Roberto Almagno
biography

Roberto Almagno was born in Aquino in 1954. Having moved to Rome while very young, from 1968 to 1971 he became, first, a pupil of Giuseppe Mazzullo and then, at the Rome academy of art, of Pericle Fazzini who was to have a determining influence on his interests and on the development of his work.

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biography

Roberto Almagno was born in Aquino in 1954. Having moved to Rome while very young, from 1968 to 1971 he became, first, a pupil of Giuseppe Mazzullo and then, at the Rome academy of art, of Pericle Fazzini who was to have a determining influence on his interests and on the development of his work.

In 1975 he took part in the “X Quadriennale di Roma” and, in 1976, he held his first solo show in Livorno, where he presented five sculptures in iron and stone, and twenty-five drawings.

In 1980 he gave up figurative stone sculpture in order to devote himself to experimental researches which were to lead him to arrive at his own personal style. Dating from this period was his highly personal choice, one which was to continue uninterrupted, of the use of a single material: wood. The debut of this new research was in his solo show in 1992 at the Gallerie L’Isola in Rome.

In 1994 he took part in the 46th Premio Michetti competition  where he won first prize with his sculpture Malena. From this point on his exhibitions proliferated with positive results.

In 2006 he installed his work Sciamare, notable for its nobility and dimensions, in the Sala Regia of Palazzo Venezia, Rome. This work consists of 25 wooden elements sprinkled with ashes and it occupied the whole surface of the immense room: his standing as one of the most significant Italian sculptors of his generation no doubt dates from this moment.

In 2010 he took part in Shanghai Expo, a section of the 2010 Universal Exhibition.

He held his first solo exhibitions in London, in 2012, and in New York, in 2015.

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exhibitions

2017

Wien, Galerie Frey

 

2016

Milano, MAAB Gallery

Lisboa, Istituto Italiano di Cultura

 

2015

London, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery

New York, Casa Italiana Zerilli – Marimò

Salzburg, Galerie Frey

Roma, Liceo Tasso, Memoria

 

2013

Strasbourg, Istituto Italiano di Cultura

 

2012

Roma, Museo Carlo Bilotti

London, Rosenfeld Porcini Gallery

 

2010

Milano, Galleria Morone

Roma, Galleria Edieuropa

 

2008

Assisi, Museo Pericle Fazzini

Roma, Galleria Il Segno

Padova, Galleria Fioretto Arte

Roma, Archivio Crispolti

 

2007

Roma, Galleria Mara Coccia

Roma, Liceo Artistico Ripetta e Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Aula Magna

 

2006

Orvieto, Duomo

Roma, Palazzo Venezia

 

2005

Roma, Valadier design jewels

 

2003

Pietrasanta, Galleria La Subbia

 

2002

Todi, Associazione Culturale Extra Moenia 

 

2001

Matera, Circolo La Scaletta

 

2000

Ferrara, Palazzo Massari

Roma, Galleria Mara Coccia

 

1999

Roma, Spazio Musumeci Greco, Roberto Almagno. Sculture e disegni

 

1998

Pietrasanta, Studio d’Arte La Subbia

 

1997

Roma, Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza”, Museo Laboratorio d’Arte Contemporanea

 

1994

Roma, Galleria L’Isola

 

1992

Roma, Galleria L’Isola

 

1976

Livorno, Galleria Arte Idee

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