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biografia di Mimmo ROTELLA (1918-2006)

Personal data


Birth : 10/07/1918 - Catanzaro CZ Calabria, Italy
Sex : M
Nationality/Affiliation : Italy

Address

Milan MI, Italy

Education

1945 : Accademia di Belle Arti Napoli – Via Constantinopoli 107 – Naples NA, Italy
1951 – 1952 : UMKC University of Missouri – Kansas City – 5100 Rockhill Road – Kansas City MO, United States

Professional data


Work and Life

1990:He marries a young Russian woman
1980:Moves to Milano, Italy
1964 – 1980:Moves to Paris, France
1961:Meets VILLEGLE and HAINS
1960:Meets of DE KOONING and ROTHKO, Roma, Italia
1958:Visit of Pierre RESTANY, Roma, Italia
1955:First ripped posters in Esposizione di arte attuale, Rome, Attere del Ciriola, Italie
1954:First Décollages exhibition in Sei pittori sul Tevere, Roma, Italy
1953:Back to Roma, Italy
1952:Meets with RAUSCHENBERG, OLDENBURG, TWONBLY, POLLOCK, KLINE, USA
1951:First solo exhibition, with abstract and geometric works, in Galleria Chiurazzi, Roma, Italy
1951:First meet with French artists exhibit at Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
1949:Invention of “Epilastic” (phonetic poesy), Italy
1945:Moves to Roma, Italia
Records of phonetics poems


Prizes

1957

1957 : Prezzo Battistoni – Italy

1956

1956 : Prezzo Graziano – Milan MI, Italy


Honorary degree

1992

1992 : Ordre des Arts et des Lettres , Officier – France
Awarded by : Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – 3 rue Valois – Paris, France


Other professions

1962 – 1962 : Lecturer
SVA School of Visual Arts – 209 East 23rd Street – New York NY, United States

1986 – 1986 : Lecturer
Domus Academy – Via Savona 97 – Milan MI, Italy

Work


Categorie and medium


Painting : Acrylic/canvas

Artistic periods

1998-1999 : Recent decollages
1992-1999 : Decollage with painting and over painting
1990-1996 : Objects
1989-1990 : Decollage on sheet metal
1987 : Sovrapitture (paintings of anonymous signs on canvas or metallic medium recovered with sticked ripped advertising posters)
1986 : Paintings on cinema posters
1984 : Acrylics on canvas after cinema posters
1980-1982 : Blanks (erased advertising posters covered with white sheets)
1976 : Screwed up posters in plexiglass cubes
1975 : Plastiforms (teared down posters put on polyurethan medium)
1967-1973 : Invention and using of Artypo-plastic process, Mec Art, Effaçage, Frotage
1965 : Mec Art (typographic superpositions of various attempt printings, sometimes plastic-coated)
1963-1965 : Photographic report processing and transition between Nouveau Réalisme and Mec Art
1961-1967 : Decollage 1960s - Cinema
1958-1960 : More figurative stripping based image
1955-1957 : Double décollage (posters taken off from walls and teared up in studio when sticked on canvas)
1953-1957 : Discovery of advertising posters décollage in the street with pieces sticked on canvas
1950-1960 : First Decollage - posters
1947-1950 : Stripping of raw material
1945-1951 : Geometric style

Movements and styles

1963-1974 : Mechanical Art
1960 : New Realism
Affichisme

Works

Football
Date of creation : 1998
Medium : Decollage
Materials : painting-paper
Process : disassembly
Size : 100 x 75 cm
 
Felliniana
Date of creation : 1997
 
Ginger e Fred
Date of creation : 1997
Medium : Decollage
Materials : paper
Process : disassembly
Supports : metal
Size : 96 x 68 cm
 
La Magnifica Preda
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Aquatint
Size : 124 x 144 cm
 
Comancero
Date of creation : 1996
Medium : Aquatint
Size : 166 x 144 cm
 
Mythologie
Date of creation : 1993
Medium : Decollage
Materials : paper
Process : disassembly
Supports : metal
Size : 300 x 370 cm
 
Ecran
Date of creation : 1993
Medium : Mixed media
Materials : painting-paper
Process : disassembly
Supports : metal
Size : 100 x 100 cm
 
Dalla A alla Z
Date of creation : 1989
Medium : Decollage
Supports : metal
Size : 300 x 300 cm
 
Biopsia
Date of creation : 1987
Medium : Mixed media/canvas
Materials : painting-paper
Process : collage-cutting
Supports : canvas
 
Cinecittá 2
Date of creation : 1984
Medium : Acrylic
 
Blanks
Date of creation : 1981
Medium : Collage
Materials : paper
Technical data : posters under monochrome paper (usually white or blue)
 
Blank spleet
Date of creation : 1980
Materials : paper
Technical data : Blank
Size : 137 x 97 cm
 
