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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.

Selected Solo Exhibitions


Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Roma, Italy

4th Industrial Art Biennial (IAB 04), Labin, Croatia

MITICO 2023 Belmond, Deià, Mallorca, Spain (until the end of October 2023)


Il vuoto senza misura, Atipografia, Arzignano 


Il vuoto senza misura
, Philipp von Rosen Galerie, Köln


Arcangelo Sassolino, fragilissimo, Galleria dello Scudo, Verona, Italy

Arcangelo SassolinoArt Club #29, Académie de France - 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.

Selected Group Exhibitions


Spazi Capaci/Comunità Capaci, Curated by Alessandro de Lisi Fondazione Falcone, Palermo 

Le Songe d’Ulysse, Curated by Francesco Stocchi Fondation Carmignac
Villa Carmignac, île de Porquerolles  

Diplomazija Astuta, Curated by Keith Sciberras, Jeffrey Uslip
Malta Pavilion, 59. Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte Venice * 

Welt in der Schwebe. Luft als künstlerisches Material , Curated by Barbara J. Scheuermann, Anna Döbbelin Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn 


The 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, Antarctic Resolution with Giulia Foscari/UNLESS Venice 


Golem, curated by Raphie Etgar, Museum On The Seam, Jerusalem

Attraverso le avanguardie, APE Parma Museo, Parma, IT

Labor & materials, 21c Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Artistes & Robots, Grand Palais, Paris, FRA

Biennale des Arts Numériques Némo. Jusqu’ici tout va bien?  Curated by Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalves, Le Centquatre, Paris, FRA 

The Only Stable Things, Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, Venice, IT

Materie prime. Artisti italiani contemporanei tra terra e luce, Rocca Roveresca, Senigallia, IT

A Story That Was(n’t), Accademia di Brera, Milan, IT

Artistic Intelligence, Kunstverein, Hannover, DEU, curated by Sergey Harutoonia


Artistes & Robotscurated by Laurence Bertrand Dorléac and Jérôme Neutres, Grand Palais, Galeries Nationales, Paris, FRA


The Transported Man, curated by Marc- Olivier Wahler, Broad Art Museum, MSU, USA

Flow. Arte contemporanea e cinese in dialogo, curated by Maria Yvonne Pugliese and Peng Feng, Basilica Palladiana, Vicenza

Greffes (Grafts) / Innesti, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, Académie de France - Villa Medici, Rome 

Porto Marghera 100 1917-2017curated by Gabriella Belli and Paolo Apice, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

Rebuilding Spaces. Dieci artisti in dialogo sul concetto di spaziocurated by Niccolò Bonechi, Castello del Monferrato, Casale Monferrato

Storie e operePalazzo Clemente, Fondazione Malvina Menegaz Castelbasso, Teramo


Torre di Babele, curated by Pietro Gaglianò, ex Fabbrica Lucchesi, Prato, Italy.

Vertigo au rendez-vous des amis, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Fundación Pablo Atchugarry, Punta del Este, Uruguay

Art Club #7 / Mémoires d’été, Villa Medici, Rome, Italy.

Prototypology, curated by Aaron Moulton, Gagosian Gallery, Rome, Italy.


Prosopopées: quand les objets prennent vie, curated by Némo Gilles Alvarez and José-Manuel Gonçalvès, Le Centquatre, Paris

Follia Continua!, curated by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, Le Centquatre, Paris *

Signori prego si accomodino, curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto, studio Scatturin, Venice


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.