1/32 Museo MA*GA, Gallarate
2/32 Vota comunista #01, 2016, oil on canvas, cm 80x100.
3/32 Untitled 15#02, 2015, oil on canvas, cm 80x70.
4/32 Guerre Pace, 2015, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
5/32 Guerre Pace, 2015, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
6/32 Guerre Pace, 2015, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
7/32 Bandiera (flag) #11, 2014, oil and collage on canvas, cm 80x100.
8/32 Bandiera (flag) #16, 2014, oil and acrylic on canvas, cm 70x80.
9/32 The Dead #2, 2014, oil on canvas, cm 22 x 30.
10/32 UFO, 2013, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
11/32 UFO, 2013, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia
12/32 UFO, 2013, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
13/32 Withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, 2013, oil on canvas, cm 252 x 369, exhibition view at Centro per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato 2013.
14/32 Et in Arcadia Ego, 2007-2009, oil on plastic, ∅22,8 x 2,5 cad. variable dimension exhibition view at Centro per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, 2013
15/32 untitled 12#16, 2012, oil on canvas, cm 30 x 35 .
16/32 untitled 12#13, 2012, oil on canvas, cm 45 x 40.
17/32 A painting cycle, Nomas Foundation, Rome, 2012, installation view (Photo: Giuliano Pastori)
18/32 Il Ritorno del Reale e Altri Imprevisti The Return of the Real & Other Unexpected Events, 2011, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
19/32 Untitled 11#9, 2011 oil and acrylic on canvas, cm 160x130.
20/32 s.t. (10#11), 2010, oil on canvas, cm 160 x 130.
21/32 Found Footage #56, 2009, oil on canvas, cm 40 x 50.
22/32 La felicità non fa racconto, 2009, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
23/32 La felicità non fa racconto, 2009, exhibition view, SpazioA, Pistoia.
24/32 Allegoria, 2009, oil and acrylics on canvas, cm 280 x 380.
25/32 Il caso Charms, 2009, oil and acrylics on canvas, variable size.
26/32 Il caso Charms, 2009, oil and acrylics on canvas, cm 45 x 40.
27/32 Carcere, 2009, oil and acrylics on canvas, cm 30 x 35.
28/32 the domain of painting #50, 2009, oil on printed paper (Artforum ads pages), cm 26 x 26 .
29/32 s.t., 2008, oil on canvas, cm 160x130.
30/32 INNEN + AUSSEN (interno + esterno), 2008, oil on canvas, cm 160x130.
31/32 Senza titolo, 2007, oil on canvas, 3 elements, cm 190x110 each.
32/32 Senza titolo (dalla serie D'après), 2005, oil on canvas, cm 70 x 60.
LUCA BERTOLO

biography PDF
 

Born 1968 Milan, Italy

Lives and works in Seravezza, Italy

 
EDUCATION
 
1994 – 1998    Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan IT
1987 – 1992    Degree Course in Computer Science, Università Statale di Milan, IT
1987 – 1989    School of Appliad Arts, Course in Illustration, Milan, IT
 
 
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 
2016
If Anything, Marc Foxx Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
 
2015
Guerre Pace, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
 
2014
Uno più uno uguale tre, a project by Ettore Favini, Museo Archeologico, Cremona, IT
 
2013
UFO,SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
 
2012
A Painting Cycle, curated by Cecilia Canziani e Ilaria Gianni, Nomas Foundation, Roma, IT
Six tips for ageing with grace, Arcade, London, UK
 
2011
Il Ritorno del Reale e Altri Imprevisti / The Return of the Real & Other Unexpected Events, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
 
2009
La felicità non fa racconto, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
L’INVERNO ESISTE PROVE ED ESEMPI, Mars – Milano Artist Run Space, Milano, IT
The Domain of Painting, Arcade, London, UK
 
2007
La vita degli animali. Introduzione #1 (with Chiara Camoni), curated by F. Pasini, Assab One, Milano, IT
 
2006
La Repubblica delle Donne, Galleria De March, Milano, IT
TreStanzeSpazioA, SpazioA gallery, Pistoia, IT
 
2005
Pastelli su carta, A+M Bookstore, Milano, IT
 
2003
Galleria De March, Milano, IT
 
2002
Galleria De March, Legnano, IT
 
1999
Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, DE
 
 
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 
2016
Raccontare il presente – opere del premio Gallaratecurated by Emma Zanella e Alessandro Castiglioni, Italian Cultural Institute, London, UK
Urban Mining, Rigenerazioni Urbane, XXV Premio Internazionale Arti Visive città di Gallarate, Museo MA*GA, Gallarate, IT
Face to Face, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT
 
2015
Recto Verso, Fondazione Prada, Milano, IT
Ri-pensare il medium: il fantasma del disegno, curated by Cristiana Collu and Saretto Cincinelli, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno (IT)
Anna Barham , Luca Bertolo , John Wallbank, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Gent, BE
Club of Matinee Idolz, Co2, Torino, IT
 
