angelo accardi

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Angelo Accardi was born in Sapri, a small town in the south of Italy, about 400km. south of Rome. In the course of his artistic development he has been pursuing a constant search after new sensations. His debut on the artistic scene was strongly characterized by what in Italian Art is referred to as “figura”, a representation of the human body, as well as by pictorial and symbolic art. A short interval at the Art Academy of Naples marks the beginning of an identity crisis that will go on for a few years, and in this period his work evolves toward the abstract. In the beginning of the nineties Accardi sets up his personal studio at Sapri and embarks on his pursuit of depicting figures against a social background; in the same period he exhibits in prestigeous galleries in Italy and abroad, such as Rossetti and Pini in Rome, the Manzoni Art Studio of Milan and the Klaus Lea Gallery of Munich. The cycle of works called “Human Collection” depicting on attenuated atmosphere suggesting the softness of cotton wool - where the figures are masterfully veiled as if by a sheath of moistness - marks a fondamental passage in his artistic development. The works of this cycle were initially exhibited in Vancouver. This exhibition then led to a five year collaboration with the Korean gallerist, Robert Kwon. In 2001 he launched his association with three prestigeous galleries: Verrengia of Salerno, Spazio Arte at Rovereto and Battaglia of Milan, followed by personal and (collective) group exhibitions, such as “Speed Generation” and “Vicious”, which will give Accardi access to more appealing, stimulating artistic environments. In this scenario he meets up with the florentine gallerist Giovannini, promoter of the travelling exhibition “Enjoy the Silence”. Consequently, fifteen of his canvasses have been exhibited in Florence, Innsbruck, Barcellona, and Budapest. With the new avant-garde group “Tantarte” he partecipates at the “Galleria Italia” in Shanghai in 2006. Since 2007 he has been working with the “Miniaci Art Gallery Milano” led by Antonio Miniaci. In 2008 he begins a collaboration with Guido Migheli, a promoter of significant artistic initiatives in South Italy. In the same year the group “Petit Prince” begins to distribute his works in Italy and abroad, and the year 2009 marks the beginning of relations with “Arte Ferraro” of Rome and with the gallerist Raimonda Z. Bongiovanni of Bologna, who care for Accardi, several personal and collectives. 2011 is the year in which the art historian Marco Vallora, select him for the 54th Venice Biennale. Later he began working with the "Galleria Il Novecento" of Salerno, "Simon Bart" of Porto Cervo and "Gallery Percapita" Carpi. The collaboration between the artist and the Nuovospazio Arte Contemporanea Gallery begins in 2015. Today his works are treated by international galleries.

2015 Misplaced Zenzero Art Gallery Lugano
2015 Misplaced Avant Gallery Miami
2015 Misplaced Nuovospazio Arte Contemporanea Piacenza
2015 HEartH Galleria Palma Arte Saliceto di Alseno
2015 Misplaced Zenzero Art Gallery Lugano
2015 Misplaced Galleria Simon Bart Porto Cervo
2014 Misplaced Galleria Il Novecento Salerno
2014 Misplaced Galleria Simon Bart Porto Cervo
2013 Misplaced Galleria GALP Olgiate Comasco
2013 Misplaced Contemporanea Galleria D'Arte Foggia
2012 City Life Galleria Di Nardo Chieti
2012 Ri-flesso Urbano Galleria Punto Sull’Arte Varese
2012 Misplaced Petit Prince Ravello
2011 Metropolis Galleria Spazio 6 Verona
2011 Misplaced Padiglione Italia 54a Biennale di Venezia
2011 Misplaced Galleria Conarte Savona
2011 Old Cars Today Galleria Frida Arte Bari
2011 Shut-Out Centro Studi Cappella Orsini Roma
2011 Mayday Mayday Spazio Nessun Dorma Bari
2011 Rich! Gallerie Bongiovanni Arte Fiera Bologna
2010 Misplaced Petit Prince Ravello
2009 Movimenti Urbani Parentesi Studia Vittorio Veneto
2009 Art in Mind The Brick Lane Gallery London
2009 Underpressure Petit Prince Ravello
2009 Waypoint 38°6’N/15°39’E Castello Aragonese Reggio Calabria
2009 Mayday Mayday Gallerie Bongiovanni Bologna
2009 Mayday Mayday Aranciera Semenzaio S. Sisto Roma
2009 Waypoint 41°7’N/16°52’E Fortino S. Antonio Bari
2008 Underpressure Galleria Frida Arte Bari
2008 Fragments Castello Svevo Normanno Mesagne
2008 Pop Link-age Kunstart Bolzano
2008 Correaltà Mediateca Provinciale Matera
2007 Underpressure USB Galerie Salzburg
2007 Underpressure Millares Art Madrid
2006 Tra Oriente e Occidente Sala della Ragione Asolo
2006 Galleria Italia Grand Theatre Gallery Shanghai
2005 Fracture Kunstmesse of Art Innsbruck
2006 Fragments Galleria Container Sassuolo
2006 P.R. Santopacato Zone Pistoia
2004 Conversion Immagina Arte Reggio Emilia
2004 Human Collection Studio Arte 53 Rovereto
2004 Enjoy the Silence Art Point Black Firenze
2003 Speed Generation Galleria Verrengia Salerno
2003 Città Palazzo Esposizioni Budapest
2003 Catalunya L16 Art Barcellona
2002 Flash Battaglia Art Studio Milano
2001 Vicious Spazio Arte Pizzini Rovereto
2001 Human Collection Robert Kwon Gallery Vancouver
2000 Borders Spazio Arte Pizzini Rovereto
1999 Off Robert Kwon Gallery Vancouver
1997 Matrix Robert Kwon Gallery Vancouver
1996 Italian Job Klaus Lea Gallery München
1995 Emotional Life Klaus Lea Gallery München
1993 Omologati Manzoni Arte Studio Milano
1993 Umanemozioni Rossetti e Pini Area Arte Roma
1990 History Centro Storico Matera

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