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Piero Pizzi Cannella

Born in 1955 - Italy

BIOGRAPHY

Piero Pizzi Cannella was born in 1955 at Rocca di Papa.

He starts to paint at a young age. From 1974 to 1977 he attends Alberto Ziveri's painting course at the Accademy of Fine Arts in Rome and at the same time he enrolls in the Philosophy course at the Sapienza.
The memory is, for over thirty years, the red string of Pizzi Cannella's extremely personal creative journey, expressed through a refined and enigmatic language of cryptic signs, of recurring symbolic traces of an almost esoteric meaning, like the jewel, the dried flower, the chair, the fan, the lizard, where life and the essence of a forgotten past, the nostalgia, the dreams and the collective memories of a present contingent and of a future project are metaphorically condensed.

From the performance in the forest of Rocca di Papa (1975) to the works inspired by the narrative art (1977), from the conceptual installations (1977-78) to the “Return to Painting” (1980). From poetry, from philosophy to the journey of the present-day research, in this site the historical-critical acknowledgment of Pizzi Cannella's works unwinds, one of the most emblematic and original artists of a generation that, beyond the schools, critics and market, is the author of a renewed vision of painting from the '80s to today.

Pizzi Cannella holds his first personal show in 1977, at the La Stanza Gallery of Rome. He sets up his studio in the ex pasta factory Cerere, in the San Lorenzo neighborhood, giving life, together with B. Ceccobelli, G. Dessi, G. Gallo, Nunzio and M. Tirelli, to the San Lorenzo School: he opens the studio to the public on the occasion of the “Ateliers” show, organized in 1984 by A. Bonito Olivia in the ex pasta factory Cerere.

In the same year he exposes Pizzi Cannella's work in Sargentini's L'Attico Gallery in the exhibition “Internals and Figures”, his first personal of oils on canvas, to which the personal shows at the Annina Nosei Gallery of New York, in Berlin at the Galerie Folker Skulima in 1985 and in Basilea at the Galerie Triebold in 1986 followed. He takes part in the collective expositions: The Biennial of Paris (1985), of Venice (1988, 1993), of Istanbul (1989), Quadrennium of Rome (1987), “Post-abstraction” at the Rotonda della Besana of Milan (1987), “Rome in show 1970-79” at the Exposition Palace of Rome (1995), “Italian art. The last forty years. Iconic painting” at the GAM of Bologna (1997), “Orientations of Italian art/Rome 1947-87” in Moscow and, later, in Leningrad. He participates in the first Biennial of Peking in 2003.

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EXHIBITIONS

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2015
Piero Pizzi Cannella - opere 1985/2001 - GALLERIA INTERNO 18, Cremona
2012
Contemporary Italian Selections - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
2011
Pizzi Cannella - Chinatown - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Pizzi Cannella - Chinatown - Mudima - Fondazione per l´Art Contemporanea, Milan
2010
CHINATOWN Invito al viaggio - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
Orientale - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
2009
Almanacco 2 - ouvres sur papier 1981-2009 - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
2008
Earth, Sky and Sea - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
Almanacco - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
Pizzi Cannella - Almanacco - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
2007
Pizzi Cannella - Regine - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
2006
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Poggiali e Forconi, Florence
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Salone de Musique - concerto per pianoforte - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
Pizzi Cannella - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Piero Pizzi Cannella - MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
2005
Canto - Studio Guastalla, Milan
2003
Piero Pizzi Cannella - doppia coppia - opere 2003 - Galleria dello Scudo, Verona
2002
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Nottambulo - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
2000
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Particolare per una camera d'artista - Fondazione Volume!, Rome
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Nero d - Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
Piero Pizzi Cannella - La festa - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
1999
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Espace d\'Art Contemporain André Malraux, Colmar
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Timbri indiani - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
1997
Piero Pizzi Cannella - I vetri - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
1994
Bagno turco 1990-1994 - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
1993
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Studio d'Arte Raffaelli - Palazzo Wolkenstein, Trento
1991
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
1984
Piero Pizzi Cannella - Galleria L'Attico, Rome


