Sandro Chia /   Alessandro Chia

Italy 1946

Postmodernism, Transavantgarde

Sandro Chia
Alessandro Chia
December 31, 2014

Sandro Chia is an Italian artist, a member of the Italian Transavanguardia movement in the 1970s and 1980s, best known for his Neo-Expressionist paintings and sculptures, in which he contemplates the figural through dynamic compositions and bold use of line and color.

Born in 1946 in Florence, Italy, he has studied at the Istituto d’Arte and then at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence where he graduated in 1969. After graduation, Chia traveled to India, Turkey, and throughout Europe, before moving to Rome in 1970, where he fully developed his expressionistic formal style, gradually moving away from conceptual works towards a more figurative style of painting. He began exhibiting his work in 1971, a year after moving to Rome, later referring to his early productions as ‘mythical conceptual art’. After a residency in Germany, he went to New York and held his first US exhibition at the Sperone Westwater Gallery. The following year he moved to New York City, where he will remain for over two decades, with frequent trips back to Montalcino, near Siena in Italy.

A painter, draughtsman, printmaker and sculptor, Chia’s pictorial language is colorful and eclectic, and explores earlier art movements, including Italian Mannerism, Cubism, Futurism, and Fauvism, aiming to connect the present and the past. His motifs stem from antique and Christian mythologies, and are sometimes understood as a humorous, flippant commentary on religious writings. Typically capturing his subjects in moments of movement, his works convey a sense of drama and heightened emotion, with his vivid palette and energetic brushstrokes echoing the exaggerated expressions of his figures. Often making reference to Italy’s history and culture in his works, he has employed traditional mediums such as bronze sculpture, mural painting, and mosaic.

In the late 1970s he established himself as a major artist of the movement in Italian figurative painting known as the Transavanguardia. In large, vibrantly colored oil paintings such as In Strange and gloomy Waters a White Spot Shines, a Little Girl Flies by my Side he celebrated man’s sensuality, animal vitality and closeness to the natural world. Cultural and specifically art-historical references abound, with a swirling, rhythmic application of paint in themes of eroticism, melancholy and death. In Water Bearer and related paintings, larger-than-life, heroic male figures imbued with an enigmatic sense of mission are Chia’s main protagonists as manifestations of his own identity; he explored similar imagery not only in drawings and prints but also in sculptures cast in bronze and sometimes exuberantly painted in vivid colors, as in Man with Ram.

Chia’s work has been exhibited extensively at institutions worldwide, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museo Rufino Tamayo in Mexico City, and the Nationalgalerie in Berlin. Chia took part at documenta 7 in Kassel in 1980, and most recently, his work has been shown at the Tate Modern in London, and at the Venice Biennale.

Today he lives between Miami, Rome and his Castello Romitorio wine-making estate in Montalcino, where he owns a vineyard, and personally designs the labels for the wines produced.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2014Works on paperSteven Harvey Art Projects, New York, USASolo
2014New PaintingsHillsboro Fine Art, Dublin, IrelandSolo
2013Storie trascese di teatro latenteGalleria Comunale di arte contemporanea, Arezzo, ItalySolo
2013About CeramicsOtto Gallery, Bologna, ItalyGroup
2013DislessicaGalleria Bianca, Palermo, ItalyGroup
2013Terra ItalianaGalleria d'arte maggiore, Bologna, ItalyGroup
