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.