Estasi moderna
Date of creation : 1973
Technical data : artypo
Size : 95 x 64 cm
 
Autorella
Date of creation : 1972
Technical data : book
 
Ripulsion
Date of creation : 1966
Supports : canvas
Technical data : Artypo
Size : 70 x 122 cm
 
Yalta
Date of creation : 1963
Technical data : Mec Art
Size : 106 x 96 cm
 
Circus
Date of creation : 1963
Medium : Decollage
Size : 140 x 96 cm
 
Warner Bros
Date of creation : 1963
Medium : Decollage
Size : 48 x 46 cm
 
Colossale
Date of creation : 1962
Medium : Decollage
Materials : paper
Process : cutting
Size : 116 x 137 cm
 
La Dolce Vita
Date of creation : 1962
Medium : Decollage
Size : 160 x 133 cm
 
Tragedia
Date of creation : 1961
Medium : Decollage
Size : 96 x 71 cm
 
Il Mostro Immortale
Date of creation : 1961
Medium : Collage
Size : 78 x 56 inch
 
Cinecittá
Date of creation : 1958
 

Solo Exhibitions (Selected)


Solo exhibitions

2007

Galerie Véronique Smagghe – Paris, France
07/01/2007 – 07/20/2007

2005

Artcurial – Paris, France
2005 – 03/15/2005

2002

Il Cinema
Zonca & Zonca – Milan MI, Italy
02/14/2002 – 04/20/2002

2000

Fashion and Flowers
Charles Cowles Gallery – New York NY, United States
10/28/2000 – 12/16/2000

1999

Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain – Nice, France
12/11/1999 – 04/03/2000

1996

Museo Civico – Rende CS, Italy
05/23/1996 – 06/30/1996

Marisa Del Re – New York NY, United States
01/22/1996 – 02/17/1996

1985

Galerie Reckermann – Cologne, Germany
1985

1981

Galerie Denise René – Paris, France
1981

1980

Galleria Gio Marconi – Milan MI, Italy
1980

1965

Galerie J – Paris, France
1965

1962

Galerie J – Paris, France
1962

Galleria del Leone – Venice VE, Italy
1962

1952

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art – Kansas City MO, United States
1952

Group Exhibitions (Selected)


Art shows / fairs

2004

FIAC Foire Internationale d’Art Contemporain, n°31
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/21/2004 – 10/25/2004
Represented by : Darga & Lansberg Galerie – 36 Rue de Seine – Paris, France

Art 35 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/16/2004 – 06/21/2004
Represented by : Galerie Ernst Hilger – Dorotheergasse, 5 – Vienna, Austria

2003

Art Cologne, n° 37
Cologne, Germany
10/29/2003 – 11/02/2003
Represented by : Galleria Fabjbasaglia – Via Soardi 19 – Rimini RN, Italy

FIAC, n°30
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/09/2003 – 10/13/2003
Represented by : Galerie Ernst Hilger – Dorotheergasse, 5 – Vienna, Austria

Art 34 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/18/2003 – 06/23/2003
Represented by : Galleria Tega – Via Senato 24 – Milan MI, Italy

KUNSTKÖLN 2003 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
04/05/2003 – 04/09/2003
Represented by : Fischerplatz-Galerie – Fischergasse 21 – Ulm, Germany

St’art – Foire d’art contemporain de Strasbourg, n°7
Parc des expositions du Wacken – Strasbourg, France
01/31/2003 – 02/03/2003
Represented by : Galerie Palma Arte – Strada des Castelletto 18 – Alseno PC, Italy

2002

FIAC, n°29
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/24/2002 – 10/28/2002
Represented by : Zonca & Zonca – Via Ciovasso 4 – Milan MI, Italy

Art 33 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/12/2002 – 06/17/2002
Represented by : Galerie Ernst Hilger – Dorotheergasse, 5 – Vienna, Austria

ArtBrussels – 20th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
05/02/2002 – 05/06/2002
Represented by : Galerie Raab – Potsdamer Strasse 58 – Berlin, Germany

2001

Art Basel Miami Beach: cancelled
Miami Beach Convention Center – Miami Beach FL, United States
12/13/2001 – 12/16/2001
Represented by : Galerie Ernst Hilger – Dorotheergasse, 5 – Vienna, Austria

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 8
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
11/15/2001 – 11/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Soardi – 8 rue Désiré Niel – Nice, France

FIAC, n°28
Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles – Paris, France
10/10/2001 – 10/15/2001
Represented by : Galleria San Carlo – Via Manzoni, 46 – Milan MI, Italy

Art 32 Basel
Messe Basel – Basel BS, Switzerland
06/13/2001 – 06/18/2001
Represented by : Galerie Ernst Hilger – Dorotheergasse, 5 – Vienna, Austria

art-vienna, n° 1
Technisches Museum – Vienna, Austria
05/10/2001 – 05/13/2001
Represented by : Fischerplatz-Galerie – Fischergasse 21 – Ulm, Germany

