Nico Vascellari was born in Vittorio Veneto (TV) in 1976. He is an Italian artist and musician. He communicates mainly through the performance, the video and the installation, that he considers the most effective tools to express a language of possibility, of constant change and regeneration.
These three creation fields are also able to enhance most of the components characterizing his artistic research, like the study of the movement and of the sound that are crucial in his art.

Vascellari combines in his artwork the moving physical presence and the referential conceptual contents. The sound and sound suggestion are at the origin of his way of making art. He conceives the sound as a symbolic experience that expresses a scathing and intimate instinct to act, to the gesture, to the dynamic and active behaviour. The noise, hardcore and punk sound is a point of reference in Vascellari’s background and is present in all the artist’s appearances. A sound which is very much alive in the performances, that are affected by the active presence of the audience and by Vascellari’s experiences as a musician; a digital sound which, when it is represented through video artworks, becomes constant distortion, dissonance.

Vascellari’s artworks and performances have been exhibited and staged in some of the most important art venues in Italy and abroad such as the Venice Biennial, the Palace of Exhibitions and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome (MACRO), the Museoin in Bozen, the MAMBo in Bologna, the Monitor Gallery in Rome the Tent in Rotterdam, the Los Angeles Crisp Gallery in London, Marina Abramovic Institute West in San Francisco, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America at Columbia University in New York. His various accolades include the Premio Acacia (2010), the Prize for Young Italian Art created by DARC and MAXXI-Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (2006-2007), the New York Prize promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Columbia University in New York (2006) and the International Prize of Performance (Dro, TN) (2005).

Nico Vascellari
Nico Vascellari
Vittorio Veneto, 1976
Italy

Past Exhibitions

Nico Vascellari: Revenge

Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo – MAXXI
08/06/2018 — 02/09/2018

Par tibi, Roma, nihil

Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill 23/06/2016 — 18/09/2016

Nico Vascellari: Case Chiuse #3 by Paola Clerico

Casa Bonacossa 04/04/2016 — 14/04/2016

Solo Shows

2016

Case Chiuse #03, 14, via Necchi, Milan
Nico Vascellari, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester
Nico Vascellari : Intervention, Estorick Collection, Londres
Nico Vascellari, Estorick Collection, Londres

2015

Nico Vascellari, TESCO, Faenza

2014

Codalunga, Monitor, Rome
Nico Vascellari, Officina, Brussels, commissaire / curated by Pier Paolo Pancotto

2012

Nico Vascellari, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
Codalunga 11/12, Codalunga, Vittorio Veneto, Peggio Punx +
Abolition Point, Parco Papadopoli, Vittorio Veneto, Performance
The revolution must be made little by little, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, Sãu Paulo

2011

Bus de la Lum, Monitor, Rome
I Hear a Shadow, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris
Lago morto, Fondazione Remotti, Camogli, commissaire / curated by Francesca Pasini

2010

Blonde, MACRO, Museo d’arte contemporanea di Roma, Roma, commissaire / curated by C Paissan
Forest Untitled, Centre International d’art et du Paysage de l’île de Vassivière, Vassivière, commissaire / curated by Marcello Smarelli
Marina Abramovic Institute, San Francisco
Untitled, Museion, Bolzano, commissaire / curated by Letizia Ragaglia
Mostra Invito, Casa Vhernier, Milano
Soltanto un quadro al massimo, Villa Massimo, Roma, commissaires / curated by Joachim Bluher and Ludovico Pratesi

Group Shows

2016

Face To Face, Palazzo Fruscione, Salerne, Itlalie

2015

Transmissions Festival, Ravenne;
Un Museo Ideale, Museo del Novecento, Milan;
Collezionare per un domani. Nuove opere a Museion, Museion, Bolzano

2014

High Performance, Die Julia Stoschek Collection zu Gast im ZKM, ZKM, Karlsruhe
Lum, Dancity Festival, Church Santa Maria di Betlem, Fologno
Italy in SongEun: We Have Never Been Modern, SongEun Artspace, Seul, Korea
La Pelle, Maxxx Project Space, Sierre, commissaire / curated by Antonio Grulli & Codalunda

2013

Throw a Rock and See What Happens, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, commissaire / curated by Juan Canela
Untitled, Zegnart /Art in Global Stores, Ermenegildo Zegna, Geneva
Life and Death Of Marina Abramovic by Bob Wilson, Luminato Festival of Arts and Creativity, Toronto, Canada
Codalunga, Museo Civico di Castelbuono , Castelbuono, commissaire / curated by Laura Barreca
Contemporaneo. Fra arte e scienze, artisti italiani dalla collezione ACACIA, Museo di Storia Naturale, Venice
Moroso, Award , Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Galleria San Marco, Venice

