Piero Gilardi
biography

Piero Gilardi was born in Turin in 1942, where he lives and works.
In 1963 he held his first one-man show, entitled Machines for the future. In 1965 he created his first pieces in polyurethane foam and exhibited them in Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam and New York. As from 1968 he stopped producing regular art works to engage in the new artistic trends of the late ’60s. Arte Povera, Land Art and Antiform Art. He took part in setting up the first two international exhibitions of the new trends at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and at the Bern Kunsthalle.

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biography

Piero Gilardi was born in Turin in 1942, where he lives and works.
In 1963 he held his first one-man show, entitled Machines for the future. In 1965 he created his first pieces in polyurethane foam and exhibited them in Paris, Brussels, Cologne, Hamburg, Amsterdam and New York. As from 1968 he stopped producing regular art works to engage in the new artistic trends of the late ’60s. Arte Povera, Land Art and Antiform Art. He took part in setting up the first two international exhibitions of the new trends at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and at the Bern Kunsthalle.
In 1969 he started a long trans-cultural experience to conceptually analyse and practise the “Art/Life” combination. As political activist and animator of youth culture, he organised several experiences of collective creativity on urban and “world” fringes, such as Nicaragua, Indian Reserves in the USA and Africa.
In 1981 he resumed his activity in the art world an exhibited installations, accompanied by creative public workshops. In 1985 he started and artistic research project with new technologies with the elaboration of the IXIANAproject (which was presented at the Parc de la Villette in Paris). This work consisted of a technological park in which the public could artistically experiment with digital technologies.
During the ’90s he developed a series of multimedia interactive installations with an intense international activity. Along with Claude Faure and Piotr Kowalski, he formed the International Association Ars Technica. He presides over the international association “Ars Technica” which has promoted two Arslab exhibitions of neo-technological art in Turin (Arslab. Metodi ed Emozioni in 1992, Arslab, I Sensi del Virtuale in 1995, Arslab. I labirinti del corpo in gioco in 1999). He has published two books of theoretical reflection about his varied forms of research: Dall’arte alla vita, dalla vita all’arte (From art to life, from life to art), La Salamandra, Milano 1981 and Not for Sale, Mazzotta, Milano 2000 and Les Presses du reel, Dijon 2003. He writes articles for a number of different art magazines such as Juliet and Flash Art.
He had promoted the project of PAV – Parco Arte Vivente (Living Art Park opened in the 2008 in Turin) which will contain a compendium of all his experiences concerning the relationship between Nature/Culture.

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exhibitions

2020

Paris, Galerie Michel Rein, Dalla natura all'arte

 

2018

Livorno, Galleria Giraldi, Piero Gilardi. La tempesta perfetta

 

 

2017

Carrara, Accademia di Belle Art, Piero Gilardi. Estetiche dell’Antropocene

Roma, MAXXI – Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo, Nature Forever

Torino, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti, Piero Gilardi. Tappeti natura

 

2016

Cannobio, Palazzo Parasi, Piero Gilardi. Natura lacustre

Torino, GAM – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e contemporanea, Piero Gilardi – May days in Turin

 

2014

Torino, Galleria Guido Costa Project, Mezzo secolodi ecologia della mente

 

2013

Nottingham, Nottingham Contemporary Art, Effetti collaborativi

Torino, PAV – Parco Arte Vivente, Piero Gilardi. Recent work 2008-2013

Alessandria, Galleria Soave, Piero Gilardi

Caserta, Aarte – Gruppo Art&Co, Piero Gilardi. Oltre la natura

Salerno, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Piero Gilardi. Percorsi di natura dagli anni ’60 agli anni 2000

 

2012

Torino, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti, Piero Gilardi. Supernatura. Paesaggi litici

Firenze, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Piero Gilardi / Omar Ronda. Supernatura

Eindhoven, Van Abbemuseum; Rivoli, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea del Castello di Rivoli, Effetti Collaborativi

 

2010

Tours, CCC - Centre Creation Contemporaine, La leçon des choses

San Benedetto del Tronto, Galleria Genus, Piero Gilardi. Tra le pieghe della natura

Lucca, LU.C.C.A. – Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, Piero Gilardi / Steve McCurry. Time after time

Milano, Galleria Asso di quadri, Piero Gilardi. Incontri

Roma, Galleria Russo, Piero Gilardi. Incontri

Bergamo, Galleria Manzoni, Piero Gilardi. Tappeti natura

 