Art Frankfurt – Die europäische Messe für junge Kunst, n° 13
Frankfurt, Germany
04/28/2001 – 05/01/2001
Represented by : Galerie Ernst Hilger – Dorotheergasse, 5 – Vienna, Austria

ArtBrussels – 19th Contemporary Art Fair
Brussels Expo – Brussels, Belgium
04/20/2001 – 04/24/2001
Represented by : Galleria Fabjbasaglia – Via Soardi 19 – Rimini RN, Italy

KUNSTKÖLN 2001 – Internationale Messe für Editionen, Art Brut, Kunst nach 1980
Rheinhallen – Cologne, Germany
03/29/2001 – 04/01/2001
Represented by : Galerie Binz & Krämer – Elsasstrasse 9 – Cologne, Germany

Arte Fiera – Mostra Mercato d’Arte contemporanea
Quartiere Fieristico – Bologna BO, Italy
01/25/2001 – 01/29/2001
Represented by : Galleria Santo Ficara – Via Ghibellina 16 r – Florence FI, Italy

2000

Kunst 2000 Zürich, n° 7
Zürich ZH, Switzerland
11/24/2000 – 11/27/2000
Represented by : Galerie / Museum Baviera – Zwingstrasse 10 – Zürich ZH, Switzerland

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 7
Palazzo del Lavoro – Turin TO, Italy
10/05/2000 – 10/08/2000
Represented by : Tornabuoni Arte – Tornabuoni Arte Via Fatebenefratelli 36 – Milan MI, Italy

1999

Art Cologne, n° 33
Cologne, Germany
11/07/1999 – 11/14/1999
Represented by : Galleria Fabjbasaglia – Via Soardi 19 – Rimini RN, Italy

ARTissima – Arte Contemporaneo a Torino, n° 6
Turin TO, Italy
10/07/1999 – 10/10/1999
Represented by : De Crescenzo & Viesti – Via del Corso 42 – Rome, Italy

1998

SAGA – 12ème Salon des Arts Graphiques Actuels
Espace Eiffel Branly – Paris, France
04/23/1998 – 04/27/1998
Represented by : Fall Galerie – 127 Rue Vieille-du-Temple – Paris, France

1987

FIAC, n° 14
Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais – Paris, France
10/10/1987 – 10/18/1987
Represented by : Galerie Lavignes Bastille – Galerie Lavignes Bastille 27 rue de Charonne – Paris, France


Festivals

1960

Festival d’Art d’Avant-Garde
Palais des expositions – Paris, France
1960


Group exhibitions

2004

Mages Pop
Galerie Sonia Zannettacci – Geneva GE, Switzerland
06/01/2004 – 07/31/2004

2001

Platea dell’ Umanità – 49° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
06/10/2001 – 11/04/2001

1998

Destroyer – Creator
John Weber Gallery – New York NY, United States
03/28/1998 – 04/25/1998

1996

Hall of Mirrors: Art and Film since 1945
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art at California Plaza – Los Angeles CA, United States
1996

Face à l’Histoire 1933-1996
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
12/19/1996 – 04/07/1997

1995

Campo – 46° Biennale di Venezia
Ca’Giustinian San Marco 1316 – Venice VE, Italy
06/11/1995 – 10/15/1995

1994

The Italian Metamorphosis : 1943-1968
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum – New York NY, United States
10/06/1994 – 01/22/1995

1993

Aperto 93 – 45° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1993

1990

Art et Pub
MNAM Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou – Paris, France
1990

High & Low : Modern Art and Popular Culture
MoMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1990

1986

1960 Les Nouveaux Réalistes
Musée d’Art Moderne de la ville de Paris – Paris, France
05/15/1986 – 09/07/1986

1978

38° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1978

1965

Hommage à Nicéphore Niépce
Galerie J – Paris, France
1965

1964

32° Biennale di Venezia
Giardini di Castello / Arsenale – Venice VE, Italy
1964

1963

Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, n° 7
São Paulo, Brazil
1963

1961

A 40° au dessus de Dada, les Nouveaux Réalistes
Galerie J – Paris, France
05/17/1961 – 06/10/1961

1960

The Art of Assemblage
MOMA Museum of Modern Art – New York NY, United States
1960 – 1961

1959

3rd International Biennial of Graphic Art
Ljubljana, Slovenia
1959

1958

Italian Drawings
Whitney Museum of American Art – New York NY, United States
1958

1955

Esposizione di arte attuale
Rome, Italy
1955

Bibliography (Selected)


On the artist


Books

1999

Mimmo Rotella : Rétrospective
Place/location of the exhibition: MAMAC Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain – Promenade des arts Esplanade des Victoires – Nice, France
1999
Mimmo ROTELLA [ 1918-2006 ]
ISBN : 88-8118-620-9

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