Peola Simondi Arte Contemporanea

December 16, 2015 - January 13, 2016

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Fatma Bucak’s second solo exhibition.

Born in eastern Turkey and identifying as both Kurdish and Turkish, Fatma Bucak creates art that continues a life-long negotiation and interrogation of the ideological and conceptual conditions of border landscapes. Her films, photographs, and installations emerge from and perpetuate the liminality of borders. The title of her exhibition Nothing is in its own place speaks to her confrontation of the contingency of border spaces and the tenuous interdependency that resides within them.

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September 25 - December 5, 2015

June 26 - September 16, 2015

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present the second solo exhibition of artist Eva Frapiccini.

Frapiccini’s work explores the influence and the lasting effects of political and cultural conditioning in the processes of the creation of memory. Her works often come from knowledge of and personal experience in countries disrupted by political events, to explore the theme of identity and its invisible forms of expression.

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April 17 - June 20, 2015

curated by Clara Sofia Rosenberg

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Codri Earthquake. The exhibition, which is the solo debut of Moldovan artist Victoria Stoian, is the result of her collaboration with Clara Sofia Rosenberg, who has provided theoretical support to Victoria’s work for several years. Ever since they met in 2009 at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Turin, Victoria and Clara Sofia have successfully managed to complement the former’s pictorial pursuit with the latter’s activity as an art critic. 

Codri Earthquake

The theme of Victoria Stoian’s exhibition is the absence of a stable point of reference. As the title suggests, the works represent the chaos and the instability produced by a natural catastrophe, more precisely the earthquake that hit Moldavia in 2011.

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February 19 - April 3, 2015

Cosimo Veneziano’s first personal exhibition at Galleria Alberto Peola features the artworks he has produced over the last four years in the course of various residential projects, from  Colombia, at the Lugar centre in Dudas, thanks to the Resò*, to Italy, with C.A.R.S. (Omegna), and the Association L’Ospite Inatteso - Castello InMovimento (Massa Carrara).

The works on display are the result of the artist’s exploration of the medium of sculpture and of drawing. The works bear a strong relationship to the places in which they were created and they investigate body gestures and the monumental structures in relation to the materials they are made of. The various materials, from marble to resin, from 3D print to wood, give rise to the multifarious sculptural itinerary of the exhibition. At every stage, the viewer is made to reflect on the process whereby imagination deviates from reality, as well as on possible ways to escape homologation.  

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November 11 - December 23, 2014

  • Giorgio e Walter de Silva

Alberto Peola Gallery is pleased to present Tanzen, by Giorgio and Walter de Silva.

The two brothers are both professional designers – Walter is internationally renowned for his achievements in the automobile industry as well as in the industrial products sector, and Giorgio is a commercial artist. One summer night they resolved to engage in a very unusual art form, one which Giorgio developed as early as the 1980s.

Tanzen consists of installations made of cardboard and paper, carbon and metal, fragments of all kinds, the most diverse objects which, once assembled, become bodies surrounded by a magical, occult halo. Pieces of writing and of buildings as well as frames within which chaos – made of cut-out pictures, Dinki Toys, marbles, broken glass, rusty relics – transforms itself into a temple celebrating heroes, circus artists, emperors and princesses, saints, athletes and weird creatures – myths invented by two skilful players with a knack for gambling who wish to escape from the modern world. 

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September 25 - October 31, 2014

Alberto Peola is pleased to present the second solo exhibition by American artist Marguerite Kahrl with the gallery.

An unusual invention by any standard. The series Noble Savages by Marguerite Kahrl, inspired by Goya’s Los Caprichos (a series of eighty etchings published in 1799), are busts celebrating monstrous figures, not in marble as might be supposed, but in stuffed hemp fabric, a humble cloth made from a plant  that until quite recently was grown in many areas of Italy. Ever monsters, but soft monsters whose ears can be affectionately tweaked, they are in a strange way comforting, rendered homely by the rough, handwoven material. These are domestic monsters, tamed and placed on pedestals a little too slender to suggest solidity, and they observe the world with a blind eye, squinting benignly with their lumpy features and lopsided grins.

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June 5 - July 18, 2014