Pietro Consagra

Bio

During his long career Pietro Consagra (Mazara del Vallo, Sicily, 1920 - Milan, 2005) touched upon all the different aspects of artistic creativity. While he produced the sculptures for which he is internationally acclaimed, he also painted and drew, exploring new media and techniques, wrote poetry and essays, designed buildings and large-scale urban installation, along with tiny pieces of jewelry. From 1948 onward he began to express in his sculptural works a "frontal vision" and unique viewing angle; this intention was endorsed by the Colloqui series, which secured his recognition at international level. In 1960 he was awarded the Sculpture Prize at the Venice Biennale. A retrospective of Consagra's work was staged at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome in 1989, and two years later he became the first sculptor to show abstract work in the Hermitage, St. Petersburg. In 1980, he wrote an autobiography in Italian called Vita Mia or "My Life". He published a book of poetry in 1985 called Ci Penso Amo (ISBN L20000). He also wrote a book on city planning.

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Frontal sculpture 1947-1967, Robilant+Voena, Londra

2018 Trama, Un millimetro e Sottilissime, Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto

2017 Pietro Consagra & Ugo Mulas, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Londra

2016 Pietro Consagra, Galleria Tega, Milano

2015 Muraglia, Giardino del Museo del Vetro, Murano

2015 Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Palermo

2014 Muraglia “Cangrande” di Pietro Consagra, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano

2012 Frontalità, Serrone della Villa Reale, Monza

2011 Doppia Bifrontale di Pietro Consagra, Isola di San Servolo, Venice International University, Venezia

2007-2008 Necessità del colore; Sculture e dipinti 1964-2000, Galleria dello Scudo, Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona

2004 Colloquio con la vita, Fonte d’Abisso Arte, Milano

2003 La “Doppia Bifrontale” di Pietro Consagra al Parlamento Europeo di Strasburgo, Parlamento Europeo, Strasburgo

2002 Pietre Consagra, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo

2001 Pietro Consagra. Ospite d’Onore, Palazzo delle Arti, Centro Akhenaton, Il Cairo

2001 Consagra Colore, Fonte d’Abisso Arte, Milano

2000 Pietro Consagra. Dipinti e sculture, Galerie der Stadt Stuttgart, Stoccarda 

2000 Pietro Consagra, Galleria Les Chances de l’Art, Bolzano 

2000 Pietro Consagra, Palazzo Sertoli-Galleria Credito Valtellinese, Bolzano-Sondrio: Bolzano, Museion

2000 Pietro Consagra, Galleria d’Arte F. Russo, Roma

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