Gilberto Zorio

- Selected Works
- Biography

Gilberto Zorio (Andorno Micca, 1944) is one of the leading exponents of Italian Arte Povera.

Recurring elements of his works are the stars, spears, animal skins

In 1963 he presented hs first exhibition at the Small Gallery of Modern Art in Turin. Since 1967, is known as one of the earliest exponents of the poor art (Arte Povera). His first solo was in 1969, in Paris. Author of geometric sculptures, notably star-shaped, in the eighties in his work introduces research about light and energy, using light sources and chemical reactions in progress. There were numerous monographic exhibitions dedicated to the artist, including one at the Centre Georges Pompidou (1986), the Tel Aviv Museum of Art (1987), the University of Philadelphia (1988) and Berkeley (1992), the MAMbo of Bologna (2009).

- Exhibitions
  • 2016

    Von Giorgio de Chirico bis Alighiero Boetti - Italienische Zeichnungen und Druckgraphik aus der Sammlung - Kunstmuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
    Camere In Prestito - Photographica FineArt Gallery, Lugano

  • 2015

    Gilberto Zorio 2015, Galleria Lia Rumma, Napoli

  • 2014

    Gilberto Zorio, Sonnabend, New York, US

  • 2013

    Gilberto Zorio, Blain|Southern, London, UK
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, IT

  • 2012

    Tratti con arco voltaico,Oredaria Arti Contemporanee, Rome, IT
    Gilberto Zorio. Per purificare le parole, Brick Centro per la ricerca e la cultura contemporanea,Siena, IT

  • 2011

    Gilberto Zorio, Canoa di Roma, MAXXI, Rome, IT

  • 2010

    CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, ES
    Gilberto Zorio, Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon, PT
    Gilberto Zorio, X Y Zorio, Macro, Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Rome, IT

  • 2009

    Gilberto Zorio, , MAMbo, Museo d'Arte Moderna, Bologna, IT
    Il giorno della Memoria, Palazzo Frissioni, Bergamo, IT
    Silenzo-Prego, Baronian_Francey, Brussels, BE

  • 2008

    Gilberto Zorio, Esglesia del Convent de Sant Domingo, Pollença, ES
    Gilberto Zorio, Milton Keynes Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK

  • 2007

    Gilberto Zorio, Oredaria Arti Contemporanee, Rome, IT
    Gilberto Zorio,Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, IT

  • 2006

    …Gasbeton … (Andantino), Galleria Franca Mancini, Pesaro, IT
    La fontana arbitraria, Parco Museo d’arte ambientale di Poggio Valicaia, Scandicci, Florence, IT
    SymposiumEscultura Alicante, Castillo de Santa Barbara, Alicante, ES

  • 2005

    Du Creux de l’enfer au creux du Vesuvio, Le Creux de l’enfer Centre d’Art Contemporain, Thiers, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Institut Mathildenhöhe, Darmstadt, DE
    09-07-2005, Rizziero Arte e Vistamare, Pescara, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, US
    La tolda silenziosa, Galleria Persano, Turin, IT

  • 2004

    Opere anni 60, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, US
    … tra gli acidi, i marrani, le stelle …, Galleria Poggiali e Forconi, Florence, IT
    Torrione Passari, Molfetta (Bari), IT

  • 2003

    Gilberto Zorio, Baronian_Francey, Brussels, BE
    Rossa è la bandiera, Pinacoteca Villa Soranzo, Varallo Pombia, Novara, IT
    14 novembre: si apre, OREDARIA Arti Contemporanee, Rome, IT

  • 2002

    Gilberto Zorio, Già Via dalle Arti, Florence, IT
    Le luci di Kazan, Otto Gallery, Bologna, IT
    Gilberto Zorio Disegna, Club Machè, Turin, IT

  • 2001

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Fumagalli, Bergamo, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, (with Marco Gastini)Galleria Plurima, Udine, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Villa Pandolfini, Florence, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Quartiere 4, Villa Vogel, Florence IT
    Reverb, (with Jorge Pardo), Dia center for the arts, New York, US

  • 2000

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Volume!, Rome, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria No Code, Bologna, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Otto, Bologna, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Crestet Centre d’Art, Château de Simiane, Valréas, FR
    Nativealchemy, Artcore Gallery; Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Toronto, CA
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Giorgio Persano, Turin, IT

  • 1999

    delle Stelle, La Box, Bourges, FR

  • 1998

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Piazza del Plebiscito, Napoli, IT

  • 1997

    XLVII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Krief, Paris, FR

  • 1996

    Gilberto Zorio, Associazione Culturale Sotto la Mole, Turin, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Pietro Sparta, Chagny, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Trento, IT
    Akazan, Galleria Otto, Bologna, IT

  • 1995

    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Faux Mouvement, Metz, FR
    Los Marranos de Valencia, Galeria Luis Adelantado, Valencia, IT

  • 1994

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria RossanaFerri, Modena, IT