2014
Zig Zag. Annegret Hoch – Luca Bertolo, Städtische Galerie Cordonhaus Cham, Cham, DE
I baffi del bambino, curated by Luca Bertolo, Lucie Fontaine, Milano, IT
Luca Bertolo, Alessandra Spranzi, Arcade, London, UK
Krobylos. Un groviglio di segni, da Parmigianino a Kentridge, curated by Alessandra Bigi Iotti, Marinella Paderni, Massimo Pulini, and Giulio Zavatta, Biennale Disegno Rimini, Rimini, IT
 
2013
Souvenir, organised by Lucie Fontaine, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FR
Fig. 2: Natura Morta, curated by Cecilia Canziani & Ilaria Gianni, GNAM, Roma, IT
Picasso D’Oro, Studio VP93, Milano, IT
La Figurazione Inevitabile curated by Marco Bazzini e Davide Ferri, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea L. Pecci, Prato, IT
FUORI POSTO, curated by Pier Luigi Tazzi, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, IT
 
2012
Altra Natura, a project curated by Stefano Pezzato, Museo Pecci, Milano, IT
 
2011
Senza di te, che sarei mai io?, curated by A. Bruciati, Dimora Guado dell’Arciduca, Nogaredo al Torre, IT
Difetto come indizio del desiderio, curated by A. Bruciati, NEON Campobase, Bologna, IT
Alarums and Excursions, curated by E. Crenson e A. Alic, Front Room Gallery, NY
Meriggio a Carignano, curated by Ludovico Pratesi, Villa, Carignano, IT
FuseWorks Multiples and Editions, University Galleries, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, USA
 
2010
ort/da, curated by Alis Filiol, CARS, Omegna, IT
The Library of Babel / In and Out of Place, curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, 176 / Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK
Festa mobile, curated by Davide Ferri e Antonio Grulli, Bologna, IT
HOTELPUPIK – Lieblingspositionen, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, DE
Impresa pittura, curated by Raffaele Gavarro, CIAC, Centro Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Castello Colonna di Genazzano, Roma, IT
 
2009
Fuse Works, Multiples and Editions, Front Room Gallery, Brooklin, New York, USA
Glad to invite you, curated by Gian Paolo Striano, Mostra d’oltremare, Napoli, IT
No More Than a Point of View, curated by A. Mosca, Prague Biennale, CZ
Im03, l’immagine sottile, curated by A. Bruciati, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Contemporanea di Monfalcone, Gorizia, IT
Italian Genius Now, curated by M. Bazzini, Macro Future, Roma, IT
 
2008
One or three ways to turn on the light, Villa Sträuli – Winterthur, Zürich, DE
Via Amati 13, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT
Falling from an apple tree by mistake, curated by R. Selvaggio, Wilde Gallery, Berlin, DE
A Colour Box,featuring Len Lye, Arcade, London, UK
Manual CC – Instruction for Beginners and Advanced Players, a project by D. Bienert, D. Drechsel, M. Sorbello, A. Weitzel, uqbar, Berlin, DE
Italian Genius Now, curated by M. Bazzini, Korean Design Centre, Seoul, KR
Istituto Italiano di Cultura Tokyo, Bao Tang My Thuat Viet Nam, JP
Multiples & Editions, vol. 2, The Front Room Gallery, New York, USA
Fuori ConTesto, curated by D. Filardo, G. Giannuizzi, C. Guida, public spaces of Bologna, Milano, Rovereto, IT
Sottile, curated by F. Di Nardo, Undo.Net
 
2007
Nessuna Paura. Arte dall’Italia dopo il 2000, curated by M. Bazzini, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Pecci, Prato, IT
PointingPainting, curated by A. Mugnaini, SpazioA gallery, Pistoia, IT
 
2006
Uscita Pistoia, SpazioA contemporanearte, Pistoia, IT
 
2005
By Artificial Resemblance: Portraits from Four Centuries, curated by E. Crenson, The Front Room Gallery, New York, USA
Fuori Posto – Berlino, curated by M. Sorbello, Villa delle Rose (GAM), Bologna, IT
 
2004
Cantieri dell’arte, curated by A. Madesani, Ex Cartiere Binda, Milano, IT
Hic et Nunc, San Vito al Tagliamento, IT
Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin, DE
 
2003
Sedici pittori a Berlino, ex Consolato Cecoslovacco, Berlin, DE
 
2002
Five (un)ambiguous statements upon distance and beauty, curated by M. Dantini, Galleria De March, Legnano, IT
 
2001
Offene Ateliers in der Schulstrasse, Münster, DE
 
2000
Die blaue Begeisterung, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, DE
 
1999
UTZ, curated by M. Dantini, Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, IT
Galerie Kühn, Berlin, DE
 
 
AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES
 
2008    Artist in Residence, Villa Sträuli, Winterthur, Swiss
2007    Artist in Residence, Schrattenberg beim St Lorenz, Austria
2005    Artist in Residence Programm, Bundeskanzleramt, Wien
2001    Annual grant, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York
 
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY
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