Sarenco

Biography

Picture Sarenco

Isaia Mabellini (alias Sarenco) was born on 1945 in Vobarno (BS)- Italy

Education
Università degli Studi di Milano ( Studies of philosophy ) - Milan MI, Italy
Work and Life
Lives and works in Verona, Italy and Malindi, Kenya
Has published several books and catalogues on african contemporary art
Works with several african artists
Member of the poetry movement "Poesia Visiva"
Founder of the reviews "Lotta Poetica" (1971), "Poesia Visiva" and "Sarenco's"
Opens an art gallery in the 90's in Malindi, Kenya, where he exhibits young african art
Makes his first court-metrage called "Collage" in 1984






Solo and group exhibitions(Selected)

1966
Galleria Zen, Brescia, Italia
Galleria Il Traghetto, Venezia, Italia

1971
Aktionsgalerie, Bern, Svizzera

1972
Museum Fridericianum, Neue Galerie - Kassel, Germany
Studio Santandrea, Milano, Italia
Studio Brescia, Brescia, Italia

1978
Galleria Il Canale - Venice VE, Italy

1979
Palazzo Vecchio - Florence FI, Italy

1982
Galèrie Donguy, Parigi, Francia

1983
Mercato del Sale, Milano, Italia.
Galleria Bertram, Burgdorf, Svizzera

1985
XLII Mostra del Cinema di Venezia, Italia

1986
Galleria Ferrari - Verona VR, Italy
Studio Morra - Naples NA, Italy
42° Biennale di Venezia

1987
Ken Damy Photogallery - Rome, Italy

1988
Mercato del sole, Milano, Italia

1994
Centre G. Pompidou, Parigi, Francia

1995
Sarenco Club-Art Gallery, Verona, Italia

1996
Sarenco and the Malindi Connection, Stadttheater - Fürth, Bavaria, Germany
Sarenco and the Malindi Connection, Black Gallery - Verona VR, Italy

1997
VAC Ventabren Art Contemporain - Ventabren, France
Sarenco and the Malindi Connection Malindi, Kenya

2001
Festival de poésie méditerranéenne, n° 4, Lodève, France
49° Biennale di Venezia, Italy
Franco Riccardo arti visive, Napoli
La Biennale di Venezia, Venezia

2002
MUSEION - Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea, Bozen / Bolzano

2004
Fundación Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporáneo de Sevilla - BIACS, Siviglia

2005
PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Napoli

2006
Galleria Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Chiari (Bs)
Galleria Colossi Arte Contemporanea, Chiari (Bs)

For the latest exhibitions of the artist, please see the Appointments' Archive