Arcangelo Sassolino was born in Vicenza, Italy in 1967, where he lives and works.
Sassolino’s sculptures and installations explore mechanical behaviours, materials, and physical properties of force. By applying these properties to the natural world and behaviours, the artist examines the friction between industrial progress and environmental concerns.
Sassolino’s works are carefully planned and researched, resulting in constructions of a high degree of physicality and forces applied by or on an object, as he pushes materials past their physical limitations. The tension, the expectation, and the awareness of risk—along with the powerful aesthetics of the works—play key roles in the experience of the spectators.
Arcangelo Sassolino has had solo exhibitions at Pearl Lam Galleries H Queen’s, Hong Kong, China (2018); Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (2017); Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany (2017); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (2016); the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany (2016); Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy (2010); Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France (2008); and MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy (2011), among others. He also presented an environmental project at Z33 Center for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium (2010) and in the context of Art and The City, Zurich, Switzerland (2012).
His works have been shown in public institutions such as Grand Palais, Paris, France; Broad Art Museum, East Lansing, USA; Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Italy; Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Punta del Este, Uruguay; Le 104, Paris, France; MART Museum, Rovereto, Italy; Swiss Institute, New York, USA; Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy; FRAC Museum Regional, Reims, France; Autocenter and MICA MOCA, Berlin, Germany; Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland; CCC Strozzina, Florence, Italy; Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy; Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany; ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany; and Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.
Arcangelo Sassolino, fragilissimo, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy
Arcangelo Sassolino, Villa Medici, Roma, Italy
Arcangelo Sassolino: Warped Matter, Curved Time, Pearl Lam Galleries H Queen’s, Hong Kong
Conflitti, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Cologne, DEU
The Way We Were, Galleria Continua/Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel, FRA
Matter Revealed, Repetto Gallery, London, UK
Canto V, Galleria Continua, S.Gimignano, Italy.
Damnatio Memoriae, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany.
Mechanisms of Power, curated by Franziska Nori, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, Germany.
Not Human, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, CAM Museum, St. Louis, USA.
Nicola Carrino - Arcangelo Sassolino, Villa Pisani Bonetti, Stra, Italy.
Piccolo Animismo, MACRO Museum, Rome, Italy.
Arcangelo Sassolino, Nicola Von Senger, Zurich, Swizterland.
Time Tomb, House of contemporary art, Hasselt, Belgium.
Qui e Ora, Galleria Continua, S. Gimignano, Italy.
Superdome, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
Critical Mass, Feinkost, Berlin, Germany.
Arcangelo Sassolino, Nicola von Senger, Zurich, Switzerland.
Momento, Galleria Galica, Milan, Italy.
Rimozione, Galleria Arte Ricambi, Verona, Italy.
Concrete Matters, Galleria Grossetti, Milan, Italy.
Artistic Intelligence, Kunstverein, Hannover, DEU, curated by Sergey Harutoonian
Artistes & Robots, Grand Palais, Paris, FRA
The Transported Man, curated by Marc- Olivier Wahler, Broad Art Museum, MSU, USA
Torre di Babele, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, ex Fabbrica Lucchesi, Prato, Italy.
Art Club #7 / Mémoires d’été, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy.
Prototypology, curated by Aaron Moulton, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy.
Arte contemporanea a Villa Pisani, Villa Pisani Bonetti, Stra, Italy.
A Chromatic Loss, curated by Jeffrey Uslip, Bortolami Gallery, New York, USA.
About Sculpture #1, Galerie Rolando Anselmi, Berlin, Germany.
Garage Grit, curated by Thomas Mareck, MU, Eindohoven, Netherlands.
Francis Bacon e la condizione esistenziale nell’arte contemporanea, curated by Franziska Nori and Barbara Dawson, CCC Strozzina, Florence, Italy.
Art and the city, curated by Christoph Doswald, Zurich, Switzerland.
Beyond occupied images, curated by Tevz Logar, Skuc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Percorsi riscoperti dell’arte italiana nella VAF-Stiftung 1947 – 2010, curated by Gabriella Belli and Daniela Ferrari, MART, Trento, Italy.
Artisti D’Italia, Ex Chiesa della Madonna del Duomo, Arezzo, Italy.
Broken Fall (Organic), Galleria Enrico Astuni, Bologna, Italy.
Interferenze costruttive, Fondazione Menegaz, Castelbasso, Italy.
Under Destruction, curated by Chris Sharp / Gianni Jetzer, Swiss Institute, New York, USA.
Sphères 3 2010, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Chatel, France.
As Soon As Possible, L’accelerazione nella societá contemporanea, curated by Franziska Nori, CCC Strozzina, Florence, Italy.
La Scultura Italiana del XXI secolo, Fondazione Arnaldo Pomodoro, Milan, Italy.
Under Destruction, Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland.
Videodrome, Autocenter, Berlin, Germany.
Ottocento Veneziano, Veneziano Contemporaneo, Museo di Villa Pisani, Stra, Italy.
Idoles, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, France.
Aspekte des sammelns, Essl Museum, Wien, Austria.
Italian Open!, curated by Art at Work, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Zweckgemeinschafft, curated by Art at Work, Micamoca, Berlin, Germany.
Sleeper, Brown, London, UK.
Themes and Variations, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy.
Disarming Matter, curated by Chris Sharp, Dunkers Kulturhus, Helsingborg, Sweden.
Chateau de Tokyo, curated by Marc-Olivier Wahler, Fontainebleu, France.
Visionary Collection Vol. 6, at Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland.
What You See is What You Guess, curated by Francois Quentin and Alessandra Pace, FRAC, Rheims, France.
Ginnunggagap, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy.
Faster! Bigger! Better!, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany.
Premio A.Fabbri, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany.
Maggi, Chiesa di S.Agostino, Bergamo, Italy.
Visioni Bergamo, curated by Bruno Corà, Alberto Fiz, Marco Meneguzzo, Annamaria
Mito-Logica-Mente, curated by Silvia Pegoraro, Borgo Medievale, Castelbasso, Italy.
N/E, curated by Simone Menegoi, Fondazione O’Artoteca, Milan, Italy.
Materia-Niente, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice, Italy.