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Pietro Roccasalva: new publication

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Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati by Mousse Publishing, 2022

ZENO X GALLERY - Pietro Roccasalva: new publication

Pietro Roccasalva at Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano

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Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Italy
September 18 - December 18, 2022

ZENO X GALLERY - Pietro Roccasalva at Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano

Pietro Roccasalva at Fürstenberg Contemporary, Donaueschingen

PIETRO ROCCASALVA

Fürstenberg Contemporary, Donaueschingen, Germany
September 12 - November 30, 2019

ZENO X GALLERY - Pietro Roccasalva at Fürstenberg Contemporary, Donaueschingen

Pietro Roccasalva at The Power Station, Dallas

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The Power Station, Dallas, United States of America
October 21 - December 12, 2016

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Pietro Roccasalva
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Pietro Roccasalva, b. 1970 in Modica (IT), lives and works in Milan (IT).

Pietro Roccasalva thinks of himself primarily as a painter, although he often uses other media such as installation, sculpture, performance, film and photography. In his work, painting is indeed the constant centre of an ever-expanding constellation of different elements. These elements can be seen as formally autonomous stages but that are also part of a greater situation or process: in the context of the development of the Western painting tradition, it corresponds to the setting, the first phase of a process that leads to the creation of a painting.

An internal logic in his oeuvre makes the switching between different media inevitable. It also makes it possible for certain themes and images to be recycled: a work will often bear traces of something that has preceded it, in a constant referring to iconographies that repeat themselves in various ways and generate new situations. Roccasalva’s work embodies multiple references – ranging from art history to philosophy and from literature to cinema – in relation to the circumstances and contingencies that he encounters in each new context.

Pietro Roccasalva has had solo shows at The Power Station (Dallas), Kölnischer Kunstverein (Cologne), Le Magasin (Grenoble), GaMeC (Bergamo), Fondazione Querini Stampalia (Venice) and Fürstenberg Contemporary (Donauschingen).

Pietro Roccasalva has participated in the Venice Biennale (2009), the Turin Triennial (2008), Manifesta 7 (2008) and the Prague Biennale (2007). His work has featured in group shows at the Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), MCA Chicago, MoMA PS1 (New York), MAXXI (Rome), David Roberts Art Foundation (London), Centre for Contemporary Art (Warsaw), Bonniers Konsthall (Stockholm), Kadist Art Foundation (Paris) and S.M.A.K. (Ghent).

Pietro Roccasalva joined the gallery in 2014.

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N. Dash, Jan De Maesschalck, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Kees Goudzwaard, Susan Hartnett, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Naoto Kawahara, Martin Margiela, Philip Metten, Paulo Monteiro, Jockum Nordström, Marina Rheingantz, Pietro Roccasalva, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Hyun-Sook Song, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 24.09 - 12.11 2022
N. Dash, Jan De Maesschalck, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Kees Goudzwaard, Susan Hartnett, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Naoto Kawahara, Martin Margiela, Philip Metten, Paulo Monteiro, Jockum Nordström, Marina Rheingantz, Pietro Roccasalva, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Hyun-Sook Song, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Jack Whitten
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40 Years Zeno X Gallery - the two-thousands
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 24.09 - 12.11 2022
N. Dash, Jan De Maesschalck, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Kees Goudzwaard, Susan Hartnett, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Naoto Kawahara, Martin Margiela, Philip Metten, Paulo Monteiro, Jockum Nordström, Marina Rheingantz, Pietro Roccasalva, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Hyun-Sook Song, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Jack Whitten
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40 Years Zeno X Gallery - the two-thousands
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 24.09 - 12.11 2022
N. Dash, Jan De Maesschalck, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Kees Goudzwaard, Susan Hartnett, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Naoto Kawahara, Martin Margiela, Philip Metten, Paulo Monteiro, Jockum Nordström, Marina Rheingantz, Pietro Roccasalva, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Hyun-Sook Song, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp South | 24.09 - 12.11 2022
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N. Dash, Jan De Maesschalck, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Kees Goudzwaard, Susan Hartnett, Yun-Fei Ji, Kim Jones, Naoto Kawahara, Martin Margiela, Philip Metten, Paulo Monteiro, Jockum Nordström, Marina Rheingantz, Pietro Roccasalva, Grace Schwindt, Jenny Scobel, Hyun-Sook Song, Bart Stolle, Mircea Suciu, Jack Whitten
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Pietro Roccasalva: Chi è che ride
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Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Switzerland | 18.09 - 18.12 2022
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Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Switzerland | 18.09 - 18.12 2022
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Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Switzerland | 18.09 - 18.12 2022
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Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Switzerland | 18.09 - 18.12 2022
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The Argon Welder
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 25.01 - 14.03 2020
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 25.01 - 14.03 2020
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 25.01 - 14.03 2020
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Zeno X Gallery Antwerp Borgerhout | 25.01 - 14.03 2020
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Zeno X Gallery is pleased to present The Argon Welder, the second solo exhibition of Pietro Roccasalva (b. 1970 in Modica).