  • 1992

    Gilberto Zorio, ICA/Institute of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, NL
    Gilberto Zorio, Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Matrix Gallery, University of California, Berkeley, US
    Gilberto Zorio, Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Nice, FR

  • 1991

    Titoli Sospesi, Stein Gladstone Gallery, New York, US
    Gilberto Zorio, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, US
    Gilberto Zorio, Istituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, ES
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria RossanaFerri, Modena, IT

  • 1990

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Fundação de Seralves, Porto, PT

  • 1989

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Cesarea, Genoa, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galeria Cómicos, Lisbon, PT
    …commenti saranno poi, sibilanti…, Galleria Piero Cavellini, Brescia, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel, CH

  • 1988

    Gilberto Zorio, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, US
    Gilberto Zorio, Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, US
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria RossanaFerri, Modena, IT
    Eventi Sorvegliati, Palazzo Ruini, Reggio Emilia, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Teatro Municipale Romolo Valli, Reggio Emilia, IT

  • 1987

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Christian Stein, Milan, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, IL
    Gilberto Zorio, Pitti Uomo, Spazio GFT, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Pietro Sparta, Chagny, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Gare de Limoges, Limoges, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, NL
    Gilberto Zorio, Alfonso Artiaco Spazio d’Arte, Pozzuoli, IT

  • 1986

    I visitatori delle canoe, Galleria Christian Stein, Turin, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, CH
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Elisabeth Kaufmann, Zürich, CH
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Jean Bernier, Athens, GR
    XLIII Esposizione Internazionale d’Arte, Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, FR
    Viaggio con dismisura, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
    Opere su carta, Galleria Rossana Ferri, Modena, IT

  • 1985

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Civica, Palazzina dei Giardini, Modena, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Pietro Sparta, Chagny, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Württembergischer Kunstverein, Stuttgart, DE

  • 1984

    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Pietro Sparta, Chagny, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Plurima, Udine, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Ex Ospedale Psichiatrico, Collegno (Turin), IT

  • 1983

    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Müller-Roth, Stuttgart, DE
    Gilberto Zorio, Forum Kunst, Rottwell, DE
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Walter Storms, Munich, DE
    Nel ventre del compasso, il vulcano è la colonna, Centro d’Arte Contemporanea, Syracuse, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Forum Skulptur 83, Middelbourg, NL

  • 1982

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Cavellini, Brescia, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Christian Stein, Turin, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Loggetta Lombardesca, Pinacoteca Comunale, Ravenna, IT

  • 1981

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Salvatore Ala, Milan, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie K. Meyer-Hahn, Düsseldorf, DE
    Terra trasparente, polvere di pirex, alcool modellato, acqua di carta, crogiuolo di stella…, Galleria Vera Biondi, Florence, IT
    “Hass” und andere Arbeiten, Gallerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Munich, DE
    Gilberto Zorio, Sonnabend Gallery, New York, US
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Appel und Fertsch, Frankfurt, DE
    Titoli a parte, Galleria De Crescenzo, Rome, IT

  • 1980

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria De Crescenzo, Rome, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Studio G7, Bologna, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
    Da trentasei anni due mesi e un giorno, Galleria Karen & Jean Bernier, Athens, GR

  • 1979

    1979, Galleria Pero, Milan, IT
    Inventando facendo arte, Galleria Emilio Mazzoli, Modena, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Christian Stein, Turin, IT
    Si aprono le nuvole e saranno gli eventi, Galleria Karen & Jean Bernier, Athens, GR
    Gilberto Zorio, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL

  • 1978

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Cavellini, Brescia, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Eric Fabre, Paris, FR
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie Albert Baronian, Brussels, BE
    Gilberto Zorio, Galerie t’Venster, Rotterdam, NL
    Gilberto Zorio, Studio Grossetti, Milan, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Cavellini, Milan, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Annunciata, Milan, IT
    Energie, Galleria del Tritone, Biella, IT

  • 1977

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria del Tritone, Biella, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Studio G7, Bologna, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Studio C. Manzo, Pescara, IT

  • 1976

    Gilberto Zorio, Spazio Nuovi Strumenti, Brescia, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Kunstmuseum, Lucerne, CH
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Schema, Florence, IT
    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria De Ambrogi-Cavellini, Milan, IT

  • 1975

    Gilberto Zorio, Galleria Dell’Ariete, Milan, IT

  • 1974

    Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Rome
    Galleria Toselli, Milan

  • 1973

    Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin
    Galerie MTL, Brussels

  • 1971

    Galleria Flori, Florence
    Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin
    Lucio Amelio, Modern Art Agency, Naples
    Incontri Internazionali d’Arte, Rome

  • 1970

    Galleria Toselli, Milan

  • 1969

    Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin
    Galerie Sonnabend, Paris

  • 1968

    Ricognizione Cinque, Studio Colautti, Salerno

  • 1967

    Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone, Turin

  • 1963

    Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Turin

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