2012

The revolution must be made little by little – Part 3: Stratification and rupture – the creative process as a way, i>, Galeria Raquel Arnaud, São Paulo, commissaire / curated by Jacopo Crivelli Visconti
Maxxi, Roma
Les Associations libres, a project organized by Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art,in range of the exhibition Retour à l’intime, la collection Giuliana et Tommaso Setar, Le Maison Rouge, Paris
Periplo della Scultura Italiana, Museo della Scultura Contemporanea di Matera, Chiese rupestri di Madonna delle Virtù e San Nicola dei Greci
Family Business, Futura, Prague, commissaire / curated by Marco Antonini
Gli artisti italiani della collezione Acacia, Palazzo Reale, Mila, commissaires / curated by Giorgio Verzotti and Gemma Testa
Collage/ Assemblage, Espace de l’art concret – centre d’art contemporain, Mouans – Sartoux
Sotto la strada, la spiaggia, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, commissaires / curated by Benoit Antille, Michele Fiedler, Andrey Parshikov
Rob Pruitt’s Flea Market, La Monnaie De Paris
Le Confort Moderne, Poitier
Von Ceremony, La Triennale, Milan
Forte Piano : l’arte invisibile, Auditorium, Rome, commissaire / curated by Achille Bonito Oliva
… I should learn to look at an empty sky and feel its total dark sublime, Galerie Bugada & Cargnel, Paris

2011

Immaterial, Paddle 8, New York, Collage, commissaire / curated by Marina Abramovic
Performazioni, MAGA Museum, Gallarate, commissaire / curated by V Broggini
Mantica, Cesena
Summer Show, Galerie Diana Stgter, Amstredam
Regress Progress, Centre of Contemporary Art CSW, Warsaw, commissaire / curated by Fabio Cavallucci
MoDiMiDoFrSaSo, Veneklasen Werner, Berlin, commissaire / curated by Birte Kleeman
Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice, Palazzo Papadopoli, Venezia, commissaire / curated by Biorn Geldof
Parking de sculptures, Le Confort Moderne, Poitiers
Terre Vulnerabili – a Growing Exhibition, Hangar Bicocca, Milano, commissaire / curated by Chiara Bertola
Finzioni, videoracconti contemporanei, Museo Internazionale delle Marionette Antonio Pasqualino, Palermo
Individual and Social identity, Crane Arts Center, Philadelphia, commissaire / curated by Ludovico Pratesi
Cult of the Ruin: Strategies of Accumulation, UAG, Los Angeles
Accademia Stanze Persone, American Academy, Rome, commissaire / curated by Luca Massimo Barbero

2010

Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev
Cosa fa la mia anima mentre sto lavorando, MAGA Museum, commissaires / curated by Francesca Pasini and Angela Vettese
Il Museo Privato. La Passione per l’arte contemporanea nelle collezioni bergamasche, GAMEC, Bergamo, commissaires / curated by Giacinto Di Pietrantonio e M. Cristina Rodeschini
SI Sindrome italiana, Le Magasin, Grenoble, commissaire / curated by Yves Aupetitallot
Video Invitational, GC.AC., Monfalcone, commissaire / curated by Andrea Bruciati (selected by Antonio Grulli)
Happy Birthday, Peep-Hole, Milan
Be Glad for the Song Has no End, Wysing Art center, Cambridgeshire, commissaire / curated by A Holden
SI Sindrome italiana, Le Magasin, Grenoble, commissaire / curated by Yves Aupetitallot
Padiglione Italia, Biennale di Architetturea, Venice, commissaire / curated by Luca Molinari
La scultura italiana del XXI secolo, Fondazione Pomodoro, Milano, commissaire / curated by Marco Meneguzzo
Padiglione Italia, 12th Architecture Biennial, Venezia, commissaire / curated by Luca Molinari
5×5, EACC, Castello, Spain
The Island_24 Month Meditation, Sala del Camino, Venezia, commissaire / curated by Robert Vincent
No Soul For Sale, Tate Modern, London
X Artworks in a Straight Line (Seeking the Perfect Sphere), Hilary Crisp, London
A Basic Human Impulse, Monfalcone, commissaire / curated by Andrea Bruciati, GC.AC.
L’Amore Ci Dividerà, Musei Civici, Reggio Emilia, commissaire / curated by Italo Rota
Celebration!, Uqbar, Berlin
Linguaggi e Sperimentazioni, , MART, Rovereto, commissaire / curated by Giorgio Verzotti
Arrivi e Partenze, Mole Vanvitelliana, Ancona, commissaire / curated by Andrea Bruciati

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Vittorio Veneto Country of birth: Italy Date of birth: 1976 Lives in: Vittorio Veneto
Studio: 16-18-20 Via Martiri
31029, Vittorio Veneto, Italy
T: +39 0438 52 00 05