Over the past 15 years, Pietro Roccasalva has pursued an ongoing process of experimentation involving a vast array of media with the sole purpose of questioning and challenging the language of painting. His formal and conceptual research reveals a highly distinctive idiom that combines personal visions with cultural references, the imaginary with the real, intertwining the traditional genres and techniques of painting with the most contemporary digital shifts.

This exhibition presents 14 paintings, each representing the same subject: a bread roll and a chalice. The reiteration of the same motif in the gallery space resembles the different stations of the journey that this image undertakes across the still-life genre, before trespassing into the portrait genre in the viewer’s imagination.

Several years ago, Pietro Roccasalva built a set with these two objects as a model for paintings. The bread roll is a ‘rosetta’ (a small rose) or ‘michetta’ (a small crumb). This white, Italian bread is recognizable by its bulging shape, the same used by Piero Manzoni in his late series of ‘Achromes’, in which the bread rolls were dipped in kaolin. Roccasalva made the ceramic chalice from the cast of that bread, thus with the same form but as a negative, like a male element and a female element, the color of which also respectively evoke the sun and the moon.

Since then, Roccasalva has every so often painted this subject in different arrangements. In this new cycle of works, the two objects appear in a brand-new composition that reveals every single detail of the original set. The bread roll is fixed to an iron wire tied to a metal stand and suspended above the chalice, the latter resting on a cloth lying on a table. Roccasalva depicts the objects in a lifelike manner to make them recognizable, nevertheless arranging them in compositions that erase their ordinariness and turn them into unusual figures. These still lifes, whose objects also recall the Eucharist, the most important still life in Western culture, at once become ‘almost portraits’.

Among the array of imagined characters populating Roccasalva’s universe, the tiniest element, still capable of activating a visionary world, is a ‘crumb’, which turns into a bread roll and then into a chalice, their combination evoking biomorphic semblances. A crumb that ‘puts on airs’ through the rhetoric of painting.

Pietro Roccasalva has had solo exhibitions at Fürstenberg Contemporary, Donauschingen; the Power Station, Dallas; the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne; Le Magasin, Grenoble; GAMeC, Bergamo; the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice. His work has been shown in group exhibitions at, among others, the David Roberts Art Foundation, London; the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw; MoMA PS1, New York; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; MAXXI, Rome; the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; S.M.A.K., Ghent. He was invited to participate in the Venice Biennial (2009), the Torino Triennial (2008), Manifesta 7 (2008) and the Prague Biennial (2007).

