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

Past Exhibitions

Lupo Borgonovo: Alexandra

Monica De Cardenas
14/03/2018 — 05/05/2018

Solo Shows


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


Mandolino, Cripta 747, Turin, IT.


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.


Orbita, Fluxia, Milan, IT.


Calco della Caverna, Fluxia, Milan, IT.

Group Shows


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


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.


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
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