ALESSANDROSCARABELLO
About

Alessandro Scarabello's work is tied to drama, masks and staging. He currently focuses specifically on identity. Examining depersonalization, Scarabello attempts to understand how people, in contact with mass culture and the constant proliferation of images, change themselves to better adapt to reality, pursuing strategies, even instinctively and unconsciously, in order to overcome the atavistic fear of death.
The focus on the body and corporality is mediated through the use of an object-simulacrum, the scarecrow, which imitates the postures and shapes of the human body, but without the limits imposed by reality and verisimilitude - leaving room for deformation and surreality, as does the mask. The scarecrow represents figures poised between neurotic laughter and horror, like characters from the Italian Commedia dell'Arte.
The figures are often set in environments characterized by dense vegetation that recall the way Westerners perceive escape and entertainment. The stereotyped image of nature, and the desire for exoticism, comes from the legacy of Western settlers and their unidirectional perception of the New World.

Lives and works in Brussels


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
2016   The Gentlemen, Cecilia Jaime Gallery, Ghent, Belgium
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
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   Spettro, KLAN Art Space, Ghent, Belgium
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   Centro Periferia, Federculture, group show of the winners, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome, Italy
2012   Combat Prize, group show of the finalists, G. Fattori Civic Museum, Leghorn, Italy
2011   GarageZero, GarageZero, Rome, Italy
2010   Slaves, Palladium Theater, 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   Confronti, Federculture, 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
2002   L'Aldilà nel mondo islamico e occidentale, Red Castle of Tripoli, Libya
2001   Visione intima, Linee della figurazione contemporanea, National Library of Tripoli, Libya

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