Enrico Castellani


Picture Enrico Castellani

Born in Castelmassa, RO (IT)
Enrico Castellani studied painting and sculpture in Brussels. He later shifted his interest to architecture, entering the Ecole Nationale Sup`erieure de la Cambre, Belgium, in 1956. In collaboration with experimental artist Piero Manzoni, Castellani established an avant-garde publication "Azimuth" in 1959, and opened an art gallery of the same name. Though his name had become well known by the 1960s through exhibitions such as Documenta in 1968, Castellani halted his activities in the 1970s due to political constraints in Italy. Enrico Castellani's exploration of space and time is reflected in his canvases, behind which he hits nails to give the uniform-colored canvas a three-dimensional surface that appears like waves of shadow. The effect is referred to as "a painting of light," and, in fact, the works are more object than pure art.

Solo and group exhibitions (Selected)

Museo de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand - MASP, São Paulo
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
recommended institution Dabbeni Studio d´arte contemporanea, Lugano
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo - Ciriè, Ciriè (TO)
Leopold Hoesch Museum, Düren

Galleria Fumagalli Bergamo, Bergamo
Museo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, Lugano
Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
Museum für Konkrete Kunst, Ingolstadt
Biennale di Sculture di Carrara, Carrara
CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Herning Kunstmuseum, Herning
Galerie Wack, Kaiserslautern
Muzeum Chelmskie w. Chelmie, Chelm
recommended institution galleria enrico fornello, Prato
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg
Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo

L'arte del lavoro, il lavoro dell'arte
CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
Enrico Castellani - Ettore Spalletti - Jan Vercruysse - Mario Airò
recommended institution galleria enrico fornello, Prato
La materia dell´Arte
Galleria Cardi, Milan
Eröffnungsausstellung - SQUARE - Die Sammlung Marli Hoppe-Ritter
Museum Ritter, Waldenbuch
Prague Biennale 2
Prague Biennale, Prague

Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Galleria Fumagalli Bergamo, Bergamo
Galleria Santo Ficara, Florence
Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa
Iziko South African National Art Gallery, Cape Town
Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz
Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea Montevergini, Siracusa
Pretoria Art Museum, Pretoria
Galleria Il Ponte, Florence

recommended institution walter storms galerie, Munich
Galica, Milan
The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst & Medienmuseum, Karlsruhe

Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Galerie der Stadt Sindelfingen, Sindelfingen
Il Narciso Galleria d´arte contemporanea, Rome

Fondazione Prada, Milan
Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Galerie Peter Zimmermann, Mannheim
Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej / Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw
recommended institution Daimler Contemporary, Berlin
Fondazione Prada, Milan

Galleria Melesi, Lecco
recommended institution A arte Studio Invernizzi, Milan
Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea - Roma, Rome

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea, Trento
Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples

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