BiographyImages

Striscione / Banner
2018
oil and acrylic on canvas, painted wood
350 x 450 cm

Installation view:
In Focus: Luca Bertolo, 2018, MART Rovereto, IT

 

From left to right:

Sign 16#05
2016
oil and acrylic on canvas, wood
167 x 40 x 5 cm

The good future of the past #9
2018
oil and acrylic on canvas
100 x 150 cm

Installation view:
In Focus: Luca Bertolo, 2018, MART Rovereto, IT

 

Testimone (Witness) #12
2018
oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

 

Untitled 17#9
2017
oil on canvas
90 x 50 cm

 

Untitled 17#5
2017
oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

 

Natura Morta #17
2016-17
oil on canvas
50 x 60 cm

 

Untitled 16#05
2016-17
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

 

Sign 
2015
oil on canvas, wood
218 x 70 cm

 

Natura Morta #2
2015
oil on canvas
45 x 40 cm

 

Sabrina’s Landscape
2015
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

 

Bandiera (Flag) #14
2014
oil, acrylic, collage on canvas
70 x 80 cm

 

Bandiera (Flag) #17
2014
oil, acrylic, collage on canvas
70 x 80 cm

 

Untitled 14#2
2014
oil on canvas
35 x 40 cm

 

Untitled (Withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan)
2013
oil on canvas
252 x 369 cm

Installation view:
Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, IT

 

3 Women
2012
oil on canvas
80 x 70 cm

 

Untitled (palette #1)
2012
oil on canvas
40 x 50 cm

 

Untitled #3
2010
oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

 

Untitled
2010
watercolour on paper
30 x 40 cm

 

Untitled #13 (Goya)
2008-10
oil on canvas
45 x 40 cm

 

Luca Bertolo, b.1968, IT. Lives and works in Fabbiano (Lucca), IT

 

Education

1994 – 1998

Accademia di Brera, Milan, Italy, Painting Degree

1987 – 1992

Università Statale di Milano, Degree in Computer Science

1987 – 1989

School of Applied Arts, Milan, Course in Illustration

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018

In Focus: Luca Bertolo, MART Rovereto, Trentino, IT

Blue Led Song, TRIPLA, Bologna, IT

2017

Le Belle Parole/The Beautiful Words, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

Luca Bertolo. Se non qui dove (If not Here, Where?), organized by MAN, Gavoi, Ex Caserma, Nuoro, IT

Everybody is always right, Arcade, London, UK

2016

If Anything, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles, US

2015

Guerre Pace, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2014

Gian Carozzi Revisited (curated by Luca Bertolo), Cardelli & Fontana, Sarzana, IT

2013

UFO, SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2012

Six Tips For Ageing With Grace, Arcade, London, UK

A Painting Cycle, NOMAS Foundation, Rome, IT

2011

The Return of the Real & Other Unexpected Events, Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2009

Happiness does not make for a story, Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

The Domain of Painting, Arcade, London, UK

L’inverno esiste. Prove ed esempi, MARS, Milano, IT

2006

Galleria Alessandro De March, Milano, IT

Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

2005

A+M Bookstore, Milano, IT

2004

Galleria Alessandro De March, Milano, IT

2003

Galleria Alessandro De March, Milano, IT

2002

Galleria De March – Solbiati, Legnano (Milano), IT

1999

Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, DE

1997

Studio d’arte Cannaviello, Milano, IT

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2018

Under Erasure, Pierogi Gallery, New York, USA

Performance: Luca Bertolo / Flavio Favelli: Come pesciolini rossi in una vasca di lucci – Una conversazione politica, The First Mornings Fest Of Unreasonable Acts, Palazzo Bentivoglio, Bologna, IT 

Blackout, curated by Antonio Grulli, 3m1arte, Lisbon, PT

2017

Oltreprima, curated by Fabiola Naldi e Maura Pozzati, Fondazione del Monte, Bologna, IT

Material Life, The Goma, Madrid, ES

2016

Gegen Weiss: Peripherien der Zeichnung, Palais fur aktuelle Kunst Gluckstadt, DE

Raccontare il presente, Italian Cultural Institute, London, UK

Urban Mining, Rigenerazioni Urbane, Museo MA*GA, Gallarate, IT

Face to Face, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerno, IT

2015

Recto/Verso, Prada Foundation, Milan, IT

Rethinking the Medium, The Phantom of Drawing, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdamo (AR), IT

