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Ignazio Fresu

I'm part of the SALON exibition

I was born in Cagliari where I began my artistic training by attending the local Liceo Artistico and then completed my studies in Florence at the Accademia di Belle Arti. I have lived in Tuscany since 1975 and have resided and worked between Prato and Milan since 1982. My poetics aims to give a face to the beauty of the ephemeral and to portray the eternal deception perpetrated by time. The theme of the transience of everything, is reflected in my activity. To this end, my installations continuously play on the perception of the real consistency of the structures I make, thus rendering the sense of the transience of things that I highlight with the "petrification" or "russeting" that, like Medusa we all operate by giving different meanings to things. My works are also distinguished by the absence of the human figure in order to place the viewer at the center of the scene so as to have maximum interaction, so that in his "being-there," he becomes the absolute protagonist, the main character of my installations who takes the place left by the absence. This is why in my work I prefer environmental installations that, rather than "transmitting to the audience," allow for greater communicative reciprocity with those who "inhabit" them. There is a fundamental difference between "transmitting" and "communicating" in that, the former is basically unidirectional, while the latter, relying on interactive exchange, is multi-directional. And this is another important goal I aim to achieve with my work. The techniques I employ are far removed from traditional ones in that I make use of those materials that belong to our present, while retaining a privileged, though not univocal, relationship with the material. So along with modern synthetic resins and the potential offered by digital, I also make use of recycled materials and waste from industrial processing. Waste from a consumer economy that increasingly speeds up the process of separation between what we consider to be in our possession and what increasingly soon falls into the oblivion of disuse. Since 1974 I have been exhibiting in Italy and abroad, in solo and group exhibitions. Some of my installations are permanently exhibited in Florence, Perugia, Cagliari, Milan, Genoa, Prato (PO), Vaiano (PO), Chianti Park, Montespertoli (FI), Montelisi Park, Crespina (PI), Impruneta (FI), Guidonia Montecelio (RM), Arcevia (AN), Chiaramonti (SS) Rovereto (TN) and abroad in Belgrade (Serbia), Berlin and Cuxaven (Germany), Funchal (Madeira, Portugal), Valletta (Malta). Main group exibitions 2024 Museo San Domenico, Prato Accabi Hospital Burresi, Poggibonsi Casa del Cinema Terminale, Prato Palazzo Pretorio, Castrocaro Prachatice, Repubblica Ceca Vernice, Forlì ArteGenova 2024, Genova 2023 Museo Archeologico di Artimino MUSA Musei della Reggia di Portici Museo della Carta e della Filigrana, Fabriano Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto Castello Dobrohor, Boemia Sala Binazzi, Impruneta Convento di San Pietro, Liceo Artistico di Pistoia Palazzo Mezzacapo, Maiori Vernice, Forlì Urban Center, Rovereto Museo San Domenico, Prato Villa Sperling, Montepiano Palazzo Comunale di Carmignano Loggiato del Pellagrino, Impruneta Chiesa del Redentore, Rovereto 2022 Palazzo Callini, Brescia Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto Villa Simonetta, Verbania Auditorium Unità d'Italia, Isernia Museo San Domenico, Prato Palazzo dei Trecento, Treviso Palazzo Vaj, Prato Vernice, Forlì Chiesa del Redentore, Rovereto MUSA Musei della Reggia di Portici Parco Museale, Impruneta Ecomuseo dell'Alabastro, Castellina Marittima Palazzo Chigi Zonzadari, San Quirico d'Orcia Prefettura di Prato Villa Ca, Zenobio, Treviso Rocca Roveresca, Mondavio Palazzo Ducale del Gattopardo, Palma di Montechiaro Sala delle Esposizioni dell'Accademia delle Arti e del Disegno, Firenze 2021 Museo San Domenico, Prato Teatro degli Oscuri, Torrita di Siena Cimitero Chiesanuova, Prato Vernice, Forlì Conservatorio di San Nicolò, Prato Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto Officina Giovani, Prato Giardino del Tignoso, Prato Officine Forte Marghera, Venezia Sala Campolmi, Museo del Tessuto, Prato Villa Giulia, Verbania Artegioia107, Milano Milano Marittima, Ravenna Officina del Sale, Cervia 2020 Villa Rospigliosi, Prato Vernice, Forlì Galleria IAC, Impruneta Vernice, Forlì Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto I was… Art Factory, Prato 2019 Listone Giordano Arena, Milano Fabbrica del Vapore, Milano Ex Chiesa di San Giovanni, Prato Vernice, Forlì Sale affrescate del Palazzo Comunale di Pistoia Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto TIAC Academy of Fine Arts, Firenze Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto Nous Art Gallery, Abbadia Isola, Comune di Monteriggioni 2018 MACRO Museo d'Arte Contemporanea di Roma National Library of Malta, La Valletta, Malta Istituto di Cultura Italiana, La Valletta, Malta Abaco Space, Berlino, Germania Pavia Art Talent 2018, Pavia Contemporanea, Cesena Oratorio San Sebastiano - Complesso Museale di San Domenico, Forlì Lazzaretto, Cagliari Thes Tziveli, Empoli Allestimenti per le vie centrali di Certaldo Casa Canonico Putzu, Selargius, Cagliari Palazzo dei Congressi, Firenze ArteVicenza, Vicenza Caffè Letterario, Lodi Cenacolo di Fuligno, Firenze Palazzo Medici-Riccardi, Galleria delle Carrozze, Firenze Conservatorio di S. Maria degli Angeli, Firenze Montedomini, Firenze Complesso Museale di Santa Maria della Scala, Siena Vernice, Forlì Fondazione Campana dei Caduti, Rovereto Cavallerizza Reale, Torino CAMeC Centro Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, La Spezia


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