His artistic signature is photo-etching, but he works across a range of media such as sculpture, collage, animation and video. Arancio’s main interest lies in the potential of images. Departing from their literal meaning, he creates new juxtapositions that are both beautifully evocative and deeply disquieting. He looks to nature and science for his sources of inspiration, while unsettling any hint of the sublime by re-framing the images and the viewer’s experience. His constructed landscapes contain a sense of both the familiar and the unknown that enhances their symbolic readings and implications

Salvatore Arancio
Salvatore Arancio
Catania, 1974

Current Exhibitions

19 May — 15 Jul
For his third exhibition at the gallery, the artist realized a series of sculptures which have been produced in 2017 in collaboration with the ancient Ceramica Gatti in Faenza together with the project for La Biennale di Venezia 2017. The artworks...

Past Exhibitions

Salvatore Arancio: The Water They Dwell In

Quartz Studio
12/05/2016 — 16/07/2016

Salvatore Arancio: Oh Mexico!

Kunsthalle Winterthur
08/05/2016 — 17/07/2016

Solo Shows


Travelling Circular Labyrinths, Museo Civico di Castelbuono, Castelbuono (Palermo), Italy, (curated by L.
The Water They Dwell In, Quartz Studio, Turin, Italy
Oh Mexico!, Kunsthalle Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland


Fashioned to a Device Behind a Tree, Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (installation and performance)
Une Taxonomie des Sens et des Formes, Centre d’art contemporain La Halle des bouchers, Vienne, France
Project 09: Salvatore Arancio, Contemporary Art Society, London, UK


The Hidden, Ensapc Ygrec, Paris, France (curated by Emeline Vincent)
Cathedral, AV Festival, Nothern Gallery For Contemporary Art, Sunderland, UK


Alternating Layers of Contrasting Resistance, Rowing, London, UK
Solo Project, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The Little Man of the Forest With the Big Hat, Federica Schiavo Gallery, Rome, Italy

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Catania Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1974 Lives in: London, UK
Studio: Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelson Row
SW4 7JR, London, UK
W: Salvatore Arancio M: salvatorearancio@me.com