2012EnigmaGalleria Giampiero Biasutti, Torino, ItalySolo
2012Andare OltreGalleria d'arte maggiore, Bologna, ItalySolo
2012Sandro ChiaArt & Co Gallery, Milano, ItalySolo
201220 x Ettore MajoranaPalazzo Manganelli, Catania, ItalyGroup
2011Sandro ChiaForo Boario, Galleria Civica di Modena, ItalySolo
2011Ceramica vs Disegno: 1:0Museo della ceramica di Faenza, ItalySolo
2011La Trasvanguardia Italianaa cura di Achille Bonito Oliva, Palazzo Reale, Milano, ItalyGroup
20117opere per la MisericordiaPio Monte della Misericordia, Napoli, ItalyGroup
2010Sandro ChiaTriennale Bovisa, Milan, ItalySolo
2010Joy and Sorrow of a Young PainterAkira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2010Joy and Sorrow of a Young PainterAkira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, GermanySolo
2010The 80's Revisited - Sammlung BishofbergerKunsthalle Bielefeld, GermanyGroup
2009I GuerrieriScuola dei Mercanti, Campo Madonna dell' Orto, Venice, ItalySolo
2009Campestre RomanticoIstituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo, JapanSolo
2009Della Pittura, Popolare e Nobilissima ArteGalleria Nazionale Arte Moderna (GNAM) Rome, ItalySolo
2009Pittura e PoesiaIl Frantoio, Capalbio, ItalySolo
2009The Magic of the Press - Opere GraficheEcho Italia Montreal 2009, Montreal, CanadaSolo
2009CollaudiPadiglione Italia, 53ma Biennale di Venezia, ItalyGroup
2009MitografieMuseo Carlo Bilotti, Rome, ItalyGroup
2008Talking PaintingsGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, HollandSolo
2008Saints and SinnersCharles Cowles Gallery, New York, USASolo
2008ItalicsPalazzo Grassi, Venice, ItalyGroup
2007Gods and HeroesBoca Raton Museum of Art, Florida, USASolo
2007Italy, Tendencies of Contemporary Research 1980-2007MART, Rovereto, ItalyGroup
2007UNHCR - Arte Contemporanea per i RifugiatiV edizione, Musei Capitolini, Rome, ItalyGroup
2007Luoghi d' Arte in ToscanaGiardini e Interni d' Artista, Museo Civico, Siena, ItalyGroup
2007Interni RomaniAuditorium Parco della Musica, Rome, ItalyGroup
2006Cent’anni di solitudine – Illustrato da Sandro ChiaTelecom Progetto Italia, Milan, ItalySolo
2006Sandro ChiaKlaus Steinmetz Arte Moderna, San José, Costa RicaSolo
2006Sandro ChiaGary Nader Fine Art, Miami, USASolo
2006Il Marmo e la celluloideLa Versiliana, Forte dei Marmi, ItalySolo
2006Group ShowGary Nader Fine Art, Miami, USAGroup
2006Il Marmo e la CelluloideLa Versiliana, Forte dei Marmi, ItalyGroup
2005D'oro e d'argentoPietrasanta, ItalySolo
2005Sandro ChiaGalleria Astuni, Pietrasanta, ItalySolo
2005Sandro ChiaContini Art Gallery, Venice, ItalySolo
2005Les Inventeurs de la TransavanguardiaChateau de Villeneuve, Vence, FranceGroup
2005Strade di RomaCasa delle Letterature, Villa Poniatowski, Rome, ItalyGroup
2005VeritasStudio d' Arte Raffaelli, Trento, ItalyGroup
2004Sandro ChiaGalleria d’Arte Contini, Cortina d’Ampezzo, ItalySolo
2004Pompa MagnaCentro Cultural Ourense, Ourense, SpainSolo
2004Litania a ColoriTuscan Sun Festival, Chiesa di S. Agostino, Cortona, Italy Solo
2004Sandro ChiaVilla Bohm, Neustadt am der Weinstrasse, GermanySolo
2004Viandante NaufragoGalleria Boxart, Verona, Italy Solo
2004Sandro e-o SandroGalleria Tega, Milan, ItalySolo
2004I Misteri di RomaGalleria Nazionala d' Arte Moderna di Roma (GNAM), Rome, ItalyGroup
2004RegardsGalerie Artiscope, Bruxelles, BelgiumGroup
2003Divano a MareSpazio Bisazza, Milan, ItalySolo
2003Sandro ChiaGalleria Tega, Milan, ItalySolo
2003Affido al disegno...Temple University, Rome, ItalySolo
2003Futuro ItalianoParlamento Europeo, Bruxelles, BelgiumGroup
2003La TransavangardeCentre de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimée, La Louviere, BelgiumGroup
2003Il Nuovo Rit-ratto d’EuropaAcademié Royale de Belgique, Bruxelles, BelgiumGroup
2003Prima Biennale Internazionale D’Arte di PechinoBeijing, ChinaGroup
2003La Transavanguardia ItalianaPROA Buenos AiresGroup
2003La Transavanguardia ItalianaMuseo de Arte Contemporaneo Santiago del ChileGroup
2003La Transavanguardia ItalianaMuseo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, MexicoGroup
2003Le Opere e i GiorniCertosa di Padula, Padula (SA), ItalyGroup
2003Seascapes in ConfrontationBeaufort 2003, Museum of Modern Art, Ostend , BelgiumGroup
2003Pictura Magistra VitaeFondazione Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna, ItalyGroup
2002Miti e LeggendeMuseo Archeologico Nazionale, Florence, ItalySolo
2002Sandro ChiaGalerie Vidal Saint Phalle, Paris, FranceSolo
2002TransavanguardiaCastello di Rivoli, Torino, ItalyGroup
2002In Chartis MevanieComune di Bevagna e Spoleto (PG), ItalyGroup
2001Sandro ChiaGalerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, FranceSolo
2001Sandro ChiaMagazzini D’Arte Moderna, Rome, ItalySolo
2000Sandro ChiaGalleria Civica D'Arte Contemporanea, Trento, ItalySolo
2000Sandro ChiaMuseo di Ravenna, Italy Solo
2000Sandro ChiaVelge e Noirhomme, Brussels, BelgiumSolo
2000Group ShowMuseum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
1999Sandro ChiaTony Shafrazzi Gallery, New York, USASolo
1999Sandro ChiaMagazzino D'Arte Contemporanea, Rome, ItalySolo
1999Group ShowTony Shafrazzi Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1998Sandro ChiaPepperdine University, Weismann Foundation, Malibu, California, USASolo
1998Sandro ChiaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceSolo
1998Sandro ChiaLutz Gallery, GermanySolo
1997Sandro Chia: opere scelte 1975-1996Magazzini del Sale Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, ItalySolo
1997Sandro ChiaGaleria Civica, Siena , ItalySolo
1997Sandro ChiaPalazzo Sforzesco, Milan, ItalySolo
1997Sandro ChiaM.O.M.A., Boca Raton, Florida, USASolo
1997Sandro ChiaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, GermanySolo
1997Sandro ChiaAkira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1997Sandro ChiaArengario di Palazzo Reale, Milan, ItalySolo
1997Group ShowGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceGroup
1996Sandro Chia: New PaintingsSidney, AustraliaSolo
1996Sandro ChiaJanis Gallery, New York, USASolo
1996Sandro Chia: Recent workGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceSolo
1996Pablo Picasso: Ein zeitgenossischer DialogGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGroup
1996Pablo Picasso: Ein zeitgenossischer DialogGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceGroup
1995ElektraGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, GermanySolo
1995Sandro ChiaAcademie de France, Villa Medici, Rome, ItalySolo
1995Die Muse?Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGroup
1995Die Muse?Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceGroup
1994Sandro Chia: Small Bronze SculpturesGrand Salon, New York, USASolo
1994Sandro Chia: Neo Paintings65 Thompson Street, New York, USASolo
1994Sandro ChiaWaddington Galleries, London, UKSolo
1994Chia, De Maria, PaladinoGalleria Cardi, Milan, ItalyGroup
1994New Prints by Contemporary MastersSalama-Caro Gallery, London, UKGroup
1993Sandro ChiaEspace des Arts, Chalon sur Saône, FranceSolo
1993Sandro ChiaDesert Museum of Art, Palm Springs, USASolo
1993Sandro ChiaMichael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
1993Sandro ChiaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceSolo
1993Chia, Clemente, Paladino, Salvo: Works on PaperGalerie Delta, Rotterdam, HollandGroup
1993Utopia - Arte Italiana 1950-1993Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, SalzburgGroup
1993Utopia - Arte Italiana 1950-1993Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, FranceGroup
