Gianni Asdrubali - profile

Gianni Asdrubali/ Giovanni Asdrubali

Italy 1955

Abstract Art

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Gianni Asdrubali
Giovanni Asdrubali
Male
Italy
1955
December 13, 2015

Gianni Asdrubali is an Italian abstract painter, best known for his large-scale works painted on either canvas or wall. Born in 1955 in Tuscania, a small town in the Lazio Region, the artist was a member of Astrazione Povera – an artistic movement active in the early 1980s in Italian art scene. This movement, theorized and defined by critic Filiberto Menna in 1985, also included artists such as Antonio Capaccio, Bruno Querci, Lucia Romualdi, Mariano Rossano, and Rocco Salvia. During this period, the artist had his very first exhibition at the La salita gallery in Rome, and gallery Artra in Milan.

Asdrubali’s large-scale abstractions are painted on either canvas or wall

Gianni Asdrubali - Eroica, 1988
Gianni Asdrubali – Eroica, 1988

From the beginning of his career, Asdrubali considered the notions of space and emptiness in an innovative, unexplored way. His first significant artwork was Il Muro magico (translated as The Magic Wall), constructed from white walls that were filled up with signs, creating a dialogue with the emptiness. Based on the definition of the emptiness as the original nucleus of his art, Gianni creates pieces composed of geometrical, black or chromatic forms, suggesting shapes going beyond the visible and originating new dimensions.

The artist creates pieces composed of geometrical, black and chromatic forms

Gianni Asdrubali - Stoide II, 2007
Gianni Asdrubali – Stoide II, 2007

During his 40 years long career, Gianni Asdrubali participated in many important group and solo exhibitions held in major international galleries in Europe and abroad. From his participation in the Quadrennial of Rome in 1985 and Venice Biennale in 1988 – which marked the final exit from the Astrazione Povera, to retrospective of his work held in 2001 at the Institut Mathildenhohe Darmstadt, Asdrubali positioned himself as one of the most important Italian abstract artists.

Gianni Asdrubali - Zosdra, 2009
Gianni Asdrubali – Zosdra, 2009

Asdrubali’s art is included in several permanent collections, such as the ones in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome – MACRO, and Gallarate Art Museum – MAGA, near Milan. He is represented by Galleria Matteo Lampertico in Milan.

Gianni Asdrubali lives and works in Rome, Italy.

