Borgonovo searches for the boundless pleasure in experimenting with materials and shapes. He proceeds through mixing and associating materials, confronting solids and liquids, existing and imaginary objects, refined and brut materials. His surreal sculptures seem to (re)become organic and living, edible, adoptable. Yet hard to grasp, since they emerge from a chemical and poetical kitchen which provokes a strange fascination, as if something exotic; extraterrestrial organs, mutant machines, transfigured moods. The impermanence of the process and the instinctive dimension of the relation to the material urges Borgonovo to create sculptures that seem ready to convulse (from the curator Marie Villemin’s statement)

Lupo Borgonovo. Photo credits: Francesco Maria Colombo
Lupo Borgonovo
Milan, 1985
Italy

Current Exhibitions

Lupo Borgonovo: Alexandra

Monica De Cardenas

14 Mar — 05 May
Monica De Cardenas Galleria in Milan presents the first solo exhibition by Lupo Borgonovo. The title of the show ‘Alexandra’ alludes to the worlds largest butterfly, which ideally summarizes...

Solo Shows

2015

Willow Pillow, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, CH.

2014

Mandolino, Cripta 747, Turin, IT.

2013

Duet for Monkeys feat. Mercedes Casali – Marco Madia, DNA Projectbox, Venice, IT.
The Big Simon with Alessandro Agudio, ABC, Berlin, DE.
El Khaki with Alessandro Agudio – Chandra Livia Candiani – Marco Madia, Fluxia, Milan, IT.

2012

Orbita, Fluxia, Milan, IT.

2010

Calco della Caverna, Fluxia, Milan, IT.

Group Shows

2016

From trans-human to South perspectives, Rowing, London, U.
K The Picture Club, American Academy, Rome, IT.

2015

Ennesima, Triennale, Milano, IT.
WHOOSHH, Truth and Consequences, Genève, CH.
Animism, Shamanism/Diving into Gaia’s Spirit, Paradise/A, Marseille, FR.
L’Hospices des Milles-Cuisses, CAN, Neuchâtel, CH.
Taverna – We are open, Icastica, Arezzo, IT.
Together Forever, 138 Eldrige St., New York, USA.

2014

Habitat (with World Food Books), Minerva, Sydney, AU.
Pre Post Alphabet, Museo Nitsch, Naples, IT.
Slippery, Martos Gallery, New York, USA.
Domesticity V, Lucie Fontaine, Bali, ID.
Italian Summer, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, CH.
The Remains of the day, Casa Masaccio, San Giovanni Valdarno, IT.
Cocu ou Marron, CAN, Neuchâtel, CH.
Non potendomi arrampicare sulle nuvole, presi per le colline, Galleria Civica, Valdagno, IT.
Khar Pidda (A tribute), Flash Art NY Desk, New York, USA.
La XIII Luna, Furini Arte Contemporanea, Arezzo, IT.

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Milan Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1985 Lives in: Milan
W: Lupo Borgonovo M: lupoborgonovo@gmail.com