2009

Brescia, Galleria Colossi, Marine delle Canarie

Paris, Galerie Semiose

Milano, Galleria Ca’ di Fra’, Piero Gilardi. Tappeti natura

 

2008

Modena, Galleria Modena Arte, Il suono della natura

Torino, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti, Opere storiche

 

2007

Saronno, Il Chiostro Artecontemporanea, Piero Gilardi. Il non luogo e nostalgia dell’Eden

 

2006

Roma, Galleria Russo, Piero Gilardi. Natura ricreata

Modena, Galleria Civica, Interdipendenze

 

2005

Firenze, Galleria Santo Ficara, Un percorso di antura

Torino, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti, Bianca Natura

 

2004

Ravenna, Galleria Poggi, One man show

 

2003

Milano, Galleria Vinciana, Giardini

Torino, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti, Il giardino di Dionisio

 

2001

Genova, Galleria Il Vicolo, Acqua virtuale

Pietrasanta, Galleria Astuni, Scoglio Bretone

Paris,Galerie Cristiani-Pron, Scoglio Lunare

 

2000

Livorno, Galleria Guastalla, Acqua Virtuale

 

1999

Ravenna, Loggetta Lombardesca

 

1998

Brescia, Galleria Massimo Minimi, General Intellect

 

1997

Roma, Galleria Alice Altri lavori in corso, Paesaggi sonori

Biella, Galleria Dialoghi, Paesaggi sonori

Terni, Galleria Ronchini, Natura umbra

Milano, Galleria B & D, Elements

 

1996

Firenze, Galleria Santo Ficara, Opere multimediali

 

1995

Milano, Associazione Culturale Contemporanea, Hortus conclusus

Bergamo, Galleria Fumagalli 

 

1994

Torino, Galleria Alberto Peola, Tappeti Natura

 

1993

Terni, Studio Duomo, Tappeti Natura

Milano, Studio Spaggiari

 

1992

Casale Monferrato, Galleria Costa

 

1991

Paris, Galerie Di Meo, Gilardi

New York, Sperone Westwater Gallery, Inverosimile

Trento, Studio d’Arte Raffaelli

 

1990

Firenze, Salone Villa Romana

Firenze, Galleria Santo Ficara

Roma, Galleria

 

1989

Milano, Studio Toselli

Milano, Studio Marconi, Stop Pollution

Paris, Musée de Arts Décoratifs, Le project IXIANA

 

1988

Paris, Galerie Lara Vincy

 

1987

Lecco, Galleria Giuli

Roma, Galleria dei Banchi nuovi

Bruxelles, Galerie Lucien Bilinelli

Torino, Galleria Eva Menzio

 

1986

Milano, Galleria Seno

Roma, Galleria Pio Monti

 

1985

Ferrara, Palazzo dei Diamanti

Ferrara, Palazzo Massari, Padiglione d’arte contemporanea, Falchi e colombe

 

1984

Milano, Galleria Toselli

 

1982

Torino, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Tappeti natura

 

1981

Torino, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Tappeti natura

 

1980

Torino, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Tappeti natura

 

1979

Como, Galleria Serre Ratti

 

1976

Verona, Galleria La Nuova Città

 

1974

Milano, Galleria Plura, Tappeti natura

 

1967

Paris, Galerie Ileana Sonnabend, Tappeti natura

Torino, Piper Club, Tappeti natura e vestiti-natura

Bruxelles, Galleria Aujourd’hui, Tappeti natura

Milano, Galleria Sperone, Rotoli di tappeto-natura

Hamburg, Galerie Neuendorf, Tappeti natura

Köln, Galerie Zwirner, Tappeti natura

Venezia, Galleria del Leone, Tappeti natura

New York, Fischbach Gallery, Tappeti natura

Amsterdam, Galerie Michery, Tappeti natura

Bologna, Galleria La Nuova Loggia, Rotoli di Tappeto natura

 

1966

Torino, Galleria Sperone, Tappeti natura

 

1963

Torino, Circolo dell’Associazione Partigiani Autonomi del Piemonte

Torino, Galleria L’Immagine, Macchine per il futuro

 

1962

Pinerolo, Galleria Rege Santiano

 

1959

Torino, Galleria Cassiopea

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