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YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Giraldi, LivornoSolo
2014Generazione '50Galleria Andrè, RomaGroup
2014Enrico Berlinguer e lo sguardo degli artistiCamera dei Deputati, RomaGroup
2014BAC - Biennale d'Arte Ceramica ContemporaneaScuderie Aldobradini, Frascati, RomaGroup
2013ZATANICHE, MAAMMuseo dell'Altro e dell'Altrove, RomaGroup
2013Icone dell'invisibileGalleria Marchetti, RomaGroup
2012AnimalaGalleria Consorti, RomaSolo
2011Gianni AsdrubaliBAF2011, Galleria Artantide, VeronaSolo
201154th Internation Art Biennale of VenicePadiglione Italia, Palazzo Venezia, RomaGroup
2011Emergenza Arte Roma 2011. Omaggio a Gianni Asdrubali e Piero DorazioChiostro della Basilica di SS. Apostoli, RomaGroup
2010The art circuit. Artists, galleries, museums, collectorsMuseo Pietro Canonica, RomaGroup
2009Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Hofficina d’Arte, RomaSolo
2009TrittongoWundernkammern, Roma.Group
2008ZigromaGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
2008Zigroma, The Road to Contemporary ArtGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
2007Gianni AsdrubaliFondazione Zappettini, MilanoSolo
2007Grande StoideGalleria Santo Ficara, FirenzeSolo
2007Gianni Asdrubali. La pittura come ricerca dello spazioIstituto italiano di cultura, MonacoSolo
200715x15Forte di Belvedere, FirenzeGroup
2006StoideGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
2006Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Consorti, RomaSolo
2006Laboratorio Italia, LVII Edizione Premio MichettiMuseo Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, PescaraGroup
2005Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Atrium, LecceSolo
2005Spazio FrontaleGalleria Artra Genova, Palazzo DucaleSolo
2005Collezione MACRO - MACRO CollectionMuseo d'Arte Contemporanea Roma, RomaGroup
2004Pour la terInternational Biennale of Tunisi.Group
2004Ritmi del segno, Accardi, Asdrubali, CastellaniGalleria Santo Ficara, FirenzeGroup
2003Superfici a confronto. Gianni Asdrubali - Flavio de MarcoL. I. Art. Laboratorio Incontri d’Arte, RomaSolo
2003AzotaGalleria A arte Invernizzi, MilanoSolo
2003Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Aldo Marchetti, RomaSolo
2003Missing figuresMuseo della Fondazione Palazzo Bricherasio, TorinoGroup
2003Plurima 1973-2003Galleria Plurima, UdineGroup
2003Collezione MACRO - MACRO CollectionMuseo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, RomaGroup
2003The unquiet surfaceRocca dei Bentivoglio, BazzanoGroup
2003Arte a Roma: Italia EgittoAccademia d’Egitto, RomaGroup
2003Estate Romana 2003C.R.R.A.C. Centri Romani Arte Contemporanea, Archivio Menna - Binga del Lavatoio Contumaciale, RomaGroup
2003Fine NovecentoPalazzo Tiranni-Castracane, CagliGroup
2003Arte è pace - Art is peaceGalleria il Milione, MilanoGroup
2003F 30x20Dedalo Spazio Arte, TreviGroup
2002AzantaGalleria Santo Ficara, FirenzeSolo
2002AzantaUniversità della Tuscia, Laboratorio di Arti Contemporanee, Palazzo Farnese, GradoliSolo
2002The Voices Inside. From white to blackFantauzzi Arredamenti, Trevi Group
2002Form the color to the sign. On the trail of relational aestheticsA arte Studio Invernizzi, MilanoGroup
2002Movement of thoughtHyunnart Studio, RomaGroup
2002ARTEèPACEGalleria Il Milione, MilanoGroup
2002Carlo Invernizzi. Natura naturansPalazzo Trivulzio, MelzoGroup
2002Art BoxCentro per l’arte e la cultura Achille Capizzano, RendeGroup
2001Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Aldo Marchetti, RomaSolo
2001Gianni AsdrubaliMIART, MilanoSolo
2001Gianni AsdrubaliDynamische Texturen im Raum, Institut Mathildenhohe, Darmstadt, GermanySolo
2001Italian artists of the twentieth century at the FarnesinaMinistry of Foreign Affairs, RomeGroup
2001Abstract GenerationFondazione Bandera per l’Arte, Busto ArsizioGroup
2001Abstract figures. International experiences of aniconic paintingPalazzo Pallavicini Rospigliosi, RomaGroup
2000ZetricoGalleria Il Milione, Milano Solo
2000Gianni Asdrubali - Enrico CastellaniGalleria A arte Studio Invernizzi, MilanoSolo
2000Gianni AsdrubaliArt Cologne, Colonia, Galleria A arte Studio InvernizziSolo
2000Carte ZetricheGalleria Naos, ViterboSolo
2000Il corpofigura dell’immagine. Aspetti dell’arte italiana del dopoguerraStädtische Galerie, RosenheimGroup
2000The concreteness of the imageArt 31, BasileaGroup
