ALESSANDROSCARABELLO
About

Alessandro Scarabello's work is inspired by elements of classicism, linked to theater, masks, myth and classical statuary. In the latest production his forms undergo an evolution, compared to those of previous works in which attention to the body and corporeality was mediated through the use of an object-simulacrum, such as the scarecrow. These figures open up to suggestions of abstraction, but at the same time are reduced to their essence and delivered as a recognizable iconic lexicon. The visual experience triggered by Scarabello's work leads the viewer to the edge that separates the abstraction of ideas from the concreteness of narration. The artist makes use of archetypes, original forms, releasing them and restoring to the viewer a sense of strong iconographic uniformity. The work of Alessandro Scarabello, therefore, radicalizes painting by subtracting any literal reference from the image and bringing the viewer back to the origin of the forces that generated it.


EDUCATION
MFA, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Kask (School of Arts), Ghent (B), 2015
BFA, Fine Arts Academy of Rome, 2004

SOLO SHOWS
2016   The Garden of Phersu, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2013   Uppercrust, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2010   Nous voulons, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2009   Alessandro Scarabello at Rialtosantambrogio, c/o The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2009   Inside3, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2006   Tre di Tre, Antica Fornace Laterizi, Serra de Conti (Ancona), Italy
2005   LifeinLines, Sala 1 c/o The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy

GROUP SHOWS
2018
Rendez Vous, Alessandro Scarabello Serena Fineschi Hans Op De Beeck, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Museeoldmastersmuseum, Brussels, Belgium
Rendez Vous, Alessandro Scarabello Serena Fineschi Hans Op De Beeck, Italian Cultural Center, Brussels, Belgium

2017   You can't, Yellow, Varese, Italy
2017   Grand Hotel, Surplace, Varese, Italy
2017   Prix Mediatine, Cultural Center -Wolubilis Mediatine, Brussels, Belgium
2016   Grand Hotel, Temple University, Rome, Italy
2015   Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, Italy
2015   Imago Mundi, Luciano Benetton Collection, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
2015   Final show, KASK, Ghent, Belgium
2015   Close up, Palazzo Collicola, Spoleto, Italy
2015   What is your poison?, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium
2015   Bienal del fin del mundo, 4th Edition, Mar Del Plata, Argentina; Valparaiso, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Argentina
2014   Don't steal my moment, collaboration of KASK-School of Arts Ghent and Kunstacademie Düsseldorf, KASK, Ghent, Belgium
2014   Art Revolution, Earth Sciences Museum, La Sapienza University, Rome, Italy
2013   Biennial of Monza for young artists, Villa Reale, Monza, Italy
2013   Tw(in)er, c/o Ex Elettrofonica, Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Central Stadium, Foro Italico, Rome, Italy
2012   Combat Prize, group show of the finalists, G. Fattori Civic Museum, Leghorn, Italy
2011   GarageZero, GarageZero, Rome, Italy
2010   Impresa Pittura, CIAC - International Center for Contemporary Art, Genazzano (Rome) , Italy
2010   Image et Mirage, 6th Biennial of Tunis, Palais Khereddine, Tunis, Tunisia
2009   Aftermath, 25th Biennial for Mediterranean Countries, Alexandria Art Museum, Alexandria, Egypt
2009   Nuove Creatività del Mondo, Federculture, Italian Chamber of Deputies, Rome, Italy
2009   Studiovisit, A review on works by Italian artists, SPACE Galeria Priestor c/o 26cc, Bratislava, Slovakia
2008   Streams of consciousness, Palazzo Grassi, Chioggia (Venice) , Italy
2008   Experimenta – The Farnesina Collection, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Rome, Italy
2008   Studiovisit, A review on works by Italian artists, 91mq Art Project Space c/o 26cc, Berlin, Germany
2008   UP-ART, The Gallery Apart, Rome, Italy
2007   Nuovi Pittori della Realtà, PAC – Contemporary Arts Pavilion, Milan, Italy
2007   Nuovi Realisimi, 58th edition of Premio Michetti, Michetti Foundation, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
2007   Spazi Aperti 5, Academy of Romania, Rome, Italy
2006   Futuro/Presente – Nuove Creatività del Mondo, Federculture, Rome, Italy
2004   Architetture, Franco Maria Ricci Library, Milan, Italy
2003   Giovane Figurazione, Palazzo della Permanente, Milan, Italy

AWARDS
2017   Prix Mediatine, Cultural Center -Wolubilis Mediatine, (Selected), Brussels, Belgium
2012   Combat Prize, 3rd edition, (Finalist), Leghorn, Italy
2010   Terna Prize, 3rd edition, (Finalist), Rome, Italy
2009   Terna Prize, 2nd edition, (Finalist), Rome, Italy
2008   Terna Prize, 1st edition, (Finalist), Rome, Italy
2007   Nuovi Realisimi, 58th edition of Premio Michetti, Francavilla al Mare, Italy
2006   Centro Periferia, Federculture, International Prize for Young Artists, 1st edition (Winner), Rome, Italy
2005   Premio Celeste, 2nd edition, (Finalist), San Gimignano (Siena), Italy
2003   Premio Cairo, 4th edition, (classified among the top 20), Milan, Italy
2000   Urban landscape extemporary painting award, 1st edition (Winner), Italian Central Office for Environmental and Landscape Heritage, Ex Mattatoio, Rome, Italy

RESIDENCIES
2015   Bocs Residency Program 2015, Cosenza, Italy