Artist

Stefano Arienti

Born in Asola (Mantova), 1961 and lives in Milan

Stefano Arienti was born in Asola, in the province of Mantua in 1961. After graduating in agricultural studies, he turned to art under the guidance of Corrado Levi, and made his debut in Milan in the mid Eighties at the Brown Boveri (a former factory that many young artists used as a meeting point for free experimentation). Operating on “poor” and every day materials – which often include paper, books, pictures taken from postcards, posters or photocopies, as well as polystyrene, plastic, plasticine, fabrics – Arienti realizes surprising works, that induce the viewer to reflect on the concept of “wonder”, prompting participation, through the use of manipulation too. The numerous shows he has participated in include Venice Biennale (Aperto 1990, 1993); Istanbul Biennale (1992); Cocido y Crudo, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (1994); XII Rome Quadrennial, 1996 (winner of the first prize); Fatto in Italia, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva; ICA, London (1997); Gwangju Biennale (2008). Among his latest solo exhibitions: MAXXI, Roma (2004); Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin (2005); Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (2007); Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice (2008); MAMbo, Bologna (con Cesare Pietroiusti, 2008); Palazzo Ducale, Mantua (2009); Museion, Bolzano (with Massimo Bartolini, 2011).

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Stefano Arienti: Opere dal 1988 ad oggi
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01 Sep 2021 - 02 Oct 2021
Studio Guenzani
Milan
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Les Amis
A collective show celebrating solidarity in the independent cultural scene
15 Sep 2021 - 30 Sep 2021
Milan Artist Run Space – MARS
Milan
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