2000The collection of the new exhibition spaceGalleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, SpoletoGroup
2000Art in Italy after World War II between Concretism and New AbstractionCivico Museo Parisi Valle, MaccagnoGroup
1999Art multiplied. Printmaking: last generationPinacoteca Civica, BagnocavalloGroup
1999Monterone between nature and art. Figures of constructionTorre Viscontea, LeccoGroup
1999Generazione astrattaSala d’Arte Gastone Millo, MuggiaGroup
1998ZuscanneGalleria A arte Studio Invernizzi, MilanoSolo
1998Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Aldo Marchetti, RomaSolo
1998Gianni AsdrubaliGalerie Siegfried Blau, Dusseldorf, GermanySolo
1998ZuscanneGalleria Miralli, Viterbo.Solo
1998Travelers on Flaminia - Places of body and spirit"Spoleto Group
1998Italian art. Last forty years. Aniconic paintingGalleria d’Arte Moderna, BolognaGroup
1997Traces of our timeCastello del Poggio di Guardea, GuardeaGroup
1997NotificationsAccademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie, RomaGroup
1997Intermediary. Images of Italian ArtRocca Sforzesca, SoncinoGroup
1997Il sentimento della costruzioneMuseum Rabalderhaus, SchwazGroup
1997Contemporary art - Work in progressGalleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, RomaGroup
1997Abstrakte Kunst Italiens ’60 e ’90DuMontkunsthalle, ColoniaGroup
1997International Biennale of CairoIl CairoGroup
1996TritatronicoGalleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Palazzo Racani Arroni, SpoletoSolo
1996Fifty years of Abstract Art in the Collection of the Municipal Gallery of Modern Art in GallarateCivica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, GallarateGroup
1995ScatalandeGalleria A arte Studio Invernizzi, MilanoSolo
1995Gianni Asdrubali - Bruno QuerciAPC Galerie, Köln, GermanySolo
1995Three critical - Thirty artistsPrimaverile Associazione Romana Gallerie d’Arte Moderna, Accademia d’Egitto, Roma Group
1995Marinetti and FuturismPalazzo Guasco, Alessandria Group
1995Morterone Nature and ArtProgetti, Sala espositiva Pro loco, MorteroneGroup
1995Reflection and redefinition of abstract paintingXVIII Premio Nazionale Arti Visive Città di Gallarate, Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, GallarateGroup
1994Figurazione FuturaGalleria Manuela Allegrini, BresciaSolo
1994Wood and paperEx casa Paolucci, PietralungaGroup
1994Romantic KnotLa Versiliana, PietrasantaGroup
1994Street. 8a editionVia Martiri della Libertà, VentimigliaGroup
1994The drawing imageFamagusta Gate, NicosiaGroup
1993Gianni Asdrubali - Elvi RattiAssociazione Culturale Roma & Arte, RomaSolo
1993Sensi radicali della pitturaGalleria Turchetto - Plurima, MilanoGroup
1993La fabbrica estetica - Aestethics FactoryGrand Palais, ParigiGroup
1992MangiaspazioGalleria Miralli, ViterboSolo
1992TromboloideGalleria Il Milione, MilanoSolo
1992Un punto per Piero - A point for PieroAccademia di Brera, Milano Group
1992Commitment and poetic on the italian paintingAuditorium Opera Pia De Ferrari, Moconesi Group
1992Arcangelo, Asdrubali, RagalziGalleria Transit, BergamoGroup
1992The future of painting. Tests on a new generation of artistsMuseo Casabianca, MaloGroup
1991Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Plurima, MilanoSolo
1991MegatuttoGalleria Eva Menzio, TorinoSolo
1991Gianni AsdrubaliBanca Popolare di Milano, RomaSolo
1991ParietaleParcheggio di Villa Borghese, RomaSolo
1991SincroniasEmbassy of Italy, Brasilia Group
1991Opere sparse in galleria - Works scattered in galleryGalleria La Bertesca, GenovaGroup
1991CollectionCentro per l’Arte Contemporanea, Rocca di Umbertide, UmbertideGroup
1991ItinerariesGalleria La Scaletta, San Polo di Reggio EmiliaGroup
1991Un punto per Piero - A point for Piero La Scuola di New York, New YorkGroup
1990Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Ellevi, VicenzaSolo
1990Gianni Asdrubali - Gianfranco NotargiacomoGalleria Miralli, ViterboSolo
1990Gianni Asdrubali - Painting as the shape of complexity, 1978-1990Palazzo Comunale, MorteroneSolo
1990MalumazacGalleria Spazia, BolognaSolo
1990Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria del Falconiere, AnconaSolo
1990SinistroGalleria Il Milione, MilanoSolo
1990Italian Contemporary ArtTaiwan Museum of Art, TaiwanGroup
1990Plurale – PluralsChiesa di Santa Maria in Corte, Cividale del FriuliGroup
1990Artefax. Contemporary Researche in telefacsilileII Premio Internazionale di Pittura, Scultura e Arte elettronica Guglielmo Marconi, Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, BolognaGroup
