Alberto Biasi (Italy 06/02/1937 -)

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Born in 1937 in Padua, where he still resides, Alberto Biasi is one of the protagonists of Italian art of the post-war period, as well as one of the founders of the historic N. Orphanage of a mother who spends part of his childhood with his paternal grandmother in Carrara San Giorgio, small locality of Padua. Only later, at the end of the war, he returned to his hometown, where he then attended the classical high school and subsequently enrolled at the Faculty of Architecture in Venice and at the Advanced Course in Industrial Design. After completing his studies, starting in 1958, he held his first lessons in drawing and art history in public schools, obtaining, between 1969 and 1988, the chair of the arts of advertising graphics at the Professional Institute of Padua.
In 1959 he participated in various artistic youth events and with some contemporaries students of Architecture formed the Enne-A Group. In 1960 he exhibited together with Enrico Castellani, Piero Manzoni, Agostino Bonalumi and other European artists at the Galleria Azimut in Milan. Also in 1960, in a period of innovation and experimentation, in close collaboration with Manfredo Massironi he formed Group N. While the following year he joined the "New Trends" movement and in 1962, as Group N, he exhibited with Bruno Munari, Enzo Mari and the Milanese Gruppo T in the first exhibition of Programmed Art at the Olivetti Shop in Milan.
In this period (especially between '59 and '60) he created the Trame, reticular and permeable objects, where the modularity has optical-kinetic implications in the relationship between light and movement of the gaze. The series of Textures is soon joined by that of optical-dynamic reliefs, overlapping lamellar structures with contrasting colors that activate particular visual effects. Also the Torsions, performed with bicolor lamellas in general that generate the optical dynamism through the different points of view of the observer, and the Environments like the Light prisms (designed in '62 and transferred in environmental dimensions in '69), are produced in since the 1960s.
After the experience of the Group N, Biasi continues its investigation on the interaction between spectator and work of art. In the Seventies he elaborated the Politipi - a cycle to which he dedicated himself until the 1990s, when small insertions of color also appeared -, characterized by the overlapping of several levels and the multiple interlacing of strips, thus alluding to the third dimension. At the end of the Nineties he made Assemblaggi, combinations of different surfaces sometimes monochrome, composed also in diptychs or triptychs, where a greater three-dimensional tension is evident, which will take shape in the last decade with some steel sculptures such as totems or slabs with vertical development.
During his sixty-year career, Alberto Biasi has participated in many international exhibitions including the XXXII and XLII Biennale di Venezia, the X, XI and XIV Quadriennale di Roma, the XI Biennale di San Paolo and exhibited in various Biennials of graphics , gaining important awards including the World Print Competition '73 of the California College of Arts and Crafts in collaboration with the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He has held numerous personal exhibitions in private and public spaces such as the Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź in Poland, the Civic Museum of the Eremitani of Padua, the Museu Diocesà of Barcelona, ​​Palazzo Ducale of Urbino, Palazzo dei Priori of Perugia, the MACBA of Buenos Aires, the MAC of Santiago de Chile, the MARCA of Catanzaro, the Royal Palace of Genoa and Palazzo Pretorio of Cittadella (Padua).
His works are part of prestigious public and museum collections in Italy and abroad, including the MoMA in New York, the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg.