Gianfranco Zappettini
biography

Gianfranco Zappettini was born in Genoa in 1939.

In 1962 he held his first personal exhibition in Palazzetto Rosso in Genoa and he began working in the offices of Konrad Wachsmann and, together with the German painter Winfred Gaul, he experienced the artistic environment in Germany and Holland.

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biography

Gianfranco Zappettini was born in Genoa in 1939.

In 1962 he held his first personal exhibition in Palazzetto Rosso in Genoa and he began working in the offices of Konrad Wachsmann and, together with the German painter Winfred Gaul, he experienced the artistic environment in Germany and Holland.

In 1971 he was invited to the “Arte Concreta” (Concrete Art) exhibition at the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, curated by Klaus Honnef. He participated in the main exhibitions of the Painting of those years: “Tempi di percezione” (Times of perception, Livorno, 1973), “Un future possible. Nuova Pittura” (A Possible Future – New Painting, Ferrara, 1973), “Geplante Malerei” (Münster and Milan, 1974), “Analytische Malerei” (Düsseldorf, 1975), “Concerning Painting...” (a travelling exhibition in different Dutch Museums, 1975-1976).

In 1977 he was invited to the Documenta 6 in Kassel and in 1978 he attended the “Abstraction Analytique” at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Recently his work has focused on the symbolism of the warp and woof.

In 2007, the VAF-Stiftung Foundation dedicated to him an impressive monograph curated by Volker Feierabend and Marco Meneguzzo.

 

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exhibitions

2017

Milano, Menhir Arte Contemporanea

 

2016

La Spezia, Galleria Menhir Arte Contemporanea

Torino, Galleria Mazzoleni

 

 

2015

Milano, MAAB Gallery

Pécs, Vasarely Museum Janus Pannonius

Graz, Galerie Spektra Konkret

 

2014

La Spezia, Menhir Arte Contemporanea

Lugano, Galleria Allegra Ravizza - in collaboration with MAAB Gallery, Milano

 

2013

Maab Studio d’Arte, Padova

 

2012

Lucca, Lu. C. C. A. – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

 

2010

Marina di Pietrasanta (LU), La Fabbrica dei Pinoli (Villa La Versiliana)

 

2009

Viterbo, Studio Fontaine

San Donato Milanese (MI), Museo Cascina Roma

Lecce, Galleria Atrium

Galleria Santo Ficara, Firenze

Legnago, Libreria Ferrarin Incontri d’Arte

 

2008

Firenze, Forte di Belvedere

 

2007 

Torino, Fusion Art Gallery

La Spezia, CAMec Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 

Firenze, Galleria Santo Ficara

Rottweil, Forum Kunst - with Paolo Icaro

 

2006

Udine, Galleria Plurima

Milano, Galleria Cavenaghi

 

2005

Umbertide (PG), Centro Espositivo della Rocca

Udine, Galleria Plurima

Firenze, Galleria Varart

Roma, Galleria Arco d’Alibert

 

2003

Milano, Artestudio

 

2000

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo

Livorno, Galleria Guastalla

 

1999

Milano, Artestudio

 

1998

Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce, Genova 

 

1997

Milano, Artestudio

Chiavari (GE), Palazzo Rocca

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo

 

1995

Milano, Galleria Derbylius

Milano, Artestudio

 

1994

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo

 

1992

Genova, Museo di Santa Maria di Castello

 

1990

Chiavari (GE), Palazzo Rocca

 

1988

Ivrea (TO), Emporium Arte Contemporanea

 

1985

Genova, Galleria Unimedia - with Urs Lüthi

Chiavari (GE), Palazzo Rocca

 

1984

Chiavari (GE), Galleria Cristina Busi

Alessandria, Galleria Vigato

 

1982

Rapallo (GE), Antico Castello di Rapallo

 

1981

Milano, Artra Studio

 

1980

Fara Gera d'Adda (BG), Arte Incontri Circolo Artistico

 

1979 

Bologna, Studio G 7

 

1978

Köln, Galleria Peccolo

Antwerp, Galerie Artlinie, L’aia, Den Haag I.C-.C

Milano, Artra Studio

 

1977

Milano, Studio Soldano

Genova, Galleria la Bertesca

Padova, Studio Eremitani

 

1976

Roma, Galleria Seconda Scala

Köln, Galleria Peccolo

 

1975

Münster, Westfälischer Kunstverein

Köln, Galerie Karsten, Greve

 

1974

Firenze, Galleria La Piramide

Milano, Galleria La Vinciana

Salò (BS), Centro d’Arte Santelmo

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo

Münster, Galerie December

Düsseldorf, IKI

Genova, Galleria La Polena

 

1972

Fankfurt am Main, Galerie Löhr

Detmold, Galeria Sybille Schimidt

Salò (BS), Centro d’arte Santelmo

 

1971

Livorno, Galleria Peccolo

Genova, Galleria Pourquoi Pas? (Martini and Ronchetti)

Brescia, Galleria Sincron

 

1970 

Madrid, Galleria Seiquer

 

1969

Torino, Galleria  Il Punto

Bologna, Galleria Quarantadue

 

1968

Venezia, Galleria del Cavallino

 

1967

Milano, Galleria Vismara

Bruxelles, Galerie du Disque Rouge

 

1966

Palermo, Galleria Il Chiodo

Macerata, Galleria L’Arco

 

1965

Genova, Galleria La Polena

 

1964

Verona, Galleria Ferrari

Albissola (SV), Galleria 2000

 

1962

Genova, Galleria Società per le Belle Arti

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