1990SincroniasMuseu de Arte, San Paolo del BrasileGroup
1989Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
1989AndabataGalleria Il Milione, MilanoSolo
1989CorpoGalleria Ponte Pietra, VeronaSolo
1989Updating a museumXV Premio Nazionale Città di Gallarate, Civica Galleria d’Arte Moderna, GallarateGroup
1989Arte a Roma 1980-1989: nuove situazioni ed emergenzePalazzo Rondanini alla Rotonda, RomaGroup
1989Guidelines for the Italians ArtCentral House of Artist, MoscowGroup
1989XXV Premio Città di AvezzanoAvezzanoGroup
1989Art in Public SpacesMelbourne.Group
19891-2 cases of possible collectionsGalleria Ponte di Pietra, VeronaGroup
1988NemicoGalleria Plurima, UdineSolo
1988FigurativoGalleria 2E, SuzzaraSolo
1988Roma Punto UnoDemarco Gallery, EdimburgoGroup
1988Abstract secessions in the post-war ItalyPalazzo Forti, VeronaGroup
1988Between heaven and earth. The abstract epiphany of color and not colorStudio la Città, VeronaGroup
1988Under 35. The young artists for the young criticsArte Fiera 88, BolognaGroup
1988Schlaf der VernunftMuseum Fridericianum, KasselGroup
1988Third Biennial of Sacred ArtArchivio di Stato, PescaraGroup
1988Rome Art TodayBreak Club, RomaGroup
1988Australian Biennale 1988. From the Southern Cross. A view of world art c. 1940-1988Art Gallery of New South Wales and Pier, SidneyGroup
1988The Artist MuseumSpazio espositivo Augusta Manzoni, MorteroneGroup
1988Aperto 88, XLIII Internation Art Biennale of VeniceCorderie dell’Arsenale, VeneziaGroup
1988Gallery owners at the PalaceAusoni Cultural Centre, RomaGroup
1988Painting and sculpture: balance and perspectivesGalleria Antonio da Sangallo, LoretoGroup
1988Art BicepsTempio Civico, Borgo ValsuganaGroup
1988Officina del VulcanoCastello Nelson, BronteGroup
1988Parallel LinesGalleria il Sole, PerugiaGroup
1988Firenze's Projectfor Modern ArtFortezza da Basso, FirenzeGroup
1988Avamposti – OutpostsGalleria Studenskog Centra, ZagrebGroup
1988Minuti – MinutesGalleria del Falconiere, AnconaGroup
1988Ubi minor ibi maiorGalleria Arco di Raab, RomaGroup
1988Survey of Contemporary ArtIvan Dougherty Gallery, SidneyGroup
1988Gallery owners at the PalaceCentro di Cultura Ausoni, RomaGroup
1987NemicoGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
1987Roma 1957-1987Galleria dei Banchi Nuovi, RomaGroup
1987Arte Pura. Pratiche della non figurazione - Practices of the no-figurationChiesa di S. Francesco, CameranoGroup
1987Nigro, Pinelli, AsdrubaliCappellini Interior, AlessandriaGroup
1987Area, Care ofGalleria Artra - Galleria Diagramma - Galleria Giò Marconi - Studio Guenzani, MilanoGroup
1987Presenze – PresenceGalleria Mazzocchi, ParmaGroup
1987Equinozio d’AutunnoCastello di Rivara, TurinGroup
1987Roma Punto UnoGalleria Mara Coccia, RomaGroup
1987Astrazione povera - Poor AbstractionStudio Marconi, MilanoGroup
1986BestiaGalleria La Salita, RomaSolo
1986AggancioGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
1986MattoGalleria Jartrakor, RomaSolo
1986La Soglia. L’opera d’arte tra riduzione e costruzioneGalleria Sagittaria, PordenoneGroup
1986Post-astrazioneRotonda della Besana, MilanoGroup
1986Aria. Per una astrazione-costruzioneSan Miniato - Galleria Sala 1, RomaGroup
1986The 11th Quadriennale of RomaCongress Palace, RomaGroup
1986The minus is the plus. For a poor abstractionex Convento San Carlo, EriceGroup
1986Orsa maggiore, XXXI Termoli AwardGalleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, TermoliGroup
1986Art ContactLosannaGroup
1986Astrazione Povera - Poor AbstractionStudio Ghiglione, GenovaGroup
1986Nuove geometrie - New GeometriesRotonda della Besana, MilanoGroup
1985Gianni AsdrubaliGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
1985AnniottantaGalleria d’Arte Moderna, BolognaGroup
1985Grande AttesaVilla della Rocca-Palazzo Pratellesi, Sala Cultura, San GimignanoGroup
1984AggroblandaGalleria Artra, MilanoSolo
1984KriptodieGalleria Borghese, RomaGroup
1984Un disegno dell’arte: pittureGalleria La Salita, RomaGroup
1983Risonanze-Résonance: Paris-RomePalazzo Venezia, RomeGroup
1983XXVIII Premio Castello SvevoGalleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, TermoliGroup
1983Asdrubali, Capaccio, Rossano, SalviaSpazio S. Agata dei Goti, RomaGroup
1982Territorialità dell’Arte, XXIII Rassegna Vita e PaesaggioCapo d’OrlandoGroup
1982Generazioni a confrontIstituto di Storia dell’Arte, RomaGroup
1982LapsusGalleria La Salita, RomaGroup