Gianni Piacentino

(1945 – Coazze (Turin), Italy)

Gianni Piacentino begins his career with the Povera Art group, in the mid-1960s, He leaves the group very early to dedicate himself to create prototypes of two-and three-wheeled vehicles with industrial materials. These sculptures with geometric shapes made in painted and varnished wood developed an original painting technique.

His works have been exhibited in Europe since 1966 in public spaces such as Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid; Gallery of Modern Art of Bologna and Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome; National Gallery of Berlin, Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen and Museum am Ostwall in Dortmund; PS1 in New York as well as numerous private galleries. In 1977 he was invited to participate in Documenta 6 and in 1993 at the XLV Biennale of Venice. His works are part of the permanent collections of Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Turin and Reggio Emilia Museum, Power Institute of Fine Arts in Sidney (Australia), National Gallery of Berlin and Neuen Museums Weserburg, Bremen.

Gianni Piacentino
Gianni Piacentino - All Metal Frame Vehicle M71_13-14

Gianni Piacentino, Nickel Frame vehicle with aluminum triangle tank and wheels_model 71, I, 2013-2014
Nickel-plated steel tube, aluminuim, polished aluminium (Anticorodal 6082), polished aluminium (Anticorodal 6082) on wood ,72.8 x 339 x 21 cm (assembled in 4 pieces)

Gianni Piacentino, Trans-chrome dull violet inclined window
Gianni Piacentino, Trans-chrome dull violet inclined window (Model ’67), 2017, Chrome paint on Acrylic enamel on wood, 130 x 60 x 25 cm
MC.72_METAL_2 (lightened) DARK BLUE, 2020-2021

Recent works 2019-2021

October 12 – December 11, 2021

Gianni Piacentino - Works @ galleria mucciaccia roma

WORKS 1966-2017

03 March – 24 June 2018

Piacentino Works, Catalogue

WORKS 1966-2017

24 November 2017 – 15 January 2018

Nicola De Maria, Regno dei fiori, 1985, tecnica mista su tela, 100 x 80



Piacentino Works, Catalogue


Exhibition Catalogue, edited by Francesca Pola
Published by Carlo Cambi Editore

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