Enrico Baj

- Selected Works
- Biography

Enrico Baj (Milan, 1924 – Vergiate, 2003) was an Italian painter, printmaker and writer on art. He studied part-time at the Brera Academy and then took a law degree. Began to paint again 1946-7, soon developing an abstract tachiste style with linear signs. Founded the Nuclear Art Movement with Sergio Dangelo in 1951 and in the following years sought to establish contacts with avant-garde artists in other countries. First one-man exhibition with Dangelo at the Galleria San Fedele, Milan, 1951. Joined Jorn’s Mouvement International pour une Bauhaus Imaginiste in 1954 and with him organised the International Centre for Ceramics at Albisola Marina. Developed a more figurative style with humorous caricature-like personages and from 1955 began to make use of collage (cotton, mattresses, glass, etc.), both alone and with oil paints. Contacts with Fontana, Manzoni, Klein and from 1960 with the French Nouveaux Realistes. Series of humorously ironic paintings of generals, ‘decorated persons’, furniture, etc. and modifications of other artists’ paintings. In 1962 met André Breton, who included an essay on him in the third edition of Le Surréalisme et la Peinture.

 

- Exhibitions
  • 2015

    Baj at Marconi’s. Plastics 1967 - 1969 - Giò Marconi Gallery, Milan
    Enrico Baj - Luxembourg & Dayan, New York City, NY

  • 2013

    Enrico Baj - Segni e disegni - Fondazione Marconi, Milan
    Enrico Baj - Segni e disegni - Studio Marconi '65 , Milan

  • 2012

    Enrico Baj - I Funerali dell'anarchico Pinelli - Palazzo Reale, Milan

  • 2011

    Dieci Anni Di Museo A Lissone - Museo d`Arte Contemporanea Lissone, Lissone

  • 2010

    Gli Abitanti Del Museo N.4 Enrico Baj - Plastiche - Fondazione Marconi, Milan

  • 2009

    Baj Mobili Animati - Fondazione Marconi, Milan

  • 2007

    Enrico Baj - Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York City, NY

  • 2006

    Enrico Baj - Opere scelte 1956-2003 - Galleria Guastalla Centro Arte, Livorno

  • 2003

    Enrico Baj - Mécanique & Hydraulique - Marlborough Monaco, Monaco
    Enrico Baj. Colloquio - Galleria L'Incontro, Chiari, Bs

  • 2001

    Enrico Baj - Opere 1951–2001 - Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome
    Enrico Baj – Apocalypse - Palais Stutterheim, Erlangen

  • 2000

    Enrico Baj: fin de siècle - Musée des beaux-arts de Chartres, Chartres

  • 1999

    Enrico Baj - Gravures - Galerie Calart Actual, Geneva
    Enrico Baj - Dame coccarde e distintivi - Galleria Rubin, Milan

  • 1998

    Enrico Baj, Monstres, Figures, Histoire d'Ubu - MAMAC - Musee d´Art Moderne et d`Art Contemporain Nice, Nice

  • 1992

    Enrico Baj : De tuin der lusten - PMMK - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende

  • 1990

    Enrico Baj – Die Mythologie des Kitsches - Galerie Beaubourg, Vence

  • 1983

    Enrico Baj - Palazzo Forti - Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Verona

  • 1978

    Enrico Baj - Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA), Indianapolis, IN

  • 1975

    Enrico Baj - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf

  • 1973

    Enrico Baj. Affären Pinelli. En stor tablå - Moderna Museet, Stockholm

  • 1971

    Baj - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL

  • 1967

    Enrico Baj - Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague

  • 1966

    Paintings by Enrico Baj - Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL

  • 1964

    Baj: Ladies and Gentlemen - Galerie Alice Pauli, Lausanne

  • 1962

    Enrico Baj: Assemblages, Collages, Paintings - Grosvenor Gallery, London

  • 1961

    Enrico Baj: ebanisterie e mobili - Galleria Schwarz, Milan

  • 1960

    Enrico Baj - Galleria del Naviglio, Milan

  • 1957

    Enrico Baj: Lithographs - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

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