GROUP

2015
ANNI ’70-'80. Tra spazio, forma e materia: il ritorno al corpo dell'arte. - Gallery of Art Temple University, Rome
Omnia Signa Nero Su Bianco - Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan
Summer Selections - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
Oeuvres récentes - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
2014
Opere Grandi / Grandi Opere - Studio d'Arte Cannaviello, Milan
Arte Fiera Bologna - Studio Guastalla, Milan
2013
Lucia Massei & Pizzi Cannella - Interno - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
Lucia Massei / Pizzi Cannella - Palazzo Ricasoli, Florence
I sogni che volano. L’inchiostro nel segno. Stamperia d’arte Albicocco 1974/2013. - Villa Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo, UD
2012
Ritratto di una città. Arte a Roma 1960 - 2001 - MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
The Continuation of Romance - Rosenfeld Porcini, London
Group Show - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
Linee 1980 nel 2012 - Galleria Maria Grazia Del Prete, Rome
œuvres choisies - Galerie Placido, Paris
2011
Filo Rosso - Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno
Nightmare Before Christmas - Guidi&Schoen - Arte Contemporanea, Genoa
Xxl - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
SU NERO NERO / OVER BLACK BLACK - Castello di Rivara - Centro d´arte contemporane, Rivara, TO
Colour moves Surface - Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
Artisti Vari - Galleria delle Battaglie Arte Contemporanea, Brescia
2010
PastPresentFuture – UniCredit Koleksiyonu’ndan Bir Seçki - Yapi Kredi Kazim Taskent Art Gallery, Istanbul
Ut Pictura - La Galleria d´arte Il Sipario, Parma
Summer Sale: Drawings, Paintings and Objects - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
20 Ans Après - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
Pagine da un bestiario fantastico - Galleria Civica di Modena, Modena
2009
Lonely City - Divisione Arte, Bari
Selection – Einblicke in die Sammlung Biedermann - Museum Biedermann, Donaueschingen
Gallery Selections - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
Finissage 2009 - Zonca & Zonca, Milan
Mappe - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Quel che resta del….grande - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Animalia - Studio Guastalla, Milan
1999/2009, Regard sur la Collection du Conseil Général du Var - Hôtel des Arts - Centre Méditerranéen d'art, Toulon
Smith - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
Gallery Selections - Barbara Mathes Gallery, New York City, NY
2008
Astratte Figurazioni - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
20TH CENTURY Part II - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
IM WALD. Gemälde und Arbeiten auf Papier von 1906 bis heute - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
Mostra Collettiva - Studio Guastalla, Milan
OUTSIDER project - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
20TH CENTURY - Galleria Biasutti & Biasutti Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin
Mai du livre d'art - Galerie Placido, Paris
Mai du livre d´art - XXIsiècle éditions, Paris
Impronta globale - Ex Magazzini Generali – ISA - Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Rome
2007
Tutteselle - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
Arte italiana 1968–2007 Pittura - Palazzo Reale, Milan
Argot - Dep Art, Milan
Italia 1980-2007 - Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum (Bao Tang My Thuat Viet Nam), Hanoi
Il Settimo Splendore - La modernità della malinconia - Palazzo Forti - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona
Arcani Maggiori - Galleria In Arco, Turin
Arcani Maggiori - Antonio Colombo Arte Contemporanea, Milan
2006
Kirkeby, Pizzi Cannella, Neumann, Assig - Galerie Vidal-Saint Phalle, Paris
Pittura Italiana e scuola Romana di antologicaautori Italiani - Galleria delle Battaglie Arte Contemporanea, Brescia
Vis à Vis - Collezioni si incontrano - Centro Arti Visive Pescheria, Pesaro
Visioni del paradiso - Istituto Svizzero di Roma, Rome
First - Dep Art, Milan
Only now - Poggiali e Forconi, Florence
2005
L'arte del lavoro, il lavoro dell'arte - CAMeC - Centro de Arte Moderna e Contemporanea della Spezia, La Spezia
D’ailleurs, c’est toujours les autres qui meurent - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
2004
Nuvole rosse - Studio Guastalla, Milan
Particular view - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
2003
Anni '70 '80 '90 - Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
100. výstava Galerie Caesar - Galerie Caesar, Olomouc
2002
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie (modernes et contemporains) - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Moneta unica - Galleria Amste, Lissone
Circuit authors of Caesar Gallery - Galerie Caesar, Olomouc
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie (modernes et contemporains) - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Harmonien I - Rom - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
Bianco Italiano - Lorenzelli Arte, Milan
Kontraste I - Zwischen Figuration und Abstraktion - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
2001
Collettiva - Dipinti e opere su carta - Studio Guastalla, Milan
Arcangelo, Nunzio, Pizzi Cannella - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
Cantieri Romani - Galleria Comunale di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Viareggio (GAMC), Rome
2000
STO - Galerie Caesar, Olomouc
Die Farbe Rot - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
1999
Blue Dreams - Galerie Henze & Ketterer & Triebold, Riehen
1998
Dessì – Gallo – Tirelli – Nunzio - Pizzi Cannella - Galleria Alessandro Bagnai, Florence
Frecce - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
Accrochage des artistes de la galerie - Galerie Di Meo, Paris
1996
XIIa Quadriennale Italia 1950-1990. Ultime generazioni - Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma - Villa Carpegn, Rome
Antologia (A. V.) - Galleria In Arco, Turin
1995
Magazzino - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1994
Ossessione Rossa - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1993
La matita ben temperata - Galleria Anna D’Ascanio, Rome
Tavoli e Sedie - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
1990
Collettiva Romana - Studio d'Arte Raffaelli - Palazzo Wolkenstein, Trento
1989
2. International ?stanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
1988
XLIII Esposizione internazionale d’Arte. La Biennale di Venezia. Il luogo degli artisti - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1986
XIa Quadriennale di Roma - Fondazione La Quadriennale di Roma - Villa Carpegn, Rome
6th Biennale of Sydney: Origins, Originality + Beyond - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
1985
Arte in Cornice - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
XIII BIENNALE DE PARIS - Biennale de Paris, Paris
1984
Forum - Galleria L'Attico, Rome
EXTEMPORANEA. Otto artisti all'aperto - Galleria L'Attico, Rome

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