- Giorgio Andreotta Calò
Born in Venice in 1979. Calò lives and works between Italy and the Netherlands. He studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice and at the Kunsthochschule Berlin, graduating in 2005 with a thesis about Gordon Matta-Clark. Between 2001 and 2007 he was assistant to Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. In 2008 he moved to the Netherlands where he was artist in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2009-2011). In 2011 Calo’s work has been presented at the 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, directed by Bice Curiger. In 2012 he won the Italian Contemporary Art Prize promoted by MAXXI Museum in Rome, with the work Prima che sia notte (Before night falls). Between 2012 and 2013 he has been artist in residence at the Centre National d’Art Contemporain in Villa Arson, Nice, France. In 2014 he won the New York Prize, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2017 Calò was one of the three artists invited to represent Italy in the national pavilion curated by Cecilia Alemani under the 57th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale. Among his most recent solo shows: Anastasis (ἀνάστασις), curated by Jacqueline Grandjean, Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 2018; 5122.65 miles, DEPART Foundation, Los Angeles, USA, 2016; In girum imus nocte, ZERO …, Milan, Italy, 2016; La scultura lingua morta (III), Sprovieri, London, UK, 2015; La sculpture langue morte (II), Institut Culturel Italien, Paris, 2014. He also participated in several group exhibitions, including: Take me (I’m Yours), curated by Christian Boltanski, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Chiara Parisi and Roberta Tenconi, Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan, Italy, 2017; 16th Art Quadrennial. Other times, other myths, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, 2016-17; The Lasting. The interval and duration, National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rome, Italy, 2016; La Chose, The Synagogue, Delme, France, 2015; Sculptures also die…, Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy, 2015; Ennesima, Fondazione La Triennale, Milan, Italy, 2015; Over You, You, 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015; Portrait of the Artist as a Young (Wo)Man, Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rivoli, Italy, 2014.