1992Sandro ChiaBadischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, GermanySolo
1992RetrospectiveNationalgalerie, Berlin, GermanySolo
1992Works on PaperGalerie Hilger, Vienna, AustriaSolo
1992Transavanguardia: Chia, Clemente, Cucci, De Maria, Paladino: Works from 1977-90Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan, ItalyGroup
1992Group ShowHo-Am Museum, Seoul, CoreaGroup
1991Dipinti, Disegni, scultureGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, GermanySolo
1991Sandro Chia. Dipinti e titoli recentiPalazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence, ItalySolo
1991Works on PaperKunstverein Sundern, SundernSolo
1991Festival of Salzburgwith Arnulf Rainer and Roy Lichtenstein, Salzburg, GermanyGroup
1990Sandro ChiaSabine Wachters Deurle Fine Arts, DeurleSolo
1990Sandro ChiaYoshimitsu Hijikata Gallery, Nagoya, JapanSolo
1990Sandro ChiaFondazione Mudima, Milan, ItalySolo
1990Sandro ChiaGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceSolo
1990Sperone Westwater Group ExhibitionARCO '90 Art Fair, Madrid, SpainGroup
1990Number One 1990Galeria Dau al Set, Barcelona, SpainGroup
1990Artists for AmnestyBlum Helman Gallery and Germans van Eck Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1990Group ExhibitionGalerie Enrico Navarra, Paris, FranceGroup
1990Tra Mito e StereotipoGalleria INARCO, Turin, ItalyGroup
1990Dreams of Artists' Furniture121 Art Galley, Antwerp, HollandGroup
1990Lo Zingaro BluGalleria Pieroni, Rome, ItalyGroup
1990Pharmakon '90Nippon Convention Center, Chiba, JapanGroup
1989Novanta spine al ventoMuseum Moderner Kunst, Vienna, AustriaSolo
1989Sandro ChiaICC, AntwerpSolo
1989Sandro ChiaMuseo della Biennale, Venice, ItalySolo
1989Sandro ChiaMuseum Schloss Rheda, WiedenbrückSolo
1989Sandro ChiaMuseo Rufino Tamayo, MexicoSolo
1989Sandro ChiaMuseum of Moterrey, Moterrey, MexicoSolo
1989Sandro ChiaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, GermanySolo
1989Sandro ChiaACeT Corporation, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1989Sandro ChiaSperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USASolo
1989Sandro ChiaYoshimitsu Hijikata Gallery, Nagoya, JapanSolo
1989Italian ArtRoyal Academy of Arts, London, UKGroup
1989S. Chia and E. CucciAkira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, JapanGroup
1989Group ShowSperone Westwater, New York, USAGroup
1989Wiener Diwan-Sigmund Freud-HeuteMuseum des 20 Jahrhunderts, Vienna, AustriaGroup
1989Meta-MenphisFondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, ItalyGroup
1988Sandro Chia Oeuvres RecentGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceSolo
1988Sandro Chiaformer church of San Nicolò, XXI Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto, ItalySolo
1988Sandro ChiaSperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USASolo
1988Dal ritorno all'ordine al richiamo della pittura. Continuità figurativa nella pittura italiana 1920-1987Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, NorwayGroup
1988Le scuole romane sviluppi e continuitàPalazzo Forti, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona, ItalyGroup
1988XLIII Biennale di VeneziaVenice, ItalyGroup
1988The Marshall Frankel CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USAGroup
1988Fables and Fantasies, From the collection of Susan Kasen and Robert D. SummerDuke UniversityGroup
1988Group ShowMuseum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, USAGroup
1988City of SaleNational Academy of Design, Huntington Room, New York, USAGroup
1987Five Poems for Five Works on Paper and One SculptureAkira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1987Sandro ChiaMario Diacono, Boston, USASolo
1987Sandro ChiaSperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USASolo
1987Sandro ChiaGalleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, ItalySolo
