Swiss Institute, New York; Tinguely Museum, Basel; Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice; Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg; FRAC Museum Regional, Reims; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice.

 

 

SOLO SHOWS

 

2023

MITICO

Identity and uprooting

Galleria Continua x La Residencia

Deià, Mallorca, ESP

2022
Instabile come la speranza
Sinagoga di Casale Monferrato, IT

curated by Daria Carmi

 

Physis
Arte Sella, Borgo Valsugana, Trento, 


Form et Temps
Galleria Continua, Paris, FR

Il vuoto senza misura
Atipografia, Arzignano, Vicenza, IT

2021

Il vuoto senza misura
Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Köln, DEU

2019

Fragilissimo
Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, IT

Art Club #29
Académie de France-Villa Medici, Rome, IT
curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto

2018


The way we were
Galleria Continua/Les Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FRA

Warped Matter
Curved Time, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

 

Conflitti

Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Köln, DEU

2017

Matter Revealed. Arcangelo Sassolino
Repetto Gallery, London, UK
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

2016

Canto V
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

Damnatio Memoriae
Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DEU

Mechanisms of Power
Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main, DEU
curated by Franziska Nori

Arcangelo Sassolino. Not Human
CAM Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, US
curated by Jeffrey Uslip

2014

Arcangelo Sassolino
Villa Pisani Bonetti, Lonigo, IT
curated by Francesca Pola

2011

Piccolo Animismo
MACRO Museum, Rome, IT
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

2010

Arcangelo Sassolino
Galerie Nicola Von Senger, Zurich, CH

Time Tomb
Z33, Hasselt, Belgium

Qui e ora
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

2008

SUPERDOME
Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FRA
curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler

Critical Mass
Galerie Feinkost, Berlin, DEU
curated by Aaron Moulton

2007

Untitled
21c Museum Hotel, Louisville, Kentucky, US

Arcangelo Sassolino
Galerie Nicola von Senger, Zurich, CH

2006

Momento
Galleria Galica, Milan, IT

2004

Rimozione
Galleria Artericambi, Verona, IT
curated by Alessandra Pace

2001

Concrete Matters
Galleria Grossetti, Milan, IT

 

GROUP SHOWS

 

2023

Tensione Continua

Curated by Carlo Falciani

Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

 

Percorsi

Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, IT

UNVEILED
Piercing Wrapping Carving Straining

Piero Atchugarry Gallery, Cernobbio, IT

Libertà di avere tre idee contrastanti

Curated by Costantino D'Orazio

Premio Michetti 2023, Fondazione Michetti, Francavilla a Mare, IT

Landscape of Desire

Curated by Christoph Doswald and Paolo Bianchi

4th Industrial Art Biennial (IAB 04), Labin, HR

2022

Diplomazija Astuta

Curated by Keith Sciberras, Jeffrey Uslip

59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Malta Pavilion, Venice, IT

 

L’Europa non cade dal cielo
Fondazione Imago Mundi, Treviso, IT

Spazi Capaci/Comunità Capaci
Curated by Alessandro de Lisi
Fondazione Falcone, Palermo, IT

Le Songe d’Ulysse
Curated by Francesco Stocchi
Fondation Carmignac
Villa Carmignac, île de Porquerolles, FRA

Welt in der Schwebe. Luft als künstlerisches Material
Curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann, Anna Döbbelin
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DEU

2021

The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale
Antarctic Resolution with Giulia Foscari/UNLESS
Venice, IT

2020

Golem
Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem
curated by Raphie Etgar

Attraverso le avanguardie
APE Parma Museo, Parma, IT
curated by Roberto e Marco Niccoli

Labor & materials
21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, US

2019

Biennale des Arts Numériques Némo. Jusqu’ici tout va bien?
Le Centquatre, Paris, FRA
curated by Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalves

The Only Stable Things
Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice, IT
curated by Lucia Longhi

Materie prime. Artisti italiani contemporanei tra terra e luce
Rocca Roveresca, Senigallia, IT
curated by Giorgio Bonomi, Matteo Galbiati and Francesco Tedeschi

A Story That Was(n’t)
Accademia di Brera, Milan, IT

Artistic Intelligence
Kunstverein, Hannover, DEU
curated by Sergey Harutoonian

RE.USE. Scarti, oggetti, ecologia nell’arte contemporanea 
Museo di Santa Caterina, Treviso, IT
curated by Valerio Dehò

2018

Artistes & Robots
Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales, Paris, FRA
curated by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac and Jérôme Neutres

2017

Greffes (Grafts) / Innesti
Académie de France – Villa Medici, Rome – touring exhibition at Lateral Art Space, Cluj; Beatrice Burati Anderson Art Space, Venice; Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DEU
curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto

Porto Marghera 100
Palazzo Ducale, Venice, IT
curated by Gabriella Belli and Paolo Apice

Rebuilding Spaces.
Dieci artisti in dialogo sul concetto di spazio
Castello del Monferrato, Casale Monferrato, IT
curated by Niccolò Bonechi

Storie e opere
Palazzo Clemente, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz Castelbasso, Teramo, IT

Granpalazzo 2017. III edizione
Palazzo Chigi, Rome, IT
curated by Paola Capata, Delfo Durante, Ilaria Gianni and Federica Schiavo

The Transported Man
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, US
curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler

Flow. Arte contemporanea e cinese in dialogo
Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza, IT
curated by Maria Yvonne Pugliese and Peng Feng

2016

Vertigo au rendez-vous des amis 
Fundaciòn Pablo Atchugarry, Punta del Este, URY,
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

La Torre di Babele
ex Fabbrica Lucchesi, Prato, IT
curated by Pietro Gaglianò

Art Club #7. Mémoires d’été
Villa Medici, Rome, IT
curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto

Prototypology: An Index of Process and Mutation
Gagosian Gallery, Rome, IT
curated by Aaron Moulton

2015

Prosopopées: quand les objets prennent vie
Le Centquatre, Paris, FRA
curated by Némo Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalvès

Follia Continua!
Le Centquatre, Paris, FRA
curated by José-Manuel Gonçalvès

Signori prego si accomodino
Studio Scatturin, Venice, IT
curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto

2014

Inventari. 25 artisti dagli anni ’50 ai giorni nostri
Bonioni Arte, Reggio Emilia, IT
curated by Federico Bonioni

Non potendomi arrampicare sulle nuvole, presi per le colline
Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna Villa Valle, Vicenza, IT
curated by Eva Fabbris

About Sculpture #1
Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DEU

A Chromatic Loss
Bortolami Gallery, New York, US
curated by Jeffrey Uslip

2013

Garage Gri
MU, Eindhoven, NLD
curated by Thomas Mareck

2012

Francis Bacon e la condizione esistenziale nell’arte contemporanea
CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, IT
curated by Franziska Nori and Barbara Dawson

Art and the City. A Public Art Project
Zurich, CH
curated by Christoph Doswald

Beyond Occupied Images
Škuc Galerija, Ljubljana, SVN
curated by Tevž Logar

2011

Percorsi riscoperti dell’arte italiana nella VAF-Stiftung 1947 – 2010
MART, Trento, IT
curated by Gabriella Belli and Daniela Ferrari

Interferenze costruttive
Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture, Castelbasso, IT
curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio and Francesca Referza

Under Destruction, Chapter II
Swiss Institute, New York, US
curated by Gianni Jetzer e Chris Sharp

Broken Fall (Organic)
Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, IT
curated by Giovanni Iovane and Alessandra Pace

2010

La scultura italiana del XXI secolo
Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, IT
curated by Marco Meneguzzo

Under Destruction
Museum Tinguely, Basel, CH
curated by Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp

No Fear Beyond This Point
Galleria Galica, Milan, IT

Idoles
Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FRA

Videodrome
Autocenter, Berlin, DEU
curated by Aaron Moulton

As Soon as Possible. L’accelerazione nella società contemporanea
CCC – Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT
curated by Franziska Nori

Ottocento Veneziano. Veneziano Contemporaneo
Museo Nazionale Villa Pisani, Stra, Venice, IT
curated by Costantino D’Orazio with collaboration of Elena Forin

The Atrocity Exhibition
Feinkost, Berlin, DEU
curated by Aaron Moulton

Arcangelo Sassolino, Nedko Solakov, Chen Zhen, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Luca Pancrazzi
Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

2009

Selection
Galleria Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

Aspekte des Sammelns/Aspects of Collecting
Essl Museum, Wien, AUT

Italian Open!
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NLD
curated by Art at Work

Beyond occupied images
Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SVN
curated by Tevz Logar

Zweckgemeinschafft
Mica Moca, Berlin, DEU
curated by Art at Work

Qui è altrove. Fotografia, scultura, video e installazione
Palazzo De Sanctis, Castelbasso – exhibition organized by Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture, Teramo, IT
curated by Francesco Poli and Francesca Referza

Bunker
C4 Centro Cultura del Contemporaneo, Caldogno, Vicenza, IT

Themes and Variations
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, IT
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Arcangelo Sassolino | Arthur Duff | Alicia Martín
Galleria Galica, Milan, IT

2008

Chateau de Tokyo / Palais de Fontainebleu
Fontainebleu, FR
curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler

Visionary Colletion Vol. 6
at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, CH

Disarming Matter
Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden
curated by Chris Sharp

2007

Blind Date – Le conseguenze di Basilea
Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome
curated by Francesco Stocchi

What You See Is What You Guess / WYSIWYG
FRAC – Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain, Reims, FRA
curated by François Quentin and Alessandra Pace

Castello 1350
special project in occasion of the 52nd Biennial of Venice, IT

Ginnungagap / Pavilion of Belief
Galerie im Regierungsviertel, Berlin, DEU

… e ricomincio da tre
Studio La città, Verona, IT
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

2006

[Allestimento permanente]
C4 – Centro Cultura del Contemporaneo Caldogno, IT
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Faster! Bigger! Better! Signetwerke der Sammlungen
ZKM – Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe, DEU

2005

Per esempio. Arte contemporanea italiana dalla collezione UniCredit
MART – Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto

Il disegno della scultura contemporanea da Fontana a Paladino
Palazzo Binelli, Carrara, IT
curated by Walter Guadagnini

Material. L’arte e la materia del mondo
Gamma Due, Sassuolo, IT
curated by Marinella Paderni

Orange!
Galleria Galica, Milan, IT
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Arte oggi. Premio Agenore Fabbri – Posizioni attuali nell’arte italiana
Kunsthalle Göppingen, DEU

2004

Visioni. 20 artisti a Sant’Agostino
ex Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Bergamo, IT
curated by Annamaria Maggi

2003

AAVV: 30
Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, IT

Zilch
Galleria Artericambi, Verona, IT
curated by Alberto Zanchetta

N-E
Fondazione O’Artoteca, Milan, IT
curated by Simone Menegoi

Mito-Logica-Mente
Palazzo Clemente, Castelbasso, Teramo, IT
curated by Silvia Pegoraro

2002

Autonomie
Galleria Grossetti Arte Contemporanea, Milan, IT

Laboratorio di scultura europea
Villa La Marignana and Museo Toni Benetton
Mogliano Veneto, Treviso, IT 

2001

Materia-Niente
Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, IT
curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

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