Dirk Braeckman, Marlene Dumas, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Philip Metten, Pietro Roccasalva, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery | 07.03 - 28.04 2018
Dirk Braeckman, Marlene Dumas, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Philip Metten, Pietro Roccasalva, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jack Whitten
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Dirk Braeckman, Marlene Dumas, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Philip Metten, Pietro Roccasalva, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery | 07.03 - 28.04 2018
Dirk Braeckman, Marlene Dumas, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Philip Metten, Pietro Roccasalva, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jack Whitten
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Dirk Braeckman, Marlene Dumas, Kim Jones, Mark Manders, Philip Metten, Pietro Roccasalva, Hyun-Sook Song, Luc Tuymans, Patrick Van Caeckenbergh, Jack Whitten
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Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Susan Hartnett, Johannes Kahrs, John Körmeling, Jockum Nordström, Pietro Roccasalva, Luc Tuymans, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery | 21.01 - 28.02 2015
Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Susan Hartnett, Johannes Kahrs, John Körmeling, Jockum Nordström, Pietro Roccasalva, Luc Tuymans, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery | 21.01 - 28.02 2015
Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Susan Hartnett, Johannes Kahrs, John Körmeling, Jockum Nordström, Pietro Roccasalva, Luc Tuymans, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery | 21.01 - 28.02 2015
Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Susan Hartnett, Johannes Kahrs, John Körmeling, Jockum Nordström, Pietro Roccasalva, Luc Tuymans, Jack Whitten
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Zeno X Gallery | 21.01 - 28.02 2015
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Jan De Maesschalck, Marlene Dumas, Susan Hartnett, Johannes Kahrs, John Körmeling, Jockum Nordström, Pietro Roccasalva, Luc Tuymans, Jack Whitten
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The Queen of Gaps
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
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The Queen of Gaps
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
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Zeno X Gallery | 12.11 - 20.12 2014
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Zeno X is proud to announce the first solo exhibition of Pietro Roccasalva (b. 1970, Modica). The Italian artist grew up in Sicily but has been living and working in Milan for a long time. Roccasalva sees himself mainly as a painter, yet he has also produced installations, sculptures, performances and films. The internal logic of his oeuvre is such that working cross-media becomes an almost unavoidable given for the artist. Every work refers to a previous work, but also contains a seed for future pieces. All of his works are both formally autonomous and part of a larger whole. The work of Roccasalva cannot be understood as a linear and chronological sequence but rather as a huge hall with mirrors. The whole functions as a simulacrum of sorts: a reflection, a representation; it shows similarities to an existing image but is still unique. But then where is the original or its origin? Is it to be found in reality or does it only exist in an imaginary intermediate zone? Time and space are determining factors in this respect, even if they reveal little more. Roccasalva is specifically attracted to the time that exists between time, which he describes as a void, yet one with a particular potentiality. Roccasalva’s thinking about time is especially grounded in Fernando Pessoa’s (1888-1935) ‘Book of Restlessness’. This Portuguese poet and philosopher writes about a time that he describes as ‘nostalgia for what never was’. Roccasalva plays with many paradoxes, including the idea that oneness can be formed in emptiness, or that the sum of all equals emptiness.

Roccasalva is a well-read artist with keen interests in literature, philosophy, art history and etymology. As an Italian artist, he can obviously not ignore the legacy of the Christian art tradition, which leads him to Russian icon art and the reverse perspective, as manifested in the elaboration of the estranging image of ‘Il Traviatore’.

The exhibition ‘The Queen of Gaps’, whose title is derived from the poem ‘The King of Gaps’ by Pessoa, consists of one sculpture and five paintings. It is a first step toward a new pictorial iconography. Study from Just Married Machine I, II and III (2014) depict a scene of an installation and tableau vivant that Pietro Rocca Salva created in 2012 in the frame of his solo exhibition ‘The Strange Young Neighbours’. The work was based on a still from the short film ‘La Ricotta’ (1962) by Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975). Roccasalva translated a traditional ‘nature morte’ from the movie into real-life objects; a bowl is transformed into a mandolin-shaped boat, a basket into a hot air balloon, split garlic bulbs fit together to form a bizarre toilet and a bottle is reinterpreted as a woman. The eggs at the banquet are exchanged for a cock that keeps watch over the whole scene. The genre of the still life takes on a new meaning in the world of living things. The still life Study for Just Married Machine II brings together a cup and a traditional Italian ‘rosetta’ bread. The two dialoguing objects are linked to each through their matching concave and convex shapes, a contrast that is associated with the male and female element. The two large paintings focus on the male and female characters in the film and the tableau vivant, the married couple, while the third painting depicts the whole scene.

The painting Il Traviatore (2014) is part of a series that has a waiter carrying a juicer on an empty tray as its central theme. This figure is a metaphor for the messenger of emptiness. The character first appeared in 2002 in a tableau vivant realised during an exhibition at the Fondazione Ratti in Como. This full-length painted Il Traviatore (2014) refers to Jean-Antoine Watteau’s painting Gilles (1718-1719), a portrait of a character from the sixteenth-century Italian Commedia dell’arte: ‘Pedrolino’ or little Pietro. Pietro is also a derivative of the Italian word for stone, and can here be seen as a case of reverse transubstantiation.