1987Sandro ChiaFischer Fine Art, London, UKSolo
1987Group ShowAscan Crone, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
1987Painting in EuropeKarl Pfefferle, Munich, GermanyGroup
1987Tridente Due Roma 1987Galleria Giuliana De Crescenzo, Rome, ItalyGroup
1987The great drawing showMichael Kohn, Los Angeles, USAGroup
1987Art against AIDSSperone Westwater, New York, USAGroup
1987The Re-emergent Figure-Seven Sculptors at the Storm King Art CenterThe Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York, USAGroup
1987Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman CollectionAcademy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, USAGroup
1987Italie hors d'ItalieMusée des Beaux Arts, Nimes, FranceGroup
1987Watercolors plusNora Haime Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1987Works on PaperGalerie Bernd Kluser, Munich, GermanyGroup
1987Disegno italiano del dopoguerraGalleria Civica, Modena, ItalyGroup
1987Relief and SculptureAkira Ikeda Gallery, Nagoya, JapanGroup
1987Group ShowEugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, USAGroup
1987Hommage a Leo CastelliGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceGroup
1987International Art Show for the End of World HungerMinnesota Museum of Art, Saint Paul, USAGroup
1986Sandro ChiaAkira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1986Sandro ChiaKunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, GermanySolo
1986Group ShowAnthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UKGroup
1986Group ShowGalerie Zero, Stockholm, SwedenGroup
1986Group ShowEugene Binder Gallery, Dallas, USAGroup
1986Group ShowGalerie Mustad, MolnyckeGroup
1986Group ShowStadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich, GermanyGroup
1986XI Quadriennale di RomaRome, ItalyGroup
1986Philadelphia Collects Art since 1940Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USAGroup
1986International Art Show for the End of World HungerInternational Monetary Fund Visitor's Center, Washington, USAGroup
1986Focus on the ImageMuseum of Art, University of OklahomaGroup
1985Sandro ChiaLeo Castelli Gallery, New York, USASolo
1985Sandro ChiaGalerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, SwitzerlandSolo
1985Sandro ChiaGalerie Michael Haas, Berlin, GermanySolo
1985Sandro ChiaGalerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, GermanySolo
1985New Art from ItalyContemporary Art Center, CincinnatiGroup
1985New Art from ItalyJoslyn Art Museum, OmahaGroup
1985New Art from ItalyDade County Cultural Center, Miami, USAGroup
1985A New RomanticismHirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.Group
1985A New RomanticismThe Akron Art Museum, AkronGroup
1985An International Survey 13 Points of ViewYares Gallery, Scottsdale, Arizon, USAGroup
1985Group ShowDracos Art Center, Athens, GreeceGroup
19857000 EichenKunsthalle Tübingen, Tübingen, GermanyGroup
1985Anniottanta - States of WarGalleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, ItalyGroup
1985States of WarSeattle Art Museum, Seattle, USAGroup
1985Selection from William J. Hokin CollectionMuseum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USAGroup
1985Group ShowNicola Jacobs Gallery, London, UKGroup
1985DrawingsGalerie Silvia Menzel, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1985OuvertureCastello di Rivoli, Torino, ItalyGroup
1985Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, GermanyGroup
1984Sandro ChiaStaatliche Kunsthalle, Berlin, GermanySolo
1984Sandro Chia Peintures 1976-1983Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceSolo
1984Sandro ChiaMathildenhöhe, DarmstadtSolo
1984Sandro ChiaThe Mezzanine Gallery, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USASolo
