Arcangelo Sassolino


Italy, b.1967

Lives and works in Vicenza, Italy

Arcangelo Sassolino was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1967, where he lives and works.


Sassolino’s works and installations explore mechanical behaviours, materials and physical properties of force. Each work takes careful planning, research and results in constructions that are stunning both in terms of their sheer physicality (material density, mechanical precision) and the forces (gravity, pressure, friction) which are applied by or to an object. The tension and the expectation that come with the awareness of risk, play a huge role in the viewers experience, together with a strong unique aesthetic.


Arcangelo Sassolino had solo presentations at Palais de Tokyo in Paris (2008), at MACRO Museum in Rome (2011), with a special mention to the enviromental project presented in Z33 Center for Contemporary Art in Hasselt (2010) and in the context of Art and The City in Zurich (2012).


His works were shown also in public institutions and collections at MART Museum in Rovereto and at Guggenheim Collection in Venice, FRAC Museum Regional of Reims, Autocenter and Mica Moca in Berlin, Tinguely Museum Basel, CCC Strozzina in Florence, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa in Venice, Kunsthalle in Goppingen, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro in Milano.


In January 2016 his solo exhibitions will be held at CAM/Contemporary Art Museum in Saint Louis, curated by Jeffrey Uslip and at Frankfurter Kunstverein in Frankfurt, curated by Franziska Nori.

Selected solo exhibitions

Fragilissimo, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, ITA Arcangelo Sassolino, Villa Medici, Roma, ITA

Confitti, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, DEU
The Way We Were, Galleria Continua/Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FRA Warped Matter, Curved Time, Pearl Lam Gallery, Hong Kong

Matter revealed, Repetto Gallery, London UK, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Canto V, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT
Damnatio Memoriae, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DEU
Mechanisms of Power, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, DEU curated by Franziska Nori Not Human, CAM Museum, St. Louis, USA curated by Jefrey Uslip

Arcangelo Sassolino, Villa Pisani Bonetti, Lonigo, IT curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

Piccolo Animismo, MACRO Museum, Rome, IT

Arcangelo Sassolino, Nicola Von Senger, Zurich, CHE Time Tomb, Z33, Hasselt, BEL
Qui e ora, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, IT

SUPERDOME, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FRA curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler Critical Mass, Galerie Feinkost, Berlin, DEU

Selected group exhibitions

The only stable thing, Palazzo Contarini, Venezia, ITA curated by Lucia Longhi
Artistic Intelligence, Kunstverein, Hannover, DEU, curated by Sergey Harutoonian

Artistes & Robots, Grand Palais, Paris, FRA,
curated by Laurence Bertrand Dorl and Jéròme Neutres

The Trasported Man, Broad Art Museum, MSU, East Lansing, USA, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler
Porto Marghera 100, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, IT, curated by Gabriella Belli

Vertigo, Fundaciòn Pablo Atchugarry, Punta del Este, URY, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero
La Torre di Babele, ex Fabbrica Lucchesi, Prato, IT
Art Club # 7, Villa Medici, Rome, IT

curated by Franziska Nori
Prototypology, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, IT, curated by Aaron Moulton
A Chromatic Loss, Bortolami Gallery, New York, USA, curated by Jefrey Uslip

About Sculpture # 1, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, DEU

Garage Gri, MU, Eindhoven, NLD, curated by Thomas Mareck

Francis Bacon e la condizione esistenziale nell’arte contemporanea,
CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Firenze, IT,
curated by Franziska Nori and Barbara Dawson
Art and the city, Zurich, CHE, curated by Christoph Doswald2011Percorsi riscoperti dell’arte italiana nella VAF- Stiftung 1947 – 2010, MART, Trento, IT, curated by Gabriella Belli and Daniela Ferrari
Interferenze costruttive, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz per le Arti e le Culture, Castelbasso, IT
Under Destruction, Swiss Institute, New York, USA, curated by Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer

Sphères 3 2010, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le Chatel, FRA
La scultura Italiana del XXI secolo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, IT, curated by Marco Meneguzzo
Under Destruction, Tinguely Museum, Basel, CHE, curated Chris Sharp and Gianni Jetzer
Videodrome, Autocenter, Berlin, DEU
Ottocento Veneziano. Veneziano Contemporaneo, Museo Nazionale Villa Pisani, Stra (VE), IT
Idoles, Galleria Continua / Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FRA
As Soon As Possible, CCC Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, IT,
curated by Franziska Nori2009Aspekte des sammelns, Essl Museum, Wien, AUT
Italian Open!, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, NLD, curated by Art at Work
Beyond occupied images, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, SVN, curated by Tevz Logar
Zweckgemeinschaft, Micamoca, Berlin, DE, curated by Art at Work
Themes and Variations, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, IT curated by Luca Massimo Barbero
Duf | Martìn | Sassolino, Galleria Galica, Milan, IT2008Disarming Matter, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden, curated by Chris Sharp
Chateau de Tokyo / Palais de Fontainebleu, Fontainebleu, FR curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler
Visionary Colletion Vol. 6, at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, CHE2007What You See is What You Get, FRAC, Rheims, FRA curated by Francois Quentin and Alessandra Pace
Ginnunggagap, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, IT
... e ricomincio da tre, Studio La città, Verona, IT

Faster!Bigger!Better!, ZKM, Karlsruhe, DE

Premio A.Fabbri, Kunsthalle Göppingen, DE


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