The sculpture Fanfaro (2014) depicts a dragon lizard holding an ‘arancino’, an Italian fried stuffed rice ball, while a child is biting its tail. The scene evokes a wide range of associations and references, from Duchamp to Caravaggio with his ‘Boy Bitten By Lizard’, from Bernini’s sculpture ‘Child with Dragon’ to the typical Chinese dragon with sun. A large arancino and a real dragon lizard appeared for the first time together in the exhibition ‘De Morgen’ in 2006. If the arancino seems to refer to the dead sun – as has often been the case in earlier works by Roccasalva – and the lizard to prehistoric times, then the biting child can be seen as a metaphor for ‘nostalgia for what never was’, an impossible temporal dimension.

Pietro Roccasalva has had solo exhibitions at the Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne (DE), Le Magasin, Grenoble (FR), GAMeC, Bergamo (IT) and the Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (IT). His work was part of group exhibitions at, among others, the David Roberts Art Foundation, London (GB), the Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, MoMA PS1, New York (USA), Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm (SE), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (USA), MAXXI, Rome (IT), Kadist Art Foundation, Paris (FR) and S.M.A.K., Ghent (BE). He was invited to participate in the Biennale of Venice (2009), the Torino Triennial (2008), Manifesta 7 and the Prague Biennial (2007). MoMA in New York recently acquired one of his installations for its collection.

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Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany | 08.02 - 23.03 2014
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Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany | 08.02 - 23.03 2014
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Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany | 08.02 - 23.03 2014
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Zeno X Gallery exhibitions

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Selected solo exhibitions

2023
Recent Paintings, Massimo De Carlo, Hong Kong, China
2022
2021
Giocondità, Massimo de Carlo Pièce Unique, Paris, France
2018
Hétalvo, Massimo De Carlo, London, United Kingdom
2016
Il Signor Beneventano, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, United States of America
Who Shot Mr. Burns?, The Power Station, Dallas, United States of America
The Awakening, Mottahedan Projects, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2015
The Wooden O, ZERO, Milan, Italy
2014
2013
The Unborn Museum, Le Magasin, Grenoble, France
2012
The Strange Young Neighbours, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, United States of America
2010
Unicuique suum Fussball, Johnen Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008
Pietro Roccasalva - Art Statements, Art 39 Basel (CH)
2007
Truka di Pietro Roccasalva, Galleria Civica Montevergini, Siracusa, Italy
Pietro Roccasalva - Truka, GAMeC - Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
Pietro Roccasalva - Truka, La Galerie Art: Concept, Paris, France
2006
Il Traviatore - The Skeleton Key, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
My Private #4, Ex Tempio Metodista, Turin, Italy
La Tempesta / Das Unwetter, Johnen + Schöttle, Cologne, Germany
Pietro Roccasalva, Hoet Bekaert Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
2005
Pietro Roccasalva, ZERO, Milan, Italy
2004
Pietro Roccasalva - O.H. Situazione d’opera in quattro stanze, Viafarini, Milan, Italy
2003
Pietro Roccasalva - Fisheye, Vistamare, Pescara, Italy