1984Sandro ChiaKunstverein für Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, GermanySolo
1984Sandro ChiaAkira Ikeda Gallery, Tokyo, JapanSolo
1984Sandro ChiaSchellmann und Klüser, Munich, GermanySolo
1984Sandro ChiaGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceSolo
1984Sandro ChiaSima, Venice, ItalySolo
1984Sandro ChiaGalerie Ascan Crone, Hamburg, GermanySolo
1984Sandro ChiaJames Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
1984Venator IntrepidusGalleria Mazzoli, Modena, ItalySolo
1984Six in BronzeThe Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CaliforniaGroup
1984Six in BronzeThe Brooklyn Museum, New York, USAGroup
1984DialogGulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, PortugalGroup
1984SIx in Bronze1954 Gallery, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, Massachusetts, USAGroup
1984The European AttackGallery Barbara Farber American Graffiti, Amsterdam, HollandGroup
1984Group ShowGalerie Léger, Malmö, SwedenGroup
1984TotemBonnier Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1984Modern ExpressionistsSidney Janis, New York, USAGroup
1984Via New YorkMusée d'Art Contemporain, Montreal, CanadaGroup
1984Det Italienska TransavangardetStockholm Art Fair and Lunds Konsthall, LundGroup
1984R.O.S.C. '84Guinness Hop Store, Dublin, IrelandGroup
1984Group ShowGallozzi-La Placa, New York, USAGroup
1984Group ShowGalerie Thomas, Munich, GermanyGroup
1984Group ShowJeffrey Hoffeld, New York, USAGroup
1984Group ShowGalerie France Antiope, Paris, FranceGroup
1984Arte allo specchioGiardini, Biennale, Venice, ItalyGroup
1984Group ShowSperone Westwater, New York, USAGroup
1984PortraitsGalerie Silvia Menzel, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1984DrawingsGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceGroup
1984Contemporary Italian MastersThe Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, Chicago, USAGroup
1984The Human Condition, Biennial IIISan Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, USAGroup
1984Terrae MotusVilla Campolieto, Naples, ItalyGroup
1984Current ExpressionFuller Goldeen Gallery, San Francisco, USAGroup
1984Artists choose ArtistsCDS Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1984An International Survey of Recent Painting and SculptureMuseum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
1984XLI Biennale di VeneziaVenice, ItalyGroup
1983Sandro Chia Bilder, 1973-1983Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover, GermanySolo
1983Sandro ChiaStedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, HollandSolo
1983Sandro ChiaMario Diacono, Rome, ItalySolo
1983Sandro Chia. Disegni, acquarelli, pastelli, temperePalazzo Grassi, Venice, ItalySolo
1983Sandro ChiaLeo Castelli, New York, USASolo
1983Sandro ChiaFruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, ScotlandSolo
1983Sandro ChiaGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceSolo
1983Sandro ChiaNatalie Seroussi, Paris, FranceSolo
1983Sandro ChiaGallery Five, Stockholm, SwedenSolo
1983Sandro ChiaGalerie Silvia Menzel, Berlin, GermanySolo
1983Sandro Chia, Mönchengladbach JournalStädtisches Museum Abteiberg, MönchengladbachSolo
1983Tema CelesteMuseo Civico d'Arte Contemporanea, Gibellina, ItalyGroup
1983New Art at the Tate GalleryTate Gallery, London, UKGroup
1983New Italian ArtThe New Gallery of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USAGroup
1983Trustees' ChoiceThe Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, Connecticut, USAGroup
1983Opere su cartaCentro d'arte contemporanea, Siracusa, ItalyGroup
1983Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucci: BilderKunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, GermanyGroup
1983La TransavanguardiaCaja de Pensiones, Madrid, SpainGroup
1983Concetto-Imago: Generationswechsel in ItalienBonner Kunstverein, Bonn, GermanyGroup
1983Group ShowGalerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, SwitzerlandGroup
1983Recent European PaintingThe Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USAGroup
1983SculptureLeo Castelli Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1983Drawings and PhotographyLeo Castelli Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1983Bonjour Monsieur ManetCentre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, FranceGroup
1983Group ShowEmilio Mazzoli, Modena, ItalyGroup
1983Group ShowGalerie Munro, Hamburg, GermanyGroup
1983Ars 83 HelsinkiAteneumin Taidemuseo, Helsinki, FinlandGroup
1983Marathon '83International Running Center, New York, USAGroup
1983Group ShowBonnier Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1983The First Show, Painting and Sculpture from Eight CollectionsMuseum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USAGroup
1983Group ShowAnthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UKGroup
1983Sakowitz Festival del Disegno italianoSakowitz, Houston, USAGroup
1983Group ShowGalerie Thomas, Munich, GermanyGroup
1983Expressive Malerei Nach PicassoGalerie Beyeler, Base, SwitzerlandGroup
1982Sandro ChiaThe James Corcoran Gallery, Los Angeles, USASolo
1982Sandro ChiaSperone Westwater, New York, USASolo
1982De la catastropheCentre d'Art Contemporain, Geneva, SwiterlandGroup
1982Italian Art Now: An American PerspectiveExxon International Exhibition, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USAGroup
1982Documenta 7Kassel, GermanyGroup
1982The Pressure to PaintMarlborough Gallery, New York, USAGroup
1982Hommage to Leo CastelliGalerie Bruno Bischofberger, Zürich, SwiterlandGroup
1982Five Painters: Chia, Clemente, Kiefer, Salle, SchnabelAnthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UKGroup
1982Transavanguardia Italia - AmericaGalleria Civica, Modena, ItalyGroup
1982Scultura andata, scultura stornaGalleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, ItalyGroup
1982Avanguardia, transavanguardia 68-77Mura Aureliane, Rome, ItalyGroup
1982ZeitgeistInternationale Kunstausstellung, Berlin, GermanyGroup
1982Chia, Cucci, Lichtenstein, TwomblySperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USAGroup
1982Mythe, Drame, TragedieMusée d'Art et d'Industrie, St-Etienne, FranceGroup
1982Group ShowGalleria Giuliana De Crescenzo, Rome, ItalyGroup
1982Vision in DisbeliefIV Sydney Biennale, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
1981Sandro ChiaSperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USASolo
1981Sandro ChiaBruno Bischofberger, Zürich, SwiterlandSolo
1981Sandro ChiaAnthony d'Offay, London, UKSolo
1981Group ShowGalerie Daniel Templon, Paris, FranceGroup
1981Linne della ricerca artistica in Italia 1960-1980Palazzo delle Espozioni, Rome, ItalyGroup
1981Recent Acquisitions: DrawingsMuseum of Modern Art, New York, USAGroup
1981A New Spirit in PaintingThe Royal Academy of Arts, London, UKGroup
1981Westkunst heuteRheinhallen der Kolner Messe, Cologne, GermanyGroup
1981Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucci, Carlo Mariani, Malcolm Morley, David Salle, Julian Schnabel (drawings)Sperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USAGroup
1981New York by Chia, Cucci, Disler, Penck (graphics)Bernard Jacobson Ltd., Los Angeles, USAGroup
1981New YorkAnthony d'Offay Gallery, London, UKGroup
1981Figures: Forms and ExpressionsAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Cepa Gallery and Hallwalls, Buffalo, New York, USAGroup
1981La memoria e l'inconscioStudio La Torre Pistoia, ItalyGroup
1981TesoroEmilio Mazzoli, Modena, ItalyGroup
1981Aspects of Post-ModernismThe Squibb Gallery, Princeton, New Jersey, ItalyGroup
1980Sandro ChiaSperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USASolo