2014

Baffi Del Bambino (curated by Luca Bertolo), Lucie Fontaine, Milan, IT

2013

Der Blitz, Museo Alta Garda, Rive del Garda, IT

Souvenir, Galerie Perrotin, Paris, FR

La Figurazione Inevitabile, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT

2010

Impresa Pittura, CIAC – Centro Internazionale d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, IT

The Library of Babel/In and Out of Place, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK

2009

Prague Bienniale 4, Prague, CZ

2008

VIA AMATI 13, Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, IT

Falling from an Apple Tree by Mistake, Wilde Gallery, Berlin, DE

A Color Box, Arcade, London, UK

Una Giornata Particolare, Book/Box, with 5 artists’ projects + 6 short stories, Pisa, IT

Manual CC – Instructions for Beginners and Advanced Players, (A project by Dorothee

Bienert, Dortje Drechsel, Marina Sorbello, Antje Weitzel), Uqbar, Berlin, DE

Italian Genius Now, Korean Design Center, Seul / Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Tokyo, JP

Multiples & Editions, vol.2, The Front Room Gallery, New York, US

Fuori Contesto, Bologna / Milano, IT

2007

PI Performance Intermedia Festival, Szczecin, Poland / Berlin, DE

Nessuna Paura, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT

Pointing Painting, Galleria SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy

Assab One, Milano, Italy

Multiples & Editions, The Front Room Gallery, New York

2006

East of West – West of East, video featured in Milano Film Festival, Milano, IT

Senza Fine, Palazzo Fogazzaro, Schio, IT

1:1 – Translation of the Real, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK

Uscita Pistoia, SpazioA gallery, Pistoia, IT

2005

By Artificial Resemblance: Portraits from Four Centuries, curated by E. Crenson, The Front Room Gallery, New York, US

Fuori Posto* – Berlino, Villa delle Rose (GAM), Bologna, IT

2004

Art Worksites, Ex Cartiere Binda, Milano, IT

Hic et Nunc, San Vito al Tagliamento, IT

Berliner Kunstprojekt, Berlin, DE

2003

Sixteen Painters in Berlin, former Czechoslovakian Consolate, Berlin, DE

2002

Five (Un) Ambiguous Statements Upon Distance and Beauty, Galleria De March, Milano, IT

Silbernagl Undergallery, Milano, IT

Offene Ateliers in der Schulstrasse, Münster, DE

Between Dresden and Prague, (a Project of B. Giorgi), Prague, Dresden, Rome, IT

2000

Die Blaue Begeisterung (Young Italian Artists), Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, DE

1999

Galleria d’Arte Contemporanea, Udine, IT

Contemporary Arts Center Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, IT

Postfuhramt, Berlin, DE

 

Grants, residencies

2016

Premio Nazionale di arti Visive Gallarate, Gallarate, IT

2010

Diogene Bivacco Urbano, Turin, IT

2008

Kultursalon und Artist in Residence, Villa Streuli, Wintherthur, CH

2007

Artist in Residence, Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg, AU

2005

Artist in Residence Program of the Austrian Federal Office, Vienna, AU

2001

Grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, US

 

Other Projects

2007

Curates the pataphysical pocket diary Patagenda, Elèuthera editions, Milano, IT

2002

Participates in the project Between Dresden & Prague of Bernardo Giorgi and Gregorio Galli

2000

Assistant for the scenery of Where is the Wonderful Life, staging of A.T.I.R., Milano, IT

1996

Set design for the film I Want to Believe in a God that Knows How to Dance, directed by Paolo Vari for Metamorphosi, Milano, IT

 

Publications

Bertolo, L 2017. Le Belle Parole/The Beautiful Words, Mousse Publishing

Bertolo, L. Composita Solvantur, (artist’s book), edited by SpazioA, Pistoia, Italy

Bertolo, L. The Narvos Method, (artist’s book), edited by MUD Art Foundation, Milano, Italy

Bertolo, L. 2006. Uomini Pesce (short story), Aperture n.21, Rome

Bertolo, L. 2005-2006. False Alternative (short story), Aperture n. 18, Rome

Bertolo, L. 2002. Clement Greenberg, in Il Giornale dell’arte, n. 213

Bertolo, L. 2002 Artisti Buoni, in Lo Straniero (art and culture review), n.15