Selected group exhibitions

2023
At The Studio, Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano, Switzerland
2022
Afterimage, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
2021
Portraiture One Century Apart, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
Before the Cockerel Crows. Works from Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
The Paradox of Stillness: Art, Object, and Performance, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, United States of America
2020
Come Prima, Meglio di Prima, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
2019
MCMXXXIV, Massimo De Carlo, Milan, Italy
2018
The New Frontiers of Painting, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
2017
And what, for example, am I now seeing?, Galleria Continua, Boissy-le-Châtel, France
2016
Self-Portrait, Massimo De Carlo, London, United Kingdom
Quand fondra la neige où ira le blanc, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Italy
Cabinet d’Amis - The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet, Hotel de la Poste / Tour & Taxis, Brussels, Belgium
2015
Triennale di Milano: Ennesima. An Exhibition of Seven Exhibitions on Italian Art, Palazzo dell'Arte, Milan, Italy
Collecting for Tomorrow: new works at Museion, Museion, Bolzano, Italy
Growing Roots, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
The Violet Crab, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom
2013
A House of Leaves. Third Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom
2012
A House of Leaves. Second Movement, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom
NO. 17, Casey Kaplan, New York, United States of America
2011
Four Rooms, Centre for Contemporary Art - Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Tableau, Magasin - Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Proposal (a room, some things) for Rome, Monitor, Rome, Italy
Eroi, GAM Torino, GAM - Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin, Italy
Calamitati da Gino, Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, C.A.C., Foligno, Italy
2010
More Pricks Than Kicks, David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom
SI - Sindrome Italiana, Magasin - Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
Il Museo Privato - La passione per l’arte contemporanea nelle collezioni bergamasche, GAMeC Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bergamo, Italy
2009
This place you see has no size at all..., Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France
Making Worlds in Venice / Fare Mondi, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
In Praise of Shadows, Benaki Museum, Athens, Greece
2008
50 Moons of Saturn, The Second Torino Triennale, Turin, Italy
Italics: Italian Art Between Tradition and Revolution, 1968-2008, Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Italy
Mediterraneo 2008 a Ravello, Perna Foundation, Ravello, Italy
Manifesta 7, European Biennale of Contemporary Art, Trento, Italy
2007
Senso Unico: A show of eight contemporary Italian artists, MoMA PS1, New York, United States of America
A Gap in Keeping Silent: Noise, Poëziezomer Watou, Watou, Belgium
Glocal and Outsiders: Connecting Cultures in Central Europe, Prague Biennale 3, Prague, Czech Republic
Apocalittici e integrati. Utopia nell’arte italiana di oggi, MAXXI, Rome, Italy
Solo 24 Ore, Museion, Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Bolzano, Italy
Camera con vista - arte e interni in Italia dal 1900 al 2000, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy
2006
Painting Codes: i codici della pittura, Galleria Communale d’Arte Contemporanea, Monfalcone (GO), Italy
La città di Leonardo, L’arte Contemporanea, Milano e Leonardo, Fondazione Stelline, Milan, Italy
Part of the Process 2, ZERO, Milan, Italy
2005
Strata. Difference and Repetition, Fondazione Davide Halevim, Milan, Italy
Generations of Art - 10 anni alla FAR, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
XVI Quadriennale di Roma. Fuori Tema/Italian Feeling, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Roma, Italy
Doppia Visione, Magazzino d’Arte Moderna, Rome, Italy
Follow Your Shadow - Premio Furla per l’Arte, Villa delle Rose, Bologna, Italy
2004
Paradiso e Inferno, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy
2003
Forse Italia, S.M.A.K., Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art, Ghent, Belgium
Il Tirana Biennale, National Gallery of Arts and National Fair Centre, Tirana, Albania
2002
In Extremis, Advanced Course in Visual Arts (with Giulio Paolini), Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy

Public collections

The Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, part of the Museum Circuit of the Museo d’Arte della Svizzera italiana (MASI), Lugano, Switzerland
Depart Foundation, Rome, Italy and Los Angeles, United States of America
DRAF David Roberts Art Foundation, London, United Kingdom
Fondazione Giuliani, Rome, Italy
Fondazione Prada, Milan, Italy
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Lafayette Anticipation, Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette, Paris, France
Museion, Bozen, Italy
Museo del Novecento, Milan, Italy
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States of America

Press

“Pietro Roccasalva. Kölnischer Kunstverein”
Frieze.com, article by Dominikus Müller (online)
April 2014

“Pietro Roccasalva”
Artforum, vol.50, no.10, article by Jan Tumlir (p.296-299)
Summer 2012

“Through the Looking Glass. From tableaux vivants to Photoshop, the philosophical and optical enquiries of Pietro Roccasalva inevitably return to painting”
Frieze, no.129, article by Jonathan Griffin (p.84-89)
March 2010

“Belief Systems. Alessandro Rabottini connects with the complex installations of Pietro Roccasalva, taking a mind-boggling journey through the many narratives of this artist’s work”
MAP, no.17, article by Alessandro Rabottini (p.68-73)
Spring 2009

“Pietro Roccasalva”
Exhibition Catalogue Venice Biennial, p.144
2009

Pietro Roccasalva
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Pietro Roccasalva: The Unborn Museum

Mousse Publishing
Milan, Italy, 2016
288 pages

Mousse Publishing<br />Milan, Italy, 2016<br />288 pages
Pietro Roccasalva

JRP Ringier
Zürich, Switzerland, 2007
64 pages, ISBN 9783905770971

JRP Ringier<br />Zürich, Switzerland, 2007<br />64 pages, ISBN 9783905770971
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