1980Sandro ChiaArt e Project, Amsterdam, HollandSolo
1980Sandro ChiaPaul Maenz, Cologne, GermanySolo
1980Die Enthauptete Hand, 100 Zeichnungen aus Italien (Chia, Clemente, Cucci, Paladino)Bonner Kunstverein, BonnGroup
1980Die Enthauptete Hand, 100 Zeichnungen aus Italien (Chia, Clemente, Cucci, Paladino)Wolfsburg and Groningen, GermanyGroup
1980Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucci, Nicola De Maria, Mimmo PaladinoFrancesco Masnata, Genoa, ItalyGroup
1980Chia, Cucci, Merz, CalzolariGian Enzo Sperone, Turin, ItalyGroup
1980EgonavigatioMannheimer Kunstverein, Mannheim, GermanyGroup
1980La nuova immagine italianaLoggetta lombardesca, Ravenna, ItalyGroup
19807 junge Kunstler aus Italien. Chia, Clemente, Cucci, De Maria, Ontani, Paladino, TatafioreKunsthalle, BaselGroup
1980Prime opereGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1980Après le classicismeMusée d'Art et Industrie, St-Etienne, FranceGroup
1980Biennale di Venezia, Aperto 80Venice, ItalyGroup
1980Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo CucciSperone Westwater Fischer, New York, USAGroup
1979Sandro ChiaMario Diacono, Bologna, ItalySolo
1979Sandro ChiaPaul Maenz, Cologne, GermanySolo
1979Adulti non lasciatevi orinare in faccia dai più piccoliFramart Studio, Naples, ItalySolo
1979Sandro ChiaGalleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, ItalySolo
1979Europa 79Stuttgart, GermanyGroup
1979Associazione dissociazione dissenzione dell'arte-L'Estetico e il selvaggioGalleria Comunale, Modena, ItalyGroup
1979XIII Rassegna Internazionale d'arte. Opere fatte ad artePalazzo di città, Acireale, ItalyGroup
1979Le StanzeCastello Colonna, Genazzano, ItalyGroup
1979XV BiennaleMuseu de Arte, São Paulo, BrazilGroup
1978Intorno a séGalleria Giuliana De Crescenzo, Rome, ItalySolo
1978Per organiPaul Maenz, Cologne, GermanySolo
1978Sandro ChiaGalleria dell'Oca, Rome, ItalySolo
1978Sandro ChiaStudio Antonio Tucci Russo, Turin, ItalySolo
1977Sandro ChiaGalleria Fiorino, Genoa, ItalySolo
1977Sandro ChiaGalleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, ItalySolo
1977Pupa. Preliminari per una mostra a RomaGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalySolo
197710th Biennale de ParisMusée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, FranceGroup
1977S.Chia and G. PaoliniGalleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome, ItalyGroup
19771957-1977 - Manifesto on the occasion of 20 years of activity of the galleryGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1976Sandro ChiaStudio Antonio Tucci Russo, Turin, ItalySolo
1976Due monelli guardano nell'imo un limoneGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalySolo
1976Ometto quando ti sentirai a tuo agio visto che sei a casa tuaGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalySolo
1975Graziosa GirevoleGalleria Lucrezia Domizio, Pescara, ItalySolo
197524h su 24hGalleria l'Attico, Rome, ItalyGroup
1975Boetti, Chia, Fabro, PistolettoGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1974L'opera descrivibileGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalySolo
1974Chia, De Filippi, Kounellis, Mattiacci, NotargiacomoGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1973Autoritratto (with Notargiacomo)Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, ItalySolo
1973Group ShowGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1973Sandro Chia, Gianfranco NotargiacomoGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1972CopiaGalleria La Salita, Rom, ItalySolo
1972Chia, De Filippi, Fabro, PisaniGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup
1971L'ombra e il suo doppioGalleria La Salita, Rome, Italy Solo
1971Burri...Colla...Chia...Scialoja...SordiniGalleria La Salita, Rome, ItalyGroup