Emilio Scanavino

Born in 1922 - Italy

BIOGRAPHY

Emilio Scanavino (Genoa, 1922 - Milan, 1986) is an Italian painter and sculptor and one of the most important postwar abstract artists. Emilio Scanavino went to the Scuola Magistrale in Genoa and the Liceo Artistico Nicolo Barabino from 1938, and was Mario Calonghi's student.

His first exhibition was held in 1942 at the Salone Romano in Genoa. In Milan, he enrolled in university to study architecture. In 1947, he moved to Paris and got to know numerous artists of the time. He met artists such as Edouard Jaguer, de Wols and Camille Bryen. They have a strong influence on his practice. His style becomes "postcubist", and he has a show in 1948 at the Galleria l'Isola in Genoa, which is the starting point of his career as an abstract painter.

In 1950, he takes part in the XXVth Venice Biennale. In 1951, he has a show at the Apollinaire Gallery in London. He meets Philip Martin, Eduardo Paolozzi and Francis Bacon and is also inspired by them. He is friends with Lucio Fontana, Sergio Dangelo, Enrico Baj, Gianni Dova, Roberto Crippa, Asger Jorn, Karel Appel, Corneille, the CoBrA group and Roberto Matta and Wifredo Lam.

In 1958, he moves to Milan with his family. He meets Alain Jouffroy, Gianpiero Giani, Gillo Dorfles, Roberto Sanesi, and Franco Russoli. He returns to the Ligurian Coast and spends more and more time in his studio in Calice Ligure that he gets in 1962 and that becomes a meeting place, starting in 1970, for many artists such as Belgian Jean Raine of the CoBrA group or Theodore Konig, founder of the Phantomas magazine.

His many notes and photographs allowed in 2005 the publication of the La leggenda degli Artisti di Calice Ligure de Emilio Scanavino & C1. In 1970, he won the grand prize at the Menton festival.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO SHOWS

2012
Emilio Scanavino, Dep Art, Milan (Italy)

2011
Emilio Scanavino, GlobArt Gallery, Acqui Terme, (Italy)

2010
Emilio Scanavino, Arte 92, Milan, (Italy)

2008
Emilio Scanavino, 1954, 1983, Dep Art, Milan (Italy)
“Emilio Scanavino, Il muro ritrovato”, Fortezza Monumentale Del Priamar, Savona (Italy)
Emilio Scanavino, Galleria Conarte, Savona (Italy)

2007
“Scanavino, individualità di un segno informale”, Dipaoloarte, Bologna (Italy)

2005
“Emilio Scanavino, opere dal 1960 al 1985”, Gallerie D´Arte Giorgio Ghelfi, Verona (Italy)
“Emilio Scanavino, dipinti, disegni, sculture, gioielli”, Galleria Giraldi, Livorno (Italy)

2003
“Scanavino il Sacro”, Galleria San Fedele, Milan (Italy)

2002
“Scanavino, L'immagine necessaria”, Galleria Arte e Arte, Bologna (Italy)
“Emilio Scanavino, il segno e la scrittura nella gestualità”, Galleria Carlina, Turin (Italy)

2001
“Emilio Scanavino, 1954-1974”, Galleria d'Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

1984
“Emilio Scanavino, Opere recenti”, Nuova Galleria Morone, Milan (Italy)

1959
Emilio Scanavino,, Galerie Schmela, Dusseldorf (Germany)


GROUP SHOWS

2013
“Chronicles Of Dopobomba, Museo d`Arte Contemporanea Lissone, Lissone

2012
“In Astratto, Arte astratta in Italia 1930, 1980”, CAMeC, Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia (Italy)
“Apparizioni Della Materia E Del Segno”, Arte 92, Milan (Italy)

2011
“Collettiva Natalizia 2011”, B & B Arte, Mantova (Italy)
“Filo Rosso”, Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno (Italy)
“Il Palazzo della Farnesina e la sua colelzione”, Museo Dell'Ara Pacis, Rome (Italy)
Collective Art Show, Energenesi Art Gallery, Venice (Italy)

2010
“Il Premio fra i Premi. La pittura in Italia dal Futurismo all'Informale”, CAMeC, Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia (Italy)
“Arte Svelata”, Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
“Red Opere In Rosso”, Cerruti Arte, Genoa (Italy)
“Masterpieces”, Castello di Rivara, Centro d´arte contemporane, Rivara (Italy)
Collective Art Show, Energenesi Art Gallery, Venice (Italy)
“Small paintings. Il piccolo format”, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (Italy)

2009
“Twentysix Gasoline Stations ed altri libri d'Artista, Una collezione”, Museo Regionale di Messina, Messina (Italy)
“Mostra collettiva”, Galleria Arteincornice, Turin (Italy)
“Riccardo Licata e gli amici di Venezia e Parig”, Palazzo Della Promotrice Delle Belle Arti, Turin (Italy)
“Astrattismo Italiano”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“Oltre la forma”, Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno (Italy)
“Spazio Libro d’Artista”, Palazzo Manganelli , Catania, (Italy)
“Hot Spots”, Rio de Janeiro / Milano, Torino / Los Angeles, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich

2008
“Not Only Multiples”, Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno (Italy)
“Attraversamenti”, Galleria d'Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
“Come eravamo. Anni '70. Linguaggi e protagonisti dell'Arte in Lombardia”, Museo Civico Lecco, Torre Viscontea, Lecco (Italy)
“20TH CENTURY Part II”, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (Italy)
“Cronache visive del dopoguerra. Opere dalle collezioni Battolini, Cozzani e Premio del Golfo. 1948, 1968”, CAMeC, Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia (Italy)
“Pensieri ordinate”, Galleria Bonioni Arte, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
“20TH CENTURY”, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (Italy)
“E...state con l'arte”, Galleria Arteincornice, Turin (Italy)
“Time & Place, Milano, Torino 1958-1968”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm (Sweden)
“Italia/germania 11/7 Multipli”, Factory-Art, Berlin (Germany)
“San Valentino”, Galleria Arteincornice, Turin (Italy)
Collective Art Show, Energenesi Art Gallery, Venice (Italy)

2007
“Arte Italiana. Arte Internazionale”, Galleria Bonioni Arte, Reggio Emilia
“Collettiva”, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (Italy)
“Grafica Internazionale”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“Lo Spazialismo e l´apporto veneziano”, MACA, Museo Arte Contemporanea Acri, Acri (Italy)
“Liberi segni”, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (Italy)

2006
“Keramikos. Un percosrso sulla ceramica da Arturo Martini a Luigi Ontani”, Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, Milan (Italy)
“Galleria Planetario 30 anni”, Galleria Planetario, Trieste (Italy)
"I cinque cerchi", Galleria Arteincornice, Turin (Italy)

2005
“Novecento”, Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin (Italy)
The Second Beijing International Art Biennale 2005, Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing (China)
“Eugenio Carmi, Piero Dorazio, Hans Hartung, Franco Sanna, Emilio Scanavino”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“L'Opera al nero”, Galleria d'Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
“inFORMAle”, Galleria Arte e Arte, Bologna (Italy)

2004
“Attraversare Genova, Percorsi e linguaggi internazionali del contemporaneo”, Palazzo Ducale, Genoa (Italy)
“Attraversare Genova. Percorsi e linguaggi internazionali del contemporaneo”, Villa Croce Museo d´Arte Contemporanea, Genoa (Italy)
“Suggestioni astratte e figurative”, Galleria d'Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
“per amore”, Galleria Civica d’arte contemporanea Montevergini, Siracusa (Italy)

2003
“Collezionare. Artisti del 900 e Contemporanei”, Galleria d'Arte 2000 & Novecento, Reggio Emilia (Italy)
“Collettiva di arte contemporanea”, Galleria Open Art, Prato (Italy)
“Maestri di ieri e di oggi”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

2002
“Grandi Maestri, opere fine anni 70”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“Segni e contesti”, Studio B2, Genoa (Italy)
“Astrattismo Italiano”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

2001
“Grandi Maestri, Dall' astratto al figurative”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

2000
“Rosso di sera”, Galleria Melesi, Lecco (Italy)

1999
“La raccolta Spajani”, GAMeC, Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo (Italy)
“Opere su carta e collage . Arman, Dorazio, Gentilini, Guttuso Hartung, Saint Phalle, Sanna, Scanavino, Vasarely, Vedova”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1998
“Opere anni 70- 80, Piero Dorazio, Hans Hartung, Franco Sanna, Emilio Scanavino, Victor Vasarely”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1997
“ARTE MODERNA CONTEMPORANEA”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“Arte Italiana Moderma contemporanea”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1996
“MAESTRI INTERNAZIONALI opere anni 80, 90", Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1995
“Arte Moderna Contemporanea Italiana”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1994
“PERCORSI INTERNAZIONALI”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“ASTRATTISMO ITALIANO”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1993
“Arte moderna Internazionale”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1992
“Arte Moderna Internazionale”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1991
“Dal figurativo all informale”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1987
“Arte Internazionale Arman, Cesar, S. Francis, G. Grosz, P. Picasso, R. Rauschenberg, F. Sanna, E. Scanavino”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)
“Mélanos”, Galleria Anna D’Ascanio, Rome (Italy)

1986
XIa Quadriennale di Roma, Quadriennale di Roma, Rome (Italy)

1985
“Arte Moderna Internazionale”, Galleria La Fenice, Sassari (Italy)

1973
X Quadriennale Nazionale d'Arte. Situazione dell'Arte non figurativa, Quadriennale di Roma, Rome (Italy)

1959
“Internationale Ausstellung Graphik der Gegenwart 1959”, Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden (Germany)
documenta 2, Documenta, Kassel (Germany)

1956
“This Is Tomorrow”, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (England)

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