Francesco Arecco

Biography

Francesco Arecco

Artwork

" The sculpture of Arecco says: I exist. "

Biography

Research

He has the strength of the carpenter, the dignity of the stonemasons. His sculpture doesn't fear the large size, but knows how to put the thought in small objects hanging your attention, if you want it. His works often need to be observed with the nose in the sky, because they crouch (up) on the ceilings of galleries, houses, museums and urban landscapes. Trojan Horses, his works intend the curiosity as a mean and end of a sculpture that find his sense with the look of the viewer. His sculpture thickens an eclectic, markedly versatile character, and open-mindness to the other that affirms the impossibility of being individual without the group. The sculpture of Arecco says: I exist.


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


Education
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 exhibitions

  • Nascondimento, site-specific installation, air raid galleries, Kranj, Slovenija, November 2013, catalogue edited by Matteo Galbiati
  • Arca e Nascondimento, permanent installation, Fondazione Orestiadi, Gibellina (TP), May 2013, catalogue edited by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Matteo Galbiati, Giorgia Salerno, with texts of Francesca Corrao, Enzo Fiammetta, Giorgio Massarotto, Giuseppina Panza di Biumo
  • Arca e Nascondimento, site-specific installation, Chiesa dei SS.mi Agata e Carlo, Reggio nell’Emilia, 10 - 25 November 2012, catalogue edited by Matteo Galbiati
  • Arca e Naviglio, site-specific installation, Palazzo Giureconsulti, Milano, Opening of the Communication Week, October 2012, catalogue edited by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Matteo Galbiati, Kevin McManus
  • Nascondimento, site-specific installation, Chiesa di S. Giuseppe and Burella casa Piazzoni, Festival Comodamente, Vittorio Veneto (TV), 8-10 September 2012, catalogue edited by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Matteo Galbiati
  • Arca, site-specific installation and performance, bosco dei Cappuccini, Gubbio, 7-8 June 2012, catalogue edited by Matteo Galbiati
  • Arca, site-specific installation and performance, Parco dell’Arte Vivente, Torino, 19 May 2012, , catalogue edited by Michele Tavola

 Group exhibitions

  • Immagini d’io, Tam Tam - Triennale di Milano, December 2013
  • Riflessioni sul corpo e sul sacro, Galleria S. Fedele, Milano, December 2013, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J, Ilaria Bignotti and others
  • Ri-nascere, to come and to come back to life in ancient and contemporary art, Biella Museum (BI), November 2013, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J and Irene Finiguerra
  • E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: l’approdo, ex Abbey of. Remigio, Parodi Ligure (AL), September 2013
  • E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: l’approdo, Galleria S. Fedele, Milano, May 2013, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J, Michele Tavola and others
  • Rebus naturae, ex Ospedale Soave, Codogno (LO), May 2013, catalogue edited by Maria Chiara Cardini
  • E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: il viaggio, Galleria S. Fedele, Milano, May 2012, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J, Michele Tavola and others
  • Con gli occhi alle stelle, Fondazione Lercaro, Bologna, April 2012, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J, Ilaria Bignotti, Matteo Galbiati, Kevin McManus, Francesca Passerini, Michele Tavola and others
  • Il nome segreto delle cose, double solo with Giancarlo Soldi, Welink, Torino, December 2011, catalogue edited by Kevin McManus
  • Luoghi del sacro, Galleria S. Fedele, Milano, October 2011, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J., Kevin McManus and others
  • Guerrieri Rizzardi prize - Fondazione Canova, Barchessa Rambaldi, Bardolino (VR), September 2011  E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: dove sono?, Abbey of S. Remigio, Parodi Ligure (AL), September 2011
  • E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle: dove sono?, Gallery S. Fedele, Milano, May 2011, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J., Kevin McManus and others
  • Arte, musica e birra, Gallery Bianconi, Milano, May 2011
  • Il segreto dello sguardo, Gallery S. Fedele, Milano, May 2010, catalogue edited by Andrea Dall'Asta S.J., and others  

    Awards
     
  • Sculpture Network Prize, within a group of 6 sculptors, edited by Ilaria Bignotti,      2013 (Munchen) 
  • Rigamonti prize, Fondazione Artivisive S. Fedele 2013 (Milano) 
  • Special mention of the Jury at Guerrieri Rizzardi Prize - Canova Foundation 2011 (Negrar, VR) 
  • Special mention of the Jury at Nocivelli Prize 2011 (Verolanuova, Brescia)
  • Special mention of the Jury at Premio Giovani Artisti, Fondazione S. Fedele 2011 (Milano)
Public art

  • Nascondimento, acquisition by Kranj Municipality, Slovenija, November 2013
  • Nascondimento, acquisition by Codogno (LO) Municipality, May 2013 
  • Arca, site-specific permanent installation, Fondazione Orestiadi, Gibellina (TP), vernissage: May 13, 2013
Bibliography
  • Catalogues with critical texts by Ilaria Bignotti, Pietro Caccia Dominioni, Chiara Cardini, Francesca Corrao, Andrea Dall’Asta S.I., Enzo Fiammetta, Matteo Galbiati, Flaminio Gualdoni, Kevin McManus, Francesca Passerini, Giorgia Salerno, Michele Tavola
  • Catalogue edited by Flaminio Gualdoni, Galleria Bianconi, Milano, 2010

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